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Speeches and other Media Uses by John F. Kennedy,
35th President of the United States,
1/20/61-11/22/63

Russell D. Renka

Speeches - pre-presidential (up to 20 January 1961):                                  Top

7/4/46 - Independence Day Speech 1946 text; source:  Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

7/15/51 - (disabled) Discussing the Need to Establish an Armistice Line in Korea (as Member of Congress), 1:15 in audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy from The American Presidency Project at University of California, Santa Barbara

for 1953 to 1959 - Below are two examples of numerous Kennedy senatorial speeches from these years.  For itemized yearly list, confer  source:  Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

2/1/53 - Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; former source:  Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

2/12/53 - Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy at the New England Luncheon of the National Democratic Women's Club of Washington D.C., February 12, 1953, text;  source:  Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

4/06/54 - Senator John F. Kennedy - "The Truth About Indochina", text file; source:  American Experience The Presidents John F. Kennedy PBS - Primary Sources

8/17/56 - (disabled) Address to the 1956 Democratic National Convention; former source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy from The American Presidency Project

7/02/57 - JFK LINK - jfk020757_on_imperialism, text; source:  JFK LINK - house_and_senate speeches

7/08/57 - JFK LINK - jfk080757_Algeria, text; source:  JFK LINK - house_and_senate speeches

5/30/59 - JFK LINK - jfk200559_US-India_Conference, text; source:  JFK LINK - house_and_senate speeches

1/02/60 - (disabled now) Announcing his Candidacy for President, U.S. Senate Caucus Room, audio; former source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy
        -Announcement of Candidacy for the Presidency, text and audio; source:  Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
        -JFK LINK - jfk_announce_candidacy, text; source:  JFK LINK - Speeches

1/14/60 - "The Presidency in 1960", text and audio; source:  Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

early 1960 (disabled) - Clip While Campaigning in West Virginia for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, video; former source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

7/15/60 - Address Accepting the Democratic Party Nomination for the Presidency, Los Angeles, CA at Democratic National Convention;  source:  Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
        - Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech at the 1960 Democratic National Convention, audio and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy
        - Democratic Acceptance Speech, audio; source: John F. Kennedy Memorial Page at its Photos and Speeches
        - 1960 Democratic National Convention Address, audio and text; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches G-L
        - Democratic National Convention Address, audio mp3 and text; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - John F. Kennedy Speeches

7/21/60 - JFK LINK - jfk210760_statement on opening of presidential campaign; source:  JFK LINK - Speeches (see more in my Sources about this site)

7/28/60 - JFK LINK - jfk280760_pres_conference in Hyannis Port, Mass; text; source:  JFK LINK - Speeches

9/12/60 - Houston Ministers Speech, American Rhetoric John F. Kennedy -- Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, Rice Hotel, Houston, Texas, video, audio and text; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches G-L; also (same source) American Rhetoric John F. Kennedy - Q & A Session Following Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, video, audio and text
            - Address of Senator John F. Kennedy to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, text and audio; source:  Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
            - Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, audio mp3 and text; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - John F. Kennedy Speeches
            - YouTube:  Rare video JFK 1960 Speech at the Houston Ministers; source: You Tube

9/14/60 - (disabled or deleted now--RDR, 2/16/08) Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech at 1960 N.Y. Liberal Party Convention, 5:23 in audio, from Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

9/26/60 - Speech by Senator John F. Kennedy, Zionists of America Convention, Statler Hilton Hotel, New York, NY, text (74217); source:  The American Presidency Project

9/28/60 - Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy, "Breakfast with Kennedy", Lawrence Hotel, Erie, PA, text (74255); Source:  source:  The American Presidency Project

10/14/60 - Remarks at the University of Michigan (proposing a Peace Corps), Ann Arbor, MI.; text only; source:  Selected Speeches - John Fitzgerald Kennedy at JFK Library

10/18/60 - Excerpts of Speech by Senator John F. Kennedy, American Legion Convention, Miami Beach, FL - (Advance Release Text), text: source:  The American Presidency Project

11/8/60 - Acceptance Speech by John F. Kennedy, Hyannis Armory, Hyannis, Massachusetts, text; source:  source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

1/09/61 - Address to the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, aka "City Upon a Hill"; Boston, Mass., text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library;
        - "City Upon a Hill" Address to the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, audio mp3 and text; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - John F. Kennedy Speeches
        - Address to a Joint Convention of the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, audio and text; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches G-L

Speeches - presidential term (20 January 1961 to 22 November 1963):              Top

1/20/61 - Inaugural Address in Audio only and Video, East Side of U.S. Capitol; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library;
            - Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961, East side of U.S. Capitol; audio mp3 (15:31 min) and text; source:  Miller Center John F. Kennedy Speeches
            - Inaugural Address (following Oath of Office), audio/video, and Inaugural Address, text; sources:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy and text link from audio site
            - American Rhetoric John F. Kennedy -- Inaugural Address, video, audio mp3 and text; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches G-L
            - jfkinaug61.asx with 13:55 audio excerpt; source:  The Authentic History Center 1960s Speeches page 1
            - John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address, 1961, text; source: Bartleby's Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States

1/30/61 - 1961 Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union Address (clip), audio with text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

3/01/61 - Statement Upon Establishing the Peace Corps, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
            - Establishing the Peace Corps (Executive Order 10924), audio mp3  (1:21 min) and text; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - John F. Kennedy Speeches
            - The President's News Conference of March 1st, 1961, audio with text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

3/13/61 - Address at a White House Reception for Members of Congress and for the Diplomatic Corps of the Latin American Republics, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

4/12/61 - JFK on the Soviet threat, 0:28 video preceded by 10-15 second commercial; source:  The History Channel Video Gallery

4/20/61 - Address to the American Association of Newspaper Editors on Bay of Pigs failure, Statler Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C.; text plus audio clip; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

4/21/61 -The President's News Conference of April 21, 1961 (on Cuba), audio with text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

4/27/61 - The President and the Press- Address Before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
        - "The President and the Press" to The American Newspaper Publishers Association, audio mp3 (19:12 min) and text; source:  Miller Center John F. Kennedy Speeches
        - "The President and the Press", audio with text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy
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