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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
        - Address to the American Newspaper Publishers, audio mp3 and text; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches G-L

5/25/61 - Special Message to the Congress on Urgent National Needs to Joint Session of the 87th Congress, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library;
           - The Goal of Sending a Man to the Moon, audio mp3 (7:56) and text; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - John F. Kennedy Speeches; NOTE:  Use latter source for audio link, as it's missing on text page.
           - The Decision to Go to the Moon President John F. Kennedy's May 25, 1961 Speech before Congress; source:  NASA's History Office; includes file links to Project Apollo
            - Special Message to the Congress on Urgent National Needs, audio with text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

5/31/61 - John F. Kennedy speaks at state dinner in Paris (accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris), 2:29 video preceded by 10-15 second commercial; source:  The History Channel Video Gallery

6/2/61 - Remarks and Question and Answer Period at the Press Luncheon in Paris, audio with text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

6/3/61 - John F. Kennedy speaks before summit meeting with Khrushchev, in Geneva during summit meeting, 1:08 video preceded by 10-15 second commercial; source:  The History Channel Video Gallery

6/6/61 - Radio and Television Report to the American People on Returning From Europe (Vienna summit with Premier Khrushchev), audio with text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

7/21/61 - Remarks Upon Signing Bill Providing for an Expanded Space Program, audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

7/25/61 - Radio and Television Report to the American People on the Berlin Crisis, The White House, audio and text; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library;
           - Radio and Television Report to the American People on the Berlin Crisis, audio with text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

9/25/61 - Address to the General Assembly of the United Nations ("Dag Hammarskjold is dead. But the United Nations lives."), audio and text; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
        - Address to the United Nations General Assembly, audio mp3 and text; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches G-L

11/16/61 -  University of Washington 100th Anniversary Program, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
            - University of Washington's 100th Anniversary; audio mp3 (17:22 min) and text; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - John F. Kennedy Speeches; NOTE:  Use latter site for audio access, as it's missing on the text page.

11/18/61 - Conspiracy Theories Speech text; source:  American Experience The Presidents John F. Kennedy PBS

12/6/61 - Address in New York City to the National Association of Manufacturers, audio with text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

12/7/61 - Address in Miami at the Opening of the AFL-CIO Convention, audio with text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

12/17/61 - Address at a Dinner at the San Carlos Palace in Bogota, Bogota, Colombia, audio with text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

1/11/62 -  Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, Joint Session of the 87th Congress, Second Session, in text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
            - review this - John F. Kennedy - Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, text; source:  Public Papers of the Presidents - 1962 from americanpresidency.org Public Papers of the Presidents

1/20/62 - Address at the Inaugural Anniversary Dinner (parody of the 1961 Inaugural Address), National Guard Armory, Washington, D.C.; text plus audio clip; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

2/7/62 - The President's News Conference of February 7, 1962 (Soviet nuclear testing), audio with text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

2/14/62 -  The President's News Conference of February 14, 1962 (release of Abel and Powers), audio with text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

2/20/62 - Remarks Following the Orbital Flight of Col. John H. Glenn, Jr., audio with text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy
            - John F. Kennedy on the first American to orbit the earth, 0:29 video preceded by 10-15 second commercial; source:  The History Channel Video Gallery

3/02/62 - Radio and Television Address to the American People: "Nuclear Testing and Disarmament", audio with text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

3/10/62 - Address at Miami Beach at a fundraising Dinner in Honor of Senator Smathers, audio with text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

3/23/62 - Address at the University of California, Berkeley, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

4/11/62 - The President's News Conference of April 11, 1962 (indictment of steel companies and price increase of steel), audio with text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

4/14/62 - Remarks Aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise After Observing Naval Maneuvers, audio, video and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

5/20/62 - Address at a New York Rally in Support of the President's Program of Medical Care for the Aged, audio and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

6/6/62 - Remarks at West Point to the Graduating Class of the U.S. Military Academy, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

6/11/62 - Commencement Address at Yale University, New Haven, CT, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
        - Commencement Address at Yale University, audio mp3 (30:45 min); source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - John F. Kennedy Speeches; NOTE:  Use latter site for audio access, as it's missing on the text page.
        - Commencement Address at Yale University, audio and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy
        - Yale University Commencement Address, audio mp3 and text; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches G-L

7/04/62 - Address at Independence Hall to state governors; text plus audio clip; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

7/23/62 - The President's News Conference of July 23, 1962 (on Berlin), audio, video and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

8/13/62 - Radio and Television Report to the American People on the State of the National Economy, audio, video and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

9/12/62 - Address at Rice University on the Nation's Space Effort, Houston, Texas, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
        - Address at Rice University on the Nation's Space Effort; mp3 audio and text; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - John F. Kennedy Speeches (use this site for audio link)
        - Address at Rice University in Houston on the Nation's Space Effort, audio and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy
        - Address on the Nation's Space Program at Rice University, video, audio mp3 and text; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches G-L          
        - JFK sets space challenge, Rice University 0:39 video preceded by 10-15 second commercial; source:  The History Channel Video Gallery

9/14/62 - Remarks at the America's Cup Dinner Given by the Australian Ambassador, Newport, R.I. on eve of Australian challenge in America's Cup; text plus audio clip; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

9/30/62 - Radio and Television Address on the Situation in Mississippi (James Meredith and Ole Miss riot), The White House; text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
            - Radio and Television Report to the Nation on the Situation at the University of Mississippi, audio and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

October 16 to 29, 1962 - The Cuban Missile Crisis - four RealAudio tape recordings, White House Oval Office, on deliberations during the Crisis 

10/22/62 - Radio and Television Report on the Soviet Arms Buildup in Cuba, The White House, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
        - Address on the Buildup of Arms in Cuba (announcing a naval quarantine on Cuba), audio mp3 and text; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - John F. Kennedy Speeches (use this site for audio)
        - Radio and Television Report to the American People on the Soviet Arms Buildup in Cuba, audio and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy
        - Cuban Missile Crisis Address to the Nation, video, audio mp3 and text; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches G-L
        - JFK on the Cuban Missile Crisis, with full 16:55 audio; source - The History Place - Speeches
        - jfkcuba62.asx, with 7:33 audio excerpt; source - The Authentic History Center 1960s Speeches page 1
        - Cuban Missile Crisis Announced, 0:53 audio and video; and Kennedy on the missile crisis, 1:34 video; source: The History Channel Video Gallery

11/2/62 - Radio and Television Remarks on the Dismantling of Soviet Missile Bases in Cuba, The White House, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

11/20/62 - Statement Announcing the End of the Cuban Naval Quarantine, at American Experience The Presidents John F. Kennedy PBS (see below under "Letters and other communications" for fuller context)

11/29/62 - Remarks at a Closed Circuit Television Broadcast on Behalf of the National Cultural Center, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

12/14/62 -  Address at the Economic Club of New York, New York City, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
        - Address to the Economic Club of New York, audio mp3 and text; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches G-L

12/17/62 - Remarks at the Pageant of Peace Ceremonies, Washington D.C., audio and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

12/17/62 - Television and Radio Interview- "After Two Years - a Conversation With the President", audio and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

12/29/62 - Remarks in Miami at the Presentation of the Flag of the Cuban Invasion Brigade, Miami, Florida, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

1/14/63 -  Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, Joint Session of the 88th Congress; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
            - Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, audio, video and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy
        - John F. Kennedy- January 14, 1963 - Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union; text; source:  Public Papers of the Presidents - 1963

4/19/63 - Remarks and Question and Answer Period Before the American Society of Newspaper Editors, audio and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

5/18/63 - Remarks in Nashville at the 90th Convocation of Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Stadium, Nashville, TN, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
        - 90th Anniversary of Vanderbilt University; audio mp3 and text; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - John F. Kennedy Speeches (use this site for audio)
        - Vanderbilt University Convocation Address, audio mp3 and text; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches G-L

6/4/63 - Remarks at the Opening Session of the World Food Congress, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

6/5/63 -  Remarks at Colorado Springs to the Graduating Class of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

6/10/63 - Commencement Address at American University (beginning of detente with Soviet Union), Washington, D.C., text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
            - American University Commencement on avoidance of war with USSR; Washington, D.C., audio mp3 (26:54 min.) and text; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - John F. Kennedy Speeches (use this site for audio)
            - Commencement Address at American University in Washington, D.C., audio and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

6/11/63 - Radio and Television Report on Civil Rights, audio and text; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library;
        - Radio and TV Report on Civil Rights as moral crisis; audio mp3 (13:31 min) and text; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - John F. Kennedy Speeches (use this site for audio)
        - Radio and Television Report to the American People on Civil Rights, audio and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy
        - Civil Rights Address, video, audio mp3 and text; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches G-L

6/26/63 -  Address at the Free University of Berlin, West Berlin, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

6/26/63 - Remarks at the Rudolph Wilde Platz, West Berlin (at the wall), text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library;
            - "Ich bin ein Berliner!":  Remarks at the Rudolph Wilde Platz, audio mp3 (8:36 min) and text; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - John F. Kennedy Speeches (use this site for audio)
           - Remarks in the Rudolph Wilde Platz, Berlin, audio and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy
           - Ich bin ein Berliner (I am a Berliner), video, audio mp3 and text; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches G-L
            - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum-Media Viewer; source:  Kennedy Library

6/28/63 - Address to the Irish Parliament, Dublin, Ireland, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library;
            - Address Before the Irish Parliament, text; Irish source:  http://ua_tuathal.tripod.com/kennedy.html

6/29/63 - Remarks at Eyre Square in Galway, Galway, Ireland, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

6/29/63 - Remarks at a Reception in Limerick, Ireland, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

6/29/63 - Remarks at Shannon Airport Upon Leaving for England from Ireland, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

7/26/63 - Radio and Television Address on the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, The White House; text plus video clip; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
        - Address on the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, The Oval Office; mp3 audio (25:24 min) and text; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - John F. Kennedy Speeches (use this site for audio)
        - Radio and Television Address to the American People on the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, audio and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy
        - Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Address to the Nation, audio mp3 and text; source:  American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank - Index of Speeches G-L

8/01/63 - Remarks at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; text plus audio clip; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

9/9/63 - Interview with the President Broadcast on NBC's "Huntley-Brinkley Report", text and video; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

9/9/63 - Report on Desegregation in the Schools of Alabama (addressing Governor George Wallace); text only (look for video at Civil Rights source sites); source:   American Experience The Presidents John F. Kennedy PBS

9/20/63 - Address to the General Assembly of the United Nations, text plus audio clip; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
            - Address Before the 18th General Assembly of the United Nations, audio and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

9/26/63 - Address in Salt Lake City at the Mormon Tabernacle, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
            - Address at the Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah; audio mp3 (27:17 min) and text; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - John F. Kennedy Speeches (use this site for audio)

10/7/63 - Remarks at the Signing of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

10/26/63 - Remarks at Amherst College (importance of the arts), Amherst, Mass., text only; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library;
            - Remarks at Robert Frost Library, Amherst College (importance of the arts), Amherst, Mass; audio mp3 (14:37 min.) and text; source:  Miller Center of Public Affairs - John F. Kennedy Speeches (use this site for audio)

10/31/63 - The President's News Conference of October 31, 1963 (on U.S. forces in Europe), audio and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

11/8/63 - Remarks at the Dinner of the Protestant Council of the City of New York, text and audio; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

11/14/63 - The President's News Conference of November 14, 1963, audio, video and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

11/21/63 - Remarks at Dedication of the Aerospace Medical Health Center, San Antonio, TX.; text only; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
        - Remarks in San Antonio at the Dedication of the Aerospace Medical Health Center, audio and text link; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

11/22/63 - Remarks Prepared for Delivery at the Trade Mart in Dallas (not delivered, preceded by assassination in Dallas); text only; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

11/22/63 - Remarks Prepared for Delivery to the Texas State Democratic Convention in Austin, TX (not delivered), text only; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

Press Conferences of President John F. Kennedy:           Top

    Press Conferences of President Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library has print transcripts of the 64 Kennedy press conferences dating from January 25, 1961 to November 14, 1963.  Only one has audio, although all 64 were televised live.  Two conferences with audio or video files are separately listed below.  See above in Speeches for several audio and text files of press conferences from Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy at The American Presidency Project.
    All press conference transcripts are available from Presidential News Conferences by The American Presidency Project.

4/21/61 - News Conference 10 on Cuba (Bay of Pigs), text only; source:  Press Conferences of President Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

4/11/62 - News Conference 30 on "steel crisis", text only; source:  Press Conferences of President Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

Presidential Debates - Kennedy v. Nixon, Fall 1960 presidential campaign            Top

First Debate - September 26, 1960 - Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon - First Joint Radio-Television Broadcast, Chicago, IL., text plus video clip; source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

EarthStation1.com - The Sights & Sounds of History - The Nixon - Kennedy Debates Video Page - Streaming RealVideo of the four Nixon - Kennedy presidential debates

Presidential Audio-Video Archive - First Kennedy-Nixon Debate, 9:22 in audio (not video--permitting comparison to preceding file); source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy

First Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate, full text; source:  Presidential Candidates Debates by The American Presidency Project

The Great Debate from MBC has kurtis.rm (analysis from Bill Kurtis of the first "Great Debate"), reflections-1.htm from those who were there, commentary.htm on "the Great Debate"; 92660transcript.htm, and bibliography.  Parent site is The Great Debate & Beyond: The History of Televised Presidential Debates.

Second Debate - October 7, 1960 - Second Televised Presidential Debate - Washington, D.C.; text plus video clip; source:  source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

EarthStation1.com - The Sights & Sounds of History - The Nixon - Kennedy Debates Video Page - Streaming RealVideo of the four Nixon - Kennedy presidential debates

Second Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate, full text; source: Presidential Candidates Debates by The American Presidency Project

Third Debate - October 13, 1960 - Third Televised Presidential Debate - Hollywood, CA., text plus video clip; source:  Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

EarthStation1.com - The Sights & Sounds of History - The Nixon - Kennedy Debates Video Page - Streaming RealVideo of the four Nixon - Kennedy presidential debates

Third Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate, full text; source: Presidential Candidates Debates by The American Presidency Project

Fourth Debate - October 21, 1960 - Fourth Televised Presidential Debate, New York; text plus video clip; source:  source: Speeches of John F. Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

EarthStation1.com - The Sights & Sounds of History - The Nixon - Kennedy Debates Video Page - Streaming RealVideo of the four Nixon - Kennedy presidential debates

Presidential Campaign Debate vs. Richard Nixon (clip), 5:37 in audio (not video); source: Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy by The American Presidency Project

Fourth Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate, full text; source:  Presidential Candidates Debates by The American Presidency Project

kennix60.asx, 5:36 audio clip; source:  The Authentic History Center 1960s Speeches page 1

Analysis of the debates on television is accessed at The Great Debate & Beyond: The History of Televised Presidential Debates, and The Great Debate  - 1960, with Bill Kurtis' analysis of the style of each debater in the seminal first debate of September 26 (directly accessed at  rtsp://68.20.194.82/realvideo/mbc/debates/kurtis.rm).  Also see JFK LINK - contents_joint_jfk_rmn from JFK LINK - Speeches on the debates and the surrounding campaign with numerous speeches.

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American Experience The Presidents John F. Kennedy PBS - Cuban Missile Crisis - This file includes letters on the Crisis from principals Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro.  It concludes with a November 20, 1962 "Statement Announcing the End of the Cuban Naval Quarantine" at John F. Kennedy PBS.

Sources (including primary documents):
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    The Kennedy Library has thoroughly changed its audio and video file access since launch of its new website on 23 March 2006.  This is its current access:  Home > Historical Resources > Archives > Reference Desk > Speeches > JFK >Speeches of John F. Kennedy.  This list covers one 1946 oration and then his senatorial "remarks" for 1953-1960.  Only one of these has audio (in 1958).  Following that are speeches and debates in the 1960 presidential campaign and presidential era speeches (from 20 January 1961 to 22 November 1963).  Nearly all are accompanied with audio or audio-video.  Notable speeches have parenthesized indications such as "City upon a hill" for the January 9, 1961 speech in Boston (Address of President-Elect John F. Kennedy Delivered to a Joint Convention of the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum).
    One can use a search protocol through citing dates and subjects (if known) from  Search - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum.  But results are discouraging, even when one knows the subject and date(s) of a speech. 
    Press Conferences of President Kennedy - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library has print transcripts of the 64 Kennedy press conferences dating from January 25, 1961 to November 14, 1963.  Only one has audio, although all 64 were televised live.
    Formerly available from the Library:   Selected Speeches - John Fitzgerald Kennedy had 39 Kennedy speeches from 1960 through 1963.   Also the Library's Sound Excerpts From Speeches and Presidential Recordings had sound clips of the many notable Kennedy speech excerpts in .wav files.  Also included were excerpts from Kennedy telephone logs.

Elsewhere:
        Miller Center of Public Affairs - John F. Kennedy Speeches has audio transcripts of 18 major speeches in chronological order with running time and brief descriptions of each speech.  Parent site is Miller Center of Public Affairs - Presidential Speeches.
    The  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - John F. Kennedy by The American Presidency Project has many audio and video excerpts from the Kennedy presidency, including the 1960 Democratic Convention acceptance speech.  Be aware of slow loading of transcripts.
    EarthStation1.com - The Sights & Sounds of History - The Nixon - Kennedy Debates Video Page - Streaming RealVideo of the four Nixon - Kennedy presidential debates has the four debates in full video.
    The JFK LINK - Speeches site has extensive coverage of the 1960 presidential campaign speeches of both Kennedy and Nixon, with 592 campaign speeches from Senator Kennedy alone.   It also covers all Public Papers of President John F. Kennedy for 1961, 1962 and 1963.  They consist largely of text transcripts of daily statements issued by the President or in the President's name, but also cover some important public addresses.
    The John F. Kennedy Quote Page has numerous excerpts of notable Kennedy statements, without links.  Many highlight the regular Kennedy use of antithesis.  But be warned:  it comes intact with voice files, as do its links out.
    C-SPAN's American Presidents Life Portraits- Kennedy has a variety of .ram files of and about Kennedy.
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