JMAS-102 Kennedy Administration and Europe

Documents from 20 April 1961 to 28 October 1963

Identity Statement

Reference Code
JMAS-102
Complete Reference Code
JMAS.K-01-102
Original Record Code
WHITE HOUSE CENTRAL MAIN FILE 1918,- PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS OF JFK:WHSCF:F6-6-11-8-1
Extent and Medium

43

Physical Medium

Paper

Reference Archivists

Carr, Mary

Content and Structure

Abstract

File containing material relating to John F. Kennedy's dealings with Jean Monnet, and those of key figures of his administration such as McGeorge Bundy and George Ball, includes: letter of introduction to Max Kohnstamm, member of Dutch delegation at the ECSC Treaty negotiations, sent from Jean Monnet to McGeorge Bundy,- invitation from CBS News to McGeorge Bundy inviting him to preview a programme on Monnet, entitled "Mr Europe and the Common Market",- letter from McGeorge Bundy to Jean Monnet encouraging him to write his memoirs as they would be of special interest in the US,- material concerning a TV programme on the "Threat of War and how to find Peace", to which Jean Monnet and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer made a contribution, CBS wanted President to participate, includes transcipt of interview with Monnet speaks of Atlantic partnership, but first must get Europe united economically, politically and militarily. Konrad Adenauer spoke of German unification and and disarmament,- letter from Jean Monnet to John F. Kennedy congratulating him on speech where he spoke of his goal of a partnership between US and a uniting Europe,- letter from John F. Kennedy to Jean Monnet on his recieving the Freedom Award, speaks of his contribution to unity in Europe and emphasises need for US and Europe to work together to face problems threatening peace and to defend the West,- letter from Jean Monnet to McGeorge Bundy feels Kennedy's visit to Berlin is a good idea as it is good for people of Europe to hear President speaking about a partnership of equals.

Conditions of Access and Use

Languages

English

Type of Archival Materials

Textual

Allied Materials

Location of Originals

The originals are held in various Archives and Presidential Libraries in the USA

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