JFK was shown a scale model of the proposed National Cultural Center as part of a White House luncheon on October 8, 1963. The complex was later named the Kennedy Center.
On July 8, 1963, Australian Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies visited the White House for meetings with President Kennedy and for an official state luncheon.
JFK meets with the British Admiral of the Fleet, the Earl Mountbatten, in the Oval Office to discuss plans for a NATO multilateral force and supplying the British with Polaris submarines.
Bromley Smith was a long-time NSC staffer. He was appointed to the NSC Staff in 1953 by President Eisenhower and rose to become the NSC’s Executive Secretary in the Kennedy administration. He stayed in the position until his retirement in 1980.
President Kennedy addressed the graduating class of the FBI National Academy held at the Departmental Auditorium (now known as the Andrew W.. Mellon Auditorium) on October 31, 1962 from 11:20 – 11:35 AM.
In an Oval Office ceremony, President Kennedy signed the Agency for International Development’s contract with the National Rural Electrification Cooperation Association, an initiative to provide assistance in establishing world electric systems in Latin American countries.
President Kennedy held his 60th news conference on August 20, 1963.
President Kennedy awarded a special medal to comedian Bob Hope in recognition of his services to the nation and the cause of world peace in a White House ceremony on September 11, 1963.
JFK met with the King of Laos, His Majesty Sri Savang Vatthana, at the White House on 25 and 27 February 1963.
This photo in the archives of the Richard Nixon Library claims to show the closet that LBJ’s secret White House tapes recording system was installed in.
This is President John F. Kennedy’s Dictaphone machine that he used to dictate speeches, memoranda, and notes as well as to record some of his telephone calls in his collection of secret White House tapes. It’s one of the artifacts in the holdings of the JFK Library & Museum.
On June 10, 1963, President Kennedy delivered the commencement address at American University on the John M. Reeves Athletic Field.
President Kennedy held his 51st presidential press conference at 11am on March 6, 1963, in the State Department Auditorium.
West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer arrived at the White House for a two-day state visit on November 14, 1962.
In May 1972, President Nixon ventured to Moscow to meet with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev for the Moscow Summit.