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LANGDON P. MARVIN, JR. COLLECTION OF SENATOR
JOHN F. KENNEDY'S AVIATION LEGISLATION

MS 95-26

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Size: 1.0 linear feet

Literary rights:
Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Restrictions: None

Content note:
The Langdon P. Marvin Collection contains over 500 letters to and from John F. Kennedy, dated 1947-1958, chronicling Kennedy's efforts in aviation legislation including many original letters to Kennedy and copies of letters sent by him.  The collection is from the files of Langdon P. Marvin, Jr., an advisor to Kennedy on aviation issues.   It also includes memos, text of speeches and press releases, House and Senate bills, telegrams, magazine articles authored by Kennedy, and newspaper clippings.   These materials detail the progress of several bills introduced by Kennedy from the initial research stage through drafts, supporting speeches, attempts to win other legislators' votes, to press releases announcing the passage of the bills.  In some cases there are several duplicate copies of many of the letters.  Langdon P. Marvin, a godson of Franklin D. Roosevelt, worked with and for John F. Kennedy during the period of these papers.  He was the primary research person and author of Kennedy's air transport and mail subsidy legislation.

Acquisition: Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum

Processed by: JH, circa 1995; JEF, 7-8-1998

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