Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for October 6th:
President Jimmy Carterís Notes from his private meeting with Pope John Paul II, October 6, 1979.


President Jimmy Carterís Notes from his private meeting with Pope John Paul II, October 6, 1979.; Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, GA; National Archives and Records Administration.

During his first papal pilgrimage to the United States in October 1979, Pope John Paul II was welcomed to White House by President Jimmy Carter on October 6, 1979. The two men met privately in the Oval Office for an hour — President Carterís notes from that historic meeting are shown here.

Carterís notes and other gripping eyewitness acounts from U.S. History are part of the Eyewitness exhibit--travelling to museums nationwide through 2008.

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Patent Drawing for a Flying Machine

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Kennedy Signing the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

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