Miller Center

Presidential Recordings Program

Secret White House tapes, presented with transcripts and analysis from Miller Center presidential scholars

Between 1940 and 1973, six American presidents from both political parties secretly recorded just under 5,000 hours of their meetings and telephone conversations.

Through a combination of historical research and annotated transcripts the Presidential Recordings Program aims to make these remarkable historical sources more accessible to scholars, teachers, students, and the public. more →

New to the tapes?

The Miller Center provides easily accessible audio files and limitedtranscripts of these recordings. Although each presidential collection is slightly different, the audio files are available through the search or browsing by president. Read more about the program then visit Presidential Classroom for a wide selection of exhibits. Looking for guidance? Check out our help page.