Miller Center

Lyndon B. Johnson - May 1965

Below are audio files of Lyndon Johnson's telephone conversations from May, 1965. Return to the Johnson Presidential Recordings page for other months or years. The Johnson Presidential Library hosts a searchable online database that can be used to search the over 6,000 conversations currently available.

To delve more deeply into the secret White House recordings, please consult the Miller Center's Presidential Recordings Program, where you will find more information about the White House recordings and the ongoing efforts to transcribe them.

May 1, 1965

7501 - White House Situation Room (WH6505.01)
7502 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.01)
7503 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.01)
7504 - Robert McNamara (WH6505.01)
7505 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.01)
7506 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.01)
7507 - Machine Noise (WH6505.01)
7508 - Robert McNamara (WH6505.01)
7509 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.01)
7510 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.01)
7511 - Robert McNamara (WH6505.01)
7512 - Robert McNamara (WH6505.01)

May 2, 1965

7513 - White House Situation Room (WH6505.01)
7514 - Pentagon Command Center (WH6505.01)
7515 - Pentagon Command Center (WH6505.01)
7516 - Signal Corps Operator (WH6505.01)
7517 - Machine Noise (WH6505.01)
7518 - W. Tapley Bennett (WH6505.01)
7519 - John Bartlow Martin (WH6505.02)
7520 - John Bartlow Martin (WH6505.02)
7521 - Machine Noise (WH6505.02)
7522 - Telephone Operator (WH6505.02)
7523 - Machine Noise (WH6505.02)
7524 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.02)
7525 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.02)
7526 - Telephone Operator (WH6505.02)
7527 - John Chancellor (WH6505.02)
7528 - W. Tapley Bennett (WH6505.02)
7529 - Machine Noise (WH6505.02)
7530 - John Bartlow Martin (WH6505.02)
7531 - W. Tapley Bennett (WH6505.02)
7532 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.02)
7533 - John Bartlow Martin (WH6505.02)
7534 - Signal Corps Operator (WH6505.02)
7535 - W. Tapley Bennett (WH6505.02)
7536 - Office Noise (WH6505.02)
7537 - Telephone Operator (WH6505.02)
7538 - George Reedy (WH6505.02)
7539 - Robert McNamara (WH6505.02)
7540 - George Reedy (WH6505.02)
7541 - George Reedy (WH6505.02)
7542 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.02)
7543 - Frank Stanton (WH6505.03)
7544 - William "Red" Raborn (WH6505.03)

May 3, 1965

7545 - John Bartlow Martin (WH6505.03)
7546 - Machine Noise (WH6505.03)
7547 - John Bartlow Martin (WH6505.03)
7548 - Machine Noise (WH6505.03)
7549 - John Bartlow Martin (WH6505.03)
7550 - Machine Noise (WH6505.03)
7551 - Jack Vaughn (WH6505.03)
7552 - Dean Rusk (WH6505.03)
7553 - Machine Noise (WH6505.03)
7554 - William "Red" Raborn (WH6505.03)
7555 - Larry O'Brien (WH6505.03)
7556 - Gardner Ackley (WH6505.03)
7557 - Machine Noise (WH6505.03)
7558 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.03)
7559 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.03)
7560 - John Bartlow Martin (WH6505.03)
7561 - John Bartlow Martin (WH6505.03)
7562 - Mendel Rivers (WH6505.03)
7563 - W. Tapley Bennett (WH6505.04)
7564 - W. Tapley Bennett (WH6505.04)

May 4, 1965

7565 - White House Situation Room (WH6505.04)
7566 - Dean Rusk (WH6505.04)
7567 - Karl Mundt (WH6505.04)
7568 - Machine Noise (WH6505.04)
7569 - Hubert Humphrey (WH6505.04)
7570 - Machine Noise (WH6505.04)
7571 - Mike Mansfield (WH6505.04)
7572 - Machine Noise (WH6505.04)
7573 - Cyrus Vance (WH6505.04)
7574 - John Stennis (WH6505.04)
7575 - John Stennis (WH6505.04)
7576 - Carl Hayden (WH6505.04)
7577 - Robert McNamara (WH6505.04)
7578 - Hubert Humphrey (WH6505.04)
7579 - Luis Munoz-Marin (WH6505.04)
7580 - Clarence Mitchell (WH6505.05)

May 5, 1965

7581 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.05)
7582 - George Mahon (WH6505.05)
7583 - George Smathers (WH6505.05)
7584 - Eugene McCarthy (WH6505.05)
7585 - Claude Desautels (WH6505.05)
7586 - Telephone Interference? (WH6505.05)
7587 - Lady Bird Johnson (WH6505.05)
7588 - Machine Noise (WH6505.05)
7589 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.05)
7590 - Thomas Mann (WH6505.05)
7591 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.05)
7592 - Machine Noise (WH6505.05)

May 6, 1965

7593 - Richard Goodwin (WH6505.05)
7594 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.05)
7595 - Charles Mohr (WH6505.06)
7596 - Nicholas Katzenbach (WH6505.06)
7597 - Thomas Dodd (WH6505.06)

May 7, 1965

7598 - Ralph Chadwick (WH6505.06)
7599 - Robert McNamara (WH6505.06)
7600 - Vance Hartke (WH6505.06)
7601 - Nicholas Katzenbach (WH6505.06)
7602 - Charles Roberts (WH6505.06)
7603 - Birch Bayh (WH6505.06)
7604 - Birch Bayh (WH6505.06)
7605 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.06)
7606 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.06)
7607 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.06)
7608 - Machine Noise (WH6505.06)

May 8, 1965

7609 - White House Situation Room (WH6505.06)
7610 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.06)
7611 - Telephone Operator (WH6505.07)
7612 - Dean Rusk (WH6505.07)
7613 - Machine Noise (WH6505.07)

May 10, 1965

7614 - George Mahon (WH6505.07)
7615 - George Mahon (WH6505.07)
7616 - Richard Goodwin (WH6505.07)
7617 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.07)
7618 - Nicholas Katzenbach (WH6505.07)
7619 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.07)
7620 - Machine Noise (WH6505.07)
7621 - Yolanda Boozer (WH6505.07)

May 11, 1965

7622 - White House Situation Room (WH6505.07)
7623 - Edward Kennedy (WH6505.07)
7624 - Thomas Mann (WH6505.07)
7625 - Edward Kennedy (WH6505.07)
7626 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.07)
7627 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.07)
7628 - Bill Moyers (WH6505.08)
7629 - Machine Noise (WH6505.08)
7630 - Bill Moyers (WH6505.08)
7631 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.08)
7632 - Robert McNamara (WH6505.08)

May 12, 1965

7633 - Adlai Stevenson (WH6505.08)
7634 - Robert McNamara (WH6505.08)
7635 - Robert McNamara (WH6505.08)
7636 - Andrew Goodpaster (WH6505.08)
7637 - Leslie Arends (WH6505.08)
7638 - Machine Noise (WH6505.08)
7639 - William "Red" Raborn (WH6505.08)
7640 - William "Red" Raborn (WH6505.08)
7641 - Everett Dirksen (WH6505.09)
7642 - Robert McNamara (WH6505.09)
7643 - Machine Noise (WH6505.09)
7644 - Office Secretary (WH6505.09)
7645 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.09)

May 13, 1965

7646 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.09)
7647 - Machine Noise (WH6505.09)
7648 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.09)
7649 - Machine Noise (WH6505.09)
7650 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.10)
7651 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.10)
7652 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.10)
7653 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.10)
7654 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.10)
7655 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.10)
7656 - Carl Sanders (WH6505.11)
7657 - Carl Sanders (WH6505.11)
7658 - Carl Sanders (WH6505.11)
7659 - Bill Moyers (WH6505.11)
7660 - Bill Moyers (WH6505.11)
7661 - Machine Noise (WH6505.11)
7662 - Patrick Sloyan (WH6505.11)

May 14, 1965

7663 - Thomas Mann (WH6505.11)
7664 - Thomas Mann (WH6505.11)
7665 - Machine Noise (WH6505.11)
7666 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.12)
7667 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.12)
7668 - Machine Noise (WH6505.12)
7669 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.12)
7670 - Machine Noise (WH6505.12)
7671 - Walter Reuther (WH6505.12)
7672 - J. Edgar Hoover (WH6505.12)
7673 - J. Edgar Hoover (WH6505.12)
7674 - Office Noise (WH6505.12)
7675 - Office Secretary (WH6505.12)
7676 - Machine Noise (WH6505.12)
7677 - Yolanda Boozer (WH6505.12)
7678 - Machine Noise (WH6505.12)
7679 - Nicholas Katzenbach (WH6505.12)
7680 - Office Noise (WH6505.12)
7681 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.12)
7682 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.12)
7683 - George Reedy (WH6505.12)
7684 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.13)
7685 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.13)
7686 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.13)
7687 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.13)
7688 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.14)
7689 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.14)
7690 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.14)
7691 - Alice? (WH6505.14)
7692 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.14)
7693 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.14)
7694 - Unidentified Male (WH6505.14)
7695 - Machine Noise (WH6505.14)
7696 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.14)

May 15, 1965

7697 - George Ball (WH6505.15)
7698 - Bromley Smith (WH6505.15)

May 16, 1965

7699 - Machine Noise (WH6505.15)
7700 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.15)
7701 - Machine Noise (WH6505.15)
7702 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.15)
7703 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.15)
7704 - Office Noise (WH6505.15)
7705 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.16)
7706 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.16)
7707 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.16)
7708 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.16)
7709 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.17)
7710 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.17)
7711 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.17)
7712 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.17)
7713 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.18)
7714 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.18)
7715 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.18)
7716 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.18)
7717 - Cyrus Vance (WH6505.18)
7718 - Cyrus Vance (WH6505.18)

May 17, 1965

7719 - Robert Anderson (WH6505.18)
7720 - Robert Anderson (WH6505.18)
7721 - Robert Anderson (WH6505.18)
7722 - Signal Corps Operator (WH6505.18)
7723 - Machine Noise (WH6505.18)
7724 - Luis Munoz-Marin (WH6505.19)
7725 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.19)
7726 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.19)
7727 - Luis Munoz-Marin (WH6505.19)
7728 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.19)
7729 - J. Edgar Hoover (WH6505.19)
7730 - Bromley Smith (WH6505.19)

May 18, 1965

7731 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.20)
7732 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.20)
7733 - Bruce Palmer (WH6505.20)
7734 - Cyrus Vance (WH6505.21)
7735 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.21)
7736 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.21)
7737 - Machine Noise (WH6505.21)
7738 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.21)
7739 - Luis Munoz-Marin (WH6505.21)
7740 - Machine Noise (WH6505.21)
7741 - Luis Munoz-Marin (WH6505.21)
7742 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.22)
7743 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.22)
7744 - Dean Rusk (WH6505.22)
7745 - George Ball (WH6505.22)
7746 - Machine Noise (WH6505.22)
7747 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.22)
7748 - Mohammed Reza Pahlavi (WH6505.22)
7749 - Unidentified Voice (WH6505.22)
7750 - Roberto Sanchez-Vilella (WH6505.22)
7751 - Roberto Sanchez-Vilella (WH6505.22)
7752 - Carl Sanders (WH6505.22)
7753 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.23)
7754 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.23)
7755 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.23)
7756 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.23)
7757 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.23)
7758 - Jaime Benitez (WH6505.23)
7759 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.24)
7760 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.24)
7761 - Machine Noise (WH6505.24)
7762 - Luis Munoz-Marin (WH6505.24)
7763 - Jaime Benitez (WH6505.24)
7764 - Bromley Smith (WH6505.24)
7765 - Carl Albert (WH6505.24)
7766 - J. Edgar Hoover (WH6505.24)
7767 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.24)
7768 - Telephone Operator (WH6505.24)
7769 - White House Garage (WH6505.24)
7770 - Machine Noise (WH6505.24)
7771 - Dean Rusk (WH6505.24)
7772 - J. Edgar Hoover (WH6505.24)
7773 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.25)
7774 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.25)
7775 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.25)

May 19, 1965

7776 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.25)
7777 - Dean Rusk (WH6505.25)
7778 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.25)
7779 - J. Edgar Hoover (WH6505.26)
7780 - J. Edgar Hoover (WH6505.26)
7781 - Robert McNamara (WH6505.26)
7782 - Hubert Humphrey (WH6505.26)
7783 - J. Edgar Hoover (WH6505.26)
7784 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.26)
7785 - Dean Rusk (WH6505.26)
7786 - Machine Noise (WH6505.26)
7787 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.26)
7788 - Luis Munoz-Marin (WH6505.26)

May 20, 1965

7789 - Cyrus Vance (WH6505.26)
7790 - Jaime Benitez (WH6505.26)
7791 - White House Situation Room (WH6505.26)
7792 - White House Situation Room (WH6505.27)
7793 - White House Situation Room (WH6505.27)
7794 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.27)
7795 - Robert McNamara (WH6505.27)
7796 - Bill Moyers (WH6505.27)

May 21, 1965

7797 - White House Situation Room (WH6505.27)
7798 - Joseph Keenan (WH6505.27)
7799 - Robert McNamara (WH6505.27)
7801 - John McCormack (WH6505.27)

May 22, 1965

7802 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.27)
7803 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.28)
7804 - Bill Moyers (WH6505.28)
7805 - Russell Long (WH6505.28)
7806 - Machine Noise (WH6505.28)

May 23, 1965

7807 - Cyrus Vance (WH6505.28)
7808 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.28)
7809 - George Ball (WH6505.28)
7810 - George Ball (WH6505.28)
7811 - Machine Noise (WH6505.28)
7812 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.29)
7813 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.29)
7814 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.29)
7815 - Abe Fortas (WH6505.29)
7816 - Bill Moyers (WH6505.29)
7817 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.30)
7818 - White House Situation Room (WH6505.30)
7819 - White House Situation Room (WH6505.30)
7820 - Cyrus Vance (WH6505.30)
7821 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.30)

May 24, 1965

7822 - Thomas Mann (WH6505.30)
7823 - Drew Pearson (WH6505.30)
7824 - Dean Rusk (WH6505.30)

May 25, 1965

7825 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.30)
7826 - Machine Noise (WH6505.30)
7827 - Dean Rusk (WH6505.30)
7828 - Machine Noise (WH6505.30)
7829 - Nicholas Katzenbach (WH6505.30)

May 26, 1965

7830 - Robert McNamara (WH6505.31)
7831 - Machine Noise (WH6505.31)
7832 - Dean Rusk (WH6505.31)
7833 - Bill Moyers (WH6505.31)
7834 - Machine Noise (WH6505.31)

May 27, 1965

7835 - Thomas Mann (WH6505.31)
7836 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.31)
7837 - Vance Hartke (WH6505.31)
7838 - Robert McNamara (WH6505.31)
7839 - Machine Noise (WH6505.31)
7840 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.31)
7841 - Machine Noise (WH6505.31)
7842 - J. Edgar Hoover (WH6505.31)

May 31, 1965

7843 - Cyrus Vance (WH6505.32)
7844 - Cyrus Vance (WH6505.32)
7845 - Cyrus Vance (WH6505.32)
7846 - Cyrus Vance (WH6505.32)
7847 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.33)
7848 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.33)
7849 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.33)
7850 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.33)
7851 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.33)
7852 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.34)
7853 - Machine Noise (WH6505.34)
7854 - McGeorge Bundy (WH6505.34)
7855 - Machine Noise (WH6505.34)
7856 - Cyrus Vance (WH6505.34)
7857 - Machine Noise (WH6505.34)
7858 - Cyrus Vance (WH6505.34)
7859 - Machine Noise (WH6505.34)