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John F. Kennedy - Presidential Recordings

In July of 1962, John F. Kennedy began secretly recording what would become roughly 260 hours of meeting and telephone conversations. The Kennedy collection of Presidential Recordings consists of Meeting recordings and Dictabelt recordings. The Meeting recordings are made primarily of conversations in the Oval Office and Cabinet Room. The Dictabelt recordings consist primarily of telephone conversations with occasional dictation included.

A finding aid is available to help navigate the Kennedy recordings and is available from our Presidential Recordings help page. If you already know which recordings you would like to listen to, or if you would simply like to browse the collection please use the links below to navigate.