Miller Center

John F. Kennedy - Meeting Recordings October 1962

Below are Kennedy's meeting recordings from October, 1962. Return to the Kennedy Presidential Recordings page for other recordings.

To view transcripts of these recordings, click the appropriate date below. These transcripts were produced by the scholars in the Miller Center's Presidential Recordings Program.

Tape 27.1

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October 2, 1962

Meeting on the Budget and Tax Cut Proposal

Tape 27.2

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October 2, 1962

Conversation with Kenneth O'Donnell and Cyrus Vance

Tape 27A

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October 8, 1962

Meeting on the Budget

Tape 28

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October 16, 1962

Meeting on the Cuban Missile Crisis
Meeting on the Cuban Missile Crisis (starting at 68:50)

Tape 28A

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October 16, 1962

Meeting on the Cuban Missile Crisis continued

Tape 29

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October 17, 1962

Meeting with West German Foreign Minister Gerhard Schroeder

Tape 30

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October 18, 1962

Cabinet Meeting on the Federal Budget for Fiscal Year 1964
Meeting on the Cuban Missile Crisis (starting at 43:10)

Tape 30A

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October 18, 1962

Meeting on the Cuban Missile Crisis continued

Tape 31.1

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October 18, 1962

Kennedy Summarizes a Late-Night Meeting on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Tape 31.2

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October 19, 1962

Meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Tape 32.1

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October 22, 1962

Meeting on Diplomatic Plans for the Crisis

Tape 32.2

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October 22, 1962

Meeting of Berlin Group on Crisis Planning

Tape 33.1

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October 22, 1962

NSC Meeting on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Tape 33.2

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October 22, 1962

Meeting with the Congressional Leadership on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Tape 33A.1

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October 22, 1962

Meeting with the Congressional Leadership on the Cuban Missile Crisis continued

Tape 34.1

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October 23, 1962

Executive Committee Meeting of the NSC on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Tape 34.1A

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October 23, 1962

Executive Committee Meeting of the NSC on the Cuban Missile Crisis continued

Tape 35.1

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October 23, 1962

Executive Committee Meeting of the NSC on the Cuban Missile Crisis continued

Tape 35.2

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October 23, 1962

Executive Committee Meeting of the NSC on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Tape 36.1

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October 23, 1962

Executive Committee Meeting of the NSC on the Cuban Missile Crisis continued
Discussion between President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy (starting at 22:18)

Tape 36.2

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October 23, 1962

Discussion between President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy continued

Tape 36.3

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October 24, 1962

Executive Committee Meeting of the NSC on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Tape 37.1-37.3

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October 24, 1962

Meetings with Staff and Congressional Leadership on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Tape 37.4

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October 25, 1962

Executive Committee Meeting of the NSC on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Tape 38.1

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October 25, 1962

Executive Committee Meeting of the NSC on the Cuban Missile Crisis continued

Tape 38.2

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October 25, 1962

Executive Committee Meeting of the NSC on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Tape 38.2A

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October 25, 1962

Meeting on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Tape 39.1-39.1A

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October 26, 1962

Executive Committee Meeting of the NSC on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Tape 40

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October 26, 1962

Meeting with Intelligence Officials
Meeting with Indian Ambassador Nehru about the Fighting between China and India (starting at 13:55)

October 27, 1962

Executive Committee Meeting of the NSC on the Cuban Missile Crisis (starting at 34:30)

Tape 41

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October 27, 1962

Executive Committee Meeting of the NSC on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Tape 41A

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October 27, 1962

Executive Committee Meeting of the NSC on the Cuban Missile Crisis continued

Tape 42

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October 27, 1962

Executive Committee Meeting of the NSC on the Cuban Missile Crisis continued
Executive Committee Meeting of the NSC on the Cuban Missile Crisis (starting at 36:18)

Tape 43

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October 28, 1962

Meetings on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Tape 44

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October 29, 1962

Meeting on the Cuban Missile Crisis

October 30, 1962

Meeting on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Tape 45

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October 31, 1962

Meeting on the Congo
Meetings on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Tape 46 track 1

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October 31, 1962

Executive Committee Meeting of the NSC on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Tape 46 track 2

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October 31, 1962

Meeting on the Ole Miss Crisis
General Office Noise
Informal Meeting with Llewellyn Thompson and Pierre Salinger