Miller Center

John F. Kennedy - Dictabelt Recordings

2A.1 - Evelyn Lincoln and Operator (October 22, 1962)
Topics include: Gromyko public statement.


2B.1 - No Audio Available
Kennedy and unidentified
Topics include: Forthcoming Life article.



3A.1 - Evelyn Lincoln and Phil Reagan (September 10, 1962)
Topics include: Calling David McDonald.


3A.2 - Evelyn Lincoln and Robert Troutman (September 10, 1962)
Topics include: Auto accident in Los Angeles, 1960.


3A.3 - Kennedy and David McDonald (September 10, 1962)
Topics include: Appointment of Willard Wirtz as Secretary of Labor.


3A.4 - Operator and Pierre Salinger (September 10, 1962)
Topics include: Placing a call to J.C. Haggerty for Kennedy.


3A.5 - Unidentified (September 10, 1962)
Tape is garbled.


3A.6 - Kennedy and C. Douglas Dillon (September 10, 1962)
Topics include: Self-employed Individuals Retirement Act of 1962 (HR 10).


3A.7 - Operator and Operator (September 10, 1962)
Brief fragment of conversation.


3A.8 - Kennedy and unidentified (September 10, 1962)
Topics include: Guerrillas in Colombia.


3B.1 - Kennedy, John McCormack, Thomas E. Morgan and Carl Vinson (September 13, 1962)
Topics include: Congressional resolution on Cuba. (The first 1:20 of this conversation is a duplicate of the end of conversation 3A.8.)


4A.1 - Kennedy and Ross Barnett (ca. September 29, 1962)
Topics include: James Meredith and the University of Mississippi crisis.


4A.2 - Kennedy and Ted Sorensen (ca. September 29, 1962)
Topics include: Speech on the Mississippi crisis.


4B.1 - Kennedy and LeMoyne Billings (ca. September 1962)
Topics include: Missed plane connection and weekend plans.


4C.1 - Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Ross Barnett (ca. September 29, 1962)
Topics include: James Meredith and the University of Mississippi crisis.


4D.1 - Closed Recording.



4D.2 - Kennedy and Torbert MacDonald (ca. September 1962)
Topics include: Appointment for Monday morning.


4E.1 - Kennedy and Ross Barnett (September 30, 1962)
Topics include: James Meredith and the University of Mississippi crisis.


4F.1 - Kennedy and Ross Barnett (September 30, 1962)
Topics include: James Meredith and the University of Mississippi crisis.


4F.2 - Jack Rosenthal and Evelyn Lincoln (September 30, 1962)
Topics include: Report of the death of a British newsman, Paul Guihard, in Mississippi.


4F.3 - Robert Kennedy and Cyrus Vance (September 30, 1962)
Topics include: James Meredith and the University of Mississippi crisis.


4F.4 - Kennedy and Ross Barnett (September 30, 1962)
Topics include: James Meredith and the University of Mississippi crisis.


4F.5 - Kennedy and Ross Barnett (September 30, 1962)
Topics include: James Meredith and the University of Mississippi crisis.


4F.6 - Burke Marshall and Ramsey Clark (September 30, 1962)
Topics include: James Meredith and the University of Mississippi crisis.


4F.7 - Creighton Abrams and Robert Kennedy (October 1, 1962)
Topics include: James Meredith and the University of Mississippi crisis.


4G.1 - Creighton Abrams and Robert Kennedy (October 1, 1962)
Topics include: James Meredith and the University of Mississippi crisis.


4G.2 - Kennedy and Creighton Abrams (October 1, 1962)
Topics include: James Meredith and the University of Mississippi crisis.


4G.3 - Kennedy and Ross Barnett (October 1, 1962)
Topics include: James Meredith and the University of Mississippi crisis.


4G.4 - Kennedy and Archibald Cox (October 1, 1962)
Topics include: James Meredith and the University of Mississippi crisis.


4G.5a - Evelyn Lincoln and unidentified (October 1, 1962)
Fragment. Topics include: Reports President has left with hat in hand.


4G.5b - Evelyn Lincoln and Robert McNamara (October 1, 1962)
Fragment. Topics include: Trying to contact President Kennedy.


4H.1 - Kennedy, Cyrus Vance, and Robert McNamara (October 1, 1962)
Topics include: James Meredith and the University of Mississippi crisis.


4J.1 - Kennedy and Cyrus Vance (October 2, 1962)
Topics include: James Meredith and the University of Mississippi crisis.


4J.2 - Kennedy and Cyrus Vance (October 2, 1962)
Topics include: James Meredith and the University of Mississippi crisis.


4J.3 - Closed Recording.



4J.4 - Evelyn Lincoln and William H. Brandt (October 2, 1962)
Topics include: Jimmy Deakins with a visitor from Germany.


4J.5 - Evelyn Lincoln and Operator (October 2, 1962)
Topics include: Placing a call to the Duchess of Devonshire.


4J.6 - Evelyn Lincoln and Unidentified (October 2, 1962)
Topics include: Ordering envelopes from White House Supply room.


4K.1 - Evelyn Lincoln and Unidentified (October 1, 1962)
Topics include: Ordering envelopes from White House Supply room.


4K.2 - Evelyn Lincoln and Operator
Topics include: Incoming call from J. Robert Greenberg in Greenwich, Conn.


4K.3 - Kennedy and John McCormack
Topics include: Foreign aid bill.


4K.4 - Evelyn Lincoln and Unidentified
Topics include: Death of John P. Harrington of New York.


4K.5 - Evelyn Lincoln and Unidentified
Topics include: Death of John P. Harrington of New York; relay of information to Lawrence O'Brien's office.


4K.6 - Kennedy and Lawrence O'Brien
Topics include: Informs O'Brien of talk with McCormack.


4K.7 - Kennedy and Mike Mansfield
Topics include: Legislative matters.


4K.8 - Kennedy and Unidentified
Topics include: Self-employed Individuals Retirement Act of 1962 (HR 10).


5A.1 - Kennedy, John McCloy, and Dean Rusk
Topics include: Meetings with Kuznetsov and surveillance of Cuba.


5A.2 - Chester Clifton and Unidentified.
Topics include: Trying to arrange meeting with Kennedy for Francis of General Foods and S.H. Egbert of Studebaker at behest of Eisenhower.


5A.3 - Dean Rusk and Unidentified
Topics include: Negotiations of Cuba at the United Nations.


6A.1 - Kennedy and Edward Kennedy (November 7, 1962)
Topics include: Senatorial election in Massachusetts.


6A.2 - Kennedy and Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown (November 7, 1962)
Topics include: Gubernatorial election in California.


6A.3 - Kennedy and William Guy (Governor of North Dakota) (November 7, 1962)
Topics include: Elections in Midwest.


6A.4 - Kennedy and John Connally (November 7, 1962)
Topics include: Gubernatorial election in Texas.


6B.1 - Kennedy and John Connally (November 7, 1962)
Topics include: Gubernatorial election in Texas.


6B.2 - Kennedy and John Reynolds (November 7, 1962)
Topics include: Gubernatorial election in Wisconsin.


6B.3 - Kennedy and Evelyn Lincoln
Topics include: Office chatter.


6B.4 - Kennedy and Unidentified (November 17, 1962)
Topics include: Cuban sabotage plot report.


6B.5 - Kennedy and Unidentified
Topics include: Brief fragment.


6B.6 - Kennedy and Evelyn Lincoln
Topics include: Unintelligible.


6B.7 - Kennedy and Dwight Eisenhower (December 17, 1962)
Topics include: Skybolt background.


6C.1 - Kennedy and Dwight Eisenhower (December 17, 1962)
Topics include: Skybolt background.


7A.1 - Kennedy and Willard Wirtz
Topics include: New York newspapers strike and Boeing aerospace problems.


8A.1 - Kennedy and George Meany (February 28, 1963)
Topics include: Setting a date for a White House reception for labor leaders.


8A.2 - Kennedy and Ed Edmondson (February 28, 1963)
Topics include: Airline merger proposal for American and Eastern airlines.


8A.3 - Kennedy and Theodore Kheel (March 2, 1963)
Topics include: New York newspaper strike.


8A.4 - Kennedy and Robert McNamara (March 2, 1963)
Topics include: Surveillance of Cuba.


8B.1 - Kennedy and Robert McNamara (March 2, 1963)
Topics include: Surveillance of Cuba.


8B.2 - Kennedy and McGeorge Bundy (March 2, 1963)
Topics include: Surveillance of Cuba.


8B.3 - Kennedy and Robert McNamara (March 2, 1963)
Topics include: Surveillance of Cuba; surveillance of NATO fleet and of merchant ships.


8B.4 - Kennedy and Robert Kennedy (March 2, 1963)
Topics include: Stennis committee review of Bay of Pigs.


8B.5 - Kennedy and Robert Kennedy (March 2, 1963)
Topics include: Stennis committee review of Bay of Pigs; recent Gallup poll results.


9A.1 - Kennedy and Robert Kennedy (March 2, 1963)
Topics include: Stennis committee review of Bay of Pigs; recent Gallup poll results.


9A.2 - Kennedy and Carl Kaysen (March 4, 1963)
Topics include: Balance of trade.


9A.3 - Kennedy (March 4, 1963)
Topics include: Remarks to a group of foreign visitors.


9A.4 - Unidentified
Topics include: Fragment.


9A.5 - Kennedy and William Baggs (March 4, 1963)
Topics include: Proposed Inter-American exposition in Miami.


9A.6 - Kennedy and Robert Kennedy (March 4, 1963)
Topics include: John McCone's testimony and press stories; TFX and missile crisis.


9B.1 - Kennedy and Robert Kennedy (March 4, 1963)
Topics include: John McCone's testimony and press stories; TFX and missile crisis.


9B.2 - Kennedy and McGeorge Bundy (March 4, 1963)
Topics include: John McCone's testimony and press stories.


9B.3 - Kennedy and Arthur Sylvester (March 4, 1963)
Topics include: Review of prelude to Cuban missile crisis.


9B.4 - Kennedy and Unidentified
Topics include: Movie version of P.T. 109 story.


9B.5 - Kennedy and Willard Wirtz (March 6, 1963)
Topics include: New York newspaper strike.


9B.6 - Evelyn Lincoln and Unidentified
Topics include: Fragment.


9B.7 - Kennedy and George Burkley
Topics include: Kennedy's medication.


9B.8 - Evelyn Lincoln and Robert Kennedy (March 6, 1963)
Topics include: Robert Kennedy asks to talk with Kennedy before meeting with USSR ambassador.


10A.1 - Evelyn Lincoln and Robert Kennedy (March 6, 1963)
Topics include: Robert Kennedy asks to talk with Kennedy before meeting with USSR ambassador.


10A.2 - Kennedy and McGeorge Bundy (March 6, 1963)
Topics include: Report that Arkansas national guard personnel were involved in Bay of Pigs.


10A.3 - Kennedy and McGeorge Bundy (March 6, 1963)
Topics include: Report on Arkansas and Alabama national guard personnel were involved in Bay of Pigs.


10A.4 - Kennedy and Richard Helms (March 6, 1963)
Topics include: Report on Arkansas and Alabama national guard personnel were involved in Bay of Pigs.


10A.5 - Kennedy and Lawrence O'Brien (March 6, 1963)
Topics include: Congressional concern with subversion in Latin America; review of Bay of Pigs.


10A.6 - Kennedy and Clark Clifford (March 6, 1963)
Topics include: Impending article in Washington Post regarding Communications Satellite Corporation.


10A.7 - Kennedy and Nicholas Katzenbach (March 6, 1963)
Topics include: Communications Satellite Corporation


10B.1 - Kennedy and Nicholas Katzenbach (March 6, 1963)
Topics include: Communications Satellite Corporation.


10B.2 - Kennedy and Willard Wirtz (March 6, 1963)
Topics include: Unemployment figures.


10B.3 - Kennedy and Lawrence O'Brien (March 6, 1963)
Topics include: Issue of participation of Arkansas national guard in Bay of Pigs.


10B.4 - Kennedy and Henry Fowler (March 6, 1963)
Topics include: Location of IRS facility.


10B.5 - Evelyn Lincoln and Mary Wilder (March 6, 1963)
Topics include: Resignation of Philip L. Graham as an incorporator of the Communications Satellite Corporation.


11A.1 - Kennedy and George Ball (March 6, 1963)
Topics include: Cancellation of French official's visit.


11A.2 - Kennedy and Chester Clifton (March 7, 1963)
Topics include: Issue of participation of Arkansas National Guard in Bay of Pigs.


11A.3 - Kennedy and Adrian Fisher (March 7, 1963)
Topics include: Response to statement by Senator Thomas Dodd.


11A.4 - Kennedy and George Ball (March 7, 1963)
Topics include: International trade; wool, oil, pipe embargo, etc.


11A.5 - Kennedy and Nicholas Katzenbach (March 7, 1963)
Topics include: Civil rights in Mississippi and Louisiana.


11A.6 - Kennedy and Unidentified (March 7, 1963)
Topics include: Notifying Kennedy of death of Tom Shannahan in New York.


11B.1 - Evelyn Lincoln and Unidentified (March 7, 1963)
Topics include: Notifying Kennedy of death of Tom Shannahan in New York.


11B.2 - Kennedy and Myer Feldman (March 7, 1963)
Topics include: Brief fragment.


11B.3 - Kennedy and George Mahon (March 7, 1963)
Topics include: Speech in Congress by Mahon regarding intelligence briefings on Cuba.


11B.4 - Kennedy and Edward Kennedy (March 7, 1963)
Topics include: Edward Kennedy's speed reading course; prospective visit; JFK speech at Boston College on 4/19/63.


11C.1 - Kennedy and Edward Kennedy (March 7, 1963)
Topics include: Meeting with wool industry representatives regarding international trade.


11C.2 - Evelyn Lincoln and Unidentified (March 7, 1963)
Topics include: Fragment.


11C.3 - Kennedy and Robert Lovett (March 7, 1963)
Topics include: Lucius Clay report on foreign aid.


11C.4 - Evelyn Lincoln and Unidentified
Topics include: Arrival of a car; fragment.


12A.1 - Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. (March 8, 1963)
Topics include: Unidentified.


12A.2 - Kennedy and Robert Weaver (March 8, 1963)
Topics include: Proposal of a separate FHA authority for multi-family dwellings.


12A.3 - Kennedy and Robert Kennedy (March 8, 1963)
Topics include: Proposed B&O-C&O railroad merger.


12A.4 - Kennedy and Robert Wagner (March 8, 1963)
Topics include: New York newspaper strike.


12B.1 - Kennedy and Robert Wagner (March 8, 1963)
Topics include: New York newspaper strike.


12B.2 - Kennedy and Averell Harriman (March 8, 1963)
Topics include: B&O-C&O merger proposal.


13A.1 - Kennedy and Robert Lovett (March 9, 1963)
Topics include: Lucius Clay report on foreign aid.


13A.2 - Kennedy and Harold Hughes (March 9, 1963)
Topics include: Pending execution in Iowa; clemency appeal.


14A.1 - Kennedy and Harold Hughes (March 9, 1963)
Topics include: Pending execution in Iowa; clemency appeal.


14A.2 - Kennedy and Robert Kennedy
Topics include: Articles in Newsweek and Time magazines; school construction program on military bases in the South.


14A.3 - Kennedy and Edwin Martin (March 11, 1963)
Topics include: Presidential trip to Costa Rica.


14A.4 - Kennedy and Arthur Sylvester (March 11, 1963)
Topics include: Press interpretations of TFX hearings.


14A.5 - Kennedy and C. Douglas Dillon (March 12, 1963)
Topics include: IRS rules on expense accounts.


14B.1 - Kennedy and C. Douglas Dillon (March 12, 1963)
Topics include: IRS rules on expense accounts.


14B.2 - Kennedy and Paul B. Fay (March 12, 1963)
Topics include: Naval base closings; San Francisco as 1964 convention site.


14B.3 - Kennedy and Richard Goodwin (March 12, 1963)
Topics include: Presidential trip to Costa Rica.


14B.4 - Kennedy and Roswell Gilpatric (March 12, 1963)
Topics include: TFX hearings.


14B.5 - Kennedy and Lawrence F. O'Brien (March 12, 1963)
Topics include: (Military?) construction bill.


14B.6 - Kennedy and Arthur Sylvester (March 12, 1963)
Topics include: TFX hearings.


15A.1 - Kennedy and Dean Rusk (March 13, 1963)
Topics include: Disbursement of local currency payments to congressmen abroad.


15A.2 - Kennedy and David Hackett (March 13, 1963)
Topics include: U.S. hockey team loss to Sweden.


15A.3 - Kennedy and Unidentified
Topics include: Setting up a meeting prior to trip to Costa Rica; fragment of conversation.


15B.1 - Kennedy and Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (March 22, 1963)
Topics include: Prospective posting to Latin America for Samuel H. Beer; Schlesinger trip to England; Profumo scandal.


16A.1 - Kennedy
Topics include: Excerpt of JFK remarks to a visiting group (possibly MIT Sloan fellows); not a phone conversation.


16A.2 - Kennedy and Robert Kennedy (March 26, 1963)
Topics include: Fragmentary conversation about an unidentified congressional hearing, possibly TFX.


16A.3 - Kennedy and Robert S. McNamara (March 26, 1963)
Topics include: TFX hearings.


16A.4 - Kennedy and Robert Kennedy
Topics include: TFX hearings; Cuban exile raid.


16A.5 - Kennedy and William Tyler (March 28, 1963)
Topics include: Diefenbaker and a Rostow paper.


17A.1 - Kennedy and Robert V. Roosa (April 2, 1963)
Topics include: International monetary liquidity.


17A.2 - Kennedy and David Ormsby-Gore (April 2, 1963)
Topics include: Prospective JFK meeting with Harold Wilson.


17A.3 - Kennedy and Eugene Black (April 2, 1963)
Topics include: Lucius Clay report on foreign aid.


17A.4* - Kennedy and Sargent Shriver (April 2, 1963)
Topics include: Keeping CIA out of the Peace Corps.


17B.1* - Kennedy and Sargent Shriver (April 2, 1963)
Topics include: Keeping CIA out of the Peace Corps.


17B.2 - Kennedy and Robert S. McNamara (April 3, 1963)
Topics include: Use of polygraphs in tracing Defense Department leaks.


17B.3 - Kennedy and Louis Harris
Topics include: Polling on various subjects.


17B.4 - Kennedy and Unidentified
Topics include: Request for presidential interest in application of student to Harvard.


18A.1 - Kennedy and Walter Heller (April 4, 1963)
Topics include: Budget (conversation fragment only).


18A.2 - Kennedy and Ralph Dungan (April 4, 1963)
Topics include: Letter from Lucius Clay (conversation fragment only).


18A.3 - Kennedy and Unidentified
Topics include: Topic uncertain; possibly wage-price matter.


18A.3A - Evelyn Lincoln and Operator
Topics include: Notifies of an incoming call from Robert Troutman (not recorded).


18A.4 - Kennedy and Averell Harriman (April 10, 1963)
Topics include: Laos situation.


18A.5 - Kennedy and McGeorge Bundy (April 10, 1963)
Topics include: Laos (conversation fragment only).


18A.6 - Kennedy and Dean Rusk (May 6, 1963)
Topics include: Rusk's trip to Europe.


18A.7 - Kennedy and Edith Green (May 7, 1963)
Topics include: Education bill.


18B.1 - Kennedy and Edith Green (May 7, 1963)
Topics include: Education bill.


18B.2 - Kennedy and Dean Rusk (May 8, 1963)
Topics include: Voting line-up in the UN on an unidentified issue.


18B.3 - Kennedy and Robert Kennedy
Topics include: Administering the State Department; staff changes at Justice and FCC; Eduardo Mondlane.


19A.1 - Kennedy and Dean Rusk (May 16, 1963)
Topics include: Appointment of William Crockett; William Orrick; Haiti; trip to Scandinavia for LBJ.


19A.2 - Kennedy and Dean Rusk (May 16, 1963)
Topics include: Probably test ban negotiations.


19A.3- Kennedy and Gordan Cooper (May 16, 1963)
Topics include: Congratulations on orbital flight.


19A.4 - Kennedy and John McCormack (May 17, 1963)
Topics include: Congressional reception for Gordan Cooper.


19A.5 - Kennedy and Clinton Anderson (May 22, 1963)
Topics include: Agriculture; wheat legislation.


19B.1 - Kennedy and Clinton Anderson (May 22, 1963)
Topics include: Agriculture; wheat legislation.


19B.2 - Kennedy and Orville Freeman (May 22, 1963)
Topics include: Wheat policy.


19B.3 - Kennedy and Orville Freeman (May 22, 1963)
Topics include: Agriculture legislation.


19C.1 - Kennedy and Orville Freeman (May 22, 1963)
Topics include: Above continued.


19C.2 - Kennedy and George Aiken (May 22, 1963)
Topics include: Thanks for help on "the coffee thing".


19C.3 - Kennedy and Roswell Gilpatric (May 22, 1963)
Topics include: Positions of undersecretary and congressional liasion and public affairs at Defense.


19C.4 - Kennedy and George Meany (May 22, 1963)
Topics include: Thanks for help on "that Canadian thing".


20A.1 - Kennedy and Dean Rusk (May 27, 1963)
Topics include: Illness of Pope John XXIII.


20A.2* - Kennedy and George Smathers (May 28, 1963)
Topics include: Unidentified legislation and tax bill prospects.


20A.3 - Kennedy and Russell Long (May 28, 1963)
Topics include: Debt limit bill; 1964 election prospects; Louisiana politics and gubernatorial election.


20B.1 - Kennedy and Russell Long (May 28, 1963)
Topics include: Debt limit bill; 1964 election prospects; Louisiana politics and gubernatorial election; fragment only.


20B.2 - Kennedy and Dean Rusk
Topics include: Unidentified trip plans (conversation fragment only).


21A.1* - Kennedy and Jimmy Davis (June 3, 1963)
Topics include: Independent electors and 1964 election prospects.


21A.2 - Kennedy and LBJ (June 4, 1963)
Topics include: Decision of Juan Trippe to go ahead with supersonic transport plans.


21A.3 - Kennedy and Najeeb Halaby (June 4, 1963)
Topics include: Decision of Juan Trippe to go ahead with supersonic transport.


21A.4 - Kennedy and David Bell (June 4, 1963)
Topics include: Consortium aid to India.


21A.5 - Kennedy and C. Douglas Dillon (June 4, 1963)
Topics include: Pan American decision to take option on Concorde supersonic transports.


21B.1 - Kennedy and C. Douglas Dillon (June 4, 1963)
Topics include: Pan American decision to take option on Concorde supersonic transports.


21B.2 - Evelyn Lincoln and Operator
Topics include: Asks connection to John McCone for RFK (conversation not recorded).


22A.1 - Evelyn Lincoln and Operator (June 12, 1963)
Topics include: Asks for connection.


22A.2* - Kennedy and Carl Albert (June 12, 1963)
Topics include: Defeat of bill in House (probably public works bill) due to integration backlash.


22A.3 - Kennedy and Jimmy Davis (June 14, 1963)
Topics include: Close vote in Louisiana.


22A.4* - Kennedy and Allen C. Thompson (June 18, 1963)
Topics include: Civil rights situation in Mississippi (Thompson was mayor of Jackson).


22B.1* - Kennedy and Allen C. Thompson (June 18, 1963)
Topics include: Civil rights situation in Mississippi (Thompson was mayor of Jackson).


22B.2 - Kennedy and Wayne Hayes (June 18, 1963)
Topics include: Foreign aid bill.


22B.3* - Kennedy and Allen C. Thompson and Evelyn Lincoln (June 18, 1963)
Topics include: Civil rights situation in Mississippi.


22B.4* - Evelyn Lincoln and Allen C. Thompson and Operator (June 18, 1963)
Topics include: Trying to switch Thompson to an outside line to the Attorney General.


22C.1 - Evelyn Lincoln and Operator
Topics include: Notifies that Myer Feldman is back in the office.


22C.2 - Kennedy and Unidentified
Topics include: Unidentified legislative business; caller is in House Speaker's board of education.


23A.1* - Kennedy and George Meany (July 10, 1963)
Topics include: Issue of compulsory arbitration in unidentified labor dispute (possibly railroad work rules).


23A.2* - Kennedy and Oren Harris (July 10, 1963)
Topics include: Impending congressional action in labor dispute (possibly railroad work rules).


23A.3* - Kennedy and Warren Magnuson (July 10, 1963)
Topics include: Unidentified labor dispute (possibly railroad work rules); civil rights hearings.


23B.1* - Kennedy and George Smathers (June 4, 1963)
Topics include: Response to undentified right wing grievance; (possible second topic is railroad work rules dispute, although unclear); press criticism of JFK.


23B.2 -
Topics include:


23B.3 - Kennedy and C. Douglas Dillon (July 17, 1963)
Topics include: Topic unclear; possibly a development loan situation (conversation fragment only).


23B.4 - Kennedy and George Smathers (June 19, 1963)
Topics include: Foreign aid bill.


23B.5 - Kennedy and Russell Long (July 19, 1963)
Topics include: Foreign aid bill.


23B.6* - Kennedy and Dean Rusk (July 24, 1963)
Topics include: Nuclear test ban hearings.


23C.1* - Kennedy and Dean Rusk (July 24, 1963)
Topics include: Nuclear test ban hearings.


23C.2* - Kennedy and Harry S. Truman (July 24, 1963)
Topics include: Nuclear test ban treaty.


23C.3 - Kennedy and Najeeb Halaby (July 25, 1963)
Topics include: Supersonic transport development.


23D.1 - Kennedy and Arthur Sylvester (July 25, 1963)
Topics include: Furniture at Otis Air Force Base.


23D.2 - Kennedy and Godfrey McHugh (July 25, 1963)
Topics include: Furniture at Otis Air Force Base.


23D.3* - Kennedy and McGeorge Bundy (July 25, 1963)
Topics include: Timing of presidential speech on nuclear test ban treaty.


23D.4 - Kennedy and Dean Rusk (July 25, 1963)
Topics include: Nixon visit to de Gaulle; U.S. embassy property in Havana.


23D.5 - Kennedy and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach (July 25, 1963)
Topics include: James M. Landis and the IRS.


23D.6 - Kennedy and Clair Engle (July 25, 1963)
Topics include: Impending resignation of Edward Day as Postmaster General.


23E.1 - Kennedy and Edward Day (July 25, 1963)
Topics include: Impending resignation and search for successor.


23E.2 - Kennedy and Edward Day (July 25, 1963)
Topics include: Announcement of Day's resignation.


23E.3* - Kennedy and David L. Cole (July 25, 1963)
Topics include: Appointment as director of a civil rights community relations service.


24A.1* - Kennedy and Harry S. Truman (July 26, 1963)
Topics include: Nuclear test ban treaty.


24A.1A - Kennedy and Operator (July 26, 1963)
Topics include: Making connection with Willard Wirtz (item below).


24A.2 - Kennedy and W. Willard Wirtz (July 26, 1963)
Topics include: Railroad work rules dispute legislation.


24A.3 - Kennedy and Robert S. McNamara (July 26, 1963)
Topics include: Effort to enlist businessmen in unidentified project.


24A.4 - Kennedy and Unidentified
Topics include: Report of Cardinal Cushing's discussion of election of Pope Paul VI.


24A.5* - Kennedy and Dean Rusk (July 30, 1963)
Topics include: Arrangements for signing of the nuclear test ban treaty.


24A.6 - Kennedy and John McCormack and George H. Mahon (July 30, 1963)
Topics include: Defense budget cut.


24B.1* - Kennedy and Fred (Dutton?) (July 30, 1963)
Topics include: Lining up congressional delegation; occasion not identified, but is probably test ban treaty signing (conversation fragment only).


24B.2* - Kennedy and Dean Rusk (July 30, 1963)
Topics include: Lining up congressional delegation to the signing of the nuclear test ban treaty.


24B.3 - Kennedy and Robert S. McNamara (July 30, 1963)
Topics include: Delays in Senate on defense appropriations; impact of defense contract cuts on 1964 elections.


25A.1- Kennedy and C. Douglas Dillon (July 31, 1963)
Topics include: Unidentified situation with United Airlines; problems with aid to Peru.


25A.2* - Kennedy and Russell Long (July 31, 1963)
Topics include: Louisiana compliance with highway project integration order.


25A.3 - Kennedy and Operator
Topics include: Miscued call from John McCormack, intended for Kenneth O'Donnell (conversation fragment).


25A.4 - Unidentified and Operator
Topics include: Asks for an outside line (conversation fragment).


25A.5* - Kennedy and Claude Desautels (August 6, 1963)
Topics include: Federal jobs and integration.


25A.6* - Kennedy and Martha Griffiths (August 7, 1963)
Topics include: Tax bill.


25B.1* - Kennedy and Martha Griffiths (August 7, 1963)
Topics include: Tax bill.


25B.2* - Kennedy and Mike Mansfield (August 12, 1963)
Topics include: Nuclear test ban treaty.


25C.1* - Kennedy and Mike Mansfield (August 12, 1963)
Topics include: Nuclear test ban treaty.


25C.2 - Kennedy and Myer Feldman (August 13, 1963)
Topics include: Federal Communications Commission and "Lifeline".


26A.1 - Kennedy and Dean Rusk (August 16, 1963)
Topics include: Prospect of pres conference question on France and nuclear test ban treaty.


26A.1A - Evelyn Lincoln and Operator
Topics include: Operator brings Mrs. Lincoln up to date on President's recent calls.


26A.2 - Kennedy and LBJ (August 16, 1963)
Topics include: Possible appointment for Raymond Telles and the relative advantages to Texas and to California in the record of appointments.


26A.3 - Kennedy and George Ball (August 19, 1963)
Topics include: European merchant shipping to Cuba; aid to India; nuclear test inspection negotiations; U.S. forces in Europe.


26A.4 - Kennedy and Robert Kennedy
Topics include: Topic unclear; RFK requests chance to see JFK on matter (conversation fragment only).


26A.5 - Kennedy and Unidentified
Topics include: (Fragment only; repeated in its entirety at beginning of item 26B.1, below).


26B.1 - Kennedy, Herbert S. Walters, Frank G. Clement, and Robert S. Clement
Topics include: Appointment of Herbert S. Walters to serve unexpired portion of lat Senator Estes Kefauver.


26B.2* - Kennedy and John McCormack (August ?, 1963)
Topics include: Tax bill.


26B.2A - Evelyn Lincoln and Tazewell Shepard
Topics include: Asks for time to see President.


26B.3 - Kennedy and Archibald Cox (August 22, 1963)
Topics include: Tidelands issue with Louisiana.


26B.3A - Evelyn Lincoln and Arthur Goldberg (August 23, 1963)
Topics include: Inconsequential chatter before JFK comes on line inn item below.


26B.4 - Kennedy and Arthur Goldberg (August 23, 1963)
Topics include: Railroad work rules dispute.


26B.5* - Kennedy and J. William Fulbright (August 23, 1963)
Topics include: Nuclear test ban treaty hearings.


26C.1* - Kennedy and J. William Fulbright (August 23, 1963)
Topics include: Nuclear test ban treaty hearings.


26C.2 - Kennedy and Torbert MacDonald (August 23, 1963)
Topics include: (Foreign aid bill?); railroad work rules legislation.


26C.2A - Kennedy and Operator (August 23, 1963)
Topics include: Asks operator to get Frederick Dutton and then Willard Wirtz.


26C.2B - Kennedy (August 23, 1963)
Topics include: JFK's voice is heard very briefly and unintelligibly away from the phone immediately prior to the item below.


26C.3 - Kennedy and Louis Harris (August 23, 1963)
Topics include: Polling on various issues, including potential Republican opponents in 1964.


26D.1 - Kennedy and Louis Harris (August 23, 1963)
Topics include: Above continued.


26D.2* - Kennedy and Frederick Dutton (August 23, 1963)
Topics include: Nuclear test ban treaty hearings.


26D.3 - Kennedy and Lawrence O'Brien (August 23, 1963)
Topics include: Foreign aid bill; railroad work rules arbitration bill.


26D.3A - Kennedy and Operator (August 23, 1963)
Topics include: Asks for Willard Wirtz.


26D.3B - Kennedy and Operator (August 23, 1963)
Topics include: (Fragment of conversation only; probably miscues for following item).


26D.4 - Kennedy and Willard Wirtz (August 23, 1963)
Topics include: Railroad work rules dispute and arbitration legislation.


26D.5 - Kennedy and Unidentified
Topics include: Unidentified memorandum of conversation (conversation fragment only).


26D.6 - Kennedy and Unidentified
Topics include: Unidentified legislation (item is not only fragmentary but badly garbled).


27A.1 - Kennedy and Robert S. McNamara (October 10, 1963)
Topics include: Berlin access situation.


27A.2 - Kennedy and Robert Kennedy (August 10, 1963)
Topics include: Notifies that Ed (Lahey?) is in the hospital (fragment of conversation only).


27A.3 - Kennedy and Robert S. McNamara (October 10, 1963)
Topics include: Berlin access situation.


27A.3A - Kennedy and Unidentified (August ?, 1963)
Topics include: (Topic unidentifiable; mere partial sentence fragment; possibly McNamara).


27A.4 - Kennedy and Dean Rusk (August ?, 1963)
Topics include: Berlin access situation.


27A.5 - Evelyn Lincoln and Gerald G. Wagner (August ?, 1963)
Topics include: Wagner asks that a letter be brought to JFK's attention.


27B.1 - Kennedy and Wilbur Mills (August 11, 1963)
Topics include: Thanks for arrangements on JFK trip to Arkansas.


27B.2 - Kennedy and Lester B. Pearson (August 12, 1963)
Topics include: U.S.-Canadian labor issue.


27C.1 - Kennedy and Lester B. Pearson (August 12, 1963)
Topics include: U.S.-Canadian labor issue.


27C.2 - Kennedy and Unidentified and Evelyn Lincoln (October 12, 1963)
Topics include: (Conversation appears to be entirely off the phone, extremely fragmentary, and mostly unintelligible, although there is at least one reference to the Canadian Embassy.


27D.1 - William H. Tyler and Operator (October 12, 1963)
Topics include: Placing call to Basil Roberts, below.


27D.1A - William H. Tyler and Basil Roberts (October 12, 1963)
Topics include: Great Lakes maritime union situation.


27D.2 - Kennedy and Robert S. McNamara (October 16, 1963)
Topics include: Fred Korth and TFX issue.


27D.3 - Kennedy and Lester B. Pearson (October 21, 1963)
Topics include: Great Lakes maritime union situation.


28A.1 - Kennedy and Josip Broz Tito (October 24, 1963)
Topics include: Tito's New York trip.


28A.2* - Kennedy and Richard J. Daley (October 28, 1963)
Topics include: Lining up votes on the civil rights bill.


28A.3* - Kennedy and Charles Halleck (October 29, 1963)
Topics include: Vote on civil rights bill.


28A.4* - Kennedy and Mike Mansfield
Topics include: Economic assistance to Latin America; civil rights bill.


28A.5* - Kennedy and Operator (October 30, 1963)
Topics include: Call to Speaker of the House.


XXA.1 - Evelyn Lincoln and Jerome Wiesner
Topics include: Wiesner asks opportunity to speak to John McCone when he gets out of a meeting.


XXA.2 - Evelyn Lincoln, Angela Novello, and Robert Kennedy
Topics include: Trying to get briefing papers to RFK before his meeting with Milton Obote.


XXB.1 - Evelyn Lincoln, Operator, and Wiesner's secretary
Topics include: Notifies that unidentified person has arrived.


XXB.2 - Unidentified
Topics include: (mere fragment; possibly operator chatter; badly garbled and unintelligble).


XXB.3 - Unidentified and Operator
Topics include: Phone call for Priscilla Wear from Stanley Tretick.


XXB.4- Kennedy and Roswell Gilpatric
Topics include: Civil defense in Southeast U.S.


XXB.5 - Kennedy, Unidentified, and Evelyn Lincoln
Topics include: (appears to be recarding of office conversation; indistinct and often unintelligble; handling of unidentified crisis by press; reference to remarks by G. Mennen Williams).


XXX.A - Kennedy (November 28, 1962)
Topics include: Dictating memoranda to various staff members.


29.0 - Kennedy (November ?, 1963)
Topics include: Memoir entries: Political news, Latin America.


30.1 - Kennedy and John McCloy (October 22, 1962)
Topics include: Request to return to US.


30.2 - Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower (October 22, 1962)
Topics include: Cuban missile crisis update.


31.0 - Kennedy and Adlai Stevenson (October ?, 1962)
Topics include: Soviet buildup on Cuba.


32.1 - Kennedy and General Lucius Clay (October 23, 1962)
Topics include: Impact of Cuban missile crisis on Berlin situation.


32.2 - Evelyn Lincoln and Dean Rusk
Topics include: Request to see JFK.


32.3 - Kennedy and Roswell Gilpatric (October 23, 1962)
Topics include: Possible naval action, blockade of Cuba.


33.1 - Kennedy and David McDonald (September ?, 1962)
Topics include: Schedule for phone call.


33.2 - Kennedy and Walter Ruether (September ?, 1962)
Topics include: Possible nominee for Secretary of Labor.


33.3 - Kennedy and Willard Wirtz (September ?, 1962)
Topics include: Nomination for Secretary of Labor.


33.4 - Kennedy and George Meany (September ?, 1962)
Topics include: Arthur Goldberg resignation.


33.5 - Kennedy and Walter Reuther (September ?, 1962)
Topics include: Announcement of Wirtz as nominee for Secretary of Labor.


34.0 - Kennedy and Unidentified
Topics include: Cambodia.


35.1 - Kennedy and Mike Mansfield
Topics include: Tax legislation.


35.2 - Kennedy
Topics include: Dictated memo to Eugene Zuckert.


36.0 - Dean Rusk, U.Alexis Johnson, Mike Forrestal and Adlai Stevenson
Topics include: Aerial reconnaissance of Cuba.


37.1 - Kennedy and Lincoln White (October 26, 1962)
Topics include: Comments to the press concerning Cuban crisis.


37.2 - Kennedy and Joe ?
Topics include: Announcement on Cuban crisis.


38.1 - Kennedy and Dean Rusk (October ?, 1962)
Topics include: Requirements regarding missiles in Cuba.


38.2 - Kennedy and Operator (October ?, 1962)
Topics include: Call to General Taylor.


38.3 - Kennedy and Dean Rusk (October ?, 1962)
Topics include: Cuban requirements regarding removal of missiles.


38.4 - Kennedy
Topics include: Dictated memo on AID program.


38.5 - Kennedy and Adlai Stevenson
Topics include: Cuban blockade.


39.0 - Kennedy
Topics include: JFK dictation concerning entrance into politics.


40.0 - Kennedy
Topics include: Continuation of tape 39.


41.1 - Unidentified
Topics include: Sale of plane to UN.


41.2 - Kennedy and Dwight D. Eisenhower (November 28, 1962)
Topics include: End of Cuban missile crisis.


41.3 - Kennedy and Harry S. Truman (November 28, 1962)
Topics include: End of Cuban missile crisis.


41.4 - Kennedy and Herbert Hoover (November 28, 1962)
Topics include: End of Cuban missile crisis.


42.1 - Kennedy (?, 1959)
Topics include: Dictated letter to Joseph P. Kennedy on election and poll results.


42.2 - Kennedy
Topics include: Dictated letter to Jacqueline Kennedy on weekend in Rhode Island.


43.0 - Kennedy
Topics include: Dictated memo/memoir entry on French nuclear capability.


44.1 - Kennedy, Theodore C. Sorensen and Orville Freeman
Topics include: Farm bill.


44.2 - Kennedy and Dean Rusk
Topics include: Berlin stoning incidents.


44.3 - Kennedy and Robert S. McNamara
Topics include: Defense appropriations.


45.0 - Kennedy
Topics include: Dictated memos to: McGeorge Bundy, General Lyman Lemnitzer, Dean Rusk, and Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.


46.0 - Tape is completely blank; no recording whatsoever.



47.1 - Kennedy and Robert S. McNamara
Topics include: Defense appropriations.


47.2 - Kennedy and Eugene Zuckert
Topics include: Air Force budget.


47.3 - Kennedy and LBJ
Topics include: Robert Troutman resignation and possible replacement.


47.4 - Kennedy and Unidentified Senator
Topics include: Congratulations on passage of legislation.


47.5 - Unidentified and Operator
Topics include: Call from Sam Gallo to JFK.


47.6 - Gallenburg ? and Evelyn Lincoln
Topics include: Gifts for foreign Heads of State.


47.7 - Stanley Tretick and Evelyn Lincoln
Topics include: Look magazine article on JFK.


48.1 - Stanley Tretick and Evelyn Lincoln
Topics include: Look magazine article on JFK.


48.2 - Evelyn Lincoln and George Thomas
Topics include: President's schedule.


48.3 - Gallenburg ? and Evelyn Lincoln
Topics include: Gifts for foreign Heads of State.


48.4 - Hershel Loveless and Evelyn Lincoln
Topics include: Information for JFK.


49.1 - Kennedy and Unidentified
Topics include: Pending legislation.


49.2 - Kennedy, Unidentified, and Michael J. Kirwan
Topics include: Aquarium Bill.


50.1 - Evelyn Lincoln, Kennedy, and Operator
Topics include: Call to Charles Bartlett.


50.2 - Kennedy and Unidentified (?, 1962)
Topics include: James Meredith; civil rights.


50.3 - Kennedy and George Smathers (?, 1962)
Topics include: Signed bill; Southern Congressmen/Senators.


50.4 - Kennedy and Unidentified (?, 1962)
Topics include: Congratulations.


51.0 - Tape is completely blank; no recording whatsoever.



52.1 - Kennedy (November ?, 1963)
Topics include: Dictated memoir entry.