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APPENDIX B

GENERAL TOPICS LIST FOR
RECORDED TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS

 

General rules:* General Topics field includes no personal names and no country names except Vietnam (search Topics field instead)* Terms may be used in combination (e.g., "Appointments & Nominations" with "Judiciary" for judgeships, "Taxes" and "Legislation" for tax bills, "Arms Control & Disarmament" and "Treaties" for NPT)* Terms are listed in the General Topics field alphabetical order.* Terms may be used based on the contents of the Topics field and/or on the basis of a person's office or role, whether the person is identified in a Speaker field or in the Topics field.* Do not assign terms for PNOs which consist only of someone's trying to locate another person or contact him/her by phone.

PRIVATE TERM

USAGE NOTE

Africa

For Egypt (UAR), use "Middle East" instead

Agriculture

 

Appointments & Nominations

For appointments demonstrating a commitment to equality for Negroes and Hispanics, use "Civil Rights" also

Arms Control & Disarmament

 

Arts

 

Assassinations

 

Atomic Energy

Refers to peaceful uses only. For weapons, use "Arms Control & Disarmament" or "Defense"

Beautification

See also "First Lady," "Natural Resources"

Business

Use for matters affecting particular firms, industries or economic sectors, but use "Agriculture" or "Transportation" instead when appropriate. See also "Economics," "Labor"

Civil Disorders

 

Civil Rights

Includes appointments demonstrating a commitment to equality for Negroes and Hispanics, but not those involving women

Communist Bloc

Use for Sino-Soviet issues, international Communism, Cold War issues

Condolences & Greetings

 

Congressional Relations

Use for all conversations with or about members of Congress, individually or collectively, except those concerning a member's activities as a candidate for office (e.g., Barry Goldwater) rather than as a legislator (in such cases, use "Elections" and "National Politics" or "Texas Politics")

Consumer Affairs

 

Crime & Law Enforcement

 

Defense

 

Diplomacy

Use for international contacts or negotiations, with or without third parties, and for discussions of reports about such contacts. See also "Treaties"

Disasters

 

East Asia & the Pacific

Includes Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea (North & South), Micronesia, New Zealand, Taiwan. For Philippines, use "Southeast Asia" instead

Economics

Use for matters pertaining to national economy as a whole. See also "Business," "Labor"

Education

 

Elections

Includes conventions and specific races. See also "National Politics," "Texas Politics"

Federal Budget

 

First Lady

Use for all topics involving Lady Bird Johnson. Do not use for other First Ladies. See also "Beautification"

Foreign Aid

 

Health Policy

Includes Medicare

Hispanics

Refers to those in U.S., not Latin America or Iberia

Housing

 

Humor & Mimicry

Use for jokes, stories & anecdotes, mimicry of others

Immigration

 

International Economic Policy

Includes trade and monetary issues (currency, interest rates if in international context)

Investigations

Refers to both congressional and law enforcement agency probes

Invitations to LBJ

 

Johnson Family

Includes LBJ ancestors, Luci, Lynda. For Mrs. Johnson's ancestors, use "First Lady" instead

Judiciary

 

Labor

Includes strikes and other disputes, wages, employment conditions. See also "Business," "Economics"

Latin America

Use for Mexico, Caribbean, Central & South America

LBJ Personal

Use for all conversations between LBJ and family members or friends, unless the conversation concerns the friend's role (e.g., as legislator) rather than personal matters. Includes LBJ attire, finances (but use "Johnson Family" also if appropriate)

LBJ Reminiscences

 

LBJ Travel

 

Legislation

Use in connection with formulation and progress of legislation, legislative strategy

Middle East

Use for region from Egypt (UAR) to Turkey to Afghanistan (inclusive) and Arabian Peninsula

NATO

See also "Western Europe," "Middle East" (Turkey)

National Politics

Includes political matters in individual states besides Texas and those in more than one state. See also "Elections"

Natural Resources

Includes parks and wilderness, economic uses of resources. See also "Beautification"

Pre-Presidential

 

Presidency

Refers to the office/institution

Press Relations

Includes both print and broadcast media. Use for conversations with or about journalists, and for conversations concerning media coverage or reaction to it

Procurement & Disposal

 

Public Relations

Includes opinion polls, measures to influence the general public, groups or individuals more favorably toward LBJ or administration

Religion

 

Selective Service

 

Social Events

Use for events sponsored by President or family members, but not for casual or strictly personal contacts. See also "LBJ Personal," "Public Relations"

South Asia

Use for Bhutan, Ceylon, India, Kashmir, Maldive Islands, Nepal, Pakistan

Southeast Asia

Use for Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, North Borneo, Philippines, Sarawak, Singapore, Thailand

Space Program

 

Speeches

Use in relation to any statement except press conferences (for which use "Press Relations"), by LBJ or others

Taxes

 

Texas Politics

See also "Elections"

Transportation

 

Treaties

See also "Diplomacy"

United Nations

 

Urban Affairs

 

USSR & Eastern Europe

Use for East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Albania and countries east of those

Veterans

 

Vietnam

Use for all aspects of conflict except criticism of administration policy (for which use "Vietnam Criticism")

Vietnam Criticism

Includes all (hawks and doves) opponents/critics of administration policy

Welfare

Includes War on Poverty

Western Europe

Use for Finland, West Germany, Austria, Italy and countries west of those, and for Greece and Cyprus

White House Administration

Do not use for routine office communication, but do use for WH personnel and transportation matters

Women