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Highlights of LBJ's Telephone Conversations:
November 1964 - December 1964

HIGHLIGHTED TOPICS APPEAR IN BOLD PRINT

 

Citation No.: 6106
Speaker: DEAN RUSK
Tape: WH6411.01             Program No.: 6
Length: 1:02

Date: 11/01/64
Time: 6:58P
Place:
To/From: T
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

Topics: RUSK REPORTS ON HIS PRESS BRIEFING ON VIETNAM FOLLOWING ATTACK ON US FORCES AT BIEN HOA AIRFIELD; JIM GREENFIELD CONTINUED TO BRIEF PRESS AFTER RUSK'S BRIEFING


Citation No.: 6108
Speaker: MCGEORGE BUNDY
Tape: WH6411.01             Program No.: 8
Length: 7:41

Date: 11/03/64
Time: 5:11P
Place: LBJ RANCH
To/From: T
Other Speakers:OFFICE SECRETARY
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "LBJ RANCH"; "SECRET" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; BUNDY ON HOLD 0:50; LBJ SOUNDS HOARSE, TIRED; OFFICE SECRETARY WISHES BUNDY HAPPY ELECTION DAY; LBJ TRANSFERS TO MOYERS AT END OF CALL

Topics: LBJ ASKS ABOUT VIETNAM SITUATION; BUNDY REPORTS JCS, WILLIAM BUNDY ARE WORKING ON PLANS FOR FUTURE ACTION, RECOMMENDS DELAYING DECISION UNTIL AFTER ELECTION; JOSEPH ALSOP'S, WALTER LIPPMANN'S VIEWS; ELECTION PROSPECTS; LBJ'S HEALTH; AUSTIN RALLY


Citation No.: 6109
Speaker: BILL MOYERS
Tape: WH6411.01             Program No.: 9
Length: 6:39

Date: 11/03/64
Time: ?
Place: LBJ RANCH
To/From: T
Other Speakers:TELEPHONE OPERATOR; OFFICE CONVERSATION
Transcribed:
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "LBJ RANCH"; "SECRET" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; LBJ SOUNDS HOARSE, TIRED; LBJ ON HOLD 0:28 WHILE CALL IS TRANSFERRED; OFFICE CONVERSATION BEFORE AND AFTER CALL

Topics: MOYERS GIVES LBJ REPORT ON ELECTION RETURNS, HEAVY TURNOUT; POLLSTER'S ANALYSES OF RETURNS; KANSAS; NEW YORK; RFK SENATE RACE; GEORGIA; HEAVY NEGRO TURNOUT IN SOUTH; RETURNS IN REPUBLICAN SAN ANTONIO PRECINCT; MOYERS' VISIT WITH WALTER JENKINS


Citation No.: 6121
Speaker: HUBERT HUMPHREY
Tape: WH6411.01             Program No.: 21
Length: 8:44

Date: 11/03/64
Time: 5:57P
Place: LBJ RANCH
To/From: T
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "LBJ RANCH"; "SECRET" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; LBJ SOUNDS TIRED, HOARSE

Topics: LBJ PRAISES HHH, HIS FAMILY; DISCUSSION OF REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN TACTICS ON BOBBY BAKER, WALTER JENKINS, BILLIE SOL ESTES; SCARE TACTICS AIMED AT MINORITIES; HHH'S ROLE WITH CONGRESS; JOHN PASTORE; ACTIVITIES AT RANCH TOMORROW; VIETNAM; MANDATE FOR LBJ, HHH


Citation No.: 6142
Speaker: ROBERT KENNEDY
Tape: WH6411.02             Program No.: 12
Length: 3:16

Date: 11/03/64
Time: 11:55P
Place: AUSTIN, TEXAS
To/From: F
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "AUSTIN"; "SECRET" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

Topics: ELECTION RESULTS; NEW YORK, OHIO, WYOMING, DELAWARE, PENNSYLVANIA, CALIFORNIA, NEW MEXICO, MARYLAND SENATE RACES; PIERRE SALINGER'S REQUEST FOR LBJ'S HELP LAST NIGHT; EDWARD KENNEDY'S VICTORY; RFK THANKS LBJ FOR HELP; LBJ SAYS NOTHING WILL DIVIDE THEM


Citation No.: 6143
Speaker: EDWARD KENNEDY
Tape: WH6411.02             Program No.: 13
Length: 2:48

Date: 11/04/64
Time: 12:04A
Place: AUSTIN, TEXAS
To/From: T
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "AUSTIN"; "SECRET" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT

Topics: LBJ AND KENNEDY EXCHANGE CONGRATULATIONS ON THEIR VICTORIES; PIERRE SALINGER'S LOSS IN CALIFORNIA SENATE RACE; MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR'S RACE BETWEEN JOHN VOLPE AND FRANCIS BELLOTTI; KENNEDY THANKS LBJ FOR HIS VISIT TO MASSACHUSETTS


Citation No.: 6166
Speaker: HARRY TRUMAN
Tape: WH6411.04             Program No.: 2
Length: 6:42

Date: 11/04/64
Time: 11:36A
Place: LBJ RANCH
To/From: T
Other Speakers:BESS TRUMAN
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "LBJ RANCH"; "SECRET" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; HARRY TRUMAN ON HOLD 0:35; BESS TRUMAN IS MEETING WITH HARRY TRUMAN AT TIME OF CALL

Topics: TRUMAN CONGRATULATES LBJ ON ELECTION; LBJ PRAISES TRUMAN, OFFERS HIM ANY ASSISTANCE, INVITES HIM AND HIS FAMILY TO WH; LOYALTY OF CLARK CLIFFORD, OTHER TRUMAN ASSOCIATES; LBJ THANKS BESS TRUMAN FOR THEIR HELP, RENEWS OFFER OF MEDICAL, TRAVEL ASSISTANCE


Citation No.: 6203
Speaker: MIKE MANSFIELD
Tape: WH6411.07             Program No.: 1
Length: 14:53

Date: 11/05/64
Time: 10:37A
Place: LBJ RANCH
To/From: T
Other Speakers:HUBERT HUMPHREY; ROSS BASS; JOE MONTOYA; FRED HARRIS; ROBERT KENNEDY
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "LBJ RANCH"; "SECRET" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; HHH IS MEETING WITH LBJ; BASS, MONTOYA, HARRIS, RFK ARE MEETING WITH MANSFIELD AT TIME OF CALL; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

Topics: ELECTION RESULTS IN TENNESSEE, NEW MEXICO, OKLAHOMA, MONTANA, NEW YORK, MASSACHUSETTS; CALLERS TEASE HHH ABOUT HIS WESTERN ATTIRE; LBJ GREETS MONTOYA IN SPANISH; DELEGATION TO INAUGURATION IN MEXICO; EVERETT DIRKSEN'S HEALTH; POSSIBLE MEETING ON VIETNAM


Citation No.: 6204
Speaker: MIKE MANSFIELD
Tape: WH6411.07             Program No.: 2
Length: 1:38

Date: 11/05/64
Time: 10:37A
Place: LBJ RANCH
To/From: T
Other Speakers:HUBERT HUMPHREY; ROBERT KENNEDY
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "LBJ RANCH"; "SECRET" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; HHH IS MEETING WITH LBJ; RFK IS MEETING WITH MANSFIELD AT TIME OF CALL; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO

Topics: RFK REQUESTS MEETING WITH LBJ ABOUT VIETNAM; LBJ AND MANSFIELD CONTINUE TO TEASE HHH ABOUT WEARING WESTERN ATTIRE YESTERDAY; MONTANA ELECTION RESULTS


Citation No.: 6232
Speaker: MARY LASKER
Tape: WH6411.08             Program No.: 13
Length: 4:44

Date: 11/05/64
Time: 2:42P
Place: LBJ RANCH
To/From: T
Other Speakers:LADY BIRD JOHNSON
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "LBJ RANCH"; "SECRET" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; LADY BIRD JOHNSON IS MEETING WITH LBJ AT TIME OF CALL; LASKER IS DIFFICULT TO HEAR

Topics: LASKER CONGRATULATES LBJ ON ELECTION; LBJ TEASES ABOUT HIS JEALOUSY OF ADLAI STEVENSON AND HHH; MICHAEL DEBAKEY'S ANSWERS TO STORY ON HEART ATTACK SURVIVAL RATES; LADY BIRD JOHNSON ASKS LASKER FOR HER HELP ON FUTURE ACTIVITIES AS FIRST LADY


Citation No.: 6234
Speaker: ROBERT MCNAMARA
Tape: WH6411.08             Program No.: 15
Length: 5:45

Date: 11/05/64
Time: 2:48P
Place: LBJ RANCH
To/From: T
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "LBJ RANCH"; "SECRET" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO

Topics: LBJ THANKS MCNAMARA FOR HELP IN CAMPAIGN; ELECTION RESULTS IN TEXAS AND ORLANDO, FLORIDA; JOHN CONNALLY; RALPH YARBOROUGH'S DEFEAT OF GEORGE BUSH; RECRUITING NEW TALENT FOR GOVT VACANCIES; VIETNAM SITUATION AND POSSIBLE CHANGE IN US POLICY


Citation No.: 6239
Speaker: MARTIN LUTHER KING
Tape: WH6411.09             Program No.: 2
Length: 3:56

Date: 11/05/64
Time: 3:20P
Place: LBJ RANCH
To/From: T
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "LBJ RANCH"; "SECRET" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT

Topics: LBJ THANKS MLK FOR HIS SUPPORT AND SUPPORT OF NEGRO COMMUNITY, TELLS STORY ABOUT THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN; MLK CONGRATULATES LBJ, EXPRESSES OPTIMISM ABOUT FUTURE; LBJ ASKS MLK'S HELP WITH POVERTY PROGRAM, DISCUSSES LADY BIRD JOHNSON'S WHISTLESTOP CAMPAIGN


Citation No.: 6292
Speaker: ALLEN ELLENDER
Tape: WH6411.13             Program No.: 5
Length: 4:14

Date: 11/08/64
Time: 11:56A
Place: LBJ RANCH
To/From: T
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "LBJ RANCH"

Topics: ELLENDER DISCUSSES LOUISIANA ELECTION RESULTS, EFFECT OF CIVIL RIGHTS IN NORTHERN LOUISIANA; ELLENDER OFFERS LBJ HIS ADVICE ON VIETNAM AND NATO, EXPRESSES FEAR VIETNAM WILL BECOME ANOTHER KOREA, SKEPTICISM ABOUT EFFECTIVENESS OF US MILITARY MISSIONS


Citation No.: 6451
Speaker: DEAN RUSK
Tape: WH6411.28             Program No.: 2
Length: 6:17

Date: 11/23/64
Time: 12:24P
Place: HAYWOOD RANCH
To/From: T
Other Speakers:GEORGE BALL; ROBERT MCNAMARA
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "RANCH (HAYWOOD)"; GEORGE BALL AND ROBERT MCNAMARA ARE MEETING WITH DEAN RUSK AT TIME OF CALL

Topics: UPDATE ON PLANS FOR US-BELGIUM PARATROOP RESCUE OPERATION TO CONGO; LBJ ASKS ABOUT POSSIBLE REACTION OF US NEGROES, EXTENT OF US COMMITMENT; LBJ APPROVES PLAN; MCNAMARA REPORTS ON REACTION TO BASE CLOSINGS, THANKSGIVING PLANS; RUSK REVIEWS MILITARY PLANS


Citation No.: 6464
Speaker: MCGEORGE BUNDY
Tape: WH6411.28             Program No.: 15
Length: 7:00

Date: 11/23/64
Time: 9:54P
Place: LBJ RANCH
To/From: T
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "RANCH"

Topics: LBJ ASKS ABOUT REPORT THAT TSHOMBE WILL DENOUNCE US-BELGIUM HOSTAGE RESCUE OPERATION TO CONGO; BUNDY REPORTS TSHOMBE HAS GIVEN WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION; INABILITY OF UN, OAU, RED CROSS TO HANDLE CRISIS; POSSIBLE PRESS, US NEGRO REACTION; STATUS OF OPERATION



Citation No.: 6465
Speaker: DEAN RUSK
Tape: WH6411.28             Program No.: 16
Length: 1:25

Date: 11/23/64
Time: 11:18P
Place: LBJ RANCH
To/From: F
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "RANCH"

Topics: RUSK REPORTS THAT FIRST STAGE OF US-BELGIUM HOSTAGE RESCUE OPERATION TO CONGO HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL, THREE AIRCRAFT AND PARATROOPS HAVE LANDED; LBJ ASKS RUSK TO CONTINUE TO INFORM HIM THROUGHOUT NIGHT ABOUT PROGRESS OF OPERATION


Citation No.: 6467
Speaker: MCGEORGE BUNDY
Tape: WH6411.28             Program No.: 18
Length: 2:55

Date: 11/24/64
Time: 12:17A
Place: LBJ RANCH
To/From: F
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "RANCH"; BUNDY ON HOLD 1:30

Topics: BUNDY REPORTS THAT ALL PLANES HAVE LANDED SAFELY IN US-BELGIUM HOSTAGE RESCUE OPERATION TO CONGO AND US WILL MAKE JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT WITH BELGIUM IN AN HOUR; LBJ TELLS BUNDY TO GIVE HIM UPDATES THROUGHOUT NIGHT ON STATUS OF HOSTAGES, BELGIUM PARATROOPS


Citation No.: 6469
Speaker: MCGEORGE BUNDY
Tape: WH6411.29             Program No.: 1
Length: 4:10

Date: 11/24/64
Time: 3:05A
Place: LBJ RANCH
To/From: F
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "RANCH"

Topics: BUNDY REPORTS THAT US MISSIONARY PAUL CARLSON HAS APPARENTLY BEEN KILLED AND REBELS HAVE KILLED WHITES IN HOTEL IN STANLEYVILLE, BUT 5 US OFFICIALS IN CONGO ARE APPARENTLY SAFE; OVERALL MILITARY SUCCESS OF US-BELGIUM RESCUE OPERATION; PRESS REACTION


Citation No.: 6486
Speaker: DEAN RUSK
Tape: WH6411.31             Program No.: 1
Length: 14:09

Date: 11/26/64
Time: 11:57A
Place: LBJ RANCH
To/From: T
Transcribed: N
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "RANCH"; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

Topics: POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL US-BELGIUM RESCUE MISSION TO CONGO; NEED TO CONSULT RICHARD RUSSELL; DOMESTIC, AFRICAN REACTION TO MISSION; MLK; CRITICISM OF WH PRESS RELATIONS; GUANTANAMO, TONKIN GULF CRISES; COMPARISON OF WH PRESS CORPS AND FOREIGN POLICY PRESS


Citation No.: 6609
Speaker: HARRY TRUMAN
Tape: WH6412.01             Program No.: 9
Length: 2:48

Date: 12/14/64
Time: 10:10A
Place:
To/From: T
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "SUMMARIZED"

Topics: LBJ TEASES TRUMAN ABOUT BEING OUT LATE LAST NIGHT WHEN LBJ HAD TRIED TO CALL HIM, INVITES TRUMAN AND HIS FAMILY TO INAUGURATION AND OFFERS TO PUT BLAIR HOUSE AND GOVT SERVICES AT HIS DISPOSAL; TRUMAN ACCEPTS INVITATION AND THANKS LBJ FOR INVITING HIM


Citation No.: 6610
Speaker: DWIGHT EISENHOWER
Tape: WH6412.02             Program No.: 1
Length: 5:36

Date: 12/14/64
Time: 10:15A
Place:
To/From: T
Transcribed: Y
Restriction: OPEN

Comments: "SUMMARIZED"

Topics: LBJ INVITES EISENHOWERS TO INAUGURATION; EISENHOWER DECLINES BECAUSE OF MAMIE EISENHOWER'S DIFFICULTIES TRAVELING, DISCUSSES PRESS STORY THAT MISREPRESENTED REMARKS HE MADE; LBJ DISCUSSES WORKING WITH DWIGHT, MILTON EISENHOWER IN PAST; ROBERT ANDERSON


Citation No.: 6611
Speaker: NICHOLAS KATZENBACH
Tape: WH6412.02             Program No.: 2
Length: 7:04

Date: 12/14/64
Time: 11:30A
Place:
To/From: T
Transcribed: N Restriction: OPEN

Comments: TIME FROM DAILY DIARY; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

Topics: VOTING RIGHTS BILL; LBJ SETS GOAL OF 100% VOTING; WAYS TO IMPROVE VOTER REGISTRATION; POSSIBLE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT; HENRY REUSS' CHARGE OF DELAY IN CIVIL RIGHTS PROSECUTIONS; SUPREME COURT DECISION AFFIRMING CIVIL RIGHTS ACT; JOHN CONNOR; NEW IDEAS