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Highlights from LBJ’s Telephone Conversations:

May 1968 – January 1969

HIGHLIGHTED TOPICS APPEAR IN BOLD PRINT

Citation No.:  13104

Speaker:  TED SORENSEN (MP3)

Tape:  WH6806.01        Program No.:  4

Length:  9:22

   
 

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Date:  6/5/1968

Time:  6:35A

Place:  MANSION

Other Speakers:  STEPHEN SMITH; EDWARD KENNEDY

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  SHORTHAND NOTES ON SLIP WITH DICTABELT; "(ALSO TALKED TO STEPHEN SMITH & SEN. EDWARD KENNEDY)" ON ENVELOPE; EDWARD KENNEDY, STEPHEN SMITH ARE MEETING WITH SORENSEN AT TIME OF CALL AND ARE ALMOST INAUDIBLE; LAST PORTION OF CALL REPEATED ON CITATION #13106

 

Topics:  LBJ ASKS SORENSEN TO CONVEY HIS SORROW TO KENNEDY FAMILY ABOUT SHOOTING OF RFK, SAYS HE HAS ORDERED SECURITY DETAILS FOR ALL PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES AND THEIR FAMILIES; LEGISLATION AUTHORIZING SECURITY; LBJ EXPRESSES SYMPATHY TO SMITH, EDWARD KENNEDY

 

Citation No.:  13110

Speaker:  NELSON ROCKEFELLER (MP3)

Tape:  WH6806.01        Program No.:  10

Length:  4:49

   
 

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Date:  6/5/1968

Time:  9:30A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  SHORTHAND NOTES PRECEDE "CANDIDATES; POLITICS" ON SLIP ACCOMPANYING DICTABELT; ROCKEFELLER IS ALMOST INAUDIBLE

 

Topics:  DISCUSSION OF SECRET SERVICE PROTECTION FOR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES FOLLOWING SHOOTING OF RFK; PENDING LEGISLATION AUTHORIZING SUCH PROTECTION; ROCKEFELLER DISCUSSES HIS CAMPAIGN; LBJ OFFERS CAMPAIGN ADVICE DESPITE THEIR PARTISAN DIFFERENCES

 

Citation No.:  13113

Speaker:  EDWARD KENNEDY (MP3)

Tape:  WH6806.01        Program No.:  12

Length:  3:15

   
 

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Date:  6/6/1968

Time:  10:52A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  SHORTHAND NOTES PRECEDE AND FOLLOW "CONDOLENCES" ON SLIP ACCOMPANYING DICTABELT; "TRANSCRIBED" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; KENNEDY IS ALMOST INAUDIBLE

 

Topics:  LBJ EXTENDS HIS CONDOLENCES TO EDWARD KENNEDY AND KENNEDY FAMILY UPON DEATH OF RFK, OFFERS ANY SERVICES THAT GOVT CAN PROVIDE; KENNEDY THANKS LBJ


 

Citation No.:  13140

Speaker:  EVERETT DIRKSEN (MP3)

Tape:  WH6806.03        Program No.:  8

Length:  9:09

   
 

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Date:  6/25/1968

Time:  4:53P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  SHORTHAND NOTES ON SLIP ACCOMPANYING DICTABELT; POOR SOUND QUALITY; DIRKSEN IS DIFFICULT TO HEAR

 

Topics:  DIRKSEN DISCUSSES MEETING ON SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENTS, PRECEDENTS ON RECESS APPOINTMENTS OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICES; LBJ SAYS HE WILL NAME ABE FORTAS AS CHIEF JUSTICE, HOMER THORNBERRY AS ASSOCIATE JUSTICE; DIRKSEN REPORTS ON MEETING WITH "JOHN" DANAHER?

 

Citation No.:  13147

Speaker:  EVERETT DIRKSEN (MP3)

Tape:  WH6806.04        Program No.:  6

Length:  10:07

   
 

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Date:  6/27/1968

Time:  3:57P

Place:  MANSION

Other Speakers:

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Topics:  SAM ERVIN'S VIEW THAT ABE FORTAS CANNOT BE APPOINTED AS SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE UNTIL EARL WARREN RESIGNS; DISCUSSION OF SENATORS' VIEWS ON NOMINATIONS OF FORTAS, HOMER THORNBERRY; REPUBLICAN SENATORS' LETTER OPPOSING FORTAS' NOMINATION

 

Citation No.:  13201

Speaker:  RAMSEY CLARK (MP3)

Tape:  WH6807.01        Program No.:  1

Length:  11:30

   
 

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Date:  7/1/1968

Time:  4:26P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  SHORTHAND NOTES PRECEDE AND FOLLOW "FORTAS & THORNBERRY" ON SLIP ACCOMPANYING DICTABELT; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

 

Topics:  FBI, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE TO SITUATION IN MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI; LBJ SAYS HE WANTS DOJ STATEMENT THAT FEDERAL GOVT WILL INVESTIGATE ATTACKS ON JEWS, NEGROES; NEED TO GET SUPPORT FOR SUPREME COURT NOMINATIONS OF ABE FORTAS, HOMER THORNBERRY

 

 

Citation No.:  13214

Speaker:  JIM WRIGHT (MP3)

Tape:  WH6807.02        Program No.:  4

Length:  8:04

   
 

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Date:  7/24/1968

Time:  9:55A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "RE BILLBOARD LOBBY [LOBBY LINED THROUGH] LEGISLATION; PENALTY PROVISION IN, RANDALL AMENDMENT OUT"

 

Topics:  LBJ DISCUSSES HIS MEETING IN HONOLULU, ASKS ABOUT WILLIAM CRAMER'S ACTION ON BILLBOARD PENALTY PROVISIONS OF HIGHWAY AID BILL IN CONFERENCE COMMITTEE; TRINITY RIVER BILL; TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY LETTER TO LBJ; BELL LEASE AGREEMENT

 

Citation No.:  13222

Speaker:  RICHARD HUGHES (MP3)

Tape:  WH6807.02        Program No.:  12

Length:  12:46

   
 

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Date:  7/30/1968

Time:  8:46P

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

 

Comments:  "TO: MARY RATHER"; "I STARTED TAPING THIS AFTER HE WAS ON THE LINE. ESTIMATED TIME OF CONVERSATION WAS 8:46 [8:50 LINED THROUGH]-9:00P.M. DON'T KNOW PARTY...DBM"; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

 

Topics:  LBJ DISCUSSES NEED TO CONTINUE BOMBING NORTH VIETNAM, POSSIBLE NEW ENEMY OFFENSIVE, CANDIDATE HHH'S VIEWS ON VIETNAM; LBJ'S CONCERNS ABOUT EFFECT OF PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ON VIETNAM; RICHARD HUGHES' CONCERNS ABOUT VIETNAM; SOVIET PRESSURE ON VIETNAM

 

Citation No.:  13307

Speaker:  HUBERT HUMPHREY (MP3)

Tape:  WH6808.01        Program No.:  7

Length:  5:07

   
 

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Date:  8/18/1968

Time:  5:23P

Place:  LBJ RANCH

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

Comments:  "SUNDAY"; "SUMMARIZED"; DAILY DIARY LISTS TIME OF CALL AS 5:15P

 

Topics:  CANCELLATION OF POPE PAUL'S TRIP TO VIETNAM; HHH'S STATEMENT ABOUT VIETNAM ON FACE THE NATION; LBJ DISCUSSES INCREASED ENEMY INFILTRATION DURING BOMBING PAUSES; DEAN RUSK'S COMMENTS ON EUGENE MCCARTHY'S PROPOSED DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLATFORM PLANK ON VIETNAM

 

 

Citation No.:  13309

Speaker:  RICHARD NIXON (MP3)

Tape:  WH6808.01        Program No.:  9

Length:  15:13

   
 

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Date:  8/20/1968

Time:  11:22P

Other Speakers:  UNIDENTIFIED MALE; UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "B.1"; "SUMMARIZED" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; RECORDING IS BRIEFLY INTERRUPTED BY CONVERSATION BETWEEN UNIDENTIFIED MALE, FEMALE; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  LBJ'S MEETING WITH ANATOLY DOBRYNIN ON SOVIET INVASION OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA; US NEGOTIATIONS WITH USSR ON ARMS CONTROL ISSUES; THREAT OF SOVIET INVASION TO US INTERESTS; CRITICISM OF VIETNAM POLICY BY DEMOCRATS; NIXON'S CONCERN ABOUT COMMENTS BY HHH

 

Citation No.:  13313

Speaker:  CHARLES MURPHY (MP3)

Tape:  WH6808.02        Program No.:  1

Length:  3:01

   
 

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Date:  8/26/1968

Time:  8:04A

Place:  LBJ RANCH

Other Speakers:  JIM JONES

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "B-2"; "THEN LATER-CHARLES MURPHY"; "(MURPHY FIRST) [LINED THROUGH]";"--NOT SURE OF THE IDENTIFICATION ON THIS--OR SEQUENCE"; TIME FROM DAILY DIARY; JIM JONES IS MEETING WITH LBJ AT TIME OF CALL; CONTINUES ON NEXT 2 PNOS

 

Topics:  MURPHY READS HALE BOGGS' PROPOSED DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLATFORM PLANK ON BOMBING IN VIETNAM, SAYS HHH ACCEPTS IT; LBJ SAYS HE CANNOT ACCEPT PLANK THAT IMPLIES BOMBING WILL STOP, THAT IT MAY ENDANGER US TROOPS, SAYS HE DOES NOT WANT TO SPEAK DIRECTLY TO BOGGS

 

Citation No.:  13314

Speaker:  CHARLES MURPHY (MP3)

Tape:  WH6808.02        Program No.:  2

Length:  14:41

   
 

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Date:  8/26/1968

Time:  8:04A

Place:  LBJ RANCH

Other Speakers:  JIM JONES; HALE BOGGS

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "B-2"; "THEN LATER-CHARLES MURPHY"; "(MURPHY FIRST) [LINED THROUGH]"; "--NOT SURE OF THE IDENTIFICATION ON THIS--OR SEQUENCE"; TIME FROM DAILY DIARY; JONES IS MEETING WITH LBJ, MURPHY WITH BOGGS; CONTINUES WITH INTERRUPTION FROM PREVIOUS PNO, ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  BOGGS, JONES DISCUSS PROPOSED DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLATFORM PLANK ON BOMBING IN VIETNAM; BOGGS EXPRESSES CONCERN ABOUT DISAGREEMENT BETWEEN HHH AND LBJ, CHAOS AT CONVENTION IF PLATFORM COMMITTEE CANNOT REACH AGREEMENT; LBJ DISCUSSES PROPOSED PLANK WITH MURPHY

 

 


Citation No.:  13315

Speaker:  CHARLES MURPHY (MP3)

Tape:  WH6808.02        Program No.:  3

Length:  13:31

   
 

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Date:  8/26/1968

Time:  8:04A

Place:  LBJ RANCH

Other Speakers:  JIM JONES

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "B-2"; "THEN LATER - CHARLES MURPHY"; "(MURPHY FIRST) [LINED THROUGH]"; "--NOT SURE OF THE IDENTIFICATION ON THIS--OR SEQUENCE"; TIME FROM DAILY DIARY; CONTINUES FROM 2 PREVIOUS PNOS; LBJ IS MEETING WITH JONES; RECORDING ENDS BEFORE CONVERSATION IS OVER

 

Topics:  LBJ'S POSITION ON DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLATFORM PLANK ON HALTING ALL BOMBING IN VIETNAM; EFFECT OF BOMBING HALT ON INFILTRATION; INCREASED DANGER TO US TROOPS; LBJ READS DRAFT OF SPEECH HE MAY DELIVER TO CONVENTION; HHH'S VIEWS ON PLANK

 

Citation No.:  13320

Speaker:  MARVIN WATSON (MP3)

Tape:  WH6808.02        Program No.:  8

Length:  15:09

   
 

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Date:  8/26/1968

Time:  10:39A

Place:  LBJ RANCH

Other Speakers:  MACHINE NOISE; OFFICE CONVERSATION

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "IN CHICAGO"; 1:06 MACHINE NOISE AND OFFICE CONVERSATION PRECEDE CALL; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  WATSON SAYS RICHARD DALEY WILL SUPPORT LBJ'S NOMINATION AT DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION; DRAFT EDWARD KENNEDY MOVEMENT IF HHH DOES NOT GET NOMINATION ON FIRST BALLOT; LBJ EXPRESSES SKEPTICISM ABOUT DRAFT LBJ EFFORT; VIETNAM PLATFORM PLANK; POSSIBLE VOTES FOR LBJ

 

Citation No.:  13321

Speaker:  MARVIN WATSON (MP3)

Tape:  WH6808.02        Program No.:  9

Length:  10:56

   
 

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Date:  8/26/1968

Time:  10:39A

Place:  LBJ RANCH

Other Speakers:

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "IN CHICAGO"; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO

 

Topics:  LBJ READS PART OF SPEECH ON VIETNAM BOMBING HE WILL MAKE AT DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION; PLANS FOR LBJ, LADY BIRD JOHNSON TO ATTEND CONVENTION; POSSIBLE NEED FOR FEDERAL TROOPS TO CONTROL DEMONSTRATORS; EFFORTS TO DRAFT LBJ OR EDWARD KENNEDY AS NOMINEE

   


Citation No.:  13330

Speaker:  HUBERT HUMPHREY (MP3)

Tape:  WH6808.04        Program No.:  1

Length:  14:41

   
 

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Date:  8/29/1968

Time:  10:41A

Place:  LBJ RANCH

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "SUMMARIZED"; "10:45A [LINED THROUGH]"; HHH ON HOLD 0:15; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  LBJ PRAISES MURIEL HUMPHREY; HHH ASKS ADVICE ON VP NOMINATION; LBJ PRAISES HHH AS VP, EMPHASIZES NEED FOR LOYALTY AND HIS REGRET ABOUT NOT APPOINTING HIS OWN MEN; POSSIBLE NOMINEES: EDMUND MUSKIE, HALE BOGGS, DANIEL INOUYE, TERRY SANFORD, FRED HARRIS

 

Citation No.:  13334

Speaker:  RAMSEY CLARK (MP3)

Tape:  WH6808.04        Program No.:  5

Length:  6:25

   
 

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Date:  8/29/1968

Time:  11:29A

Place:  LBJ RANCH

Other Speakers:  OFFICE CONVERSATION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "SUMMARIZED"; "11:35 [LINED THROUGH]"; SMALL CHILD IS AUDIBLE IN BACKGROUND

 

Topics:  CLARK REPORTS ON FBI BACKGROUND CHECKS OF POSSIBLE VP NOMINEES EDMUND MUSKIE, FRED HARRIS, DANIEL INOUYE; LBJ ASKS CLARK'S EVALUATION OF THOSE THREE AND TERRY SANFORD, CARL SANDERS; RIOTS IN CHICAGO AT DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION; PRESS COVERAGE OF CONVENTION

 

Citation No.:  13401

Speaker:  CLARK CLIFFORD (MP3)

Tape:  WH6809.01        Program No.:  1

Length:  13:31

   
 

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Date:  9/2/1968

Time:  10:10A

Place:  LBJ RANCH

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

 

Topics:  DISCUSSION OF NEGOTIATING TACTICS AT VIETNAM PEACE TALKS IN PARIS; LBJ ASKS FOR NEW PROPOSALS; PEACE EFFORTS BY POPE PAUL, GOVT OF NORWAY; LBJ SUGGESTS MEETING WITH ADVISERS AT CAMP DAVID TO PROBE FOR IDEAS FOR PROPOSALS

 

 


Citation No.:  13406

Speaker:  EDMUND MUSKIE (MP3)

Tape:  WH6809.01        Program No.:  6

Length:  9:54

   
 

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Date:  9/6/1968

Time:  2:47P

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "TRANSCR LB" [YB?]; "SEN. EDMUND MUSKIE" WRITTEN ON DICTABELT; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

 

Topics:  GOLFING; MUSKIE ASKS TO MEET WITH LBJ; SITUATION IN EASTERN EUROPE; CHARLES ROBB'S EXPERIENCE IN VIETNAM; US OFFER TO STOP ALL BOMBING IF ENEMY WILL STOP INFILTRATION, ROCKETING OF DMZ; PRIVATE TALKS IN PARIS; POPE PAUL'S PEACE EFFORTS; PAUL MARCINKUS

 

Citation No.:  13409

Speaker:  RICHARD DALEY (MP3)

Tape:  WH6809.02        Program No.:  1

Length:  15:05

   
 

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Date:  9/7/1968

Time:  10:14A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "RICHARD DALEY" WRITTEN ON ORIGINAL DICTABELT; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  INVESTIGATION OF CHICAGO RIOTS DURING DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION; BIASED PRESS COVERAGE; BUGGING BY PRESS; COMMUNIST ROLE IN VIETNAM PROTESTS; RAMSEY CLARK'S VIEWS OF RIOTS; ALLEGATIONS OF POLICE BRUTALITY; POSSIBLE USE OF OEO FUNDS BY PROTESTORS

 

Citation No.:  13414

Speaker:  RAMSEY CLARK (MP3)

Tape:  WH6809.02        Program No.:  6

Length:  5:33

   
 

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Date:  9/12/1968

Time:  5:16P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "ALL THE REST OF 2 BELTS-FORTAS MATTER, SEN. HEARINGS"; "ATTY. GEN. RAMSEY CLARK SEN. RUSSELL LONG" WRITTEN ON DICTABELT; "TRANSCRIBED YB" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO

 

Topics:  LBJ ASKS CLARK TO CONSIDER TEACHING AFTER ADMINISTRATION ENDS; ABE FORTAS' CONFIRMATION; WAYNE MORSE'S RE-ELECTION; LBJ DISCUSSES STRATEGY FOR CONFIRMING FORTAS, NEED TO CHALLENGE ROBERT GRIFFIN'S OPPOSITION TO FORTAS, PARTISAN NATURE OF OPPOSITION

 

Citation No.:  13501

Speaker:  EVERETT DIRKSEN (MP3)

Tape:  WH6810.01        Program No.:  1

Length:  14:12

   
 

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Date:  10/1/1968

Time:  10:31A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "TRANSCRIBED-YB" AND LENGTHY NOTE ON CONTENTS OF CALL ON SLIP ACCOMPANYING DICTABELT

 

Topics:  HHH'S SALT LAKE CITY SPEECH ON BOMBING HALT; CURRENT US VIETNAM POLICY, NEGOTIATING CONDITIONS; EFFECT OF SPEECH ON ELECTION; REPUBLICAN VACANCIES; JAMES RUSSELL WIGGINS' APPOINTMENT TO UN; ABE FORTAS; POSSIBLE NOMINATION OF TOM CLARK AS CHIEF JUSTICE

 

Citation No.:  13533

Speaker:  GORDON BUNSHAFT (MP3)

Tape:  WH6810.03        Program No.:  11

Length:  7:47

   
 

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Date:  10/10/1968

Time:  8:57P

Other Speakers:  TELEPHONE OPERATOR; UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "RE BUILDING INTO THE LBJ LIBRARY A REPLICA OF THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE AS AN EXHIBIT"; DICTABELT PREVIOUSLY MISFILED; LBJ ON HOLD 0:40; PREVIOUSLY OPENED IN PART ON THE LBJ LIBRARY WEB SITE

 

Topics:  LBJ ASKS IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO BUILD REPLICA OF OVAL OFFICE IN LBJ LIBRARY; POPULARITY OF TRUMAN LIBRARY'S REPLICA; LADY BIRD JOHNSON'S VIEWS; LBJ SAYS THIS IS THE ONE THING HE WANTS; IMPRESSIVENESS OF OVAL OFFICE; SCHEDULE FOR LIBRARY'S COMPLETION

 

Citation No.:  13547

Speaker:  CONFERENCE CALL (MP3)

Tape:  WH6810.04        Program No.:  6

Length:  15:43

   
 

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Date:  10/16/1968

Time:  11:41A

Other Speakers:  RICHARD NIXON; HUBERT HUMPREY; GEORGE WALLACE; OFFICE CONVERSATION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "CONFERENCE CALL"; "TO HON HUBERT HUMPHREY, HON RICHARD NIXON, HON GEORGE WALLACE"; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO; LBJ IS MEETING WITH WALT ROSTOW AT TIME OF CALL AND SPEAKS WITH HIM BEFORE CONFERENCE CALL; LBJ IS ON SPEAKERPHONE AND IS ON HOLD 0:40

 

Topics:  LBJ BRIEFS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ON US POSITION ON VIETNAM BOMBING HALT, ASKS THEM NOT TO MAKE SPEECHES THAT WILL IMPAIR NEGOTIATIONS, SAYS HE WILL ADVISE ALL OF THEM OF ANY BREAKTHROUGH, READS WH PRESS RELEASE ON PEACE NEGOTIATIONS; AL SMITH DINNER

 

 

Citation No.:  13548

Speaker:  CONFERENCE CALL (MP3)

Tape:  WH6810.04        Program No.:  7

Length:  2:51

   
 

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Date:  10/16/1968

Time:  11:41A

Other Speakers:  GEORGE WALLACE; RICHARD NIXON; HUBERT HUMPHREY

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "CONFERENCE CALL"; "TO HON HUBERT HUMPHREY, HON RICHARD NIXON, HON GEORGE WALLACE"; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO; LBJ IS ON SPEAKERPHONE

 

Topics:  CONTINUED DISCUSSION OF US POSITION AT PARIS PEACE TALKS ON VIETNAM BOMBING HALT; LBJ URGES ALL PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO GUARD THEIR STATEMENTS ABOUT VIETNAM SO AS NOT TO IMPAIR NEGOTIATIONS

 

 

 

Citation No.:  13569

Speaker:  DEAN RUSK (MP3)

Tape:  WH6810.06        Program No.:  7

Length:  3:14

 
 
 

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Date:  10/22/1968

Time:  9:50A

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

Comments:  "SAME DAY"; BOMBING HALT" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT

 

Topics:  RUSK REPORTS ON HIS TALK WITH CYRUS VANCE ON US POSITION ON BOMBING HALT, PEACE TALKS WITH NORTH VIETNAM; SOVIET ROLE AS INTERMEDIARY WITH NORTH VIETNAM; LBJ SAYS HALT MAY APPEAR POLITICALLY MOTIVATED, SAYS TALKS MUST BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AFTER HALT

 

Citation No.:  13587

Speaker:  EVERETT DIRKSEN (MP3)

Tape:  WH6810.07        Program No.:  8

Length:  4:15

   
 

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Date:  10/23/1968

Time:  6:02P

Other Speakers:  TELEPHONE OPERATOR

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "TRANSCRIBED" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; TELEPHONE OPERATOR SAYS "ARE YOU THERE?" AT END OF RECORDING

 

Topics:  DIRKSEN REPORTS THAT RICHARD NIXON IS CONCERNED THAT LBJ WILL MAKE ANNOUNCEMENT ON VIETNAM; LBJ SAYS HE IS TRYING TO GET PEACE, WILL INITIATE CONSULTATION WITH CANDIDATES WHEN ANYTHING HAPPENS THAT WARRANTS IT, DISCUSSES PROBLEMS CAUSED BY PRESS LEAKS

 

 


Citation No.:  13591

Speaker:  DEAN RUSK (MP3)

Tape:  WH6810.08        Program No.:  4

Length:  8:34

 
 
 

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Date:  10/24/1968

Time:  10:08A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "TRANSCRIBED" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  POSITION OF AVERELL HARRIMAN AND CYRUS VANCE ON PROPOSED AGREEMENT WITH NORTH VIETNAM; SOVIET ROLE IN NEGOTIATIONS; PROVIDING CABLES ON TALKS TO CLARK CLIFFORD; RUSK'S CONCERN ABOUT LAG BETWEEN ANNOUNCEMENT OF BOMBING HALT AND BEGINNING OF PEACE TALKS

 

Citation No.:  13601

Speaker:  RICHARD RUSSELL (MP3)

Tape:  WH6810.09        Program No.:  6

Length:  12:33

   
 

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Date:  10/26/1968

Time:  11:47A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "SUMMARIZED" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  LBJ REPORTS ON BIRTH OF LYNDA ROBB'S DAUGHTER LUCINDA, CONTACTING CHARLES ROBB IN VIETNAM, BABY'S NAME; VIETNAM PEACE NEGOTIATIONS; US CONDITIONS FOR TALKS, BOMBING HALT; TIMING OF HALT AND ELECTION; WILLIAM WESTMORELAND'S ALLEGED REMARKS ON LATIN AMERICA

 

Citation No.:  13602

Speaker:  RICHARD RUSSELL (MP3)

Tape:  WH6810.09        Program No.:  7

Length:  16:14

   
 

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Date:  10/26/1968

Time:  11:47A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "SUMMARIZED" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO

 

Topics:  EVALUATION OF SPIRO AGNEW; POSSIBLE PERCEPTION LBJ IS ORDERING BOMBING HALT TO AFFECT ELECTION; GEORGIA POLITICS; LBJ'S UPCOMING SPEECH FOR HHH; RUSSELL PRAISES LADY BIRD JOHNSON; LYNDON NUGENT; PEACE TALKS; INCREASED ENEMY CASUALTIES; CREIGHTON ABRAMS


 

Citation No.:  13612

Speaker:  RICHARD RUSSELL (MP3)

Tape:  WH6810.10        Program No.:  8

Length:  15:27

   
 

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Date:  10/30/1968

Time:  10:25A

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  NIXON'S CONTACTS WITH SOUTH VIETNAM GOVT; MELVIN LAIRD; JOHN MITCHELL; ANNA CHENNAULT; HISTORY OF BOMBING HALT NEGOTIATIONS; CREIGHTON ABRAMS' SUPPORT FOR HALT; NIXON'S STATEMENT URGING SOVIETS, OTHERS JOIN TALKS; DELAY IN SOUTH VIETNAM GOVT JOINING TALKS

 

Citation No.:  13613

Speaker:  RICHARD RUSSELL (MP3)

Tape:  WH6810.10        Program No.:  9

Length:  9:36

   
 

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Date:  10/30/1968

Time:  10:25A

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO

 

Topics:  CONTINUED DISCUSSION OF BOMBING HALT NEGOTIATIONS AND RICHARD NIXON'S CONTACTS WITH SOUTH VIETNAM GOVT; LBJ SAYS HE PLANS TO ANNOUNCE BOMBING HALT AND SAY THAT SOUTH VIETNAM GOVT MAY ATTEND NOVEMBER 6 PARIS MEETING; ELLSWORTH BUNKER'S RECOMMENDATIONS

 

Citation No.:  13614

Speaker:  EVERETT DIRKSEN (MP3)

Tape:  WH6810.11        Program No.:  1

Length:  14:56

   
 

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Date:  10/31/1968

Time:  4:09P

Place:  MANSION

Other Speakers:  TELEPHONE OPERATOR

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "(RETURNING HIS CALL)"; LBJ SPEAKS WITH TELEPHONE OPERATOR BRIEFLY AT BEGINNING OF CALL; CONTINUES ON NEXT 3 PNOS

 

Topics:  LBJ REVIEWS RECENT PEACE TALKS WITH NORTH VIETNAM; US CONDITIONS FOR BOMBING HALT; EFFECT OF PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ON TALKS; NIXON'S ASSOCIATES' CONTACTS WITH SOUTH, NORTH VIETNAM; APPROVAL OF BOMBING HALT OF NORTH VIETNAM BY MILITARY, CREIGHTON ABRAMS

 

 


Citation No.:     13616

Speaker:  EVERETT DIRKSEN (MP3)

Tape:   WH6810.11       Program No.:     3

Length:    0:52

   
 

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Date:  10/31/1968

Time:  4:09P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  RECORDED ON SAME DICTABELT AS CITATION #13725-13729; CONTINUES FROM 2 PREVIOUS PNOS AND ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  LBJ DISCUSSES CREIGHTON ABRAMS' AUTHORITY TO RESPOND TO ENEMY ATTACKS AFTER BOMBING HALT, LBJ'S BRIEFING OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ON BOMBING HALT NEGOTIATIONS AND CONTACTS WITH SOVIETS ON PEACE TALKS

 

Citation No.:  13617

Speaker:  EVERETT DIRKSEN (MP3)

Tape:  WH6810.11        Program No.:  4

Length:  14:47

   
 

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Date:  10/31/1968

Time:  4:09P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "(RETURNING HIS CALL)"; CONTINUES FROM 3 PREVIOUS PNOS

 

Topics:  VIETNAM PEACE TALKS, BOMBING HALT; ROLE OF USSR IN TALKS; LBJ COMPLAINS ABOUT STATEMENTS BY NIXON AND MELVIN LAIRD, REPUBLICAN CONTACTS WITH SOUTH, NORTH VIETNAM; US CONDITIONS FOR BOMBING HALT; DIRKSEN QUESTIONS EFFECT OF HALT ON PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

 

Citation No.:  13620

Speaker:  HUBERT HUMPHREY (MP3)

Tape:  WH6810.11        Program No.:  5

Length:  15:38

   
 

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Date:  10/31/1968

Time:  6:52P

Place:  CABINET ROOM

Other Speakers:  OFFICE CONVERSATION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "PRES IN CAB RM"; "TRANSCRIBED" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; BRIEF OFFICE CONVERSATION PRECEDES CALL; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  LBJ REVIEWS LATEST DEVELOPMENT IN VIETNAM PEACE TALKS, SAYS HE WILL ISSUE ORDER TONIGHT TO STOP BOMBING; NEGATIVE EFFECT OF NIXON ASSOCIATES' CONTACTS WITH SOUTH, NORTH VIETNAM; US CONDITIONS FOR HALT; RESPONSE TO CHARGE THAT HALT IS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED

 

Citation No.:  13701

Speaker:  ROBERT MCNAMARA (MP3)

Tape:  WH6811.01        Program No.:  1

Length:  5:56

   
 

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Date:  11/1/1968

Time:  8:31A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "SUMMARIZED" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT

 

Topics:  MCNAMARA PRAISES LBJ'S SPEECH ANNOUNCING VIETNAM BOMBING HALT; DISCUSSION OF EFFECTIVENESS OF CREIGHTON ABRAMS, ELLSWORTH BUNKER; EFFECT OF STATEMENTS, ACTIVITIES OF HHH AND NIXON ON PEACE TALKS; RELUCTANCE OF SOUTH VIETNAM TO JOIN PEACE TALKS; LBJ'S COLD

 

Citation No.:  13702

Speaker:  RICHARD RUSSELL (MP3)

Tape:  WH6811.01        Program No.:  2

Length:  16:01

   
 

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Date:  11/1/1968

Time:  11:38A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "LD"; "IN WINDER, GEORGIA"; "SUMMARIZED" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; "NOV. 1, 1968 1ST PART OF SEN. RUSSELL" WRITTEN ON DICTABELT; RECORDING ENDS BEFORE CONVERSATION IS OVER

 

Topics:  DISCUSSION OF LBJ'S ANNOUNCEMENT OF BOMBING HALT, CANDIDATES' REACTIONS; CREIGHTON ABRAMS' STRATEGY; SOUTH VIETNAM'S RELUCTANCE TO JOIN PEACE TALKS FOLLOWING CONTACTS WITH NIXON'S ASSOCIATES; NGUYEN VAN THIEU'S DEMANDS; STATUS OF PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

 

Citation No.:  13706

Speaker:  EVERETT DIRKSEN (MP3)

Tape:  WH6811.01        Program No.:  6

Length:  10:29

   
 

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Date:  11/2/1968

Time:  9:18P

Place:  LBJ RANCH

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "APPROX 9:20P"; "SUMMARIZED, YB"; TIME FROM DAILY DIARY

 

Topics:  LBJ SAYS SOUTH VIETNAM HAD AGREED TO BOMBING HALT AND TO PARTICIPATE IN PEACE TALKS, DISCUSSES INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS OF ANNA CHENNAULT'S CONTACTS WITH SOUTH VIETNAM GOVT, WARNS DIRKSEN OF CONSEQUENCES OF SUCH CONTACTS; DIRKSEN SAYS HE WILL TALK TO NIXON

 

Citation No.:  13710

Speaker:  RICHARD NIXON (MP3)

Tape:  WH6811.02        Program No.:  3

Length:  14:58

   
 

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Date:  11/3/1968

Time:  1:54P

Place:  LBJ RANCH

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "TRANSCRIBED & SUMMARIZED YB"

 

Topics:  NIXON DISCUSSES EVERETT DIRKSEN'S CALL ABOUT NIXON'S ASSOCIATES ENCOURAGING SOUTH VIETNAM NOT TO JOIN PEACE TALKS, SAYS HE WILL COOPERATE WITH LBJ, GO TO PARIS OR SAIGON IF NEEDED; LBJ REVIEWS HISTORY OF PEACE TALKS, BRIEFING OF CANDIDATES; LBJ LIBRARY

 

Citation No.:  13711

Speaker:  DEAN RUSK (MP3)

Tape:  WH6811.02        Program No.:  4

Length:  8:45

 
 
 

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Date:  11/3/1968

Time:  2:18P

Place:  LBJ RANCH

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "SUMMARIZED YB"; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

 

Topics:  LBJ REPORTS ON HIS TALKS WITH GEORGE SMATHERS, RICHARD NIXON ABOUT NIXON'S ASSOCIATES ENCOURAGING SOUTH VIETNAM NOT TO JOIN PEACE TALKS; CHARGE THAT LBJ'S MOTIVES IN HALTING BOMBING ARE POLITICAL; SPIRO AGNEW'S ROLE IN CONTACTS WITH SOUTH VIETNAM

 

Citation No.:  13713

Speaker:  CONFERENCE CALL (MP3)

Tape:  WH6811.03        Program No.:  1

Length:  14:48

   
 

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Date:  11/4/1968

Time:  12:27P

Place:  LBJ RANCH

Other Speakers:  CLARK CLIFFORD; DEAN RUSK; WALT ROSTOW; JIM JONES; TELEPHONE OPERATORS

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "SUMMARIZED" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; JIM JONES IS MEETING WITH LBJ AT TIME OF CALL; HE AND LBJ ARE ON HOLD 1:12 WHILE DEAN RUSK, CLARK CLIFFORD, WALT ROSTOW ARE CONNECTED; RUSK AND CLIFFORD CANNOT HEAR EACH OTHER; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR REPORTER SAVILLE DAVIS' INQUIRIES ABOUT NIXON ASSOCIATES' CONTACTS WITH SOUTH VIETNAM; INTELLIGENCE REPORTS OF ANNA CHENNAULT'S ACTIVITIES; RUSK, CLIFFORD URGE THAT LBJ NOT MAKE INFORMATION PUBLIC; POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS OF STORY

 

 

Citation No.:  13718

Speaker:  HUBERT HUMPHREY (MP3)

Tape:  WH6811.03        Program No.:  6

Length:  3:41

   
 

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Date:  11/6/1968

Time:  11:32A

Place:  LBJ RANCH

Other Speakers:  LADY BIRD JOHNSON; MURIEL HUMPHREY

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  SLIP INCORRECTLY LISTS DATE AS 11/5/68; DAILY DIARY, ENVELOPE CONTAINING BELT LIST DATE AS 11/6/68; TV IS AUDIBLE IN BACKGROUND; LADY BIRD JOHNSON IS MEETING WITH LBJ AT TIME OF CALL, MURIEL HUMPHREY WITH HHH; RECORDING STARTS AFTER CONVERSATION HAS BEGUN

 

Topics:  LBJ AND LADY BIRD JOHNSON PRAISE HHH AND MURIEL HUMPHREY; HHH SAYS HE IS SORRY TO HAVE LET LBJ DOWN; LBJ DISCUSSES HHH'S DEFEAT AND DIVISIVENESS IN DEMOCRATIC PARTY, READS TELEGRAM THAT HE AND LADY BIRD HAVE SENT TO THE HUMPHREYS

 

Citation No.:  13722

Speaker:  EVERETT DIRKSEN (MP3)

Tape:  WH6811.03        Program No.:  10

Length:  4:42

   
 

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Date:  11/8/1968

Time:  2:54P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "RE THE SENATOR'S TALK W/NIXON THIS MORNING, S VIETNAMESE REACTIONS; CHINA LOBBY"; "SUMMARIZED YB"

 

Topics:  DIRKSEN REPORTS ON HIS TALK WITH RICHARD NIXON, SAYS NIXON DENIES INTERFERING WITH VIETNAM PEACE NEGOTIATIONS; LBJ SAYS THAT NIXON SHOULD SEND MESSAGE TO SOUTH VIETNAMESE IN SUPPORT OF LBJ, URGING THEM TO SEND DELEGATION TO PARIS PEACE TALKS NEXT WEEK

 

Citation No.:  13723

Speaker:  RICHARD NIXON (MP3)

Tape:  WH6811.04        Program No.:  1

Length:  15:19

   
 

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Date:  11/8/1968

Time:  9:23P

Place:  MANSION

Other Speakers:  TELEPHONE OPERATOR

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "KEY BISCAYNE, FLA"; "TRANSCRIBED" ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; LBJ ASKS TELEPHONE OPERATOR TO PUT CALL FROM NIXON THROUGH ON THIS TELEPHONE; CONTINUES ON NEXT 2 PNOS

 

Topics:  NIXON SAYS HE TALKED WITH HHH TODAY, THANKS LBJ FOR CONGRATULATIONS; LBJ DISCUSSES REPORTS THAT NIXON'S ASSOCIATES ARE URGING SOUTH VIETNAM NOT TO JOIN PEACE TALKS UNTIL AFTER NIXON TAKES OFFICE, ASKS NIXON TO CONTACT BUI DIEM; LBJ PRAISES RICHARD HELMS

 


Citation No.:  13725

Speaker:  RICHARD NIXON (MP3)

Tape:  WH6811.04        Program No.:  3

Length:  1:11

   
 

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Date:  11/8/1968

Time:  9:23P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "KEY BISCAYNE, FLA"; "TRANSCRIBED" WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; CONTINUES WITH SOME INTERRUPTION FROM 2 PREVIOUS PNOS; POOR SOUND QUALITY; RECORDING SKIPS AND SOME PORTIONS OF CALL NOT RECORDED

 

Topics:  LBJ CONTINUES TO DISCUSS SOUTH VIETNAM'S FAILURE TO JOIN PARIS PEACE TALKS, HISTORY OF NEGOTIATIONS, US CONTACTS WITH SOVIETS, US CONDITIONS FOR BOMBING HALT; NIXON SAYS HE WILL CONTACT BUI DIEM AND URGE SOUTH VIETNAM TO PARTICIPATE IN TALKS

 

Citation No.:  13763

Speaker:  GEORGE SMATHERS (MP3)

Tape:  WH6811.08        Program No.:  3

Length:  14:49

 
 
 

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Date:  11/23/1968

Time:  1:08P

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA"; "NO. 1"; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  LBJ DISCUSSES HIS MEETING WITH HHH ON RICHARD NIXON'S OFFER TO NAME HHH UN AMBASSADOR, HHH'S FUTURE PLANS; LBJ PRAISES ROBERT MURPHY, DISCUSSES PROBLEMS OF PRESIDENCY, NEED FOR NIXON TO HAVE STRONG FOREIGN POLICY ADVISERS; ANNA CHENNAULT

 

Citation No.:  13767

Speaker:  TERRY SANFORD (MP3)

Tape:  WH6811.09        Program No.:  3

Length:  2:56

 
 
 

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Date:  11/23/1968

Time:  6:58P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "25 NOV 'C' [INCORRECT DATE]"; "SAT"; "LD"; "RE TALK W VP LAST NIGHT AND TODAY=RE DNC CHMNSHIP"; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  LBJ DISCUSSES FUTURE OF DEMOCRATIC PARTY, EXPRESSES CONCERN ABOUT HHH'S LEADERSHIP OF PARTY, SAYS HE SUPPORTS APPOINTMENT OF SANFORD AS DNC CHAIRMAN

 

Citation No.:  13768

Speaker:  TERRY SANFORD (MP3)

Tape:  WH6811.09        Program No.:  4

Length:  4:22

 
 
 

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Date:  11/23/1968

Time:  6:58P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "25 NOV 'D' [INCORRECT DATE]"; "SAT"; "(LD) RE CHMNSHIP/DNC"; SHORTHAND NOTES ON SLIP ACCOMPANYING DICTABELT; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO

 

Topics:  CONTINUED DISCUSSION OF HHH AND FUTURE OF DEMOCRATIC PARTY, POSSIBLE APPOINTMENT OF SANFORD AS DNC CHAIRMAN; HHH'S FUTURE PLANS; IMPORTANCE OF SOUTH TO DEMOCRATIC PARTY; INVITATION TO SANFORDS TO WH STATE DINNER

 

Citation No.:  13803

Speaker:  RICHARD DALEY (MP3)

Tape:  WH6812.01        Program No.:  3

Length:  3:53

   
 

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Date:  12/4/1968

Time:  10:06A

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FROM B RM"; "LD"; CHICAGO"; "RET'G HIS CALL"; "RE REPORT ON VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO, AUG '68"

 

Topics:  LBJ'S FAMILY; DISCUSSION OF DANIEL WALKER'S REPORT ON RIOTS DURING DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION IN CHICAGO; DALEY ASKS LBJ TO ENCOURAGE RAMSEY CLARK TO INDICT DAVID DELLINGER, TOM HAYDEN, OTHERS; INDICTMENTS OF CHICAGO POLICEMEN

 

Citation No.:  13812

Speaker:  SHELDON COHEN (MP3)

Tape:  WH6812.02        Program No.:  5

Length:  7:07

   
 

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Date:  12/17/1968

Time:  3:52P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "FOWLER-FORD MATTER"; "NOT COMPLETE"; CONTINUES ON NEXT PNO

 

Topics:  DISCUSSION OF CONCERNS OF HENRY FORD II, OTHERS ABOUT NEW IRS RULING (ON DEFERRED STOCK COMPENSATION); LBJ EXPRESSES IRRITATION WITH COHEN AND OTHERS, SAYS HE DOES NOT WANT AGENCIES TO ISSUE NEW RULES IN LAST DAYS OF ADMINISTRATION; ABE FORTAS' VIEWS

 

 

Citation No.:  13813

Speaker:  SHELDON COHEN (MP3)

Tape:  WH6812.02        Program No.:  6

Length:  3:43

   
 

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Date:  12/17/1968

Time:  3:52P

Place:  MANSION

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "(FOWLER-FORD MATTER)"; CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO; POOR SOUND QUALITY AT TIMES

 

Topics:  CONTINUED DISCUSSION OF NEW IRS RULING (ON DEFERRED STOCK COMPENSATION) AND LBJ'S OBJECTIONS TO PROMULGATION OF NEW RULES IN LAST DAYS OF HIS ADMINISTRATION; SENATE'S FAILURE TO CONFIRM ABE FORTAS AS SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE

 

Citation No.:  13821

Speaker:  HARRY TRUMAN (MP3)

Tape:  WH6812.02        Program No.:  14

Length:  8:24

   
 

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Date:  12/25/1968

Time:  5:41P

Place:  MANSION

Other Speakers:  LADY BIRD JOHNSON; BESS TRUMAN

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "**WISHED PRES. AND MRS. TRUMAN A MERRY XMAS AND TOLD THEM (W/MRS. JOHNSON ALSO ON THIS CONVERSATION) WHAT WONDERFUL PEOPLE THEY WERE." ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT; LADY BIRD JOHNSON IS MEETING WITH LBJ, BESS TRUMAN WITH HARRY TRUMAN AT TIME OF CALL

 

Topics:  JOHNSONS WISH THE TRUMANS MERRY CHRISTMAS, THANK THEM FOR THEIR SUPPORT; LBJ TELLS BESS TRUMAN OF CALL TO CHARLES ROBB, PATRICK NUGENT IN VIETNAM, DISCUSSES THE MANY JOHNSON BILLS THAT BEGAN IN TRUMAN ADMINISTRATION, RECOMMENDS MISSOURI CORPSMAN DON NAUSE

 

Citation No.:  13832

Speaker:  EDWARD KENNEDY (MP3)

Tape:  WH6812.03        Program No.:  8

Length:  6:43

   
 

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Date:  12/30/1968

Time:  9:41P

Place:  LBJ RANCH

Transcribed:  Y

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  "SEE BELOW FOR GIST" AND LENGTHY NOTE ON CONTENTS OF CALL WRITTEN ON ENVELOPE CONTAINING DICTABELT

 

Topics:  KENNEDY SAYS HE SUPPORTED EDMUND MUSKIE FOR SENATE DEMOCRATIC WHIP BUT MUSKIE WILL NOT RUN SO KENNEDY HAS DECIDED TO RUN FOR WHIP AGAINST RUSSELL LONG; LBJ DISCUSSES ALBEN BARKLEY'S CHALLENGE IN FDR ADMINISTRATION, SAYS PRESIDENT SHOULD NOT INTERFERE

 

 

Citation No.:  13906

Speaker:  RUSSELL LONG (MP3)

Tape:  WH6901.01        Program No.:  6

Length:  11:19

   
 

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Date:  1/2/1969

Time:  10:50A

Place:  LBJ RANCH

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

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

 

Topics:  LONG DISCUSSES VOTES HE HAS IN HIS RACE FOR SENATE DEMOCRATIC WHIP AGAINST EDWARD KENNEDY; LBJ ENCOURAGES LONG TO CONTACT HIS SUPPORTERS AGAIN, DISCUSSES HIS PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, PREJUDICE AGAINST SOUTHERNERS, EDMUND MUSKIE'S DECISION NOT TO RUN FOR WHIP

 

Citation No.:  13907

Speaker:  RUSSELL LONG (MP3)

Tape:  WH6901.01        Program No.:  7

Length:  2:10

   
 

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Date:  1/2/1969

Time:  10:50A

Place:  LBJ RANCH

Transcribed:  N

Restriction:  OPEN

 

Comments:  CONTINUES FROM PREVIOUS PNO

 

Topics:  LBJ EXPRESSES FEAR THAT FIGHT FOR SENATE DEMOCRATIC WHIP WILL SPLIT DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND CAUSE SOUTHERN COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN TO VOTE WITH REPUBLICANS; DISCUSSION OF THOSE SUPPORTING LONG FOR WHIP