The summary below was prepared by the archivists at the JFK Library.
JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY PRESIDENTIAL RECORDING LOG TAPE 99: RAILROAD WORKS DISPUTE; NUCLEAR TEST BAN TREATY; EUROPE Released 6/2008 7/19/63, 7/22/1963 199 minutes 3 CDâ€™sâ€¦.$18.00 Tape Quality: Average to Poor Status: Declassified in Part: 6 excisions totaling 53 minutes 42 seconds have been removed in accordance with Section 3.4 (b) (1), (3) of Executive Order 12958. Railroad Works Dispute: This 7/19/63 meeting with White House staffers and Congressional Leadership discuss the ongoing labor situation with railroad workers. Please note that this meeting was opened in November of 1985 as part of the Railroad Works Dispute tape release. Meeting with Curtis LeMay: This 7/19/1963 between the President and General LeMay, Chief of Staff of the US Air Force discussed nuclear testing, the nuclear test ban treaty and Portuguese Africa. Please note that this entire meeting has been submitted to the appropriate agencies for review under NLK-08-210 and is presently unavailable for research use. Meeting with John McCone: This 7/19/1963 meeting between the President, CIA Director John McCone, Dr. Donald Chamberlain, Dr. Albert Wheelon and Dr. Brockway McMillan discussed various intelligence subjects and the nuclear test ban treaty. Please note that this meeting has been exempted from declassification under NLK-05-005-7-1-5 and is not available for research use. Polaris submarines: This short conversation takes place after the McCone meeting ends. It seems to be an informal discussion with White House staffers and the President. It involves the upcoming production of Polaris submarines. Railroad Works Dispute: This 7/22/63 meeting is similar to the other railroad works meeting on this tape. The President meets with Labor and Management officials to discuss the ongoing labor situation with railroad workers. Please note that this meeting was opened in November of 1985 as part of the Railroad Works Dispute tape release. Europe discussion: This 7/22/63 short conversation takes place after the Railroad Works meeting ends and involves a discussion with White House staffers and the President on US relations with Europe concerning the nuclear test ban treaty.
Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: This 7/22/1963 meeting discusses the test ban negotiations going on in Moscow. Drafts of documents and letters to General DeGaulle and Averell Harriman are also reviewed. There is also mention of the upcoming debate on the treaty that will take place on Capitol Hill. Please note that the last 17 minutes of this tape is blank. Participants Listing: Railroad Works Dispute: President Kennedy; Willard Wirtz, Secretary of Labor; James Reynolds, Assistant Secretary for Labor-Management Relations; Theodore Sorensen, Special Counsel to the President and Senator Wayne Morse of Oregon Meeting with Curtis LeMay: President Kennedy and General LeMay, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Polaris submarine and Europe discussion: President Kennedy and others Railroad Works Dispute: For the Government: President Kennedy; Willard Wirtz, Secretary of Labor; James Reynolds, Assistant Labor Secretary for Labor-Management Relations; John Leslie, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Labor; Francis Oâ€™Neal, National Mediation Board Member. For the Railroads: JE Wolfe, Curtis McRee, Ernest Hallman, John Gahern. For Labor: Samuel Phillips, Louis Wagner, Neil Spiers, Alton Zimmerman, Charles Luna Europe discussion: President Kennedy and others Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: President Kennedy; Dean Rusk, Secretary of State; George Ball, Under Secretary of State; Llewellyn Thompson, Ambassador at Large, Department of State; William Foster, Director United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency; Bromley Smith, Executive Secretary of the National Security Council .
Tape 99 7/19/63, 7/22/1963 199 minutes on 3 CDâ€™sâ€¦.$18.00
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