Aug 15, 1963
President John Kennedy, Orville Freeman

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JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY PRESIDENTIAL RECORDINGS LOG TAPE NO. 106/A41 8/15/63 - 8/21/63 185 minutes Status: Declassified in part, 7/97. One segment (totaling 6 seconds) closed due to national security classification. Two segments (totaling 3 minutes and 7 seconds) closed in accordance with restrictions in the donor’s deed of gift. The remaining meetings on this tape are currently under review. Description: 8/15/63, 4:52 p.m., Conversation with Orville Freeman: Freeman reports on his trip to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Discusses agriculture in the USSR and Eastern Europe, George McGovern’s subsidy plan for wheat, the election of 1964, 1964 prices, successes and failures of agricultural program, Republican voting, agricultural tour, possible President Kennedy speeches. 8/15/63, Telephone Call From Senator Edward M. Kennedy: President Kennedy’s side of conversation with Senator Edward M. Kennedy. 8/15/63, 5:50 p.m., Llewellyn Thompson’s Conversations with Nikita Khrushchev: Thompson’s conversations with Khrushchev and other Soviet leaders regarding non-aggression pact, Laos, Cuba, China, trade, balance of payments, commercial credits, gold stocks, Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Berlin, German leadership, Brazil, Japan, Hungary, crops, defense budget. 8/16/63, 11:30 a.m., Foreign Policy Matters: Discussions regarding German leadership, France, nuclear testing, foreign aid, Cuba. 8/16/63, 12:12 p.m., Japanese Judicial System: President Kennedy meets with visitors from Japan regarding the Japanese judicial system. 8/19/63, 5:00 p.m., Laos, Foreign Aid.: Greek shipping, aid to Laos, IMF, capital flight, aid to other countries, commodity credit program, US foreign policy, budget controls, India, Latin America, Bokara Steel Mill. 8/21/63, 10:00 a.m., Vietnam: Situation in Vietnam, cables and press conferences, Vietnamese leadership, religious freedom issue, press dispatches, sanctuary issue. 8/21/63, 12:07 p.m., Romania: Romanian economy, relationship with USSR, Chinese Communists, standard of living, industry. President Kennedy phone call with Robert Kennedy. President Kennedy phone call with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. 150
Participants Listings, Tape No. 106/A41: Conversation with Orville Freeman (8/15/63): President John Kennedy, Orville Freeman Telephone call from Senator Edward M. Kennedy (8/15/63): President John Kennedy, Edward Kennedy Llewellyn Thompson’s Conversations with Nikita Khrushchev (8/15/63): President John Kennedy, Llewellyn Thompson Foreign Policy Matters (8/16/63): President John Kennedy, Dean Rusk, David Bell, George Ball, William Gaud, Lawrence O’Brien, Ralph Dungan, Robert Komer Japanese Judicial System (8/16/63): President John Kennedy, Dr. Kisaburo Yokata, His Excellency Ryuji Takenchi Laos, Foreign Aid (8/19/63): President John Kennedy, George Ball, Averell Harriman, Henry Koren, David Bell, Frank Sloane, Seymour Janow, Peter Solbert, Thomas Niblock, Rutherford Potes Vietnam (8/21/63): President John Kennedy, George Ball, Averell Harriman, Abram Chayes, Ed Rice, Thomas Conlon, Paul Nitze, Major General Victor Krulak, John McCone, Richard Helms, William Colby, Don Wilson, McGeorge Bundy, Michael Forrestal Romania (8/21/63): President John Kennedy, William Crawford, McGeorge Bundy
Tape No. 106/A41 8/15/63 - 8/21/63 185 minutes on 3 cassettes...$18.00