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Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 17A

Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 17A
2 April 1963
1 dictation belt (14 minutes)
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Dictation Belt 17A contains four sound recordings from April 2, 1963. Item 17A.1 is a telephone conversation between President John F. Kennedy and Under Secretary of Treasury for Monetary Affairs Robert V. Roosa. They discuss a strategy for the United States and other countries to increase international monetary liquidity. The recording begins in mid-conversation. Item 17A.2 is a telephone conversation between President John F. Kennedy and (William) David Ormsby-Gore, the British ambassador to the United States. In preparation for President Kennedy’s prospective meeting with Harold Wilson, they discuss international military arrangements, a nuclear test ban, and trade. Before the conversation, there is a delay, and Ambassador Ormsby-Gore briefly speaks to an unidentified woman. Item 17A.3 is a telephone conversation between President John F. Kennedy and Eugene R. Black. They discuss Lucius Clay’s prospective testimony on funding levels for the foreign aid program and the Alliance for Progress program for Latin America. The recording begins in mid-conversation. Item 17A.4 is part of a telephone conversation between President John F. Kennedy and Sargent Shriver, Director of the Peace Corps. They discuss the suspicion that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is trying to place people in the Peace Corps. The recording of the conversation ends abruptly and continues on Dictation Belt 17B. Transcript included. Each item listed above is also available individually as an excerpt derived from this full-length digitized recording. See Related Records for more information.
JFKPOF-TPH-17A
The donors assigned copyright that they might have in the recordings to the United States; however, copyright of the donors does not extend beyond statements uttered by John F. Kennedy, his minor children, and the donors themselves. Statements uttered by officials of the United States government in the course of their duties are considered to be in the public domain. Users of this material are cautioned, however, that not all persons recorded were members of the Kennedy family or government officials. A number of the people recorded were, at the time of recording, private citizens. Therefore, those intending to quote from this material beyond the accepted limits of fair use are cautioned to determine the copyright implications of any intended publication.
President (1961-1963 : Kennedy). Office of the Personal Secretary. , 1961 - 1963