Letters exchanged by President Kennedy and Chairman Khrushchev during the Cuban Missile Crisis (Fall 1962)

1.  Letter from President Kennedy, Oct. 22, 1962

2.  Letter from Chairman Khrushchev, Oct. 23, 1962

3.  Letter from President Kennedy, Oct. 23, 1962

4.  Letter from Chairman Khrushchev, Oct. 24, 1962

5.  Letter from President Kennedy, Oct. 25, 1962

6.  Letter from Chairman Khrushchev, Oct. 27, 1962

7.  Letter from Chairman Khrushchev, Oct. 26, 1962

8.  Letter from President Kennedy, Oct. 27, 1962

9.  Letter from Chairman Khrushchev, Oct. 28, 1962

10. Letter from President Kennedy, Oct. 28, 1962

11. Letter from Chairman Khruschev, Oct. 30, 1962

12. Letter from President Kennedy, Nov. 3, 1962

13. Letter from Chairman Khrushchev, (received on) Nov. 5, 1962

14. Letter from President Kennedy, Nov. 6, 1962

15. Letter from Chairman Khrushchev, Nov. 12, 1962

16. Letter from Chairman Khrushchev, Nov. 14, 1962

17. Letter from President Kennedy, Nov. 15, 1962

18. Letter from Chairman Khrushchev, Nov. 20, 1962

19. Letter from President Kennedy, Nov. 21, 1962

20. Letter from Chairman Khrushchev, Nov. 23, 1962

21. Letter from Chairman Khrushchev, Dec. 11, 1962

22. Letter from President Kennedy, Dec. 14, 1962

Additional information

  • Letters 1-10 were opened in 1973 by the Department of State and published in: The Department of State Bulletin, Volume LXIX No. 1795, 11/19/73.
  • Letter 14 was declassified in 1974 as the result of a mandatory review request.
  • Letter 19 was declassified in 1979 as the result of a mandatory review request.
  • Letter 22 was released in sanitized form in 1980 as the result of a mandatory review request.
  • Note: 1590 pages of letters, telegrams, and translations passed between John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev. This total does not include correspondence in draft form. The complete Kennedy-Khrushchev correspondence can be found in the online volume of the Foreign Relations of the United States.

Citations

  • Letters 1-10: Located in The Department of State Bulletin, Volume LXIX No. 1795, 11/19/73.
  • Letter 14: Located in National Security Files Box 184-190 Folder: USSR, Khrushchev Correspondence, Cuba,
    10/30/62-11/19/62. 7 pages.
  • Letter 19: Located in National Security Files Box 184-190 Folder: USSR, Khrushchev Correspondence, Cuba,
    11/22/62-12/14/62. 1 page.
  • Letter 22: Located in National Security Files Box 184-190 Folder: USSR, Khrushchev Correspondence, Cuba,
    11/22/62-12/14/62. 4 pages.