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  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William C. Battle Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 3/2/1970
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection2 March 1970

    Battle discusses the internal politics of the Virginia delegation to the Democratic National Convention in 1956 and 1960; his appointment as ambassador to Australia; conflicts, both active and political, that arose in the South Pacific during his tenure as ambassador, including West New Guinea (West Irian), Malaysian independence, and the Vietnam W...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 26A.3. European Merchant Shipping to Cuba; Aid to India; Nuclear Test Inspection Negotiations; U.S. Forces in Europe
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.19 August 1963

    Sound recording of a telephone conversation held on August 19, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Under Secretary of State George W. Ball. They discuss foreign aid given to countries that engage in merchant shipping to Cuba. They also discuss foreign aid for India and negotiations with the Soviet Union on nuclear test inspections. They als...

  • Digitized Sound Recording
    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 26A
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.Undated

    Dictation Belt 26A contains six sound recordings. Item 26A.1 is a telephone conversation held on August 16, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of State Dean Rusk. In preparation for Secretary Rusk’s press conference, they discuss the prospect of answering a question about France and a treaty banning atmospheric nuclear weapons te...

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