Meetings: Tape 104/A40. Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, 7 August 1963

Meetings: Tape 104/A40. Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, 7 August 1963
7 August 1963
1 item on 1 audio tape/reel (20 minutes)
Sound recording of a meeting held on August 7, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and members of the Citizens Committee for a Nuclear Test Ban. President Kennedy thanks the Committee for their efforts to help sway public opinion in favor of the treaty banning atmospheric nuclear weapons tests, later known as the Partial Test Ban Treaty (PTBT) or the Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT). Committee members mention the steps they have taken and review an upcoming advertising campaign. The sound of a nearby jackhammer makes much of the discussion difficult to hear. President Kennedy asks that the drilling stop, and as a result the last portion of the recording is more intelligible. After the Test Ban Treaty meeting with the Citizen’s Committee, there is a 20-minute segment of the recording that is closed to researchers. This segment, involving a personal situation with an unidentified male, has been excised in accordance with the donor's deed of gift. This excision was not included in the total minutes for the opening of this tape. Two segments of the recording totaling 2 minutes and 49 seconds have been removed in accordance with Section 3.4 (b) (1), (3) of Executive Order 12958. This sound recording has been excerpted from Tape 104, which contains additional sound recording(s) following this one. See Related Records to access Tape 104 in its entirety.
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President (1961-1963 : Kennedy). Office of the Personal Secretary. , 1961 - 1963