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Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 9A

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Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 9A
1959-1963
1 dictation belt (15 minutes)
Unknown
Dictation Belt 9A contains six sound recordings. Item 9A.1 is a brief fragment of a telephone conversation held on March 2, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. They talk about results of a recent Gallup Poll. The full conversation (including this fragment) is recorded on Dictation Belt 8B.5. Item 9A.2 is a telephone conversation held on March 4, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Deputy Special Assistant for National Security Affairs Carl Kaysen. President Kennedy asks for balance of trade figures and other economic figures. Item 9A.3 is a recording of remarks delivered by President John F. Kennedy on March 4, 1963, to a group of visitors. This is not a telephone conversation. The recording begins in mid-sentence. Item 9A.4 is a sound recording of a brief telephone exchange. No topic is discernible. Machine noise follows the exchange. Item 9A.5 is a telephone conversation held on March 4, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and William C. Baggs. They discuss a proposed Inter-American exposition in Miami, Florida, and its possible effects on Latin America, arrangements for a meeting, and a request for a letter from President Kennedy to Fabien Sevitzky. The recording begins in mid-conversation. Item 9A.6 is part of a telephone conversation held on March 4, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. They discuss Doris Fleeson, John A. McCone’s testimony and involvement in press stories, and the TFX airplane. The recording of this conversation ends abruptly and continues on Dictation Belt 9B. 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-09A
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