Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
Sound recording of a meeting held on May 31, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy, Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs U. Alexis Johnson, Director of the Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs in the Department of State William C. Burdett, Advisor Richard Helms, and Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs McGeorge Bundy. Please note that most of the British Guiana discussion remains closed, though a small portion of the meeting is open. There is also a discussion about Haiti, specifically about the possible return of United States Ambassador Raymond L. Thurston to Haiti and about President Francois Duvalier. The closed portions have been submitted to the appropriate agencies for review. Four segments of the recording totaling 10 minutes and 41 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 90, which contains additional sound recording(s) preceding and following this one. See Related Records to access Tape 90 in its entirety.