Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
Sound recording of part of a meeting held on October 1, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs McGeorge Bundy, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) General Maxwell Taylor, and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs W. Averell Harriman. The recording of this meeting begins on Tape 113. President John F. Kennedy met with a larger group and continues the discussion of the benefits and pitfalls of wheat sales to the Soviet Union with a smaller group. This portion begins with Vice President Johnson discussing the wheat sales to the Soviet Union, congressional support, amount of the sale, and the need to gain public support. This sound recording has been excerpted from Tape 114/A49, which contains additional sound recording(s) following this one. See Related Records to access Tape 114/A49 in its entirety or the beginning of this recording on Tape 113.