Northwestern University's Jerry Goldman, provider of the Oyez Oyez Oyez Supreme Court Oral Arguments audio archive (discussed in the January 26, 1996 Scout Report
) has made another net contribution, providing RealAudio versions of telephone conversations of President Lyndon Johnson, recorded on May 27, 1964. Recently released by the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, three of the four recordings concern LBJ's misgivings about American involvement in the conflict in Vietnam. The conversations are between Johnson and Adlai Stevenson, McGeorge Bundy, Richard Russell, and George Reedy, and illustrate just how torn the president and some of his advisors were over escalating the war, just a few months before the Tonkin Gulf Resolution that marked the beginning of that escalation. More information on recordings and transcripts of President Johnson's conversations and meetings can be found at the LBJ Presidential Library site.
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