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2. Telephone Conversation Between President Johnson and Roy Wilkins

Source: Johnson Library, Recordings and Transcripts, Recording of a Telephone Conversation between President Johnson and Roy Wilkins, Tape F64.06, Side A, PNO 5. No classification marking. This transcript was prepared in the Office of the Historian specifically for this volume.


4. Telephone Conversation Between President Johnson and the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Mann)

Source: Johnson Library, Recordings and Transcripts, Recording of a Telephone Conversation between President Johnson and Mann, Tape 64.07, Side B, PNO 3. No classification marking. This transcript was prepared in the Office of the Historian specifically for this volume.


5. National Security Action Memorandum No. 277

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, DEF 1–1. Confidential.


7. Memorandum From the Executive Secretary of the Department of State (Read) to the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, Central Files 1964–66, DEF 1–1. Confidential. Drafted by Grant G. Hilliker (S/S) and Read on February 11 and cleared by Rostow (S/P), Allen Evans (INR), and Thomas Stern (O). An attached February 12 memorandum from Read to Secretary Rusk reads in part: “Bromley Smith has advised me that the President’s purpose in this NSAM exercise is not to produce a major overall revision of existing procedures, but rather to obtain a briefing on existing procedures, and he has so advised Defense and CIA.” Secretary Rusk initialed his approval on this memorandum.


8. Highlights of Secretary of State Rusk’s Meeting With the Policy Planning Council

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, S/S-NSC Files: Lot 70 D 265, (General) National Policy Papers. Secret. Drafted in the Policy Planning Council. The time of the meeting is taken from Secretary Rusk’s Appointment Book. (Johnson Library) No list of the participants at the meeting has been found. Before the meeting, a Policy Planning Council paper, “Foreign Affairs Contingency Planning,” December 5, 1961, which had been discussed with the Secretary in late 1961, was distributed with the suggestion that a “brief review” of the paper would “be helpful” in preparing for the meeting. (Memorandum from Stephen M. Block (S/S-O) to Carol Moor (S/S-S), March 21; National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, S/S-NSC Files: Lot 70 D 265, (General) National Policy Papers)


9. Memorandum From Robert W. Komer of the National Security Council Staff to the Chairman of the Policy Planning Council (Rostow)

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Agency File, Department of State, Vol. II. Secret.


10. Memorandum for Record

Source: National Defense University, Taylor Papers, Chairman’s Staff Group, Nov 63–Aug 64. Secret; Eyes Only. Taylor initialed the memorandum adjacent to the date.


11. Memorandum for the Record

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, DDI Files, Job 80S–00004A, National Policy Papers; Procedures, 1961–1969. Secret. Prepared by [name not declassified] of CIA’s Directorate for Plans.


12. Letter From Everett Bellows and Edward L. Sherman to Secretary of State Rusk

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, S/S-Ball Files: Lot 74 D 272, Administrative. No classification marking. Bellows was Vice President of Olin Mathieson Corporation and a part-time consultant to the Department of State. Sherman was a member of the White House staff during 1964, first as Executive Assistant to Ralph Dungan and then as Assistant to John W. Macy. In an April 23 memorandum to Rusk, Crockett stated that his office had undertaken a study, under Bellows’ direction, of the role and level of regional bureau desk officers. (Kennedy Library, Crockett Papers, MS 74–28, Box 32, Secretary-1964-Mr. Crockett’s Book Copies) In a March 9 memorandum to Crockett, Management Planning Staff Chief Richard Barrett reported that he had discussed Olin Mathieson’s “Management by Objectives Philosophy” with Bellows and that he was convinced it would work in the Department. (Ibid., MS 74–45, Name File 1965 ’B,’ BA to BK #2)


13. Memorandum From the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Administration (Crockett) to Secretary of State Rusk

Source: Kennedy Library, Crockett Papers, MS 74–28, Box 32, untitled folder. Confidential. Under a covering memorandum to Rusk, November 9, Crockett stated that his memorandum was essentially the same as a November 6 draft given to Ball, which was attached.


14. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Agency File, Department of State, Vol. 5. No classification marking.


16. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rusk to President Johnson

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, S/S-Ball Files: Lot 74 D 272, Under Secretary Ball-1964. Confidential. Drafted by Ball.


17. Memorandum From the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to President Johnson

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Memos to the President-McGeorge Bundy, Vol. 8. Confidential. The memorandum indicates the President saw it.


18. Memorandum of Telephone Conversation

Source: Johnson Library, Mann Papers, Telephone Conversations with LBJ. Eyes Only. Prepared by Patricia Saunders, Mann’s secretary.


19. Memorandum From the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Administration (Crockett) to the President’s Special Assistant (Busby)

Source: Kennedy Library, Crockett Papers, MS 75–45, WH Memos. No classification marking. Drafted in O/MP on January 24.


20. Memorandum of Telephone Conversation

Source: Johnson Library, Mann Papers, Telephone Coversations with LBJ. No classification marking. Prepared by Patricia Saunders, Mann’s secretary.


21. Memorandum From Terrence Scanlon of John W. Macy Jr.’s Staff to John B. Clinton

Source: Johnson Library, Office Files of John Macy, Box 693, State Dept-General-1965. No classification marking. Along with his duties as Chairman of the Civil Service Commission, Macy served as President Johnson’s chief talent scout for Presidential appointments. Scanlon and Clinton were members of the staff that assisted him in that responsibility, the latter serving as Macy’s Executive Assistant. The personnel files created in discharging that responsibility are at the Johnson Library.


22. Memorandum From the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Administration (Crockett) to Secretary of State Rusk

Source: Kennedy Library, Crockett Papers, MS 75–45, ORG 1, CCPS. No classification marking.


23. Memorandum From Robert W. Komer of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)

Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Name File, Komer Memos, Volume I [2], Box 6. Secret.


25. Memorandum of Telephone Conversation

Source: Johnson Library, Mann Papers, Telephone Conversations with LBJ. No classification marking. Prepared by Patricia Saunders, Mann’s secretary.


26. Memorandum of Telephone Conversation

Source: Johnson Library, Mann Papers, Telephone Conversations with LBJ. No classification marking. Prepared by Patricia Saunders, Mann’s secretary.


27. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Mann) to the President’s Special Assistant (Valenti)

Source: Johnson Library, White House Central Files, Confidential File, FG 105. Confidential. Attached but not printed is a second memorandum from Mann to Valenti, March 2, explaining how a news reporter may have learned that Assistant Secretary of State Harry McPherson would be going to the White House on temporary assignment. Also attached but not printed is a note from Valenti to the President, March 3, that states: “Tom Mann sent these over. You might want to see them.”


28. Letter From the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Administration (Crockett) to the Ambassador to Germany (McGhee)

Source: Kennedy Library, Crockett Papers, MS 74–28, WJC Book. Secret; Official-Informal. Drafted by Robert Cox (O/MP). Crockett forwarded a copy of the letter to Rusk under cover of a March 10 memorandum in which he noted that Helms had been advised of his correspondence with McGhee. (Ibid.) For CIA’s reaction to Crockett’s letter, see Document 220.


29. Information Memorandum From the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Administration (Crockett) to Secretary of State Rusk

Source: Kennedy Library, Crockett Papers, MS 75–45, Lot 68 D 323. No classification marking.


30. Memorandum for the Record

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, DCI (McCone) Files, Memos for Record, Job 80–B01285A. Secret; Eyes Only. Dictated by McCone and transcribed in his office. The time of the meeting is from Rusk’s Appointment Book at the Johnson Library.