Listen to selections from recorded conversations of six Presidents,
from Roosevelt to Nixon, at this interesting website.
is designed as a service to the research community by making freely
available all of the presidential recordings, along with relevant
research materials, so that scholars, teachers, students, and the
public can hear and use these remarkable tapes for themselves.
The site is hosted and maintained by the Presidential Recordings
Program at the University of Virginia's
Miller Center of Public Affairs.
Clips currently featured on the homepage are
typical of the site's offerings:
- Actress Janet Leigh's FBI Background Check
- JFK Orders "One of Those Blue Pills"
- LBJ orders some custom-made pants from the Haggar clothing company,
August 9, 1964
- JFK reflects on the assassination of South Vietnamese President
Diem, November 4, 1963
- Nixon on Donald Rumsfeld, March 9, 1971
The site also offers:
- transcripts of some of the Kennedy tapes
- virtual exhibits on civil rights, politics, the space race, and
- news and articles
- research information and photos