According to the BBC, the final tapes recorded during John F. Kennedy’s presidency at the White House have been released. The JFK Library has been slowly releasing portions of the tapes since 1993. President Kennedy recorded over 260 hours of both meetings and telephone conversations during his almost three years in office.
The final 45 hours on tape were secretly recorded during Kennedy’s last three months in office.
Of the final hours of recordings released, officials omitted about five to 10 minutes of family-related discussions and about 30 minutes because of national security concerns. The tapes cover topics ranging from the Vietnam War to Kennedy’s ill-fated trip to Dallas, TX.
For more information on John F. Kennedy’s life and legacy, visit the JFK Library website.