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Date: 
Aug 17, 1972 - Aug 19, 1972
Location: 
Camp David
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Conversation No. 204-1 Date: August 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:26 pm and 7:35 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's forthcoming acceptance speech -Summary of materials -Richard A. Moore [?] -Patrick J. Buchanan -Letters from relatives of Vietnam War casualties -Answers to the President’s questions -The Administration’s accomplishments -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -The President’s view -Buchanan -Foreign policy -Supreme Court -Haldeman’s conversation with William F. (“Billy”) Graham -1968 campaign -Possible duration -Buchanan’s suggestions -Issues -Contrast with George S. McGovern -Defense -Amnesty for draft evaders -Permissiveness -Welfare -Foreign policy -Isolationism -Taxes -Spending -American society -Harvard University -Yale University -Notre Dame University -Graham’s view -Tone of speech -Accomplishments -Thomas E. Dewey complex -John B. Connally
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Mention of McGovern -Welfare state -McGovern -Length of speech Graham’s visit with Lyndon B. Johnson -Johnson's endorsement -Sale of television station -Johnson's health -Los Angeles Times -Gift of house -National Park Service
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Polls -Public approval of the President -George H. Gallup -Support for the President -Conservatives and liberals -Public exposure -The public’s perception of support for the President -McGovern -Media coverage of politics The President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Ronald W. Reagan -Duration -Possible report -California -Effect of Reagan’s support on the President -Democrats
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Franklyn C. (“Lyn”) Nofziger -Timing of meeting The President's forthcoming acceptance speech -Buchanan’s view -Ivy League -Intellectual elite -The President’s recent talk with Tricia Nixon Cox -Format -Strategy -Mention of McGovern -Introduction -"New majority" -Economics -Law and order -Foreign policy -Defense -Offer of choice -Buchanan -Beliefs of the Administration -Welfare reform -$1000-per-person proposal -Defense -Gallup -Debate -Polls -Speechwriters -The President’s view -Content -Haldeman’s view -"New majority" -Offer of choice -Contrast with McGovern -Economy, personal safety, world peace -Format -Foreign policy -Peace -Domestic issues -Environment, Women, youth, farmers, Indians -Issues -Economy Inflation -McGovern’s speech
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -The President’s progress in drafting the speech -Reagan -Compared to Nelson A. Rockefeller -The President’s view Public relations -McGovern -Crowds in Racine, Wisconsin -Julie Nixon Eisenhower's conversation with the President -Advance work -Compared to Hubert H. Humphrey -McGovern’s possible reaction -Haldeman’s view -Press reaction -The President -Crowds -Compared to McGovern -Ohio State University appearance -Television -Estimates of size -Los Angeles -El Toro The President's forthcoming acceptance speech -State of US in 1968 -Buchanan -Strategy -Haldeman’s view -Tone -Speechwriters -Price -William L. Safire -Buchanan -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Aram Bakshian -Knowledge of issues -Andrews’s draft -McGovern -1972 Democratic Party platform -“New majority” -Partisanship -Price -The President's accomplishments
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Bakshian’s draft -Vietnam -Inflation -Cities -Environment -Price’s draft -Mamie G.D. Eisenhower -Progress since 1952 -Workers income -Americans in poverty -Increase in college education -End of segregation -Output of goods and services -Decrease of work week -Wages -Home ownership -Technology -Leisure -Environment -Aid to poor and elderly -Unemployment -Cost of living -Crime -Drug abuse -Tax cuts -World peace -Offer of choices -McGovern -Increase in welfare rolls -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Thomas Jefferson -Harry S. Truman -John F. Kennedy -US traditions -Trials of former presidents -Adlai E. Stevenson, II -The President’s view -Recounting of administration achievements -Public reaction -Compared with State of the Union address -Efficacy of speech -Content -Major topics
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Taxes -Inflation -Taxes -Spending -Economy -Inflation -Need for positive tone -Differences between the candidates -Reaction of listeners -The President's beliefs -Politics -Recounting of the President’s accomplishments -Audience -Context of speech -Other speakers Haldeman's forthcoming call to John D. Ehrlichman The President and Haldeman left at an unknown time before 7:40 pm.
Conversation No. 204-2 Date: August 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:30 pm and 10:32 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President rehearsed his "Remarks on Accepting the Presidential Nomination of the Republican National Convention". [A transcript of the speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, 1972, pp. 787-795.] [Pause] The President replayed portions of his speech at an unknown time between 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm.
Conversation No. 204-3 Date: August 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:30 pm and 10:32 pm
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 140-28]
Conversation No. 204-4 Date: August 17, 1972 Time: 10:32 pm - 10:51 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 140-29]
Conversation No. 204-5 Date: August 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:51 pm and 11:02 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 140-30]
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Conversation No. 204-6 Date: August 17, 1972 Time: 11:02 pm - 11:04 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 140-31]
Conversation No. 204-7 Date: August 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:04 pm and 11:43 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President rehearsed his "Remarks on Accepting the Presidential Nomination of the Republican National Convention". [A transcript of the speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, 1972, pp. 787-795.] The President replayed a portion of his speech at an unknown time between 11:04 pm and 11:43 pm.
Conversation No. 204-8 Date: August 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:04 pm and 11:43 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 140-32]
Conversation No. 204-9
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02)
Date: Unknown between August 17 and August 18, 1972 Time: Unknown after 11:04 pm, August 17, 1972 and before 12:45 am, August 18, 1972 Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President rehearsed his "Remarks on Accepting the Presidential Nomination of the Republican National Convention". [A transcript of the speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, 1972, pp. 787-795.] Rose Mary Woods entered at an unknown time after 11:04 pm. The President’s forthcoming acceptance speech -Transcription of tapes -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Text changes -Completion of speech -Woods’s residence -Dogwood Lodge -Elmer H.Bobst’s view -1968 acceptance speech -The President’s televised address in the Soviet Union, May 28, 1972 -Effect of speech on electorate -The President’s televised address in the Soviet Union -Tanya Savicheva -William L. Safire -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Aram Bakshian -Harold J. (“Tex”) Lezar, Jr. -Patrick J. Buchanan -Price The President's schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Ronald W. Reagan -Report on European trip -The President’s view -New suits -Republican National Convention -The President’s televised address in the Soviet Union -Anthony T. Rossi -Zosimo T. Monzon Call to Woods from unknown person
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Support for the President -Brig. Gen. Daniel ("Chappie") James, Jr. television appearance -View of blacks in US Letters -Marjorie P. Acker -Mamie G.D. Eisenhower and John S.D. Eisenhower -Thanks for statement about George S. McGovern -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Charles W. Colson’s recent call -Letter to George Meany -The President’s telephone call to Meany -Vietnam veterans The President’s speeches -The President’s televised address in the Soviet Union -Mushroom metaphor -Price’s role -Safire -Savicheva story -Quality -Speechwriters' effort -Political orientation -Buchanan -Kenneth L. Khachigian -Buchanan -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Question and Answer [Q&A] work -Andrews -Price -Pace of work -Wok with Andrews during the Soviet trip -Woods’s view Agnew -Compared to R. Sargent Shriver -Woods’s view -Domestic Council -John D. Ehrlichman -National Security Council [NSC] -John V. Lindsay -Charles H. Percy -Woods’s view
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Domestic Council -Accomplishments -Staff -Briefings for the President while he was Vice President -Robert E. Cushman -Agnes Waldron -Colgate Prentiss -Princeton University -Robert C. Wilson -Agnew’s staff -The President’s view -William A. Anders The President’s forthcoming acceptance speech -Agnew -Nomination -John B. Connally The President talked with the Camp David operator at an unknown time between 11:04 pm and 11:43 pm. [Conversation No. 204-9A] [See Conversation No. 140-33] [End of telephone conversation] Price -Pace of work -Andrews -Work with Price during the Soviet trip The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman between 11:43 pm and 11:49 pm. [Conversation No. 204-9B] [See Conversation No. 140-34] [End of telephone conversation] The President’s forthcoming acceptance speech -Relationship between Price and Andrews -Unknown person
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) -Previous speechwriters -Bryce N. Harlow -Bill Elliot -James R. Shepley -Arthur S. Flemming -Gabriel Hauge -Harlow -Shepley -Wife -William P. Rogers -Flemming Rogers -Platform Committee -Woods’s view The President's schedule Woods left at an unknown time before 12:45 am, August 18, 1972 .
Conversation No. 204-10 Date: Unknown between August 17 and August 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:49 pm, August 17, 1972 and 12:45 am, August 18, 1972 Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Telex to Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Instruction for unknown woman [Rose Mary Woods?] Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:45 am, August 18, 1972.
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02) Conversation No. 204-11 Date: Unknown between August 17 and August 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:49 pm, August 17, 1972 and 12:45 am, August 18 ,1972 Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President rehearsed his "Remarks on Accepting the Presidential Nomination of the Republican National Convention”. [A transcript of the speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents, 1972, pp. 787-795.] The President replayed portions of his speech at an unknown time between 11:49 pm, August 17 and 12:45 am, August 18, 1972.
Conversation No. 204-12 Date: Unknown between August 17 and 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:49 pm, August 17, 1972 and 12:45 am, August 18, 1972 Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Delivery of material to Rose Mary Woods -Transcription Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:45 am, August 18, 1972.
Conversation No. 204-13 Date: Unknown between August 18 and 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:15 am, August 18, 1972 and 11:42 am, August 19, 1972 Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 140-35]
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Mar-02)
Conversation No. 204-14 Date: Unknown between August 18 and 19, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:15 am, August 18, 1972 and 11:42 am, August 19, 1972 Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 140-36]