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Date: 
Dec 28, 1972 - Dec 30, 1972
Location: 
Camp David
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-1NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08)
Conversation No. 237-1 Date: December 28, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:18 pm and 6:30 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Manolo Sanchez. White House gifts [?] -Golf balls [?] -Oak Hill [Country Club] -Unknown person The President’s schedule -Movie -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon Light Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:30 pm.
Conversation No. 237-2 Date: December 28, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:50 pm and 7:14 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift.] Introduction for recording -Location -Time
-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 237-2 (cont’d)
Vietnam negotiations -Telephone call -Time -Col. Richard T. Kennedy -Success -Henry A. Kissinger -Message -Thieu -Kissinger -Motives -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. 1973 Inauguration -Plans -Press relations -Compared to May 8, 1972 decision -Tactics -Moscow Summit -Bombing -US position -Actions compared to ideas -The President on television [TV] -Options -Thieu -Kissinger -Optimism -Los Angeles Times -James Roosevelt -Press relations -New York Times -Los Angeles Times -Congress holiday recess -TV networks The President’s schedule -Movie night [End segment reviewed under deed of gift.] *****************************************************************
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 237-2 (cont’d)
Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 6:50 pm. The President’s schedule -Movie viewing George C. Wallace -Meeting with Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo in Kay Biscayne -Sanchez’s conversation with Rebozo -Wallace’s view of the President -Call from the President -Timing -Movie -Rebozo’s location -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Instruction for Fina Sanchez Sanchez left at an unknown time before 7:14 pm.
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift.] The President’s schedule -End of dictation [End segment reviewed under deed of gift.] *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 237-3 Date: December 28, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:50 pm and 7:14 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-1]
-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08)
Conversation No. 237-4 Date: December 28, 1972 Time: 7:14 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-2]
Conversation No. 237-5 Date: December 28, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:14 pm and 9:10 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Preparation of fire in fireplace -Paper Dictabelt tape -Private file Preparation of fire in fireplace -Match -Paper -New York Times Sanchez left at an unknown time before 9:10 pm.
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08)
Conversation No. 237-6 Date: December 28, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:10 pm and 9:41 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-3]
Conversation No. 237-7 Date: December 28, 1972 Time: 9:41 pm - 10:07 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. [See Conversation No. 158-4]
Conversation No. 237-8 Date: December 28 or 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:07 pm, December 28, 1972 and 10:48 am, December 29, 1972 Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with William Hirsch. Preparation of fire in fireplace Christmas decorations -Hirsch's role Hirsch left at an unknown time before 10:48 am, December 29, 1972.
-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08)
Conversation No. 237-9 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:30 am and 10:48 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-5]
Conversation No. 237-10 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 10:48 am – 11:06 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Col. Richard T. Kennedy. [See Conversation No. 158-6]
Conversation No. 237-11 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:06 am and 11:23 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Manolo Sanchez Dictabelt tape -Private file Private files -Security -Rose Mary Wood's office -Safe
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 237-11 (cont’d)
Sanchez left at unknown time before 11:23 am.
Conversation No. 237-12 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:06 am and 11:23 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-7]
Conversation No. 237-13 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:06 am and 11:23 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-8]
Conversation No. 237-14 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 11:24 am - 11:46 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. [See Conversation No. 158-9]
-8NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08)
Conversation No. 237-15 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:46 am and 11:53 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-10]
Conversation No. 237-16 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 11:53 am - 11:54 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Commander Alexander R. Larzelere. [See Conversation No. 158-12]
Conversation No. 237-17 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 11:55 am - 11:59 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo. [See Conversation No. 158-13]
-9NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08)
Conversation No. 237-18 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:59 am and 12:01 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-14]
Conversation No. 237-19 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 12:01 pm - 12:08 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. [See Conversation No. 158-15]
Conversation No. 237-20 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 12:08 pm - 12:09 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire Col. Richard T. Kennedy talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 158-16]
Conversation No. 237-21 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:09 pm and 12:13 pm
-10NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 237-21 (cont’d) Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-17]
Conversation No. 237-22 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 12:13 pm - 12:37 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 158-18]
Conversation No. 237-23 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:37 pm and 1:20 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President’s schedule -Birch lodge -Briefcases Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:20 pm.
Conversation No. 237-24 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:20 pm and 5:03 pm
-11NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 237-24 (cont’d) Location: Camp David Hard Wire Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon met with Julie Nixon Eisenhower.
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift.] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] ] [Duration: 25s END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[End segment reviewed under deed of gift.] *****************************************************************
Mrs. Nixon and Julie Nixon Eisenhower left at an unknown time before 5:03 pm.
Conversation No. 237-25 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 5:03 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-19]
-12NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08)
Conversation No. 237-26 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 5:06 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-20]
Conversation No. 237-27 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:06 pm and 5:12 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Item Delivery to military aide -Message Instruction The President’s schedule Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:12 pm.
Conversation No. 237-28 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:06 pm and 5:12 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator.
-13NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 237-28 (cont’d) [See Conversation No. 158-21]
Conversation No. 237-29 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 5:12 pm - 5:15 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Stephen B. Bull. [See Conversation No. 158-22]
Conversation No. 237-52 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:15 pm and 5:20 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-23]
Conversation No. 237-30 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 5:20 pm - 5:32 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 158-24]
-14NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08)
Conversation No. 237-31 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:32 pm and 6:00 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon.
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift.] The President’s schedule -Swim -Value -Timing -Dinner -Timing [End segment reviewed under deed of gift.] *****************************************************************
Mrs. Nixon left at an unknown time before 5:40 pm.
Conversation No. 237-32 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 5:40 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-25]
-15NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08)
Conversation No. 237-33 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:40 pm and 6:28 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Preparation of fire in fireplace -Sanchez’s vision Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:28 pm.
Conversation No. 237-34 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 6:28 pm - 6:44 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire Henry A. Kissinger talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 158-26]
Conversation No. 237-35 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:44 pm and 6:49 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-27]
-16NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08)
Conversation No. 237-36 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 6:49 pm - 6:52 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Col. Richard T. Kennedy. [See Conversation No. 158-28]
Conversation No. 237-37 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 6:52 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-29]
Conversation No. 237-38 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 6:52 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-30]
Conversation No. 237-39 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:52 pm and 7:02 pm
-17NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 237-39 (cont’d) Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-31]
Conversation No. 237-40 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 7:02 pm - 7:04 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with U. Alexis Johnson. [See Conversation No. 158-32]
Conversation No. 237-41 Date: December 29, 1972 Time: 7:10 pm - 7:11 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with [David] Kenneth Rush. [See Conversation No. 158-33]
Conversation No. 237-42 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:41 am and 9:53 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with an unknown man.
-18NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 237-42 (cont’d)
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift.] Fire in fireplace Refreshment [End segment reviewed under deed of gift.] ***************************************************************** The unknown man left at an unknown time before 9:53 am.
Conversation No. 237-43 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:41 pm and 9:53 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-34.]
Conversation No. 237-44 Date: December 30, 1984 Time: 9:53 am - 10:02 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 158-35]
-19NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08)
Conversation No. 237-45 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:02 am and 10:04 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-36]
Conversation No. 237-46 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 10:04 am - 10:12 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. [See Conversation No. 158-37]
Conversation No. 237-47 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:12 am and 10:54 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with William Hirsch [?].
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift.] The President’s schedule -Telephone call [?] -Refreshment [End segment reviewed under deed of gift.]
-20NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 237-47 (cont’d) *****************************************************************
Hirsch [?] left at an unknown time before 10:54 am.
Conversation No. 237-48 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:12 am and 10:54 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President dictated a memorandum for the file. ***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift.] Vietnam negotiations -Announcement -Suspension of bombing -Resumption of negotiations -Henry A. Kissinger -Le Duc Tho -Executive decisions -Charles W. Colson -John A. Scali -Bombing -Compared to May 8, 1972 decision -Invasion -Public support -Henry A. Kissinger -Ronald L. Ziegler -Scali -May 8, 1972 decision -Compared to Hanoi bombing -Success -Hindsight -Laos -Public perception
-21NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 237-48 (cont’d) -Announcement -Public perception -Press relations -Congress -Colson -Scali -U. Alexis Johnson -Reaction to decision -Public reaction -Col. Richard T. Kennedy -Soviet Union -Reaction to public opinion -Kissinger -Opposition -Australia -Johnson protests over bombing -William B. Saxby -Wilbur D. Mills -Edmund. S. Muskie -Hubert A. Humphrey -Success -Congress -Press relations -Protests over bombing -Gerald L. Warren -The President’s reassurance -Television [TV] appearance -Kissinger -Paris peace talks -Colson [End segment reviewed under deed of gift.] *****************************************************************
Conversation No. 237-49 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:15 am and 10:54 am
-22NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. July-08) Conversation No. 237-49 (cont’d) Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 158-38]
Conversation No. 237-50 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 10:54 am - 10:56 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Stephen B. Bull. [See Conversation No. 158-39]
Conversation No. 237-51 Date: December 30, 1972 Time: 11:06 am - 11:42 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 158-40] The President talked with John A. Scali at an unknown time between 11:06 am and 112:42 am. [See Conversation No. 158-40] [This recording was cut off at an unknown time before 11:42 am. An unknown portion of the conversation was not recorded while the tape was changed. This conversation continues on 2381.]