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Date: 
Nov 11, 1971 - Nov 12, 1971
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 297-1 Date: November 11, 1971 Time: Unknown between 7:51 pm and 8:19 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum for the file. [The recording begins at an unknown time while the dictation is in progress]
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Conversation No. 297-2 Date: November 11, 1971 Time: 8:19 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 14-76]
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 297-3 Date: November 11, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:19 pm and 8:24 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
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Conversation No. 297-4 Date: November 11, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:19 pm and 8:24 pm Location: Executive Office Building The White House operator talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 14-77]
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 297-5 Date: November 11, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:19 pm and 8:24 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
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Conversation No. 297-6 Date: November 11, 1971 Time: 8:24 pm - 8:25 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 14-78]
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 297-7 Date: November 11, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:25 pm and 8:48 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
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Conversation No. 297-8 Date: November 11, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:25 pm and 8:48 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 14-79]
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 297-9 Date: November 11, 1971 Time: 8:48 pm - 8:49 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Rose Mary Woods. [See Conversation No. 14-80]
Conversation No. 297-10 Date: November 11, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:49 pm and 9:13 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
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6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 297-11 Date: November 11, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:49 pm and 9:13 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown man. [Unintelligible] The unknown man left at an unknown time before 9:13 pm.
Conversation No. 297-12 Date: November 11, 1971 Time: 9:13 pm - 9:21 pm Location: Executive Office Building Charles W. Colson talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 14-81]
Conversation No. 297-13 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 9:59 am and 10:03 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 297-13 (cont.)
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 10:03 am.
Conversation No. 297-14 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 9:59 am and 10:03 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Rose Mary Woods. The President's note to coach of University of Nebraska -Dictation -Omaha World-Herald -Editors -Letter to the President Woods -Health
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 297-15 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: 10:03 am - 10:06 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Charles W. Colson -Statistics Briefing paper -Richard (“Dick”) Wilson's previous meeting with the President -Forward for book -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Raymond K. Price, Jr. Rose Mary Woods -Delivery of something Butterfield left at 10:06 am.
Conversation No. 297-16 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:06 am and 12:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman talked with the President. Rose Mary Woods -Health -Gen. Walter R. Tkach -Schedule National economy -Inflation
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 297-17 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:06 am and 12:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
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Conversation No. 297-18 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:06 am and 12:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. Haldeman. Rose Mary Woods -Health -Gen. Walter R. Tkach -Schedule -Forthcoming trips
Conversation No. 297-19
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:06 am and 12:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown man. Manolo Sanchez Instructions -Book -Papers The unknown man left at an unknown time before 12:10 pm.
Conversation No. 297-20 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:06 am and 12:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown man.
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The unknown man left at an unknown time before 12:10 pm.
Conversation No. 297-21
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:06 am and 12:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez[?]. Book -Alexander P. Butterfield
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The unknown man left at an unknown time before 12:10 pm.
Conversation No. 297-22 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:06 am and 12:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. William L. Safire Ronald L. Ziegler -Briefing
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 297-22 (cont.)
Conversation No. 297-23 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:06 am and 12:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
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Conversation No. 297-24 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:06 am and 12:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. Haldeman. Rose Mary Woods -Schedule -California
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13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 297-24 (cont.)
BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Privacy] [Duration: 1m 27s ]
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The President's schedule -Vietnam troop withdrawal announcement -Press coverage -Timing -Gerald R. Ford -Timing
Conversation No. 297-25 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:06 am and 12:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 14-82]
Conversation No. 297-26 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: 12:10 pm - 12:29 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Charles W. Colson.
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[See Conversation No. 14-83; two items have been withdrawn from the conversation]
Conversation No. 297-27 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:29 pm and 12:33 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Kissinger’s schedule -Return call
Conversation No. 297-28 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: 12:33 pm - 12:59 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -The President's forthcoming troop withdrawal announcement Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 12:36 pm. Butterfield left at 12:37 pm. -Possible press questions -Troop withdrawal -Rate -White House staff leaks -Clark MacGregor -Charles W. Colson
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 297-28 (cont.)
-Negotiations with North Vietnam -Deadline -Residual force -Rate of withdrawal -1972 election -Melvin R. Laird -Informing people -The President's conversation with H. R. Haldeman -Congress -Timing -MacGregor -Cabinet -Gerald R. Ford and Hugh Scott -Possible reaction -Laird -Statements -Saigon -Residual force -William P. Rogers -Statements -Possible press questions -Residual force -Negotiations -State Department -Casualties -The President's opponents -Possible motivations -The President's successes -Casualties -Troop withdrawal -The President’s press conference of September 16, 1971 India-Pakistan -Possible press questions -Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan's efforts -Civilian government -United Nations [UN] -Observers -Relief supplies -Possible pullback -[Indira Gandhi]
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 297-28 (cont.)
-Refugees -US policy -War -US foreign aid -India The President's schedule -Willy Brandt -Georges J.R. Pompidou -Arthur K. Watson -[David] Kenneth Rush -Azores -Europe -Brandt -Edward R.G. Heath -Pompidou -[Gen. Charles A.J.M. De Gaulle's] funeral -Possible meeting at the Azores -Martinique -Watson's possible conversation with Rush Watson -Relationship with State Department -Rogers -Publicity Walter H. Annenberg Watson Rush John J. McCloy -Conversation with Kissinger, November 11, 1971 -Kissinger’s meeting with Rogers Vietnam -The President's forthcoming troop withdrawal announcement -Kissinger's forthcoming call to Rogers -Ronald L. Ziegler -Laird
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 297-28 (cont.)
-Notification -Timing -Leaks -Press -Informing people -MacGregor -Kissinger's previous conversation with Rogers -Subsequent announcements -Timing -Possible peace campaign -Congress -North Vietnamese negotiations -Prospects -Kissinger's forthcoming conversation with Rogers -Laird -Leaks -Negotiations -US air power -Cambodia and Laos -Possible press questions -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Negotiations with North Vietnam -US position -Kissinger’s staff -Meeting -Questions about Vietnam -1972 campaign -POWs -The President's forthcoming troop withdrawal announcement -Timing -Negotiations with North Vietnam -POWs -Bombing of North Vietnam -Timing -The President’s forthcoming trips [to People’s Republic of China [PRC] and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]] -Negotiations Kissinger left at 12:59 pm.
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 297-28 (cont.)
Conversation No. 297-29 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:59 pm and 2:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:20 pm.
Conversation No. 297-30 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:59 pm and 2:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:20 pm.
Conversation No. 297-31 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:59 pm and 2:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Instructions -Placement of unknown object Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:20 pm.
Conversation No. 297-32 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:59 pm and 2:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -The President's forthcoming troop withdrawal announcement -Possible press questions -Rate of withdrawal -Paper
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 297-33 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:59 pm and 2:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Henry A. Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 2:20 pm.
Conversation No. 297-34 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:59 pm and 2:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -The President's forthcoming troop withdrawal announcement -Possible press questions -Ronald L. Ziegler -Residual force -Prisoners of war [POWs]
Conversation No. 297-35 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:59 pm and 2:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 297-34 (cont.)
The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -The President's forthcoming troop withdrawal announcement -Possible press questions -Ronald L. Ziegler -Negotiations with North Vietnam
Conversation No. 297-36 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:59 pm and 2:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:20 pm.
Conversation No. 297-37 Date: November 12, 1971
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 297-36 (cont.)
Time: Unknown between 12:59 pm and 2:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person The President’s schedule -John D. Ehrlichman The unknown person left at an unknown time before 2:20 pm.
Conversation No. 297-38 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: 2:20 pm - 2:25 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -The President's forthcoming troop withdrawal announcement -Possible press questions -Residual force -South Vietnamese military capability -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Wives -North Vietnamese -Negotiations with North Vietnam -Ronald L. Ziegler -Briefing -Xuan Thuy -Paris -Le Duc Tho -Nguyen Van Thieu -Possible resignation -Election -US offer -The President's conversation with Josip Broz Tito -Bombing of North Vietnam
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 297-38 (cont.)
-Weather -Robert C. Seamans, Jr. -Possible targets -Vinh -“Protective reaction” -The President's forthcoming troop withdrawal announcement -Timing -Kissinger's note and conversation with William P. Rogers -Melvin R. Laird -Credibility -Gerald R. Ford and Leslie C. Arends -The President's handling -Credit -Possible press questions -Negotiations in Paris -Handling -Compared with other wars -Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and [Thomas] Woodrow Wilson -Public reaction -The President's forthcoming troop withdrawal announcement -Kissinger's forthcoming call to Ronald W. Reagan The President's schedule -National Security Council [NSC] -Agenda -Anti-ballistic missiles [ABMs] -Kissinger, Gerard C. Smith and Rogers Kissinger left at 2:25 pm.
Conversation No. 297-39 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:25 pm and 2:36 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person.
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 297-38 (cont.)
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The unknown person left at an unknown time before 2:36 pm.
Conversation No. 297-40 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: 2:36 pm - 2:38 pm Location: Executive Office Building John D. Ehrlichman talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 14-84]
Conversation No. 297-41 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: 2:40 pm – 2:41 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule Butterfield left at an unknown time before 3:55 pm.
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 297-42 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:41 pm and 3:55 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:55 pm.
Conversation No. 297-43 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:41 pm and 3:55 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 297-42 (cont.)
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:55 pm.
Conversation No. 297-44 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:41 pm and 3:55 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Materials for Camp David -Unknown person Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:55 pm.
Conversation No. 297-45 Date: November 12, 1971 Time: Unknown after 2:41 pm until 3:55 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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