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Date: 
May 19, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 501-1 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: 8:52 am - 8:53 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. [See Conversation No. 3-63]
Conversation No. 501-2 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:52 am and 8:53 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person.
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The unknown person left at an unknown time before 8:53 am.
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Conversation No. 501-3 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: 8:55 am - 9:05 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] negotiations -Kissingers previous meeting with Gerard C. Smith -Draft statement -March proposal -Instructions for Smith -Schedule -Smiths questions -Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicle [MIRV] -Kissinger's backgrounder -William P. Rogers -Drafted statement for President -Kissingers contributions -President's schedule -Meeting with American Red Cross -Statement for President -Wording Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:55 am. Rogers Bull left at an unknown time before 9:05 am. SALT negotiations -Announcement -President's statement -Future of negotiations -Kissinger's backgrounder -Hubert H. Humphrey -President's statement -Presidents position in negotiations -Kissingers draft statement -Schedule
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Leaks -Congressional support -Columnists -Richard (Dick) Wilson, William F. Buckley, and William S. White -Kissinger's schedule, President's schedule -Charles W. Colson Kissinger left at 9:05 am.
Conversation No. 501-4 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: 9:05 am - 10:14 am Location: Oval Office The President met with William P. Rogers. Weather President's trip on the Sequoia, May 18, 1971 Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:05 am. An item to be copied Bull left at an unknown time before 9:45 am. President's trip on the Sequoia, May 18, 1971 Middle East -A Newsweek article -An unidentified Columbia University professor -President's meeting with Landrum Bolling -Quakers -US policy -Negotiations -Anwar el-Sadat -Rogers view
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Orientation to the West -Military situation -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Meeting with Rogers -Joseph P. Sisco -State Department -Importance of peace agreement -USSR military assistance Conv. No. 501-3 (cont.) -Costs -Suez Canal -Effect of Suez Canal agreement -US support of Israel -Effect of USSR presence -Sisco -USSR withdrawal -Possible agreement -Malik Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz al-Saud [Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia] -Visit to US Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:05 am. Bolling's letter -Copy -Israel Bull left at an unknown time before 9:45 am. Middle East -An article in Newsweek -Author -Sadat -President's May 18, 1971 meeting with Congressional leaders -U. Alexis Johnson -Editor of Al-ahram, Mohammed Heikal -Relationship with Sadat -Rogers tour Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:05 am. Copied items
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Bull left at an unknown time before 9:45 am. Middle East -Sadat -Meeting with Rogers -Heikal -Relationship with Sadat -Wife -Sadat -Meeting with Rogers -Settlements -Suez Canal -Economic assistance -US policy -Egypt, Arab Countries, Jews -Potential for breakthrough -Compared with Vietnam -European response -Rogers trip -France -Robert Schumann -Sadat -Meeting with Rogers
Conv. No. 501-4 (cont.)
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-Israel
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-Rogers trip -Reception
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Conv. No. 501-4 (cont.)
ISRAEL
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-Economy -Immigration -US aid -A Newsweek article -1972 election -American Jews -Support for President's policies -Hubert H. Humphrey -Henry M. (Scoop) Jackson -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -President's policies
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ISRAEL
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-US policy -Public opinion -USSR -Rogers mail -Quakers -Work with Jews in peace causes -Rogers trip -Gulf of Aqaba -Sharm El-sheik -Miami Beach -Agriculture -US policy
Conv. No. 501-4 (cont.)
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-Golda Meir -Meeting with Rogers -Cabinet -Sadat -Sisco meeting -Dr. Mahmoud Fawzi's schedule
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-Fawzi -Faisal's visit [The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 9:05 am and 9:45 am] [Conversation No. 501-4a] Conv. No. 501-4 (cont.) Return call from H.R. (Bob) Haldeman[?] [End of telephone conversation] Middle East -Faisal's visit -State Dinner -US relations with Egypt -Rogers meeting with Sadat -Sudan, Algeria, Syria -Sudanese -Egyptians Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -President's statement in San Clemente -A Message to Vienna -US position -Antiballistic Missile [ABM] -Offensive weapons -Response to US proposal -Timing -Substance -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Agreement [Haldeman talked with the President between 9:45 am and 9:46 am] [Conversation No. 501-4B] [See Conversation No. 3-64] [End of telephone conversation]
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
SALT -Agreement -Public statement, letter -Wording -ABM -Gerard C. Smith -Provisions -ABM Conv. No. 501-4 (cont.) -Public statement, letter -Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicle [MIRV] -President's schedule -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Instructions -Provisions -Congress -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield, Edmund S. Muskie -Possible Leaks -[Lyndon B.] [?] Johnson -ABM -Prospects -ABM -Charles H. Percy -Provisions -Interpretations -Differences -Schedule -Meeting with Congressional leaders -Televised announcement -Timing -Smith -Brezhnev -Pierre E. Trudeau's visit to USSR -ABM -J. William Fulbright -Future -Announcement -Middle East negotiations -USSR -Cabinet and National Security Council -Timing
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Sadat Israel Rogers left at 10:14 am.
Conv. No. 501-4 (cont.) Conversation No. 501-5 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:14 am and 10:22 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Request for an item Bull left at an unknown time before 10:22 am.
Conversation No. 501-6 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:14 am and 10:22 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person.
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The unknown person left at an unknown time before 10:22 am.
Conversation No. 501-7 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: 10:22 am - 11:04 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman. [Unintelligible] Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:22 am. President's schedule -Henry A. Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 10:24 am. [Unintelligible] Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Vienna Kissinger entered at 10:24 am. -Kissingers meeting with Gerard C. Smith -Smiths response -Arms Control and Disarmament Agency [ACDA] -President's meeting with William P. Rogers -Smiths response -Rogers response -Presidents view -Smith's schedule -Briefings and backgrounders
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Photo session with President and delegation -Rogers and Melvin R. Laird -Announcement -Cabinet -Possible leaks -Kissinger's briefing for John B. Connally, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, and Elliot L. Richardson -Congressional leaders -Cabinet -Coverage of meeting -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Congressional leaders -Cabinet -USSR -Coverage of meeting -Timing -Cabinet -Congressional leaders -Location -Cabinet -Length of meeting -Congressional leaders -Kissinger's backgrounders for media -J. William Fulbright -Length -Smith -Democrats -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -Kissinger's briefings -President's note -John A. Scali -Anti-ballistic missiles [ABM] -Critics -Supporters -Richard Wilson, William F. Buckley, William S. White -Stewart J.O. and Joseph W. Alsop Foreign policy -Rogers trip to Middle East -Coverage -Haldeman's call to Rogers in London
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Berlin -People's Republic of China [PRC] initiative -Vietnam -Middle East -Rogers trip -Israel -Suez Canal -State Department -Golda Meir -Rogers -Kissinger's briefings -Rogers -SALT -Kissinger's briefing -President's role -Smith's role -Kissinger's role -State Department role -U. Alexis Johnson -Attendance at SALT announcement, May 20 -Smith -Possible meeting with Rogers -State Department -Rogers -Agreement -Smith -Vladimir S. Semenov -President's meeting with Rogers -USSR reaction -Brezhnev -PRC initiative -Rogers -Knowledge -State Department -ACDA -Smith -Meeting with Rogers -Rogers -Kissinger -Haldeman's call -Meeting with President
Conv. No. 501-7 (cont.)
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Dobrynin -A phone call from Haldeman -Forthcoming meeting -Dobrynin -Rogers -Forthcoming meeting with Haldeman -Response -Kissinger's role -Dobrynin -Forthcoming meeting with Haldeman -Middle East -Rogers trip -Reports -Kissingers view -Joseph J. Sisco -Egypt -Reports -Kissinger's reports -Rogers work -Laos, Cambodia -SALT -Kissinger's briefings -State and Defense Departments -Recent developments -Rogers trip -Results -USSR -Announcement -Rogers -Efforts -Vietnam -SALT -Laird -Meetings with President and Kissinger -Smith and delegation -Meetings with Kissinger -Reception Kissinger left at 10:53 am. -Congressional leaders
Conv. No. 501-7 (cont.)
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Rogers -Kissinger's and President's roles -Rogers -Forthcoming meeting with Haldeman -Reports to President -Middle East -Kissinger -Middle East -Meeting with President -Possible Summit -SALT -Kissinger's briefings -Kissinger's role -May 18, 1971 Sequoia Cruise -Conversations with Haldeman -Rogers role -President's press conference -Rogers trip and television appearances -Kissinger's role -Backgrounder -SALT -Kissinger's backgrounders -Defense and State Departments -White House -USSR -Rogers -Role in SALT -Forthcoming meeting with Haldeman -Agreement -President's role -Message from San Clemente -Rogers meeting with Haldeman -Middle East -Suez -Rogers and Kissinger's roles -USSR -Method of negotiation -John Foster Dulles, Dwight D. Eisenhower -Rogers -Forthcoming meeting with Haldeman
Conv. No. 501-7 (cont.)
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[Unintelligible] The President and Haldeman left at 11:04 am.
Conversation No.(cont.) Conv. No. 501-7 501-8 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:04 am and 11:07 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person. Presidents schedule The President and the unknown person left at an unknown time before 11:07 am.
Conversation No. 501-31 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:56 am and 12:00 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown woman. Presidents schedule -An unknown item The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 12:00 pm.
Conversation No. 501-9 Date: May 19, 1971
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Time: 12:00 pm - 12:02 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. [Unintelligible] President's schedule Conv. No. 501-8 (cont.) -Meetings with Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] delegation Butterfield left at 12:02 pm.
Conversation No. 501-10 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:02 pm and 12:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person. Rose Mary Woods schedule [?] [End of conversation]
Conversation No. 501-11 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:02 pm and 12:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown woman. A request The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 12:07 pm.
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Conversation No. 501-12 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: 12:07 pm - 12:28 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Greetings Weather White House entertainment and social affairs -Entertainers at White House dinners -Stephen B. Bull -Unknown entertainer -Leslie T. (Bob) Hope -Richard (Red) Skeleton -Pearl M. Bailey -John Wayne -Unknown entertainer -Support for the President -Visits to the White House
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Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Trip to Greece, Corfu, Majorca -Accommodations
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An unknown man -Health -A letter from President Thelma C. (Pat) Nixon -Cabinet wives' luncheon Woods -An honorary degree from Pfeiffer College -A luncheon -Woods speech -Commencement speaker -A rabbi from Springfield, Massachusetts -Speech -Work as Indiana prison chaplain -Letter from Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Milton and Emily Rose -Woods speech -Service with the President -Woods television speech -Woods television interview -Terence Cardinal Cooke -Demonstrators -Washington, DC demonstrators
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-President's position -Interviewer's response -Charlotte, North Carolina -President's previous trip to Pfeiffer College in 1965 -Milton Rose -Presidents previous visit to [Forename unknown] Babcocks home -A trustee's recollection Conv. No. 501-12 (cont.) -Woods Charlotte, North Carolina television interview -Distribution -Trip -Commencement events -Weather -Comments to Woods regarding support for President Joe [Surname unknown] -Speech at policeman's event in Winston-Salem, North Carolina -Support for President
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William P. Rogers Henry A. Kissinger entered at 12:24 pm. Woods -Honorary degree form Pfeiffer College J. William Fulbright -Visit to Soviet Embassy
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Woods left at 12:24 pm. Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Agreement -Language of text -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Changes -Process of amendment
Conv. No. 501-12 (cont.)
[H.R. (Bob) Haldeman talked with the President between 12:24 pm and 12:25 pm] [Conversation No. 501-12A] [See Conversation No. 3-65] [End of telephone conversation] SALT talks -US relations with Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Dobrynin -Wheat and grain -A British computer -U. Alexis Johnson -Meeting with Dobrynin -Soviet Jews -Timing -Kissingers schedule Melvin R. Laird -Memo on Vietnamese defense mechanization -Special Research Group [SRG] -Possible effect -Possible leak -Meeting with Kissinger Kissinger left at 12:28 pm.
Conversation No. 501-13
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: May 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:28 pm and 12:30 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person [Unintelligible] The unknown person left at an unknown time before 12:30 pm. Conv. No. 501-12 (cont.)
Conversation No. 501-14 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: 12:30 pm - 1:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman. Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -William P. Rogers -Meeting with Haldeman -Role in negotiations -Notification -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Meeting with President -Rogers statement in London -Role in negotiations -Reaction -Melvin R. Laird -Henry A. Kissinger and President -Assurances -Timing of talks -Rogers trip -President's message from San Clemente -Rogers knowledge -Call to Haldeman -Role
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Kissinger -News magazines and background columns -Effect -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] meeting -Response -Kissinger -Forthcoming briefings -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] Conv. No. 501-14 (cont.) -Rogers -Agreement -Presidents knowledge -Rogers knowledge -Gerard C. Smith -Meetings with Kissinger and Rogers -Background -Rogers call to Haldeman -Rogers testimony on Capitol Hill -Kissinger's and President's roles Middle East -Rogers reports to the White House -Rogers view -Kissinger -President SALT agreement -Background -Haldeman's meeting with Rogers -President's goals -Success -Rogers role -Haldeman's knowledge -Kissinger's meetings with Dobrynin -Rogers questions -Possible forthcoming meeting of President with Kissinger -Rogers role Foreign policy -Paris peace negotiations -People's Republic of China [PRC] -Kissinger -Rogers future and role
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Middle East negotiations -Rogers -Prospects for success -Kissinger and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Jews -Rogers role -PRC -Kissinger, Rogers -Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan -SALT -Rogers role -Rogers' meeting with Haldeman -President
Conv. No. 501-14 (cont.)
[The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger at an unknown time after 12:30 pm] [Conversation No. 501-14a] Request to come to the meeting [End of conversation] Foreign policy -SALT agreement -Notification of Rogers Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:30 pm. Refreshments Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:43 pm. Foreign policy -Rogers role -Relations with President, Kissinger -State Department Kissinger entered at 12:43 pm. -SALT -Rogers
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Notification of agreement -State Department bureaucracy -Smith -Meeting with President -Meeting with Kissinger -Meeting with Rogers -Rogers role -Rogers -SALT -Administration position Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 12:43 pm. -Kissinger's backgrounders -Smith, Rogers -Rogers NATO meeting Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:03 pm. -Rogers -Promises to be informed -Position -Reception in Middle East -Position -Smith -Laird -Backgrounder strategy -SALT -President's initiative -Rogers role -Meetings with President -Smith -President's actions -San Clemente -Smith -Meeting with Kissinger, May 19, 1971 -Relations with Rogers -Roles of Laird, Rogers, and Smith -Knowledge of agreement -Kissinger's briefings -John A. Scali
Conv. No. 501-14 (cont.)
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Rogers meeting with Haldeman -President's role -Rogers role -Smiths role -Arms Control and Disarmament Agency [ACDA] -President's role -Rogers call to Haldeman Conv. No. 501-14 (cont.) -Need for unified statement -Administrations position -State Department -President's role -Presidential initiative -USSR -History -Rogers -Compared with John F. Kennedy's initiatives on nuclear test ban -Dean Rusk -George Ball -[Name Unintelligible] -Public statements -Rogers role -Kissinger -Haig Congressional votes -Gaylord Nelson Amendment -Michael J. Mansfield Amendment -Charles McC. Mathias Amendment -Nelson Amendment -Significance -Clark MacGregor SALT Agreement -Rogers role -Meetings with President -Smith -Antiballistic Missiles [ABM] -President's role -Private communication -Kissinger's knowledge -Chronology
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Rogers trip -Dobrynin -Soviet intentions -President's report to Rogers -Calls to Rogers -Timing -President's role -Rogers role -Language of announcement -Rogers view -Smith -USSR -Dobrynin -[Unintelligible name] -Meaning -Rogers response Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 12:58 pm. -Rogers -Testimony in Congress -J. William Fulbright Butterfield left at 1:00 pm.
Conv. No. 501-14 (cont.)
-Call to President -Haldeman's forthcoming call -President's return call -Address to the annual convention of the American National Red Cross -Haldeman's forthcoming call -President's location -Laird -Rogers role -Public statements -White House -Fulbright -State Department -Fulbright and Senate Foreign Relations Committee -President's press conference -Haldeman's and President's forthcoming calls to Rogers
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-President's schedule -Meeting with Laird and Kissinger -Call to Rogers Haldeman and Kissinger left at 1:03 pm.
Conv. No. 501-14 (cont.)
Conversation No. 501-15 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:03 pm and 1:14 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:14 pm.
Conversation No. 501-16 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:03 pm and 2:05 pm Location: Oval Office
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The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman. Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -William P. Rogers role -Haldeman's call -President's previous meetings with Rogers -Gerard C. Smith -Antiballistic missile [ABM] -President's role -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Rogers trip to Europe -Public statements -President, Henry A. Kissinger -Presidential initiative Kissinger entered at 1:14 pm. -Melvin R. Laird -Kissinger's forthcoming meeting -President's meeting with Rogers -Smith, ABM -President's role -Rogers role -Smith -U. Alexis Johnson -Forthcoming call -Rogers role -Laird -Kissinger's forthcoming meeting -Laird's memorandum on Vietnamese modernization Kissinger left at 1:18 pm. -Rogers role -President's role -President's press conference -Statement of position Rogers -Call to President -Purpose
Conv. No. 501-15 (cont.)
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-Gaylord Nelson and Michael J. Mansfield Amendments -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 1:14 pm and 1:18 pm] [Conversation No. 501-16A] Conv. No. 501-16 (cont.) [Conversation No. 3-66] [End of telephone conversation] Rogers -Call to President -Role in SALT negotiations Laird's meeting with Kissinger [The President talked with Rogers between 1:18 pm and 1:29 pm] [Conversation No. 501-16B] [See Conversation No. 3-67] [End of telephone conversation] Presidency Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 1:29 pm. Ziegler's daily press briefing -Supersonic Transport [SST] -Boeing Corporation -Gerald R. Ford -Contract SALT agreement -White House handling -Schedule of events -Cabinet meeting -Congressional leaders meeting -Possible leaks
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Cabinet -Announcements of meeting and agenda -Congressional leaders meeting -Time -Possible leaks -Ziegler's conversation with Kissinger and John A. Scali -J. William Fulbright -President's statement Conv. No. 501-16 (cont.) -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] sensitivity -Time -Cabinet meeting -Time -Congressional leaders meeting -Ziegler's announcement -Possible leaks -Television crew arrivals -Congressional leaders meeting -Possible press calls to Ziegler -Subject -Mansfield and Nelson amendments Foreign policy -Mansfield -Position on Nelson Amendment -Charles McC. Mathias Amendment -Time of vote -SALT agreement -Congressional leaders meeting -Rogers -Possible press calls to Ziegler -Timing of calls -Congressional vote -President's May 18, 1971 meeting with Congressional leaders -Peter H. Dominick -Mansfield and Mathias amendments -SALT agreement -Purpose -SALT agreement -Mansfield Amendment -Congress -USSR -Schedule of events
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Cabinet meeting -Time -Calls to Cabinet -Ziegler's announcement of May 20, 1971 schedule -Television camera arrival -Cabinet meeting -Time -Alexander P. Butterfield Conv. No. 501-16 (cont.) -President's announcement -Forthcoming press conference -Language to be used -Significance -Duration -Significance -USSR -US position -Importance of delivery -President's demeanor -Text -Public perceptions -SALT -ABM -Chalmers Roberts -Public opinion -Peace -Students at George Washington University -Content -Significance -Public opinion -Dan Rather and commentators -Progress on nuclear arms -Presidents earlier speech to the American Red Cross -Press reaction -People's Republic of China [PRC] -USSR Ziegler left at 1:50 pm. -SALT -President's announcements -Rogers role
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-President's role -Haldeman's talks with Rogers -Public statements -Rogers role -Haldeman's talk with Rogers -President's previous meetings with Rogers -Smith Conv. No. 501-16 (cont.) -Rogers call to President -Agnew's possible trip to Korea -Rogers and Kissinger -US-USSR Summit -Middle East -Rogers tenure -Vietnam -PRC -Kissinger -Rogers -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] meeting -Possible Summit -PRC -Agha Mohammad Yahya Khan -State Department -SALT -USSR -Dobrynin -Paris peace talks -North Vietnam -Kissinger -Rogers -Possible meeting with President -Paris peace talks -Kissinger -Rogers -Xuan Thuy -Kissinger -Lyndon B. Johnson, Nelson A. Rockefeller -Xuan Thuy -Kissinger -Ho Chi Minh -Mansfield -Meeting with President
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Yayha Khan -Kissinger -USSR -SALT agreement -Kissinger's statements -Rogers -USSR -Kissinger's briefings -PRC -Rogers -Europe -Kissinger -PRC -Yahya Khan -PRC -President's possible talk with Rogers -Yahya Khan -Joseph S. Farland Kissinger entered at 2:02 pm. -SALT -Kissinger's meeting with Laird -Weapons programs of US and USSR -Rogers role -Rogers and Laird's response
Conv. No. 501-16 (cont.)
Haldeman and Kissinger left at 2:05 pm.
Conversation No. 501-17 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:05 pm and 2:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull.
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
President's schedule -Henry A. Kissinger -Melvin R. Laird Bull left at an unknown time before 2:10 pm.
Conv. No. 501-16 (cont.) Conversation No. 501-18 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: 2:10 pm - 2:56 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Melvin R. Laird and Henry A. Kissinger. Greetings Laird's health Laird's schedule -Defense planning committee -Meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Nuclear Planning Group -Brussels -Germany -Meeting with European cabinet ministers -Relationship -France -Harmon[?] [Surname unintelligible], Helmut Schmidt -Agenda -Violence -US policy -Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions [MBFR] -NATO Council meeting MBFR -Defense Department study -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] -Alexsei N. Kosygin -US and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] policy on forces
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-European Security Conference -Importance of agreement -Format -Timing -US policy -Lairds and William P. Rogers statements -Europeans' position -SALT agreement impact -USSR -Andrei A. Gromyko -Kosygin
Conv. No. 501-18 (cont.)
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CANADA
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-Strategy -Meetings -Europeans -US and USSR -Warsaw pact -US allies -Laird's and Rogers statements -Defense Department study -Laird's meetings with defense ministers in Lisbon -Kissinger's forthcoming talk with Rogers -Laird's and Rogers schedules -Lisbon -Meeting of Laird and Rogers
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Defense Department study -Nature of negotiations -NATO and Warsaw pact -USSR Defense Department staff -Deputy Secretary of Defense -David Packard Conv. No. 501-18 (cont.) -Work -Reuben F. Mettler of TRW. Inc. -Financial regulations -Packard's Hewlett-Packard holdings -Mettler -Possible tenure -Blind trusts -Secretary of the Treasury -Mettler -Work at TRW -Possible stock sale -Packard -Schedule -Possible notification of SALT agreement SALT agreement -Possible effects -Charles H. Percy, Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield, W. Stuart Symington -Antiballistic missile [ABM] and offensive weapons -US and USSR negotiating position -May 20, 1971 meeting with Congressional leaders -USSR -Laird's position vis-a-vis Congress -ABM -US and USSR negotiating position -Congress -James B. Pearson An unknown person [Manolo Sanchez?] entered at an unknown time after 2:10 pm. Refreshments The unknown person [Sanchez?] left at an unknown time before 2:44 pm.
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Salt agreement -Meetings with Congressional leaders -May 18, 1971 -Soviets negotiating practices -Meetings with Congressional leaders -May 18, 1971 -Notification of agreement Conv. No. 501-18 (cont.) -Laird -USSR -Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union [TASS] -Announcement -Public opinion -Administration handling of MBFR and Vietnamization -Columnists -Congress -J. William Fulbright -"Fence Riders" -Mansfield -Administration efforts -Announcements -Effect -Senate reports -Gerard C. Smith and SALT delegation in Vienna -Performance -Soviets negotiation practices -US position -ABM and offensive limitation -USSR -Laird's previous statements -Reiteration -Effect on "Doves"and "Fence Riders" in Congress Defense issues -Wright-Patterson Air Force Base [AFB] -Robert A. Taft, Jr., William B. Saxbe -Votes on draft extension, ABM -Interview with Cleveland Plain Dealer after meeting with President -Laird's strategy -Clark MacGregor -Role
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-President's meeting with Taft and Saxbe -Portsmouth, New Hampshire Navy Yard -Margaret Chase Smith -Thomas J. McIntyre -Vote on ABM -Smith -MacGregor's and Kissinger's role -Wright-Patterson AFB -President's meeting with Saxbe -Possible Florida relocation -Patrick AFB -Edward J. Gurney -Laird's role with Congress -President's role -Donald W. Riegle, Jr. -Army reorganization
Conv. No. 501-18 (cont.)
Defense Department staff -Deputy Secretary of Defense -Corporate executives -Requirements -Mettler -Bert S. Cross at 3M Corporation -Requirements -John H. Chafee -Future plans -Secretary of the Navy -John W. Warner -Experience in negotiating -Brazil -Secretary of the Army -Requirements -Stanley R. Resor -Armys present status -Thaddeus R. Beal -Background -Robert F. Froehlke -Present position -Laird's possible forthcoming meeting with Peter M. Flanigan -Bob Wolf -Ambassadorships
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Secretary of Army -Replacement for Resor -Announcement -Timing -John S. Foster, Jr. -Armys current status -Draft Conv. No. 501-18 (cont.) -Saxbe's statement -Prospects -Saxbe's position -Wright-Patterson AFB -Son's Vietnam service -Replacement for Resor -Listing of possible replacement -Flanigan -President's schedule -Lyndon B. Johnson Library dedication -Announcement -Retirement date -Froehlke -Possible confirmation -Relations with Laird -Background -Century Insurance Company -Work -Public testimony -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -Deputy Secretary of Defense -Robert Clinton Moot -National Security Council [NSC] undersecretaries group -Packard -Charles D. (Tex) Barton -Financial regulations -Financial regulations -Compared with State and Treasury Departments Vietnam -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Laird's conversation with Kissinger -North Vietnam -Needs
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Continued military assistance -Modernization -POWs -Importance -POW wives -A poll -Kissinger's meeting -Marianne Nelson Conv. No. 501-18 (cont.) -Mrs. [Forename unknown] Dahlberg [?] -US forces (Volunteer Army) -James L. Buckleys amendment -Kissinger, President -Gen. William C. Westmoreland -Volunteers, draft -William F. Buckley's column -President, Kissinger -Buckley Amendment and other amendments in Senate -Lairds analysis -Cambodia -Current situation -Needs -Personnel -Current level of assistance -Current military assistance program -Needs -Personnel -Marshall Green and Emory C. Swank -Possible meeting of President and Rogers -Green -Needs -Funds -Personnel -A forthcoming report from Laird -Meeting of President, Laird, and Rogers -Green Defense Department staff -Packard -Possible ambassador to Japan -Family -Relations with Laird and President
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Work -Effect -Kissinger's experience -Possible ambassador to NATO -Robert F. Ellsworth -Job -Family -Possible future Cabinet job Conv. No. 501-18 (cont.) -Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] -Department of Transportation -Health -Work -Background -Stanford University Board of Trustees -Intellectuals, "Georgetown crowd", Business Council -Secretary of the Army -Laird's forthcoming meeting with Flanigan -Announcement of Resor's departure -President's possible meeting with Flanigan -Froehlke[?] -Requirements -Deputy Secretary of Defense -Mettler -Previous work -Roy L. Ash President's schedule -Meeting with Smith and SALT delegation Kissinger left at 2:55 pm. Defense Department staff -Deputy Secretary of Defense -Packard -Planned departure date -Secretary of the Army Laird's health Laird left at 2:56 pm.
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 501-19 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: 3:09 pm - 3:45 pm Location: Oval Office Conv. No. 501-18 (cont.) The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Strategic Arms Limitation Talk [SALT] agreement -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Texts in Russian and English -Announcement -Delegation's knowledge -Gerard C. Smith -Meeting with delegation -President's meeting -Congressional leaders -Smith's report
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President's schedule -Meeting with SALT delegation -Cabinet Room -Possible trip to Midway -William P. Rogers -Possible leak -Rogers -Ellsworth F. Bunker [?]
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Smith, Gen. Royal B. Allison, Paul J. Nitze, Harold Brown, Llewellyn E. (Tommy) Thompson, Jr., and Philip J. Farley entered at 3:12 pm. Greetings and introductions President's previous meeting with Melvin R. Laird Conv. No. 501-19 (cont.) Congress -Upcoming vote -Michael J. Mansfield Amendment SALT -Smith's schedule -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Anti-ballistic missile [ABM] agreement -Time-frame -Effects -Build-ups -Forward Base System [FBS] -Multiple Independently-targetable Reentry Vehicle's [MIRV] -USSR -View on MIRV -Defense systems -Laird -USSR -Verification -USSR arms -USSR goals -Technology -President's press conference -Strategy -Desire for ABM agreement -Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles [ICBM] program -Party Congress -Troop levels in Germany and Czechoslovakia -State Department report -Possibility of unilateral withdrawal -Conventional forces in Europe -European Security Conference -Warsaw Pact
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Dobrynin -Possible reductions -Political effect -US -USSR -Great Britain Conv. No. 501-19 (cont.) ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [National Security] [Duration: 1m 25s ]
DEFENSE
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SALT -Progress of talks -Compared with Vietnam Peace talks -David K.E. Bruce -USSR -Goals -Position -US policy -USSR -Government bureaucracy -Effect on decision-making -Lack of public scrutiny -Army -Foreign Office Foreign policy -People's Republic of China [PRC]
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[Unintelligible] USSR and PRC relations -US position -Neutrality USSR -Suggested overture by US -Ongoing negotiations -Computers [?] -Trucks -Credit certification -Kissingers efforts -Aviation -Possible purchase -Kissingers call to Dobrynin -South America -Possible purchase -Dobrynin -Alaskan Airlines -American airplanes -Inspections -Department of Commerce action -Certification -Supersonic Transport [SST] -White House SST -Tokyo -Europe -SST -South America -Effect -Moscow to New York -Kissinger -Aviation Russian planes -President's 1967 flight -747's -President's 1967 flight -Russian plane -Stewardesses
Conv. No. 501-19 (cont.)
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
President's schedule -May 21, 1971 meeting with delegation -Laird Weather -Golf -Burning Tree Country Club -Water shortage -Secretary of Agriculture [Clifford M. Hardin] -Florida President's schedule -May 21, 1971 meeting Kissinger, et al., left at 3:45 pm. Conv. No. 501-19 (cont.)
Conversation No. 501-20 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:45 pm and 3:50 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule -Meeting with Robert H. Finch and Donald H. Rumsfeld -Time -Congressional vote Bull left at an unknown time before 3:50 pm.
Conversation No. 501-21 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:45 pm and 3:50 pm Location: Oval Office
48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. President's schedule Butterfield left at an unknown time before 3:50 pm.
Conversation No. 501-22 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:45 pm and 3:50 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 3:50 pm. Conversation No. 501-23 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:45 pm and 3:50 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. President's schedule -Meeting with Robert H. Finch and Donald H. Rumsfeld Charles McC. Mathias Amendment Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:45 pm. Presidents schedule -Meeting with Finch and Rumsfeld -Time Butterfield and Bull left at 3:50 pm.
49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 501-24 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: 3:50 pm - 4:28 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] agreement -Gerard C. Smith -Meeting with Kissinger -Response -President's meeting with SALT delegation -President's role, delegation's role -Announcement -Length -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Length -Wording -Length -U. Alexis Johnson -Meeting with Kissinger -Announcement -Wording -Significance Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 3:53 pm. Presidents schedule Butterfield left and Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 3:54 pm. Charles H. Percy Amendment -Prospects SALT negotiations -Announcement
50 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Wording -Breaking deadlock -Effect on other negotiations -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR], People's Republic of China [PRC] -Presentation -Television delivery -Location Conv. No. 501-24 (cont.) H.R. (Bob) Haldeman entered at an unknown time after 3:54 pm. -Rose Garden, Press Room Haldeman left at an unknown time before 4:07 pm. -Wording -Length -Dobrynin -Presidents formulation Ziegler left at an unknown time before 4:07 pm. -Meeting of SALT delegation and National Security Council [NSC] -Melvin R. Laird -Significance -Cancellation -Call to Smith -Smith's response to the announcement -Meeting with SALT delegation -Smith -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer's response -Anti-ballistic missile [ABM] agreement -Smith's response to the announcement -Announcement -President's meeting with SALT delegation Henry L. Bellmon, John G. Tower, Clifford M. Hardin, John C. Whitaker, Clark MacGregor, and Peter M. Flanigan entered at 4:07 pm; the press was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings
51 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
President's schedule -Haldeman -Malik Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz al-Sauds [Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia] visit -Dinner -Meeting with President in 1967 -Rogers Kissinger left at 4:07 pm. Charles McC. Mathias Amendment vote -Time Photo arrangements An unknown man Drought relief -Amount -Losses -Timing -[Unintelligible] [Camera noise] -Florida -President's information about weather -[Unintelligible] [Camera noise] -John B. Connally -Letter to Hardin -Delay -Palm Springs -Effects -Foreclosures -Texas -Amount of assistance -Texas and Oklahoma -Fiscal year 1972 -Southwest, Texas, Oklahoma Agriculture -Operating and ownership loans for cattle -Ceiling 1960 level -Bureaucrats Conv. No. 501-24 (cont.)
52 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Orville L. Freeman -Needs of farmers -Borrowing problems -John Ehrlichman, Caspar W. (Cap) Weinberger -Future loans -Farmers Home Administration -Importance of agriculture Conv. No. 501-24 (cont.) -Loan problems -Farmers Home Administration -James V. Smith -Flanigan's role -Connally's conversation with President Economy -Interest rates -Connally -Arthur F. Burns -US dollar, Deutsche mark -Federal Reserve -Short-term and long-term rates -Changes -Connallys conversation with Burns -Short-term rates -Importance -Compared to budget -Movement -Milton Friedman's article "The Mark Crisis" -Willy Brandt -German economy -Home building -Mortgage rates -Preston Martin -Meeting with Flanigan, May 19, 1971 -Mortgage rates -Savings and loans -Incoming funds level -Housing starts -Max M. Fisher -George W. Romney -Importance of interest rates -Building levels
53 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Farming -Possibility of over-building -Interest rates -Martin -Meeting with Flanigan, May 19, 1971 -Predictions of housing starts levels -Federal Reserve Conv. No. 501-24 (cont.) Drought relief -President's previous speech -Timing -Amount -Southwest, Minnesota -Hubert H. Humphrey -Minnesota, Texas -Humphrey Congressional votes -Mathias Amendment Bellmon, Tower, Hardin, Whitaker, and Flanigan left at 4:26 pm. -Results of recent votes -Mathias Amendment -Abraham A. Ribicoff, Birch E. Bayh -Kenneth E. BeLieu, William E. Timmons -Senators supporting Administration -John Sherman Cooper -Mathias and Michael J. Mansfield Amendments -Possible future developments -[Forename unknown] Johnson -Efforts MacGregor left at 4:28 pm.
Conversation No. 501-25 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:28 pm and 4:38 pm
54 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person. President's schedule -Meeting with unknown person Conv. No. 501-24 (cont.)
Conversation No. 501-26 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:28 pm and 4:38 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Items for President's signature Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:28 pm. President's schedule -5:00 meeting -Ronald L. Ziegler, John A. Scali, Henry A. Kissinger, H.R. (Bob) Haldeman meeting -Robert H. Finch Butterfield and Bull left at an unknown time before 4:38 pm.
Conversation No. 501-27 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:28 pm and 4:38 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull.
55 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
President's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 4:38 pm.
Conversation No. 501-28 Conv. No. 501-26 (cont.) Date: May 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:28 pm and 4:38 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Charles McC. Mathias Amendment -Vote -Forthcoming Kissinger call to John Sherman Cooper Kissinger left at an unknown time before 4:38 pm.
Conversation No. 501-29 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: 4:38 pm - 6:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman. Charles McC. Mathias Amendment -Vote -John G. Tower -Democrats' strategy -Possible support administration -Michael J. Mansfield Amendment -$50 million -Potomac River announcement
56 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:38 pm. President's schedule -Henry A. Kissinger, Ronald L. Ziegler -Kissinger's phone call regarding Mathias Amendment Bull left at an unknown time before 4:44 pm. -Donald H. Rumsfeld and Robert H. Finch William P. Rogers and Kissinger -Nature of relationship -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] agreement -USSR -John A. Scali and Ziegler -Haldeman's conversation with Rogers, May 19 Kissinger entered at an unknown time after 4:38 pm. SALT agreement announcement Mathias Amendment -Vote -Kissinger's attempted call to John Sherman Cooper SALT agreement -Announcement -Wording -Kissingers recommendation Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:38 pm Call from Cooper Bull and Kissinger left at an unknown time before 4:44 pm. SALT agreement -Meeting with Legislative leaders -Meeting with the Cabinet Ziegler and Scali entered at 4:44 pm.
57 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Kissinger's briefings for media -Number attending -Washington Star -Attendees -Wire services, television -Limits -Television coverage -Delivery of announcement -Kissinger's briefing for media -Delivery -Selection of attendees -Content -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Development of agreement -President's role Kissinger entered at an unknown time after 4:44 pm. Kissinger's call to Cooper -Cooper's May 19, 1971 votes -Mathias Amendment vote SALT -Kissinger's briefing -Points -Meeting with Congressional leaders -Announcement -Wording -Kissinger's briefing -Nature of breakthrough -Previous stalemate -Announcement -Release to press -President's presentation -Kissinger's briefing -Stalemate -USSR -Defensive weapons -US position -Comprehensive agreement -President's previous press conferences
Conv. No. 501-29 (cont.)
58 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-President's role, USSR role -Offensive and defensive weapons -Negotiations -Procedural questions -SALT delegation -Possible questions -Timetable for agreement -Presidents foreign policy report -Presidents previous press conferences -Development of agreement -Kissingers previous briefings -Scali -Possible questions -Congressional Leaders -Presidents role -Aleksei N. Kosygin role -Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions [MBFR] -Kissinger's briefings -Linkage to MBFR -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Role in negotiations -Forthcoming NATO meeting -Rogers -Development of agreement -Study of the issue -National Security Council [NSC] -President's role -USSR reaction -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -USSR role
Conv. No. 501-29 (cont.)
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PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA [PRC]
59 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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-PRC -President's speech to American Red Cross, May 19, 1971 Conv. No. 501-29 (cont.) -Kissinger's briefings -White House activity -Senate votes -Mathias Amendment -NATO, troop reductions -Vietnam -Cooper -Development of agreement -President's role -Dobrynin -Leader's meeting -Kissinger's briefings -Hubert H. Humphrey's speech, President's role -Senate -Mansfield Amendment -J. William Fulbright -President's role -Development of agreement -Gerard C. Smith -Safeguard -Vladimir S. Semenov -Schedule -Smith's role -Attendees -Chalmers Roberts -Conservative columnists -James J. Kilpatrick -William F. Buckley -Richard (Dick) Wilson -William S. White -Kilpatrick, Buckley, Wilson -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer's and Smith's response -Future
60 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Development of agreement -Rogers -Melvin R. Laird -NSC -Rogers -Bureaucracy -Knowledge -Possible responses -Rogers -Smith -Kissinger's briefing Robert H. Finch and Donald H. Rumsfeld entered at 5:13 pm. Kissinger's schedule -Kissinger's previous trip to Palm Springs
Conv. No. 501-29 (cont.)
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61 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Ambassador's wife -State Department -Rigidity of tradition -Talks with embassy staff -Interest in US -Domestic programs -Welfare -Information from news magazines -Response to President Lyndon B. Johnson -Travel -Foreign policy -Europe Finch's and Rumsfeld's trip -Response to US -US economic policy -Variety of perspectives articulated -John B. Connally, George P. Shultz
Conv. No. 501-29 (cont.)
US economic policy -Variety of perspectives articulated -Arthur F. Burns -Treasury Department -Paul W. McCracken and Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -Shultz -Maurice H. Stans -US inflation -Effect abroad World economy -Milton Friedman's article "The Mark Crisis" -Willy Brandt -Economic policies -Impact
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[Duration: 56s ]
EUROPE
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Finch's and Rumsfeld's trip -Spain -Future -Yugoslavia -Tito -Unifying effect -History -Balkans, USSR -Croats, Serbs -Rumania -Economy -Compared to Yugoslavia -Compared to West and East Berlin -People -President's previous trip -Computer development needs -Mrs. Finch's and Mrs. Rumsfeld's response -Paris, Rome, Vienna, London -Meeting with Pope Paul Vi
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VATICAN
63 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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-Mrs. Finch and Mrs. Rumsfeld -Black dress -Gifts -Photograph -Vietnam -Gregorio Lopez Bravo de Castro -US troop levels -South Vietnam -Needs -PRC initiative -Middle East
Conv. No. 501-29 (cont.)
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EUROPE
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-East -West trade -John P. Humes -Congressional views -Vietnam's effects -Laws
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-D. Kenneth Rush -Berlin negotiations -Efforts -Professional history -Previous law experience -Union carbide -Walter H. Annenberg's residence -Juan Cortez[?], bullfighter -Photograph with Nixon tieclasp -Robert F. Kennedy -Popularity -Attendance by Finch and Rumsfeld at bullfight -Gift to the President -PRC and USSR -Communications by Finch and Rumsfeld -President's reading -Kissinger Drugs -Military -Possible congressional investigation -Draft extension, Volunteer Army -Usage -Statement regarding importance -Solutions -Discipline -Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster [Unintelligible]
65 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Finch's and Rumsfelds trip -United Nations [UN] Amendment on drugs -President's position -Importance of US foreign policy
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VATICAN MOROCCO
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-Spain -Luis Carrero-Blanco -Future -Presidents view -U.S. ambassadors -Rush -William Leonart -Robert C. Hill -Future -New Hampshire politics -A letter
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66 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[Duration: 39s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 8 ********************************************************************** Conv. No. 501-29 (cont.) -Leonard C. Meeker -Humes -Graham A. Martin -Impression -Dinner with Finch and Rumsfeld -Meeting with staff -Report to Rogers -Kissinger -Idar Rimestad -Possible future congressional candidacy -Wayne N. Aspinall -Finances -John D.J. Moore in Ireland -Ann H(emmingway) Watson (Mrs. Arthur Watson) -Children -Meeting with President -Ambassador's residence -Need -Lunch, food -Chef -Charles A.J.M. de Gaulle's funeral -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -Stuart W. Rockwell -Stay in England -Annenberg -Britannia -Meeting with staff -US embassies -Annenberg -Staff -Annenbergs views -Staff in Paris -Two unnamed Princeton classmates of Rumsfeld's
67 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Arthur Watson's work -R. Sargeant Shriver's work -Holmes[?], Steigman[?], and Culley[?] [Forenames unknown] -Holmes father, Julius C. Holmes -Service under Dwight D. Eisenhower -Policy statements -Holmes work Conv. No. 501-29 (cont.) -Career Foreign Service officers -State Department knowledge of politics -Edward M. Korry -Compared with Finch -John F. Kennedy -Political knowledge -Al [Surname unintelligible] -Congressional race
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-Staff in London -A Conservative Democrat [name unintelligible] -[Name unintelligible] -British Parliament -Ireland -Parliament -Population -History -Potato Famine -Future trips -Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America -Use in speeches
68 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-A letter -Hill -Francisco Franco to Johnson -Views on Vietnam War [Unintelligible] Conv. No. 501-29 (cont.) ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 12 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 59s ]
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Campaign practices -Edmund S. Muskie -Hill's information from Maine attorney general, James S. Erwin
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69 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Politics -Incumbency -William Howard Taft -[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson -Herbert C. Hoover -Johnson -Vietnam War, economy -Possible 1968 race -Johnson -Compared to Humphrey -Critics -Travel -Reaction -Television coverage -Compared with coverage of the President -President's schedule -May 21, 1971 dedication of the Johnson Library Finch's and Rumsfeld's trip -Forthcoming press conference -Kissinger -Backgrounders -Meetings with Rogers
Conv. No. 501-29 (cont.)
Middle East -Rogers work in Middle East -Emphasis in Finch and Rumsfelds upcoming press conference -Comment in May 20, 1971 Cabinet meeting -State Department meeting -Anwar el-Sadat -Unknown staffers view -Rogers statements in previous Cabinet meeting US foreign policy -Finch and Rumsfelds upcoming statements -Vietnam -USSR -PRC -Europe -President's travels, Johnson's travels -Norse Capitals
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-NATO -Cooperation -Western Europe -World wars -Deaths -Peace -Bipartisan nature of establishment -Future
Conv. No. 501-29 (cont.)
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EUROPE
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Drugs -Problem in military -Finch's and Rumsfeld's efforts -President's meeting with Arthur G. (Art) Linkletter -Linkletter's speeches at schools -Possible tour of military bases in Europe -Linkletter's daughter -Compared with alcohol -Causes -Diversion for military troops -Need for community among troops -Volunteer Army A memo from Rumsfeld regarding Special Trade Representative -Peter M. Flanigan -H.R. (Bob) Haldeman
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-Future meeting with President Finch and Rumsfeld left at 6:10 pm. Conversation No. 501-30 Date: May 19, 1971 Time: 6:10 pm - 6:16 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman. Robert H. Finch's and Donald H. Rumsfeld's report Charles McC. Mathias Amendment -Debate Michael J. Mansfield Amendment -Debate -White House strategy -Debate, vote -Mansfield -Conversation with William P. Rogers -Rogers call to Dwight L. Chapin [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 6:10 pm and 6:11 pm] [Conversation No. 501-30A] [See Conversation No. 3-68] [End of telephone conversation] -Vote -Mathias Amendment [The President talked with Rogers between 6:11 pm and 6:15 pm] [Conversation No. 501-30B]
Conv. No. 501-29 (cont.)
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[See Conversation No. 3-69] [End of telephone conversation] The recording was cut off at an unknown time while the conversation was in progress.