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Date: 
May 20, 1971
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Oval Office
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Conversation No. 502-1 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 7:21 am and 8:05 am Location: Oval Office The President dictated a memorandum to Dean G. Acheson. Memo to Acheson -President's administration -World War II -[Unintelligible] -"Present at the Creation" -National appreciation
Conversation No. 502-2 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:05 am and 8:14 am Location: Oval Office Unknown persons met [Unintelligible] The unknown persons left at an unknown time before 8:14 am.
Conversation No. 502-3 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: 8:16 am - 8:19 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with George W. Ball. [See Conversation No. 3-78]
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Conversation No. 502-4 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:19 am and 8:32 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez [?].
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Sanchez [?] left at an unknown time before 8:32 am.
Conversation No. 502-5 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: 8:32 am - unknown before 8:38 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. President's schedule -Cabinet meeting, May 20, 1971 -Size -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Table -Seating
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[Unintelligible] [First name unknown] Brown's attendance [Unintelligible] President's letter to Dean G. Acheson Conv. No. 502-5 (cont.) Butterfield left at an unknown time before 8:38 am.
Conversation No. 502-6 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: 8:38 am - 9:02 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Presidents telephone call to George W. Ball -Kissingers call to Ball President's letter to Dean G. Acheson -Substance of letter Kissinger's call to Ball and John J. McCloy -Drafting of letters -Lauris Norstad Administration's position a week ago President's telephone call to Ball -Ball's views -Kissinger -Senate -White House relations with State Department -State Department State Department
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-Clark MacGregor -William P. Rogers -John N. Irwin, II -U. Alexis Johnson -Relations with White House -Kissinger's relationship with State Department officials -MacGregor -Kissingers meeting with State Department officials -State Department -Position on negotiations Congressional affairs -Kissinger's conversations with Charles McC. Mathias -Mathias views on his amendment -Hubert H. Humphrey -Jacob K. Javits -Co-sponsors -Kissinger's view of Mathias amendment -Humphrey's vote -Edmund S. Muskie's vote -Final votes -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy's vote -President's successes -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] agreement -Backing of "establishment" -Ball -Cyrus R. Vance -Acheson -McCloy -McGeorge Bundy -Rogers' strategy for dealing with Congress -Implications for the White House -MacGregor -Rogers -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield President's upcoming meetings -President's remarks -Kissinger's instructions on secrecy -Cabinet -Leaks
Conv. No. 502-5 (cont.)
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SALT agreement announcement, May 20, 1971 -Cabinet meeting -Meeting of legislative leaders -President's announcement remarks -Soviet position on offensive and defensive weapons -US position on offensive and defensive weapons -Soviets public position and statements Conv. No. 502-6 (cont.) -President's SALT initiative -Involvement of Moscow and Washington -Television -Playback in Moscow -Language -Agreement, understanding -Grammar -Negotiations -Treaty -US and Soviet Union relations -Future -Goals -Prospects for other negotiations -Next round of negotiations -Rewording of remarks -Future US and Soviet Union relations -Notification of Kissinger's staff -Staff reaction -Reaction of White House staff -Price -William L. Safire -Reaction of Kissinger's staff to SALT announcement agreement Congressional affairs -President's call to Senator John C. Stennis -Stennis -Leadership -Kissinger's conversation with Javits -Stennis position on Mathias amendment -Kissinger's call to Stennis -Stennis views SALT agreement announcement, May 20, 1971
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-President's announcement remarks -Exact wording -Level of negotiations -Extent of efforts -Expression of commitment Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Reaction of Kissingers staff Conv. No. 502-6 (cont.) Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 8:38 am. Cabinet meeting -Presidents invitation to Rose Mary Woods Bull left at an unknown time before 9:02 am. An unknown woman [Marjorie P. Acker?] entered at an unknown time after 8:38 am. Woods -Location The unknown woman [Acker?] left at an unknown time before 9:02 am. Melvin R. Laird Elliot L. Richardson The President and Kissinger left at 9:02 am.
Conversation No. 502-7 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: 9:49 am - 10:03 am Location: Oval Office The President met with William P. Rogers; the conversation was in progress when the recording began.
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Conv. No. 502-7 (cont.)
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Rogers left and Henry A. Kissinger and Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 9:54 am. President's schedule Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] agreement announcement -President's statement at 12:00 noon -Foreign policy -Possibility of leaks Ziegler left at 9:55 am. -Rogers -President's meeting with Congressional leaders -Treaties -Unknown person's position
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-Soviet position on offensive weapons -Public statements -Kissinger's advice -Antiballistic Missile [ABM] -President's talking points with Congressional leaders -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Soviet Party Congress -Kissinger's advice Conv. No. 502-7 (cont.) -US strategy in dealing with Soviets -Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicle [MIRV] -Effect on negotiations -Future possibilities -Gerard C. Smith -US August 4 proposal -President's talking points with Congressional leaders -MIRV -Treaties -Negotiations -George P. Shultz's meeting with Kissinger -Shultz's views on the President and SALT negotiations -Donald H. Rumsfeld -President's talking points with Congressional leaders -Objectives -Negotiations -Effect on Europeans -Rogers -Smith Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:55 am. -Rose Mary Woods location -Melvin R. Laird -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Woods Bull left at an unknown time before 10:03 am. Kissinger left at 10:03 am.
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Conversation No. 502-8 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:03 am and 10:09 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Rose Mary Woods and Marjorie P. Acker Bull left at an unknown time before 10:09 am. Conv. No. 502-7 (cont.)
Conversation No. 502-9 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: 10:09 am - 10:12 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] agreement announcement -President's talking points with Congressional leaders -Defensive weapons -Role for Kissinger -Credit for the agreement -Kissinger -Melvin R. Laird -Gerard C. Smith -President's initiative Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:09 am. President's meeting with Congressional leaders -Carl B. Albert, [Thomas] Hale Boggs, Thomas P. (Tip) ONeill, Jr. -Gerald R. Ford and Leslie C. Arends -W. Averell Harriman -President's instructions
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Bull left at an unknown time before 10:12 am. -J. William Fulbright -Views on Kissinger's relations with Congress -Congressional vote, May 19, 1971 SALT agreement announcement -Smith -Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicle [MIRV] President's talking points with Congressional leaders -Effective presentation -Text of President's statement on May 20, 1971 Kissinger left at 10:12 am.
Conversation No. 502-10 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:10 am and 11:18 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person. [Unintelligible] Typewriter The unknown person left at an unknown time before 11:18 am.
Conversation No. 502-11 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: 11:18 am - 11:59 am Location: Oval Office
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The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman. Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] agreement Congressional briefing J. William Fulbright -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -Allen J. Ellender -F. Edward Hébert Conv. No. 502-9 (cont.) -Staff reaction -Henry A. Kissinger -Effect -Cabinet meeting -Reaction -Undersecretaries -White House staff -William L. Safire -John B. Connally's reaction -Treaty -Mansfield reaction -Yesterday's Congressional vote -William P. Rogers Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] agreement -Kissinger -Soviet public opinion -US public opinion -Soviet and American agreement -President's efforts Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 11:26 am. Evening cocktails with President and Mrs. Thelma C. (Pat) Nixon, May 20, 1971 -Arms Control and Disarmament Agency [ACDA] staff -Rogers -Melvin R. Laird -National Security Council [NSC] members -Kissinger -Connally -Richard S. Schweiker -Other guests -Tricia Nixon -Julie Eisenhower
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-Mrs. Nixon -SALT delegation -Possible location -Truman Balcony -Yellow Room -Mrs. Nixon -Connally -Laird -NSC members -Richard M. Helms -John N. Mitchell -Refreshments -White House kitchen -Estimates of number of guests -Balcony -White House public rooms Butterfield left at 11:31 am. Press reaction to SALT agreement -Questions -Headlines -Kissinger -John A. Scali -Kissinger's relations with press -Style of press conferences -Gallup poll ratings -Ronald W. Reagan -Spiro T. Agnew -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Reagan and Agnew
Conv. No. 502-11 (cont.)
President's schedule -Lyndon B. Johnson Library dedication, May 22, 1971 -Departure time -Length of flight -Upcoming visit of Malik Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz al-Saud, King of Saudi Arabia -Possible dinner -Kennedy dinner -Attendees -Possible daytime event -Arrival of Faisal and delegation
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-Morning meetings -Review of troops -Credentials -Press conference on May 28th -Options Kissinger entered at 11:34 am. Conv. No. 502-11 (cont.) Congress and SALT agreement -Gerard C. Smith -Performance at Congressional leader's meeting -Smith's and Kissinger's views on Congressional consultations regarding SALT -Smith's schedule -Meeting with Congressional leaders -Unknown person -President's meeting with Congressional leaders -Kissinger's attendance -Allen J. Ellender -J. William Fulbright -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -John G. Tower -Antiballistic Missile [ABM] efforts -Kissinger's press briefing, May 20, 1971 -Victor Riesel [?] -United Press International [UP] -Television people -Unknown person -Press SALT agreement announcement, May 20, 1971 -Text of President's statement -Kissinger's views Kissinger left at 11:38 am. -Pointers for President's delivery -Haldeman's views -Press -John D. Ehrlichman's views -Importance of announcement -Live television
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Butterfield entered at 11:40 am. SALT announcement, May 20, 1971 -President's statement for press -Change of wording -Rose Mary Woods -Butterfield's views Secretaries White House internal operations -President's shower -Hot water supply -Repairs -Rex W. Scouten -Lyndon B. Johnson -Hot water supply -White House plumbing -Water Butterfield left and Stephen B. Bull entered at 11:43 am. SALT agreement announcement, May 20, 1971 -Location -Press room -Equipment -Lights -Podium Bull left at an unknown time before 11:47 am. [The President talked with Gerald R. Ford between 11:50 am and 11:53 am] [See Conversation No. 3-80] [Conversation No. 502-11A] Rose Mary Woods entered at 11:51 am. [End of telephone conversation]
Conv. No. 502-11 (cont.)
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SALT agreement announcement [?] -Press -Ronald L. Ziegler Woods left at 11:54 am. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:54 am. President's meeting with Mark I. Goode Bull left at an unknown time before 11:57 am. Goode entered at 11:57 am. SALT agreement announcement, May 20, 1971 -Ziegler -White House Communications -Announcement -Cameras -Unknown person -Time till President goes before cameras Goode left and Kissinger entered at 11:58 am. Kissinger's briefing of press, May 20, 1971 -Peter Lisagor -[Forename unknown] Sheldon -Frank Cormier -Soviet position -Text of President statement announcing SALT agreement -Change of wording The President, Haldeman, and Kissinger left at 11:59 am. Conv. No. 502-11 (cont.)
Conversation No. 502-12 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: 12:05 pm - 12:48 pm
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Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman. President's announcement of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] agreement -Haldemans assessments -Foreign policy statement -Effect on viewers Conv. No. 502-11 (cont.) -Press -Dan Rather -Herbert E. Kaplow -John W. Chancellor -Rather's comments -Surprise -Moscow -Time in Washington, D.C. and in Moscow -Drama -Evening news -Length of President's statement -SALT talks -Limitation of nuclear arms -Text of President's announcement, May 20, 1971 -Introduction Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 12:10 pm. -Ziegler's views -Compared to Kissinger's earlier press briefing -Anti-ballistic missiles [ABM] -Rather's comments -President -Aleksei N. Kosygin -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Camera coverage -Wire service coverage -Kissinger's response Kissinger entered at 12:27 pm. -New Republic -U. Alexis Johnson [?] -Marianne Means [?]
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-Charles G. ("Bebe") Rebozo -Text of President's announcement, May 20, 1971 -Change of wording -Soviet response -Kissinger's earlier press briefing, May 20, 1971 -Chancellor's response -Rather -Marvin L. Kalb [?] -Preliminaries to President's announcement -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Paris -Domestic policy -Soviets -Presidents relations with the press -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -Charles W. Colson -President's instructions -Senate -Soviets -Strategy for pursuing negotiations with Soviets -Offensive -Defensive President's briefing of Congressional leaders, May 20, 1971 -Senators -J. William Fulbright -Mansfield -Allen J. Ellender -Fulbright -Smoking habits -Reading -Newspaper -Carl B. Albert's absence -Meeting with Capitol Architect -Informing the press -Spiro T. Agnew -Press -Veracity SALT announcement -Kissinger's calls on May 20, 1971
Conv. No. 502-12 (cont.)
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-George Meany -Response -Lyndon B. Johnson -Response -Howard Stein -Jack J. Dreyfuss, Jr. (?) -John J. McCloy -Response -Nelson A. Rockefeller's views -People's Republic of China [PRC] -SALT -Kissinger's earlier press briefing on SALT, May 20, 1971 -Press -Compared to Kissinger's Vietnam press briefings -ABM -Offensive weapons -Cameras -Press -Chinese -Message -Pakistani Ambassador -Joseph S. Farland [Unintelligible] -Navy -Farland -Agha Muhommad Yahya Kahn -Official communication -John A. Scali -Reaction to announcement -Soviet reaction An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 12:27 pm. Request for Scali The unknown person left at an unknown time before 12:31 pm. SALT announcement -National Security Council [NSC] members
Conv. No. 502-12 (cont.)
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-Gerard C. Smith -Arms Control and Disarmament Agency [ACDA] staff -Photograph session in Oval Office -William P. Rogers -Melvin R. Laird President's briefing of Congressional leaders on SALT, May 20, 1971 -Smith's performance Conv. No. 502-12 (cont.) -Smith -Negotiating efforts with the Soviets -George H. Mahon, F. Edward Hébert and Robert F. Byrd's comments -Republicans -Fulbright Scali entered at 12:31 pm. Scali's briefing on SALT, May 20, 1971 -Smith -Howard K. Smith -Smith -Johnson -SALT -US and Soviet Union positions -Negotiating strategy SALT announcement -Press -Rather -United Press International [UPI]'s and Associated Press [AP]'s lead stories on President's SALT announcement, May 20, 1971 -Timing -Coverage President's previous Congressional briefing -Ellender, Hébert, Byrd, Mahon, John C. Stennis -Congressional response -ABM Kissinger left at 12:36 pm. [The President talked with Tricia Nixon between 12:36 pm and 12:39 pm]
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[Scali and Haldeman can be heard in the background] [See Conversation No. 3-83] [Conversation No. 502-12A] [End of telephone conversation] Conv. No. 502-12 (cont.) President's SALT agreement announcement -Chancellor -Tricia Nixon's views on length of President's comments -Drama -Scali -Chancellor -Meeting with Kissinger Scali's press briefing, May 20, 1971 -Kissinger's press briefing, May 20, 1971 -Senate -Negotiations with Soviets -Press -Post World War II world -Importance of SALT -Historical perspective Kissinger entered at an unknown time after 12:39 pm. -US relations with Soviet Union and PRC -Since World War II -Means Kissinger, Ziegler, and Scali left at 12:43 pm. Soviets Presidents critics PRC Vietnam
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Rose Mary Woods entered at 12:45 pm. Letter to Acheson President's SALT agreement announcement -Length -Drama -Television -Drama -Length Acheson letter The President, Haldeman, and Woods left at 12:48 pm.
Conv. No. 502-12 (cont.)
Conversation No. 502-13 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:42 pm and 1:44 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 3-84]
Conversation No. 502-14 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: 1:45 pm - 2:05 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. John A. Scali's [?] briefings -Forthcoming meeting with [Arnold] Eric Sevareid -Howard K. Smith -John W. Chancellor
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-Major briefing at 12:45, May 20, 1971 -Open attendance -Meeting at 2 o'clock, May 20, 1971 -Sevareid -Smith -Chancellor -Marvin L. Kalb -Richard G. Valeriani Conv. No. 502-12 (cont.) -William A. Gill, Jr. -Meeting at 4 o'clock, May 20,1971 -Max Frankel -Chalmers Roberts -Associated Press [AP] and United Press International [UPI] diplomatic press -William S. White -Roscoe Drummond -Ziegler's views -Gerard C. Smith -Scali -Henry A. Kissinger's comments -Impact on press -Press [The President talked with Justin W. Dart at an unknown time between 1:45 pm and 1:48 pm] [See Conversation No. 3-85] [Conversation No. 502-14A] [End of telephone conversation] Meeting with Kissinger Ziegler left and H.R. (Bob) Haldeman and Scali entered at 1:48 pm. Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] agreement announcement, May 20, 1971 -Press response -J. Henry Smith -Television instant analysis -Daniel Seymour's reaction -Seymour's meeting with President several years ago -Staff
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-Television viewers response -Time of announcement in Washington, D.C. and Moscow Personnel Management -Scali [?] -George A. Lincoln [?] -National Security Council [NSC] -Responsibility Conv. No. 502-14 (cont.) Kissinger entered at 1:52 pm. SALT agreement -Soviet translation, US translation -Kissinger's phone call to Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Treaty -Agreement -Dobrynin's press release -Text President read President schedule -Future conversation with Scali Scali left at an unknown time before 1:55 pm. SALT agreement -Two o'clock briefing, May 20, 1971 -US and Soviet text -Kissinger's call to Dobrynin -AP report from Moscow -Two stage procedure -Anti-ballistic missile [ABM] agreement -Letter -Television -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield's statement -Soviet domestic radio -One and two stage procedures Ziegler entered at 1:55 pm. -Photographs -Oliver F. (Ollie) Atkins -Release to the public
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Ziegler left at 1:57 pm. -Dobrynin press release, May 20, 1971 -US text of SALT agreement -Kissinger's views of Soviets -SALT -Cambodia -Vietnam -President's views -State Department -Upcoming Berlin meeting -D[avid] Kenneth Rush -US and Soviet desires -Unknown person's (Dobrynin?) views -Kissingers talk with Ronald W. Reagan -Unknown person (Dobrynin?) -Mansfield's statement -Treaty -Administration's position -Kissinger's calls to Dobrynin on May 19, 1971 -President's television announcement -Press interpretation -AP in Moscow -Aleksei N. Kosygin's letter on SALT agreement -Press inquiries on the SALT agreement -Kissingers response -President's initiative on SALT -Kissinger's role in SALT agreement -Smith's role in SALT agreement -Vienna -Smith's views -Kissinger's views -Design of negotiations -Credit for the SALT agreement -Smith -Vienna -Paul W. McCracken Scalis [?] schedule -Television
Conv. No. 502-14 (cont.)
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Kissinger left at 2:05 pm.
Conversation No. 502-15 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:05 pm and 2:08 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule -3 o'clock meeting -George P. Shultz -John D. Ehrlichman Bull left at an unknown time before 2:08 pm. Conv. No. 502-14 (cont.)
Conversation No. 502-16 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:05 pm and 2:08 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 3-86]
Conversation No. 502-17 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: 2:08 pm - 2:09 pm Location: Oval Office
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The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule -French embassy Bull left at an unknown time before 2:09 pm. [The President talked with Leslie C. Arends between 2:08 pm and 2:09 pm] [See Conversation No. 3-87] [Conversation No. 502-17A]
Conversation No. 502-18 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:09 pm and 2:16 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown woman. Presidents schedule -Charles W. Colson The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 2:16 pm.
Conversation No. 502-19 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:09 pm and 2:46 pm Location: Oval Office The President dictated a memorandum to William P. Rogers. Memorandum -Rough draft
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-Secret -Middle East Charles W. Colson entered at 2:16 pm. Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] agreement announcement -Implications -Administration's position Conv. No. 502-17 (cont.) -President's political position -People's Republic of China [PRC] -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Soviets -Doves -Political opportunities -Hubert H. Humphrey's comments on February 1, 1971 -Antiballistic missile [ABM], Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicles [MIRV] -SALT negotiations -Edmund S. Muskie's comments on SALT -Humphrey -Democratic candidates position on SALT and ABM -Political implications -Humphrey -Senators -Supporters -Critics -President's credibility -John A. Scali, press -John W. Chancellor's commentary, May 20, 1971 -President's political position -Muskie -Humphrey -SALT negotiations -Critics and commentators -Public opinion -Mystique -Length of announcement -President's stature -Arms -PRC -Public image of the President
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-Peace -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Humphrey's comments -Doves -J. William Fulbright Public affairs -President's cabinet meeting on May 20, 1971 -Casualties in South Vietnam -Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1941 freedom speech -War production -State of the country -Political impact SALT agreement announcement -Moscow -Text of the SALT agreement -Treaty -ABM -Mood of the country -Muskie's statement -Humphrey -Muskie -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -ABM -Offensive weapons -Colson's call to Thomas J. McIntyre -Vote on ABM
Conv. No. 502-19 (cont.)
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-Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -John Sherman Cooper -George D. Aiken ABM -Opponents -Political future -Barry M. Goldwater's support -Call from Clark MacGregor -Colsons earlier call to Jay Lovestone Colson left at 2:46 pm.
Conv. No. 502-19 (cont.)
Conversation No. 502-20 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: 2:47 pm - 3:58 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Ehrlichman and George P. Shultz Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) -President's SALT agreement -Soviets -Negotiations -Strength -President's SALT agreement television announcement -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Dan Rather's comments -Defensive -Offensive -Negotiations -Marvin L. Kalb's comments -Edmund S. Muskie's question -President's performance US economy
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-Collective bargaining -1973 -1972 -Longshoremen -General Electric [GE] Westinghouse -Peter G. Peterson's meeting with economic leaders -Herbert G. Klein -John B. Connally Conv. No. 502-19 (cont.) -Maurice H. Stans -Policy coordination -Connally -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -Domestic Council -Meeting of Connally, Paul W. McCracken, Peterson, Peter M. Flanigan, Shultz -Schedule -Stans -James D. Hodgson -Labor Department statistics -Prices -Employment level -Commerce Department statistics -Stans -Hodgson -Stans -Flanigan -Stans -McCracken -Connally's relationship with Arthur F. Burns -Meeting of Quadriad, May 21, 1971 -McCracken -Herbert Stein -Monetary policy and interest rates -Burns statement in Congressional testimony, May 19, 1971 -Interest rates and international monetary system -US dollar -Money speculation -Germans -German Mark -International monetary conference -Ambassador from the Hague -Shultzs view
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-German Mark -Lunch at French Embassy -Valery Giscard D'Estaing -Shultz, Connally, Burns, Flanigan -Food -Giscard DEstaing's view on the German Mark -Burns view on the German Mark Conv. No. 502-20 (cont.) -German's Views on the German Mark -Parity -Capital Flows -Giscard DEstaing's views -Giscard DEstaing's views -Fiscal restraint -Economic stimulation -Fiscal policy -Burns views -Implementation -Congressional spending -Politics -Republicans -1972 -Veto -Estimate of Fiscal 1971 deficit -$21 billion -Government expenditure -Full employment revenue bill -Treasury measurements of income -Estimate of Fiscal 1972 deficit -$18 billion -Full employment revenue -Fiscal policy stimulative power -Expansionary status of US economy -State of the economy -Expansionary -Inflation -President's position -Antiballistic Missile [ABM] negotiations -SALT talks -Government budget -Burns -Social Security tax
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-Consumer Price Index [CPI] figure -Forthcoming announcement -Food prices -Percentage of CPI -Burns -Monetary policy and interest rates -Government budget -Shultz Conv. No. 502-20 (cont.) -International monetary developments -Connally -Bankers meeting in Munich, Germany -US economic policy -Shultzs view -Domestic priority -Proposed Committee of Economic Policy -Stans -President's meetings with Hodgson and Stans -George W. Romney -John A. Volpe -Ehrlichman's meetings with Stans -Stans -Role in economic matters -Meetings of the Quadriad -Burns views on membership in the Quadriad -Peterson -Connally, McCracken, Flanigan, Shultz -Burns -Balance of payments statistics -Stans meeting with President -Russell B. Long's views on computation of Balance of Payments [BOP] statistics -Shultz's new system for computing BOP -Short and long-term movements -Stans -Long -Shultz's testimony on May 21, 1971 before International Committee -Stans letter to Shultz -Leaks -Stans meeting with President -President's approval -Long's reaction
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-President's meeting with Stans -President's instructions -Shultz's new system -Imports -Exports -Government subsidies -International trade -Government subsidies -Previous meeting with President -Shultz's views on subsidies -Market -Henry Kearns -Budget -La Pantha [sp?] -Rolls Royce -Lockheed -Boeing Supersonic Transport [SST] -Status John W. Bynes -Social Security Nathaniel A. Owings -National Mall -Owing's presentation for President in 90 days Manpower special revenue sharing -Trip to Birmingham, Alabama -Southern Congressmen -Byrnes [?] -Romney -Urban special revenue sharing -Hodgson -Manpower special revenue sharing -Stein -CEA -Hendrik S. Houthakker -Europe -White House strategy -President's meeting with press
Conv. No. 502-20 (cont.)
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Birmingham Ronald W. Reagan -Edwin Meese III's conversation with John D. Ehrlichman -Reagan's position -White House's Legal Service's Bill and HR 1 -Edwin Reinecke Conv. No. 502-20 (cont.) HR 1 Vacancies in the Federal judiciary -Former law partner of the President, named [Forename unknown] Liddig (?) -Unknown law firm -Rating by American Bar Association [ABA] -Stanley N. Barnes -Rating by ABA -Liddig (?) -Political allegiances -Earl [Surname unknown] Court of Military Appeals -Albert W. Watson -Two vacancies -Blacks -Robert E. Quinn -William H. Darden -Frederick V. Malek -Blacks -Edward F. Brooke -Future appointments Executive Departments -Retirement of assistant secretaries and undersecretaries -Political impact -Recruiting replacements -Political impact -Upcoming election
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Richard C. Van Dusen, Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] -SST -William M. Magruder -Job offer with aerospace industry -Salary Congressional relations -Parks Conv. No. 502-20 (cont.) -House Armed Services Committee -F. Edward Hébert -Camp Pendelton, California -Legislation -Marine Corps -Melvin R. Laird -Arnold R. Weber's meeting with Hébert -Laird in Louisiana -Hébert's reaction -California -H R 1 -Byrnes -Republicans -Social Security -Aged -Meeting with Laird -Byrnes -General revenue sharing -Byrnes -Laird -Chairman -Cities, states -Speech on May 20, 1971 in North Carolina legislature -Shultz's views -Legislative leaders -California democrat -Romney -State Department -Wilbur D. Mills -Suggested meeting between Ehrlichman and Laird -Byrnes -Cabinet meeting on May 20, 1971 -Mills -Social Security
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Byrnes [?] -Apologies -Republicans -Aged -Unknown person -Office of Management and Budget [OMB] Revenues -Treasury Department estimates -Full employment revenues -Gross National Product [GNP] -Expenditures for 1971 -Caspar W. (Cap) Weinberger -1971 deficit -Fiscal 1973 -Full employment revenues -Fiscal 1973 budget -Tax system -Tas raises -Property tax -Burden -Raises -Secretary (Connally?) -John N. Mitchell -Political impact of changing tax system -Need for Presidential decision -H.R. (Bob) Haldeman -President's schedule -Child care -Unknown person's bill -Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -Revenue Sharing financing -Kevin P. Phillips' backing of unknown person's bill -OMB -Phillips' wife -Job with the Committee Black Caucus Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:47 pm. Conv. No. 502-20 (cont.)
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
President's schedule -Meeting with Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 3:43 pm. Employment Education Housing Black Caucus -President's record Civil Rights Commission -Theodore S. Hesburgh -June 14th, 1971 hearing on housing -Subpoenas of assistant secretaries -Samuel C. Jackson -Samuel J. Simmons -Statement prepared for the President Haldeman entered at 3:15 pm. Dr. Bertram S. Brown -Firing -Reconsideration -Elliot L. Richardson -Brown -Richardsons view -Richardsons appointment request -John W. Dean, III -Egil G. (Bud) Krogh, Jr. -Malek -Position on narcotics -Dean -Krogh -Weber -Richardson -Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] -Brown Conv. No. 502-20 (cont.)
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Drug traffic -Marijuana -President's meeting with Arthur G. (Art) Linkletter on May 18, 1971 Ehrlichman and Shultz left at 3:43 pm. [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 3:15 pm and Conv. No. 502-20 (cont.) 3:44 pm] [See Conversation No. 3-89] [Conversation No. 502-20A] [End of telephone conversation] Donald H. Rumsfeld -Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] -Knowledge -Knowledge of National Security Council [NSC] -Presidents plan -George A. Lincoln Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:43 pm. President's schedule -Meeting with Kissinger -President's appointment at 4 o'clock Bull left at an unknown time before 3:46 pm. [The President talked with Mrs. Lee, Weber's secretary, at an unknown time between 3:43pm and 3:46 pm] [See Conversation No. 3-90] [Conversation No. 502-20B] [End of telephone conversation] Connally -Treasury
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Kissinger entered at 3:46 pm. SALT agreement -Soviet clarification statement -Soviet Embassy's press secretary -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Distribution -Kissinger's briefings -John W. Chancellor President's schedule -Haldemans call to Connally -Kissingers forthcoming meeting with Connally Haldeman left at 3:48 pm. SALT agreement announcement -Headlines -Chancellor, [Arnold] Eric Sevareid, [Forename unknown] Morgan (?), Marvin L. Kalb -Understanding of SALT agreement -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Dan Rather and Kalb -Kissinger's briefings -Gerard C. Smith -Kissingers phone calls -McGeorge Bundy -President's thoughts on Kissinger -Bundy -Reaction to announcement -Offer of assistance -Senate Foreign Relations Committee Haldeman entered at 3:49 pm. President's schedule -Haldemans conversation with Connally -Connallys reaction
Conv. No. 502-20 (cont.)
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
SALT agreement announcement -Bundy's offer of help -Senate Foreign Relations Committee -J. William Fulbright -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -Harold E. Hughes -George D. Aiken Conv. No. 502-20 (cont.) -Democrats -Hubert H. Humphrey -Charles W. Colson -Mindset -President -Mindset -Colson's report on a Humphrey speech on Antiballistic Missiles [ABM], Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicle [MIRV] and arms talks -Edmund S. Muskie -Someone Kissinger sent to see Muskie -Dean G. Acheson -Kissinger's call [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 3:49 am 3:53 pm] [See Conversation No. 3-91] [Conversation No. 502-20C] [End of telephone conversation] SALT agreement announcement -[Forename unknown] Kleiman of New York Times -Kissinger's call -Kleiman's comments [The President talked with the White House operator at 3:53 pm] [See Conversation No. 3-92] [Conversation No. 502-20E]
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[End of telephone conversation] Rose Mary Woods entered at 3:53 pm. Copy of Presidents memo to Acheson, May 20, 1971 Woods left at 3:54 pm. Conv. No. 502-20 (cont.) -Dobrynin's call to Kissinger -Soviet press release -Offer to call Senators Statement President made to the Rules Committee -Albert J. Beveridge -[First name unknown] Marshall -[First name unknown] Bowers [?] -Text of statement -Partisanship -1898 -Patriotism SALT agreement -William P. Rogers -Laird -Military -Kissinger's forthcoming call to Rogers -Rogers meeting with President -Photographs -U. Alexis Johnson's comments Shultz [The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 3:54 pm and 3:56 pm] [See Conversation No. 3-93] [Conversation No. 502-20F] [End of telephone conversation]
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Laird
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Conv. No. 502-20 (cont.)
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 ****************************************************************************** [The President talked with Shultz between 3:56 pm and 3:57 pm] [See Conversation No. 3-94] [Conversation No. 502-20D] [End of telephone conversation] The President, Haldeman, and Kissinger left at 3:58 pm.
Conversation No. 502-21 Date: May 20, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:58 pm and 9:43 pm Location: Oval Office An unknown person talked with an unknown person. [Unintelligible] The unknown person left at an unknown time before 9:43 pm.