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Date: 
Jun 18, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 526-1 Date: June 18, 1971 Time: 8:40 am - 8:42 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Item from Henry A. Kissinger Butterfield left at 8:42 am.
Conversation No. 526-2 Date: June 18, 1971 Time: 8:45 am - 9:38 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman. Pentagon Papers -Upcoming statement by President -Content of written message -Patrick J. Buchanan -Public relations -Support for war -Content of message to National Security Council [NSC] -Content of message to be submitted by staff -Preparation -Effect of consensus -Need for chief writer -Buchanan -Role for press conferences -Media memorandum -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -John D. Ehrlichman -Content -Need for confidentiality in negotiations
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Declassification Awarding of honorary degrees -President Leopold Sedar Senghor of Senegal -Reflection on "Today's" schools -Harvard University -University of California at Los Angeles [UCLA] -Accomplishments of Sedar Senghor -Haldemans experience on Board of Regents of UCLA -Role of recipients -Value of honorary degrees -Senghor accomplishments -Compared to some US mayors -Size of Senegal -Heads of Black African states -Haldemans view -Attractiveness as honorary degree candidates -Honorary degrees Pentagon Papers -Statement by President -Efficacy -Nixon administration role in Vietnam -Ehrlichman -Bombing halt -Request for Henry A. Kissinger and Haldeman meeting -Consequences -Administration strategy -Two issues -Relationship of content to administrations policy -Seriousness of security breach -Need for clear focus of administration strategy -William E. Timmons -Support for administration -Among publishers -James S. Copley -Carl T. Curtis opposition -Rationale -Barry M. Goldwater -Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor -Promotion
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Gale W. McGee -Congressional strategy -Timmons -Relationship to Alger Hiss case -Potential headlines -President's support during Hiss case -Issues -Attack on New York Times -Kissinger statement -Ronald L. Ziegler -Use of Kissinger on Rochester trip -Hypothetical attack on liberals -Joseph McCarthy -Statement by President -Content -Impact -Constraints due to court case -Use of national television -Nature of audience -Herbert G. Klein -Position of press -Freedom of press -Klein and Ehrlichman role -Impact of statement concluding a briefing -Domestic emphasis -Domestic policy -Comparison with Birmingham remarks -Use of national audience -Personal letter to editors and television producers -World War II classified documents -Korean classified documents -Washington Post story -Dwight D. Eisenhower [?] -Source -Implication -Post use of Pentagon Papers -Administration reaction to use of documents -Kleins outlook -Use of Kissinger -Effect on Senators or Congressmen -Air Force One
Conv. No. 526-2 (cont.)
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Possible comments -Timing of fight with Times -Effect of court decisions -Charles W. Colson -Use in Congress -McGee -Image of White House action -Political impact of Times story -Involvement of Democratic Presidents -John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Harry S. Truman -Confidential advice -Effect on current negotiations -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Middle East -Berlin negotiations -Weighing of good story against US interests -Rationale for statement -Report of President's statement -Robert J. Dole statement -Content -Political nature of the battle -Dole statement -Content -Partisan play by Democrats -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -Hubert H. Humphrey -Humphrey statement -Johnson -Dole statement -Effect on Johnson -Opposition to Vietnam War -Robert H. Finch -Return from Chicago -Views -Freedom of the press -Presidents relationship with the Times -Future relationship -George P. Shultz -Times reaction
Conv. No. 526-2 (cont.)
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Peter Lisagor reaction -Restriction of Times -Coverage -John F. Kennedy -Herald Tribune subscription -Subtlety of attack -Comparison with Spiro T. Agnew attacks -Timing of Presidential statement -Relation to judicial process -Daniel Ellsberg story -Current play -Ellsberg disappearance -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] visit -Leak of Kissinger recollections -Ellsberg actions in Vietnam -Kissinger and Ellsberg visits -Santa Monica Outlook story -Source -Kissingers view -Leslie H. Gelb -Ellsberg -Kissinger backgrounder on Air Force One -Ehrlichman outline for statement -Haldeman and Ehrlichman meeting -Timing of statements by President -Relation to court case -Dole statement -Response to order from President -Partisan political impression -Press reaction to administration response -Press reaction to lack of response -Ehrlichman -Kissinger backgrounder -Possible comments -Timing -Florida trip -Air Force One to Rochester Drug policy -Drug policy statement -Media play
Conv. No. 526-2 (cont.)
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Dr. Jerome H. Jaffe -Organization -Personnel moves -Shultz report -Allen J. Ellender -Hospital staffing -Early Jaffe moves -Hospital closing -Effect -Shultz's report Vietnam -Coverage of casualties -Walter Cronkite statement -Other reporters' statements -Coverage of anti-war amendments in Congress -Wording of reports Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 9:28 am. Schedule -Letters -Memorandums Butterfield left at 9:31 am. -Arrival of President Senghor of Senegal Pentagon Papers -Kissinger backgrounder -Benefits of statement President Senghor Pentagon Papers -Kissinger backgrounder -Ehrlichman -Notification of press President's schedule Pentagon Papers -Effect on administration
Conv. No. 526-2 (cont.)
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Reaction by administration -Administration response -Dwight L. Chapin -Humphrey -Dole attack -Kissinger's role Haldeman left at 9:38 am. Conv. No. 526-2 (cont.)
Conversation No. 526-3 Date: June 18, 1971 Time: 9:40 am - 10:34 am Location: Oval Office
The President met with Leopold Sedar Senghor, Jose De Seabra and W. Marshall Wright and Stephen B. Bull; members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings -Last meeting at Charles De Gaulle's funeral Senghor's trip around US -Previous trips -1967 -Visit with John F. Kennedy Senghors background Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 9:40 am. Refreshments Sanchez left at an unknown time before 10:08 am. Senegal -Cultural and political independence -Economic role -Georges Pompidou [?]
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Senghor's background -Sorbonne -Professorship -French Culture -Complement to Senegal -Senegalese cultural roots -Cultivation -Senghor's early efforts regarding independence -De Gaulle's review of Constitution -Role of delegation from Senegal -Confederation with France -Pompidou's role -Reviewing commission conclusions -Effect on Senegal independence -Senegalese educational reforms -Use of French system -Stress on mathematics and technological subjects -Increase in number of Senegalese professors -Stress on languages -Native Tongues -French -English -Nature of civilization -Monopoly of input -Benefits of international unity -United Kingdom role in European community -Admission of African states to European community -US-Senegal relations -Relations with "Euro-American" Nations -Ties to the Americas -Ties to Asia -Afro-Asian group (Group of 77) -Inclusion of Latin America -Senghor family background -Portuguese roots -Political effect in Senegal -Cultural balance -Senegalese -Brazilians -Influence of US the World community -Senghor travels in US
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Black and White universities -Spirit of vitality -Responsibilities of US -Cultural diversity -Black students in US -Return to Africa -Benefits of US -Participation of Blacks -Contact with students -Need for stressing culture [Unintelligible]
Conv. No. 526-3 (cont.)
-Political situation in Africa -Dancers ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [National Security] [Duration: 18s ]
AFRICAN AFFAIRS
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-Communism -Soviet Union influence -Student left -Communist influences -Maoists -Paris -Influence from the United States -Senghor visit to Soviet Union
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10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [National Security] [Duration: 2m 58s ]
AFRICAN AFFAIRS Conv. No. 526-3 (cont.) END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 ******************************************************************************
Foreign affairs -New US initiative with Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Communists -Desire for expansion -Need to develop Modus Vivendi -Need to bring PRC into community of nations -US and Soviet Union nuclear arms control [Unintelligible] -PRC initiative -Communist revolutions -Removal of isolation -Latin America -Africa -Naivete of some leaders -End of imperialism -Need for close trading ties -Investment -Conglomerate capital -Development view of African leaders -Best chance of African development -East compared with West -African resources -Black Americans -Effect on Africa -Advancements in the US -Desegregation
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Job opportunities -Housing -Welfare -US respect for African choices -Presidents support of Senghors efforts Appreciation of Cooperation Conv. No. 526-3 (cont.) Farewell The President, Senghor, et al. left at 10:34 am.
Conversation No. 526-4 Date: Unknown between June 18 and June 22, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:34 am, June 18 and 1:48 pm, June 22, 1971 Location: Oval Office Unknown people met. Schedule (?) The unknown people left at an unknown time before 1:48 pm, June 22, 1971.