537

Date: 
Jul 02, 1971 - Jul 05, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 537-1 Date: July 2, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:48 pm and 2:50 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez and an unknown person The Presidents schedule Sanchez and the unknown person left at an unknown time before 2:50 pm
Conversation No. 537-2 Date: July 2, 1971 Time: 2:50 pm - 4:02 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman White House social events -Luncheon for Consuelo Velasco Alvarado -Dinners for state guests The Presidents schedule -William H. Carruthers Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 2:50 pm Meeting Carruthers and Mark I. Goode Bull left at an unknown time before 3:37 pm Schedule Carruthers and Goode entered at an unknown time after 2:50 pm National Archives speech, July 3, 1971
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Arrangements -Seating, podium, camera set-up -Timing -The Presidents arrival -Audience -Holding room -Makeup -Speaker Carl B. Albert, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger -Camera set-up -Off-camera announcers -Introduction of the President -Army Chorus -The Presidents closing remarks -Army Chorus rendition of the National Anthem -The Presidents location during anthem -Use of anthem -Timing cues for the President -Length of remarks by others -Applause -Size of audience -Camera angles -Need for holding room -The Presidents method of presentation -Use of text -Closing remarks -Playing of national anthem -Timing Carruthers and Goode left at 3:06 pm National Archives speech -Arrangements Certification of the Twenty-sixth Amendment -Procedures -Administrator of General Services -Young Americans in Concert group -Honor America Day -Audience for ceremony -Witnesses to ceremony -Male, female
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Race -Timing of ceremony -Effect -Support for the eighteen-year-old vote -California -Concert group tour of Europe -The Presidents schedule -California -Ohio -Oklahoma -Location, timing -The Presidents departure for Camp David
Conv. No. 537-2 (cont.)
National Archives speech -Elements -Patriotism -Public reaction to negativism -Use of John Brown anecdote -Raymond K. Price, Jr., John K. Andrews, Jr. -Thomas Jefferson theme in William L. Safires draft -George Washington, John Adams -Appeal to Democrats -John F. Kennedy -Jefferson -[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson, [John] Calvin Coolidge -Deaths of Jefferson and Adams -Youth of Revolutionary War figures -Comparison to Napoleon Bonaparte, Alexander III [the Great] -Timing -Compared to the Cambodia speech -Length and pace -Theme -Use of television -Joint appearance by leaders of executive, judicial, legislative branches -Pentagon Papers case -Burger -Albert -Contrast to John W. McCormack, Samuel Rayburn -Gerald R. Ford, Hugh Scott, John Sherman Cooper Effectiveness of speakers
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-William P. Rogers -Melvin R. Laird, Elliot L. Richardson -George W. Romney -John A. Volpe Ambassadorial appointments -Robert H. Finch -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Japan -Business interests -Peter M. Flanigan -Henry Cabot Lodge -Argentina -Finland -Henry A. Kissinger -Financial status -Assignment National Archives event -Thelma C. (Ryan) (Pat) Nixons schedule Latin America -Mrs. Velascos visit -Economic conditions -United States -Family assistance program Unnamed child Unemployment statistics -Washington Star News events -Economy -Kissinger -Concerns -1969 October anti-Vietnam War demonstrations -Letter to Georgetown student -General Lewis B. Hershey -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Le Duc Tho, Xuan Thuy
Conv. No. 537-2 (cont.)
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Hershey -Flanigan -The draft -Popularity -As symbol of the draft -Forthcoming statement -Kissinger Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 3:37 pm News coverage -Unemployment -James D. Hodgson -Statistical aberration -Decrease -Vietnam casualties -Monthly figures -Charles W. Colson -Reporting -John A. Scali, Colson -Pentagon Papers case -Rogers comments -Laird -Research and Development [RAND] Corporation -Declassification of documents
Conv. No. 537-2 (cont.)
Pentagon Papers -Public reaction -Brookings Institute -Acceptance of classified documents -RAND Corporation -Reaction to case -Tom C. Huston -Daniel Ellsberg -Status of case -J. Edgar Hoover -Conspiracy investigation -Richardson -John D. Ehrlichman -Action on Defense Department employee [Surname unknown Cooke] -Polygraph examinations -Ehrlichman
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Laurence E. (Larry) Lynn, Jr. -Richard V. (Dick) Allen -Comments about Lynn -Laird -Comments -Declassification investigation -Laird Conv. No. 537-2 (cont.) -Congressional investigation -Frank Stanton -Television program about the Selling of the Pentagon -Congress, television -Confidential sources -Colson -Potter Stewart -Question to Washington Post reporter about publishing information -Delay or prevention of prisoner of war [POW] release in Vietnam -First Amendment rights -Alexander M. Bickel -Limitation of White House access by Washington Post, New York Times -National security stories -Background briefings -Off-the-record, political stories Kissingers trip -Press -Ziegler -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Discussion of Pentagon Papers case with ambassadors -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Kenneth B. Keating -Leonard Unger -Press interest -Paris -Albert -Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield -Rogers, Laird Asia -Agnew, Kissinger, Laird -Focus -Vietnam
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Israel -Richard M. Helms -Lyndon B. Johnson comparison Unemployment statistics -Decrease -Handling of news story -Statistical aberrations -Hodgson -Comparison to George P. Shultz -John B. Connally The President, Haldeman, and Ziegler left at 4:02 pm
Conv. No. 537-2 (cont.)
Conversation No. 537-3 Date: July 2, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:02 pm and 4:08 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men entered [Unintelligible] Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 4:08 pm
Conversation No. 537-4 Date: July 5, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:03 pm and 6:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (Bob) Haldeman Certification of the Twenty-sixth Amendment
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Ceremony -Young Americans in Concert -The press -Photo and film shots -Race -Young Americans group -Reaction to the White House and to the presidency Conv. No. -The Presidents arrival from Camp David by helicopter537-2 (cont.) -Photographs -Refreshments -Accommodations -Washington Hotel -Reaction of young people to staying in hotels -Groups forthcoming trip to Europe -Concert -Possible public performance in Washington, DC after trip -Constitution Hall -John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts opening -Inaugural concert -Young people -Dwight L. Chapin -Significance of ceremony -Compared to formal signing ceremonies -Public service jobs bill -Ceremonial events -Compared to Eagle Scouts -William H. Carruthers -Effectiveness -Unnamed persons reaction -Robert L. Kunzig -Procedures for the Twenty-sixth Amendment -Kunzig -John J. Gilligan -Ohio ratification -Delivery of certification document to the General Services Administration [GSA] -Pick-up by unnamed GSA clerk -Credit, press coverage -Ceremony -Press coverage -Television networks
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Witnesses -Race -The Presidents meeting with Sammy Davis, Jr. -Black constituents -Youth group -Signing ceremony pens -Parker brand Conv. No. 537-4 (cont.) [The President talked to the White House operator at 4:28 pm] [Conversation No. 537-4A] [See Conversation No. 6-139] [End of telephone conversation] [Pause] Young people -Visibility -Media coverage -Presidents Commission on Campus Unrest -Establishment in June 1970 -Dr. G. Alexander Heard -Changes since 1970 -1970 statement about crisis in the university system -Commencement addresses -Anti-Vietnam War protests -Decline -Attention paid by students, press Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 4:29 pm Certification ceremony for the Twenty-sixth Amendment -Press coverage -Robert Pierpoint -Mexican girl -Reaction -Spirit of event -Eighteen-year-olds -Attitude towards presidency
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-The Presidents remarks -Distribution of signing ceremony pens -J. Bruce Whelihan -East Room setting -Press room -The Presidents birthday call to Julie Nixon Eisenhower in Athens, Greece Conv. No. 537-4 (cont.) ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 9s ]
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-Young Americans in Concert -Black youth -Singing -Comparison to Mormon Tabernacle Choir -National Archives event, July 3, 1971 -Army Chorus -Youths -Television networks -Coverage of event -Herbert E. Kaplow -Attitude towards children -Jewish families -Bar Mitzvahs Jews -Daniel Ellsberg -Henry A. Kissinger, Leonard Garment -Reaction to case -Compared to Julius and Ethel Rosenberg espionage case -Morton H. Halperin -Alger Hiss
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Blacks -Espionage -Activism compared to Communism -Angela Y. Davis Jews -Espionage Conv. No. 537-4 (cont.)
National Broadcasting Company [NBC] special on the Pentagon Papers -Max Frankel and news panel -James J. Kilpatrick, Jr. -Questioning -Frankels performance -Benjamin C. Bradlee -Ken Crawford [?] -Kilpatrick
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-Kilpatrick Values -The Presidents remarks at certification ceremony -Strength, wealth -Idealism -Practical application -Youths -Haynes B. Johnson -Washington Post article
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Basic needs -Discretionary needs -Higher, spiritual needs -Path for the future Pentagon Papers case -The Presidents July 6, 1971 Kansas City appearance -Possible statement -William P. Rogers role -Polls -Public opinion -Ellsbergs revelation of the documents -Public exposure to issue -Supreme Court decision Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:28 pm Presidents schedule -The barber -Forthcoming trip Bull left at an unknown time before 6:15 pm Pentagon Papers case -Melvin R. Laird Vietnam War -Opponents of the Presidents policies -The war as issue during 1972 campaign -Gerald R. Fords reaction -Democratic candidates -Effectiveness as issue -Scripps Howard News Service -The President and Republicans -Opponents -Kansas City appearance by the President -Press conference -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Lives compared to First Amendment rights -Charles W. Colson -Congress
Conv. No. 537-4 (cont.)
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Press attitude -Martin S. Haydens editorial -Television appearance -Presentation of issue -The Presidents efforts to end the war -Necessity of secrecy -Cambodia, Laos Conv. No. 537-4 (cont.) -Decrease in US casualty figures -Forthcoming Kansas City appearance -Haydens attendance -Allusion to channels of foreign policy -The Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Kissinger -Rogers -Europe, Middle East -Number of the Presidents meetings with heads of state -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Confidential nature -Josip Broz Tito -Record -State Department -Head of state dinners -France, Germany, England -Italy -Romania -Thailand, Belgium -The Pope -Confidentiality of meetings -Warren E. Burgers recounting of anecdote about Benjamin Franklin -Sealing of the minutes of the Constitutional Convention for forty years -John Adams, Thomas Jefferson Pentagon Papers case -New York Times -Editorial -Stewart J. O. Alsop -Frankels veracity -Neil Sheehans involvement -Kilpatricks questions -Sheehans involvement
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Leak of information -John N. Mitchell -Colson -J. Edgar Hoover -Request for private report -Laird -Public opinion -Delays Conv. No. 537-4 (cont.) -Limitation of access by the New York Times, Washington Post -Rich Smith [?] -Access preference to the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times -Don Ervin, Aldo B. (Elbow) Beckman -Beckmans father-in-law -Release of information -World War II -Chicago Tribune -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Kennedys administration -Los Angeles Times -Laos -1962 accords -Ho Chi Minh Trail -Timing -The Presidents conversation with Haig -Security clearances -Limitations on non-governmental contractor personnel clearances -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] briefings for President in 1961-68 period out of office -Denial by Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson -McGeorge Bundy, Research and Development [RAND] Corporation -Haldemans need for clearance while handling Fairchild account for the J. Walter Thompson Agency -Limitation of outsider clearances in the future -Benefits -Need for confidentiality -Effect on Rogers Schedule -Reverend John J. McLaughlin The Presidents July 6, 1971 Kansas City speech
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Topics to be covered -Comparison to Rochester, New York and Birmingham, Alabama remarks -Foreign policy -Confidentiality of meetings with foreign leaders -Helsinki -Allusion to ongoing negotiations -SALT -Television coverage Conv. No. 537-4 (cont.) -Filming of Kansas City appearance -Camera set-up, lighting -Timing in relation to availability of film to networks -Topics -Foreign policy emphasis -Kissinger Ziegler left at an unknown time before 6:15 pm -News summary -Television commentary on the Presidents July 3, 1971 National Archives speech -Dan Rather -NBC -Kaplow -Bicentennial -Bicentennial Commission -Need to strengthen membership -Staff -Distribution of film of event Speeches -The President compared to Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower -Public perceptions -Frequency of radio talks The Presidents television appearances -Certification ceremonys effectiveness -Other events -Decision to forgo July 1 press conference -Pentagon Papers as focus -Louis Harris poll, George H. Gallup poll -Foreign policy
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Kissinger -Domestic policy issues -John B. Connally Connally -Possible effectiveness as Secretary of State -Haldemans conversation with Connally -Connallys morale
Conv. No. 537-4 (cont.)
Economic policy -Hobart Rowen and other columnists -Commentary about possible changes -Arthur F. Burns -Connally -Albert E. Sindlingers comments about effect on the stock market
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An unknown person [Bull?] entered at an unknown time after 4:28 pm Presidents schedule The unknown person [Bull?] left at an unknown time before 6:15 pm Items requested by the President Pentagon Papers
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Statements feasibility Presidential approval poll -Effect of Pentagon Papers case and recent events -Gallup poll -Chapin -White House poll -Gallup poll -Harris poll -Colson -Press conference -Patrick J. Buchanans analysis -Impact of Pentagon Papers case Vietnam veterans demonstration -John F. Kerry The President and Haldeman left at an unknown time before 6:15 pm Conversation No. 537-5 Date: July 5, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:15 pm and 6:27 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men entered
Conv. No. 537-4 (cont.)
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Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 6:27 pm