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Date: 
Dec 08, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 632-1 Date: December 8, 1971 Time: 9:19 am - 9:20 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Camp David Butterfield left at 9:20 am.
Conversation No. 632-2 Date: December 8, 1971 Time: 9:25 am - 10:18 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Foreign aid -Continuing resolution -Clark MacGregor -Michael J. Mansfield -Allen J. Ellender -Hugh Scott -House leadership -60 or 90 day resolution -Compromise India-Pakistan relations -Edward M. Kennedy -Probable course of action -News summary -Henry A. Kissinger -Edmund S. Muskie -Washington Post article
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-2 (cont.)
-White House relations with the State Department -Policy for India Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] legislation -Veto
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-Child care -“The right thing to do” -Blacks and child care India-Pakistan relations -Kissinger -Health -Staff meeting -Comments -Conversation with the President -United Nations [UN] vote -Election -[Arthur] Neville Chamberlain -“Our Rhineland” -Possible changes in the future -Thailand -Iran -US policy -Timing -Indian intervention -UN -Emotion
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-2 (cont.)
-Pakistani air force -Israel -Bureaucracy -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] and India -Possible tough stance by US -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Haldeman’s previous conversation with Kissinger -Cambodia -State Department -Bureaucracy -Public position -News summary -Marvin L. Kalb -Public relations -Democracy compared to dictatorship -Ronald L. Ziegler's meeting with Kissinger -Ziegler’s previous meeting with Kissinger -USSR -Aid cut-off -Bangladesh
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INDIA-PAKISTAN RELATIONS
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4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-2 (cont.)
-Public relations -Kissinger’s view -Public opinion -Morality -Democracy compared to dictatorship -The President's talks with Kissinger -Timing -Ziegler
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-USSR -Finland -Germany -India -Intentions -Vietnam -Kissinger -Current developments -Bureaucracy -Aid cut-off -Timing -USSR -Kissinger -Wars -Foreign policy -Pakistan -Concern from Haldeman -Kissinger’s attitude -John Kenneth Galbraith dinner
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-2 (cont.)
-Cancellation by Kissinger -Talks with the President -Timing -Reasons for canceling dinner -PRC-USSR initiatives -Possible scrutiny by the press -East Pakistan refugees -Bureaucracy -William P. Rogers -Comments -Changes in Kissinger over the past month -Foreign policy matters -Note to USSR -Vietnam talks -Kissinger -Highs and lows -Vietnam settlement, PRC summit and USSR summit -Accomplishments for the Administration -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Kissinger's backgrounder -Evaluation -Talking papers -MacGregor -Charles W. Colson -[Forename unknown] Cooper -Expertise -Kissinger -State Department -Neutrality -The President’s comments to the leaders -Aid cut-off -Neutrality -A question of “non-involvement” -Possible US actions -Kissinger -Health -Possible causes -Backgrounder -Rogers -Press coverage
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-2 (cont.)
The President's schedule -John B. Connally -Meeting with Edward R.G. Heath [?] -Azores -Florida -Time magazine interview -Timing Congressional adjournment -William H. Rehnquist appointment -Birch E. Bayh, Jr. -Present state of Congress India-Pakistan relations -Kissinger -Rogers -Congress -Imagined statements -USSR -US actions -Futility -Conservatives -Handling -Frustration -Harvard University -Article -Possible problems for Kissinger -Galbraith dinner -Proposed “homecoming” for Kissinger -Daniel Patrick Moynihan -Thomas W. Braden -Timing -Galbraith Foreign policy -USSR -Rogers -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Possible talks between the President and the USSR -Rogers
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-2 (cont.)
-PRC -Talks with Kissinger -Haig -Rogers -Need for someone to broker a deal with PRC and USSR -Experience -Kissinger -Political campaign -Communiqués -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] -Negotiating ability -Haig -National Security Council [NSC] staff -Rogers -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Kissinger’s problems -Concern about talking to Rockefeller -Staff meeting -Liberals -Possible US allegiance -Pakistan -India -Democracies -Critics of the Administration -Galbraith dinner -Harvard University -Opinion poll -India -Democracy -Aggression -India -Peaceful -Liberals belief -US public opinion -MacGregor -Thoughts about India -World War II -Indians
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8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-2 (cont.)
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INDIA
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-Galbraith -Kenneth B. Keating -Support for India -Allen S. Drury books -Critical of India -USSR -UN vote of December 7, 1971 -Canadians -Kissinger The President’s schedule -Kissinger's forthcoming meeting with Haldeman -Politics -Timing -Haldeman's call to Kissinger -President’s forthcoming talk with Kissinger -Trips -Unknown person -Relationship with Haldeman -Previous conversation with Haldeman International monetary situation -George P. Shultz -Arthur F. Burns -Peter G. Peterson -Shultz's talks with John B. Connally -Economy
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-2 (cont.)
-Convertibility -Connally’s view -Germany -Deutsche mark -France -Deal with Germany -Shultz in agreement with Connally -Convertibility -Bilateral lifting of the surcharge -Canada -Mexico -Brazil -Connally’s view -Previous conversation with Haldeman -Timing Appointments -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -Geoffrey H. Moore -Herbert Stein and Shultz -Burns -Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS] -Possible confirmation battle -Harold Goldstein removal -Moore -As spokesman -Unemployment -Unemployment -Colson -CEA -Shultz -Moore -Stein -Forthcoming meeting with Haldeman The President's schedule -Meeting with John D. Ehrlichman and Shultz -Continuing resolution -Wrap-up meeting -Budget -OEO legislation
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-2 (cont.)
-Connally -Schedule -International monetary situation Haldeman left at 10:18 am.
Conversation No. 632-3 Date: December 8, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:18 am and 10:27 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 16-41]
Conversation No. 632-4 Date: December 8, 1971 Time: 10:27 am - 10:50 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. The President's schedule -Dinners -Ohio, Illinois, New York, California -Entertainment for December 7, 1971 dinner -Rita Reichman [?] J[ames] Curtis Counts -Talk with Woods The President’s schedule -Call from unknown person
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-4 (cont.)
The White House operator talked with the President at 10:28 am. [Conversation No. 632-4A] [See Conversation No. 16-42] [End of telephone conversation] Counts -Offered presidency of Airco -Location -Checked with George P. Shultz and James D. Hodgson -Other job offers -Trucking -Roger M. Blough Construction Company -Mediator in labor strikes -Counts’ effectiveness -Options -Presidential election of 1972 -Blough -Location -Unknown person
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The President's television appearances -Christmas 1971 -Freeman Gosden's views -Possible outcome of the President’s speeches in front of students
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-4 (cont.)
-“Salute to the President” remarks -Students
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Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope -Call to Woods -Timing -Unknown woman -Willard W. Keith -Herbert W. Kalmbach -New York -Unknown woman
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-Letter from the President -Hope -Kalmbach -Gosden
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-4 (cont.)
-Keith -Gosden -Kalmbach’s opinion Allen Hoover -Camp -Possible letter from the President to Hope [Letter dictated] H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 10:45 am. John B. Connally's schedule -Meeting with the President -Time and day -Cost of Living Council [COLC] meeting -Timing of meeting -President’s schedule -French -Henry A. Kissinger -Paul A. Volcker -Accompanying Kissinger -William P. Rogers -Meetings with the French Haldeman left at an unknown time before 10:50 am. Bernard J. (“Bunny”) Lasker -Call to the President -Stock market -International monetary situation -December meetings -Timing Autographed photographs -Football Nixon look-alike actor -Richard W. (“Dick”) Berlin -Appearance -Woods’ opinion
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-4 (cont.)
Envelopes Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Schedule -Location -Timing -The President's forthcoming phone call -White House Christmas decorations -Upcoming Christmas television program
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The President’s schedule -Entertainment -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Lyndon B. Johnson -John F. Kennedy -Eisenhower -Dinners -Guests -World situation under previous presidents -Amount of free time afforded to -Individual games -Golf and bridge
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15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-4 (cont.)
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Woods left at 10:50 am.
Conversation No. 632-5 Date: December 8, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:50 am and 10:52 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 16-43]
Conversation No. 632-6 Date: December 8, 1971 Time: 10:52 am - 10:55 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with John B. Connally. [See Conversation No. 16-44]
Conversation No. 632-7 Date: December 8, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:55 am and 11:03 am
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 16-45]
Conversation No. 632-8 Date: December 8, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:55 am and 11:03 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 16-46]
Conversation No. 632-9 Date: December 8, 1971 Time: 11:03 am - 11:05 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Julie Nixon Eisenhower. [See Conversation No. 16-47; one item has been withdrawn from this conversation]
Conversation No. 632-10 Date: December 8, 1971 Time: 11:06 am - 11:14 am Location: Oval Office
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President talked with George H.W. Bush. [See Conversation No. 16-48]
Conversation No. 632-11 Date: December 8, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:14 am and 12:30 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's talk with George H.W. Bush -Bush -Press conference -New York Times -[India] -United Nations [UN] -Aggression -Democracy -Dictatorship -Other countries -Possible US assistance -Use of force The President's recent talk with John B. Connally -Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] -Forthcoming veto -Controversial issues Bush and Connally -Praise from the President -Henry A. Kissinger Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] Christmas special -Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s schedule -Memphis, Tennessee -[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Television special -Time change Republican youth voting registration drive -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Request to be honorary chairman -Political figure compared to member of the First Family -Television appearances -Limits in the future -Difficulties -Separating political figure from family figure National Broadcasting Company [NBC] program -“A Day in the Life of the President” -John A. Scali -Timing -Length -60 minutes compared to 90 -Use of film -Possible ratings for program -Possible public reaction to program -Compared to [Tricia Nixon Cox’s] wedding -John W. Chancellor interview -Value of program Television -Talk shows -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Tour of the White House -American Broadcasting Company [ABC] show -President’s opinion of show -Barbara Walters -Douglas L. Hallett -One-on-one -Feasibility -Audience -Public opinion -Lyndon B. Johnson -“A Day in the Life of the President” -Probable public reaction
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-11 (cont.)
-Accuracy of NBC program -The President’s schedule
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-Birthday calls -Number -[Gary Washington] -Athlete -Five women generals -Meetings -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Kissinger -King Timahoe
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CANADA
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20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-11 (cont.)
Polls Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 11:27 am. Press briefing -Timing The President's talk with Bush -UN vote on India-Pakistan -Result of vote -Anti-aggression -Bush’s report -Democracy comparison -Size of country -India compared to Pakistan -Aggression -Type and size of government of a country -Justification for aggression -UN General Assembly vote -Vietnam comparison -Bush’s previous conversation with the President -India’s size -The “Establishment” -India’s democracy compared to Pakistan’s dictatorship -Kissinger’s backgrounder -Bush’s analysis of UN vote -US position on aggression -US overwhelmingly on side of world opinion OEO legislation Pension legislation -Vesting rights Brussels announcement -Robert Strausz-Hupe nomination -US Ambassador to Belgium -Unknown person
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-11 (cont.)
Forthcoming North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] meeting -David M. Kennedy -Location -William P. Rogers -Announcement -Timing Forthcoming trip to the Azores, December 12, 1971 -Accommodations -Number of rooms -French press accommodations -Transportation -Supersonic transport [SST] -Types of airplanes -French -Georges J.R. Pompidou -President offers congratulations to Pompidou and the French Ziegler left at 11:35 am. Ziegler -Difficulty of Ziegler’s job Scali -Briefings -Possible performance Kissinger -John Kenneth Galbraith dinner -Importance -Paris diplomatic group -Possible failure -Vietnam negotiations -Le Duc Tho -Blow to Kissinger -Assessment of blame -Congress -Ziegler -Rogers -Cambodia -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-11 (cont.)
-California -State of the world -Kissinger’s staff -Responsibility -US -Biafra -State Department -Rogers -Neutral stance -Charles E. Goodell -US position -Haldeman's talk with Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Nelson A. Rockefeller Haig -Trust White House staff Kissinger -Negotiating skills -Communiqué -People’s Republic of China [PRC] “A Day in the Life of the President” -Future programs -Networks -Democrats Press conference -Timing -“A Day in the Life of the President” -Offering insights on the Presidency
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-11 (cont.)
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Kissinger -Meeting with Haldeman -Plan on how to deal with Kissinger -Haig -PRC and USSR trips -Kissinger’s possible attendance -Possible resignation -Rogers -PRC trip -USSR trip -The President -Request for Kissinger’s attendance during trips -Rogers -Connally -Possible job performance -Confidence -Compared to Rogers -Rogers -Vietnam -Troop withdrawals Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 11:35 am. The President's schedule -John W. McCormack -Location Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:30 pm.
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-11 (cont.)
Official dinners -Time of year -Supreme Court -Congress and the Vice President [Spiro T. Agnew] -Cabinet -Clifford M. Hardin -Maurice H. Stans -Timing -Walter J. Hickel -Honoring retired members -Supreme Court -Conservatives -Votes -Lawyer votes -Understanding -Press coverage -Mrs. William O. Douglas -State dinner -Mrs. Emilio Garrastazu Médici and daughter
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25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-11 (cont.)
-Benefits of dinners to the President -Contributors -Dinner attendees -Meaning
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India-Pakistan situation -UN vote -Importance of vote -Communist countries -Bush -Kissinger’s plan -USSR -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Indira Gandhi -Possible US course of action -Potential aid cut-off Public relations -Sports-celebrity rally -Poll data -Drug issue -Importance to America -Dr. Jerome H. Jaffe -Salute to Hollywood -Opera -Leonard Garment -Nancy Hanks -Music
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-11 (cont.)
-Entertainment at White House -Violinist at White House, December 17, 1971 -Itzhak Perlman -Compared to Isaac Stern -Health Dinners -Salute to Hollywood and sports rally -Supreme Court -Swearing-in ceremonies -Chief Justice -New Associate Justices -Protocol Peter G. Peterson -Secretary of Commerce -Chief Executive Officer -The President’s possible staff reorganization Maurice H. Stans -Trip to USSR [?] John N. Mitchell Kissinger -Appearance on “A Day in the Life of the President” -Feelings -Rogers -Diplomatic wires -Backgrounder -Meeting with Haldeman -Possible outcome -PRC and USSR trips -Kissinger’s skill as a negotiator -Middle East -Job stresses and performance
The President's schedule -Azores -Distance
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-11 (cont.)
-Florida -Washington, DC -Latitude -Press conferences -Timing -President’s concern -Types of press conferences -Duration of visit -Christmas decorations -Invitation to the press -Press corps reception -Timing -Number of press at reception -Briefing -Press assignments -Florida -Azores -Press -Mrs. Nixon -New York -Decorations -Timing -Time magazine interview -Bermuda to Florida -Dates -Christmas -Proposed work schedule -Time magazine interview -Length -Christmas tree lighting -Press conference -Christmas decorations -Time magazine interview -Suggested dates -New York -Timing -Scali -Press -Questions -Possible press embargo -Bermuda
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 632-11 (cont.)
-Vietnam War -Rogers -NATO meeting -December 16 and 17, 1971 -Press corps reception -Christmas tree lighting -Bermuda -Length of trip -Football games -Television -Florida -Willy Brandt meetings -Proposed dates -Press article -Jerrold L. Schecter -Separate from Time interview -Tour of the White House Haldeman left at 12:30 pm.
Conversation No. 632-12 Date: December 8, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:30 pm and 12:34 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President's schedule -Executive Office Building [EOB] Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:34 pm.
Conversation No. 632-13 Date: December 8, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:34 pm and 11:59 pm
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Location: Oval Office An unknown person [Secret Service agent] entered. The agent talked with an unknown person at an unknown time after 12:34 pm. [Conversation No. 632-13A] The President’s location [End of telephone conversation] The agent talked with an unknown person at an unknown time after 12:34 pm. [Conversation No. 632-13B]
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[End of telephone conversation]