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Date: 
Dec 09, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 633-1 Date: December 9, 1971 Time: 9:05 am - 9:11 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Call from an unknown man Death of Ralph J. Bunche -George H.W. Bush -Announcement of Bunche’s death -The President's call to Ruth H. Bunche -Statement [Unintelligible] Elmer H. Bobst -Letter The President's call to Mrs. Bunche The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 9:05 am and 9:11 am. [Conversation No. 633-1A] [See Conversation No. 16-65] [End of telephone conversation] [Unintelligible] Bust -Winston S. Churchill -To be brought to the President
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-1 (cont.)
-Location -Abraham Lincoln -John F. Kennedy -Comparisons Woods left at 9:11 am.
Conversation No. 633-2 Date: December 9, 1971 Time: 9:12 am - 9:13 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Ruth H. Bunche. [See Conversation No. 16-66]
Conversation No. 633-3 Date: December 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 9:13 am and 10:04 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods and Manolo Sanchez. Bust of Abraham Lincoln -Position in room -Style of bust Woods and Sanchez left at an unknown time before 10:04 am.
Conversation No. 633-4
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: December 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 9:13 am and 10:04 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's schedule -Executive Office Building [EOB] -Meetings with Adm. Thomas H. Moorer and David Packard -Defense personnel -Melvin R. Laird -Packard’s possible resignation -December 10, 1971 -Report of the President’s Commission on Federal Statistics -W. Allen Wallis -Ceremony on Farm Credit Act -The President’s view -Possible postponement -Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] appointments -Swearings-in -Philip V. Sanchez -Romana A. Banuelos -California -John B. Connally -Willy Brandt -Eisaku Sato meeting -Supreme Court -Press story -Appointments -OEO -Appointments -Mexican-Americans -Wallis -Packard -Defense personnel -Henry A. Kissinger -Forthcoming talks with the President -Banuelos -Appointment -Connally
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-4 (cont.)
Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 9:33 am. Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Ziegler’s previous conversation with CBS executives -Television special -New York -Julie Nixon Eisenhower Christmas special -Possible one-on-one interview -Potential problems -William Small -Unwillingness by CBS -Concerns -American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] -Julie Eisenhower Christmas special -One-on-one interview -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] -Stance on interview -One-on-one interview -Timing -The President’s forthcoming trip to the Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Importance of interview -Ziegler’s previous conversation with CBS -Dan Rather -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr. -Commitment to Rather -New York -Concern from CBS -Julie Eisenhower Christmas special -Tricia Nixon Cox's wedding coverage -Seeking balance -Potential problem with the networks -NBC -ABC -One-on-one interview -To be done in alphabetical order -Timing -President’s availability -President’s trip to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -PRC
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-4 (cont.)
-CBS -Small -Particular type of interview -Commitment NBC -“A Day in the Life of the President” -Ziegler’s previous telephone conversation with Small The President’s telephone call to Ruth H. Bunche -Timing -Purpose of call Ziegler left and Kissinger entered at 9:47 am. Kissinger's visit to the Brazilian Embassy -Talk with Foreign Minister -Support -Organization of American States [OAS] and Cuba -Maintain public support -Possible change in US policy -Fidel Castro -USSR -Emilio Garrastazu Medici -Issue to be discussed by the President -Castro India-Pakistan situation -USSR -Letter to the President -Old proposal -Possible ceasefire -Negotiations between Pakistan and Awami League -US response -Pakistan -West compared to the East -Islamabad -Forms of negotiation -Specific goals -Hard line -Jordanians
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-4 (cont.)
-Planes -Forthcoming meeting -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Message for the President -Meeting with Agricultural Minister -Topic for discussion -Rowland Evans -Backgrounder -Foreign policy article -Opinion -USSR Agricultural Minister -Message from Leonid I. Brezhnev -Meeting with the President The President's schedule -Meetings -Moorer -Packard -Kissinger -Laird -Department of Defense [DOD] personnel -Robert C. Seamans, Jr. -Robert F. Froehlke -Packard -Personnel issue -Possible resignation -The President’s involvement -Laird's schedule -Location -India-Pakistan situation -Richard M. Helms -Packard -Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] World situation -Crises -Cambodia -Laos -Cienfuegos -Middle East -India-Pakistan
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-4 (cont.)
-Numbers -New York Times -Evans -Previous conversation with Kissinger -President’s instructions -Kissinger’s call to the State Department -Diplomats -Articles -Wire -Forthcoming meeting -USSR -United Nations [UN] vote -George H.W. Bush -Press conference on UN vote -Kissinger's backgrounder -Washington Post -Front page article -Stance on India -New York Times -Broadcast media [?] -UN vote -Bush -Difficulty -India -General Assembly -Importance of vote -Press coverage -South Africa comparison Haldeman and Kissinger left at 10:04 am.
Conversation No. 633-5 Date: December 9, 1971 Time: 10:04 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator.
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Request for a call to an unknown person
Conversation No. 633-6 Date: December 9, 1971 Time: 10:04 am - 11:02 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Emilio Garrastazu Medici and Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters.
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LATIN AMERICA
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The President, Medici, and Walters left at 11:02 am.
Conversation No. 633-7 Date: December 9, 1971 Time: 11:04 am - 11:16 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler and Vernon A. Walters.
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Walters left at 11:16 am.
Conversation No. 633-8 Date: December 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:16 am and 11:22 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Christine Wilde -Departure -Secretary to Jon M. Huntsman -Qualifications -Meeting with the President -Timing Butterfield left at an unknown time before 11:22 am.
Conversation No. 633-9
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-8 (cont.)
Date: December 9, 1971 Time: 11:22 am - 11:23 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Christine Wilde, Jon M. Huntsman and Alexander P. Butterfield. Wilde -Departure -Timing -Type of job -Gift from the President -Thanks from Wilde Wilde, Huntsman and Butterfield left at 11:23 am.
Conversation No. 633-10 Date: December 9, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:23 am and 11:25 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 16-67]
Conversation No. 633-11 Date: December 9, 1971 Time: 11:25 am - 1:27 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Unknown man -Meeting with John B. Connally -Talk with the President
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Edward M. Kennedy Henry A. Kissinger -William P. Rogers -Haldeman’s previous conversation with an unknown person -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] meeting -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR trip -Arthur F. Burns -Kennedy -State Department -Resignation -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Possible bluff -Haldeman’s hard line with Kissinger The President’s problems -Economics -Connally -John D. Ehrlichman -Domestic Policy -Congress -Presidential campaign of 1972 Kissinger -Possible departure
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-Crises -Haldeman’s previous conversation with Haig
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-11 (cont.)
-Congress -People's Republic of China [PRC] note -USSR -India -Jordan -Complexity of issues The President talked with Charles R. Jonas between 11:33 am and 11:35 am. [Conversation No. 633-11A] [See Conversation No. 16-68] [End of telephone conversation] Mrs. Willis Smith, Sr. [Anna Lee Smith] -Death of son The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:35 am and 11:53 am. [Conversation No. 633-11B] [See Conversation No. 16-69] [End of telephone conversation] Kissinger -President’s previous conversation with Kissinger -India-Pakistan situation -Failures in history -Haldeman’s conversation with Haig -Comparisons -More failures than success -Gen. Charles A.J.M. De Gaulle -Winston S. Churchill -Napoleon Bonaparte -Alexander the Great -Haig -Bureaucracy -Difficulties
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-11 (cont.)
-India-Pakistan situation -Staff -Washington Special Actions Group [WSAG] -Walk-out of meeting -Staff -Open rebellion -India-Pakistan -Joseph J. Sisco -John N. (“Jack”) Irwin, Jr. -Richard M. Helms -Siding with the President -Kissinger’s possible resignation -Effect -Rogers -Haig -Rogers’s problems with Kissinger -Diplomatic decisions -Cambodia -USSR -Middle East -India-Pakistan resolution -Possible settlement -Cambodia -Historical significance of diplomatic decisions -Approach to problems Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] interview -Timing -Vietnam announcement
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14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-11 (cont.)
-Preparation involved -Forthcoming State of the Union address Press conferences -National Broadcasting Company [NBC], American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC], CBS -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Style -Speechwriting Press coverage -The President’s remarks at the 4-H Congress, December 1, 1971 -Television -CBS -Edmund S. Muskie -CBS -Time spent on story -Evaluation of story -Edward M. Kennedy
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-11 (cont.)
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[The President talked with Mrs. Smith between 11:53 am and 11:55 am] [Conversation No. 633-11C] [See Conversation No. 16-70; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation] [End of telephone conversation]
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John V. Tunney [?] CBS interview -Reasoning -Networks -1968 campaign coverage -1972 election -Ronald L. Ziegler -Daniel P. Moynihan Press -Book -Reaction -Unknown person -The Left-wing Antenna CBS interview -One-on-one -Possible number of viewers -Julie Nixon Eisenhower's special
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-11 (cont.)
-“Christmas at the White House” -Tricia Nixon Cox Haldeman's talk with Connally -Connally’s schedule -Foreigners -Bankers -G-10 meeting -Trips Kissinger -Schedule -Relationship with press The President's schedule William Proxmire William H. Rehnquist -Press coverage -Supreme Court nomination -Compared to Louis D. Brandeis and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Earl Warren -Skill as Supreme Court Justice Warren E. Burger -Skill as Supreme Court Justice Rehnquist -The President’s conversation with John D. Ehrlichman -Lewis F. Powell, Jr. -Harry A. Blackmun -Professionalism The President's schedule -Forms of relaxation -Florida -Timing -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer meeting -Gen. Leonard F. Chapman, Jr.
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-11 (cont.)
-Distinguished Service Medal -Recent meeting with Emilio Garrastazu Medici -Note -Kissinger -Ortiz Mena -Moorer -Kissinger -State Department -Rogers -President’s instructions -Dean Rusk -Rogers -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Cabinet Room -Meeting with W. Allen Wallis, December 10, 1971 -Possible movement in schedule -Moorer and David Packard meeting -Timing -Wallis meeting -Swearing-in -Romana A. Banuelos -President’s instructions to Haldeman -Connally -Wallis and Moorer meetings -Chapman -White House decorating -Audio taping -Armed forces Christmas message -Photographs and interview -Article -McCall’s -Richard A. Moore -Rose Mary Woods -Price -Gilford Dudley, Jr. -Possible presentation -Copenhagen -Camp David -John N. Mitchell -Talk with Haldeman
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-11 (cont.)
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-Azores trip -Florida -White House press corps -Miami Herald -Unknown man -Timing -Press conference -Haldeman’s forthcoming conversation with Ziegler -Television news -Georges J.R. Pompidou -Press conference -Timing -New York -Theater -Possible alternative plans -Timing -Woods -Stephen B. Bull -Alexander P. Butterfield -Attendance -Azores -Press conference -Florida -Ziegler -“Man of the Year” -Time magazine -Telephone calls -Jerrold L. Schecter
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-11 (cont.)
-Scheduling interview with Schecter -Press conference -Bermuda -Camp David -Invitation to Schecter -Work -Story -Pictures -Study
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-Lincoln Room -Executive Office Building [EOB] -The President’s work style -Budget -Florida meeting -Florida and Azores -India-Pakistan situation -Kissinger -Bermuda -Arrangements -California trip -Florida -Timing -Arrangements -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Orange Bowl -California -Timing
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-11 (cont.)
-Washington, DC -Mrs. Nixon -Travel to the airport -Florida -Weather Kissinger entered at 12:31 pm. The President's schedule -Azores trip -The President’s meeting with Medici -Azores trip -Potential settlement Haldeman left at 12:32 pm.
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BRAZIL
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Pompidou Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan -Personality Lt. Gen. T.N.J. Suharto Nicolae Ceasescu
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-11 (cont.)
Josip Broz Tito -Confidence in the President Golda Meir [Unintelligible] -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Kennedy -Israelis Hubert H. Humphrey Muskie Kissinger’s schedule -Football game -Muskie
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-Talk with Kissinger -India-Pakistan situation -Muskie’s opinion -US position Foreign policy -Newsweek magazine -Kissinger interview -Democrats
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-11 (cont.)
-Possible Secretary of State -W[illiam] Averell Harriman -George W. Ball -Hubert H. Humphrey -Brazil -Canada -Pierre Trudeau
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CANADA
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-The President’s foreign policy experience -Muskie -Ottawa agreement -Oil agreement -Briefing book topics -Trudeau -Medici -Humphrey -State Department -Cuba -Cambodia -Cienfuegos -Jordan -Vietnam -Cambodia -Rogers and Laird -Similar philosophy
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-11 (cont.)
-Vietnam -President’s previous press conference -Reduction in casualties -Laos and Cambodia -Pompidou meeting -PRC and USSR trip -Force reduction -European security conference -Economy -Monetary -West Germany -The President’s upcoming talk with Pompidou -Connally -Preparation for the President -Economy -Exchange rates -Price of gold -Trade concessions -French -Arthur F. Burns -Lobbying for convertibility -International Monetary Fund [IMF] -Azores meeting -British -French -Prospects for a settlement -Paul A. Volcker -Connally -Praise from Kissinger -Trip to Japan -Burns -Compared with Connally -George P. Shultz -Volcker -Devaluation of the dollar -Percentages -Revaluation of franc -French -Trade concessions -Agriculture -Pompidou
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-11 (cont.)
-Shultz -Surcharge -Germans -Floating -Reduction in percentage -Connally -Prospects for a new deal -Free float -Shultz India-Pakistan situation -Letter from Brezhnev -Proposition -Possible ceasefire -Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan -Awami League -East and West Pakistan -Possible scenarios -Bhutan -Nepal
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INDIA-PAKISTAN RELATIONS
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-USSR -Demands from the USSR -Middle East settlement -European Security Conference
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-11 (cont.)
-Trade -The President’s trip -State Department position -Yahya Khan -Kashmir -East Pakistan -USSR -Bangladesh
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INDIA-PAKISTAN RELATIONS
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-Yahya Khan -Pakistan partition Manolo Sanchez entered and left at an unknown time after 12:31 pm. India-Pakistan situation -Pakistan army -PRC -Balance of power -USSR -Negotiations and withdrawal -Yahya Khan -West Pakistan -Bangladesh -Awami League and Islamabad -December 1970 election
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-11 (cont.)
-Ceasefire -West Pakistan -Possible preservation -Army -Supplies -Depletion -Timing -USSR -Aid to India -Aid to Pakistan -Public opinion -Possible summit -USSR -Middle East war -Peking -Taiwan, Republic of China -Present status of US-USSR relations -USSR-US communications -Letter -Earl L. Butz toast, December 9, 1971 -State Department -US-India relations -Congress -Non-involvement
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INDIA-PAKISTAN RELATIONS
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27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-11 (cont.)
The President's schedule -Hubert Maga -Meeting -Timing -Meeting with Jaime Arguelles -Timing -Connally -Possible postponement of meeting -Washington Special Actions Group [WSAG] India-Pakistan situation -Meeting of leaders
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INDIA-PAKISTAN RELATIONS
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-John Kennedy commitment -State Department -Lakshmi Kant Jha -Yuli M. Vorontsov [?] -Meeting of leaders -Kissinger’s recommendations to the President -Irwin -U. Alexis Johnson -Packard -Moorer -Helms -Timing
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 633-11 (cont.)
-Talking paper -Kissinger’s schedule The President's schedule -Arguelles -Timing -Connally -WSAG meeting -Meeting with [Vladimir V. Matskevich] -Meeting of leaders -Briefing paper -Arguelles Kissinger left at 1:27 pm.