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Date: 
Dec 10, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 636-1 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:35 pm and 3:37 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule -Remarks -Ronald L. Ziegler Butterfield left at an unknown time before 3:37 pm.
Conversation No. 636-2 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:35 pm and 3:37 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:37 pm.
Conversation No. 636-3
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: December 10, 1971 Time: 3:37 pm - 3:45 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods.
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Gift -[“Star of the President” crystal] -Design -Walter H. Annenberg -Call from Woods -Placement -Expense The President's schedule -Forthcoming meetings -[Camp David] [?] -Dinner -[Unintelligible] -[Camp David] [?] -Fog
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-3 (cont.)
-Dinner -White House -President’s location Glasses Woods left at 3:45 pm.
Conversation No. 636-4 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: 3:50 pm - 4:05 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Call from Arthur F. Burns -George P. Shultz Rose Mary Woods entered at 3:50 pm. The President's schedule -Bill signing (Revenue Act of 1971) -Shultz Bull left at an unknown time before 4:05 pm. [Rearrangement of decor] Thelma. C. (“Pat”) Nixon [Walter H. Annenber] -Call from the President [Rearrangement of décor] -Decisions
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-4 (cont.)
The President's schedule -New York [Unintelligible] Picture -Mrs. Nixon -Print
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Picture -Delivery to Mrs. Nixon Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 3:50 pm. The President's schedule Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:05 pm. Pictures -Rearrangement -Little office The President's schedule -Call to Annenberg -Timing -Bill signing (Revenue Act of 1971)
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5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-4 (cont.)
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The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman at an unknown time between 3:50 pm and 4:04 pm; Woods and Sanchez can be heard in the background. [Conversation No. 636-4A] The President's schedule -Camp David -Day and time -Jerrold L. Schecter interview -Proposed length -Ronald L. Ziegler -Cambodia -Rose Garden -Timing -The President’s upcoming telephone call to William H. Rehnquist Supreme Court -Appointment -Confirmation vote -Rehnquist -Timing -John W. Dean, III -Louis D. Brandeis [End of telephone conversation] Woods and Sanchez left at 4:05 pm.
Conversation No. 636-5
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Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:05 pm and 4:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Bill signing ceremony -Revenue Act of 1971 -Pens -John B. Connally -Wilbur D. Mills -Arthur F. Burns -Russell B. Long -Location -Harry S. Dent Bull left at an unknown time before 4:07 pm.
Conversation No. 636-6 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown after 4:05 pm until 4:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Signature Bill signing (Revenue Act of 1971) Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:05 pm. Bill signing ceremony Call to Walter H. Annenberg -Timing
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-6 (cont.)
The President, Butterfield and Bull left at 4:07 pm.
Conversation No. 636-13 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:07 pm and 4:18 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service agents] met. An agent talked with an unknown person. [Conversation No. 636-13A] The President’s location -Cabinet Room [End of telephone conversation] An agent talked with an unknown person. [Conversation No. 636-13B] The President’s location -Cabinet Room [End of telephone conversation]
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 636-7 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:07 pm and 4:18 pm Location: Oval Office An unknown woman met with an unknown man. [Unintelligible] The President’s location -Cabinet Room The unknown woman and the unknown man left at an unknown time before 4:18 pm.
Conversation No. 636-8 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: 4:18 pm - 5:11 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods [The recording begins at an unknown time while the conversation is already in progress] Color picture -Location in the White House John B. Connally entered at an unknown time after 4:18 pm. Woods’s schedule -Azores The President and Connally talked with Walter Annenberg between 4:20 pm and 4:27 pm. [Conversation No. 636-8A]
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-8 (cont.)
[See Conversation No. 16-80; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation; Manolo Sanchez can be heard in the background] Woods left at 4:25 pm. Annenberg -Gift to the President -“Star of the President” -Steuben
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International monetary situation -British -French -Reforms Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 4:27 pm. Gift from Annenberg -Design -Location Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:36 pm. Signing ceremony -Revenue Act of 1971 -Ways and Means Committee -Senate -Bi-partisanship
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-8 (cont.)
-Praise from the President -Wilbur D. Mills -Location Connally's meeting with George P. Shultz -Budget -International monetary situation -Connally and Shultz’s view -Arthur F. Burns -Price of gold -US compared to Europe -Meeting with the Canadians -Timing -Japanese -Delegation in Hawaii -Unknown person’s trip to Japan -Edwin S. Cohen -John R. Petty -Paul A. Volcker -Azores -Trade Agreements -US representation in Japan -Agriculture -Potential negotiations The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 4:27 pm and 4:36 pm. [Conversation No. 636-8B] [See Conversation No. 16-81] [End of telephone conversation] Call from Burns The President’s schedule -Forthcoming meetings The President talked with Arthur Burns between 4:36 pm and 4:42 pm.
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-8 (cont.)
[Conversation No. 636-8C] [See Conversation No. 16-82] [End of telephone conversation] International monetary situation -French Pay Board Federal Reserve Board [FRB] -Membership -Frederic V. Malek's call to Connally -John E. Sheehan -Louisville -Florida comptroller -Minneapolis -President’s instructions -Recommendation -Sheehan -Appointment -Comparison to Supreme Court -Warren E. Burger -Comparison to Federal Communications Commission [FCC], Federal Trade Commission [FTC], Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] Pay Board -Pay increases -Relations to past decisions Price Commission Pay Board -Quadriad meeting -Connally’s conversation with Donald H. Rumsfeld -Pay increases -Railroad brotherhoods -Strikes -Price Commission -Business actions
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-8 (cont.)
-Phase I -Henry E. Ford, II -Automobile sales -Burns -Labor -Executive director -Staff -Difficulties in organization -George H. Boldt -Phase II -[Rumsfeld] -Cost of Living Council [COLC] -Burns -Activities justified International monetary situation -Azores trip -President’s instructions -Henry A. Kissinger -Georges J.R. Pompidou -Prime Minister of the Azores -Kissinger’s meeting with Pompidou -William P. Rogers -Price of gold -Chances for an agreement -US-French posturing -Japanese -Kissinger-Pompidou meeting -Edward R.G. Heath -Involvement in negotiations -France -Germany -Willy Brandt -Possible attitude -Kissinger -Berlin -European security conference -Revaluation of dollar -Amount -France -Japan
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-8 (cont.)
-Trade negotiations -Negotiation style -Compromise -Monetary issues -Three Point program -US prospects for a settlement India-Pakistan situation -East Pakistan -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -The President's meeting with [Vladimir V. Matskevich] and Yuli M. Vorontsov -Leonih I. Brezhnev
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PAKISTAN
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-US-USSR relations -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Trade agreement -Settlement in the Middle East -European security conference -World War II -The President’s view -Cease-fire -West Pakistan -State Department -Possible summit
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-8 (cont.)
-Ceasefire -Carrier movement -Jordanian planes
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PRC
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-Brezhnev -Current relationship with US -Risk -Connally’s view -East-West Pakistan split -Preservation -Indonesia -Arab countries -Possible effects -PRC -USSR -West Pakistan -American public opinion -Possible impact -Letters -Non-involvement -Connally’s talk with Kissinger -USSR -Negotiations -Change in American psychology -USSR
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-8 (cont.)
-Vietnam War The President's accomplishments -Praise from Connally -American psychology -Connally’s conversations -Congress -Domestic and foreign policy -Criticism -Effect
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William H. Rehnquist -Joseph C. Kraft article -Louis D. Brandeis -Civil rights -Herbert L. Block -Cartoons -Washington Post -“Letters to the Editors” -Kraft
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-8 (cont.)
Columns -Joseph W. Alsop -Tax bill -John D. Ehrlichman -Telephone conversation with Edwin S. Cohen Connally left at 5:11 pm.
Conversation No. 636-9 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: 5:11 pm - 5:34 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Alexander P. Butterfield. Papers for signature Votes Postmaster General -Note Butterfield left at an unknown time before 5:15 pm. Position of unknown item -Picture of George Washington Stephen B. Bull Robert P. Griffin The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 5:11 pm and 5:15 pm. [Conversation No. 636-9A] [See Conversation No. 16-83]
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-9 (cont.)
[End of telephone conversation] William H. Rehnquist confirmation -Number of votes The President talked with Griffin between 5:15 pm and 5:17 pm. [Conversation No. 636-9B] [See Conversation No. 16-84] [End of telephone conversation] The President talked with the White House operator at 5:17 pm. Charles Evans Hughes [Conversation No. 636-9C] [See Conversation No. 16-85] [End of telephone conversation] Rehnquist confirmation -William E. Timmons Democrats -Speaking out The President talked with Rehnquist between 5:18 pm and 5:20 pm. [Conversation No. 636-9D] [See Conversation No. 16-86] [End of telephone conversation] Society -Pressures
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-9 (cont.)
Washington Post -Editorials -Joseph C. Kraft article on Rehnquist Stock market figures -Tax bill passage -Numbers -French -John B. Connally -Proposed deal Economy -Businessmen -Pay Board -Price Commission -State of economy -Connally -Henry E. Ford II -Public psychology -Unemployment -Predicted numbers -[Forename unknown] Murphy’s views -Auto production -Projected numbers -Lide A. Iacocca -Ford -Meetings -Social events with the Ford family -Iacocca -Business style -Influence -Congress -War The President's schedule -Key Biscayne -Timing -Weather -California -Temperature range for January -Santa Ana
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-9 (cont.)
-Preference for Key Biscayne -Washington -Christmas shopping -Staff -Cabinet -Camp David -Florida -California -Walter H. Annenberg -Palm Springs, Florida -California -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo -Proposed activities -Weather conditions Unknown person entered and left at an unknown time before 5:38 pm. Rehnquist confirmation -Comparison of close votes in the past -Justice Nathan Clifford, 1857 -Justice Stanley Matthews, 1881 -Justice Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, 1887 Bull entered at an unknown time after 5:20 pm. The President's schedule -Jerrold L. Schecter Bull left at an unknown time before 5:38 pm. Peace Corps -Timmons -Otto E. Passman -George P. Shultz -Call to Timmons -Presidential letter -Support of Committee bill -National Security Council [NSC] -Joseph H. Blatchford -Liberal Republicans -Letter from the President
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-9 (cont.)
-Possible maneuvering of bill -Shultz -Involvement -Timmons -Congress Budget -India -Aid -Shultz And Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Bureaucracy -Leaks Connally -Conversation with the President -Democrats Rose Mary Woods Haldeman left at 5:34 pm.
Conversation No. 636-10 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:34 pm and 5:38 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. The President's schedule -Jerrold L. Schecter interview -Timing -H. R. Haldeman Julie Nixon Eisenhower's schedule -Andrews Air Force Base Gift from Walter H. Annenberg
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-10 (cont.)
-“Star of the President” -Location -John B. Connally -Annenberg
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Woods left at 5:38 pm.
Conversation No. 636-11 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: 5:38 pm - 6:27 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Jerrold L. Schecter; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Photographs -Types Tour of rooms The President -Remarks from Schecter The White House
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-11 (cont.)
-History -Abraham Lincoln bust -Unknown sculptor -Winston S. Churchill Presidential portrait and bust -Sculptor -The President’s relationship with -Photographer Oval Office history -The President’s past experiences -Harry S Truman -Meeting with Charles J. Kersten, Congressman from Wisconsin, 1948, and the President -Eastern Europe -East-West relations -Ambassadors -Polish-Americans -The President’s meetings with Democrats -Globe -Marshall Plan -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Oval Office “effect” -The President’s recollection as Vice President -John F. Kennedy -Call to the President -Bay of Pigs -Lyndon B. Johnson -Meetings -Other locations -Executive Office Building [EOB] office -Camp David -Key Biscayne and San Clemente -Oval Office “effect” -Johnson -Use of Oval Office -Televisions -Lack of them -Examples of hoe the President receives news -Summary
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-11 (cont.)
-New York Times -Washington Post -News programs “Meet the Press” -Weekend reading -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Patrick J. Buchanan -William L. Safire -Al [Surname unknown] -President’s reading choices -Commentary -Time -New Republic -National Review -The London Observer -Importance to the President Television -President’s advice -Watching oneself Decision-making process -Clarity Oval Office -Cleanliness -The President's desk -EOB office -Camp David -Exceptions Physical and mental condition of the President -Essential for the job -John Connally Decision-making process -Consensus -Oval Office, Lincoln Sitting Room, Camp David, EOB Delegation of authority -Grover Cleveland
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-11 (cont.)
-Ability to delegate authority -Comparisons -Important decisions -President’s advice Press -The President’s feelings -Attempts to accept press criticism -Not take it personally News summary -Issues compared to personal material The President's reading habits -History -Biography -Carl Sandburg's Lincoln -Churchill -Benjamin Disraeli -Theodore (“Teddy”) Roosevelt -[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson -Andrew Jackson -Churchill -Blake’s Disraeli -Diary -Dictaphone -Rose Mary Woods Notes -President’s schedule -Upcoming trip to the Waldorf Hotel -[Forename unknown] Bell -Death -Wife and daughter -The President’s expresses sympathy -Night -Reminders Dictation -Woods -Marjorie P. Acker
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-11 (cont.)
-The President as Congressman Decisions made in the Oval Office -Cambodia -Final order -EOB office -Camp David -November 3, 1969 speech on Vietnam -EOB -Camp David -Henry A. Kissinger -John D. Ehrlichman -Part of decision making process -Legislative matter -Clark MacGregor -EOB office -Campaign bill Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Types of conversation between the President and Mrs. Nixon -White House decoration -Delegation of authority -The President -Menus -Wines Entertainment at the White House -Woods -Guest lists -Other responsibilities Wines -The President's knowledge -International experiences The President's diet -Restaurants compared to wine -“Spartan” existence Relaxation -Camp David
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-11 (cont.)
-Florida -California Decorum as President -Dignity -Humanizing the Presidency -Eisenhower -Military background The President as Congressman -Becoming President -Selection as Vice President -Unpredictability Use of the EOB office -Informal compared to formal -Oval Office -Quietness -Camp David -California -Florida Events of last few months -People’s Republic of China [PRC] and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR Summits -Economics -Vietnam -Inflation, unemployment Press -Relationship Congressional criticism Decision making -Hazards -Anger Washington Post and the New York Times -Reading habits -Herbert L. Block
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 636-11 (cont.)
Mental discipline -Development -Campaigning -Victory and defeast Foreign leaders Pictures in the Oval Office -Rembrandt Peale -Julie Nixon Eisenhower Tour of other rooms The President and Schecter left at 6:27 pm.
Conversation No. 636-12 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:27 pm and 8:34 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men met.
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The unknown men left at an unknown time before 8:34 pm.