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History Day 2014

BRIEFING BOOKS

The Nixon Library is proud to support National History Day! In keeping with this year's theme, Rights and Responsibilties, we have compiled these "mini briefing books" to give you a sense of some of the topics covered in our vast collection of over 44 million pages of primary documents. We hope this small sample inspires your research!

For more information please email NixonEducation@nara.gov or call 714-983-9120. To make arrangements to visit our research room, please email Nixon@nara.gov.

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SELECTED TOPICS:
President Nixon and the Opening of China
The Cambodia Incursion and the Vietnam War
The Nixon Administration and Affirmative Action
Proposed but not Passed: The Legacy of the Family Assistance Plan
Ending the Vietnam War: What were the President's Options?


President Nixon and the Opening of China

  1. Note from Kissinger to Nixon, February 1, 1969; [Miscellaneous memoranda relating to HAK's trip to PRC] July 1971; For the President's Files - China/Vietnam Negotiations; NSC Files; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
  2. China's Domestic Situation on the Eve of Your Trip; [Visit of Richard Nixon President of the United States to the People's Republic of China February 1972, Briefing Papers Mr. Haldeman 3 of 3]; H.R. Haldeman; WHS; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
  3. Pre-China Briefing, January 31, 1972; [China 2 of 2]; H.R. Haldeman; WHSF: SMOF; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
  4. Memorandum of Conversation - Monday, February 21, 1972 - 2:50 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.; China President's Talks with Mao & Chou En-Lai February 1972 [TS 2 of 2] (1 of 3); HAK Files: NSC Files; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
  5. Memorandum of Conversation - Monday, February 28, 1972 - 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; China President's Talks with Mao & Chou En-Lai February 1972; HAK Files; NSC Files; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

The Cambodia Incursion and the Vietnam War

  1. President's Reading Copy, June 3, 1970, Box 59; June 1970; President's Personal Files Speech File; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
  2. Gallup Release, May 10, 1973; Box 13; [Ex] Co 26 Cambodia Begin 6-30-70; WHCF Subject Files CO; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
  3. House of Representatives, January 1, 1973; Box 14; [Ex] Co 26 Khmer Republic (Cambodia) 1-1-73; WHCF Subject Files CO; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
  4. Notice to the Press, January 1, 1973; Box 14; [Ex] Co 26 Khmer Republic (Cambodia) 1-1-73; WHCF Subject Files CO; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
  5. Developments in Cambodia; CO Box 14 - [Gen] Cambodia [1969-1970]; WHCF Subject Files; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

The Nixon Administration and Affirmative Action

  1. Memo from Thomas R. Hunt to Jarrod Leonard, January 22, 1971; Box 75; Desegregation Full 1970 [CFOA 5019]; WCHF SMOF Garment; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
  2. Letter from Clayton Willis to John Ehrlichman, December 4, 1919; Box 86; Files of John Ehrlichman RE EFOC 168 [CFOA 7730]; WCHF SMOF Garment; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
  3. On Quotas and Affirmative Action; Box 30; On Quotas Oct 6 1972 [I]; WHCF SMOF Garment; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
  4. Memorandum for the President from James E. Allen, Jr., March 11, 1970; Box 30; Speeches Interviews on Quotas and Affirmative Action Oct 6 1972 [I]; WHCF SMOF Garment; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
  5. Memorandum for the President From Leonard Garment, February 27, 1970; Box 75; Desegreation Higher Education [CFOA 5019]; WHCF SMOFGarment; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Proposed but not Passed: The Legacy of the Family Assistance Plan

  1. Proposed Welfare Reform Legislation; Box 24; Subject File 1 Family Security System (4of6); WHCF SMOF Moynihan; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
  2. Explanation of the Family Assistance Act; Box 38; (Welfare Book) Presidents Proposals for Welfare Reform Oct 2 1969; WHSF Ehrlichman; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
  3. President's Message, October 2, 1969; Box 38; (Welfare Book) President's Proposals for Welfare Reform Oct 2 1969; WHSF Ehrlichman; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
  4. Proposals on Welfare Reform; Box 40; Welfare Proposals and Commentary 1of2; WHSF Ehrlichman; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
  5. Attitudes toward Welfare; Box 40; Welfare Proposals and Commentary 2of2; WHSF Ehrlichman; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

"Peace with Honor": President Nixon's Options for Ending the Vietnam War

  1. Memorandum for the President from the Secretary of Defense, April 3, 1971; Box 103; Troop Withdrawals; NSC - HAK Office Country Files-Far East; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
  2. Phased Mutual Withdrawals, December 30, 1969; Box 121, Folder 1; NSC - HAK Office Country Files-Far East,; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
  3. Statement to Congress Attributed to Capture U.S. Airmen, January 2, 1972; Box 2; Folder 1A; NSC - POW MIA Vietnam; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
  4. Memorandum for the President from Henry A. Kissinger, September 23, 1973; Vietnam, Box 2, Folder 8; NSC - POW MIA; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
  5. Thoughts Regarding the Peace Announcement; Box 178; Vietnam Folder; WHSF-SMOF, Haldeman; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
  6. Memorandum for H.R. Haldeman from W. Richard Howard, January 25, 1973; Box 178; Vietnam Folder; WHSF-SMOF, Haldeman; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.,
  7. Memorandum for the President from Roland L. Elliot, January 24, 1973; Box 178; Vietnam Folder; WHSF-SMOF, Haldeman; Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

 

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