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The Nixon Library has compiled the following list of references to SALT (Strategic Arms Limitation Talks) and the ABM (Anti-Ballistic Missile) Treaty during the Nixon Administration:

Note: The following resources are meant to be a starting point for research and not a comprehensive list of materials on the subject. We encourage you to visit the Nixon Library.

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White House Tapes

Please use the Complete Conversations Name List to locate other White House Tape conversations about SALT and the ABM Treaty

  • Select Conversations About SALT and/or the ABM Treaty

    • Conversation Number: 3-110
      Conversation Date: 5/21/71
      Participants: Nixon, Kissinger
      Topic: SALT, Press coverage

    • Conversation Number: 456-5
      Conversation Date: 2/23/71
      Participants: Nixon, Haldeman, and Kissinger
      Topic: SALT

    • Conversation Number: 503-1
      Conversation Date: 5/12/71
      Participants: Nixon, Kissinger, and Haldeman
      Topic: SALT, INTELSAT Conference

    • Conversation Number: 503-6
      Conversation Date: 5/21/71
      Participants: Nixon, Kissinger, Smith, Rogers, et al.
      Topic: SALT, ABM

    • Conversation Number: 545-1
      Conversation Date: 7/24/71
      Participants: Nixon, Haldeman, Kissinger
      Topic: SALT

    • Conversation Number: 580-20
      Conversation Date: 9/29/71
      Participants: Nixon, Kissinger, Anatoly Dobrynin, Andrei Gromyko et al.
      Topic: SALT, USSR, ABM

    • Conversation Number: 716-2
      Conversation Date: 5/1/72
      Participants: Nixon, Kissinger
      Topic: SALT, MIRV, USSR

    • Conversation Number: 726-15
      Conversation Date: 5/19/72
      Participants: Nixon, Kissinger
      Topic: ABM, SALT, MIRV, ICBMs

    • Conversation Number: 789-4
      Conversation Date: 9/30/72
      Participants: Nixon, Kissinger, Henry "Scoop" Jackson
      Topic: SALT, NATO, ACDA

    • Conversation Number: 790-7
      Conversation Date: 10/2/72
      Participants: Nixon, Kissinger, Dobrynin, Gromyko et al.
      Topic: SALT, SALT II, USSR

Textual Materials

  • White House Special Files: Staff Member and Office Files

    • Barker
      • Box 3, Summit Agreement Plans

    • Buchanan
      • Box 17, 4 March 1971--Foreign Policy [1 of 2]
      • Box 18, 4 March 1971--Foreign Policy [2 of 2]
      • Box 18, 17 April 1971--Editors [1 of 2]--14 April 1971--Foreign Policy Book [2 of 4]
      • Box 22, 9 June 1972--Foreign Policy
      • Box 23, 29 June 1972--Foreign and Domestic [2 folders]

    • Colson
      • Box 26, ABM [1 of 2] [Publications][1969]
      • Box 26, ABM [2 of 2] [1969]
      • Box 26, ABM/Safeguard [1970] [1 of 6]--ABM-Current
      • Box 26, ABM/Safeguard [1970] [1of 6]--Brooke Amendment-HR 17123
      • Box 26, ABM/Safeguard [1970] [1 of 6]--Citizens Committee to Safeguard America
      • Box 26, ABM/Safeguard [1970] [1 of 6]--Meeting with President, Senators Towers and Jackson 7/23/70 4:00pm
      • Box 27, ABM/Safeguard [2 of 6] [1970]
      • Box 27, ABM/Safeguard [3 of 6] [1970]
      • Box 27, ABM/Safeguard [4 of 6] [1970]
      • Box 27, ABM/Safeguard [5 of 6] [1970]
      • Box 27, ABM/Safeguard [6 of 6] [1970] [Large accordian folder broken down into smaller folders]
      • Box 27, ABM/Safeguard [6 of 6]--ABM [2 folders]
      • Box 27, ABM/Safeguard [6 of 6]--ABM Safeguard System
      • Box 27, ABM/Safeguard [6 of 6]--SST
      • Box 85, Moscow Trip (SALT)--May 18-31, 1972 [3 folders]

    • Dean
      • Box 12, Arms Control and Disarmament Act, 1961
      • Box 40, International Agreements/Treaties
      • Box 52, Nuclear Deployment Information and the Okinawa Treaty
      • Box 68, SALT Agreements
      • Box 68, SALT Standstill Agreement

    • Ehrlichman
      • Box 19, [Foreign Policy,1970] [2 Folders]
      • Box 19, [Health, Environment, Safeguard Missile Systems, 1970-71]
      • Box 21, MIRV
      • Box 23, Nuclear Deployment
      • Box 25, Russia--May 20-June 1, 1972
      • Box 26, Dept. of State
      • Box 26, [State Department--White House Relations, 1969]
      • Box 36, Report to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board on Intelligence Community Activities relating to the Cuban Arms Build-up (14 April through 14 October 1962)
      • Box 36, Volume II: Annexes to Report to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board on Intelligence Community Activities relating to the Cuban Arms Build-up (14 April through 14 October 1962)
      • Box 37, Volume III: Annexes to Report to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board on Intelligence Community Activities relating to the Cuban Arms Build-up (14 April through 14 October 1962)
      • Box 37, Volume IV: Annexes to Report to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board on Intelligence Community Activities relating to the Cuban Arms Build-up (14 April through 14 October 1962)

    • Flanigan
      • Box 10, President's Moscow Visit, Apr 1970-June 1972 [2 Folders]
      • Box 12, US-USSR Trade [I, Jan.-Sept. 1972] [2 folders]
      • Box 12, US-USSR Trade [II, Apr. 1970-Mar. 1972] [2 folders]
      • Box 12, U-235 Breakthrough [Feb. 1973]
      • Box 12, Uranium Enrichment, Secret [Aug.-Oct. 1973]

    • Haig
      • Box 35, Trip to Moscow (1974) [3 folders]
      • Box 45, Haig Speech File (Vol. I) December '68-April 30, 1969 [2 folders]
      • Box 46, Haig Speech File (Vol. II) May 29-Oct. 12, 1970 [2 folders]
      • Box 47, Haig Speech File (Vol. V) May-Oct. '71 [3 folders]
      • Box 48, Haig Speech File (Vol. 6) Oct. '71-Feb. '72 [2 folders]
      • Box 48, Haig Speech File (Vol. 7) March '72-June '72 [3 folders]
      • Box 49, Haig Speech File (Vol. 8) July 1972-Dec. 1972 [2 folders]

    • Haldeman
      • Box 40, H Notes--Jan-June '69 [Jan-April 30, 1969] Part I
      • Box 40, H Notes--Jan-June '69 [May-June 1969] Part II
      • Box 41, H Notes--Jan-March '70 [Jan. 1-Feb. 20, 1970] Part I
      • Box 41, H Notes--Jan-March '70 [Feb. 21-March 31, 1970] Part II
      • Box 41, H Notes--April-June '70 [April 1-May 5, 1970] Part I
      • Box 43, H Notes--April-June '71 [April 1, 1971 to May 19, 1971] Part I
      • Box 43, H Notes--April-June '71 [May 20, 1971 to June 30, 1971] Part II
      • Box 48, H. Misc. Materials 1972
      • Box 49, Memoranda-March 1969
      • Box 50, Memos/Dr. [Henry] Kissinger (Apr '69)
      • Box 50, Memos/Herb Klein (Apr '69)
      • Box 50, Memos/John Whitaker (June 1969)
      • Box 51, Memos/Ken Cole (August 69) [ABM supporters-thank you letters]
      • Box 52, Haldeman File August 1969 San Clemente [Part I]
      • Box 80, Charles Colson June 1971
      • Box 81, Clark MacGregor June 1971
      • Box 82, General [Al] Haig July 1971 [Conservative Newspapermen on SALT]
      • Box 99, Bruce Kehrli June 1972
      • Box 99, Clark MacGregor June 1972
      • Box 102, Dwight Chapin September 1972 [SALT Ceremony]
      • Box 146, H.R. Haldeman Safeguard 1970 [2 folders]
      • Box 152, Talking Papers 1969
      • Box 152, Talking Papers 1970
      • Box 153, Talking Papers 7/72
      • Box 209, Jeb Magruder-Chron March [1970]
      • Box 211, [Larry Higby Chron Files - Higby Chron]-Chron File-March 1969
      • Box 214, [Larry Higby Chron Files - Higby Chron]-Higby Letters-Chron February 1970
      • Box 214, [Larry Higby Chron Files - Higby Chron]-Higby Memos to Haldeman Chron February 1970
      • Box 251, Higby Notes December 1969
      • Box 252, Higby Notes-Chron Feb. 1970
      • Box 253, Higby Notes March 1971
      • Box 253, [Higby Notes] 1971 Notes [Part 1 of 9]
      • Box 253, [Higby Notes] 1971 Notes [Part 2 of 9]
      • Box 255, [Lawrence M. Higby, Handwritten Notes] [Part 1 of 5, 1972]
      • Box 292, [Financing the public relations effort] 1972 Campaign–Finances #1
      • Box 294, [H. R. Haldeman Personnel Material] [Eisenhower concern over deployment]
      • Box 300, Finances #1 [Financing the public relations effort]
      • Box 373, [1972 Campaign]-Meetings-Part II-Summary
      • Box 373, [1972 Campagin]-Meetings-Part III Summary & Miscellaneous

    • Krogh
      • Box 1, Memos, March 1969 [Kennedy investigation re contract compliance--ABM & Executive privilege]
      • Box 72, 378-OA #4278 [ABM] [Anti Ballistic Missile Treaty] [1969-70] [Oversized Attachment]

    • President's Personal Files
      • Box 1, [Memoranda from the President, 1969-74] Memos--November 1969
      • Box 5, [Name/Subject File, 1969-74] ABM
      • Box 15, [Name/Subject File, 1969-74] SALT
      • Box 15, [Name/Subject File, 1969-74] Smith, Gerard
      • Box 57, [President's Speech File] April 16, 1970, [Meeting with SALT Delegation]
      • Box 66, [President's Speech File] Thursday, May 20, 1971, Statement re SALT talks
      • Box 69, [President's Speech File] Tuesday, October 12, 1971, Announcement of Trip to Moscow
      • Box 74, [President's Speech File] April, 1972, Kissinger Trip to Moscow
      • Box 75, [President's Speech File] May 22-29, 1972, Russia
      • Box 76, [President's Speech File] May 22-29, 1972, Excerpts from Books, etc. re USSR
      • Box 76, [President's Speech File] Tuesday, June 13, 1972, Republican Leadership Meeting [SALT Briefing]
      • Box 81, [President's Speech File] Tuesday, October 3, 1972, SALT Ratification Ceremony
      • Box 98, [Raymond K. Price Speech File] Moscow Summit (classified), May-June 1972
      • Box 104, [Raymond K. Price Speech File] [Speech Package for Brussels and Moscow]
      • Box 105, [Raymond K. Price Speech File] Russian Summit '74--Background, Secret
      • Box 105, [Raymond K. Price Speech File] Russian Visit--1974, #1
      • Boxes 105-106, [Raymond K. Price Speech File] Russian Trip 1974--Background [8 folders]

    • Scali
      • Box 6, Moscow Trip
      • Box 7, SALT Announcement May 20, 1971

    • Special Staff File
      • Box 7, [William Timmons] [1971-72 Sensitive Papers Stored by Special Files] [Walter Bill, CPB, Laos, Vietnam, Mathias Amendment, Busing, ABM, Black Caucus, and Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions] [FG 6-11-1/Timmons, William]

    • Staff Secretary
      • Box 38, Presidential Courier-May 26, 1972 Moscow, Russia
      • Box 104, Haig's Appearance on Issues and Answers 5/5/74
      • Box 142, Russia
      • Box 142, SALT Basic Document

    • Strachan
      • Box 1, Anti-Ballistic Missiles

    • Young
      • Box 9, SALT
      • Box 20, SALT

    • Ziegler
      • Box 30, A.B.M. [Anti-Ballistic Missile] 10-3
      • Box 30, A.B.M., Phase I, 1969, 10-4
      • Box 30, A.B.M.--Phase II, 1970, 10-5
      • Box 31, A.B.M.--Working File, 10-6
      • Box 37, [Soviet Summit, May 1972: Tentative Schedule]
      • Box 37, [Soviet Summit, May 1972] Joint Agreements Information, Secret - Sensitive [1 of 2] [2 folders]
      • Box 37, [Soviet Summit, May 1972] Issues Briefing Book
      • Box 37, [Soviet Summit, May 1972] Soviet Viewpoint & Objectives
      • Box 37, [Soviet Summit, May 1972] I. U.S.S.R. - People
      • Box 37, [Soviet Summit, May 1972] III U.S.S.R. - Plans/Memoranda
      • Box 37, Cables Sent to Elbourne; Press Arrangement for Summit Meeting - Moscow [May 1972]
      • Box 37, [Soviet Summit, May 1972] Press Contingent - USSR

  • White House Special Files: Subject Files (Confidential Files)
    • Box 9, [CF] CO 158 Union of Soviet Socialist Republic(s) [1969-70]
    • Box 9, [CF] CO 158 Union of Soviet Socialist Republic(s) [1971-74]
    • Box 22, [CF] FG 39-1: [Joint Committees of Congress:] Atomic Energy [1971-74]
    • Box 22, [CF] FG 39-9: [Joint Committees of Congress:] Foreign Relations [1969-70]
    • Box 33, [CF] FO 6-2 SALT Talks [1971-74]
    • Box 34, [CF] FO 9 Treaties [1969-70]
    • Box 34, [CF] FO 9 [Treaties] [1971-74]
    • Box 43, [CF] ND 20, Weapons-Ordnance-Munitions 1-1-69 to 6-30-69 [1969-1970]
    • Box 43, [CF] ND 20, Weapons-Ordnance-Munitions 7-1-69 to 10-31-69 [1969-1970]
    • Box 43, [CF] ND 20, Weapons-Ordnance-Munitions 11-1-69 to 5-31-70 [1969-1970]
    • Box 43, [CF] ND 20, Weapons-Ordnance-Munitions [1971-74]
    • Box 43, [CF] ND 20-1, International Agreements [1969-1970]
    • Box 43, [CF] ND 20-1, International Agreements [1971-1974]
    • Box 43, [CF] ND 20-1/CO# International Agreements [1969-70]
    • Box 43, [CF] ND 20-1/CO 158 [SALT] [1971-74]

  • White House Special Files, Subject Files: Top Secret
    • Box 1, ND [TS 1969-74], SALT Statement

  • Oversize Attachments, 1969-1974, Confidential [WHCF] Oversize Attachments
    • Box 3, CF OA 29: CF FG 1 [From Peter Flanigan's office, reports on welfare proposals, public opinion on the anti-ballistic missile, general public opinion, the FY 1971 budget, 1969]
    • Box 4, CF OA 44: CF ND 20 [From Kenneth Cole's office concerning the anti-ballistic missile, 1969]

  • White House Central Files: Staff Member and Office Files
    • Office of Science & Technology--David, Edward E., Jr.
      • Box 1, White House--Title Folder [Vol. I 1969] [Federation of American Scientists request for meeting re ABM]
      • Box 3, White House--Title Folder 1972 [Oversized Attachments] [2 folders] [US-USSR treaty on limitation of ABM Systems]
      • Box 4, White House--ABM [1969] [Meeting with American Physical Society, NSA members petitions]
      • Box 4, White House--Congressional [1969-70]
      • Box 26, White House--President [1969]

  • White House Central Files: Subject Files
    • Boxes 70-79, CO 158: Country Files USSR
    • Boxes 1-6, FG 6-6: National Security Council
    • Boxes 1-14, FG-11: Department of State
    • Boxes 1-7, FG 13: Department of Defense for selected events/dates
    • Box 11, FG 33-7: House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, 1969-1970
    • Boxes 83-85, FO 9: Treaties

  • National Security Council Files

    • NSC Files Collection
      • Boxes 474-479, President's Trip Files (Moscow)
      • Boxes 483-498, President's Trip Files (Moscow)
      • Boxes 709-724, Country Files-Europe--(USSR)
      • Boxes 840-845, ABM/MIRV
      • Boxes 873-891, SALT

    • Henry A. Kissinger Office Files Collection
      • Boxes 72-80, Country Files-Europe-U.S.S.R.

    • Insitutional Files Collection
      • Boxes H-004--H-018, Meeting Files-SALT
      • Boxes H-022--H-023, Meeting Files-SALT
      • Box H-025, Meeting Files-SALT
      • Box H-027, Meeting Files-SALT
      • Boxes H-031--H-033, Meeting Files-SALT
      • Boxes H-037--H-039, Meeting Files-SALT

    Audovisual Materials

    • Audio Collections

      • Main Audio File Collection [See Also: Main Audio File Collection Finding Aid]

        Title/Event: "U.S. Department of State Report, Vol. 3, No. 12, TN"
        File Designator/ID No./Format: SR # 700522 AT
        Names/Participants: Elliot Richardson, Philip Habib, Philip Farley, William Brisk ( University of New Mexico) and Roger Eldridge (Denver University)
        Date: May 22, 1970
        Topic/Subject: The background of and the legal justification for the Cambodian invasion, profile of Philip Habib, the SALT Talks, Inter-American affairs seminar.
        Location: Washington, D.C.
        Producer: State Department Office of Media Services
        Restriction(s): PUBLIC DOMAIN
        Provenance: SMOF: Office of Public Papers and Archives
        Time: 18 m
        Remarks: The original tape was recorded full-track on one mil polyester base at 7.5 ips.
        Title/Event: "U.S. Department of State Report, Vol. 5, No. 5"
        File Designator/ID No./Format: SR # 711100 AT
        Names/Participants: Philip Farley (Deputy Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency), Donald Trice (Yugoslav Desk officer), Sidney Weintraub (Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Finance and Development), James Blake (Director of North African Affairs), John Flynn (narrator)
        Date: November 1971
        Topic/Subject: Includes 1) "The SALT Talks, U.S.-Yugoslavian relations, the balance of trade, U.S.-North African relations."
        Location: Washington, D.C.
        Producer: State Department Office of Media Services
        Restriction(s): PUBLIC DOMAIN
        Provenance: SMOF: Office of Public Papers and Archives
        Time: 18 m

      • White House Communications Agency (WHCA) Sound Recordings Descriptions [See Also: WHCA Sound Recordings Finding Aid]

        File/ID Number: H-012
        Date: 3/14/1969
        Tape Contents: Remarks of Henry Kissinger in a background briefing on the ABM
        Program Time: 30:00
        File/ID Number: H-392
        Date: 5/20/1971
        Tape Contents: Remarks of Ronald Ziegler and Henry Kissinger in a background briefing on ABM
        Program Time: 40:00
        File/ID Number: H-595
        Date: 6/15/1972
        Tape Contents: Briefing by Henry Kissinger and Clark MacGregor to Congressmen re the SALT agreements [P filed separately]
        Program Time: 1:20:00
        File/ID Number: L-042
        Date: 10/19/1972
        Tape Contents: Announcement by Ronald Ziegler concerning the SALT
        Program Time: 05:00
        File/ID Number: P-720928
        Date: 9/30/1972
        Tape Contents: Remarks while signing Interim SALT Agreement
        Program Time: 02:43
        File/ID Number: P-721001
        Date: 10/3/1972
        Tape Contents: Remarks on signing SALT Ratification Agreement with Carl Salans, FM Andrei Gromyko
        Program Time: 06:40
    • Motion Film Collections

      • Main Motion Film File [See Also: Main Motion Film File Finding Aid]

        Title/Event: "Fourth [Nixon] White House Press Conference, March 14, 1969"
        File Designator/ID No./Format: MFF MPR# 184 MPPCAK
        Names/Participants: President Nixon
        Date: March 14, 1969
        Topic/Subject: Presidential Press Conference announcing the modification of the ABM system from a sentinel to a 'safeguard' program; questions from the Press relating to peace negotiations, defense systems and domestic legislative issues
        Producer: CBS
        Restriction(s): Copyright.
        Time:
        Remarks: COLOR film. Available on videocassette.
        Title/Event: "Fifth [Nixon] White House Press Conference, April 18, 1969 "
        File Designator/ID No./Format: MFF MPR# 183 MPPCAK
        Names/Participants: President Nixon
        Date: April 18, 1969
        Topic/Subject: Presidential Press Conference with questions relating to civil rights, taxes, the Vietnam War, ABM, reconnaissance flights, and the shooting down of a U.S. surveillance plane by the North Koreans
        Producer: CBS
        Restriction(s): Copyright.
        Time: 30 m
        Remarks: COLOR film. Available on videocassette.
        Title/Event: "Richard Nixon: Portrait of a President"
        File Designator/ID No./Format: MFF MPR# 0063 MPPCAK
        Names/Participants: Richard M. Nixon, John Ehrlichman, Len Garment, Dr. Jerome Jaffe, William Safire, Pat Buchanan, Rose Mary Woods, Dwight Chapin, Donald Rumsfeld, H.R. Haldeman, Henry Kissinger, President Eisenhower, Nikita Khruschev, Hannah Nixon, Tricia Nixon, Julie Nixon, Dr. Walter Tkach, William P. Rogers, Harry Dent, Chou-En-lai and Leonid Brezhnev
        Date: Summer 1972
        Topic/Subject: 1972 Campaign film shown at the Republican Convention shows President Nixon conferring with senior aides on various issues; White House Staff make brief statements about President Nixon; footage from the Vice Presidential period; President Nixon and Chou-En-lai in China; Nixon and Brezhnev sign the SALT Agreement; President Nixon speaks to the Russian people on television and Nixon walking alone on the beach
        Producer: Wolper Productions (L.A., CA.) for the Committee to Re-elect the President
        Restriction(s):
        Time: 28m
        Remarks: COLOR film
        Title/Event: "U.S. Department of State Newsclip: Sloss, Sievarts and Newsom"
        File Designator/ID No./Format: MFF MPR# 306MPPCAK
        Names/Participants: State Department officials Leon Sloss, Frank Sievarts and David Newsom
        Date: June, 1970
        Topic/Subject: three "talking head", spots: Sloss on why we need an ABM and MIRV system while still negotiating a SALT agreement; Sievarts' remarks on the U.S. Government's efforts to secure aid for the POW/MIAs in Vietnam; and Newsom on the intention of the Administration to pay special attention to Africa in the 1970s
        Producer: U.S. Department of State
        Restriction(s): PUBLIC DOMAIN
        Time: 5 m 20S
        Remarks: COLOR film. Available on videocassette
        Title/Event: "Nixon-State of the World"
        File Designator/ID No./Format: MFF MPR# 363 MPPCAK
        Names/Participants: Richard Nixon
        Topic/Subject: Withdrawal of troops from Vietnam, talks with Republic of China and Taiwan, attempt at peace in the Middle East, SALT
        Producer: USIA
        Restriction(s):
        Time: 5 m
        Remarks: COLOR film

    • Video Collections

      • White House Communications Agency (WHCA) Videotape Descriptions  [See Also: WHCA Videotape Finding Aid]

        File/ID#: WHCA VTR# 4377 Format: 2 inch
        Title/Event: Presidential SALT [Strategic Arms Limitation Talks] Talks Statement and Commentary
        Date: 5/20/1971 Time of Day: 1200
        Source: CBS, NBC
        Producer: POOL
        Restriction(s): COPYRIGHT on commentary only
        Program Time: 1:00

        File/ID#: WHCA VTR# 4383 Format: 2 inch
        Title/Event: Agronsky & Company
        Topic/Subject: A discussion of the latest developments in the SALT talks
        Date: 5/22/1971 Time of Day: 1900
        Source: WTOP
        Producer: Post/Newsweek Stations
        Restriction(s): COPYRIGHT
        Program Time: 0:30

    • White House Photo Office Still Picture Roll Descriptions

      Roll Number: 2420
      Film Size: 35mm
      Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 800
      No. of Images: 8
      Color/B&W: B&W
      Photographer: Atkins, Oliver
      Date1: 11/15/1969
      Event1: Nixon meeting with advisors preliminary to SALT talks
      Participants1: Nixon, Kissinger, John Mitchell, Melvin Laird, William Rogers
      Frames Selected: 2A

      Roll Number: 2705
      Film Size: 35mm
      Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 800
      No. of Images: 21
      Color/B&W: B&W
      Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L.
      Date1: 12/29/1969
      Event1: Nixon seated informally with members of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) delegation, including U.S. Ambassador to Finland Gerard Smith
      Participants1: Nixon, Kissinger, Gerard Smith, Gen. Royal Anderson, Harold Brown, Llewelyn Thomas
      Frames Selected: None
      Roll Number: 3313
      Film Size: 35mm
      Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 800
      No. of Images: 12
      Color/B&W: B&W
      Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L.
      Date1: 4/11/1970
      Event2: President Nixon meeting SALT Delegation
      Participants2: President Nixon, Ambassadors Gerard Smith, Llewelleyn Thompson, Phillip Farley, Graham Parsons, Lt. Gen. Royal Allison, Secretary of the Navy Paul Nitze and Alexander Haig, NSC staff member
      Frames Selected: 9, 11
      Roll Number: 4188
      Film Size: 35mm
      Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 800
      No. of Images: 22
      Color/B&W: B&W
      Photographer: Kightlinger, Jack
      Date1: 8/19/1970
      Event1: The President meets with the SALT delegation.
      Participants1: President Richard Nixon; Sec'y of State, William Rogers; Adm. Thos. H. Moorer, Ch.,JCS; Gerald C. Smith, Director, ACDA; Att'y Gen. John Mitchell; LTG. Royal B. Allison; Richard Helms, DCI; Dr. Harold Brown and others
      Frames Selected: None
      Roll Number: 5868
      Film Size: 35mm
      Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 800
      No. of Images: 8
      Color/B&W: B&W
      Photographer: Atkins, Oliver
      Date1: 3/11/1971
      Event1:Nixon seated at his desk with Ambassador Gerard Smith prior to his attending SALT talks
      Participants1: Nixon, Gerard Smith
      Frames Selected: 6, 8
      Roll Number: 6336
      Film Size: 35mm
      Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 160
      No. of Images: 11
      Color/B&W: Color
      Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L.
      Date1: 5/20/1971
      Event1: Nixon at a podium announcing a SALT agreement. The remarks were broadcast by radio and television
      Participants1: Nixon, press corps members
      Frames Selected: 13A
      Roll Number: 6338
      Film Size: 35mm
      Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 800
      No. of Images: 5
      Color/B&W: B&W
      Photographer: Atkins, Oliver
      Date1: 5/20/1971
      Event1: Distance shots of Nixon briefing a Bi-Partisan Leadership group on the SALT agreement
      Participants1: Nixon, Cabinet members, aides
      Frames Selected: 3A, 5A
      Roll Number: 6343
      Film Size: 35mm
      Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 800
      No. of Images: 14
      Color/B&W: B&W
      Photographer: Atkins, Oliver
      Date1: 5/21/1971
      Event1: Nixon seated informally with SALT delegation members and Administration officials
      Participants1: Nixon, William Rogers, Kissinger, Gerard Smith, Maj. Gen. Royal Allison, Paul Nitze, Llewellyn Thompson, Philip Farley, press corps members
      Frames Selected: None
      Roll Number: 6344
      Film Size: 35mm
      Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 160
      No. of Images: 13
      Color/B&W: Color
      Photographer: Schumacher, Karl
      Date1: 5/21/1971
      Event1: Nixon seated informally with SALT delegation members and Administration officials
      Participants1: Nixon, William Rogers, Kissinger, Gerard Smith, Maj. Gen. Royal Allison, Paul Nitze, Llewellyn Thompson, Philip Farley
      Frames Selected: None

    Additional Resources

    • Public Papers of the President
      • President Nixon's public messages, statements, speeches, and news conference remarks regarding SALT and the ABM Treaty can be found in the Public Papers of the President.

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      • 1970

        58 – Message to the Congress Transmitting Annual Report of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, February 26, 1970

        116 – Message to Ambassador Gerard C. Smith, Chief of the United States Delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, April 16, 1970

      • 1971

        175 – Remarks Announcing an Agreement on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks , May 20, 1971

      • 1972

        188 – Address to a Joint Session of Congress on Return From Austria, the Soviet Union, Iran, and Poland, June 1, 1972

        195 – Message on Transmitting to the Congress the Antiballistic Missile Treaty and the Interim Agreement on Strategic Offensive Arms, June 13, 1972

        199 – Remarks at a Briefing for Five Congressional Committees on the Antiballistic Missile Treaty and the Interim Agreement on Strategic Offensive Arms, June 15, 1972

        334 – Remarks at a Ceremony Marking Entry Into Force of the Treaty on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems and the Interim Agreement on the Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, October 3, 1972

    • Published Materials
      • Kissinger, Henry. The White House Years . Boston: Little, Brown, & Co, 1979.
      • Nixon, Richard M. RN: The Memoirs of Richard M. Nixon. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1978.
      • Smith, Gerard C. Doubletalk: The Story of SALT I. New York: Doubleday, 1980.
    **********************************

    The Nixon Presidential Materials Staff has compiled the following list of references to SALT (Strategic Arms Limitation Talks) and the ABM (Anti-Ballistic Missile) Treaty during the Nixon Administration:

    Note: The following resources are meant to be a starting point for research and not a comprehensive list of materials on the subject. We encourage you to visit the National Archives.

    Follow the links for information on:

    White House Tapes

    Some of the tape logs and audio files for the conversations listed below are available on the Miller Center's Presidential Recordings website.

    Please use the Complete Conversations Name List to locate other White House Tape conversations about SALT and the ABM Treaty

    • Select Conversations About SALT and/or the ABM Treaty

      • Conversation Number: 3-110
        Conversation Date: 5/21/71
        Participants: Nixon, Kissinger
        Topic: SALT, Press coverage

      • Conversation Number: 456-5
        Conversation Date: 2/23/71
        Participants: Nixon, Haldeman, and Kissinger
        Topic: SALT

      • Conversation Number: 503-1
        Conversation Date: 5/12/71
        Participants: Nixon, Kissinger, and Haldeman
        Topic: SALT, INTELSAT Conference

      • Conversation Number: 503-6
        Conversation Date: 9/29/71
        Participants: Nixon, Kissinger, Smith, Rogers, et al.
        Topic: SALT, ABM

      • Conversation Number: 545-1
        Conversation Date: 7/24/71
        Participants: Nixon, Haldeman, Kissinger
        Topic: SALT

      • Conversation Number: 580-20
        Conversation Date: 9/29/71
        Participants: Nixon, Kissinger, Anatoly Dobrynin, Andrei Gromyko et al.
        Topic: SALT, USSR, ABM

      • Conversation Number: 716-2
        Conversation Date: 5/1/72
        Participants: Nixon, Kissinger
        Topic: SALT, MIRV, USSR

      • Conversation Number: 726-15
        Conversation Date: 5/19/72
        Participants: Nixon, Kissinger
        Topic: ABM, SALT, MIRV, ICBMs

      • Conversation Number: 789-4
        Conversation Date: 9/30/72
        Participants: Nixon, Kissinger, Henry "Scoop" Jackson
        Topic: SALT, NATO, ACDA

      • Conversation Number: 790-7
        Conversation Date: 10/2/72
        Participants: Nixon, Kissinger, Dobrynin, Gromyko et al.
        Topic: SALT, SALT II, USSR

    Textual Materials

    • White House Special Files: Staff Member and Office Files

      • Barker
        • Box 3, Summit Agreement Plans

      • Buchanan
        • Box 17, 4 March 1971–Foreign Policy
        • Box 18, 14 April 1971–Foreign Policy
        • Box 22, 9 June 1972–Foreign Policy
        • Box 23, 29 June 1972–Foreign Policy

      • Colson
        • Box 26, ABM [1 of 2] [Publications][1969]
        • Box 26, ABM/Safeguard [1 of 6][1970] Meeting with President, Senators Towers and Jackson 7/23/70 4:00pm
        • Box 27, ABM/Safeguard [2 of 6][1970]
        • Box 27, ABM/Safeguard [3 of 6][1970]
        • Box 27, ABM/Safeguard [4 of 6][1970]
        • Box 27, ABM/Safeguard [5 of 6][1970]
        • Box 27, ABM/Safeguard [6 of 6][1970]
        • Box 85, Moscow Trip (SALT)--May 18-31, 1972 [1 of 3]
        • Box 85, Moscow Trip (SALT)--May 18-31, 1972 [2 of 3]
        • Box 85, Moscow Trip (SALT)--May 18-31, 1972 [3 of 3]

      • David
        • Box 1, [Federation of American Scientists request for meeting re ABM], "WH Title Folder, Vol. I 1969"
        • Box 3, [US-USSR treaty on limitation of ABM Systems], "WH-President, 1972, OM"
        • Box 4, [Meeting with American Physical Society, NSA members petitions], "WH-ABM"
        • Box 4, WH-Congress, 1969-70
        • Box 26, WH-President, 1969

      • Dean
        • Box 12, Arms Control and Disarmament Act 1961
        • Box 40, International Agreements/Treaties
        • Box 52, Nuclear Deployment Information and the Okinawa Treaty
        • Box 68, SALT Agreements
        • Box 68, SALT Standstill Agreement

      • Ehrlichman
        • Box 19, Foreign Policy–1970 (2 Folders)
        • Box 19, [Health, Environment, Safeguard Missile Systems, 1970-71]
        • Box 21, MIRV
        • Box 23, Nuclear Deployment
        • Box 25, Russia, May 20-June 1, 1972
        • Box 26, Dept of State
        • Box 26, State Dept–WH Relations, 1969
        • Box 36, Cuban Arms Buildup-1962, 1972

      • Flanigan
        • Box 10, President's Moscow Visit, Apr 1970–June 1972 (2 Folders)
        • Box 12, US-USSR Trade
        • Box 12, U-235 Breakthrough
        • Box 12, Uranium Enrichment

      • Haig
        • Box 35, Trip to Moscow, 1974 (3 Folders)
        • SPEECH FILES, Boxes 44-49

      • Haldeman
        • Box 40, H Notes–Jan-June 69 (2 Folders)
        • Box 41, H Notes–Jan-March 70 (2 Folders)
        • Box 41, H Notes–Apr-June 70 (1 of 2)
        • Box 43. Handwritten Notes-H Notes, Apr-June 1971 (2 folders)
        • Box 45, Handwritten Notes-H Misc Materials 1972
        • Box 46, Handwritten Notes-H Notes, Apr-June 71 (folder 2 of 2)
        • Box 49, Memoranda-March 1969
        • Box 50, Memos/ Dr. Kissinger (April 1969)
        • Box 50, Memos/Herb Klein (April 1969)
        • Box 50, Memos/John Whitaker (June 1969)
        • Box 51, [ABM supporters-thank you letters], Memos/Ken Cole (Aug 69)
        • Box 52, Haldeman File, 8/69–San Clemente (1 of 2)
        • Box 80, Charles Colson, 6/71
        • Box 81, Clark MacGregor, 6/71
        • Box 82, General Haig, July 71 (Conservative Newspapermen on SALT)
        • Box 99, Bruce Kehrl, June 72
        • Box 99, Clark MacGregor, June 72
        • Box 102, Dwight Chapin, Sept 72 (SALT Ceremony)
        • Box 146, H.R. Haldeman-Safeguard 1970
        • Box 152, Haldeman Talking Papers, 1969, 1970
        • Box 153, Talking Papers, July 72
        • Box 192, Jeb Magruder-Chron (file) March 1970
        • Box 209, Jeb Magruder-Chron (file) March 1970
        • Box 212, Higby Chron File: Chron File, March 1969
        • Box 214, Higby Chron File: Higby Cron, Feb 1970
        • Box 214, Higby Memos to Haldeman, Chron: Feb 1970
        • Box 251, Larry Higby Notes, Dec 1969
        • Box 252, Higby Notes, Chron:Feb 1970
        • Box 253, Higby Notes, March 1971
        • Box 253, Higby Notes, [1971 Notes] [1 of 9]
        • Box 253, Higby Notes, [1971 Notes] [2 of 9]
        • Box 255, Larry Higby Files-Handwritten Notes (folder 1 of 5)
        • Box 292, [Financing the public relations effort] 1972 Campaign–Finances #1
        • Box 294, [Eisenhower concern over deployment] 1972 Campaign [HRH Personnel Materials]
        • Box 373, 1972 Campaign–Meetings, Part II Summary
        • Box 373, 1972 Campagin–Meetings, Part III–Summary & Misc.

      • Krogh
        • Box 1, [Kennedy investigation re contract compliance–ABM & Executive privilege], [Memos, 3/69]
        • Box 72, [OA [oversized attachment] #4278], "ABM"

      • President's Office Files
        • Box 1, ABM
        • Box 5, ABM
        • Box 11, McCloy, John J. SALT
        • Box 15, SALT
        • Box 46-Box 56, Speeches with handwritten notes on SALT and ABM
        • Box 57, 4/16/70 item re meeting with SALT Delegation
        • Box 66, 5/20/71 item, statement re SALT talks
        • Box 69, 10/12/71 item, announcement of trip to Moscow
        • Box 74, 4/72 item, Kissinger trip to Moscow
        • Box 75, 5/22-29/72: Russia
        • Box 76, 5/22-29/72: Russia
        • Box 76, 6/13/72: SALT Agreement
        • Box 76, 6/15/72: SALT Briefing
        • Box 79, 10/3/72: SALT ratification
        • Box 98, Russia-Moscow Summit (classified), May-June 1972
        • Box 104, Speech package for Brussels and Moscow
        • Box 105, Russian Summit 74
        • Box 105, Russian Visit 1974
        • Box 105-106, Russian Trip 1974–Background (8 Folders)

      • Scali
        • Box 6, Moscow Trip
        • Box 7, "SALT Announcement May 20, 1971"

      • Special Staff File
        • Box 7, [William Timmons] [1971-1972] [ABM, Balanced Force Reductions, etc]

      • Staff Secretary
        • Box 38, Presidential Courier, May 26, 1972, Moscow, Russia
        • Box 104, Haig's Appearance on Issues and Answers 5/5/74
        • Box 142, Russia
        • Box 142, SALT Basic Document

      • Strachan
        • Box 1, ABM

      • Young
        • Box 9, SALT
        • Box 20, SALT

      • Ziegler
        • Box 30, ABM
        • Box 31, ABM
        • Box 37, Soviet Summit, May 1972

    • White House Special Files: Subject Files (Confidential Files)
      • Box 3, Oversized Attachment No. 29: [CF] FG 1 (Peter Flanigan's Office reference to ABM)
      • Box 4, CFOA No. 44: [CF] ND 1 [ABM]
      • Box 9, CO 158 (USSR)
      • Box 22, FG 39-1: Joint Committees of Congress: Atomic Energy [1971-74]
      • Box 22, FG 39-9: Joint Committees of Congress: Foreign Relations [1969-70]
      • Box 33, FO 6 2 SALT Talks [1971 74]
      • Box 34, FO 9: Treaties: FO 9 Treaties [1969-70]
      • Box 34, FO 9: Treaties: FO 9 Treaties [1971-74]
      • Box 43, ND 20, Weapons-Ordinance-Munitions, 1/20/69-6/30/69 [1969-1970]
      • Box 43, ______, 7/1/69-10/31/69 [1969-1970]
      • Box 43, ______, 11/1/69-5/31/70 [1969-1970]
      • Box 43, ______, [1971-74]
      • Box 43, ND-20-1, International Agreements [1969-1970]
      • Box 43, ______, [1971-1974]
      • Box 43. ND 20-1/CO # __, International Agreements [1969-70]
      • Box 43, ND 20 1/CO 158 [USSR][SALT] [1971 74]

    • White House Special Files, Subject Files: Top Secret
      • Box 1, ND [TS 1969 74]
      • Box 1, SALT Statement

    • White House Central Files: Subject Files
      • CO 158: Country Files USSR, Boxes 70-79
      • FG 6-6: National Security Council, Boxes 1-6
      • FG-11: Department of State, Boxes 1-14
      • FG 13: Department of Defense for selected events/dates, Boxes 1-7
      • FG 33-7: House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, 1969-1970, Box 11
      • FO 9: Treaties, Boxes 83-84

  • National Secuirty Council Files

    • NSC Files Collection
      • President's Trip Files, Boxes 474-479, 483-498
      • Country Files-Europe(USSR), Boxes 709-724
      • ABM/MIRV, Boxes 840-845
      • SALT, Boxes 873-891

    • Henry A. Kissinger Office Files Collection
      • Country Files-Europe-U.S.S.R.: Boxes 72-80

    • Insitutional Files Collection
      • Meeting Files: Boxes H-004-H-118; H-022-H-023; H-025; H-027; H-031-H-033; H-037; H-039

    Other Audovisual Materials

    • Audio Collections

      • Main Audio File Collection [See Also: Main Audio File Collection Finding Aid]

        Title/Event: "U.S. Department of State Report, Vol. 3, No. 12, TN"
        File Designator/ID No./Format: SR # 700522 AT
        Names/Participants: Elliot Richardson, Philip Habib, Philip Farley, William Brisk ( University of New Mexico) and Roger Eldridge (Denver University)
        Date: May 22, 1970
        Topic/Subject: The background of and the legal justification for the Cambodian invasion, profile of Philip Habib, the SALT Talks, Inter-American affairs seminar.
        Location: Washington, D.C.
        Producer: State Department Office of Media Services
        Restriction(s): PUBLIC DOMAIN
        Provenance: SMOF: SMOF: Office of Public Papers and Archives
        Time: 18 m
        Remarks: The original tape was recorded full-track on one mil polyester base at 7.5 ips.
        Title/Event: "U.S. Department of State Report, Vol. 5, No. 5"
        File Designator/ID No./Format: SR # 711100 AT
        Names/Participants: Philip Farley (Deputy Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency), Donald Trice (Yugoslav Desk officer), Sidney Weintraub (Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Finance and Development), James Blake (Director of North African Affairs), John Flynn (narrator)
        Date: November 1971
        Topic/Subject: Includes 1) "The SALT Talks, U.S.-Yugoslavian relations, the balance of trade, U.S.-North African relations."
        Location: Washington, D.C.
        Producer: State Department Office of Media Services
        Restriction(s): PUBLIC DOMAIN
        Provenance: SMOF: Office of Public Papers and Archives
        Time: 18 m
        Remarks:

      • White House Communications Agency (WHCA) Sound Recordings Descriptions [See Also: WHCA Sound Recordings Finding Aid]

        File/ID Number: H-012
        Date: 3/14/1969
        Tape Contents: Remarks of Henry Kissinger in a background briefing on the ABM
        Program Time: 30:00
        File/ID Number: H-392
        Date: 5/20/1971
        Tape Contents: Remarks of Ronald Ziegler and Henry Kissinger in a background briefing on ABM
        Program Time: 40:00
        File/ID Number: H-595
        Date: 6/15/1972
        Tape Contents: Briefing by Henry Kissinger and Clark MacGregor to Congressmen re the SALT agreements [P filed separately]
        Program Time: 1:20:00
        File/ID Number: L-042
        Date: 10/19/1972
        Tape Contents: Announcement by Ronald Ziegler concerning the SALT
        Program Time: 05:00
        File/ID Number: P-720928
        Date: 9/30/1972
        Tape Contents: Remarks while signing Interim SALT Agreement
        Program Time: 02:43
        File/ID Number: P-721001
        Date: 10/3/1972
        Tape Contents: Remarks on signing SALT Ratification Agreement with Carl Salans, FM Andrei Gromyko
        Program Time: 06:40
    • Motion Film Collections

      • Main Motion Film File [See Also: Main Motion Film File Finding Aid]

        Title/Event: "Fourth [Nixon] White House Press Conference, March 14, 1969"
        File Designator/ID No./Format: MFF MPR# 184 MPPCAK
        Names/Participants: President Nixon
        Date: March 14, 1969
        Topic/Subject: Presidential Press Conference announcing the modification of the ABM system from a sentinel to a 'safeguard' program; questions from the Press relating to peace negotiations, defense systems and domestic legislative issues
        Producer: CBS
        Restriction(s): Copyright.
        Time:
        Remarks: COLOR film. Available on videocassette.
        Title/Event: "Fifth [Nixon] White House Press Conference, April 18, 1969 "
        File Designator/ID No./Format: MFF MPR# 183 MPPCAK
        Names/Participants: President Nixon
        Date: April 18, 1969
        Topic/Subject: Presidential Press Conference with questions relating to civil rights, taxes, the Vietnam War, ABM, reconnaissance flights, and the shooting down of a U.S. surveillance plane by the North Koreans
        Producer: CBS
        Restriction(s): Copyright.
        Time: 30 m
        Remarks: COLOR film. Available on videocassette.
        Title/Event: "Fifth [Nixon] White House Press Conference, April 18, 1969"
        File Designator/ID No./Format: MFF MPR# 183 MPPCAK
        Names/Participants: President Nixon
        Date: April 18, 1969
        Topic/Subject: Presidential Press Conference with questions relating to civil rights, taxes, the Vietnam War, ABM, reconnaissance flights, and the shooting down of a U.S. surveillance plane by the North Koreans
        Producer: CBS
        Restriction(s): Copyright.
        Time: 30 m
        Remarks: COLOR film. Available on videocassette.
        Title/Event: "Richard Nixon: Portrait of a President"
        File Designator/ID No./Format: MFF MPR# 0063 MPPCAK
        Names/Participants: Richard M. Nixon, John Ehrlichman, Len Garment, Dr. Jerome Jaffe, William Safire, Pat Buchanan, Rose Mary Woods, Dwight Chapin, Donald Rumsfeld, H.R. Haldeman, Henry Kissinger, President Eisenhower, Nikita Khruschev, Hannah Nixon, Tricia Nixon, Julie Nixon, Dr. Walter Tkach, William P. Rogers, Harry Dent, Chou-En-lai and Leonid Brezhnev
        Date: Summer 1972
        Topic/Subject: 1972 Campaign film shown at the Republican Convention shows President Nixon conferring with senior aides on various issues; White House Staff make brief statements about President Nixon; footage from the Vice Presidential period; President Nixon and Chou-En-lai in China; Nixon and Brezhnev sign the SALT Agreement; President Nixon speaks to the Russian people on television and Nixon walking alone on the beach
        Producer: Wolper Productions (L.A., CA.) for the Committee to Re-elect the President
        Restriction(s):
        Time: 28m
        Remarks: COLOR film
        Title/Event: "U.S. Department of State Newsclip: Sloss, Sievarts and Newsom"
        File Designator/ID No./Format: MFF MPR# 306MPPCAK
        Names/Participants: State Department officials Leon Sloss, Frank Sievarts and David Newsom
        Date: June, 1970
        Topic/Subject: three "talking head", spots: Sloss on why we need an ABM and MIRV system while still negotiating a SALT agreement; Sievarts' remarks on the U.S. Government's efforts to secure aid for the POW/MIAs in Vietnam; and Newsom on the intention of the Administration to pay special attention to Africa in the 1970s
        Producer: U.S. Department of State
        Restriction(s): PUBLIC DOMAIN
        Time: 5 m 20S
        Remarks: COLOR film. Available on videocassette
        Title/Event: "Nixon-State of the World"
        File Designator/ID No./Format: MFF MPR# 363 MPPCAK
        Names/Participants: Richard Nixon
        Topic/Subject: Withdrawal of troops from Vietnam, talks with Republic of China and Taiwan, attempt at peace in the Middle East, SALT
        Producer: USIA
        Restriction(s):
        Time: 5 m
        Remarks: COLOR film

    • Video Collections

      • White House Communications Agency (WHCA) Videotape Descriptions  [See Also: WHCA Videotape Finding Aid]

        File/ID#: WHCA VTR# 4377 Format: 2 inch
        Title/Event: Presidential SALT [Strategic Arms Limitation Talks] Talks Statement and Commentary
        Date: 5/20/1971 Time of Day: 1200
        Source: CBS, NBC
        Producer: POOL
        Restriction(s): COPYRIGHT on commentary only
        Program Time: 1:00

        File/ID#: WHCA VTR# 4383 Format: 2 inch
        Title/Event:Agronsky & Company
        Date: 5/22/1971 Time of Day: 1900
        Source: WTOP
        Producer: Post/Newsweek Stations
        Restriction(s): COPYRIGHT
        Program Time: 0:30

    • White House Photo Office Still Picture Roll Descriptions

      Roll Number: 2420
      Film Size: 35mm
      Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 800
      No. of Images: 8
      Color/B&W: B&W
      Photographer: Atkins, Oliver
      Date1: 11/15/1969
      Event1: Nixon meeting with advisors preliminary to SALT talks
      Participants1: Nixon, Kissinger, John Mitchell, Melvin Laird, William Rogers
      Frames Selected: 2A

      Roll Number: 2705
      Film Size: 35mm
      Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 800
      No. of Images: 21
      Color/B&W: B&W
      Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L.
      Date1: 12/29/1969
      Event1: Nixon seated informally with members of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) delegation, including U.S. Ambassador to Finland Gerard Smith
      Participants1: Nixon, Kissinger, Gerard Smith, Gen. Royal Anderson, Harold Brown, Llewelyn Thomas
      Frames Selected: None
      Roll Number: 3313
      Film Size: 35mm
      Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 800
      No. of Images: 12
      Color/B&W: B&W
      Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L.
      Date1: 4/11/1970
      Event2: President Nixon meeting SALT Delegation
      Participants2: President Nixon, Ambassadors Gerard Smith, Llewelleyn Thompson, Phillip Farley, Graham Parsons, Lt. Gen. Royal Allison, Secretary of the Navy Paul Nitze and Alexander Haig, NSC staff member
      Frames Selected: 9, 11
      Roll Number: 4188
      Film Size: 35mm
      Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 800
      No. of Images: 22
      Color/B&W: B&W
      Photographer: Kightlinger, Jack
      Date1: 8/19/1970
      Event1: The President meets with the SALT delegation.
      Participants1: President Richard Nixon,Sec'y of State, William Rogers; Adm. Thos. H. Moorer, Ch.,JCS; Gerald C. Smith, Director, ACDA; Att'y Gen. John Mitchell; LTG. Royal B. Allison; Richard Helms, DCI; Dr. Harold Brown and others
      Frames Selected: None
      Roll Number: 5868
      Film Size: 35mm
      Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 800
      No. of Images: 8
      Color/B&W: B&W
      Photographer: Atkins, Oliver
      Date1: 3/11/1971
      Event1:Nixon seated at his desk with Ambassador Gerard Smith prior to his attending SALT talks
      Participants1: Nixon, Gerard Smith
      Frames Selected: 6, 8
      Roll Number: 6336
      Film Size: 35mm
      Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 160
      No. of Images: 11
      Color/B&W: Color
      Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L.
      Date1: 5/20/1971
      Event1: Nixon at a podium announcing a SALT agreement. The remarks were broadcast by radio and television
      Participants1: Nixon, press corps members
      Frames Selected: 13A
      Roll Number: 6338
      Film Size: 35mm
      Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 800
      No. of Images: 5
      Color/B&W: B&W
      Photographer: Atkins, Oliver
      Date1: 5/20/1971
      Event1: Distance shots of Nixon briefing a Bi-Partisan Leadership group on the SALT agreement
      Participants1: Nixon, Cabinet members, aides
      Frames Selected: 3A, 5A
      Roll Number: 6343
      Film Size: 35mm
      Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 800
      No. of Images: 14
      Color/B&W: B&W
      Photographer: Atkins, Oliver
      Date1: 5/21/1971
      Event1: Nixon seated informally with SALT delegation members and Administration officials
      Participants1: Nixon, William Rogers, Kissinger, Gerard Smith, Maj. Gen. Royal Allison, Paul Nitze, Llewellyn Thompson, Philip Farley, press corps members
      Frames Selected: None
      Roll Number: 6344
      Film Size: 35mm
      Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 160
      No. of Images: 13
      Color/B&W: Color
      Photographer: Schumacher, Karl
      Date1: 5/21/1971
      Event1: Nixon seated informally with SALT delegation members and Administration officials
      Participants1: Nixon, William Rogers, Kissinger, Gerard Smith, Maj. Gen. Royal Allison, Paul Nitze, Llewellyn Thompson, Philip Farley
      Frames Selected: None

    Additional Resources

    • Public Papers of the President
      • President Nixon's public messages, statements, speeches, and news conference remarks regarding SALT and the ABM Treaty can be found in the Public Papers of the President.

        The Public Papers are available online:   Search   |   Browse

      • 1970

        58 – Message to the Congress Transmitting Annual Report of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, February 26, 1970

        116 – Message to Ambassador Gerard C. Smith, Chief of the United States Delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, April 16, 1970

      • 1971

        175 – Remarks Announcing an Agreement on Strategic Arms Limitation Talks , May 20, 1971

      • 1972

        188 – Address to a Joint Session of Congress on Return From Austria, the Soviet Union, Iran, and Poland, June 1, 1972

        195 – Message on Transmitting to the Congress the Antiballistic Missile Treaty and the Interim Agreement on Strategic Offensive Arms, June 13, 1972

        199 – Remarks at a Briefing for Five Congressional Committees on the Antiballistic Missile Treaty and the Interim Agreement on Strategic Offensive Arms, June 15, 1972

        334 – Remarks at a Ceremony Marking Entry Into Force of the Treaty on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems and the Interim Agreement on the Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, October 3, 1972

    • Published Materials
      • Kissinger, Henry. The White House Years . Boston: Little, Brown, & Co, 1979.
      • Nixon, Richard M. RN: The Memoirs of Richard M. Nixon. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1978.
      • Smith, Gerard C. Doubletalk: The Story of SALT I. New York: Doubleday, 1980.
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