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The Nixon Library has compiled the following list of references to welfare reform and the Family Assistance Plan (FAP) 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

  • Select Conversations About Welfare Reform

    Please use the Complete Conversations Name List to locate other White House Tape conversations with or about other individuals involved in the Administration's welfare reform efforts, such as Daniel P. Moynihan.

    • Conversation Number: 489-17
      Conversation Date: 4/26/71
      Participants: Nixon, George Shultz, Ehrlichman
      Topic: Welfare reform and Congressional relations

    • Conversation Number: 489-21
      Conversation Date: 4/26/71
      Participants: Nixon, Russell Long
      Topic: Welfare reform and Congressional relations

    • Conversation Number: 3-33
      Conversation Date: 5/12/71
      Participants: Nixon, Wilbur Mills
      Topic: Discussion of H.R. 1 welfare reform bill

    • Conversation Number: 498-2
      Conversation Date: 5/13/71
      Participants: Nixon, Haldeman
      Topic: Discussion of welfare reform

    • Conversation Number: 498-5
      Conversation Date: 5/13/71
      Participants: Nixon, Haldeman, Ehrlichman
      Topic: Discussion of welfare reform; Nixon's personal views on welfare and African-Americans

    • Conversation Number: 500-26
      Conversation Date: 5/18/71
      Participants: Nixon, Haldeman, Colson
      Topic: Nixon's views on FAP and welfare reform

    • Conversation Number: 517-25
      Conversation Date: 6/11/71
      Participants: Nixon, Ehrichlman
      Topic: Discussion of welfare reform

    • Conversation Number: 522-1
      Conversation Date: 6/16/71
      Participants: Nixon, Ehrlichman
      Topic: Welfare reform and Rochester, NY speech

    • Conversation Number: 5-156
      Conversation Date: 6/24/71
      Participants: Nixon, Wilbur Mills
      Topic: Discussion of H.R. 1 welfare reform bill

    • Conversation Number: 529-21
      Conversation Date: 6/28/71
      Participants: Nixon, Vernan Jordan, Robert Brown, Ehrlichman, Leonard Garment, George Shultz
      Topic: Discussion of welfare reform and African-Americans

    • Conversation Number: 14-85
      Conversation Date: 11/21/71
      Participants: Ehrlichman, Mitchell
      Topic: Politics of welfare reform in California

    • Conversation Number: 16-18
      Conversation Date: 12/6/71
      Participants: Nixon, Wilbur Mills
      Topic: Discussion of H.R. 1 welfare reform bill

Textual Materials

  • White House Special Files: Staff Member and Office Files

    • Colson
      • Box 63, Family Assistance Plan
      • Box 92, National Welfare Rights Organization
      • Box 124, Welfare Reform

    • Ehrlichman
      • Notes of Meetings with the President, Boxes 3-7
        • Box 3, 1969 [5 items]
        • Box 3, 8/69
        • Box 3, 9/4/69
        • Box 3, 11/23/69
        • Box 3, 12/20/69
        • Box 3, 2/25/70
        • Box 3, 3/11/70
        • Box 3, 4/13/70
        • Box 3, 4/21/70
        • Box 4, 8/9/70
        • Box 4, 8/11/70
        • Box 4, 8/27/70
        • Box 4, 9/2/70
        • Box 4, 10/6/70
        • Box 4, 10/12/70
        • Box 4, 11/11/70
        • Box 4, 11/19/70
        • Box 4, 11/23/70
        • Box 4, 12/9/70
        • Box 4, 12/19/70
        • Box 4, 12/21/70
        • Box 4, 12/28/70
        • Box 4, 12/30/70
        • Box 4, 12/31/70
        • Box 4, 2/3/71
        • Box 4, 2/5/71
        • Box 5, 3/1/71
        • Box 5, 3/5/71
        • Box 5, 3/23/71
        • Box 5, 4/2/71
        • Box 5, 4/14/71
        • Box 5, 4/19/71
        • Box 5, 4/26/71
        • Box 5, 5/13/71
        • Box 5, 7/20/71
        • Box 5, 8/18/71
        • Box 6, 11/29/71
        • Box 6, 6/26/72
        • Box 6, 8/30/72
        • Box 6, 9/5/72
        • Box 6, 9/14/72
        • Box 6, 9/18/72
        • Box 6, 10/3/72
        • Box 7, 12/7/72
        • Box 7, 2/5/73
        • Box 7, 2/12/73
      • Miscellaneous Notes
        • Box 8, 1969
        • Box 8, 1/22/71
        • Box 8, 2/1/71
        • Box 8, 2/23/71
        • Box 8, 5/4/71
        • Box 8, 7/21/71
        • Box 8, 11/15/71
        • Box 8, 12/8/71
        • Box 8, 1/31/72
        • Box 8, 3/7/72
        • Box 8, 2/27/73
      • Box 17, Current Status of Domestic Issues and Legislation, June 1, 1972
      • Box 18, Ehrlichman "scrapbook" items [memoranda from the President] [1 of 2]
      • Box 18, 1972 Election strategy
      • Box 21, [Miscellaneous]
      • Box 23, 1972 Platform
      • Box 23, Post-Southern strategy
      • Box 24, President [Drafts of speeches, 1969]
      • Box 31, 182 [Domestic Policy]
      • Boxes 38-40, Welfare
      • Box 43, 1971 Program Initiatives, HEW

    • Haldeman
      • Haldeman Notes, Boxes 40-46
        • Box 40, 2/12/69
        • Box 40, 4/28/69
        • Box 40, 5/7/69
        • Box 40, 7/9/69
        • Box 40, 7/10/69
        • Box 40, 7/12/69
        • Box 40, 7/18/69
        • Box 40, 8/1/69
        • Box 40, 8/20/69
        • Box 40, 9/29/69
        • Box 41, 2/26/70
        • Box 41, 4/10/70
        • Box 41, 4/13/70
        • Box 41, 4/16/70
        • Box 41, 4/17/70
        • Box 42, 7/13/70
        • Box 42, 7/20/70 [2 items]
        • Box 42, 7/24/70
        • Box 42, 11/7/70
        • Box 42, 12/16/70
        • Box 43, 4/13/71
        • Box 43, 4/14/71
        • Box 43, 4/21/71
        • Box 43, 5/3/71 [2 items]
        • Box 43, 5/13/71
        • Box 44, 7/23/71
        • Box 44, 7/26/71
        • Box 44, 8/16/71
        • Box 44, 8/31/71
        • Box 44, 9/13/71
        • Box 45, 4/21/72
        • Box 46, 8/16/72
        • Box 46, 8/16/72
        • Box 46, 8/21/72
        • Box 46, 8/22/72
        • Box 46, 10/5/72
        • Box 46, 10/29/72
        • Box 47, 3/2/73
        • Box 47, 3/15/73
      • Alphabetical Name Files
        • Box 49, January 1969 Moynihan
        • Box 49, February 1969 Moynihan
        • Box 51, August 1969 Cabinet Members
        • Box 51, August 1969 Moynihan
        • Box 78, May 1971 Cole
        • Box 78, May 1971 Colson
        • Box 83, August 1971 Huntsman
        • Box 100, July 1972 Ehrlichman
        • Box 102, August 1972 Price
      • Alphabetical Subject Files
        • Box 122, Domestic Programs Briefing Book
        • Box 130, Miscellaneous [welfare questionnaire]

    • Krogh
      • Box 17, Nathan – Domestic Policy

    • President's Office Files
      • Handwriting Series
        • Box 1, Memorandum from Moynihan, 4/11/69
        • Box 1, Memorandum from Burns, 4/15/69
        • Box 2, Memorandum from Moynihan, 5/17/69
        • Box 2, Memorandum from Burns, 5/26/69
        • Box 2, Progress Report for the President – Activities of the Urban Affairs Council, [6/69]
        • Box 3, Memorandum from Morgan, 11/21/69
        • Box 3, Memorandum from Moynihan, 11/25/69
        • Box 4, Memorandum from Burns, 12/1/69
        • Box 4, Memorandum from Moynihan, 12/15/69
        • Box 5, Memorandum from Ehrlichman, 2/27/70
        • Box 6, Memorandum from Ehrlichman, 4/8/70
        • Box 6, Memorandum from Moynihan, 5/18/70
        • Box 6, Memorandum from Moynihan, 7/1/70
        • Box 6, Memorandum from Ehrlichman, 7/7/70
        • Box 6, Memorandum from Ehrlichman, 7/16/70
        • Box 6, Memorandum from Moynihan, 7/24/70
        • Box 7, Memorandum from Moynihan, 8/7/70
        • Box 7, Memorandum from Colson, 8/17/70
        • Box 7, Memorandum from Ehrlichman, 10/12/70
        • Box 8, Memorandum from Moynihan, 11/17/70
        • Box 8, Memorandum from Timmons, 12/21/70
        • Box 10, Memorandum from Ehrlichman, 4/26/71
        • Box 10, Memorandum from MacGregor and Timmons, 5/3/71
        • Box 10, Memorandum from Ehrlichman, 5/8/71
        • Box 12, Memorandum from Ehrlichman, 7/2/71
        • Box 13, Memorandum from Ehrlichman, 8/25/71
        • Box 16, Memorandum from Buchanan, 2/3/72
        • Box 19, Letter from Moynihan, 11/23/72
        • Box 23, Memorandum from Moynihan, 9/4/73
        • Box 23, Memorandum from Haig, 11/12/73
      • Annotated News Summaries Series
        • Box 30, 2/7/69
        • Box 30, 5/15/69
        • Box 30, 8/20/69
        • Box 30, 9/21/69
        • Box 31, 10/15/69
        • Box 31, 3/30/70
        • Box 31, 4/1/70
        • Box 31, 4/6/70
        • Box 32, 3/2/71
        • Box 33, 4/12/71
        • Box 33, 5/21/71
        • Box 33, 8/16/71
        • Box 33, 9/23/71
        • Box 33, 10/11/71
        • Box 37, 12/6/71
        • Box 37, 1/11/72
        • Box 38, 1/13/72
        • Box 38, 1/17/72
        • Box 38, 1/18/72
        • Box 38, 1/19/72
        • Box 38, 1/24/72
        • Box 38, 1/25/72
        • Box 38, 1/31/72
        • Box 38, 2/2/72
        • Box 38, 2/3/72
        • Box 38, 2/9/72
        • Box 39, 3/13/72
        • Box 39, 3/22/72
        • Box 40, 6/20/72
        • Box 41, 6/28/72
        • Box 42, 8/4/72
        • Box 43, 9/12/72
        • Box 43, 9/18/72
        • Box 43, 9/29/72
        • Box 43, 9/30/72
        • Box 44, 10/18/72
        • Box 44, 10/24/72
        • Box 44, 10/31/72
        • Box 46, 12/8/72
        • Box 46, 12/12/72
      • President's Meeting Series
        • Box 77, Memo from Price, 2/12/69
        • Box 78, Memo from Moynihan, 4/21/69
        • Box 78, Memo from Whitaker, 4/22/69
        • Box 78, Memo from Price, 5/13/69
        • Box 78, Memo from Price, 5/26/69
        • Box 79, Memo from Keogh, 8/6/69
        • Box 79, Memo from Butterfield, 8/7/69
        • Box 79, Memo from Harlow, 8/7/69
        • Box 79, Memo from Price, 8/25/69
        • Box 79, Memo from Buchanan, 9/27/69
        • Box 79, Memo from Price, 10/24/69
        • Box 80, Memo from Keogh, 2/18/70
        • Box 80, Memo from Garment, 5/10/70
        • Box 80, Memo from Garment, 5/13/70
        • Box 81, Memo from Harper, 7/14/70
        • Box 81, Memo from Timmons, 8/10/70
        • Box 82, Memo from Colson, 8/17/70
        • Box 82, Memo from Timmons, 9/3/70
        • Box 82, Memo from Veneman, 9/3/70
        • Box 82, Memo from Timmons, 9/11/70
        • Box 82, Memo from Ehrlichman. 10/12/70
        • Box 83, Memo from Price, 11/6/70
        • Box 83, Memo from Ehrlichman, 11/19/70
        • Box 83, Memo from Ehrlichman, 12/11/70
        • Box 83, Memo from Shultz, 12/11/70
        • Box 83, Memo from Timmons, 12/15/70
        • Box 83, Memo from Ehrlichman, 12/21/70
        • Box 83, Memo from Morgan, 12/23/70
        • Box 83, Memo from Safire, 12/23/70
        • Box 83, Memo from Timmons, 12/30/70
        • Box 83, Memo from Ehrlichman, 1/5/71
        • Box 84, Memo from MacGregor, 1/25/71
        • Box 84, Memo from MacGregor, 2/26/71
        • Box 84, Memo from Flanigan, 3/9/71
        • Box 84, Memo from Cole, 4/2/71
        • Box 84, Memo from Price, 4/22/71
        • Box 85, Memo from Ehrlichman, 5/13/71
        • Box 85, Memo from Shultz, 6/27/71
        • Box 85, Memo from Ehrlichman, 8/20/71
        • Box 86, Memo from Ehrlichman, 11/23/71
        • Box 88, Memo from Ziegler, 3/28/72
        • Box 88, Memo from Weinberger, 6/26/72
        • Box 89, Memo from Korologos, 6/27/72
        • Box 89, Memo from Falk, 9/18/72
        • Box 90, Memo from Cole, 10/3/72

    • President's Personal Files
      • Box 4, Memos - December 1972
      • Box 5, Agnew, Spiro
      • Box 47, March 17, 1969, Urban Affairs Council Meeting
      • Box 51, August 7, 1969, Domestic Speech
      • Box 57, April 16, 1970, Welfare Reform
      • Box 62, December 13, 1970, W.H. Conference on Children
      • Box 66, April 19, 1971, Republican Governors’ Conference

  • White House Special Files: Subject Files (Confidential Files)

    • Box 16, FG 6-12 Urban Affairs Council
    • Box 16, FG 6-15 Domestic Council
    • Box 20, FG 23 Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
    • Boxes 59-60, SP Speeches
    • Box 68, WE Welfare
    • Box 69, WE 10-5 Family Security Plans

  • White House Central Files: Staff Member and Office Files

    • Burns
      • Box 1, Domestic Legislative Program
      • Box 3, XV Other
    • Cavanaugh
      • Box 18, HEW – H.R. 1
      • Box 32, Bill – H.R. 1 Summary of Provisions
    • Finch
      • Box 5, Domestic Programs Briefing Book, January 28, 1971
    • Harper
      • Box 45, FAP [Family Assistance Plan]
      • Box 61, Social Security Services Reform
      • Boxes 67-68, Welfare Reform
    • President’s Advisory Commission on Executive Organization (PACEO)
      • Box 38, EOP-12-4, Reports, Federal Assistance Programs
      • Box 39, EOP-13-7, Staff Papers
      • Box 84, SP-10-14, Reports, Daniel P. Moynihan
      • Box 88, SP-10-35, Reports, Welfare
      • Box 99, Department of Human Resources, Welfare Proposal and Commentary
    • Wegner
      • Box 26, [Black binder] [Welfare and Social Security Review Team]

  • White House Central Files: Subject Files

    • FG 6-12 Council for Urban Affairs, Boxes 1-4
    • FG 6-15 Domestic Council, Boxes 1-3
    • FG 22 Department of Labor, Boxes 1-3
    • FG 23 Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Boxes 1-7
    • FG 23-10 Social Security Administration, Box 11
    • FG 93 Commission on Income Maintenance Program, Boxes 1-2
    • FG 221-1 Task Force on Urban Affairs, Box 2
    • FG 221-11 Task Force on Public Welfare, Box 3
    • FG 221-23 Family Security System, Box 5
    • SP Speeches, Boxes 1-6, 18, 34, 66, 67
    • WE Welfare, Boxes 1-24
    • WE 10 Poverty Programs, Boxes 52-57
    • WE 10-5 Family Security Plan, Boxes 60-63

  • Transitional Task Force Reports
    • Task Force on Public Welfare
    • Task Force Summaries

Audovisual Materials

  • Audio Collections

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

      Title/Event: "Campaign Rally at Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, TN"
      File Designator/ID No./Format: SR # 680927 ATC
      Names/Participants:
      Date: September 27, 1968
      Topic/Subject: the welfare system, law and order, U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union after the invasion of Czechoslovakia, RN's rejection of an invitation to debate by Humphrey
      Location:
      Producer: ?
      Restriction(s): ?
      Provenance: SMOF: Klein
      Time: 24 m
      Remarks: The tape begins with RN's speech in progress. Later, excerpts from the speech are repeated with gaps, interruptions and descriptive commentary by an announcer.
      Title/Event: "Eighteen Nixon Campaign Radio Commercials"
      File Designator/ID No./Format: SR # 7210304 AT
      Names/Participants:
      Date: October 30, 1972
      Topic/Subject: Includes 1) "McGovern Welfare"; 3) "McGovern Turnaround On the War in Vietnam, Marijuana, Welfare, Amnesty for Draft Dodgers and Busing For School Integration"; and 6) "McGovern Turnaround #3 Re Space Program, Federal Minority Hiring, and Welfare".
      Location:
      Producer: The Radio Committee to Re-Elect the President
      Restriction(s): COPYRIGHT
      Provenance: WHSF: SMOF: Haldeman
      Time: 22 m
      Remarks:

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

      File/ID Number: G-049
      Date: 6/10/1970
      Tape Contents: Briefing on the Family Assistance Plan by John Veneman, with Ronald Ziegler and Secretary of Agriculture Clifford Hardin
      Program Time: 37:00
      File/ID Number: H-060
      Date: 8/8/1969
      Tape Contents: Press briefing by John D. Ehrlichman, Arthur Burns, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Robert Patricelli, Edward Morgan, Nathan, and Roussau on the Welfare Program
      Program Time: 1:40:00
      File/ID Number: H-094
      Date: 11/12/1969
      Tape Contents: Press briefing by John Veneman, Ronald Ziegler, Robert Finch, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan re Family Assistance Program
      Program Time: 40:00
      File/ID Number: H-130
      Date: 2/18/1970
      Tape Contents: Press briefing by Ronald Ziegler, Donald Rumsfeld, and John Wilson concerning welfare studies
      Program Time: 44:00
      File/ID Number: H-138
      Date: 3/5/1970
      Tape Contents: Briefing by George Shultz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, John Veneman, Robert Patricelli on Ways and Means passage of Family Assistance Act of 1970
      Program Time: 16:06
      File/ID Number: H-306
      Date: 12/11/1970
      Tape Contents: Press briefing re welfare w/Govs. Ogilvie, Cahill, Shapp, and Peterson
      Program Time: 20:00
      File/ID Number: P-700414
      Date: 4/16/1970
      Tape Contents: Remarks on Family Assistance Plan
      Program Time: 02:00
      File/ID Number: P-690818
      Date: 8/8/1969
      Tape Contents: Televised statement to the nation on welfare
      Program Time: 33:51
      File/ID Number: P-710401
      Date: 4/2/1971
      Tape Contents: Remarks to press re welfare at western WH with ER, Governor Ronald Reagan
      Program Time: 02:22
  • Motion Film Collections

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

      Title/Event: "[President Nixon’s] Welfare Address"
      File Designator/ID No./Format: MFF MPR# 191 MPPCAK
      Names/Participants: President Nixon
      Date: August 8, 1969
      Topic/Subject: Nationally televised Presidential address
      Producer: CBS
      Restriction(s): Copyright.
      Time: 30 m
      Remarks: COLOR film. Available on videocassette.

  • Video Collections

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

      Title/Event: "FACE THE NATION: 1972 Democratic Primary"
      File Designator/ID No./Format: MVF # 012 VCR
      Names/Participants: Senators George McGovern and Hubert Humphrey, David Schoumacher (CBS News), George Herman (CBS News), and David S. Broder (Washington Post)
      Date: 1972
      Topic/Subject: Vietnam, defense spending, welfare, George Wallace's candidacy, and busing to achieve school integration
      Location:
      Producer: CBS
      Restriction(s): COPYRIGHT
      Provenance: Nixon Presidential Materials, National Archives
      Time: 55 mins.
      Remarks:
      Title/Event: MEET THE PRESS: Joint Appearance by Senators Hubert Humphrey and George McGovern
      File Designator/ID No./Format: MVF # 030 VCR
      Names/Participants: Lawrence Spivak, Tom Pettit (NBC News), Robert Novak (Chicago Sun Times), Richard Bergholz (Los Angeles Times), Haynes Johnson (Washington Post), George McGovern, Hubert Humphrey
      Date: May 30, 1972
      Topic/Subject: The candidates discuss with the questioners, a week prior to the California primary, the acceptability of George Wallace as a running mate; tax, welfare, and defense policies; the war in Vietnam; government loans to Lockheed aircraft and American Motors; and busing to achieve school desegregation.
      Location: Los Angeles
      Producer: NBC
      Restriction(s): COPYRIGHT
      Provenance: White House SMOF: H.R. Haldeman
      Time: 60 mins.
      Remarks: Black and white
      Title/Event: Nixon 1972 Campaign Spots [compilation tape of fourteen spots]
      File Designator/ID No./Format: MVF # 044 VCR
      Names/Participants:
      Date: Sept. 15, 1972
      Topic/Subject: Includes "McGovern Welfare"
      Location:
      Producer: Committee to Re-elect the President
      Restriction(s): COPYRIGHT
      Provenance: White House SMOF: H.R. Haldeman
      Time: 27 mins.
      Remarks:
      Title/Event: 1972 General Election: Nixon Commercials
      File Designator/ID No./Format: MVF # 106 VCR
      Names/Participants:
      Date: Sept. 11,1972
      Topic/Subject: Five commercials, including "McGovern Welfare" (:60)
      Location:
      Producer: Reeves Cintel Inc. for the Television Committee to Re- elect the President
      Restriction(s): COPYRIGHT
      Provenance: Nixon Presidential Materials, NARA
      Time: 7 mins.
      Remarks:
      Title/Event: Hofstra University Nixon Symposium: address by Jeb Stuart Magruder and two plenary sessions, "Nixon Biographers" and "Social Welfare Policies"
      File Designator/ID No./Format: MVF # 154 VCR
      Names/Participants: Particpants in the "Social Welfare Policies" session -- Carl Lieberman (political science professor), Joan Hoff-Wilson (history professor), Robert Finch (Nixon HEW secretary), Elliot Richardson (Nixon HEW secretary), and John Ehrlichman (Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs).
      Date: Dec. 28, 1987
      Topic/Subject: After an opening address and the first session on "Nixon Biographers," the session on "Social Welfare Policies" begins with Professor Carl Lieberman's presentation concerning six welfare proposals of the Nixon administration and reasons for their successes and failures in Congress. Joan Hoff-Wilson follows with her thoughts on the origin and development of the Nixon welfare reform legislation. Robert Finch, Elliot Richardson, and John Ehrlichman comment on the presentations of Lieberman and Hoff-Wilson before the session concludes with four questions from the audience.
      Location: Hempstead, NY
      Producer: C-Span
      Restrictions: COPYRIGHT
      Provenance:
      Time: 195 mins.
      Remarks: The tape begins while Jeb Magruder's opening speech is in progress.
      Title/Event: Hofstra University Nixon Symposium--"Nixon Biographers" and "Social Welfare Policies"
      File Designator/ID No./Format: MVF # 155 VCR
      Names/Participants: See entry for Tape 154.
      Date: Dec. 28, 1987
      Topic/Subject: See entry for Tape 154.
      Location: Hempstead, NY
      Producer: C-Span
      Restriction(s): COPYRIGHT
      Provenance: Nixon Presidential Materials Staff, NARA
      Time:
      Remarks: The tape terminates during the discussion of papers presented in the session, "Social Welfare Policies."
      Title/Event: Hofstra University Nixon Symposium: "Social Welfare Policies" (session joined in progress)
      File Designator/ID No./Format: MVF # 156 VCR
      Names/Participants: Carl Lieberman (political science professor), Joan Hoff-Wilson (history professor), Robert Finch (Nixon HEW secretary), Elliot Richardson (Nixon HEW secretary), and John Ehrlichman (Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs).
      Date: Dec. 28, 1987
      Topic/Subject:
      Location: Hempstead, NY
      Producer: C-Span
      Restriction(s): COPYRIGHT
      Provenance: Nixon Presidential Materials Staff, NARA
      Time:
      Remarks:

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

      File/ID#: WHCA VTR# 3404 Format: 2 inch
      Title/Event: Nixon Welfare Statement w/Comments by Wilbur Cohen & Daniel Moynihan
      Date: 8/8/1969 Time of Day: 2200,2200
      Source: WRC
      Producer: NBC
      Restriction(s): COPYRIGHT on commentary only
      Program Time: 1:00
      Remarks: also on 1 inch Type A
      File/ID#: WHCA VTR# 3405 Format: 1 inch A
      Title/Event: Dr. Arthur Burns on Welfare
      Date: 8/8/1969 Time of Day: 2230
      Source: WMAL
      Producer: ABC
      Restriction(s): COPYRIGHT
      Program Time: 0:30
      Remarks: available only on one inch "Type A"
      File/ID#: WHCA VTR# 3406 Format: 2 inch
      Title/Event: President's Welfare Statement w/Comments by Sec. Finch
      Date: 8/8/1969 Time of Day: 2330
      Source: WTOP
      Producer: CBS
      Restriction(s): COPYRIGHT on commentary only
      Program Time: 1:00
      File/ID#: WHCA VTR# 3416 Format: 1 inch A
      Title/Event: "Meet the Press" w/Sen. Edmund Muskie AND Congressional Report w/Nixon Welfare Critics
      Date: 8/17/1969 Time of Day: 1300,1800
      Source: WRC,WRC
      Producer: NBC,NBC
      Restriction(s): COPYRIGHT
      Program Time: 1:00
      Remarks: available only on one inch "Type A"
      File/ID#: WHCA VTR# 4277 Format: 2 inch
      Title/Event: "The Anatomy of Welfare"
      Date: 4/14/1971 Time of Day: 2200
      Source: WMAL
      Producer: ABC
      Restriction(s): COPYRIGHT
      Program Time: 1:00
      File/ID#: WHCA VTR# 4883 Format: 2 inch
      Title/Event: "Martin Agronsky: Evening Edition" AND "All About Welfare", tape I
      Date: 12/13/1971 Time of Day: 2200/2230
      Source: WETA,WETA
      Producer: Eastern Educational Network,?
      Restriction(s): COPYRIGHT
      Program Time: 1:00
      File/ID#: WHCA VTR# 4884 Format: 2 inch
      Title/Event: "All About Welfare", tape II
      Date: 12/13/1971 Time of Day: 2230
      Source: WETA
      Producer: ?
      Restriction(s): COPYRIGHT
      Program Time: 0:30
      Weekly News Summary Videotapes

      Each videotape contains copyrighted news stories from evening network news broadcasts.

      Typewritten logs containing abstracts of the contents of these videotapes are available for research in the Moving Image and Sound Research Room (Rm. 4000) at the National Archives at College Park.

  • White House Photo Office Still Picture Roll Descriptions

    Roll Number: 0060
    Film Size: 35mm
    Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 400
    No. of Images: 8
    Color/B&W: B&W
    Photographer: Atkins, Oliver
    Date1: 1/23/1969
    Event1: 1A through 8A: Pres. Nixon signs the Executive Order creating the Urban Affairs Council
    Participants1: Nixon, Agnew, John Mitchell, C. Hardin, M. Stans, G. Shultz, R. Finch, G. Romney, J. Volpe, D.P. Moynihan, A. Burns, L. DuBridge, R. Mayo, Klein, R. Hughes, R. Nathan, C. Wilkinson, Ehrlichman, C.D. Ward, S. Hess, J. Whitaker, J. Price, Ziegler, M. Monroe
    Frames Selected:
    Roll Number: 0061
    Film Size: 35mm
    Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 400
    No. of Images: 7
    Color/B&W: B&W
    Photographer: Atkins, Oliver
    Date1: 1/23/1969
    Event1: 1A through 7A: Pres. Nixon signs the Executive Order creating the Urban Affairs Council
    Participants1: Nixon, Agnew, John Mitchell, C. Hardin, M. Stans, G. Shultz, R. Finch, G. Romney, J. Volpe, D.P. Moynihan, A. Burns, L. DuBridge, R. Mayo, Klein, R. Hughes, R. Nathan, C. Wilkinson, Ehrlichman, C.D. Ward, S. Hess, J. Whitaker, J. Price, Ziegler, M. Monroe
    Frames Selected: 7A
    Film Size: 35mm
    Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 600
    No. of Images: 10
    Color/B&W: B&W
    Photographer: Atkins, Oliver
    Date1: 2/12/1969
    Event1: Meeting of the Council for Urban Affairs.
    Participants1: Nixon, D. Patrick Moynihan, George Romney, others too small to be identified
    Frames Selected: none
    Roll Number: 0972
    Film Size: 35mm
    Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 800
    No. of Images: 10
    Color/B&W: B&W
    Photographer: Atkins, Oliver
    Date1: 5/6/1969
    Event1: 1A-5A: Nixon at his desk with Moynihan and Ehrlichman seated around him.
    Participants1: Nixon, Moynihan, Ehrlichman
    Date2: 5/6/1969
    Event2: 7A-11A: Distance shots of a Republican Leadership Meeting.
    Participants2: Nixon, Republican leaders
    Frames Selected: 5A, 9A
    Roll Number: 1052
    Film Size: 35mm
    Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 400
    No. of Images: 3
    Color/B&W: B&W
    Photographer: Kightlinger, Jack
    Date1: 5/13/1969
    Event1: Rev. Dr. Ralph Abernathy and Moynihan after a meeting of the Urban Affairs Council.
    Participants1: Ralph Abernathy, Moynihan
    Frames Selected: 2A/3
    Roll Number: 1162
    Film Size: 35mm
    Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 800
    No. of Images: 2
    Color/B&W: B&W
    Photographer: Atkins, Oliver
    Date1: 5/26/1969
    Event1: Table shot of a meeting of the Urban Affairs Council.
    Participants1: Nixon, Moynihan, John Lindsay, Robert Finch, Council members
    Frames Selected: 1
    Roll Number: 4243
    Film Size: 35mm
    Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 800
    No. of Images: 11
    Color/B&W: B&W
    Photographer: Atkins, Oliver
    Date1: 8/27/1970
    Event1: The President meets with members of the Domestic Council.
    Participants1: President Nixon,Atty Gen. John Mitchell;Directors Donal Rumsfeld and George Schultz; Daniel Moynihan;Dep. Director Casper Weinberger; Chairman Paul McCracken; Postmaster Gen. Winton Blount and other members of the Council.
    Frames Selected: 3, 8, 11
    Roll Number: 5556
    Film Size: 35mm
    Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 800
    No. of Images: 28
    Color/B&W: B&W
    Photographer: Schumacher, Karl
    Date1: 1/27/1971
    Event1: 5-7: Agnew in a seated group shot with U.S. Steel executives.
    Participants1: Agnew, U.S. Steel executives
    Date2: 1/28/1971
    Event2: Agnew at meetings to promote revenue sharing and welfare reform legislation: 10-22: in Atlanta, Georgia; 24-35: in Kansas City, Missouri.
    Participants2: Agnew, unidentifed persons
    Frames Selected: 18, 20, 25
    Roll Number: 7968
    Film Size: 35mm
    Film Type: Kodak Tri X Pan 800
    No. of Images: 3
    Color/B&W: B&W
    Photographer: Atkins, Oliver
    Date1: 12/8/1971
    Event1: Nixon seated at his desk with Moynihan and Ehrlichman.
    Participants1: Nixon, Moynihan, Ehrlichman
    Frames Selected: 3

Additional Resources

  • Public Papers of the President
    • President Nixon's public messages, statements, speeches, and news conference remarks regarding welfare reform, the Family Assistance Plan, and H.R. 1 may be found in the Public Papers of the President.

      The Public Papers are available online:   Search   |   Browse

    • 1969

      324 – Address to the Nation on Domestic Programs, August 8, 1969

      327 – Special Message to Congress on Reform of the Nation’s Welfare System, August 11, 1969

      368 – Special Message to the Congress on Legislative Reform, October 13, 1969

    • 1970

      22 – Annual Budget Message to the Congress, Fiscal Year 1971, February 2, 1970

      71 – Statement About Approval of the Family Assistance Act of 1970 by the House Ways and Means Committee, March 5, 1970

      118 – Statement About House Approval of the Family Assistance Act of 1970, April 16, 1970

      183 – Statement Announcing Extensions of Welfare Reform Proposals, June 10, 1970

      277 – Statement Urging Senate Action on the Family Assistance Bill, August 28, 1970

      289 – Special Message to Congress on the Administration’s Legislative Program, September 11, 1970

      459 – Remarks at the Opening Session of the White House Conference on Children, December 13, 1970

    • 1971

      123 – Letter to the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means About the Welfare Reform Bill, March 31, 1971

      126 – Remarks Following a Meeting on Welfare Reform Proposals in San Clemente, California, April 2, 1971

      170 – Statement About Approval of the Welfare Reform and Social Security Bill by the House Committee on Ways and Means, May 18, 1971

      207 – Statement About House Approval of the Welfare and Social Security Bill, June 22, 1971

    • 1972

      106 – Special Message to Congress on Welfare Reform, March 27, 1972

      247 – Letter to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare on Pending Revenue Sharing and Welfare Reform Legislation, August 3, 1972

      389 – Statement on Signing the Social Security Amendments of 1972, October 30, 1972

  • Published Materials
    • Burke, Vincent J. and Vee Burke. Nixon’s Good Deed: Welfare Reform. New York: Columbia University Press, 1974.
    • Moynihan, Daniel P. The Politics of a Guaranteed Income: The Nixon Administration and the Family Assistance Plan. New York: Random House, 1973.
    • Nixon, Richard M. RN: The Memoirs of Richard M. Nixon. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1978.

  • Primary Sources
    • The Library of Congress holds the papers of Daniel P. Moynihan.
      For more information, go to the Library of Congress's Manuscript Division Online Finding Aids.

    • The Gerald R. Ford Library holds the papers of Arthur F. Burns.
      For more information, see the Library's Collections Guide and Finding Aids.

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