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Harry Robbins (H. R.) Haldeman, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, donated his personal diaries to the National Archives and Records Administration in 1980.

The diaries, consisting of handwritten notes and audio tapes, provide a daily record of events and conversations and his thoughts regarding them at the end of each day. These recollections were based in large part on handwritten notes contained in Haldeman's White House Special Files. The diary ends with his resignation. View transcripts and listen to the diaries online. [See Also:  Haldeman's White House Special Files]

Available Haldeman Diaries

The collection consists of (dates in parentheses are when they were written):

  • Volumes I-VI of handwritten journals – (January 18, 1969 - December 2, 1970)

  • One handwritten volume entitled "Trips I" – (February 23, 1969 - September 1970)

  • Two handwritten "Tape Logs" – (April 23, 1972 - March 22, 1973)

  • Thirty-six audiocassettes with dictated entries – (November 30, 1970 - April 30, 1973)

  • The last entry records his resignation.


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