February 11, 1970


This almanac page for Wednesday, February 11, 1970, pulls together various records created by the federal government and links to additional resources which can provide context about the events of the day.

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Schedule and Public Documents

  • The Daily Diary files represent a consolidated record of the President's activities. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

    The President's day began at The White House - Washington, D. C.

  • The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents made available transcripts of the President's news conferences; messages to Congress; public speeches, remarks, and statements; and other Presidential materials released by the White House.


    • U.S.S. "Dwight D. Eisenhower" (6 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 174, February 11, 1970)
      Announcement of the Naming of the Navy's Third Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier for the Late President.

    Appointments and Nominations

    Awards and Citations

    • Presidential Unit Citation (6 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 174, February 11, 1970)
      Announcement of Award to the 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, USAF.

    Executive Orders

    Acts Approved by the President

    Digest of Other White House Announcements

    Following is a listing of items of general interest which were announced in the press but not made public as formal White House press releases during the period covered by this issue. Appointments requiring Senate approval are not included since they appear in the list of nominations submitted to the Senate, below.

    • Rudolph A. Peterson, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on International Development, met with the President at the White House.
    • The President today announced his intention to nominate Malcolm R. Wilkey of New York City to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia circuit, succeeding Warren E. Burger.
    • The President attended a dinner meeting of the Business Council at the Mayflower Hotel.
  • Each Public Papers of the Presidents volume contains the papers and speeches of the President of the United States that were issued by the White House Office of the Press Secretary during the time period specified by the volume. The material is presented in chronological order, and the dates shown in the headings are the dates of the documents or events. In instances when the release date differs from the date of the document itself, that fact is shown in the text note.

    To ensure accuracy, remarks have been checked against audio recordings (when available) and signed documents have been checked against the original, unless otherwise noted. Editors have provided text notes and cross references for purposes of identification or clarity.

  • The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other Presidential documents.

Archival Holdings

  • The H. R. Haldeman Diaries consists of seven handwritten diaries, 36 dictated diaries recorded as sound recordings, and two handwritten audio cassette tape subject logs. The diaries and logs reflect H. R. Haldeman’s candid personal record and reflections on events, issues, and people encountered during his service in the Nixon White House. As administrative assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, Haldeman attended and participated in public events and private meetings covering the entire scope of issues in which the Nixon White House engaged in during the years 1969-1973. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

  • The National Archives Catalog is the online portal to the records held at the National Archives, and information about those records. It is the main way of describing our holdings and also provides access to electronic records and digitized versions of our holdings. 

    The Catalog searches across multiple National Archives resources at once, including archival descriptions, digitized and electronic records, authority records, and web pages from and the Presidential Libraries. The Catalog also allows users to contribute to digitized historical records through tagging and transcription.

    Nixon Library Holdings

    All National Archives Units

National Security Documents

  • The President's Daily Brief is the primary vehicle for summarizing the day-to-day sensitive intelligence and analysis, as well as late-breaking reports, for the White House on current and future national security issues. Read "The President's Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to Nixon and Ford" to learn more.

  • The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Visit the State Department website for more information.

    Vol. III, Foreign Economic Policy; International Monetary Policy, 1969-1972

    Foreign Economic Policy

    Vol. IV, Foreign Assistance, International Development, Trade Policies, 1969-1972

    International Development Policy, 1969-1972

    • 125. Memorandum of Conversation , Washington, February 11, 1970

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Presidential/HAK Memcons, Box 1023, Nixon-Peterson, et al. 2/11/70. Confidential; Eyes Only. Drafted by Bergsten. According to the President’s Daily Diary, the meeting lasted from 10:07 to 10:55 a.m.; Fried is not listed as one of the attendees. (Ibid., White House Central Files)

    Vol. XII, Soviet Union, January 1969-October 1970

    Expansion of the Kissinger-Dobrynin Channel and Further Discussions on the Middle East, December 11, 1969-July 28, 1970

    • 134. Minutes of Washington Special Actions Group Meeting , Washington, February 11, 1970, 4:25-5:27 p.m.

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–114, WSAG Minutes, Originals, 1969 and 1970. Top Secret; Nodis. The meeting was held in the White House Situation Room.

    Vol. XX, Southeast Asia, 1969-1972


    Vol. XXIII, Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1969-1972

    The Cease-Fire Agreement

    • 91. Minutes of a Washington Special Actions Group Meeting , Washington, February 11, 1970, 4:25-5:27 p.m.

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–114, Washington Special Actions Group, WSAG Minutes (Originals) 1969 and 1970. Top Secret; Nodis. All brackets are in the original except those indicating text omitted by the editors. The meeting was held in the White House Situation Room.

    Vol. XXIV, Middle East Region and Arabian Peninsula, 1969-1972; Jordan, September 1970

    Indian Ocean

    Vol. E-2, Documents on Arms Control and Nonproliferation, 1969-1972

    Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; Implementation of Safeguard System

    • 44. Memorandum From the Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (Smith) to Acting Secretary of State Richardson, Washington, February 11, 1970

      Smith expressed concern over getting key non-nuclear governments to sign the NPT before it came into force. He attached a draft telegram to posts in most of the principal non-signatory states and proclaimed it as a “low-key way” to circumvent the U.S. policy against “arm twisting” reluctant governments into signing the agreement.

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–1973, DEF 18–6. Secret; Exdis. The attachments are not published. The telegram at Tab A was approved and sent on February 11 as telegram 211405 to multiple posts. (Ibid.)

    Chemical and Biological Warfare; Geneva Protocol; Biological Weapons Convention

    Vol. E-5, Part 2, Documents on North Africa, 1969-1972


    • 20. Telegram Secto 36/581 From Secretary of State Rogers in Morocco to the Department of State, Addis Ababa, February 11, 1970, 2130Z

      The telegram summarized the substance of Rogers’ meeting in Rabat with the Algerian Ambassador to Morocco at which Rogers articulated the desire of the U.S. Government to renew diplomatic relations with Algeria and emphasized the U.S. opposition to Israel’s expansionism.

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, ORG 7 S. Secret; Exdis. It was repeated to Rabat.

    Vol. E-10, Documents on American Republics, 1969-1972


  • The Kissinger telephone conversation transcripts consist of approximately 20,000 pages of transcripts of Kissinger’s telephone conversations during his tenure as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1969-1974) and Secretary of State (1973-1974) during the administration of President Richard Nixon. Visit the finding aid for more information.

    Digitized versions of many of these transcripts can be found on the Yale University Library website.

Audiovisual Holdings

  • The White House Photo Office collection consists of photographic coverage of President Richard Nixon meeting with prominent social, political, and cultural personalities; speaking engagements and news conferences of the President and various high-ranking members of the White House staff and Cabinet; Presidential domestic and foreign travel, including Presidential vacations; social events and entertainment involving the First Family, including entertainers present; official portraits of the President, First Family, and high-ranking members of the Nixon administration; the 1969 and 1973 Inaugurals; the President’s 1972 Presidential election campaign appearances (including speeches) and other official activities of the White House staff and the President’s Cabinet from January 20, 1969 until August 9, 1974 at the White House and the Old Executive Office Building; other locations in Washington, DC, such as The Mall; and the Presidential retreats in Camp David, Maryland, Key Biscayne, Florida, and San Clemente, California. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

    Roll WHPO-2951 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2951-02-04, President Nixon and Henry Kissinger meeting with Rudolph Peterson, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on International Development and C. Fred Bergsten of the National Security Council (NSC). 2/11/1970, Washington, D.C. White House Oval Office. President Nixon, Henry Kissinger, Rudolph Peterson, C. Fred Bergsten.

    Roll WHPO-2952 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2952-02A-08A, President Nixon meeting Robert Young of the Chicago Tribune. 2/11/1970, Washington, D.C. White House Oval Office. President Nixon, Robert Young.
  • The White House Communications Agency Sound Recordings Collection contains public statements that took place between 1969 and 1974. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

    P - Formal Presidential Remarks

    • WHCA-SR-P-700213
      Remarks by President Nixon at Businessmen's Dinner Conference with Mr. Borch. (2/11/1970)

      Runtime: 58:28:00

      Original Format: 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audiotape. Original source type: Original.
  • The White House Communications Agency Videotape Collection contains “off-the-air” recordings of televised programs produced between 1968 and 1974. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

    • WHCA-3634
      Special News Report - "How the President is Kept Informed" AND VP Agnew travel coverage in Australia and Southeast Asia. Features a wide array of Democratic Senators: George McGovern, Albert Gore, Sr., Walter Mondale, Mike Mansfield, Edmund Muskie, William Proxmire and others. Program is followed by some clips of the film "BECKETT" with Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole..
      Runtime: 00:31:44
    • WHCA-3636
      Weekly News Summary.
      All networks
      Runtime: 0:30

      6. Protesters in front of White House. Time Code Start: 12:50. Keywords: demonstrations, protesters, demonstraters, students, Vietnam War, anti-war,. Network: CBS.

      8. Report on Selective Service Director. Time Code Start: 14:50. Keywords: military, conscription, selective service, lottery, laws, Vietnam War, agencies, officials, leaders, directors. Network: NBC.

Context (External Sources)