February 21, 1971


This almanac page for Sunday, February 21, 1971, 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 Camp David, Maryland

  • 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.

    Digitized versions can be found at HathiTrust.

  • 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.

    No Federal Register published on this date

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.

    • No President's Daily Brief delivered on this date
  • 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 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-4186
      "Face The Nation" with guest Eliot Richardson; "Meet The Press" with guest Sen. George McGovern. Mrs. Judy Agnew (wife of Vice President Spiro Agnew), Loretta Lynn.
      Group W Productions
      Runtime: 01:00:28
    • WHCA-4187
      "The Waning War In South Vietnam" (Part II); Pro Golf game footage; TV commercials. Vietnam War, golfers and golfing, sports

      Runtime: 01:05:40
    • WHCA-4195
      Weekly News Summary, Tape I.
      Runtime: 01:31:19

      7. Chancellor/Jones: Laos. Time Code Start: 08:58. Keywords: Laos, Vietnam War. Network: NBC.

      8. Duval: Laos. Time Code Start: 13:04. Keywords: Laos, Vietnam War. Network: CBS.

      9. Mudd/Vaughn: The doctor shortage; medical students. Time Code Start: 16:38. Keywords: physicians, surgeons, doctors, shortages, medical schools, colleges, universities, students. Network: CBS.
    • WHCA-4211
      Excerpts From the "NBC Nightly News" Indochina War Coverage, Tape I (Weekly News Summary).

      52. Chancellor: War action in Laos. Time Code Start: 56:53. Keywords: Laos, Vietnam War. Network: NBC.

      53. Jones: POWs in Laos jail at Samkhe, Laos. Time Code Start: 57:57. Keywords: Laos, Vietnam War, Vietnam Prisoner of War, prisons, jails. Network: NBC.

      54. Chancellor: More war action in Laos; South Vietnamese rangers retreat from Tchepone, Laos. Time Code Start: 59:28. Keywords: Laos, Vietnam War. Network: NBC.

Context (External Sources)