February 28, 1970


This almanac page for Saturday, February 28, 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.

    Acts Approved by the President

  • 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.

  • The Congressional Record is the official daily record of the debates and proceedings of the U.S. Congress.

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

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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. XXVIII, Southern Africa

    Regional Issues

    • 26. Telegram From the Department of State to the Consulate in Salisbury, Washington, February 28, 1970, 2233Z

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, POL 16 RHOD. Confidential; Immediate. Drafted by Bruce and Jacobs, cleared in AF/S, and approved by Moore. Repeated Priority to Conakry and London; and repeated to Pretoria, Cape Town, Lusaka, and USUN.

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


    • 103. Telegram 30004 From the Department of State to the Embassies in Sierra Leone and Guinea, Washington, February 28, 1970, 0017Z

      In the Moroccan section of an African round up for Assistant Secretary Newsom, the Department of State reported that a military plot had been discovered against King Hassan’s regime, that Moroccan terrorists had been apprehended in Spain, and that Moroccan student unrest continued.

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, ORG 7 AF. Secret; Priority. Drafted on February 26 by Virginia Montague (AF/I); cleared in draft by Hare (AF/N), Marianne Cook (AF/C), Thomas McNamara (EUR/FBX), Gordon Beyer (AF/E), and Harvey Nelson (AF/S); cleared by Donald Spigler (AF/I), and Robert Brown (S/S); and approved by Moore.

  • 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-3051 Photographer: Kightlinger, Jack | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3051-03-16, White House West Lobby construction. 2/28/1970, Washington, D.C. White House West Lobby. construction workers.

    Roll WHPO-3052 Photographer: Schumacher, Karl | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3052-01A-19A, President Nixon entering helicopter enroute to Camp David. 2/28/1970, Washington, D.C. White House South Lawn. President Nixon.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3052-18, President Nixon waving from the doorway of the presidential helicopter as he boards before flying to Camp David. An unidentified military guard salutes at attention nearby. 2/28/1970, Washington, D.C. White House, South Lawn. President Nixon, military personnel.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3052-20A-26A, The presidential helicopter enroute to Camp David. 2/28/1970, Washington, D.C. White House South Lawn. President Nixon.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3052-21, The presidential helicopter parked on the White House lawn. The Washington Monunment is visible in the background. 2/28/1970, Washington, D.C. White House South Lawn.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3052-24, The presidential helicopter during lift off from the White House lawn. The Washington Monunment is visible in the background. 2/28/1970, Washington, D.C. White House South Lawn.
  • 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-3647
      Weekly News Summary.
      All networks
      Runtime: 0:45

      1. Robert Pierpoint on Laos. Time Code Start: 00:37. Keywords: Laos, Vietnam War. Network: CBS.

Context (External Sources)