Breadcrumb

January 24, 1969

Introduction

This almanac page for Friday, January 24, 1969, 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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Next Date: Saturday, January 25, 1969

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.

    Appointments and Nominations

    Letters, Memorandums, Etc.

    • Trans-Pacific Route Investigation (5 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 164, January 24, 1969)
      The President's Letter to the Chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board Rescinding Prior Action Pending His Final Decision.

    Checklist of White House Press Releases

    The releases listed below, made public by the Office of the White House Press Secretary during the period covered by this issue, are not included in the issue.

    • List of 67 Air Force officers to be nominated to the temporary grade of Brigadier General.

    Nominations Submitted to the Senate

    Does not include promotions of members of the Uniformed Services, nominations to the Service Academies, or nominations of Foreign Service Officers.

    • DAVID M. KENNEDY, Of Illinois, to be United States Governor of the International Monetary Fund for a term of five years; United States Governor of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of five years; and a Governor of the Inter-American Development Bank for a term of five years and until his successor has been appointed.
    • DAVID M. KENNEDY, of Illinois, to be United States Governor of the Asian Development Bank.
    • U. ALEXIS JOHNSON, Of California, to be United States Alternate Governor of the International Monetary Fund for a term of five years and United States Alternate Governor of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of five years.
  • 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.

  • 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 Archives.gov and the Presidential Libraries. The Catalog also allows users to contribute to digitized historical records through tagging and transcription.

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. VI, Vietnam, January 1969-July 1970

    Vietnam, January 1969-July 1970

    • 6. Memorandum Prepared in the Central Intelligence Agency , Washington, January 24, 1969

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 63, Vietnam Subject Files, 2–C General Military Activity. Secret; Sensitive. Helms sent this memorandum to Kissinger under cover of a January 24 note in which he wrote: “Herewith are two copies of a study on Vietnam, which Bill Bundy requested some days ago. I wanted you to have these immediately since I think you will find this effort a useful updating of the situation. A copy has been sent to the Secretary of State.”

    Vol. XL, Germany and Berlin, 1969-1972

    Germany and Berlin, 1969-1972

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

    Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; Implementation of Safeguard System

    • 2. Memorandum From Spurgeon Keeny of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) , Washington, January 24, 1969

      In this memorandum, Kenny analyzed each paragraph of the NPT provisions and provided a nuanced discussion of the potential problems of the proposed treaty. He focused his analysis specifically on those issues that were likely to effect U.S.-Federal Republic of Germany relations, IAEA/EURATOM safeguards arrangements, and PNEs (Peaceful Nuclear Explosives).

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 366, Subject Files, Non-Proliferation Treaty through March 1969. Secret. The attachments are not published. Copies were sent to Halperin and Sonnenfeldt. The memorandum was forwarded to the President by Kissinger under cover of a January 28 memorandum in which Kissinger suggested Nixon would want to skim through the memorandum prior to the NSC meeting the next day.

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

    Brazil

    Jamaica

    • 410. Airgram A–13 From the Embassy in Jamaica to the Department of State, Kingston, January 24, 1969. , Kingston, January 24, 1969

      In Part I of its Country Analysis and Strategy Paper for Fiscal Year 1971, the Embassy identified the significance of Jamaica to the United States.

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1967–69, POL 1 JAM–US. Confidential; LOU attachment. Drafted on January 22 by DCM David Wilken; cleared by Arthur L. Jacobs, Charles H. Taquey, Kenneth N. Rogers, Dennis C. Goodman, Homer G. Gayne, Nancy Ostrander, Defense Attaché H. Watts, William B. Paxson, William L. Carr, and Haviland Smith, Jr; and approved by DCM Wilken. Stamped notations on the Airgram indicate that it was received at the Department of State at 1:57 p.m. on January 27, at the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs on January 28, and at the AN/RS Analysis Branch. Attached but not published at Enclosure 1 is a July 1968 Peace Corps Program Memorandum.

  • 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-0068 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-0068-01-02, President Nixon and Chief Justice Earl Warren at the podium, prior to the Swearing-in ceremony of Walter J. Hickel, Secretary of the Interior. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, East Room. President Nixon, Earl Warren.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-0068-03-04, President Nixon smiling at the podium, prior to the Swearing-in ceremony of Walter J. Hickel, Secretary of the Interior. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, East Room. President Nixon, Earl Warren.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-0068-05-10, Swearing-in ceremony of Walter J. Hickel, Secretary of the Interior, conducted by Chief Justice Earl Warren, President Nixon attending nearby. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, East Room. President Nixon, Walter Hickel, Mrs. Hickel, Earl Warren.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-0068-07, Swearing-in ceremony of Walter J. Hickel, Secretary of the Interior, conducted by Chief Justice Earl Warren, President Nixon attending nearby. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, East Room. President Nixon, Walter Hickel, Earl Warren.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-0068-11, Closeup portrait of Walter J. Hickel, Secretary of the Interior, after his Swearing-in ceremony. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, East Room. Walter J. Hickel.

    Roll WHPO-0069 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-0069-01A-10A, Informal seated portrait of Domestic Council member Ken Cole. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. unknown office. Kenneth R. Cole.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-0069-11A-28A, Closeup informal portraits of Domestic Council member Ken Cole. (Head and shoulders). 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. unknown office. Kenneth R. Cole.

    Roll WHPO-0070 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-0070-01A-14A, Vice President Spiro Agnew and New York City Mayor, John V. Lindsay, holding a press conference for reporters and news photographers, on the Brooklyn Navy Yard's return to New York jurisdiction. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. Building exterior. Center L-R: Spiro Agnew, Mayor John Lindsay. Unidentified Press reporters, photographers, news cameramen.

    Roll WHPO-0071 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-0071-01A-04A, White House Press office assistant J. Bruce Whelihan watching Vice President Agnew and New York City Mayor, John V. Lindsay, (both unseen) during a press conference on the Brooklyn Navy Yard's return to New York jurisdiction. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, building exterior. J. Bruce Whelihan, unidentified press reporters.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-0071-05A-14A, Vice President Agnew and New York City Mayor, John V. Lindsay, holding a press conference on the Brooklyn Navy Yard's return to New York jurisdiction. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, building exterior. Center L-R: Spiro Agnew, Mayor John Lindsay, Press reporters, photographers, news cameramen.

    Roll WHPO-0072 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-0072-01-04, President Nixon with military aides, Jack Brennan, Jim Hughes, Vernon Coffey, Charles Larson. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. L-R: Maj. John V. Brennan (AKA) Jack Brennan, James D. Hughes, President Nixon, Vernon Coffey, Charles Larson.

    Roll WHPO-0073 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-0073-02A-15A, Vice President Spiro Agnew and New York City Mayor, John V. Lindsay, holding a press conference on the Brooklyn Navy Yard's return to New York jurisdiction. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, building exterior. Center L-R: Spiro Agnew, Mayor John Lindsay, unidentified Press reporters, photographers, news cameramen.

    Roll WHPO-0074 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-0074-02-12, Vice President Spiro Agnew and New York City Mayor, John V. Lindsay, holding a press conference on the Brooklyn Navy Yard's return to New York jurisdiction. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, building exterior. Center L-R: Spiro Agnew, Mayor John Lindsay, unidentified Press reporters, photographers, news cameramen.

    Roll WHPO-0075 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-0075-02A-08A, First press briefing given by Gerry Van der Heuvel, Pat Nixon's Press Secretary. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, East Wing library room. Gerry Van der Heuvel (standing) and unidentified women, press corps reporters.

    Roll WHPO-0100 Photographer: Kightlinger, Jack | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-0100-03-12, Vice President Agnew and New York City Mayor, John V. Lindsay's press conference on the Brooklyn Navy Yard's return to New York jurisdiction. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. Frame 03A, Center L-R: Spiro Agnew, Mayor John Lindsay, unidentified officials and White House press reporters.

    Roll WHPO-0101 Photographer: Kightlinger, Jack | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-0101-03-17, Vice President Agnew and New York City Mayor, John V. Lindsay's press conference on the Brooklyn Navy Yard's return to New York jurisdiction. Secretary of Commerce Maurice Stans, Senator Jacob Javits, Representative Emanuel Celler stand nearby. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. Spiro Agnew, John Lindsay, Maurice Stans, Jacob Javits, Emanuel Celler.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-0101-18-22, Vice President Agnew and New York City Mayor, John V. Lindsay's press conference on the Brooklyn Navy Yard's return to New York jurisdiction. congresswoman Shirley Chisholm speaking at the microphone. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. Spiro Agnew, John Lindsay, Representative Shirley Chisholm, Maurice Stans.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-0101-23-26, Vice President Agnew and New York City Mayor, John V. Lindsay's press conference on the Brooklyn Navy Yard's return to New York jurisdiction. Agnew speaking, Representative Shirley Chisholm, Secretary of Commerce Maurice Stans, Senator Jacob Javits, Representative Emanuel Celler stand nearby. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. Spiro Agnew, John Lindsay, Maurice Stans, Jacob Javits, Emanuel Celler, Shirley Chisholm.

    Roll WHPO-0751 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-0751-, President Nixon talking from a podium. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. President Nixon.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-0751-[DASH], President Nixon talking from a podium. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C.

    Roll WHPO-0755 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-0755-, President Nixon smiling while standing at a podium. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C. President Nixon.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-0755-[DASH], President Nixon smiling while standing at a podium. 1/24/1969, Washington, D.C.
  • 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.

    B - Vice-Presidential (Agnew and Ford)

    • WHCA-SR-B-003
      Remarks to the press-WHPL/John Lindsay. (1/24/1969)

      Runtime: 20:00

      Original Format: 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audiotape. Original source type: Original.

    P - Formal Presidential Remarks

    • WHCA-SR-P-690111
      Remarks by President Nixon at the swearing-in ceremony for Walter Hickel as Secretary of Interior. (1/24/1969, White House East Room)

      Runtime: 0:06:20

      Production credits: Audio feed supplied by WHCA

      Original Format: 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audiotape. Original source type: Original.

Context (External Sources)