January 30, 1971


This almanac page for Saturday, January 30, 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 St. John, Virgin Islands

  • 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.

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. XXI, Chile, 1969-1973

    Cool and Correct: The U.S. Response to the Allende Administration, November 5, 1970-December 31, 1972

    • 202. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Chile, Washington, January 30, 1971, 1926Z

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, INCO 15–2 CHILE. Secret; Immediate; Exdis. Drafted by Fisher and Feldman; approved by Crimmins; and cleared in draft by Irwin, Selden, Knowles, Nachmanoff, Broe, and Brims. The draft was first sent for approval from Meyer to Irwin on January 21. (Ibid., INCO COPPER CHILE)

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

    • 201. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Jordan, Washington, January 30, 1971, 2036Z

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, POL 27–14 ARAB–ISR. Secret; Immediate; Exdis. Drafted and approved by Sisco and cleared by Saunders. Repeated Priority to Kuwait, Jidda, Cairo, Tel Aviv, London, Paris, Moscow, USUN, Beirut, Tunis, Tripoli, Rabat, Algiers, Rome, Belgrade, Bucharest, The Hague, Brussels, and USNATO.

    Vol. XXXVI, Energy Crisis, 1969-1974

    March 10, 1970-April 2, 1971

    Vol. E-4, Documents on Iran and Iraq, 1969-1972

    Iran 1971

    • 113. Telegram 495 From the Embassy in Iran to the Department of State, Tehran, January 30, 1971, 1400Z

      Ambassador MacArthur defended the credibility of Iranian assurances on oil, contradicting company claims that Finance Minister Amouzegar had raised new conditions.

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, PET 3 OPEC. Secret; Immediate; Exdis. Repeated Immediate to London and to Tripoli. In Telegram 16444 to Tehran, January 30, the Department advised MacArthur to approach Amouzegar regarding the oil companies’ concern that Iranian promises against “whipsaw” in oil pricing had been weakened

  • 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-4153
      Weekly News Summary, Tape I.
      Runtime: 1:00

      1. Brinkley: U.S. support in Indochina. Time Code Start: 00:00. Keywords: Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam War, needs review, Not in Vanderbilt News Archive for this date. Network: NBC.

      2. Brinkley: Revenue Sharing. Time Code Start: 01:20. Keywords: bills, laws, State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972, financial aid, needs review, Not in Vanderbilt News Archive for this date. Network: NBC.

      3. Mudd/Williams: Indochina. Time Code Start: 02:01. Keywords: Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam War. Network: CBS.

      4. Scheiffer: Indochina. Time Code Start: 03:51. Keywords: Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam War. Network: CBS.

      5. Rather: President Nixon in the Virgin Islands. Time Code Start: 05:07. Keywords: Presidents, travel, trips, Nixon trips, international, Caribbean, Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles. Network: CBS.

Context (External Sources)