Breadcrumb

July 12, 1969

Introduction

This almanac page for Saturday, July 12, 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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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.

    News Conferences

    • National Goals Research Staff (5 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 985, July 12, 1969)
      News Briefing by Dr. Daniel P. Moynihan on the Functions of the Staff.

    Statements by the President

    • National Goals Research Staff (5 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 982, July 12, 1969)
      Statement by the President Upon Announcing the Establishment of the Staff Within the White House.
  • 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 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. II, Organization and Management of U.S. Foreign Policy, 1969-1972

    The NSC System

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

    Persian Gulf States

    • 73. National Security Study Memorandum 66 , Washington, July 12, 1969

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 365, Subject Files, National Security Study Memoranda (NSSM’s), NSSMs No. 43–103. Secret. A copy was sent to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In an undated covering memorandum to Nixon, Kissinger wrote that the Persian Gulf “will become increasingly difficult to cope with over the next two years,” and the British departure would require both difficult readjustments of local relationships and a clearer definition of the U.S. role in the area. (Ibid., NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–156, National Security Study Memoranda, NSSM 66)

    Vol. XXIX, Eastern Europe, 1969-1972

    Romania

    • 180. Memorandum for the Files , Washington, July 12, 1969

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 702, Country Files—Europe, Romania, Vol. I—8/69. Confidential. Sent for information. Drafted by Sonnenfeldt.

    Vol. E-1, Documents on Global Issues, 1969-1972

    Oceans Policy

    • 348. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to Secretary of State Rogers, Washington, July 12, 1969

      Kissinger concurred with Rogers that the National Security Council need not deal with Law of the Sea matters presently. Kissinger requested the Under Secretaries Committee attempt to resolve the outstanding issues concerning Executive Branch disagreements and potential conflicts between the U.S. negotiating positions on various sea law negotiations.

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 381, Subject Files, Seabeds, Volume I, May 1970, (2 of 2). Confidential.

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

    Iran 1969

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

    American Republics Regional

    • 7. National Security Study Memorandum 68, Washington, July 12, 1969. , Washington, July 12, 1969

      Following the July 9 NSC meeting on Latin American policy, Nixon directed that the CIA prepare a report on the Catholic Church in Latin America by October 10 and that the Joint Chiefs of Staff prepare a report on the Military Establishments in Latin America by October 30.

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–159. Secret. A copy was sent to the Secretary of Defense. The CIA report is printed as Document 13. The JCS report has not been found.

    Brazil

    • 120. National Security Study Memorandum 67, Washington, July 12, 1969. , Washington, July 12, 1969

      President Nixon directed a broad-ranging review of U.S. policy toward Brazil that included a thorough presentation of “interests, objectives, and policy options.”

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 365, Subject Files, National Security Study Memoranda, Nos. 43–103. Secret. A copy was sent to the Chairman of the JCS, the Director of the USIA, the Director of the Peace Corps, and the Secretaries of Commerce and Agriculture. The introduction to the November 1 study is Document 125.

    Peru

    • 606. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon, Washington, July 12, 1969. , Washington, July 12, 1969

      President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs Kissinger updated President Nixon on the passage of a far reaching agrarian reform law passed in Peru the previous month and noted the possible effect that law would have on the political, social, and economic structure of Peru. Kissinger then discussed the fisheries situation, the IPC, and the overall implications of recent developments on U.S. policies. He concluded that U.S. economic sanctions had most likely played a part in convincing the Velasco Government to seek better relations with the United States. As such, the U.S. Government should maintain the pressure, while continuing to negotiate.

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 795, Country Files, Latin America, Peru–IPC–Hickenlooper Amendment, Vol. 2. Secret. Sent for information. A stamped notation on the memorandum indicates that the President saw it. Nixon wrote in the top right hand corner, “K Don’t be too nice too soon—Let them stew some more.” In the margin in the section “Implications of Recent Developments,” next to the paragraph on non-overt economic pressures, Nixon wrote “note.” In a July 22 memorandum to Nixon, Kissinger concluded that the agrarian reform would have a limited impact on U.S. economic interests in Peru, and it would bolster Velasco’s political position. (Ibid.)

  • 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.

Context (External Sources)