July 25, 1970


This almanac page for Saturday, July 25, 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 San Clemente, California

  • 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.

    Digest of Other White House Announcements

    Following is a listing of items of general interest which were announced in the press but not made public as formal White House press releases during the period covered by this issue. Appointments requiring Senate approval are not included since they appear in the list of nominations submitted to the Senate, below.

    • The report of the President's Task Force on Oceanography was announced by the White House at San Clemente, Calif. The report is entitled "Mobilizing to Use the Seas" (Government Printing Office; 12 pp.).
    • The President has accepted the resignation of Lawrence M. Cox as Assistant Secretary of Housing and Development for Renewal and Housing Assistance.
  • 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. XII, Soviet Union, January 1969-October 1970

    Expansion of the Kissinger-Dobrynin Channel and Further Discussions on the Middle East, December 11, 1969-July 28, 1970

    Vol. XL, Germany and Berlin, 1969-1972

    Germany and Berlin, 1969-1972

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

    Oceans Policy

    • 378. Memorandum for the Record, Washington, July 25, 1970

      Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Haig warned Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department of State Robert Brown that the Department of the Interior was attempting to convince the President to revisit NSDM 62. Brown informed Department of State Legal Adviser Stevenson, who indicated his intention to implement NSDM 62.

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, S/S-I Files: Lot 83 D 305, Box 3, NSDM 62-5/22/70-Convention on Shelf and Seabeds. Secret. Prepared by Brown. For NSDM 62, see Document 375.

  • 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 Sound Recordings Collection contains public statements that took place between 1969 and 1974. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

    H - White House Staff Member Recordings

    • WHCA-SR-H-227
      Press briefing by Ronald Ziegler, with Govenors Tiemann, Fararr, LeVander, and Guy. (7/25/1970, Civic Center, Fargo, North Dakota)

      Runtime: 38:00:00

      Keywords: Press conferences, news conferences, interviews, media, press secretary

      Production credits: Audio feed supplied by WHCA; Recorded by KAP (initials of WHCA engineer)

      Original Format: 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audiotape. Original source type: Original.
  • 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-3808
      Weekly News Summary, Tape I.
      All networks
      Runtime: 1:00

      1. Valeriani: Nuclear arms talks. Time Code Start: 00:00. Keywords: nuclear bombs, atomic, explosions, tests, testings, SALT, S.A.L.T., Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, Russia, Soviet Union, USSR, Cold War, détente, summits, meetings. Network: NBC.

      2. Huntley: : President Nixon's trip. Time Code Start: 01:21. Keywords: Presidents, travel, trips, Nixon trips, domestic. Network: NBC.

      3. Kaplow: President Nixon's trip. Time Code Start: --. Keywords: Presidents, travel, trips, Nixon trips, domestic. Network: NBC.

      4. Huntley: Campus unrest. Time Code Start: --. Keywords: universities, colleges, demonstrations, rally, protesters, demonstraters, students, Vietnam War, anti-war. Network: NBC.

      5. Serafin: Coal mines and safety. Time Code Start: 05:07. Keywords: miners, mining, mines, coal, ores, natural resources, extraction of minerals, geological materials, mine workers, strikes, employees, safety regulations, hazards, accident prevention. Network: CBS.

      6. Mudd: Alexander Heard Campus Unrest Report criticizes administration, war prolongs unrest. Time Code Start: 06:58. Keywords: universities, colleges, demonstrations, rally, protesters, demonstraters, students, Vietnam War, anti-war. Network: CBS.

      7. Rabel: Campus unrest. Time Code Start: --. Keywords: universities, colleges, demonstrations, rally, protesters, demonstraters, students, Vietnam War, anti-war. Network: CBS.

      8. Mudd: Campaign in the South, Senator Thurmond doesn't want President Nixon's endorsement in South; better he fired liberal advisors Finch and Jerris Leonard. Time Code Start: 09:27. Keywords: elections, campaigns, campaigning, candidates, criticisms. Network: CBS.

      9. Pierpoint: Campaign in Utah. Time Code Start: --. Keywords: elections, campaigns, campaigning, candidates. Network: CBS.

Context (External Sources)