June 19, 1970


This almanac page for Friday, June 19, 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.

    Appointments and Nominations

    • Department of Labor (6 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 790, June 19, 1970)
      Announcement of Nomination of Laurence H. Silberman as Under Secretary of Labor.

    Statements by the President

    • Softwood Lumber and Plywood (6 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 787, June 19, 1970)
      Statement by the President on the Report of the Task Force of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Policy.

    Acts Approved by the President

    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.

    • Press conference of Saul Nelson of the Council of Economic Advisers on the report of the Task Force on Softwood Lumber and Plywood.
    • Press conference of John B. Martin, Special Assistant to the President and Commissioner on Aging, and John R. Price, Special Assistant to the President, on the report of the President's Task Force on the Aging.

    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 President telephoned Edward Heath, leader of the Conservative Party, and Harold Wilson, leader of the Labor Party, following the British elections.
    • A badge of the newly created Executive Protective Service was presented to the President in a ceremony at the White House.
    • The report of the President's Task Force on the Aging was made public at the White House. The report is entitled "Toward a Brighter Future for the Elderly" (Government Printing Office, 60 pp.).
    • The President has directed that the White House be kept open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 3, 4, and 5, to accommodate visitors to Washington for the Fourth of July weekend.
  • 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 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. VI, Vietnam, January 1969-July 1970

    Vietnam, January 1969-July 1970

    • 331. Minutes of Washington Special Actions Group Meeting , Washington, June 19, 1970

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–114, WSAG Minutes, Originals, 1969–1970, 6/19/70. Top Secret; Sensitive. These minutes contain the record of the meeting only when the President was present. In an undated memorandum Haig informed Nixon that he had discussed with Kissinger the President’s suggestion that he meet with members of the WSAG “to emphasize again your desires for positive action in the Cambodian situation.” Haig stated that Kissinger thought it would be “constructive,” but suggested that it would be “most constructive” if the President’s appearance was brief and that he “avoid any statement which appears to be a directive that Thai forces be introduced into Cambodia.” Rather, Kissinger suggested that the President “urge positive action to resolve difficulties which now stand in the way of a Thai decision to move forward.” Haig attached talking points for Nixon. (Ibid., Box H–075, WSAG Meeting, Cambodia, 6/19/70)

    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

    • 169. Memorandum of Conversation , Washington, June 19, 1970

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 712, Country Files, Europe, USSR, Vol. VIII. Secret; Nodis. Drafted by Beam. A June 22 covering memorandum from Sonnenfeldt to Kissinger explained that “the conversation actually occurred in reverse order to that indicated in the notes, with the President asking Beam a series of questions for about 15 minutes and then giving Beam guidance toward the end of the meeting.” A copy was also sent to Rogers.

    Vol. XIX, Part 2, Japan, 1969-1972

    December 1969-March 1971: Relations After the First Nixon-Sato Summit

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

    The Cease-Fire Agreement

    • 129. Telegram From the Department of State to Certain Diplomatic Posts, Washington, June 19, 1970, 0134Z

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 1155, Saunders Files, Middle East Negotiations Files, U.S. Peace Initiative For the Middle East. Secret; Priority; Noforn; Nodis. Drafted on June 17 by Atherton, cleared by Rogers in substance, and approved by Sisco.Sent Priority to Amman, Cairo, London, Moscow, Paris, USUN, Beirut, Jidda, Kuwait, Algiers, Rabat, Tunis, Bonn, Tripoli, Khartoum, Ankara, Tehran, New Delhi, Rawalpindi, Belgrade, Bucharest, Nicosia, Rome, Tel Aviv, Dhahran, and Jerusalem.

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

    U.S.-Cuba Hijacking Agreement, 1969-February 1973

    • 131. Telegram 96818 From the Department of State to the Embassy in Switzerland, Washington, June 19, 1970, 1833Z

      The telegram transmitted the text of a diplomatic note to the Cuban Government on the proposed hijacking agreement. It also included a proposed memorandum of understanding.

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970-73, AV 12. Secret; Exdis. Drafted by Funseth and Feldman on June 16; cleared by Loy and Salans; and approved by Hurwitch.

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


  • 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-3716 Photographer: Schumacher, Karl | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3716-05-08, Cabinet Room. 6/19/1970, Washington, D.C. White House.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3716-09-12, Roosevelt Room. 6/19/1970, Washington, D.C. White House.

    Roll WHPO-3717 Photographer: CBS Photo | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3717-01-04, Tricia Nixon in a chair wearing a dress by designer Gino Charles. 6/19/1970, Washington, D.C. White House. Tricia Nixon.

    Roll WHPO-3718 Photographer: Grove, Andrew | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3718-02A-05A, A gift presentation to John Davies. 6/19/1970, Washington, D.C. White House, South Lawn. John Davies.

    Roll WHPO-3719 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3719-05-26, President Nixon standing in the Oval office while presenting Executive Protective Police Badges to Secret Service agents, and White House security officers Eugene T. Rossides, James J. Rowley, Lilburn E. Boggs, Vincent Mroz, Laurence B. Quimby, Earl Dressler, Curtis D. Cooper, Alexander P. Butterfield, Jack Caulfield. 6/19/1970, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, H.R. Haldeman, Eugene T. Rossides, James J. Rowley, Lilburn E. Boggs, Vincent Mroz, Laurence B. Quimby, Earl Dressler, Curtis D. Cooper, Alexander P. Butterfield, Jack Caulfield.

    Roll WHPO-3720 Photographer: Schumacher, Karl | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3720-02-12, The President's Commission on School Finance. 6/19/1970, Washington, D.C. White House.

    Roll WHPO-3721 Photographer: Schumacher, Karl | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3721-01A-13A, Mrs. Virginia Knauer alongside the award winner FOB office. 6/19/1970, Unknown Unknown. Virginia Knauer.

    Roll WHPO-8999 Photographer: | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-8999-[none], Portrait of Tricia Nixon sitting in a chair. 6/19/1970, Washington, D.C. White House. Tricia Nixon.
  • 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-200
      Press briefing by Ronald Ziegler, Gerald Warren, and Saul Wilson. (6/19/1970, Press Center, White House)

      Runtime: 23:00

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

      Production credits: Audio feed supplied by WHCA; Recorded by LLR (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-3754
      "Today" Show with Sec. Finch AND "Art Linkletter Show" with President Nixon (film).
      Runtime: 0:15

Context (External Sources)