June 22, 1970


This almanac page for Monday, June 22, 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.

    Bill Signings

    Statements by the President

    • International Air Transportation Policy (6 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 804, June 22, 1970)
      Statement by the President Announcing Statement of Policy Guidance Following Review and Report by an Interagency Committee.

    Veto Messages

    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 John A. Volpe, Secretary of Transportation, and Paul W. Cherington, Chairman, Steering Committee on International Air Transportation Policy, on the President's statement on international air transportation policy.
    • Press conference of Leonard Garment, Special Consultant to the President, on the President's statement on signing the Voting Rights Act Amendments of 1970.
    • Press conference of Richard P. Nathan, Assistant Director, Bureau of the Budget, on the President's veto message to the House of Representatives on the medical facilities construction and modernization bill.

    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 today announced his designation of David D. Newsom, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, and Anthony D. Marshall, United States Ambassador to the Malagasy Republic, to be his Personal Representatives with the rank of Special Ambassador to attend the ceremonies commemorating the 10th anniversary of the independence of the Malagasy Republic. The ceremonies are scheduled to be held at Tananarive on June 26.
    • A group of college and university presidents met with the President at the White House for discussions on students and campuses throughout the country.

    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.

    • LAURENCE H. SILBERMAN, of Hawaii, to be Under Secretary of Labor, vice James D. Hodgson.
  • 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.

    No Federal Register published on this date

  • 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

    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. VI, Vietnam, January 1969-July 1970

    Vietnam, January 1969-July 1970

    Vol. XXI, Chile, 1969-1973

    A Spoiling Operation: The 1970 Chilean Presidential Election, January 1-September 4, 1970

    • 38. Memorandum for the 40 Committee, Washington, June 22, 1970

      Source: National Security Council, Intelligence Files, Subject Files, Chile, 1970. Secret; Eyes Only. A notation at the bottom of the first page reads: “Conditional approval given by 40 Committee on 27 June 1970. No further action to be taken without 40 Committee approval.”

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

    The Cease-Fire Agreement

    • 131. Minutes of a Washington Special Actions Group Meeting, Washington, June 22, 1970, 3:10-4:04 p.m.

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–114, Washington Special Actions Group, WSAG Minutes (Originals) 1969 and 1970. Secret; Nodis. All brackets are in the original except those indicating text omitted by the editors. The meeting was held in the White House Situation Room.

    Vol. XXIX, Eastern Europe, 1969-1972

    Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty

    • 41. Report Prepared in the Central Intelligence Agency , Bonn, June 22, 1970

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 379, Subject Files, Radio Free Europe & Radio Liberty, Vol. I. Secret. A June 24 cover memorandum reads: “Attached herewith are two copies of Mr. Valtinʼs detailed report on his initial 22 June conversation with Dr. Pommerening of the West German Foreign Office…. As you will note in paragraph 14, Mr. Fessenden does not intend to forward this information separately and he requests that… [it be made] available to appropriate Department officials, Mr. Kissinger and Mr. Shakespeare.” A typed note at the top of the page reads: “USC Attachment to CA–15, 24 June 1970.”

  • 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-3723 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3723-03-6, President Nixon meeting with Special Advisor Alexander Heard and college and university presidents. 6/22/1970, Washington, D.C. White House, Cabinet Room. President Nixon, Alexander Heard, President D Whitney Halladay.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3723-09-12, President Nixon meeting with Congressman Garry Brown, Deputy Special Assistant John Nidecker, and George C. McKay. 6/22/1970, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, Garry Brown, John Nidecker, George McKay.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3723-16-19, President Nixon meeting with Congressman Donald Brotzman, Deputy Special Assistant John Nidecker, Bo Cantrell, Jerry Cater and John Grout, Jefferson County, CO Police. 6/22/1970, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, Donald Brotzman, John Nidecker, Bo Cantrell, Jerry Carter, John Grout.

    Roll WHPO-3724 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3724-01A-08A, President Nixon meeting with Robert Polack (Chairman of the College Republican National Committee), Jeb Magruder and Robert Odle (Assistants). 6/22/1970, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, Robert Polack, Jeb Magruder, Robert Odle.

    Roll WHPO-3725 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3725-01A, President Nixon and Pat Nixon departing from Camp David. 6/22/1970, Thurmont, MD Camp David. President Nixon, Pat Nixon.

    Roll WHPO-3726 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3726-02A-28A, 30A-31A, Officials watch unidentified young men in water boots working on The Clean River Project, gathering drift wood. 6/22/1970, Washington, D.C. Potomac River. Pat Nixon, officials, unidentified young men, Helen Thomas, Operation Clean Waters, Boat, Ship.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3726-29A, Pat Nixon among a group of officials standing on a small cement walkway near the water's edge watching unidentified young men in water boots, working as part of The Clean River Project, gathering drift wood. 6/22/1970, Washington, D.C. Potomac River. Pat Nixon, officials, unidentified young men.

    Roll WHPO-3727 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3727-02-10, The Clean River Project. 6/22/1970, Washington, D.C. Potomac River. Pat Nixon.

    Roll WHPO-3728 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3728-03A-16A, White House North Grounds. 6/22/1970, Washington, D.C. White House, North Grounds.

    Roll WHPO-3729 Photographer: Schumacher, Karl | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3729-02-10, The White House flower gardens in bloom. 6/22/1970, Washington, D.C.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3729-11-27, Judy Agnew alongside Epilepsy poster child. 6/22/1970, Washington, D.C. Judy Agnew.
  • 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.

    G - Cabinet Officer Briefings

    • WHCA-SR-G-054
      Briefing by Secretary of Transportation John Volpe on air transportation, with Gerald Warren and Paul Cherington. (6/22/1970, Press Center)

      Runtime: 17:00

      Production credits: Audio feed supplied by WHCA; Recorded by KLM (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-3761
      Weekly News Summary, Tape I.
      All networks
      Runtime: 01:03:50

      2. President Nixon Decisions: 18-year old vote and Federal Aid to Hospitals. Time Code Start: 03:06. Keywords: Vote, voters, voting, elections, age, laws, hospitals, finances, funding, money, aid. Network: CBS.

      3. Report on Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Time Code Start: 04:42. Keywords: Congressional resolutions, Southeast Asia, North Vietnam, South China Seas, authorized military action. Network: ABC.

Context (External Sources)