June 5, 1970


This almanac page for Friday, June 5, 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.


    • Disaster Assistance for Kentucky (6 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 731, June 5, 1970)
      Announcement of Disaster Declaration and Authorization of Use of Federal Funds for Relief and Recovery Activities Following Storms and Flooding.
    • Disaster Assistance for North Dakota (6 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 731, June 5, 1970)
      Announcement of Disaster Declaration and Authorization of Use of Federal Funds for Relief Measures Following Flooding.


    Acts Approved by the President

    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 has asked Henry Cabot Lodge to undertake periodic visits to the Vatican to confer with Pope Paul VI and Vatican officials in order to provide greater continuity in the informal contacts which have been taking place between the administration and the Vatican since the President took office. Ambassador Lodge will visit the Vatican at the end of June.
    • The Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board met with the President at the White House.
    • Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York met with the President at the White House.
    • The President placed a call to Capt. Dale Hupe, the pilot who was shot during the hijacking of a TWA jet on June 4. Speaking to Captain Hupe's nurse at Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, Va., the President expressed wishes for the Captain's quick recovery and recalled that he and Captain Hupe were in the same Marine Air Group in World War II and were stationed together on Guadalcanal and Bougainville.
  • 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

    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

    • 160. Memorandum for the Record , Washington, June 5, 1970

      Source: Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Kissinger Papers, Box CL 284, Memcons of Staff, January–September 1970. Confidential. Sent for information. Copies were sent to Kissinger and Ash.

    • 161. Memorandum of Meeting , Washington, June 5, 1970

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 275, Agency Files, PFIAB, Vol. IV. Top Secret; Sensitive. The meeting was held in the Cabinet Room.

    Vol. XX, Southeast Asia, 1969-1972


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

    The Cease-Fire Agreement

    • 121. Memorandum From Secretary of Defense Laird to President Nixon, Washington, June 5, 1970

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 654, Country Files, Middle East, Middle East—Recent Actions. Keep File Intact. Top Secret; Eyes Only. All brackets are in the original except those indicating text that remains classified.

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

    Middle East Region

    • 23. Memorandum of Conversation , Washington, June 5, 1970

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 276, Agency Files, President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, Vol. IV. Top Secret; Sensitive. The meeting took place in the White House Cabinet Room.

    Persian Gulf States

    • 83. Minutes of a Review Group Meeting , Washington, June 5, 1970, 3:08-3:30 p.m.

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–111, Senior Review Group, SRG Minutes Originals 1970. Secret. The meeting took place in the White House Situation Room. A June 3 memorandum from Saunders and Kennedy briefed Kissinger for the meeting. The following day they provided talking points. (Both ibid.)

    Vol. XXIX, Eastern Europe, 1969-1972

    Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty

    Vol. XL, Germany and Berlin, 1969-1972

    Germany and Berlin, 1969-1972

    • 87. Intelligence Information Cable , Washington, June 5, 1970

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, EUR/CE Files: Lot 91 D 341, POL 39.1, 1970 Four Power Talks, June Preparations for Meetings. Secret; No Foreign Dissem; Controlled Dissem; No Dissem Abroad; Background Use Only; Routine. Prepared in the CIA.

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


    • 536. National Security Decision Memorandum 64, Washington, June 5, 1970. , Washington, June 5, 1970

      President Nixon stated that the U.S. Government should be prepared to discuss fundamentally new treaties with Panama regarding the Canal.

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 363, Subject Files, NSDMs, Nos. 51–96, April 1970–December 1970. Secret. A copy was sent to the Chairman of the JCS, the Director of the CIA, and Ambassador Robert Anderson, Special Representative for U.S.-Panama Relations. The paper in response to NSSM 86 is published as Document 533.


  • 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-3634 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3634-00-33, Close-ups of President Nixon. 6/5/1970, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon.

    Roll WHPO-3635 Photographer: Schumacher, Karl | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3635-06-09, President Nixon meeting with Henry A. Kissinger, Robert H. Finch (Secretary of HEW), John D. Ehrlichman, H. R. Haldeman, Richard M. Helms (Director of the CIA), and J. Edgar Hoover (Director of the FBI) as a part of the Domestic Intelligence Review. 6/5/1970, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger, Robert H. Finch, John D. John Ehrlichman, H.R. Haldeman, Richard M. Helms, J. Edgar Hoover.

    Roll WHPO-3636 Photographer: Kightlinger, Jack | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3636-02-09, President Nixon meeting with Secretary of State William P. Rogers and Under Secretary of State Elliott R. Richardson. 6/5/1970, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, William P. Rogers, Elliott R. Richardson.
  • 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-3744
      Special-"The Senate & the War". Richard Nixon.
      NBC, CBS
      Runtime: 1:00
    • WHCA-3745
      Weekly News Summary.
      All networks
      Runtime: 0:30

      10. Report on Unemployment. Time Code Start: 13:05. Keywords: jobs, unemployment, statistics. Network: CBS.

Context (External Sources)