March 10, 1971


This almanac page for Wednesday, March 10, 1971, 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

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. XXI, Chile, 1969-1973

    Cool and Correct: The U.S. Response to the Allende Administration, November 5, 1970-December 31, 1972

    Vol. XXIX, Eastern Europe, 1969-1972


    Vol. XXIX, Eastern Mediterranean, 1969-1972


    • 441. Intelligence Information Cable, Washington, March 10, 1971

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 633, Country Files—Middle East, Turkey, Vol. II 1 Jan 1970–31 Dec 1971. Secret; Priority; No Foreign Dissem. Prepared in the CIA and sent to members of the Intelligence Community.

    Vol. XL, Germany and Berlin, 1969-1972

    Germany and Berlin, 1969-1972

    • 192. Message From the German State Secretary for Foreign, Defense, and German Policy (Bahr) to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger), Bonn, March 10, 1971

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Kissinger Office Files, Box 60, Country Files, Europe, Egon Bahr, Berlin File [3 of 3]. Top Secret; Eyes Only. The message, translated here from the original German by the editor, was sent through the special Navy channel in Frankfurt; a handwritten note indicates that it was received in Washington at 2059Z. In a March 11 memorandum to Kissinger, Sonnenfeldt assessed the message: “Bahr presumably is upset that the Allies intervened and obstructed his negotiations (though the resulting stonewall may have aided Bahr in obtaining these GDR concessions). He seems to acknowledge that there may have been some danger that his negotiations would undercut our negotiations. Now he sees this danger contained, but is concerned, apparently that we are taking too long term a view and (apparently) not really moving fast enough to agree on the mandate that would permit him to negotiate. Since the Bonn Group of Ambassadors is deeply involved in this tactical play, I do not see how you can intervene in it, or allow Bahr to use you to circumvent this Group. At the same time, if Bahr or the Bonn Government have specific proposals on tactics or on the substance of the four power negotiations, now is the time for them to come forward.” (Ibid.)

    Vol. XLI, Western Europe; NATO, 1969-1972


    • 208. Memorandum for the Record, Washington, March 10, 1971

      Source: Department of State, INR/IL Historical Files, Records of the 40 Committee, Minutes. Secret; Eyes Only. A note on the memorandum reads: “Minutes shown to Mr. Hillenbrand and Mr. Beaudry, EUR, by Mr. Wellons on 5/10/71.”

    Vol. E-5, Part 1, Documents on Sub-Saharan Africa, 1969-1972

    Nigerian Civil War

    • 204. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rogers to President Nixon, Washington, March 10, 1971

      The President, upon the recommendation of Rogers, approved the furnishing defense articles and defense services to Nigeria. Nigeriaʼs eligibility had been suspended during the civil war, but top Nigerian officials were now interested in sending military personnel to Department of Defense schools in the United States.

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, DEF 12–5 Nigeria. Confidential. Enclosure 1 to Rogersʼ memorandum is not published.

    Vol. E-7, Documents on South Asia, 1969-1972

    India and Pakistan: Crisis and War, March-December 1971

    • 124. Telegram 697 From the Consulate General in Dacca to the Department of State, Dacca, March 10, 1971, 1205Z

      Awami leader Mujibur Rahman sent a message to the Consulate General to ask if the U.S. would be willing to indicate to Pakistani President Yahya its preference for a political solution to the crisis.

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, POL PAK. Secret; Immediate; Exdis. Repeated to Islamabad, London, Karachi, Lahore, New Delhi, and priority Bangkok for Farland.

  • 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

Context (External Sources)