May 30, 1970


This almanac page for Saturday, May 30, 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.

    Letters, Memorandums, Etc.

    • Special Counsel to the President (6 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 703, May 30, 1970)
      Exchange of Letters Between the President and Clark R. Mollenhoff, on Mr. Mollenhoff's Resignation.
  • 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

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. XXVIII, Southern Africa

    Portuguese Africa

    • 90. Memorandum of Conversation , Oeiras, Portugal, May 30, 1970, noon

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, POL PORT–US. Confidential; Exdis. Part III of III. The meeting was held at Catalazete Fort. Rogers was in Portugal to meet with Caetano and senior Portuguese officials.

    Vol. XXXIV, National Security Policy, 1969-1972

    The Defense Budget and Safeguard Phase III

    Vol. XXXVI, Energy Crisis, 1969-1974

    March 10, 1970-April 2, 1971

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


    • 260. Memorandum of Conversation , Lisbon, May 30, 1970, 10:30 a.m.

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, POL PORT–US. Confidential; Limdis. Drafted by Asencio; cleared in S and C on June 25. The meeting was held in the Foreign Ministry. The memorandum is labelled “Part III of III.” Parts I and II dealing with U.N. matters and Cambodia, respectively, are ibid. A summary telegraphic report on Rogers’s talks with Patricio and Caetano, telegram 1598 from Lisbon, June 1, is ibid., Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 701, Country Files—Europe, Portugal, Vol. I. In telegram 93912 to Lisbon, June 16, the Department of State reported that the Secretary and Rui Patricio had also discussed the sale of Boeing 707 aircraft to the Government of Portugal during a luncheon meeting: “The Secretary told Rui Patricio that we would have a problem with the African nations if we sold Boeing 707s to the Portuguese Air Force. The Secretary suggested that instead the sale be made to Portuguese commercial airline TAP and that TAP in turn could sell same number of used equipment to Air Force.” (Ibid.) At noon Rogers and Caetano discussed Portugese and U.S. policies in Africa. The memorandum of conversation is printed in Foreign Relations, 1969–1976, volume XXVIII, Southern Africa, Document 90.

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


    • 494. Telegram 83319 From the Department of State to the Embassy in Nicaragua, May 30, 1970, 2326Z. , May 30, 1970, 2326Z

      The Department of State indicated that it was concerned about President Somoza’s proposed visit with Cuban exiles in Miami, and that the visit could be detrimental to both U.S. and Nicaraguan interests, particularly in light of problems involving Alpha 66.

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, POL 15–1 NIC. Secret; Immediate; Exdis. For Chargé from Hurwitch. Drafted on May 30 by Funseth (ARA/CCA) and Eltz (ARA/CEN); cleared by Killoran and S/S; and approved by Hurwitch. In telegrams 830 and 886, May 19 and 26, the Embassy requested assistance in arranging a meeting between Somoza and Cuban exile leaders in Miami. (Ibid.)

  • 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.

Context (External Sources)