November 10, 1970


This almanac page for Tuesday, November 10, 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 Key Biscayne, Florida

  • 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.

    • General Charles de Gaulle (6 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 1558, November 10, 1970)
      Text of the President's Letter to President Georges Pompidou of France on the Death of General de Gaulle.

    Statements by the President

    • General Charles de Gaulle (6 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 1558, November 10, 1970)
      Statement by the President on the Death of the Former President of France.

    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 the appointment of Col. Levin P. Tull to be the representative of the Department of the Air Force on the Committee on Purchases of Blind-Made Products.
    • The President today transmitted to the Congress the fourth annual report on the United States-Canada Automotive Products Agreement.
    • The President today announced his intention to nominate Jose V. Toledo to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico.
  • 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.

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. V, United Nations, 1969-1972

    High-Level Meetings; Miscellaneous Issues

    Vol. XIII, Soviet Union, October 1970-October 1971

    "A Moment of Unusual Uncertainty": Meeting Between Nixon and Gromyko, October 12-December 31, 1970

    • 39. Transcript of a Telephone Conversation Between President Nixon and the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, Henry Kissinger Telephone Conversation Transcripts, Box 29, Home File. No classification marking. Transcribed in the White House from a tape recording. The date typed on the transcript, November 12 (when both Nixon and Kissinger were in France), was in all likelihood the day the tape was “brought in” for transcription. References in the text, including release of the American generals “yesterday” and preparations for de Gaulle’s funeral, clearly indicate that the conversation took place on November 10. While at his residence in Washington that morning, Kissinger called Nixon in Key Biscayne three times (and received one return call) before he arrived at his office at 10 a.m. (Ibid., White House Central Files, President’s Daily Diary; Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Kissinger Papers, Box 438, Miscellany, 1968–76, Record of Schedule)

    Vol. XIX, Part 1, Korea, 1969-1972

    U.S. Troop Reductions and Related Defense Issues, November 1969-February 1971

    • 78. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rogers to President Nixon, Washington, November 10, 1970

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 542, Country Files, Far East, Korea, Vol. III, 6/70–Dec 70. Secret. A copy was sent to Kissinger. Additional notations on the memorandum read: “Haig: FYI” and “Action: Smith/Holdridge.” Another notation on the memorandum indicates that Haig saw it. In a memorandum to President Nixon, December 8, Kissinger summarized this memorandum for the President. The December 8 memorandum bears Haig’s initials and a notation that Nixon saw it. (Ibid.)

    Vol. XXIX, Eastern Mediterranean, 1969-1972


    • 298. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Greece, Washington, November 10, 1970, 2225Z

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 594, Country Files—Middle East, Greece, Vol. II 1 Nov 1970–31 Dec 1971. Confidential; Nodis. Drafted by Vigderman; cleared by Kent Crane (Vice Presidentʼs office); and approved by Curran (S/S). Repeated to Nicosia.

    Vol. XXXIV, National Security Policy, 1969-1972

    The Defense Budget and Safeguard Phase III

    • 159. Memorandum Prepared in the Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, November 10, 1970

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 713, Country Files, Europe, USSR, Vol. X. Top Secret; Sensitive. Helms sent the memorandum to Kissinger under a November 10 covering memorandum that begins, “Here is the paper requested on your behalf last evening.” Wayne Smith summarized the CIA memorandum in a November 13 memorandum to Kissinger, who initialed Smith’s memorandum. (Ibid.)

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

    International Cooperation in Space, 1969-1972

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

    Costa Rica

  • 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-5047 Photographer: Schumacher, Karl | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-5047-03-10, Pat Nixon on the English Speaking Union Tour. 11/10/1970, Washington, D.C. White House. Pat Nixon and members of the English Speaking Union.
  • 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-3970
      "Today" Show with Segments on the death of French President Charles de Gaulle.
      Runtime: 1:00
    • WHCA-3983
      Weekly News Summary.
      All networks
      Runtime: 1:00

      13. Smith: Charles DeGaulle's death (former President of France). Time Code Start: 17:55. Keywords: Europe, France, Presidents, death. Network: ABC.

      14. Jarriel: (former President of France Charles DeGaulle (report from Key Biscayne, Florida). Time Code Start: 18:32. Keywords: Europe, France, Presidents, death. Network: ABC.

      15. Smith/Shoumacher: First Lady Pat Nixon in the movies. Time Code Start: 19:55. Keywords: Presidents, families, wife, motion pictures, entertainment. Network: ABC.

      16. Reynolds: Commentary on DeGaulle (former President of France). Time Code Start: 22:17. Keywords: Europe, France, Presidents, death, reports, documentary. Network: ABC.

      17. Brinkely: Rail strike. Time Code Start: 24:24. Keywords: railroads, trains, railroad industry, rail cars, mass transit, transportation, strikes, economy, recession, inflation, money, wages, costs, unemployment. Network: NBC.

      18. DeGaulle lead in (former President of France). Time Code Start: 26:24. Keywords: Europe, France, Presidents, death, reports. Network: CBS.

      19. Cronkite: Charles DeGaulle's death (former President of France). Time Code Start: 27:10. Keywords: Europe, France, Presidents, death. Network: CBS.

      20. Callister: DeGaulle's death (former President of France). Time Code Start: 27:28. Keywords: Europe, France, Presidents, death. Network: CBS.

      21. Cronkite/Rather: President Nixon to visit Paris, France. Time Code Start: 29:34. Keywords: Paris Peace Talks, Vietnam War, treaty, treaties, negotiations, Presidents, travel, trips, Nixon trips, international. Network: CBS.

      22. Sevareid: Commentary on DeGaulle (former President of France). Time Code Start: 31:04. Keywords: Europe, France, Presidents, death, reports, documentary. Network: CBS.

Context (External Sources)