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November 12, 1969

Introduction

This almanac page for Wednesday, November 12, 1969, pulls together various records created by the federal government and links to additional resources which can provide context about the events of the day.

Previous Date: Tuesday, November 11, 1969

Next Date: Thursday, November 13, 1969

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.

    Appointments and Nominations

    News Conferences

    Proclamations

    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 Robert H. Finch, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare; Dr. Daniel P. Moynihan, Counsellor to the President; and Ben W. Heineman, Chairman, President's Commission on Income Maintenance Programs, concerning the Commission's report.

    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 NATO Nuclear Planning Group breakfasted with the President at the White House.
    • The final report of the President's Commission on Income Maintenance Programs was presented to the President by Commission Chairman Ben W. Heineman. The report (410 pp., processed) is entitled "Poverty Amid Plenty: The American Paradox."
    • The senior enlisted men from the Armed Services called on the President at the White House.
    • The President met at the White House with the United States delegation to the forthcoming strategic arms limitations talks in Helsinki.
    • Maj. James Nicholas Rowe, USA, who was a prisoner of the Vietcong from 1963 until his escape in December 1968, called on the President at the White House.
  • 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.

    • Transcript of diary entry - not yet online
    • Handwritten diary entry - not yet online
  • 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 Archives.gov and the Presidential Libraries. The Catalog also allows users to contribute to digitized historical records through tagging and transcription.

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

    Chinese Representation in the United Nations

    Vol. VI, Vietnam, January 1969-July 1970

    Vietnam, January 1969-July 1970

    Vol. XVII, China, 1969-1972

    China, 1969

    • 44. Memorandum for the President—Evening Report , Washington, November 12, 1969

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 13, President’s Daily Brief. Secret. An Evening Report memorandum was forwarded daily to the President under the signature of the Secretary or the Under Secretary. The reports discussed overseas developments as well as budget issues and congressional relations. The information was sometimes placed into the daily briefing memorandum for the President produced by NSC staff under Kissinger’s signature, but the President rarely read the Department of State’s Evening Report itself.

    Vol. XXXII, SALT I, 1969-1972

    Preparations for SALT, January 27-November 12, 1969

    • 40. National Security Decision Memorandum 33 , Washington, November 12, 1969

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–212, National Security Decision Memoranda, NSDMs 1–50. Secret; Nodis. Copies were sent to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and senior members of the U.S. SALT Delegation. The memorandum bears President Nixon’s initials in the upper right-hand corner.

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

    Italy

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

    U.S.-Cuba Hijacking Agreement, 1969-February 1973

    • 126. Memorandum from the President’s Assistant For National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon, Washington, November 12, 1969

      Kissinger informed the President that Secretary of State Rogers was recommending that the United States send a note to the Cuban Government on the hijacking problem. Kissinger agreed with Rogers’ reasons for doing so.

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 780, Country Files, Latin America, Cuba, Vol. I. Confidential. Sent for action. Nixon initialed his approval on November 13. Tab A is Document 125. Tabs B and C were attached but not published.

    Vol. E-4, Documents on Iran and Iraq, 1969-1972

    Iran 1969

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

    Nigerian Civil War

    • 139. Statement by Secretary of State Rogers, Washington, November 12, 1969

      In his statement, Rogers rebuked Biafra for rejecting daytime flights and expressed doubt that the Cross River proposal could substitute for relief flights due to a low water level.

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1967–69, POL 27–9, Biafra-Nigeria. No classification marking.

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

    Cuba

    • 211. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon, Washington, November 12, 1969., Washington, November 12, 1969

      President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs Kissinger forwarded a memorandum from Secretary of State Rogers, requesting an exchange of notes with the Cuban Government to return captured hijackers on a reciprocal basis. Kissinger recommended approval of the Secretary’s recommendation.

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 780, Country Files, Latin America, Cuba, Vol. II, 1970. Confidential. Sent for action. Nixon approved Kissinger’s recommendation on November 13. For the full text of Tab A, see Foreign Relations, 1969–1976, volume E–1, Global Issues, 1969–1972, Document 125. Tabs B and C were attached but not published.

    Mexico

    • 444. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon, Washington, November 12, 1969. , Washington, November 12, 1969

      President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs Kissinger summarized information regarding a proposed treaty between the United States and Mexico to settle all outstanding boundary problems.

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 787, Country Files, Latin America, Mexico, Vol. I, January–December 31, 1969. No classification marking. Sent for information. A handwritten November 17 notation on the cover page reads, “Back fm Pres.” Attached but not published at Tab A is a November 3 memorandum from Rogers to Nixon.

  • 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-2388 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2388-02-06, President Nixon addressing the NATO Nuclear Planning Group during a breakfast meeting. 11/12/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, State Dining Room. President Nixon, members of the NATO Nuclear Planning Group.

    Roll WHPO-2389 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2389-03-33, Tricia Nixon receiving Easter Seals items from Mike Douglas and two young boys. 11/12/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Library. Tricia Nixon, Mike Douglas.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-2389-12, Tricia Nixon receiving Easter Seals items from a young boy. 11/12/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Library. Tricia Nixon, young boy.

    Roll WHPO-2390 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2390-02-06, President Nixon at the breakfast meeting of the NATO Nuclear Planning Group. 11/12/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, State Dining Room. President Nixon, members of the NATO Nuclear Planning Group.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-2390-07-12, President Nixon shaking hands with Graham Watt (Nominee for the position of Deputy Mayor of Washington, D.C.). 11/12/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, Graham Watt.

    Roll WHPO-2391 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2391-03-08, President Nixon at the breakfast meeting of the NATO Nuclear Planning Group. 11/12/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, State Dining Room. President Nixon, members of the NATO Nuclear Planning Group.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-2391-09-18, President Nixon shaking hands with Graham Watt (Nominee for the position of Deputy Mayor of Washington, D.C.). 11/12/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, Graham Watt.

    Roll WHPO-2392 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2392-02-04, A Secret Service Agent on duty outside the Oval Office. 11/12/1969, Washington, D.C. outside of White House, Oval Office. Secret Service Agent.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-2392-06-13, Nixon receiving the Commission report from Ben Heineman (Chairman of the President's Commission on Income Maintenance). 11/12/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, Ben Heineman.

    Roll WHPO-2393 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2393-03-24, President Nixon shaking hands individually with Senior Enlisted Men of the Armed Forces. 11/12/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, the Army's George Dunaway, the Navy's Delbert Black, the Marine Corps's Joseph Dailey, the Air Force's Donald Harlow, the Coast Guard's Charles Calhoun.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-2393-26-36, President Nixon in the Oval Office standing with Senior Enlisted Men of the Armed Forces including; the Army's George Dunaway, the Navy's Delbert Black, the Marine Corps's Joseph Dailey, the Air Force's Donald Harlow, the Coast Guard's Charles Calhoun. 11/12/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, the Army's George Dunaway, the Navy's Delbert Black, the Marine Corps's Joseph Dailey, the Air Force's Donald Harlow, the Coast Guard's Charles Calhoun.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-2393-27, President Nixon in the Oval Office standing with Senior Enlisted Men of the Armed Forces including; the Army's George Dunaway, the Navy's Delbert Black, the Marine Corps's Joseph Dailey, the Air Force's Donald Harlow, the Coast Guard's Charles Calhoun. 11/12/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, the Army's George Dunaway, the Navy's Delbert Black, the Marine Corps's Joseph Dailey, the Air Force's Donald Harlow, the Coast Guard's Charles Calhoun.

    Roll WHPO-2394 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2394-04A-26A, President Nixon seated informally in the Oval office during a meeting with Ambassador Gerald Smith, Ambassador Philip Farley, and other members of the S.A.L.T. Delegation. 11/12/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, Gerard Smith. Ambassador Henry A. Kissinger, Assistant for NSA. Philip J. Farley, Ambassador. Paul Nitze, former Secretary of the Navy. Harold Brown, former Secretary of the A.F. Royal B. Allison, Major General.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-2394-08A, President Nixon seated informally in the Oval office during a meeting with Ambassador Gerald Smith, Ambassador Philip Farley, and other members of the S.A.L.T. Delegation. (Henry Kissinger not pictured). 11/12/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, Gerard Smith (Ambassador), Philip J. Farley (Ambassador), Paul Nitze (former Secretary of the Navy), Harold Brown (former Secretary of the Air Force), Royal B. Allison (Major General, United States Armed Forces).

    Roll WHPO-2395 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2395-02-18, President Nixon seated at his Oval Office desk during a meeting with Major James NICK Rowe (Ex-POW - Vietnam Prisoner of War). USA Liaison on Capitol Hill Colonel Lloyd Burke is seated nearby listening. 11/12/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, Major James Nicholas Rowe, Colonel Lloyd L. Burke.

    Roll WHPO-2396 Photographer: Kightlinger, Jack | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2396-07-35, President Nixon meeting in the Oval office with members of Congress bringing him a resolution affirming his peace efforts in Vietnam. 11/12/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, Gordon Allott, Strom Thurmond, James Wright, Leslie Arends, E. Ross Adair, Samuel Devine, Wayne Hays, James Kee, Ed Edmonson, Samuel Stratton.
  • 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.

    H - White House Staff Member Recordings

    • WHCA-SR-H-093
      Press briefing with Walter Washington, Ronald Ziegler, Steve Hess, Tom Fletcher, and Graham Watt regarding Watt as Deputy Mayor. (11/12/1969, Roosevelt Room, White House)

      Runtime: 20:35

      Keywords: Press conferences, news conferences, interviews, media, press secretary

      Production credits: Audio feed supplied by ABC; Recorded by JFH (initials of WHCA engineer)

      Original Format: 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audiotape. Original source type: Original.
    • WHCA-SR-H-094
      Press briefing by John Veneman, Ronald Ziegler, Robert Finch, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan regarding Family Assistance Program. (11/12/1969, Roosevelt Room, White House)

      Runtime: 40:00:00

      Keywords: Press conferences, news conferences, interviews, media, press secretary

      Production credits: Audio feed supplied by ABC; Recorded by JFH (initials of WHCA engineer)

      Original Format: 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audiotape. Original source type: Original.
    • WHCA-SR-H-095
      Statement by Wayne Hays, Les Arends, Edwin Ross Adair, Jim Wright, and Senator Allott regarding Vietnam. (11/12/1969, Roosevelt Room, White House)

      Runtime: 22:00

      Keywords: Briefings, public briefings, statements to the press (see also Press conferences, news conferences, interviews, media)

      Production credits: Audio feed supplied by ABC; Recorded by JLS (initials of WHCA engineer)

      Original Format: 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audiotape. Original source type: Original.

Context (External Sources)