November 9, 1970


This almanac page for Monday, November 9, 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 Grand Cay, Bahama Islands

  • 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.

    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 James D. Hodgson, Secretary of Labor, W. J. Usery, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Labor-Management Relations, and Lewis M. Gill, Chairman, Emergency Board No. 178, on the report of the Emergency Board.

    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 White House announced submission of the report of Presidential Emergency Board No. 178, appointed September 18, 1970, to investigate the labor disputes between the Nation's railroads and four unions.
  • 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. XXI, Chile, 1969-1973

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

    • 175. National Security Decision Memorandum 93, Washington, November 9, 1970

      Source: National Security Council, National Security Decision Memorandum 93. Top Secret; Sensitive; Eyes Only. A copy was sent to the Secretary of the Treasury, the Administrator of AID, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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

    • 181. Paper Prepared by the National Security Council Staff, Washington, November 9, 1970

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–049, Senior Review Group Meetings, Senior Review Group—Middle East 11–13–70 (1 of 2). Secret; Nodis. All brackets are in the original.

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

    Indian Ocean

    • 42. National Security Study Memorandum 104, Washington, November 9, 1970

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–176, National Security Study Memoranda, NSSM 104. Secret. A copy was sent to Moorer. In a November 9 covering memorandum, Kissinger stated that the NSSM emerged from an understanding reached between President Nixon and Prime Minister Heath on October 3; see Document 41.

    Vol. XXXIV, National Security Policy, 1969-1972

    The Defense Budget and Safeguard Phase III

    • 158. Minutes of Defense Program Review Committee Meeting, Washington, November 9, 1970, 4:10-5:40 p.m.

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 235, Agency Files, DPRC & Def Budget—Vol. 2–1970. Secret; Nodis. The meeting was held in the Situation Room of the White House. All brackets are in the original.

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

    India and Pakistan: Pre-Crisis, January 1969-February 1971

    • 94. Memorandum of Conversation, Washington, November 9, 1970, 2:40-3:20 p.m.

      President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs Kissinger and Indian Ambassador Jha discussed what could be done to foster improved relations between the United States and India.

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 546, Country Files, Middle East, India, Vol. III, Sept 70–30 June 71. Secret; Nodis. Drafted by Saunders. The conversation was held in Kissinger’s office in the White House.

  • 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-5046 Photographer: Schumacher, Karl | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-5046-04-13, Birthday celebration for Beverly Kay, with a large birthday cake. 11/9/1970, Washington, D.C. White House. Beverly Kay, staff members.
  • 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.

    G - Cabinet Officer Briefings

    • WHCA-SR-G-061
      Remarks to press by Secretary of Labor James D. Hodgson. (11/9/1970, Press Center)

      Runtime: 30:00:00

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

      Original Format: 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audiotape. Original source type: Original.
  • 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-3969
      Thanksgiving with Oral Roberts. Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson "Ladybird".
      Runtime: 1:00
    • WHCA-3983
      Weekly News Summary.
      All networks
      Runtime: 1:00

      8. Reynolds/Scali: Middle East Peace Talks. Time Code Start: 06:00. Keywords: Middle East, Mideast, war, peace, truce, treaties, negotiations. Network: ABC.

      9. Brinkley: President Nixon's news conference; predicts reelection in 1972; won't say if Vice President Agnew on ticket; glad for Senator James Buckley election win. Time Code Start: 07:40. Keywords: Presidents, speeches, statements, press conferences, news conferences, interviews, news, reporters. Network: NBC.

      10. Chancellor/Hunt: Communists (North Vietnamese) hit South Vietnam and Cambodians North of Phnom Penh. Time Code Start: 08:10. Keywords: Cambodia, Vietnam War. Network: NBC.

      11. Cronkite/Papas: Kent State University president Robert White criticizes Ohio grand jury report; frequent bomb scares on the Kent State campus. Time Code Start: 10:59. Keywords: colleges, universities, investigations, demonstrations, rally, protests, protesters, demonstraters, demonstrators, Vietnam War, anti-war. Network: CBS.

      12. Sevareid: Commentary on the economy. Time Code Start: 15:19. Keywords: economy, economics, budgets, finances, recession, inflation, money. Network: CBS.

Context (External Sources)