October 10, 1970


This almanac page for Saturday, October 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 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.

    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 announced the appointmeut of Addie J. Key to be a member of the Board of Advisers, Federal Reformatory for Women.
    • The President announced the appointment of Dr. Lee A. DuBridge to the President's Commission for the Observance of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the United Nations.
    • The President announced his intention to nominate Dr. Homer D. Babbidge, Jr., and Dr. Martha B. Lucas Pate to the United States Advisory Commission on International Educational and Cultural Affairs.
    • The President announced his intention to nominate Col. James C. Donovan to membership on the California Debris Commission.
    • The reports of three Presidential Task Forces were announced by the White House. They were the report of the President's Task Force on the Mentally Handicapped, entitled "Action Against Mental Disability" (Government Printing Office, 62 pp.) ; the report of the President's Task Force on Higher Education, entitled "Priorities in Higher Education" (Government Printing Office, 31 pp.); and the report of the President's Task Force on the Physically Handicapped, entitled "A National Effort for the Physically Handicapped" (Government Printing Office, 34 pp.).
  • 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

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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

    Two Tracks: U.S. Intervention in the Confirmation of the Chilean President, September 5-November 4, 1970

    • 146. Memorandum for the Record, Washington, October 10, 1970

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Chile–ITT–CIA 1963–1977, Lot 81D121, Documents Requested by the Department of Justice, 1970–1977. Secret; Sensitive; Eyes Only.

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


    • 263. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Portugal, Washington, October 10, 1970

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, POL PORT–US. Confidential; Limdis. Drafted by Landau; cleared in SCI, PM, CU, AF, and by the Department of Defense (all initialed by Landau), and in EUR; and approved by Hillenbrand.

  • 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-4712 Photographer: Schumaker, Byron | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-4712-01-02, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Chapin and Mr. and Mrs. Ron Walker in front of Air Force One. 10/10/1970, South Florida Homestead Air Force Base. Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Chapin, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Walker.
  • 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-3906
      Weekly News Summary - Tape I.
      All networks
      Runtime: 00:58:24

      1. Report on Soviet reaction to peace plans. Time Code Start: 00:00. Keywords: Soviet Union, Russia, USSR, Vietnam War, treaties, reactions. Network: NBC.

      2. Update on Cambodia. Time Code Start: 01:07. Keywords: Cambodia, Vietnam War. Network: NBC.

      3. Vice President Agnew. Time Code Start: 02:00. Keywords: Vice Presidents, reports. Network: NBC.

      4. Report on the economy, with film comments from Secretary of the Treasury David Kennedy. Time Code Start: 02:50. Keywords: economy, economics, budgets, finances, recession, inflation, money, cabinet, advisors. Network: NBC.

      5. Update on Vietnam and Cambodia. Time Code Start: 04:43. Keywords: Cambodia, Vietnam War. Network: CBS.

      6. Film report on Vice President Agnew's comments on "Law and Order". Time Code Start: 05:17. Keywords: Vice Presidents, statements, crime, crimes, offences, infractions, criminals, criminality, law breaking, law and order. Network: CBS.

      8. Vice President Agnew's remarks on Goodel. Time Code Start: 08:20. Keywords: Vice Presidents, statements. Network: CBS.

      9. Film report on government legal aid for the poor. Time Code Start: 08:51. Keywords: poverty, lawsuits, legal representation, lawyers, attorneys, aid. Network: CBS.

Context (External Sources)