This almanac page for Saturday, October 11, 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.
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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.
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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.
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 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. II, Organization and Management of U.S. Foreign Policy, 1969-1972
The NSC System
- 79. National Security Decision Memorandum 26 , Washington, October 11, 1969
Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 235, DPRC & DEF Budget—Vol. I—1970. Secret. A copy was sent to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Vol. V, United Nations, 1969-1972
Chinese Representation in the United Nations
- 279. Telegram From Secretary of State Rogers to the Department of State, New York, October 11, 1969, 0037Z
Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1967–69, POL 1 CHINAT–US. Secret; Priority; Exdis. Repeated to Taipei.
Vol. VI, Vietnam, January 1969-July 1970
Vietnam, January 1969-July 1970
- 136. Memorandum for the Record , Washington, October 11, 1969, 9:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 1008, Haig’s Special File, Haig’s Vietnam File—Vol. 2 (Apr–Oct 1969) [1 of 2]. Top Secret; Sensitive. Drafted on October 13 by Moorer. According to the President’s Daily Diary, Nixon met with Wheeler, Ryan, Chapman, Moorer, Laird, and Kissinger; Mitchell was not listed as a participant. The time of the meeting is also from the President’s Daily Diary. (Ibid., White House Central Files)
Vol. XXIX, Eastern Mediterranean, 1969-1972
- 346. Letter From the Ambassador to Cyprus (Popper) to the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (Sisco) , Nicosia, October 11, 1969
Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1967–69, POL 27 CYP. Secret; Exdis; Official–Informal. A copy was sent to Folsom.
Vol. XXXIV, National Security Policy, 1969-1972
Parity, Safeguard, and the SS-9 Controversy
- 55. National Security Decision Memorandum 26 , Washington, October 11, 1969
Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 363, Subject Files, NSDMs, Nos. 1–50. Secret. A copy was sent to Wheeler. Kissinger sent Nixon a memorandum on September 17 recommending that he sign an enclosed draft NSDM establishing the DPRC. Kissinger’s memorandum begins as follows: “Your remarks at the NSC meeting [of September 10] on the U.S. military posture, strongly underscored your view that resolution of major defense strategy and program issues must no longer be the result of ‘treaties’ negotiated between DOD and BOB or compromises struck among the military services.” Kissinger continued, “As a result of the NSC meeting, I recommend that we move to establish an interagency” DPRC. Nixon initialed his approval. (Ibid., Box 958, Haig Chronological File, September 1969) Regarding the September 10 NSC meeting, see Document 48.
- 56. National Security Decision Memorandum 27 , Washington, October 11, 1969
Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 363, Subject Files, NSDMs, Nos. 1–50. Top Secret. Drafted by Lynn. Copies were sent to Wheeler and McCracken.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff Readiness Test
- 78. Telegram From the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (Goodpaster) to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Wheeler) , Brussels, October 11, 1969, 1155Z
Source: National Archives, RG 218, Records of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Records of the Chairman, General Wheeler, Box 111, 381, World-Wide Increased Readiness Posture (Oct. 69). Top Secret; Immediate; Eyes Only. An information copy was sent to General David Burchinal, Deputy CINCEUR. A handwritten note on the telegram informed Wheeler that a response would await his meeting at the White House scheduled for that day. The telegram bears Wheeler’s initials, indicating that he saw it.
- 79. National Security Decision Memorandum 26 , Washington, October 11, 1969
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.
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-2150 Photographer: Kightlinger, Jack | Color or B&W: Color
- Frame(s): WHPO-2150-03-23, Pat Nixon, family members, Commissioner of Baseball Bowie Kuhn, and others at a World Series game. 10/11/1969, Baltimore, Maryland Memorial Stadium. Pat Nixon, Tricia Nixon, Julie Eisenhower, David Eisenhower, Bowie Kuhn, unidentified spectators (baseball).
- Frame(s): WHPO-2150-09A, Pat Nixon, family members, Commissioner of Baseball Bowie Kuhn, and others at a World Series game. 10/11/1969, Baltimore, Maryland Memorial Stadium. Pat Nixon, Tricia Nixon, Julie Eisenhower, David Eisenhower, Bowie Kuhn, unidentified spectators (baseball).
- Frame(s): WHPO-2150-24-27, Pat Nixon and family members leaving by helicopter. 10/11/1969, Baltimore, Maryland Memorial Stadium. Pat Nixon, Tricia Nixon, Julie Eisenhower, David Eisenhower, Bowie Kuhn, unidentified spectators (baseball).
Roll WHPO-2151 Photographer: Kightlinger, Jack | Color or B&W: Color
- Frame(s): WHPO-2151-08A, Pat Nixon, family members, and Bowie Kuhn at a baseball World Series game. 10/11/1969, Baltimore, Maryland Memorial Stadium. Pat Nixon, Tricia Nixon, Julie Eisenhower, David Eisenhower, Bowie Kuhn, spectators (baseball).
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.
P - Formal Presidential Remarks
Statements of support for the Holton and Cahill campaigns. (10/11/1969)
Original Format: 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audiotape. Original source type: Original.
Context (External Sources)
The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is the world's most extensive and complete archive of television news. They have been recording, preserving and providing access to television news broadcasts of the national networks since August 5, 1968.
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