August 30, 1970


This almanac page for Sunday, August 30, 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 San Clemente, California

  • 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 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-4289 Photographer: Schumacher, Karl | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-4289-02A-04A, Vice President Agnew departs Bankok, Thailand. 8/30/1970, Bangkok, Thailand International Airport, Bangkok, Thailand. Spiro Agnew, unidentified Thai officials.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-4289-06A-21A, Vice President Agnew shopping on the Island of Guam. 8/30/1970, Guam, (US Territory Guam, (US Territory). Spiro Agnew, shop owners, others.

    Roll WHPO-4290 Photographer: Schumacher, Karl | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-4290-, Vice President Agnew at Chitralada Palace, Bangkok for a meeting with King Bhumibol Adulyadej. 8/30/1970, Bangkok, Thailand Chitralada Palace, Bangkok, Thailand. Spiro Agnew, Bhumibol Adulyadej, U.S and Thai officials.

    Roll WHPO-4293 Photographer: Schumacher, Karl | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-4293-, Vice President Agnew attending a state dinner with the Prime Minister of Thailand Thanom Kittikachorn. 8/30/1970, Bangkok, Thailand Prime Minister's residence, Bangkok, Thailand. Spiro Agnew, Thanom Kittikachorn, unidentified US and Thai officials.
  • 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.

    B - Vice-Presidential (Agnew and Ford)

    • WHCA-SR-B-086
      VP briefing enroute Guam-A.F. 2. (8/30/1970)

      Runtime: 30:00:00

      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-3831
      "Face the Nation" with Golda Meir, Israeli Prime Minister AND "Meet the Press" with Dr. Alexander Heard, Chancellor of Vanderbilt Univ..
      All networks
      Runtime: 00:59:00
    • WHCA-3832
      "Issues & Answers" with Larry O'Brien, Chairman of the Democratic Party.
      All networks
      Runtime: 0:30
    • WHCA-3834
      Weekly News Summary - Tape I.
      All networks
      Runtime: 01:00:30

      3. Chancellor: Desegregation. Time Code Start: 03:40. Keywords: desegregation, racism, racial profiling, racial discrimination, civil rights, African Americans, schools, students. Network: NBC.

      4. Brinkley: President Nixon offers house near White House to visiting former President. Time Code Start: 04:36. Keywords: Presidents, visits, meetings, housing, hotels, residences, hospitality. Network: NBC.

Context (External Sources)