February 1, 1971


This almanac page for Monday, February 1, 1971, 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 St. John, Virgin 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.

    Digitized versions can be found at HathiTrust.

  • 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.

  • 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. V, United Nations, 1969-1972

    Chinese Representation in the United Nations

    Vol. XXXVI, Energy Crisis, 1969-1974

    March 10, 1970-April 2, 1971

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

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

    • 109. Telegram 944 From the Embassy in Pakistan to the Department of State, Islamabad, February 1, 1971, 1235Z

      Pakistani President Yahya addressed the developing movement for independence in East Pakistan and said that he did not intend to preside over the dissolution of Pakistan. Ambassador Farland assured him that it was U.S. policy to respect the unity and integrity of Pakistan.

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, POL PAK. Secret; Exdis; Eyes Only for Assistant Secretary Sisco. In telegram 930 from Islamabad, February 1, Farland reported that he had met with President Yahya on January 29 in Yahya’s home to “talk about things in general.” (Ibid., POL 15–1 PAK)

  • 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-5568 Photographer: unknown | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-5568-, Tulips framing White House. 2/1/1971, Washington, D.C. White House, North Lawn.

    Roll WHPO-5573 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-5573-, President Nixon and Pat Nixon preparing to depart the Virgin Islands. 2/1/1971, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Alexander Hamilton Airfield. President Nixon, Pat Nixon, officials.

    Roll WHPO-5586 Photographer: Schumacher, Karl | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-5586-, Vice President Agnew addressing the National Association of Attorneys General. 2/1/1971, Washington, D.C. Washington Hilton Hotel. Agnew, association 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.

    H - White House Staff Member Recordings

    • WHCA-SR-H-328
      Press briefing by Ronald Ziegler. (2/1/1971, Foolish Virgins Bar, Virgin Isle Hilton, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands)

      Runtime: 19:53

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

      Production credits: Audio feed supplied by WHCA; Recorded by RRS (Bob Schroder, 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-4142
      "The David Frost Show" with former Secretary of the Interior Walter Hickel and actress Rachel Roberts.
      Runtime: 00:29:59
    • WHCA-4153
      Weekly News Summary, Tape I.
      Runtime: 1:00

      9. Smith/Peterson: Laos. Time Code Start: 16:09. Keywords: Laos, Vietnam War. Network: ABC.

      10. Smith/Sherwood: President Nixon's economic report. Time Code Start: 19:18. Keywords: economy, economics, budgets, finances, recession, inflation, money, wages, costs, unemployment, prices, reports, speeches. Network: ABC.

      11. Brinkley: President Nixon's economic report predicts in report to Congress unemployed down 4 1/2% next yr., inflation halved. Time Code Start: 21:47. Keywords: economy, economics, budgets, finances, recession, inflation, money, wages, costs, unemployment, prices, reports, speeches. Network: NBC.

      12. Brinkley/Goralski: bombing enemy supply lines in Laos ineffective; Senator Mansfield Congress ban on use of US air power outside South Vietnam. Time Code Start: 22:47. Keywords: Laos, Vietnam War, bombings, House of Representatives, bans, military, troops. Network: NBC.

      13. Newman: Virginia Knauer on immoral advertising. Time Code Start: 25:05. Keywords: Consumer Affairs, Assistant to the President, advocates, women, advertisements, ads, TV spots, television, commercials, billboards. Network: NBC.

      14. Brinkley: President Nixon's trip to Virgin Islands marred by Vietnam situation. Time Code Start: 25:46. Keywords: Presidents, travel, trips, Nixon trips, international, protests. Network: NBC.

      15. Cronkite: Laos. Time Code Start: 26:34. Keywords: Laos, Vietnam War. Network: CBS.

      16. Cronkite/Dugan: POWs. Time Code Start: 30:54. Keywords: Vietnam War, Vietnam Prisoner of War. Network: CBS.

      17. Cronkite: President Nixon's economic goals. Time Code Start: 34:49. Keywords: economy, economics, budgets, finances, recession, inflation, money, wages, costs, unemployment, prices, reports, speeches. Network: CBS.

      18. Cronkite: Connally's business venture. Time Code Start: 35:48. Keywords: cabinet, advisors, investments. Network: CBS.

      19. Cronkite: Virginia Knauer on immoral advertising. Time Code Start: 36:37. Keywords: Consumer Affairs, Assistant to the President, advocates, women, advertisements, ads, TV spots, television, commercials, billboards. Network: CBS.
    • WHCA-4211
      Excerpts From the "NBC Nightly News" Indochina War Coverage, Tape I (Weekly News Summary).

      1. Brinkley: No reports from Pentagon on Laos invasion. Time Code Start: 00:00. Keywords: Laos, Vietnam War, United States Department of Defense headquarters, Armed Forces,. Network: NBC.

      2. Goralsky: First reports on air support. Time Code Start: 00:40. Keywords: Vietnam War, aircraft, bombings. Network: NBC.

Context (External Sources)