February 15, 1971


This almanac page for Monday, February 15, 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 Key Biscayne, Florida

  • 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.

  • 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

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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. XL, Germany and Berlin, 1969-1972

    Germany and Berlin, 1969-1972

  • 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-5654 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-5654-03-19, Bebe Rebozo's boat, the Cocolobo III. 2/15/1971, Key Biscayne, Florida ocean. unidentified man.

    Roll WHPO-5655 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-5655-25A-32A, The Cocolobo III fishing boat on the water and in its dock slip. 2/15/1971, Key Biscayne, Florida ocean, marina. unidentified persons.

    Roll WHPO-5656 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-5656-03-05, Bebe Rebozo's fishing boat, the Cocolobo III docked on the water. 2/15/1971, Key Biscayne, Florida ocean.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-5656-06, President Nixon and Pat Nixon walking on the tarmac at Homestead Air Force Base. 2/15/1971, Key Biscayne, Florida Homestead Air Force Base, (AFB) tarmac. President Nixon, Pat Nixon, Tricia Nixon, military personnel.

    Roll WHPO-5673 Photographer: Schumacher, Karl | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-5673-22A-36A, Vice President Agnew on the golf course. 2/15/1971, Palm Springs, California golf course. Spiro Agnew, unidentified men.
  • 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-4177
      "Borders of the War": The Expansion into Indochina.

      Runtime: 1:00
    • WHCA-4184
      Weekly News Summary, Tape I.
      Runtime: 1:30

      11. Reasoner: Vietnam. Time Code Start: 31:15. Keywords: Vietnam War. Network: ABC.

      12. Farmer: Laos. Time Code Start: 32:35. Keywords: Laos, Vietnam War. Network: ABC.

      13. Brinkley: Indochina; U.S. Army to remove slot machines from clubs in Vietnam, Senate Committee to investigate. Time Code Start: 34:17. Keywords: Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam War, gambling, bars and nightclubs. Network: NBC.

      14. Brady: Cambodian refugees. Time Code Start: 35:10. Keywords: Cambodia, Vietnam War, homeless, immigrants, refugees. Network: NBC.

      15. Cronkite/Williams: Indochina. Time Code Start: 38:32. Keywords: Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam War. Network: CBS.

      16. Cronkite/Sarafin: Vietnam POWs. Time Code Start: 42:02. Keywords: Vietnam War, Vietnam Prisoner of War. Network: CBS.

      17. Benton: Citizens Panel discusses welfare. Time Code Start: 43:51. Keywords: Family Assistance Programs, government aid, financial aid, health and welfare assistance, financial aid. Network: CBS.
    • WHCA-4211
      Excerpts From the "NBC Nightly News" Indochina War Coverage, Tape I (Weekly News Summary).

      39. Brinkley: Laotian invasion progress & results; refugees from Laos. Time Code Start: 42:16. Keywords: Laos, Vietnam War. Network: NBC.

      40. Brady: Refugees from Laos in South Vietnam. Time Code Start: 43:10. Keywords: Laos, Vietnam War. Network: NBC.

      41. Brinkley: Red China reaction to invasion (People's Republic of China). Time Code Start: 45:55. Keywords: Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam War, People's Republic of China. Network: NBC.
    • WHCA-4246
      NBC News Excerpts: Phil Brady's Indochina Reports [Weekly News Summary]. Phil Brady.
      Runtime: 00:34:02

      9. Brady: Refugees from Laos in South Vietnam. Time Code Start: 17:30. Keywords: Laos, Vietnam War. Network: NBC.

Context (External Sources)