January 5, 1970


This almanac page for Monday, January 5, 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.

Previous Date: Sunday, January 4, 1970

Next Date: Tuesday, January 6, 1970

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 Residence of Ambassador Annenberg, Palm Springs, California

  • 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.


    • Disaster Assistance for Ohio (6 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 32, January 5, 1970)
      Announcement of Allocation of Additional Funds for Repair of Flood and Tornado Damage.
    • Disaster Assistance for Virginia (6 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 33, January 5, 1970)
      Announcement of Allocation of Additional Funds for Repair of Damage Following Hurricane Camille.

    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 today has commuted the sentence of Dr. Thomas W. Matthew, President of the National Economic Growth and Reconstruction Organization (NEGRO). Dr. Matthew, who was convicted of failure to file income tax returns for the year 1963, is making restitution and will return to the leadership of NEGRO.
  • 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 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. E-1, Documents on Global Issues, 1969-1972

    U.S. Policy Towards International Production and Trafficking in Illegal Drugs

  • 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-2712 Photographer: Hartmann | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2712-, White House and grounds in spring time. 1/5/1970, Washington, D.C. White House.

    Roll WHPO-2717 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2717-07, President Nixon and Pat Nixon with Walter Annenberg on New Year's Day 1970, in his office at La Casa Pacifica, The Western White House in San Clemente, CA. 1/5/1970, San Clemente, California Western White House. President Nixon, Ambassador Walter Annenberg, Pat Nixon, Mrs. Annenberg.
  • 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-041
      Remarks in an arrival ceremony-Airport Kathmandu, Nepal. (1/5/1970)

      Runtime: 6:14

      Original Format: 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audiotape. Original source type: Original.
    • WHCA-SR-B-042
      Remarks in a toast to Crown Prince Birendra-Kathmandu, Nepal. (1/5/1970)

      Runtime: 9:10

      Original Format: 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audiotape. Original source type: Original.
    • WHCA-SR-B-043
      Remarks at the National Convention Hall-Kathmandu, Nepal. (1/5/1970)

      Runtime: 5:40

      Original Format: 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audiotape. Original source type: Original.

    I - Various Administration Events

    • WHCA-SR-I-055
      Eric Sevareid's remarks on the President's appearance on "A Conversation with the President" on January 4, 1971 [see P-710101]. (1/5/1970, [None listed])

      Runtime: 2:00

      Keywords: Television

      Production credits: Audio feed supplied by "VTR"; Recorded by ADS (initials of 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-3591
      Weekly News Summary.
      All networks
      Runtime: 00:31:00

      1. No White House News Aired. Time Code Start: 00:00. Keywords: blank video area slate sign on screen.

Context (External Sources)