June 24, 1969


This almanac page for Tuesday, June 24, 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.

    The President's day began at The White House - Washington, D. C.

  • 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.

    Appointments and Nominations

    News Conferences

    • Meeting With the Minority Leadership (5 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 900, June 24, 1969)
      News Briefing by Senator Everett M. Dirksen and Representative Gerald R. Ford Following a Meeting With the President.

    Checklist of White House Press Releases

    The releases listed below, made public by the Office of the White House Press Secretary during the period covered by this issue, are not included in the issue.

    • Press conference of John A. Volpe, Secretary of Transportation following the President's helicopter trip observing rush hour traffic.

    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, accompanied by Secretary of Transportation Volpe, Thomas W. Fletcher, Deputy Mayor of the District of Columbia, and Gilbert Hahn, Chairman of the District of Columbia Council, toured the Washington area by helicopter to observe morning rush-hour traffic problems.
    • Cecilia O'Neil, president of the National Retired Teachers Association, George W. Schluderberg, president of the American Association of Retired Persons, and Cyril F. Brickfield, executive director of the two associations, met with the President at the White House.
    • The President has accepted the resignation of Elbert G. Mathews as United States Ambassador to Nigeria.
    • Leonard Story Zartman, Special Assistant to the President, is resigning from the White House Staff to become General Counsel of the Small Business Administration.

    Nominations Submitted to the Senate

    Does not include promotions of members of the Uniformed Services, nominations to the Service Academies, or nominations of Foreign Service Officers.

    • LUTHER HOLCOMB, of Texas, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for the term expiring July 1, 1974. (Reappointment)
    • ORVILLE H. LERCH, of Pennsylvania, to be Alternate Federal Cochairman of the Appalachian Regional Commission.
    • GEORGE H. GOODRICH, of Maryland, to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of General Sessions for the term of 10 years to fill a new position created by P.L. 90-579, effective October 17, 1968.
    • WILLIAM S. THOMPSON, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of General Sessions for the term of 10 years vice Andrew J. Howard, Jr., deceased.
    • BETHEL B. LAREY, of Arkansas, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas for the term of 4 years vice Charles M. Conway, resigned.
  • 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 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. II, Organization and Management of U.S. Foreign Policy, 1969-1972

    The NSC System

    Vol. IV, Foreign Assistance, International Development, Trade Policies, 1969-1972

    Trade and Commerce, 1969-1972

    Vol. XXIV, Middle East Region and Arabian Peninsula, 1969-1972; Jordan, September 1970

    Indian Ocean

    Vol. XXVIII, Southern Africa

    Regional Issues

    Vol. XXIX, Eastern Europe, 1969-1972


    Vol. XXXII, SALT I, 1969-1972

    Preparations for SALT, January 27-November 12, 1969

    Vol. XXXIV, National Security Policy, 1969-1972

    Parity, Safeguard, and the SS-9 Controversy

    • 39. National Security Decision Memorandum 16, Washington, June 24, 1969

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 363, Subject Files, NSDMs, Nos. 1–50. Top Secret. Copies were sent to General Earle Wheeler, Robert Mayo, Gerard Smith, George Lincoln, Frank Shakespeare, and Lee DuBridge. In a June 23 memorandum to the President, Kissinger advised issuing a NSDM sanctioning the four criteria for strategic sufficiency, which would serve “as yardsticks not only in assessing the adequacy of U.S. strategic forces, but of immediate importance, in assessing the desirability of possible strategic arms limitation agreements with the Soviet Union.” Moreover, Kissinger wrote, “In the absence of your formal endorsement, each agency will still regard the results of the NSSM 3 study as ‘unofficial,’ and will still feel free to define the term ‘strategic sufficiency’ in its own way and design its policies according to its own view of what sufficiency implies.” (Ibid., NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–210, NSDM 16)

    Vol. E-1, Documents on Global Issues, 1969-1972

    Oceans Policy

    • 342. Circular Telegram 103620 From the Department of State to All American Republic Posts, Washington, June 24, 1969, 2054Z

      The Department registered concern over Uruguay’s assertion of expanded territorial sea claims and the potential for further claims by other Latin American governments.

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1967-69, POL 33-8. Confidential. Drafted by Carter on June 23; cleared in S/FW, ARA, L/ARA, ARA/APU, ARA/BR, the Departments of Defense and Interior; and approved by Assistant Legal Adviser for Economic Affairs Richard A. Frank. Edward M. Korry was the U.S. Ambassador to Chile. Gabriel Valdes Subercaseaux was the Chilean Foreign Minister.

  • 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-1433 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-1433-02-18, President Nixon and Transportation Secretary John Volpe leaving a helicopter and walking to White House after surveying the traffic situation in the area. 6/24/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, South Grounds. President Nixon, John Volpe.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-1433-05A, President Nixon and Transportation Secretary John Volpe leaving the Presidential helicopter after landing on the White House lawn, after they took a flight to survey the traffic situation in the Washington, D.C. area. 6/24/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, South Grounds. President Nixon, John Volpe, unidentified military guard.

    Roll WHPO-1434 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-1434-02-16, President Nixon standing with officials of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the National Retired Teachers Association. 6/24/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Rose Garden. President Nixon, George Schluderberg (President of AARP) , Cecilia O'Neil (President National Retired Teachers Assoc.), Mr. Brickfield, Mr. Thomas.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-1434-16, President Nixon standing with George Schluderberg, President of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Both men look at an AARP publication. 6/24/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Rose Garden. President Nixon, George Schluderberg, unidentified man.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-1434-17-25, President Nixon with his Milhous and Laughter family members . 6/24/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Rose Garden. President Nixon, Mr. & Mrs. Cy Laughter and children, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Milhous and children.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-1434-26-29, President Nixon with Carolyn Wells (Nun Photographer). 6/24/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Rose Garden. President Nixon, Carolyn Wells.

    Roll WHPO-1435 Photographer: Schumacher, Karl | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-1435-11-16, Miss Murray accepting gifts in place of Pat Nixon. 6/24/1969, Washington, D.C. White House, Jacqueline Kennedy Garden. Miss Murray.
  • 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.

    G - Cabinet Officer Briefings

    • WHCA-SR-G-026
      Remarks by Secretary of Transportation John Volpe at a press conference. (6/24/1969, Outside West Lobby, The White House)

      Runtime: 0:13:05

      Keywords: transporation, rapid transit, public transportation, traffic

      Production credits: Audio feed supplied by "mutual"; Recorded by JFH (initials of WHCA engineer)

      Original Format: 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audiotape. Original source type: Original. Technical notes: 35 minutes 45 seconds of silence at end of original recording removed from access copies.

Context (External Sources)