March 31, 1970


This almanac page for Tuesday, March 31, 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 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.


    • U.S.S. "Dwight D. Eisenhower" (6 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 463, March 31, 1970)
      Announcement of Participation of Mr. and Mrs. David Eisenhower in the Keel Laying Ceremony for the Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier.

    Appointments and Nominations

    • Department of the Interior (6 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 462, March 31, 1970)
      Announcement of Intention To Nominate Fred J. Russell To Be Under Secretary.

    Congress, Communications to

    Memorandums to Federal Agencies

    Acts Approved by the President

    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 transmitted to the Congress the third annual report on the United States-Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program.
    • The President met with Bowie Kuhn, Commissioner of Baseball, Charles S. (Chub) Feeney, president of the National League, Joseph E. Cronin, president of the American League, and Robert E. Short, president of the Washington Senators, who presented him with passes for the coming season.

    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.

    • JAMES L. OAKES, of Vermont, to be United States District Judge for the District of Vermont, vice Ernest W. Gibson, deceased.
    • The following-named persons to be Assistant Directors of the National Science Foundation (new positions): EDWARD C. CREUTZ, of California; LLOYD G. HUMPHREYS, of Illinois; LOUIS LEVIN, of Maryland; THOMAS B. OWEN, of Washington
  • 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.

  • 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

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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. XX, Southeast Asia, 1969-1972


    Vol. XXIX, Eastern Mediterranean, 1969-1972


    • 273. Report by the Ambassador to Greece (Tasca) , Athens, March 31, 1970

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 593, Country Files—Middle East, Greece, Vol. I Jan 69–Oct 70. Secret; Nodis. The report was submitted to the President as an attachment to an NSC Under Secretaries Memorandum, May 21, not printed.

  • 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-3239 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3239-01-10, Charles West and a waiter. 3/31/1970, Washington, D.C. Charles West.

    Roll WHPO-3240 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3240-02A-09A, President Nixon in the Oval officer during a meeting with Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn and presidents of the American and National Leagues. 3/31/1970, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, Bowie Kuhn, James Cronin, Charles Feeney, Robert Short.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3240-06A, President Nixon in the Oval officer during a meeting with Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn and presidents of the American and National Leagues. 3/31/1970, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. President Nixon, Bowie Kuhn, James Cronin, Charles Feeney, Robert Short.

    Roll WHPO-3241 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3241-02-21, Vice President Agnew in his Executive Office Building (EOB) office during a meeting with French Ambassador Charles Lucet and Edgar Faure. 3/31/1970, Washington, D.C. Vice Presidential Office. Spiro Agnew, Charles Lucet, Edgar Faure.

Context (External Sources)