March 6, 1970


This almanac page for Friday, March 6, 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 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.

    Statements 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.

    • President Joseph Desire Mobutu of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will visit Washington in the first half of August.
  • 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

    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. VI, Vietnam, January 1969-July 1970

    Vietnam, January 1969-July 1970

    Vol. XII, Soviet Union, January 1969-October 1970

    Expansion of the Kissinger-Dobrynin Channel and Further Discussions on the Middle East, December 11, 1969-July 28, 1970

    Vol. XX, Southeast Asia, 1969-1972


    Vol. XXVIII, Southern Africa

    Regional Issues

    • 27. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rogers to President Nixon, Washington, March 6, 1970

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, POL 16 RHOD. Confidential. Drafted by Bruce on February 28; cleared in AF, AF/S, and EUR; cleared in draft in EUR/BMI, IO, IO/UNP, SCA, and L/AF; cleared in substance in L. A typed notation on the first page reads: “Approved. See NSDM 47.” A handwritten notation beneath it reads: “AF notified March 9.” NSDM 47 is Document 28.

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

    International Environmental Policy

    • 292. Telegram 37255 From the Department of State to the Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization , Washington, March 6, 1970

      Under Secretary of State Richardson reassured NATO Ambassador Ellsworth that the Department of State was not detracting from environmental efforts launched through CCMS.

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970-73, SCI 41-3 NATO. Confidential. Repeated to all NATO capitals, OECD Paris, the U.S. Mission to Geneva, and USUN. Drafted by Floyd and Streator; cleared in EUR, SCI, IO, and the White House; and approved by Richardson. In telegram 794 from NATO, March 4, Ellsworth agreed that the concept of more vigorous U.S. leadership in environmental matters through the ECE was sound, but disagreed that the main focus should shift to the OECD. (Ibid.)

    Vol. E-10, Documents on American Republics, 1969-1972


    • 329. LA Staff Note No. 1–70, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, March 6, 1970. , Washington, March 6, 1970

      Responding to the Embassy analysis of Arana’s election, the Office of National Estimates at the Central Intelligence Agency countered that it was not at all confident that Arana was committed to evolving Guatemala’s political system.

      Source: Central Intelligence Agency, National Intelligence Office, Latin American Staff Notes, 1970, Job 79–T00968A. Secret.

    • 330. Telegram 729 From the Embassy in Guatemala to the Department of State, March 6, 1970, 2103Z. , March 6, 1970, 2103Z

      The Embassy reported that Labor Officer Sean Holly had been kidnapped.

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 785, Country Files, Latin America, Guatemala, Vol. I. Confidential; Critic; Limited Official Use. In telegram 746 from Guatemala City, March 7, the Embassy forwarded a transcript of a FAR bulletin, in which the guerrillas claimed responsibility for Holly’s kidnapping and threatened to execute him if the Guatemalan Government failed to release 4 imprisoned FAR guerrillas. (Ibid., RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, POL 23–8 GUAT)

  • 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-3101 Photographer: Knudsen, Robert L. | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3101-03-10, Pat Nixon departing Springfield. 3/6/1970, Springfield, MO Springfield Airport. Pat Nixon, unidentified persons.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3101-11-16, Pat Nixon arriving at White House. 3/6/1970, Washington, D.C. White House South Lawn. Pat Nixon, Vern Copeland, unidentified persons.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3101-17-20, Pat Nixon greeting Tricia Nixon and dogs. 3/6/1970, Washington, D.C. White House South Lawn. Pat Nixon, Tricia Nixon, dogs, Traphis Bryant, Bob Melchoria, Pasha, Vicky.

    Roll WHPO-3107 Photographer: Schumacher, Karl | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3107-02-22, Visitors touring White House. 3/6/1970, Washington, D.C. White House, Oval Office. Visitors.

    Roll WHPO-3114 Photographer: Schumacher, Karl | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3114-03A-36A, Visitors viewing Andrew Wyeth's paintings on exhibit at White House. 3/6/1970, Washington, D.C. White House, East Room. Andrew Wyeth.
  • 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-139
      [duplicate of H-140]. (3/6/1970)

      Original Format: 1/4-inch reel-to-reel audiotape. Original source type: Original.
    • WHCA-SR-H-140
      Press briefing/background briefing by Ronald Ziegler and Henry Kissinger. (3/6/1970, Press Center, Miami, Florida)

      Runtime: 40:00:00

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

      Production credits: Audio feed supplied by WHCA; Recorded by FMO (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-3647
      Weekly News Summary.
      All networks
      Runtime: 0:45

      17. First Lady Pat Nixon in Denver, Colorado. Time Code Start: 30:15. Keywords: Presidents, families, wife, travel, First Lady trips, domestic. Network: ABC.

      18. White House Report on U.S. involvement in Laos. Time Code Start: 32:35. Keywords: Laos, Vietnam War. Network: CBS.

      19. First Lady Pat Nixon on her cross-country trip. Time Code Start: 34:56. Keywords: Presidents, families, wife, travel, First Lady trips, domestic, Presidential elections, campaigns. Network: CBS.

      20. White House Report on U.S. involvement in Laos. Time Code Start: 38:35. Keywords: Laos, Vietnam War. Network: NBC.

      21. White House Report on U.S. involvement in Laos. Time Code Start: 40:50. Keywords: Laos, Vietnam War. Network: NBC.

Context (External Sources)