March 8, 1970


This almanac page for Sunday, March 8, 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

    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 Rudolph A. Peterson, Chairman, Presidential Task Force on International Development, and Edward R. Fried, Executive Director, on the task force's report on U.S. foreign assistance programs.
  • 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.

    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.

    • No President's Daily Brief delivered on this date
  • 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

    • 198. Memorandum of Conversation , Washington, March 8, 1970, 9:30 a.m.

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 852, For the President’s File—Vietnam Negotiations, Sensitive, Camp David, Vol. II. Top Secret; Sensitive; Exclusively Eyes Only.

  • 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-3115 Photographer: Kightlinger, Jack | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3115-04-07, Bob Manning sitting outside. 3/8/1970, Key Biscayne, FL outdoors. Bob Manning.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3115-08-15, Dr. Thomas O. Paine of NASA briefing unidentified persons. 3/8/1970, Key Biscayne, FL Ambassador Hotel. Thomas O. Paine, unidentified persons.

    Roll WHPO-3116 Photographer: Kightlinger, Jack | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3116-01A-8A, Beach and ocean. 3/8/1970, Key Biscayne, FL exterior. none.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3116-09A-12A, Rudolph Peterson, head of Presidential Task Force on Foreign Aid, speaking into a microphone. 3/8/1970, Key Biscayne, FL unknown. Rudolph Peterson.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3116-13A-15A, President Nixon deplaning at Andrews Air Force Base. 3/8/1970, Andrew AFB, MD Air Force One, exterior. President Nixon.

    Roll WHPO-3117 Photographer: Kightlinger, Jack | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3117-03, Dr. Thomas O. Paine of NASA briefing unidentified persons. 3/8/1970, Key Biscayne, FL Ambassador Hotel. Thomas O. Paine, unidentified persons.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3117-04-09, Arrival of Air Force One at Homestead Air Force Base. 3/8/1970, Homestead AFB, FL Air Force One, exterior. President Nixon.
  • 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-142
      Press briefing by Gerald Warren and Rudolph Peterson. (3/8/1970, Press Center, Miami, Florida)

      Runtime: 65:00:00

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

      Production credits: Audio feed supplied by WHCA; Recorded by JFH (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-3648
      "Face the Nation" with Sen. Mansfield; "Meet the Press" with Sen. Fulbright.
      Runtime: 01:02:00
    • WHCA-3649
      "Issues and Answers" with Gov. Robert McNair and Gov. John B. Williams. Governor Robert McNair and Governor John B. Williams
      All networks
      Runtime: 00:33:00

Context (External Sources)