May 10, 1970


This almanac page for Sunday, May 10, 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.

    Statements by the President

    • Walter P. Reuther (6 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 634, May 10, 1970)
      Statement by the President on the Death of the Labor Leader.
  • 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 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-3492 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3492-01, President Nixon walking from the Executive Office building with his dog King Timahoe and Valet Manolo Sanchez. 5/10/1970, Washington, D.C. Street in front of Executive Office Building (EOB). President Nixon.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3492-02, President Nixon walking with his valet Manolo Sanchez through the White House Loggia Colonade.(both seen from behind). 5/10/1970, Washington, D.C. White House, Colonnade. President Nixon, Manolo Sanchez, unidentified person.

    Roll WHPO-3493 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3493-01-24, President Nixon and Pat Nixon bidding farewell to Reverend Stephen P. Szilagyi following the East Room religious service. 5/10/1970, Washington, D.C. White House, North Portico. President Nixon, Pat Nixon, Rev. Szilagyi, Tricia Nixon, David Eisenhower, Julie Eisenhower.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3493-12, A casual family portrait in the Rose Garden of President Nixon, Pat Nixon, Former First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, David Eisenhower, Julie Eisenhower and Tricia Nixon. 5/10/1970, Washington, D.C. White House, Rose Garden area. President Nixon, Pat Nixon, Mamie Eisenhower, Tricia Nixon, David Eisenhower, Julie Nixon Eisenhower.

    Roll WHPO-3495 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3495-00A-9A, President Nixon and Pat Nixon attending a religious worship service in the White House East Room. 5/10/1970, Washington, D.C. White House, East Room. President Nixon, Pat Nixon, Rev. Stephen P. Szilagyi.
  • 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.

    I - Various Administration Events

    • WHCA-SR-I-030
      Sunday worship service, with Reverend Stephen T. Szilagyi [see P-700504]. (5/10/1970, East Room, White House)

      Runtime: 40:00:00

      Keywords: Church service, worship service, prayer service, religion

      Production credits: Audio feed supplied by WHCA; Recorded by KAP (initials of WHCA engineer)

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

    P - Formal Presidential Remarks

    • WHCA-SR-P-700504
      Remarks by President Nixon prior to White House worship service with Rev. Stephen Szilagyi [see I-30]. (5/10/1970)

      Runtime: 2:13

      Keywords: Church service, worship service, prayer service, religion

      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-3715
      "Face the Nation" with Anthony Moffett Jr. and Charles Palmer AND "Meet the Press" with Ambassador. Ellsworth Bunker.
      Runtime: 01:00:00
    • WHCA-3716
      "Issues and Answers".
      Runtime: 00:33:00
    • WHCA-3717
      NBC Special (Frank McGee Report). Anthony Moffett, Jr.; Charles Palmer; Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker.
      CBS, NBC
      Runtime: 00:32:00
    • WHCA-3718
      NBC Special - "Our House Divided". Undersecretary of State Elliot Richardson.
      Runtime: 01:00:27

Context (External Sources)