May 25, 1970


This almanac page for Monday, May 25, 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.

    Memorandums to Federal Agencies

    • Economy in Federal Spending (6 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 690, May 25, 1970)
      The President's Memorandum to Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Calling for Program Evaluation.

    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 today announced the appointment of Mrs. Barbara Smith Man of Dallas, Tex., to be the Representative of the United States of America on the Directing Council of the Inter-American Children's Institute.
    • David Keene, National Chairman of Young Americans for Freedom, called on the President at the White House.

    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.

    • Preston Martin, of California, to be a Member of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board for the term expiring June 30, 1974(reappointment).
  • 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

  • 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

    Foreign Economic Policy

    Vol. VI, Vietnam, January 1969-July 1970

    Vietnam, January 1969-July 1970

    • 304. Memorandum for the Record , Washington, May 25, 1970

      Source: Central Intelligence Agency, DDO/ISG/IP/ARP Files, Job 74–251, Box 5 of 5, [file name not declassified] Memoranda, #1. Secret; Sensitive; Eyes Only.

    • 305. National Security Study Memorandum 94 , Washington, May 25, 1970

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–028, NSC Meeting, Vietnam, Ceasefire, Diplomatic Initiatives, 7/21/70. Top Secret; Sensitive; Nodis. A copy was sent to Wheeler.

    Vol. XXIX, Eastern Europe, 1969-1972


    • 195. Memorandum for the Record , Washington, May 25, 1970

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 702, Country Files—Europe, Romania, Vol. II 9/69–Jun 70. Confidential. Sent for information. Kissinger initialed the memorandum indicating he had seen it. A copy was sent to Ash.

    Vol. XLI, Western Europe; NATO, 1969-1972


    • 194. Memorandum for the Record , Washington, May 25, 1970

      Source: Department of State, INR/IL Historical Files, Records of the 40 Committee, Minutes. Secret; Eyes Only. Drafted on May 27.


    Vol. E-4, Documents on Iran and Iraq, 1969-1972

    Iran 1970

    • 68. Telegram 2225 From the Embassy in Iran to the Department of State, Tehran, May 25, 1970, 0800Z

      Ambassador MacArthur advised against the British plan for arbitrating the territorial dispute between Iran and the sheikdoms of Sharja and Umm-al-Qaiwain, since Tehran would consider it a test of the US-Iranian relationship.

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, POL 33 Persian Gulf. Confidential; Priority. Repeated Priority to Beirut, and to Dhahran, Jidda, Kuwait City, London, and Rome. In Telegram 2059 from Jidda, May 26, Hermann F. Eilts observed that the Arab and Iranian sides both had to be considered in the dispute, which involved the sovereignty claims of the sheikdoms of Sharja and Ras Al-Khaimah to the islands of Tunbs and Abu Musa at the mouth of the Persian Gulf. Noting that Abu Musa was inhabited by Arabs, he added that “with deep respect, however, I find it just a bit difficult to accept suggestion that Iran’s vital security and ‘even survival’ may depend on possessing these islands. While appreciating Iran’s potential for stabilizing Gulf, we and Iran should also bear in mind that this is best achieved through sincere cooperation with Arab littoral states.” (Ibid.)

  • 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-3556 Photographer: Schumacher, Karl | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3556-02-06, St. Cloud students presentation to John Davies. 5/25/1970, Washington, D.C. White House South Lawn. John Davies.

    Roll WHPO-3557 Photographer: Schumacher, Karl | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3557-05-14, Vice President Agnew with Richard Richards. 5/25/1970, Andrews AFB, MD Andrews AFB. Spiro Agnew, Richard Richards.

    Roll WHPO-3558 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3558-03-06, President Nixon meeting with Henry Kissinger and Administrator of AID John Hannah. 5/25/1970, Washington, D.C. White House Oval Office. President Nixon, Henry Kissinger, John A. Hannah.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3558-08-12, President Nixon meeting with Charles Walker, Under Secretary of the Treasury and Samuel Pierce, nominee for General Counsel Department of the Treasury. 5/25/1970, Washington, D.C. White House Oval Office. President Nixon, Charles Walker, Samuel R. Pierce.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-3558-14-18, President Nixon meeting with David Keene, Chairman, Young Americans for Freedom. 5/25/1970, Washington, D.C. White House: Oval Office. President Nixon, David Keene.

    Roll WHPO-3559 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-3559-01A-07A, President Nixon meeting with Congressman George H. W. Bush and Special Counsel Harry Dent. 5/25/1970, Washington, D.C. Executive Office Building, EOB Office of President Nixon. President Nixon, George H.W. Bush, Harry S. Dent.
  • 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-3735
      "60 Minutes" segment on Tricia's White House Tour.
      Runtime: 00:24:20
    • WHCA-3737
      Weekly News Summary.
      All networks
      Runtime: 0:32

      2. Excerpts from Presidential news conference. Time Code Start: 03:35. Keywords: Presidents, media, press conferences, news conferences, interviews. Network: NBC.

Context (External Sources)