November 7, 1970


This almanac page for Saturday, November 7, 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.

    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 recess appointment of Robert C. Mardian, of Pasadena, Calif., to be Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Internal Security Division of the Department of Justice.
  • 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.

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

    The Intelligence Community and the White House

    Vol. V, United Nations, 1969-1972

    Chinese Representation in the United Nations

    • 307. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Japan, Washington, November 7, 1970, 2044Z

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, UN 6 CHICOM. Confidential; Exdis. Drafted by Richard A. Ericson, cleared by Robert Emmons, and approved by Assistant Secretary Green. Repeated to Ottawa, Rome, Taipei, Hong Kong, and USUN.

    Vol. XIX, Part 1, Korea, 1969-1972

    U.S. Troop Reductions and Related Defense Issues, November 1969-February 1971

    Vol. XXIV, Middle East Region and Arabian Peninsula, 1969-1972; Jordan, September 1970

    Persian Gulf States

    • 91. National Security Decision Memorandum 92, Washington, November 7, 1970

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 1248, Saunders Files, NSSM 66—NSDM 92—Persian Gulf. Secret. Copies were sent to Moorer and Mayo. In an attached undated memorandum, Kissinger authorized Sisco, as head of the Interdepartmental Group, to take appropriate steps to implement NSDM 92. In particular Sisco was to plan for a continuation of MIDEASTFOR; to prepare for future UN membership of the FAA, Bahrain, and Qatar; to place Kuwait on the list of countries eligible to purchase U.S. arms; and to proceed with planning for required diplomatic posts.

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

    Iran 1970

    • 97. National Security Decision Memorandum 92, Washington, November 7, 1970

      Kissinger forwarded the President’s approved strategy for “Future U.S. Policy in the Persian Gulf” to appropriate Cabinet and Agency officers.

      Source: Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Kissinger Papers, Box CL–315, NSC Files, National Security Memoranda, NSDMS 11/70–9/71. Secret.

  • 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-5051 Photographer: Schumaker, Byron | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-5051-01-04, President Nixon attending in staff meeting in Key Biscayne including John N. Mitchell, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Finch, John D. Ehrlichman, Charles Colson, Bryce Harlow, and H.R. Haldeman. Brainstorming session in the aftermath of the 1970 Congressional election, to analyze the defeat and plan for the future. 11/7/1970, Key Biscayne, Florida Key Biscayne Compound, Presidential Residence. President Nixon, John N. Mitchell, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Finch, John D. Ehrlichman, Charles Colson, Bryce Harlow, Robert Finch, other staff members.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-5051-01A, President Nixon attending a staff meeting at the Key Biscayne compound sitting beside John N. Mitchell, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Finch, John D. Ehrlichman, Charles Colson, Bryce Harlow, and H.R. Haldeman. They are having a brainstorming session in the aftermath of the 1970 Congressional election. 11/7/1970, Key Biscayne, Florida Key Biscayne Compound, Presidential Residence. President Nixon, John N. Mitchell, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Finch, John D. Ehrlichman, Charles Colson, Bryce Harlow, H.R. Haldeman.
  • 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-3983
      Weekly News Summary.
      All networks
      Runtime: 1:00

      1. Chancellor: Elections (President Nixon and Klein). Time Code Start: 00:00. Keywords: Presidents, Presidential elections, campaigns, campaigning, candidates. Network: NBC.

      2. Mudd: Campaign 1970; RIPON Society says Nixon's campaign hurt Republicans. Time Code Start: 01:02. Keywords: elections, campaigns, campaigning, candidates, needs review, Republican political organizations,. Network: CBS.

      3. Pierpoint: Campaign 1970. Time Code Start: 01:18. Keywords: elections, campaigns, campaigning, candidates. Network: CBS.

Context (External Sources)