September 24, 1969


This almanac page for Wednesday, September 24, 1969, 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.


    • Disaster Assistance for Minnesota (5 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 1313, September 24, 1969)
      Announcement of Allocation of Additional Funds for Repair of Damage Caused by Spring Floods.
    • Disaster Assistance for West Virginia (5 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 1313, September 24, 1969)
      Announcement of Allocation of Funds for Repair of Damage Caused by Severe Floods.
    • White House Fellows (5 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 1314, September 24, 1969)
      Announcement Concerning Applications for the Sixth Annual Program.

    Appointments and Nominations

    Awards and Citations

    • Presidential Unit Citation (5 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 1312, September 24, 1969)
      Announcement of Award to the 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, and Attached Units, United States Army.
    • Presidential Unit Citation (5 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 1312, September 24, 1969)
      Announcement of Award to Company D, 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry, 199th Infantry Brigade, United States Army, and Attached Units.


    Statements by the President

    • Subway System for Washington, D.C. (5 Weekly Comp. Pres. Doc. 1313, September 24, 1969)
      Statement by the President Following Announcement of the Release of Funds for Construction of the System.

    Acts Approved by the President

    • H.J. Res. 614 -- Public Law 91-72
      Joint Resolution authorizing the President to proclaim the week of September 28, 1969, through October 4, 1969, as "National Adult-Youth Communications Week".

    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 transmitted to the Congress the 1968 Annual Report of the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.

    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.

    • FRANK CHARLES CARLUCCI III, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, vice Theodore M. Berry.
    • HENRY S. ROBINSON, JR., of the District of Columbia, to be a member of the District of Columbia Council for the remainder of the term expiring February 1, 1970, vice William S. Thompson, resigned.
  • 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.

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 NSC System

    Vol. III, Foreign Economic Policy; International Monetary Policy, 1969-1972

    International Monetary Policy, 1969-1972

    Vol. IV, Foreign Assistance, International Development, Trade Policies, 1969-1972

    Commodities and Strategic Materials, 1969-1972

    • 405. Aide-Mémoire From the New Zealand Embassy , Washington, September 24, 1969

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, White House Central Files, Houthakker, Box 17, Meat: Australia/NZ. No classification marking. The aide-mémoire was presumably delivered to the Department of State. A covering note on New Zealand Embassy stationery reads: “With the compliments of the Minister (Commercial)” followed by Gordon R.J. Hope’s handwritten initials.

    Vol. XX, Southeast Asia, 1969-1972


    Vol. XXIX, Eastern Europe, 1969-1972


    Vol. XXIX, Eastern Mediterranean, 1969-1972


    • 254. Memorandum From the Presidentʼs Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon, Washington, September 24, 1969

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 593, Country Files, Middle East—Greece, Vol. I Jan 69–Oct 70. Confidential. Sent for information. Drafted by Saunders on September 23. A notation on the memorandum indicates it was returned on October 6. In a note attached to Saundersʼs copy of this memorandum, Haig commented: “HAK—This looks like more dynamite. I suspect we should thank this fellow and tell him to let it drop.” Kissinger minuted: “I agree. HK” (Ibid., Saunders Subject Files, Box 1234, Greece 6/1/69–9/30/69)

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


    • 99. Memorandum of Conversation , New York, September 24, 1969, 5 p.m.

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1967–69, POL CAN–US. Secret; Exdis. Drafted by Thompson on September 25; approved by R.L. Brown on September 27. The original is labeled “Part 2 of 5.” The Secretary and Sharp were attending the U.N. General Assembly session. The meeting took place at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

    Vol. E-2, Documents on Arms Control and Nonproliferation, 1969-1972

    Eighteen-Nation Disarmament Committee; Seabed Arms Control Treaty

  • 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-2022 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2022-01-19, Close-up portraits of Mary Alice Passman, Press Secretary Ron Ziegler's secretary. 9/24/1969, Washington, D.C. West Wing Portico, White House. Mary Alice Passman.

Context (External Sources)