September 5, 1970


This almanac page for Saturday, September 5, 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 San Clemente, California

  • 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 designated Ambassador Robert D. Murphy, Chairman of Coming Glass International, as his personal representative at the Zagreb International Fall Trade Fair which opens September 10, 1970. Ambassador Murphy will represent the President at America Day ceremonies to be held at the United States Pavilion at the Fair.
  • 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. V, United Nations, 1969-1972

    High-Level Meetings; Miscellaneous Issues

    Vol. XII, Soviet Union, January 1969-October 1970

    Soviet Military Buildup in Cuba and Crisis in Jordan, August 4-October 9, 1970

    Vol. XX, Southeast Asia, 1969-1972


    Vol. XXI, Chile, 1969-1973

    Two Tracks: U.S. Intervention in the Confirmation of the Chilean President, September 5-November 4, 1970

    • 62. Telegram From the Embassy in Chile to the Department of State, Santiago, September 5, 1970

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 774, Country Files, Latin America, Chile, Vol. II, Jan 70–Nov. 70. Confidential. The document is printed from a retyped copy of telegram 3499 from Santiago, September 5, 0858Z. This copy of the telegram was submitted to President Nixon under cover of a September 9 memorandum from Kissinger stating the following: “Attached is a cable from Ambassador Korry commenting on the Chilean election. It was written on September 4, as the final results became known. It is an important cable which I think you will find of interest. In it Korry notes that Allende’s triumph appears final; he notes the mistakes of his opponents that permitted the Marxist’s triumph. He describes the characteristics which he believes will make it relatively easy for Allende to bring about a socialist state within constitutional framework. He observes that the political and economic right can be eliminated, and the military neutralized. He also notes that Chile is isolated; that it can survive with no commitment from anyone.” At the bottom of the memorandum, President Nixon wrote, “An excellent perceptive job of analysis.” (Ibid.)

    • 63. Message From the Central Intelligence Agency to the Chief of Station, Washington, September 5, 1970

      Source: National Security Council, Nixon Intelligence Files, Subject Files, Chile, 1970. Secret; Eyes Only. The message is a copy provided to the National Security Council staff. Although an unidentified staff member wrote on the copy that it was addressed to Korry, it is clear from both the text and the reply (see Document 64) that the message was sent to the Chief of Station.

    Vol. E-10, Documents on American Republics, 1969-1972


    • 91. Telegram 4519 From the Embassy in Bolivia to the Department of State, September 5, 1970, 1700Z., September 5, 1970, 1700Z

      Ambassador Siracusa discussed a meeting held with President Ovando the previous evening. Siracusa concluded that the international community would look favorably on the Gulf Oil settlement. Ovando stated that, even though opponents in Bolivia would criticize the settlement, he would uphold it.

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 770, Country Files, Latin America, Bolivia, Vol. 1, 1969–1970. Confidential. Repeated to Buenos Aires, Madrid, Lima, and USCINCSO. Gulf Oil and Bolivia reached an agreement on September 1 (Telegram 4428 from La Paz, dated September 2, 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 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-3842
      Weekly News Summary.
      All networks
      Runtime: 01:04:30

      1. Chancellor: Pornography. Time Code Start: 00:00. Keywords: sex, sexuality, sexual content, publications, books, magazines, publications, movies, TV. Network: NBC.

Context (External Sources)