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Start Date: Wednesday, October 6, 1971 12:28 PM
End Date: Wednesday, October 6, 1971 1:05 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Kissinger, Henry A.; Henderson, David N.; White House operator; Scott, Hugh;
Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building
Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:38:22
Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:12:50
On October 6, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger, David N. Henderson, White House operator, and Hugh Scott met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building from 8:28 am to 9:05 am. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 283-015 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 283-15 Date: October 6, 1971 Time: 8:28 am - 9:05 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. The President talked with David Henderson between 8:28 am and 8:32 am. [Conversation No. 283-15A] [See Conversation No. 10-67] [End of telephone conversation] The President talked with the White House operator at 8:32 am. [Conversation No. 283-15B] [See Conversation No. 10-68] [End of telephone conversation] People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Kissinger's announcement on trip -Television -News summary -New York Times -Coverage -Robert B. Semple, Jr. -W[illiam] Averell Harriman -The President -William P. Rogers -Marquis W. Childs -The President's role -Alice Roosevelt Longworth -David K.E. Bruce 8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/10) Conv. No. 283-15 (cont.) Textiles -The President's conversation with Harry S. Dent -Anthony J. Jurich -Taiwan, Republic of China -Japanese -State Department comments -October 15 deadline State Department -Leak -PRC -Two-China policy The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 8:32 am and 8:50 am. [Conversation No. 283-15C] [See Conversation No. 10-69] [End of telephone conversation] State Department -PRC initiative -Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters -Trip -Scheduling -John D. Ehlrichman -Information access -Walters -Chinese diplomats -State Department statement -Kissinger's recent statement -Kissinger's schedule Textile negotiations -Japanese Ambassador -Meeting with Kissinger -Timing -Counter-story from White House -Wire services -Japanese Ambassador 9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/10) Conv. No. 283-15 (cont.) -Prospects -Strategy -Trading with the Enemy Act Rhodesia -Chrome -Harry F. Byrd, Jr. Amendment -Forthcoming call from Kissinger -Amendment -Great Britain -Parliamentary action -Sanctions -United Nations [UN] Africa (Southern Africa) -State Department -David D. Newsome -US foreign relations with African countries -US domestic political situation -Domestic political situation -Blacks -Support -American interests -British -African interests -The President's comments to Sukarno in 1953 -Solving internal problems -Previous meeting with the President -Possible Meeting with the President -South Africa -John N. Irwin -Possible leaks -Blacks -Newsome -Rogers -State Department -Byrd Amendment -White House -Perceptions of stance -Rogers -Hugh Scott 10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/10) Conv. No. 283-15 (cont.) -Conservatives -Taiwan The PRC -UN vote -Albanian resolution -Message -Walters -Memorandum -Chou En-lai -Trip The President talked with Scott between 8:50 am and 8:52 am. [Conversation No. 283-15D] [See Conversation No. 10-70; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation] [End of telephone conversation] Foreign policy -State Department -Textiles -Africa -PRC -Directive -Speculation on PRC internal developments -News stories -Administration reaction -Ronald L. Ziegler -Kissinger’s trip -Speculation -United Nations [UN] -Two-China policy -Discussion of President’s trip -Purpose of Kissinger's trip Kissinger's forthcoming PRC trip -Harriman Anatoliy F. Dobrynin's comments 11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/10) Conv. No. 283-15 (cont.) -Diplomacy -John F. Kennedy US foreign relations -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] -PRC -Soviets -[Unintelligible] -Byrd Amendment -Forthcoming conversation with Kissinger -Taiwan issue -Votes in the UN -Scott -Byrd Amendment Henry A. Kissinger left at 9:05 am.