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Start Date: Tuesday, March 14, 1972 9:55 PM

End Date: Tuesday, March 14, 1972 10:52 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")[Unknown person(s)]Haig, Alexander M., Jr.Ehrlichman, John D.

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:00:20

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:34:30

325a.mp3

325b.mp3

NARA Description:

On March 14, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, unknown person(s), Alexander M. Haig, Jr., and John D. Ehrlichman met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building at an unknown time between 4:55 pm and 5:52 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 325-001 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 325-1

Date: March 14, 1972
Time: Unknown after 4:55 pm until 5:52 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.
[Recording begins while the conversation is in progress]

     Press conference

     Media relations
         -Ronald L. Ziegler
         -Charles W. Colson
         -Herbert G. Klein
         -Kenneth W. Clawson
         -Colson
         -Staff
                -The President’s view
         -The President’s role
                -Dwight D. Eisenhower

     Financial contributions
          -Richard G. Kleindienst
          -Ziegler’s press conference
                -$400,000.00
                      -Republican National Committee [RNC]
                      -President’s knowledge
                      -Ziegler
                      -White House
          -Blair House dinners
                -John B. Connally
                -Companies and industries
                      -Business
                      -Anti-Trust
                      -F. Donald Nixon
                            -Trans World Airlines [TWA]
          -Democrats
                -Hubert H. Humphrey
                                              2

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                          Conv. No. 325-1 (cont.)


     The People’s Republic of China [PRC]
          -Material for speakers
                -Taiwan, Republic of China
                      -World reaction
          -Patrick J. Buchanan

     Foreign trade
          -Soviets-Peter M. Flanigan
                      -Involvement
                -Henry A. Kissinger
                      -Forthcoming meeting with Flanigan
                -Politics
                -Kissinger
                      -Possible meeting with Flanigan and the President
                           -State Department
                -Flanigan compared with Kissinger
                -Forthcoming meeting between Flanigan and Kissinger

The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 4:55 pm and 5:52
pm.

[Conversation No. 325-1A]

[See Conversation No. 21-71]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Foreign trade
          -Kissinger’s concerns
                -Peter G. Peterson
                -Earl L. Butz
                -Flanigan

An unknown person talked with the President at an unknown time between 4:55 pm and 5:52
pm.

[Conversation No. 325-1B]

[See Conversation 21-72]

[End of telephone conversation]
                                             3

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 325-1 (cont.)



     Administrations
         -The President’s view
         -Lyndon B. Johnson
         -John F. Kennedy

The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. at an unknown time between 4:55 pm and 5:52
pm.

[Conversation No. 325-1C]

     Foreign trade
          -The President’s previous conversation with Haldeman
                -Flanigan
                -Kissinger
                      -Butz
                      -Peterson
          -State Department
          -Politics and economics
          -Flanigan
          -Kissinger
          -Peterson
          -Butz

[End of telephone conversation]

          -Kissinger
          -Flanigan and Peterson
          -White House
          -Kissinger
          -Peterson
          -Butz
          -Flanigan

     Flanigan
          -The President’s view
               -Businessmen
                     -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo
                     -Donald McI. Kendall
                     -Jack Drown
          -Colson
                                             4

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. 10/06)
                                                                    Conv. No. 325-1 (cont.)


          -Democrats
              -Edmund S. Muskie

The President talked with Ehrlichman at an unknown time between 4:55 pm and 5:52 pm.

[Conversation No. 325-1D]

     The President’s forthcoming speech on busing
          -Camp David
          -Possible staff meeting
          -News stories
               -Flanigan
               -International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT]
          -Helicopter
          -Writers
               -William L. Safire
               -Raymond K. Price, Jr.

[End of telephone conversation]

     The President’s schedule
          -Camp David
          -Meeting
               -Republicans
               -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
               -Interruption
          -Unknown woman
               -Letter
                      -Baseball

     The PRC trip
          -George H. Gallup poll
               -Awareness of the American public
                    -Percentage

     The President’s schedule
          -Republican National Convention
          -California
          -Democrats
                -National Convention
          -Congress
                                             5

                        NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                             Conv. No. 325-1 (cont.)


         -Republican Convention
              -Miami
                   -Television
         -Press
              -The President’s view
         -Congress
              -Recess
         -Vacation
         -San Clemente

    Ziegler
         -Press briefings
              -Frequency

    The President’s schedule
         -Republican National Convention
              -Washington


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 8m 17s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3

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    San Francisco
         -Connally
              -Historic buildings
                   -1906 earthquake
                   -General Services Administration [GSA]
                         -U.S. Mint
                               -Mary T. Brooks
                                    -Computer center
                                    -Museum
                               -Connally
                                                6

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                          Conv. No. 325-1 (cont.)


                                       -Restoration of the original furniture
                                  -The President’s possible announcement
                                       -Haldeman’s view
                                             -Gateway West Park

     The President’s schedule
          -Camp David
               -Timing
                      -Forthcoming staff meeting
                           -Helipad

Haldeman talked with an unknown [Ehrlichman?] person at an unknown time between 4:55 pm
and 5:52 pm.

[Conversation No. 325-1E]

     Camp David
         -Forthcoming staff meeting
         -Timing of the President’s trip
         -Safire
         -Price
         -Edward L. Morgan
         -Ehrlichman [?]
         -Secretaries
               -Rose Mary Woods

[End of telephone conversation]

     Forthcoming staff meeting at Camp David

     Historic building in San Francisco

Haldeman left at 5:52 pm.