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Conversation: 467-016

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Start Date: Wednesday, March 17, 1971 2:16 PM

End Date: Wednesday, March 17, 1971 2:42 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Butterfield, Alexander P.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:41:34

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:58:50

467-016.mp3

NARA Description:

On March 17, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, and Alexander P. Butterfield met in the Oval Office of the White House at an unknown time between 9:16 am and 9:42 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 467-016 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 467-16

Date: March 17, 1971
Time: Unknown between 9:16 am and 9:42 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman

     Vietnam

     President’ schedule
          -March 19, 1971 funeral of Thomas E. Dewey
                -Time
                      -Effect on President’s schedule
                           -Press conference
                      -Departure for Dewey funeral
                -President’s forthcoming press conference
                      -Timing
                      -Television and radio coverage

     Vietnam
          -Democrat caucus meeting
              -Discussion of President’s policies
                    -Decision

     Transportation
          -Possible statement by President
                -President’s position
                -Compared with statement on agriculture
                      -Publicity
          -Possible message to Congress
          -Possible briefing by John A. Volpe
          -President’s involvement
          -Budget message
                -Timing
                      -President’s forthcoming trip to California
          -Compared with President’s education statement

     An article by Hugh S. Sidey
          -View of the President
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                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 9/08)



     -Possible source on White House staff
           -Haldeman’s instructions
           -William L. Safire
     -Sidey
     -Joseph C. Kraft
     -President’s previous interview on television
           -Possible relation to polls
           -President’s previous interview with Cyrus L. (“Cy”) Sulzberger
     -White House staff relations
           -President’s instructions
     -Richard A. Moore
     -White House staff
     -Press
     -Possible source
           -Charles W. Colson
           -Raymond K. Price, Jr.
           -Leonard Garment
           -Patrick J. Buchanan
     -Sidey and John F. Osborne

Head of State dinner for John M. (“Jack”) Lynch
     -Coverage
           -Television
     -President’s view
           -Length
                 -Reasons
     -Gifts
     -Lynch’s toast

Tricia Nixon’s engagement
      -Press coverage
            -Ronald L. Ziegler
                 -Possible press conference
            -Photographs
            -Marya McLaughlin’s report
                 -Administration coverage on Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
                 -Martha (Beall) Mitchell story
            -Story on Edward R. F. Cox
                 -Work for Ralph Nader
      -List
            -Constance M. (Cornell) (“Connie”) Stuart
                 -Betty Beale
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 9/08)



                -Distribution
           -Helen A. Thomas
                -Los Angeles Times story
           -Stuart
                -Role
                      -Haldeman’s role

     President’s schedule                                           Conv. No. 467-16 (cont.)
          -T. Nixon’s wedding
                -Oklahoma
                      -River project
                           -President’s possible attendance
                           -Timing
          -California trip

Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 9:16 am

           -Departure time for Whitney M. Young, Jr. funeral

Butterfield left at an unknown time before 9:42 am

           -New York
           -Young funeral
               -Motorcade logistics
           -Dewey funeral
               -Schedule

Haldeman left at an unknown time before 9:42 am