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Start Date: Thursday, April 29, 1971 4:04 PM
End Date: Thursday, April 29, 1971 4:42 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Raulinaitis, Valerija B.; Hampton, Robert E.; Franklin, Barbara H.; Keller, Vickie L.; Spain, Jayne B.; Payton, Sallyanne; Malek, Frederic V.; Bull, Stephen B.; White House photographer; Ziegler, Ronald L.; Cox, Tricia Nixon; [Unknown person(s)];
Recording Device: Oval Office
Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:00:48
Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:30:30
On April 29, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Valerija B. Raulinaitis, Robert E. Hampton, Barbara H. Franklin, Vickie L. Keller, Jayne B. Spain, Sallyanne Payton, Frederic V. Malek, Stephen B. Bull, White House photographer, Ronald L. Ziegler, Tricia Nixon Cox, and unknown person(s) met in the Oval Office of the White House from 12:04 pm to 12:42 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 490-002 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 490-2 Date: April 29, 1971 Time: 12:04 pm - 12:42 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Valerija B. Raulinaitis, Robert E. Hampton, Barbara H. Franklin, Vicki L. Keller, Jayne B. Spain, Sallyanne Payton, Frederic V. Malek, and Stephen B. Bull; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Introductions [General conversation] -Spain’s education -University of California, Berkeley Photo session -Location -Unknown Prime Minister [Camera noise] 2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 9/08) -Secretary of Defense -Melvin R. Laird -Congress -Spain's background -Civil Service Commission [Camera noise] Conv. No. 490-2 (cont.) [General conversation] -Movies -“Love Story” Bull and members of the press left at an unknown time before 12:23 pm. -President's forthcoming press conference -California Tricia Nixon -Look magazine President's schedule -Trip to California -Photos -Look magazine -Photographer -Cotter [Howell Conant] -National Broadcasting System [NBC] -California -Atomic reactor -Sea life -Crabs -Fish -Catalina sand dab -Grunion -Tuna -Florida Fighting Fish -Red snapper -Dollar [?] -Yellowtail 3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 9/08) -Filet -Catholics -Catalina sand dab -Fresh water -Press corps Administration appointments -Women Conv. No. 490-2 (cont.) -Viewpoint -White House staff -Robert J. Brown -Views -Concerns -Assistant Secretary of Navy -James E. Johnson -Minorities -Views -Women -Role -Women's liberation -Advantages over men -Swearing -Qualities -Sensitivity -Intuition -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Reaction to events -Pragmatism -Emotionalism -Pressure -Men -Idealism -Young people -Idealism -New appointees’ possible role -Speaking up -Money -Professionalism -Clothes -Materialism -Interest in work 4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 9/08) Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:04 pm. President’s schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 12:23 pm. Spain's schedule -Upcoming speech in Chicago, April 30, 1971 -Investors of America Conv. No. 490-2 (cont.) -Attendees -Equal opportunity -Role of woman Equal opportunity -Women -Jobs -Song, “Why Can’t a Woman Be a Like a Man?” -Treatment -Respect -Special qualifications -Intelligence -Creativity -Reaction -Discrimination -Women's liberation movement -Treatment Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 12:23 pm. Administration appointments -Women -Responsibilities -Talent search -Spain's upcoming speech in Chicago -Unemployment -Economy -Recent study -Education -“Exceptional class” -”Genius class” -Minorities and women -Use by nation 5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 9/08) Presentation of gifts -Presidential seal -Women -Paper weights -Bow pins Hampton's performance Conv. No. 490-2 (cont.) Raulinaitis, et al., left at 12:29 pm. Look magazine -Pictures -Conant -Cover photograph -Tricia Nixon Stephen B. Bull entered at 12:30 pm. -Tricia Nixon's schedule Tricia Nixon entered and Bull left at 12:30 pm. -Cover photograph -California -Deadline -Timing -Picture -The President’s schedule -April 30, 1971 -California trip -April 30, 1971 -Photographer -Conant -Location -President's schedule -Meeting Ziegler left at 12:33 pm. -Pictures -Trip to California -Ziegler 6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 9/08) -Pictures -Press photos -Carl M. Yastrzemski -Award [The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:33 pm and 12:42 pm] Conv. No. 490-2 (cont.) [Conversation No. 490-2A] William P. Rogers -United Nations [UN] -Memorandum -State Department -George H.W. Bush Vietnam -Developments -Negotiations -Withdrawal deadline Ziegler entered at an unknown time after 12:33 pm. President's schedule -Photos with Tricia Nixon The President, Tricia Nixon, and Ziegler left at 12:42 pm.