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Start Date: Tuesday, May 11, 1971 4:07 PM

End Date: Tuesday, May 11, 1971 4:22 PM


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

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:57:04

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:07:09



NARA Description:

On May 11, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman met in the Oval Office of the White House from 12:07 pm to 12:22 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 497-005 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 497-5

Date: May 11, 1971
Time: 12:08 pm - 12:22 pm
Location: Oval Office

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

     The President's schedule
          -Possible press conference

     Haldeman's schedule
          -John A. Scali, Richard A. Moore
          -John D. Ehrlichman, George P. Shultz

     The President's programs
          -Breeder reactor
          -Revenue sharing
          -Law Enforcement Assistance Administration [LEAA]
          -Public relations needs

                -John N. Mitchell's speech regarding the President's role in Washington, D.C.
                -Other speeches
                -Coverage of Mitchell's speech

         -A poll


                                 Tape Subject Log
                                    (rev. 9/08)

       -Poll by the Washington Post
       -White House efforts

National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA]
     -Possible water projects
     -Reallocation of funds
          -Moon shots, spacelab to Mars
     -Public support
          -Texas and elsewhere
                -Compared with Supersonic Transport [SST]
          -Frank Borman[?]
                -Effects, future
          -Skylab, Space shuttle

       -Wright-Patterson Air Force Base [AFB] staff move to Florida
            -President's conversation with William B. Saxbe
       -Transportation training center move to Florida
            -John A. Volpe
            -James B. Rhodes
            -Clark MacGregor's and William E. Timmons’ views
            -Rhodes's offer
            -Detroit, Florida
            -Volpe's actions
                        -Oklahoma, Texas
                        -Ohio importance
            -Robert A. Taft, Jr. and Saxbe
                  -Cooperation with administration
            -Ohio's importance


Federal facilities
     -Saxbe's meeting with the President
     -Wright-Patterson AFB
           -Defense Department

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 9/08)

           -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger's role
           -Weinberger's role
           -Arnold Weber's role

     The President's schedule
          -General counsels
                -Frederic V. Malek                               Conv. No. 497-5 (cont.)
          -William M. Colmer's lunch

           -Possible vote

     The President's schedule
          -Possible meeting on Capitol Hill

     The President's programs
          -Public relations needs

Haldeman left at 12:22 pm