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Start Date: Wednesday, May 19, 1971 4:07 PM

End Date: Wednesday, May 19, 1971 4:28 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Woods, Rose MaryKissinger, Henry A.Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:32:06

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:51:23

501a.mp3

501b.mp3

501c.mp3

501d.mp3

NARA Description:

On May 19, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Rose Mary Woods, Henry A. Kissinger, and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman met in the Oval Office of the White House from 12:07 pm to 12:28 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 501-012 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 501-12

Date: May 19, 1971
Time: 12:07 pm - 12:28 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Rose Mary Woods.

     Greetings
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    Weather

    White House entertainment and social affairs
         -Entertainers at White House dinners
              -Stephen B. Bull
              -Unknown entertainer
              -Leslie T. (“Bob”) Hope
              -Richard (“Red”) Skeleton
              -Pearl M. Bailey
              -John Wayne
                    -Unknown entertainer
                          -Support for the President
                          -Visits to the White House


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 3m 3s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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    Julie Nixon Eisenhower
          -Trip to Greece, Corfu, Majorca
                -Accommodations


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 36s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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An unknown man
     -Health
          -A letter from President

Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon
     -Cabinet wives' luncheon                                   Conv. No. 501-12 (cont.)

Woods
    -An honorary degree from Pfeiffer College
         -A luncheon
               -Woods’ speech
         -Commencement speaker
               -A rabbi from Springfield, Massachusetts
                     -Speech
                     -Work as Indiana prison chaplain
                     -Letter from Raymond K. Price, Jr.
         -Milton and Emily Rose
         -Woods’ speech
               -Service with the President
         -Woods’ television speech
         -Woods’ television interview
               -Terence Cardinal Cooke
               -Demonstrators
                     -Washington, DC demonstrators
                     -President's position
               -Interviewer's response
               -Charlotte, North Carolina
         -President's previous trip to Pfeiffer College in 1965
               -Milton Rose
               -President’s previous visit to [Forename unknown] Babcock’s home
               -A trustee's recollection
         -Woods’ Charlotte, North Carolina television interview
               -Distribution
         -Trip
         -Commencement events
               -Weather
         -Comments to Woods regarding support for President

Joe [Surname unknown]
      -Speech at policeman's event in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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                -Support for President


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 1m 19s ]                                                Conv. No. 501-12 (cont.)


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3

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     William P. Rogers

Henry A. Kissinger entered at 12:24 pm.

     Woods
         -Honorary degree form Pfeiffer College

     J. William Fulbright
           -Visit to Soviet Embassy

Woods left at 12:24 pm.

     Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
           -Agreement
                -Language of text
                     -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
                     -Changes
                     -Process of amendment

[H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman talked with the President between 12:24 pm and 12:25 pm]

[Conversation No. 501-12A]

[See Conversation No. 3-65]

[End of telephone conversation]
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     SALT talks
         -US relations with Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
               -Dobrynin
                    -Wheat and grain
                    -A British computer
         -U. Alexis Johnson
               -Meeting with Dobrynin
                    -Soviet Jews                                    Conv. No. 501-12 (cont.)
                    -Timing
                    -Kissinger’s schedule

     Melvin R. Laird
         -Memo on Vietnamese defense mechanization
               -Special Research Group [SRG]
               -Possible effect
                     -Possible leak
               -Meeting with Kissinger

Kissinger left at 12:28 pm.