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Conversation: 558-001

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Start Date: Monday, August 9, 1971 6:58 PM

End Date: Monday, August 9, 1971 7:36 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Ziegler, Ronald L.Woods, Rose MaryEvans, Thomas B.Nofziger, Franklyn C. ("Lyn")DeBolt, Edward S.Mountain, Barry F.Dent, Harry S.Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")White House photographer

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:01:02

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:39:21

558a.mp3

558b.mp3

NARA Description:

On August 9, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Ronald L. Ziegler, Rose Mary Woods, Thomas B. Evans, Franklyn C. ("Lyn") Nofziger, Edward S. DeBolt, Barry F. Mountain, Harry S. Dent, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, and White House photographer met in the Oval Office of the White House from 2:58 pm to 3:36 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 558-001 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 558-1

Date: August 9, 1971
Time: 2:58 pm - 3:36 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler.

     President's schedule
          -Cyclemates II
          -Ziegler’s recent press conference
                 -Ellsworth F. Bunker
                       -Forthcoming meeting
                             -Timing
          -Cyclemates II
          -Republican National Committee leaders
          -Press conference
                 -Timing
                       -International monetary developments
                 -Possible announcement
                       -Dwight L. Chapin
                       -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
                 -Patrick J. Buchanan

Rose Mary Woods entered at an unknown time after 2:58 pm.

     Call from an unknown woman

Woods left at an unknown time before 3:02 pm.

     President's schedule
          -Press conference
                 -Possible announcement
                 -Businessmen's group
                      -Buchanan

The President met with Thomas B. Evans, Franklin C. (“Lyn”) Nofziger, Edward S. DeBolt,
Barry F. Mountain, Harry S. Dent, and Haldeman at 3:02 pm; the White House photographer
was present at the beginning of the meeting.
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                         NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 558-1 (cont.)


     Introduction
           -DeBolt
           -Mountain

[Unintelligible]


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 7m 19s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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     Busing
          -Press coverage
               -Edmund S. Muskie, Hubert H. Humphrey, Edward M. Kennedy
               -Muskie
                     -Southern delegates
                     -Dallas, Texas
                          -American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations
                                [AFL-CIO] convention
                                -Reporters
                                -Demonstrators
                                     -Placards

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 21m 52s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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                              NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                         Tape Subject Log
                                           (rev. 10/06)
                                                                   Conv. No. 558-1 (cont.)


      Presentation of gifts
           -Golf balls
           -Music box

      President’s schedule
           -John N. Mitchell

Ziegler, et al. left at 3:36 pm.