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Conversation: 579-009

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Start Date: Tuesday, September 28, 1971 8:14 PM

End Date: Tuesday, September 28, 1971 8:23 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Sanchez, ManoloHaldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Bull, Stephen B.Butterfield, Alexander P.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:35:38

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:42:38

579a.mp3

579b.mp3

579c.mp3

NARA Description:

On September 28, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Manolo Sanchez, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Stephen B. Bull, and Alexander P. Butterfield met in the Oval Office of the White House from 4:14 pm to 4:23 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 579-009 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 579-9

Date: September 28, 1971
Time: 4:14 pm - 4:23 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Manolo Sanchez.


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 4s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Sanchez left at 4:15 pm.

     Public appearances by the President
          -National League of Families convention
          -Dinner
                -Melvin R. Laird's speech
                     -The President's actions
                          -Vietnam

Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 4:15 pm and 4:23 pm.

[Conversation No. 579-9A]

     Prisoner of war [POW] material

[End of telephone conversation]
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 579-9 (cont.)


     The President's schedule
          -League of Families convention
                -Time
          -Speech
          -Invocation
                -Statement
          -Seating
                -Time
          -Program
                -Time
          -The President's concerns for POWs
          -Press coverage
                -Informing press corps
          -Military band
                “Strolling Strings”
                -Fanfare
          -Dinner
                -Number in attendance
          -Laird's statement
                -Administration and policy changes

Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:15 pm.

          -Group

Bull left at an unknown time before 4:19 pm.

          -League of Families convention
               -Laird's speech
                     -Text
               -Business meeting
               -The President’s attendance
                     -Duration
               -Importance

     Funeral for Justice Black
          -[General Lewis Hershey ?]
          -White House correspondents
          -The President's view of Black
          -Minister for services
                -Unitarian
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                               NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                        Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. 10/06)
                                                                      Conv. No. 579-9 (cont.)


                -Civil rights, freedom
                -Strict construction
           -The President's attendance
                -Public effect
                      -Politics
                -Compared to White House correspondents' event
                -John N. Mitchell

Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 4:19 pm.

     Statement by the President on draft extension bill
          -Wording

Butterfield left at 4:20 pm.

     Supreme Court appointments
          -Black's funeral
               -The President’s attendance
                     -Possible interpretations
               -Mitchell

Haldeman left at 4:23 pm.