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Conversation: 002-121

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Start Date: Friday, May 7, 1971 6:08 PM

End Date: Friday, May 7, 1971 6:54 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Colson, Charles W.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 04:14:07

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:31:31

002a.mp3

002b.mp3

002c.mp3

NARA Description:

On May 7, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Charles W. Colson talked on the telephone at an unknown time between 2:08 pm and 2:54 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 002-121 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 2-121

Date: May 7, 1971
Time: 2:08 pm - unknown before 2:54 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Charles W. Colson.

[See Conversation No. 253-4]

     Victor Riesel's column on George Meany
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 9/08)



     -Riesel's conversation with Colson
     -Meany's relations with building trades union

Meany
    -Attitude towards administration
    -Views toward Arthur F. Burns
    -James D. Hodgson
    -Building trades decision                             Conv. No. 2-119 (cont.)
    -Colson's conversation with James Suffridge
    -Dr. Arthur A. Fletcher
    -Philadelphia Plan
    -Apprenticeship program
    -George W. Romney
    -Burns
    -Meetings with labor leaders
    -Supersonic Transport [SST]
    -Lockheed
    -Suffridge's conversation with Meany
    -Alexander E. Barkan and Nathaniel Goldfinger
    -Jay Lovestone
    -Meany's successor
          -[Joseph] Lane Kirkland
    -International presidents
    -Paul Hall
    -Ronald H. Walker's name

Labor support for President
     -Peter J. Brennan
     -Foreign policy issue
     -Law and order issue
     -Brennan's strength in New York
     -Barkan
     -Teamsters
           -Brennan
           -John F. Griner

Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
     -Attacks on media
           -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
           -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr.
           -Howard K. Smith
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 9/08)



     Meany
         -1972 election
         -Attitude towards "left-wing" Democrats
               -Edmund S. Muskie
               -George S. McGovern
         -Building trades
         -Lovestone
         -Building trades                                              Conv. No. 2-121 (cont.)
               -Political support
               -Blacks
               -Ethnic vote
         -George P. Shultz
         -Hubert H. Humphrey and Edward M. (“Ted”) Kennedy
         -Muskie
         -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson
         -SST
         -President's possible conversation with Meany

     Congress

[A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was prepared under court order from
December 1978 through March 1979 for Special Access 8, Ronald V. Dellums, et al. v. James M.
Powell, et al., No. 71-2271. The National Archives and Records Administration produced this
transcript. The National Archives does not guarantee its accuracy.]

[End of transcript]