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Conversation: 035-031

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Start Date: Thursday, December 28, 1972 8:14 PM

End Date: Thursday, December 28, 1972 8:25 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Price, Raymond K., Jr.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

035-031.mp3

NARA Description:

On December 28, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Raymond K. Price, Jr. talked on the telephone from 3:14 pm to 3:25 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 035-031 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 35-31

Date: December 28, 1972
Time: 3:14 pm and 3:25 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Raymond K. Price, Jr.

[See Conversation No. 380-32]

       1973 Inaugural speech
            -The President’s reading of book
            -The President's memorandum to Price
            -Length
                  -The President’s view
            -Price's draft
                  -Vermont Royster’s view
                         -Theme
            -Format
                  -Listing of accomplishments
            -Theme
                  -Bicentennial
                  -Renewal
            -Book
            -Past Inaugural speeches
                  -Theodore (“Teddy”) Roosevelt
                  -[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson
                  -Length
                         -William H. Taft
                         -Herbert C. Hoover
                         -Warren G. Harding
                                -33-

      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                         Tape Subject Log
                           (rev. Oct.-07)

                                                 Conversation No. 35-31 (cont’d)

           -[John] Calvin Coolidge
           -Compared to Sate of the Union speeches
-Length
-Tone
-Theme
      -“Faith in America”
      -1972 campaign
      -Vietnam
            -Current developments
                  -Peace issue
                        -Tone
-Timing of drafts
      -The President’s schedule
      -Camp David invitation to Price
            -Advantages
-Theme
      -Responsibility
            -Price’s view
            -Fashion
            -Foreign policy
                  -Leadership for free world
            -Economic policy
                  -Work
            -Interpersonal relations
            -1960s
      -Royster’s view
            -Jingoism
      -Price’s draft
            -Survival through crises
                  -Spirit
                  -Vietnam
                  -Cities
                  -Generations
                  -Race
      -Previous Inaugural speeches
            -Harry S. Truman
                  -The President’s recollection
                        -Democrats’, Republicans’ reaction
-Length
      -Brevity
                                               -34-

                   NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. Oct.-07)

                                                              Conversation No. 35-31 (cont’d)

                         -The President’s view
                              -Previous Inaugural speeches
                                    -Roosevelt
                                    -Franklin D. Roosevelt