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Start Date: 12-Nov-1971 6:03 PM
End Date: 12-Nov-1971 6:19 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Butterfield, Alexander P.; Kissinger, Henry A.; White House operator; Scott, Hugh; Eisenhower, Julie Nixon;
Recording Device: Oval Office
Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:48:59
Full Tape Conversation End Time: 04:04:55
On November 12, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Alexander P. Butterfield, Henry A. Kissinger, White House operator, Hugh Scott, and Julie Nixon Eisenhower met in the Oval Office of the White House from 6:03 pm to 6:19 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 617-023 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 617-23 Date: November 15, 1971 Time: 6:03 pm - 6:19 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield and Henry A. Kissinger. 38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Hugh Scott's calls to the President The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 6:03 pm and 6:04 pm. [Conversation No. 617-23A] [See Conversation No. 14-109] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Casualties The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 6:03 pm and 6:04 pm. [Conversation No. 617-23B] [See Conversation No. 14-110] [End of telephone conversation] Butterfield left at an unknown time before 6:04 pm. Budget -Forthcoming vote -George H. Mahon -Call to Kissinger -Continuing resolution -Mahon's conversation with the President -Vietnam The President talked with Hugh Scott between 6:04 pm and 6:09 pm. [Conversation No. 617-23C] [See Conversation No. 14-111] [End of telephone conversation] 39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 617-23 (cont.) The President's previous meeting with Congressmen Budget -Forthcoming vote -Mahon -Clark MacGregor's conversation with Kissinger Cabinet -Foreign travel -Maurice H. Stans -Peter G. Peterson -Previous meeting -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman's conversation with Kissinger Vietnam -Negotiations -Forthcoming vote on continuing resolution The President talked with Julie Nixon Eisenhower between 6:09 pm and 6:10 pm. [Conversation No. 617-23D] [See Conversation No. 14-112; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation] [End of telephone conversation] The President's schedule -Earl of Cromer -Economic policy John B. Connally -Conversation with the President -Connally's conversation with Kissinger -International monetary policy -Credit -Political future -Trip to Vietnam -Forthcoming call from Kissinger -Kissinger's views on international monetary policy -Peterson -William P. Rogers 40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 617-23 (cont.) John A. Volpe International monetary policy -Connally -Kissinger's conversation with East Germans -Timing of action -The President's schedule -Connally -Role -Japan -Devaluation -Connally -Conversation with Kissinger -The President’s forthcoming letter to heads of state Sultan Mohammad Khan -Previous meeting with the President -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Messages for the President -Conversation with Chou En-Lai -Timing -United Nations [UN] vote -The President's forthcoming visit PRC -UN delegation -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR -Chou's Schedule -US conservatives -Civil defense -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -USSR -The President's forthcoming visit -Lin Piao -Army Chief of Staff -Effect on US right wing Foreign aid program Congress 41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 617-23 (cont.) -Mansfield Amendment -Cooper-Church Amendment George E. Allen -Conversation with the President -The President's previous press conference Chou En-Lai -Film, “Patton” -Appeal to the President -Reason -Views regarding the President -Kissinger's first visit -Film The President's forthcoming trip to PRC -The President's preparation -Rogers -Negotiating strategy Congress -Quadriad -Mansfield -Kissinger's forthcoming speech -University of Montana Kissinger left at 6:19 pm.