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Start Date: 3-Nov-1972 10:19 AM
End Date: 3-Nov-1972 10:37 AM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Keldysh, Mistislav V.; Dobrynin, Anatoliy F.; David, Edward E., Jr. (Dr.); Kissinger, Henry A.; Handler, Philip; White House photographer;
Recording Device: Oval Office
On November 3, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Mistislav V. Keldysh, Anatoliy F. Dobrynin, Dr. Edward E. David, Jr., Henry A. Kissinger, Philip Handler, and White House photographer met in the Oval Office of the White House from 10:19 am to 10:37 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 812-004 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 812-4 Date: November 3, 1972 Time: 10:19 am - 10:37 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Mistislav V. Keldysh, Anatoliy F. Dobrynin, Edward E. David, Jr. Henry A. Kissinger, and Philip Handler. The press and photographers were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings -Introductions Photograph session -Seating -Arrangements -Dobrynin’s visit to the Oval Office -Frequency -3- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 812-4 (cont’d) [Photograph session] -[General conversation] US-Soviet Union relations -Space, science agreements -Health agreement -The President’s Radio Address on Foreign Policy, November 4, 1972 -Radio Address on Foreign Policy -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] -European Security Conference -The President’s speeches -Reading -Dobrynin -Arms control -Importance -Nonmilitary areas -Science, space, health, trade -Importance -Diplomacy, arms control -Peace -Absence of war -Expansion of cooperation -Nonmilitary areas -Publicity -Importance -The President’s relationship with Dobrynin, Leonid I. Brezhnev -Trade -Brezhnev -Talks with the President -Science, space, health -Scientific cooperation -Population, facilities -Global problems -Environment -Health -Agreements -May 1972 -Enthusiasm for US scientists -Elements -Recent discovery -4- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 812-4 (cont’d) -Nobelium -Importance -Reference by the President Chemistry -Kissinger’s study at Harvard University -George Kistiakowsky US-Soviet Union relations -Cooperation -Moscow summit -Kelydysh’s forthcoming message to Brezhnev The President’s schedule -November 3, 1972 -Keldysh’s schedule -Chicago -Oklahoma -Rhode Island -Washington, DC -November 4, 1972 -North Carolina -New Mexico -California -North Carolina -Greensboro, Tri-city area -The President’s meeting with Keldysh -Kissinger’s call US-Soviet Union relations -Receptions of visitors -Dobrynin’s visits -Frequency -San Clemente -Keldysh’s visit -Reception -Number on tour -New York -Kissinger’s schedule -Reception -5- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 812-4 (cont’d) -Timing -1972 election -Second term -The President’s recent speech, “Look to the Future” -Phrase -Confidence -Peace -Second term -The President’s possible to trip to Soviet Union -Brezhnev’s possible visit to US -Scientific cooperation -[SALT I] -Importance -Difficulty -SALT II -Meetings with Kissinger and Dobrynin -Brezhnev, the President -Importance -SALT I -Complexity -Compared to SALT II Presidential gifts -Mementos -Cuff links -Presidential seal -Flag -Pins [General conversation] Dobrynin’s forthcoming contact with Kissinger -Kissinger’s conversations with the President -Subjects -Presidential approval The President’s schedule -Meeting with Dobrynin [?] -Timing -1972 election -6- NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 812-4 (cont’d) Keldysh, et al. left at 10:37 am.