A list of the dates and topics of National Security Council meetings in the Nixon administration from 1969 through 1974.
Nixon’s Presidential Approval Ratings
Despite the strongly negative view a large majority of Americans held of Nixon towards the end of his presidency, his average across his whole presidency was held up by strong approval ratings in the first years of his presidency.
Nixon Visits Johnston Atoll
Enroute to the USS Hornet to greet the Apollo 11 astronauts on their return to earth, Nixon stopped in at the U.S. military base on Johnston Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
LBJ’s “X” File on Nixon, the Bombing Halt, Anna Chennault, and the 1968 Election
Here are the results of a Mandatory Review request I filed with the LBJ Library in 2010 for declassifying closed sections of LBJ’s so-called “X” file on Richard Nixon, the bombing halt, and the 1968 election.
Nixon with Miss America 1972 and Miss America 1973
President Nixon with Terry Anne Meeuwsen (Miss America 1973) Laurie Lea Schaefer (Miss America 1972). He shows them around the Rose Garden and South Portico of the White House.
Nixon Goes Bowling
President Nixon with the winners of the 7th World International Bowling Federation in the Executive Office Building bowling alley.
President Nixon Greets the Apollo 11 Astronauts on their Return to Earth
On July 24, 1969, President Nixon was on hand on the USS Hornet (commanded by Admiral John McCain) to watch the splashdown of the Apollo 11 capsule and return of the Apollo 11 astronauts to earth. Once back on the ship, in their quarantine van, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins talked with the President.
State Visit of Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato
Film footage of President Nixon welcoming Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato to the White House for a State Visit, with a welcome ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House.
Nixon in New Orleans
Film footage of President Nixon and Mrs. Pat Nixon visit New Orleans, Louisiana, in August 1970.
Nixon Watches the “Game of the Century”, Texas vs. Arkansas
President Nixon flies in by Air Force One and Marine One to watch the college football “Game of the Century,” the University of watches the University of Texas beat the University of Arkansas in college football in a dramatic finish that lived up to Nixon’s pre-game prediction that it would be “one of the great football games of all time.”
The Closet Where LBJ’s Secret White House Taping System was Installed
This photo in the archives of the Richard Nixon Library claims to show the closet that LBJ’s secret White House tapes recording system was installed in.
Nixon in Moscow 1972
In May 1972, President Nixon ventured to Moscow to meet with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev for the Moscow Summit.