Records Nixon-Echeverria Summit 1972

John Dyer filed this request with the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum of the United States of America.
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From: John Dyer

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I request any and all records, talking points, memorandums, cables, transcripts and specially the meeting minutes of president Richard Nixon summit with Mexican president Luis Echeverria held in Washington on June 15th 16th, 1972.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


John Dyer

From: Melissa Heddon

Dear Mr. Dyer,

This letter is in response to your request received by NARA for release of
information from the Richard Nixon Library under the Freedom of Information
Act (FOIA)(5 U.S.C., as amended). Your request for access to
information related to the meeting between President Nixon and Mexican
President Luis Echeverria in June of 1972 was received by the Nixon Library
on March 18, 2014.

The materials that you have requested are not Presidential, Vice
Presidential, or Federal records. They are materials governed by the
Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act (PRMPA) and
therefore are not subject to request under FOIA provisions. Thus, we do not
consider this to be a denial under the Freedom of Information Act.

However, materials related to President Nixon's summit with Mexican
President Luis Echeverria, can be found in the following locations in our
collection. I have included links to our online finding aids. These
materials are open and available to all researchers.

National Security Council Files, VIP Visits, Box 932

White House Special Files, Staff Member and Office Files, Boxes 76, 132

Notes on the visit can also be found in the Presidential Daily Diary for
those dates

The meeting between President Nixon and President Echeverria was recorded
on the White House Tapes, the subject log can be found here: http://www.

National Security Council Files, Presidential Correspondence, Box 758

If you would like more information on the materials above or are interested
in a copy order, please email me back.

If you consider this response to be a denial of your FOIA request, you may
appeal by writing to the Deputy Archivist, The National Archives and
Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001. To
be considered timely, your appeal should be received by the Deputy
Archivist within 35 days of your receipt of this letter. Both the letter
and the envelope should be clearly marked "Freedom of Information Act
Best regards,

Melissa Lew Heddon
Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886


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