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The Complete [Declassified] Nixon Tapes on Chile and Salvador Allende

Collection of Nixon’s Conversations on Chile and Salvador Allende Assembled for the First Time

 June 2010

The often-overlooked Nixon Tapes, which were in operation in Washington D.C. for approximately 85 percent of Chilean President Salvador Allende’s tenure in office, are one source that can help re-focus the debate on U.S. policy between Allende’s 1970 election and 1973 overthrow.[i]  To that end, nixontapes.org is pleased to bring you a comprehensive list of all declassified, publicly known Nixon Tape conversations related to Chile and Allende.[ii]  We have included excerpted transcripts,[iii] where applicable, in addition to the complete audio and summaries for each conversation.

For the first time, we are pleased to make the collection of annotated transcripts available as a downloadable briefing book.  To download all of the transcripts, please click here.

For a key to participants’ names, click here (136k).

Conversation Number

Date:

Participants

Summary

Transcript

Download Audio

454-009a

2/20/71

P, HAK, HRH

doc (123k)

 

mp3 (73m)

454-009b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (83m)

458-005

2/25/71

P, FH, CEW, HJC, AH

doc (37k)

 

mp3 (12.9m)

460-027

2/26/71

P, HAK

doc (37k)

pdf (94k)

mp3 (13.7m)

462-005

3/5/71

P, HAK

doc (102k)

pdf (94k)

mp3 (71.8m)

472-009

3/23/71

P, PGP

doc (53k)

 

mp3 (28.9m)

245-006

4/6/71

P, HAK

doc (49k)

pdf (119k)

mp3 (37.8m)

249-006

4/15/71

P, HRH, HAK

doc (74k)

 

mp3 (72.1m)

481-006

4/17/71

P, HRH, RLZ

doc (45k)

 

mp3 (15.4m)

481-007a

4/17/71

P, HRH, HAK

doc (143k)

 

mp3 (18.6m)

481-007b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (74m)

487-007

4/23/71

P, HAK

doc (61k)

pdf (86k)

mp3 (15.3m)

490-014

5/4/71

P, THM, DP, AMH

doc (45k)

 

mp3 (15.7m)

495-023

5/7/71

P, EVS, AMH

doc (37k)

 

mp3 (11.2m)

497-002

5/11/71

P, WBS, AMH

doc (45k)

 

mp3 (21.2m)

510-005a

6/2/71

P, JBC

doc (61k)

 

mp3 (37.1m)

510-005b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (9.7m)

511-001

6/7/71

P, HAK

doc (66k)

 

mp3 (50.6m)

517-004

6/11/71

P, HAK, HRH

doc (61k)

pdf (160k)

mp3 (34.1m)

517-020

6/11/71

P, HAK, JBC

doc (45k)

pdf (164k)

mp3 (23.3m)

517-022

6/11/71

P, HAK, HRH

doc (41k)

pdf (86k)

mp3 (11.5m)

523-004

6/16/71

P, CGB, JDE, PGP

doc (66k)

pdf (135k)

mp3 (32.3m)

524-015a

6/17/71

P, HAK, DMcIK

doc (66k)

 

mp3 (20.2m)

524-015b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (14m)

530-010

6/29/71

P, PGP

doc (45k)

 

mp3 (22.6m)

532-017

6/30/71

P, WPMcC, AMH

doc (41k)

 

mp3 (12.3m)

262-005a

7/19/71

P, JBC

doc (74k)

pdf (94k)

mp3 (7.5m)

262-005b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (63.9m)

567-009

9/4/71

P, CsdeS,  ANm

doc (45k)

 

mp3 (26.5m)

568-009

9/9/71

P, JBC, HRH

doc (57k)

 

mp3 (45.8m)

571-001

9/13/71

P, AMH, RJD, HRH

doc (86k)

 

mp3 (63.4m)

278-051

9/16/71

P, HAK

doc (37k)

 

mp3 (16.3m)

578-005

9/24/71

P, MF, GPS

doc (82k)

 

mp3 (50.4m)

581-004

9/30/71

P, RHF, JNM

doc (61k)

 

mp3 (38.4m)

584-003a

10/5/71

P, HAK, JBC, HRH

doc (82k)

pdf (115k)

mp3 (79.5m)

584-003b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (83.3m)

285-036

10/7/71

P, HAK

doc (37k)

 

mp3 (8.4m)

587-007a

10/8/71

P, JDE, RMH

doc (61k)

pdf (94k)

mp3 (36.5m)

587-007b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (11.7m)

287-007

10/11/71

P, HAK

doc (70k)

pdf (82k)

mp3 (33.8m)

288-006

10/12/71

P, HAK

doc (33k)

 

mp3 (4.2m)

593-010

10/15/71

P, JBC, RSMcN, HAK

doc (41k)

 

mp3 (25.4m)

282-014

10/20/71

P, HAK

doc (45k)

 

mp3 (17.6m)

012-111

10/25/71

P, WPR

doc (45k)

 

mp3 (7.4m)

012-116

10/25/71

P, WPR

doc (33k)

 

mp3 (6.5m)

303-009a

10/26/71

P, JBC

doc (82k)

pdf (119k)

mp3 (73.6m)

303-009b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (45.7m)

602-001

10/26/71

P, STA

doc (70k)

 

mp3 (68.7m)

612-004

11/3/71

P, HAK, AMH, RHF, HRH

doc (57k)

 

mp3 (38.4m)

616-009

11/10/71

P, WPR, HRH, AMH

doc (45k)

 

mp3 (38.6m)

623-024

11/23/71

P, HAK

doc (66k)

 

mp3 (48.5)

626-007

11/30/71

P, HAK, RHF, HGK

doc (49k)

 

mp3 (40.9m)

634-016

12/9/71

P, JBC

doc (45k)

 

mp3 (36.7m)

313-021

1/10/72

P, HRH

doc (49k)

pdf (106k)

mp3 (39.8m)

648-004

1/17/72

P, HRH, RLZ

doc (111k)

 

mp3 (143.1m)

649-001

1/17/72

P, HRH, JBC

doc (90k)

pdf (119k)

mp3 (120.8m)

650-002

1/18/72

P, APB

doc (37k)

 

mp3 (8.1m)

650-006

1/18/72

P, CWC, RMW

doc (57k)

 

mp3 (46.7m)

650-009

1/18/72

P, AFB , JBC, RMW, CWC

doc (49k)

 

mp3 (41m)

650-012a

1/18/72

P, JEH, GPS

doc (82k)

pdf (115k)

mp3 (44.2m)

650-012b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (36.1m)

650-013

1/18/72

P, HRH

doc (86k)

pdf (102k)

mp3 (50.4m)

651-012

1/19/72

P, HRH

doc (90k)

 

mp3 (79.6m)

652-013

1/20/72

P, WCW, MRL

doc (66k)

pdf (106k)

mp3 (45.4m)

652-017

1/20/72

P, HAK

doc (45k)

 

mp3 (17.4m)

654-001

1/24/72

P, HRH, PMF

doc (78k)

pdf (102k)

mp3 (47.1m)

662-005

2/1/72

P, HAK

doc (33k)

 

mp3 (9.4m)

665-008

2/3/72

P, HAK, YY, DZ

doc (57k)

 

mp3 (72.2m)

320-028

2/8/72

P, JBC, RSM, HAK

doc (66k)

pdf (94k)

mp3 (71.5m)

324-012

3/20/72

P, HRH, CWC

doc (53k)

 

mp3 (36.5m)

689-006

3/20/72

P, RMH

doc (37k)

 

mp3 (13.1m)

324-022

3/22/72

P, HRH

doc (61k)

 

mp3 (58m)

021-131

3/22/72

P, CWC

doc (33k)

 

mp3 (15.8m)

022-006

3/23/72

P, RLZ

doc (29k)

pdf (106k)

mp3 (797k)

326-019

3/24/72

P, RLZ

doc (41k)

 

mp3 (23.2m)

693-002

3/24/72

P, CWC

doc (53k)

 

mp3 (62.8m)

022-028

3/27/71

HRH, RHF

doc (29k)

 

mp3 (819k)

329-032a

4/13/72

P, HRH

doc (82k)

 

mp3 (5.4m)

329-032b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (68.8m)

724-004

5/15/72

P, DMK, PMF

doc (57k)

pdf (94k)

mp3 (33.2m)

725-028

5/15/72

P, JBC

doc (33k)

 

mp3 (2.1m)

735-001

6/15/72

P, LEA, AMH

doc (53k)

pdf (119k)

mp3 (69.4m)

735-007

6/15/72

P, HAK

doc (41k)

 

mp3 (25.5m)

739-006a

6/21/72

P, AFB, GPS, CWW, HGK

doc (49k)

 

mp3 (19.2m)

739-006b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (56.5m)

739-010a

6/21/72

P, JDE, NAR, JAV, JLB, WLG, WAR, APB, JKJ

doc (37k)

 

mp3 (22.4m)

739-010b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (9.6m)

742-013

6/26/72

P, PMF

doc (41k)

 

mp3 (24.5m)

026-008

6/26/72

P, GPS, HAK

doc (29k)

 

mp3 (938k)

751-014a

7/24/72

P, RKP, JJMcL, JKA, DRG, LWH, RCC, HJL, VH, JBMcD, SBB

doc (57k)

pdf (111k)

mp3 (18.1m)

751-014b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (41.3m)

751-014c

 

 

 

 

mp3 (4m)

756-008

7/28/72

P, ADN, JAdAC, AMH

doc (37k)

 

mp3 (11.4m)

772-012a

9/7/72

P, GPS, AFB

doc (49k)

 

mp3 (6.5m)

772-012b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (29m)

360-020a

9/11/72

P, HRH

doc (66k)

 

mp3 (34.6m)

360-020b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (7.5m)

358-001

 

 

 

 

mp3 (24.7m)

387-007a

12/5/72

P, GPS, JDE

doc (49k)

 

mp3 (27.6m)

387-007b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (28.5m)

233-010a

12/6/72

P, HRH

doc (98k)

 

mp3 (41.3m)

233-010b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (43m)

384-004a

12/10/72

P, AMH, HRH

doc (90k)

 

mp3 (31m)

384-004b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (41.2m)

384-004c

 

 

 

 

mp3 (41.3m)

384-004d

 

 

 

 

mp3 (27.2m)

820-024

12/12/72

P, HRH, GCS, JKeogh, FJS

doc (119k)

 

mp3 (7.3m)

820-024A

 

 

 

 

mp3 (148k)

821-001a

 

 

 

 

mp3 (48.1m)

821-001b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (46.1m)

835-008a

1/8/73

P, HRH, JED

doc (82k)

 

mp3 (27.6m)

835-008b

 

 

 

 

mp3 (44.4m)


The views presented here do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Government.

[i]As of the writing of this briefing book most of the tapes dating from February to July 1973 have yet to be declassified.  Specifically, Allende was in office 1,042 days, from his inauguration on November 4, 1970 to his death on September 11, 1973.  In Washington, Nixon’s taping system started in the Oval Office on February 16, 1971 and ended on July 18, 1973—883 days, all of which took place while Allende was in office.  One recent study that has utilized some of the Nixon Tapes on Chile is Lubna Zakia Qureshi’s Nixon, Kissinger, and Allende: U.S. Involvement in the 1973 Coup (Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield, 2008).  We wish to thank Dr. Qureshi for providing draft transcripts of several conversations used here.

[ii] We prepared this collection based on all references to “Chile” and “Allende” in the most recent official finding aids produced by the National Archives and Records Administration.  It is possible—although unlikely—that the NARA staff missed substantive references to Chile/Allende.

[iii] Although we have reviewed each conversation multiple times, readers are encouraged to consult the audio and draw their own conclusions.  We would welcome transcript corrections or additions at nixontapes@nixontapes.org.

 

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