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Collections held at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California

Presidential Materials, including:

  • Textual--staff member and office files, subject files, name files, National Security files, Federal records, Haldeman diaries, oral histories, and exit interviews

  • Audiovisual--approximately 500,000 photographs, 700 hours of film, over 4,000 hours of "off air" video recordings, and 4,469 audio recordings

  • Nixon White House Tapes--copies of the publicly available tapes, totaling approximately 2,371 hours

  • Presidential and Vice Presidential Gifts - over 3,000
Materials deeded by Richard Nixon to the National Archives in the late 1960's which were housed at the NARA Pacific Region Branch in Laguna Niguel, California. This pre-Presidential collection was transferred to Yorba Linda in August 2006.

The Nixon Presidential Returned Materials Collections were deeded by the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace Foundation to the National Archives and Records Administration on July 11, 2007. These materials were returned to Richard Nixon and his estate after materials within the White House Central Files and White House Special Files (as well as the later Contested Materials) were determined to be of a personal or political nature.

The pre and post-Presidential materials, including audiovisual materials, maintained by the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace Foundation archive department after 1990 remain in the legal custody of the Foundation. They are, however, administered by the Nixon Library staff. Copyright of these materials continues to be held by the Foundation.
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