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The Archival Research Catalog (ARC) is available from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

ARC Use the instructions below to search ARC for all Nixon-related materials and/or for specific Textual Materials, White House Tapes, and Audiovisual Materials.

Search ARC

Start here to open the ARC search screen in a new window.

  1. Open http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/

  2. Press the yellow Search button to go to the Basic Search Form.

Search for Nixon materials in ARC

This is a broad search for all Nixon-related materials held by the National Archives. The results will include some items that include the term "Nixon" but may not be related to President Nixon or held by the Nixon Presidential Library. For specific searches, see below.

  1. Enter Nixon in the Keywords box.

  2. After Limit Results to, select 2000 from the drop-down box.

  3. Click on the Search button.

Search for Textual Materials in ARC  [See Also:  Textual Materials]

Descriptions of collections and digital images of select Nixon Presidential Library textual materials are available in ARC.

  1. Select Advanced Search.

  2. Enter your search terms in the Find results area.

  3. Click on Location of Archival Materials. Click on Deselect all. Select "Richard Nixon Library."

  4. Under Type of Archival Materials, click on Deselect all. Select "Textual Records."

  5. Click on the Search button at the top or bottom of the screen.

Search for White House Tapes in ARC  [See Also:  White House Tapes]

  1. Follow this link to visit the ARC record for the Nixon White House Tapes.

  2. Select Search within this series next to the phrase [#] items described in ARC.

  3. Enter your search in the search box and click the Search button.

Search for Digital Nixon Photos in ARC  [See Also:  Photographic Collections and White House Photographic Office Collection]

Presently, all of the digital photos are from the Nixon White House Photographic Office (WHPO) collection of still photographs. The Variant Control Number field for each ARC record contains the Roll and Frame number needed to order from the WHPO collection [i.e. 8893(22)].

  1. Follow this link to visit the ARC record for the Nixon White House Photographs series.

  2. Select Search within this series next to the phrase [#] items described in ARC.

  3. Enter your search in the search box and click the Search button.

From the Collection:

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ARC Identifier: 194576, Title: "Richard M. Nixon press conference releasing the transcripts of the White House Tapes., 04/29/1974"

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