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The Secret Service installed and maintained the taping system, numbered the tapes 1 through 950, and filed them according to their taping location.

The Nixon Staff archivists maintain the original filing system put in place by the Secret Service. The tapes were numbered according to where they were recorded. As a result, there are seven different series for the White House Tapes, one for each taping location.

Arrangement  [See Also:  White House Tapes Series Reference Table]

The seven different series for the White House Tapes are the:

  1. White House telephone (WHT) tapes:
    • Tape Numbers:   1-46
    • Date Span:   4/6/71 - 5/24/73
    • Total Tapes:   46

  2. Cabinet Room (CAB) tapes:
    • Tape Numbers:   47-129
    • Date Span:   2/16/71 - 7/18/73
    • Total Tapes:   83

  3. Camp David Study Table (CDST) telephone tapes:
    • Tape Numbers:   130-169
    • Date Span:   5/18/72 - 6/21/73
    • Total Tapes:   40

  4. Camp David Study Desk (CDSD) telephone tapes:
    • Tape Numbers:   170-187 (Tapes 171, 173, 175, and 187 are blank.)
    • Date Span:   5/18/72 - 2/24/73
    • Total Tapes:   18

  5. Camp David Hard Wire (CDHW) tapes:
    • Tape Numbers:   188-244
    • Date Span:   5/18/72 - 3/5/73
    • Total Tapes:   57

  6. Old Executive Office Building (EOB) office tapes:
    • Tape Numbers:   245-448
    • Date Span:   4/6/71 - 7/11/73
    • Total Tapes:   205

  7. Oval Office (OVAL) tapes:
    • Tape Numbers:   449-950 (Tapes 680 and 950 are blank.)
    • Date Span:   2/16/71 - 7/12/73
    • Total Tapes:   501

White House Tapes Series Reference Table

The following table provides detailed information on each series:

Taping Location Tape Numbers Date Span Total Tapes
WHT 1-46 4/6/71 - 5/24/73 46
CAB 47-129 2/16/71 - 7/18/73 83
CDST 130-169 5/18/72 - 6/21/73 40
CDSD 170-187 (Tapes 171, 173, 175, and 187 are blank.) 5/18/72 - 2/24/73 18
CDHW 188-244 5/18/72 - 3/5/73 57
EOB 245-448 4/6/71 - 7/11/73 205
OVAL 449-950 (Tapes 680 and 950 are blank.) 2/16/71 - 7/12/73 501
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