How We Process the Materials

The publicly available Nixon Presidential Materials in our collection either relate to Abuses of Governmental Power or to the constitutional and statutory duties of the President and his staff. We process the Nixon Presidential Materials in accordance with Federal Regulations.

Federal Regulations

Processing the materials involves performing the traditional archival functions of arrangement, description, and preservation. The archivists also review for purely "private-personal" materials, as defined in the federal regulations.


The archivists must also review the materials for information that would compromise national security, cause an unwarranted invasion of privacy, violate an agency policy or federal statute, or compromise trade secrets.