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China Link to History Day help for students. For Kids
The Watergate Gallery is now open.
Explore the evidence behind the Watergate Gallery.
Tour the old Watergate Gallery
Watch the opening Ceremony

March 31, 2011 Oral History Release

In celebration of the opening of the new Watergate Gallery on March 31, 2011, the Nixon Library is pleased to release video oral histories conducted between 2007 and 2011 with Benjamin Bradlee, Alexander Butterfield, Leslie Gelb, Harry Middleton, Ben Wattenberg, and Bob Woodward. The Library is also releasing audio of an oral history conducted with John Ehrlichman in 1987.

The oral histories are available in the Library's research room in Yorba Linda, California. The Alexander Butterfield interview is available online in the Virtual Library.

Link to the Virtual Exhibit


CSPAN-3 Robert Dole April 30 and May 1
Stanley Kutler, June 1 at 7:00pm.
This event is free and open to the public! To reserve your seats, email or call 714-983-9120.

Disney's Lincoln
At the Nixon Library
Presidents' Day

Both Walt Disney and Richard Nixon shared a deep admiration and appreciation for Illinois' Abraham Lincoln, as his humble beginnings and his rise to the Presidency in adversity made for great examples of American individualism and perseverance.   
In 1962, the Walt Disney Studios designed an attraction for the State of Illinois Pavilion at the upcoming 1964-65 New York World's Fair.  The theme park designers at Walt Disney Imagineering used the latest technology in engineering and model-making to build a life-sized animated, talking reproduction of Abraham Lincoln.  This dramatic production was entitled, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. 
To honor Presidents' Day we bring to our visitors unique items from the collections of Walt Disney Imagineering which include original artwork from Walt Disney Studios Imagineers seen in the film that was shown before experiencing the attraction.  Items from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library include a letter from Walt Disney to Vice President Nixon and the Key to Disneyland received by Vice President Nixon in 1955.  For more information please call (714) 983-9120.