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Follow the links to visit the Richard Nixon Foundation Web site and to plan your next Special Event

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December 9, 2010 Tapes and Documents Release

On December 9, the Library opened 265 hours of White House recordings from February and March 1973, 2,500 pages of formerly classified national security materials, 140,000 pages of domestic records, and 45 video oral histories done by the Library between 2007 and 2009.

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You may also read the full press release and examine a full listing of newly available materials.

The Nixon Library is proud to partner with the Yorba Linda Public Library in presenting:

The Blind Side by Michael Lewis

Friday, January 14 . 7:00 p.m.
Nixon Library Auditorium
Former Los Angeles Rams and Pro Football Hall of Fame players Tom Mack and Jackie Slater will discuss their experiences in the NFL, college athletics, and the impact of football on their lives. Learn how the game of football evolved from top offensive linemen who lived and played through the changes described in The Blind Side.

You can view the entire calendar of activities and discover more about the One Book, One City program at the Yorba Linda Public Library's official website
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The Research Room is Open Late for National History Day!
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Every Wednesday until January 26, 2011 the Research Room will stay open until 8:00pm. We invite researchers of all ages to take advantage of these extended hours.

Public Programming

"Treasures from the Vault”

Head of State Gifts from the Nixon Presidential Library Collection

For over thirty years, the artifacts from the Nixon presidency resided largely out of public view in gift vaults in the Washington, D.C. area. Today, after a cross-country move, all 30,000 of these items are now permanently housed here in Yorba Linda. In celebration, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum has designed Treasures from the Vault, a special exhibit showcasing some of the most interesting, unusual, and breathtaking gifts given to President Richard Nixon, First Lady Pat Nixon, and the Nixon family by world leaders. This show runs from September 4, 2010 through February 21, 2011 in the Special Exhibit Gallery.

Among the many highlights are:
• A stunning red silk ten-panel screen with embroidered cranes from the President of South Korea.
• A diamond watch from the Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia.
• An official painting of St. Peter’s Basilica from Pope Paul VI.
• A first century BC Ghandara carved stone relief depicting Buddha from Taxila, Pakistan.

In a special learning center kids can explore gifts from African leaders to learn about the history, cultures, and geography of Africa.
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Yorba Linda Public Library Exposed 2010


Public Programming

On December 9, 2010, the Nixon Library opened a video oral history with former Senator George McGovern. To see his video oral history with the Nixon Library please click here.