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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:

For more information on the film festival, including entry requirements, visit the Yorba Linda Public Library's website. learn more>

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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Interested in making history this summer?

We are currently seeking talented and energetic undergraduate students to work as paid interns from June 6, 2011 to August 12, 2011. Selected students will help us with a number of important projects including our July academic conference on the life and times of President Nixon and the creation of new, interactive educational resources.

To learn more, please click here.

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.