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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:

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

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

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.



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.