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New Scans Available

On October 28, 2015, the Library posted scans from the Nixon Presidential Returned Materials Collection: White House Special Files (WHSF): Contested Files. This 55-box collection consists of documents defined by the President Materials Review Board as private/personal and private/political. These materials were returned to the estate of Richard Nixon in 1996.

In July 2007, the Richard Nixon Foundation deeded these materials to the National Archives and Records Administration. They have been available for research use in in the Yorba Linda research room since this time.


New Materials Release

On May 20, 2015, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum opened additional Nixon Presidential Materials in response to researcher requests.

Declassified Documents

Nearly 4,000 pages processed under mandatory declassification review for this opening. Among them are documents relating to the reversion of Okinawa to Japanese administration, a memorandum and two reports from Tom Charles Huston on a bombing halt in Vietnam, and information regarding military activities during the Vietnam conflict.

View scans of selected documents

Alphabetical Name Files

The Name Files were used for routine materials filed alphabetically by the name of the correspondent. Copies of documents in the Name Files were usually filed by subject in the Subject Files. This release includes files for Presidents George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter. Other Federal Government officials include Barry Goldwater, J. Edgar Hoover, Hubert Humphrey, and George McGovern. The Library also opened files for entertainers Art Linkletter and John Wayne.








Nixon Library Museum Galleries Temporarily Close for Renovation

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What’s Open at the Nixon Library During Renovation

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Learn more about this exhibit
September 4 to
November 15, 2015
The Watergate Gallery is now open.
Explore the evidence behind the Watergate Gallery.
Tour the old Watergate Gallery
Watch the opening Ceremony