White House Communications Agency Video Collection


The White House Communications Agency (WHCA) Videotape Collection contains "off-the-air" recordings of televised programs produced between 1968 and 1974.

  • The 4,087 broadcast quality two inch quadruplex videotape recordings comprise 3,900 hours of playing time.
Scope and Content Note


The file includes:

  • comprehensive coverage of President Nixon's appearances on national television
  • appearance by members of the Nixon Administration
  • segments of national network news telecasts relating to the Nixon Administration
  • special news reports
  • scheduled public affairs broadcasts
  • coverage of all of the televised proceedings of the Senate Select Committee on Watergate ("The Ervin Committee") and the House Judiciary Committee Hearings on Impeachment

Title List

The Finding Aid Program Log lists:

  • title
  • date
  • producer
  • running time for each program

Copyright Information

Most of the recordings in this collection are subject to copyright restrictions.

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