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The White House Photographic Office Collection documents the activities of President Nixon, his family, and administration between 1969 and 1974.

  • The Collection contains 350,000 images.

A small sample of the collection is described and some electronic copies are available in the National Archives and Record Administration's National Archives Catalog database.


Photographic subjects include:

  • meeting with prominent social, political, and cultural personalities
  • Presidential domestic and foreign trips
  • social events involving the First Family
  • official portraits of the President, First Family, and high ranking members of the Nixon administration
  • the 1969 and 1973 Inaugurations
  • the 1972 Presidential campaign

About the Finding Aid

The Finding Aids for this collection include:

Please contact the Nixon Library staff for more information about these finding aids and to request custom database reports for your research project. Custom reports are recommended so that researchers may obtain the most updated metadata.

Copyright Information  [See Also:  Copyright Policy Restrictions on Audiovisual Materials]

Most images in this collection are work products of the U.S. Federal Government.

How to Get Copies  [See Also:  Obtaining Audiovisual Materials]

  • Make Your Own Copies: self-serve scanning from Master Print File (MPF) 8x10 surrogate prints and duplicate negatives is available in the Yorba Linda Research Room. Please contact the Nixon Library staff for custom reports that indicate which frames are available as local copies.

  • Adobe Acrobat PDFOrder Copies: scans of surrogate copies available in Yorba Linda may be ordered for a fee. All remaining frames are available through vendors at Archives II in College Park, MD, using a separate order form and process. Please contact Nixon Library staff for details.

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