White House Tapes

In February 1971, President Nixon began secretly taping conversations and telephone calls in several locations, including the Oval Office, his office in the Old Executive Office Building, the Cabinet Room, and Camp David.

There are 2,719 hours of tapes containing conversations from February 1971 through July 1973 open to the public. In this section learn what the conversations are about, how to obtain the tapes, and how the tapes were reviewed and processed.

Listen Online to the White House Tapes

The following audio files are available online:

White House Tape Collections

The Nixon White House Tapes are being processed in several segments. The sections below describe the available Nixon White House Tapes.

Learn About the White House Tapes

Learn about the taping system and how the tapes are made available to the public.

Tape Release Schedule

Once processing is complete, the conversations are made available to the public.