Archival Processing of the White House Tapes

Processing the Nixon White House Tapes for public access involves completing the typical archival functions of preservation, arrangement, and description. This process includes:

  1. Creating review and preservation copies of the original tapes.

  2. Reviewing the tapes for PRMPA and national security restrictions.

  3. Describing the content of the tapes by creating detailed Tape Subject Logs and Finding Aids.

  4. Technical processing and editing the tapes for public release.

  5. Creating reference copies for use by the public.