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The New Nixon Library opens to the public on Friday, October 14, with a full slate of activities planned for the weekend. Follow this link for a full schedule of events.

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In observance of Columbus Day, our research room will be closed on Monday, October 10. The research room will also be closed for the opening of the New Nixon Library on Friday, October 14. We hope you can join us to celebrate


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National Archives Recognizes Four Historians Who Shaped the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
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Nixon Library Museum Galleries Temporarily Close for Renovation

Library campus remains open to visitors during upgrades. Learn More

What’s Open at the Nixon Library During Renovation

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New Materials Release

On September 7, 2016, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum opened additional Nixon Presidential Materials, which were declassified in response to researcher requests.

Declassified Documents

Over 2,000 pages were processed under mandatory declassification review for this opening. Among them are documents relating to the President's Daily Brief (PDB), Vietnam, Chile, and the Middle East.

View the full finding aid or selected documents

Contact us for more information or visit us in the Yorba Linda research room to view the newly released documents in person!


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.







The PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEFS symposium was held at the Library on August 24, 2016.
CIA Director John Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, and a panel of expert historians discussed the Nixon and Ford Presidential Daily Briefs. 

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View the newly declassified documents in the CIA's Electronic Reading Room. Learn More


Nixon throught the lens

Campaign 1972:
Nixon Through the Lens
Campaign 1972: Nixon Through the Lens is a presentation of memorable images from the 1972 Presidential Campaign by photographer Ollie Atkins. The project was produced by Library staff and presented by the
Google Cultural Institute.
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This project is part of a larger presentation, “American Democracy.” To see all 73 virtual exhibits, which include other Presidential Libraries. Learn More
The President and the King
On December 21, 1970, the White House hosted one of the most historic intersections of pop culture and politics in the twentieth century. Visit our Nixon and Elvis page for photographs and other resources relating to this unforgettable meeting.
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See the new schedule of Sunday concerts learn more


The Watergate Gallery is now open.
Explore the evidence behind the Watergate Gallery.
Tour the old Watergate Gallery
Watch the opening Ceremony