Main Motion Film File Collection


The Main Motion Film File Collection features Nixon footage filmed between 1953 and 1974.

  • The Collection contains 619 titles of mostly 16mm black and white sound on film picture rolls.
Scope and Content Note


  • Motion films from the pre-Presidential era were deeded by private individuals to the National Archives and Records Administration.
  • Presidential period films were deposited by organizations and individuals with the White House theater

Title Listing


  • domestic and foreign trips
  • political spots for various Nixon campaigns
  • films produced by government agencies
  • educational films
  • Nixon speeches and press conferences
  • kinescopes of television broadcasts and newsreel footage

The Title Listing Finding Aid is organized by date of accession and includes:

  • copyright information
  • subject matter
  • participants
  • dates
  • geographic location
  • applicable restrictions

Restriction Status

  • Some of this material is withdrawn.

Copyright Information

Much of the material is copyrighted.

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