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New Exhibit at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

News to History: Photojournalism and the Presidency, Selections from the Briscoe Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 24, 2013

Media Contact: Gregory Cumming: (714) 983-9131, gregory.cumming@nara.gov
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, in partnership with the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, proudly presents "News to History: Photojournalism and the Presidency." The exhibit opened on December 21, 2013, and will remain on display at the Nixon Library until February 17, 2014.

Every picture tells a story. Showcasing the Briscoe Center's outstanding photographic collections, "News to History" highlights the thirteen Presidential administrations from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Barack Obama. The exhibit features iconic images that capture the interaction of each President with their era.

"The U.S. media has always played an important role in documenting events that become part of our history," said Susan K. Donius, Acting Director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. "We are very excited about this exhibit which tells this compelling story."

Since 1992, the Briscoe Center at the University of Texas in Austin, has conducted an ambitious program to collect and preserve the historically valuable imagery produced by photojournalists. The photographers whose work is displayed in "News to History" have placed their archives with the Briscoe Center. Today, the Briscoe Center preserves the largest single collection of photographs of the U.S. presidency outside of Washington, DC.

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., with the exceptions of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The Library is located in Yorba Linda, California. The Museum is fully handicapped accessible. For more information, call 714-983-9120 or go to www.nixonlibrary.gov.

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