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National History Day, 2016:
Exploration, Encounter, Exchange!

 

YORBA LINDA, Cal., (January 2016) - The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum - A national treasure in your own backyard.

As a component of the National Archives and Records Administration - America's record keeper - we are an archives facility responsible for preserving and making available to you the documents, photographs, video footage, and audio tapes from the life and times of our 37th President, Richard Nixon.

By visiting us, it's possible to consult with professional archivists who can provide expert advice about our vast collections, as well as guide you through the process of conducting primary source research. In the past we've assisted a number of National History Day (NHD) participants with such projects as an in depth documentary about baseball great Jackie Robinson; a regional award winning skit titled "Power, the Press, The Post: Katharine Graham and the Rights and Responsibilities of Journalism"; and a video documentary that focused on the history and cultural significance of Sesame Street.

We are here for you.

Whether a presentation is an essay, a video documentary, a poster board display, or even a live performance, our holdings can assist you because they span a unique and very interesting time in American history. From the late 1940s through the mid 1970s, our expansive textual and audiovisual collections cover a wide range of topics that support this year's NHD theme of Exploration, Encounter, Exchange! In our collections, we have material relating to the opening of diplomatic and cultural doors between the United States and China; space exploration (the Apollo program, Skylab, and the development of the Space Shuttle); the U.S. and U.S.S.R. negotiations regarding the Strategic Arms Limitations Treaty (SALT) and Anti-Ballistic Missile talks; the Nixon/Khrushchev "Kitchen Debates"; civil rights; the "Paris Peace Talks"; the Middle East Crisis and negotiations; Native American issues; and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Call us at 714-983-9120 or email nixon@nara.gov to schedule an appointment with an archivist.

Or, drop by and visit our research room Monday through Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

CONTINUING THROUGH MARCH 9, 2016, THE REASEARCH ROOM WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 8 P.M. EACH WEDNESDAY.

The research room is closed on Federal holiday.

We look forward to working with you


The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is one of thirteen Presidential Libraries operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. The Nixon Library is located at 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda, CA, and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exceptions of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The Museum is fully handicapped accessible. For more information, call 714-983-9120 or go to nixonlibrary.gov.

 

1/07/2016

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