Oral Histories


The Richard Nixon Presidential Library holdings include more than 150 oral history interviews with many individuals who worked in the Nixon Presidential Administration or were significant figures during the time. For a complete listing of the interviews, expand the Alphabetical Index below. You may also browse subject-oriented groupings for the individuals interviewed.

Then-Library Director Timothy Naftali conducted the vast majority of these interviews between 2006 and 2011. Most, but not all of these interviews, are currently open for research. Researchers may access DVD copies of all open interviews from this project in the Library’s research room. Some interviews are posted online. Between 2002 and 2003 Library staff members recorded interviews of five individuals associated with the administration. The transcripts of three of these interviews are available online and the video of the remaining are available in the Library’s Research Room. Finally, in 1987 and 1988 Library staff recorded interviews of ten members of the administration. Researchers may access transcripts for nine of these interviews and an audio recording of the tenth in the Library’s Research Room.