Selections from the Collection

April 17 to June 7, 2015

The collections on display represent a small portion of the artifacts and documents related to President Richard Nixon and his family within our holdings. As a young veteran after the end of World War II, Richard Nixon was afforded a unique opportunity to serve his country as a Congressman and Senator, and later as Vice President under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He later became president himself. During his administration, President Nixon's challenge was to resolve the issues of the day. The Nixon doctrine or "Vietnamization," was a strategy the president implemented to end the Vietnam War and bring back home military personnel and prisoners of war. President Nixon faced challenges such as recognition that the environment was important, that self-determination for Native Americans was vital, and that the economy, equal opportunity and civil rights and desegregation mattered to all. The items on display reflect these important issues. Location: Hall Gallery