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In February 1971, President Nixon began secretly taping conversations and telephone calls in several locations, including the Oval Office, his office in the Old Executive Office Building, the Cabinet Room, and Camp David.

There are 2,636 hours of tapes containing conversations from February 1971 through July 1973 open to the public.

The Library is working toward making more of the tapes available directly online.

After completion of the chronological review in 2013, the Nixon Library began a project to create a complete digital preservation copy of the White House Tapes. Concurrently, we began a rereview of withdrawn content in accordance with the Presidential Records and Materials and Preservation Act [PRMPA] and the 2007 deed of gift agreement.  As part of this rereview, we are also in consultation with agencies regarding declassification to rereview classified segments.  All newly remastered tapes can be found via this page and we anticipate regular releases as we finish the digitization and continue our rereview.

For a copy of the complete finding aid for the White House Tapes in either zip format or CD visit the finding aid section of our website.

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