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The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, CA is home to the Nixon Presidential Materials (textual, photographs, sound and moving images), Nixon White House Tapes, Nixon pre and post-Presidential Materials, the museum galleries, President Nixon's birthplace, and the Presidential Helicopter (Army/Marine One).

Only copies of the White House Tapes remain at the National Archives Building in College Park, Maryland.

Click the links below to learn about our collections and visiting our research room.

  • Research Room Hours in Yorba Linda, California

    Day:   Monday - Friday 
    Time:   9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    When Materials Can be Requested

    We perform the first pull for a new researcher on demand. Subsequent boxes may ordered at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Request slips submitted after 3:30 p.m. will be available at 9:30 a.m. the following day.

  • Location

    Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum 
    18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard 
    Yorba Linda, California   92886

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    Driving Directions

    From DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES: Go south on Interstate 5 to Highway 91. Take Highway 91 east to Highway 57. Take Highway 57-North and exit Yorba Linda Boulevard. Head east (turn right) on Yorba Linda Boulevard and proceed to the Museum at 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard.

    From LOS ANGELES AIRPORT (LAX): Take Sepulveda to Interstate 105-East to Interstate 605-South to Highway 91-East to Highway 57-North and exit Yorba Linda Boulevard. Head east (turn right) on Yorba Linda Boulevard and proceed to the Museum at 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard.

    From SAN DIEGO: Go north on Interstate 5 to Highway 57. Take Highway 57-North and exit Yorba Linda Boulevard. Head east (turn right) on Yorba Linda Boulevard and proceed to the Museum at 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard.

    From ANAHEIM: Take Katella Avenue to Highway 57. Take Highway 57-North and exit Yorba Linda Boulevard. Head east (turn right) on Yorba Linda Boulevard and proceed to the Museum at 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard.

    From JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT (SNA): Head north on Highway 55. Merge onto Highway 91 and exit at Imperial Highway. Turn left and go north on Imperial Highway and proceed to Yorba Linda Boulevard. Turn left and proceed to Museum at 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard.

    From RIVERSIDE and SAN BERNARDINO: take Highway 91 to Imperial Highway. Go north on Imperial Highway and proceed to Yorba Linda Boulevard. Turn left and proceed to Museum at 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard.

    Parking

    Visitor parking is free.

    Transportation

    Public Transportation:

    The Library is near the 131, 20, and 26 lines on the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) bus lines; OCTA has trip planners and a system map available.

    Distance from Local Airports

    • From John Wayne Airport (SNA):  20 miles
    • From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX):  41 miles

    Accommodations

    Yorba Linda 

    Country Side Suites
    22677 Oakcrest Cir.
    Phone: 714-921-8688
    (7.15 miles)

    Anaheim Hills

    Best Western
    5710 E. La Palma
    Phone: 714-779-0252
    (2.92 miles)

    Fairfield Inn
    201 North Via Cortez St.
    Phone: (714) 921-1100
    (3.75 miles)

    Fullerton

    Marriott 
    2701 E. Nutwood Ave. (on Cal State Fullerton campus)
    Phone: 714-738-7800
    (4.56 miles)

    Placentia

    Residence Inn by Marriott
    700 W. Kimberly Ave.
    Phone: 714-996-0555
    (5.51 miles)

    Brea

    Embassy Suites
    900 E. Birch (behind the Brea Mall)
    Phone: 714-990-6000
    (5.03 miles)

  • When planning for your research visit, please:

    1. Provide advance notice of your visit and research topic, if possible.
       
    2. Bring some type of government issued photo identification (drivers license, passport).
       
    3. Note that reproducing the Nixon White House Tapes requires researchers to bring reproduction supplies (blank CD-Rs).

    Paper, notecards, and pencils are provided by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). NARA staff must approve and stamp materials necessary for research, such as loose-leaf notes, lists, or references.

    You may bring small personal items, such as hand-held wallets or coin purses into research rooms, but they are subject to inspection when you enter or leave. Items not needed for research (such as briefcases, boxes, satchels, valises, purses, or other large bags) must be placed in a locker. Staff will issue you a lock for the locker.

    Contact us if you have any questions about your research visit.

  • Upon your arrival at the Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, you will be greeted at the reception desk.

    Security will check all bags and escort researchers to the Research Room. Museum admission is not required to conduct research. Researchers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    1. Staff will issue you a researcher's card and discuss the general procedures for research.
       
    2. After registration, you will receive an orientation by an archivist, including proper procedures for use of the materials, followed by discussion your research topic.  
  • Presidential Materials, including:

    • Textual--staff member and office files, subject files, name files, National Security files, Federal records, Haldeman diaries, oral histories, and exit interviews
       
    • Audiovisual--approximately 500,000 photographs, 700 hours of film, over 4,000 hours of "off air" video recordings, and 4,469 audio recordings
       
    • Nixon White House Tapes--copies of the publicly available tapes, totaling approximately 2,371 hours
       
    • Presidential and Vice Presidential Gifts - over 3,000 

    Materials deeded by Richard Nixon to the National Archives in the late 1960's which were housed at the NARA Pacific Region Branch in Laguna Niguel, California. This pre-Presidential collection was transferred to Yorba Linda in August 2006.

    The Nixon Presidential Returned Materials Collections were deeded by the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace Foundation to the National Archives and Records Administration on July 11, 2007. These materials were returned to Richard Nixon and his estate after materials within the White House Central Files and White House Special Files (as well as the later Contested Materials) were determined to be of a personal or political nature.

    The pre and post-Presidential materials, including audiovisual materials, maintained by the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace Foundation archive department after 1990 remain in the legal custody of the Foundation. They are, however, administered by the Nixon Library staff. Copyright of these materials continues to be held by the Foundation.

  • Richard Nixon's presidency is one of the most well-documented administrations in American history. The Nixon presidential materials collection contains approximately 4,000 separate recordings of broadcast video, nearly 4,500 audio recordings, 30,000 gifts from foreign heads of states, American citizens, and others, 300,000 still photographs, 2 million feet of film, 46 million pages of documents, and 3,700 hours of recorded presidential conversations (the famous "White House tapes").

    Since 1974, these materials have been maintained by the National Archives under the authority of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservations Act (PRMPA). Congress enacted PRMPA in response to news that President Nixon, only weeks after resigning office, had concluded an arrangement with the head of the General Services Administration that would have allowed him to destroy materials in the collection. PRMPA stipulated that the documents and other materials would remain in the government's possession, and further required that the collection stay within 50 miles of Washington, D.C.

    The passage of PRMPA resulted in more than two decades of litigation over the Nixon materials. Although President Nixon and his lawyers argued in a suit filed against the government that the materials were his property and that the processing of his records by the National Archives violated his constitutional rights, the Supreme Court upheld PRMPA in a 1977 decision. Following the 1979 settling of a subsequent lawsuit by President Nixon against the federal government, the National Archives released the first 12 ½ hours of tapes and transcripts related to Watergate.

    Additional litigation over the processing and release of the Nixon presidential materials (including separate suits filed by former Nixon officials and by the advocacy group Public Citizen), led to the large-scale release of documents in 1987 by the National Archives; however, President Nixon blocked the release of some files, arguing that they were private or political materials unrelated to his role as president. Approximately 78,000 pages were returned to President Nixon in 1994. Approximately 98 percent of those pages have since been opened by the National Archives.

    The processing of the tape recordings remained a contentious issue. A 1992 lawsuit by University of Wisconsin Professor Stanley Kutler and Public Citizen yielded a 1996 agreement by the National Archives, the Nixon estate, and Kutler and Public Citizen governing the release of the remaining tapes. To date, the National Archives has processed and opened 2,371 hours of recorded conversations.

    A new chapter in the history of the Nixon presidential materials began in 2004. Congress passed an amendment to PRMPA revoking the requirement that the Nixon materials remain within the Washington metropolitan area, allowing the establishment of a federal Nixon presidential library. Allen Weinstein, who served as Archivist of the United States from 2005 to 2008, made the inclusion of the Nixon Library into the Presidential system a priority upon taking office. He successfully concluded negotiations with the private Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace to transfer control of the Yorba Linda, California facility to the federal government, thereby paving the way for the creation of the federal Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and the transfer of the Nixon presidential materials to Yorba Linda. The Nixon Library became part of the National Archives and Records Administration on July 11, 2007.

    Upon the completion of a suitable addition to the library in spring 2010, the Nixon presidential materials, were moved to the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda. There, they have been unified with the pre- and post-presidential collections previously owned by the Nixon Foundation as well as a collection of documents from Richard Nixon's time as vice president that he gave to the Federal Government while he was in the White House and which had been stored in the National Archives facility in Laguna Niguel, California for more than three decades.

    • For more information, see the Release Chronology, which lists important milestones in the Library's history.

  • According to the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act (PRMPA) and its implementing regulations, all Nixon Presidential Materials, including Nixon White House Tapes, must be released through a public opening.

    Use the listing below to access information about each of the Nixon Presidential Materials releases.

    Materials Released to the Public

    Finding Aids may be available on the linked pages. The most recent releases are listed first.

    March 6, 2018

    • White House Central Files: Subject Files

    January 31, 2018

    December 26, 2017

     November 15, 2017

      • Previously restricted materials in:
      • National Security Files
        • FINDING AID for these materials declassified under Mandatory Review is available as a PDF file.
        • FINDING AID for materials declassified under Remote Archives Capture (RAC) is available as a PDF file.
      • White House Central Files: Subject Files
      • White House Special Files: Staff Member and Office Files

    June 14, 2017

    May 19, 2017

    April 7, 2017

    January 18, 2017

      • Previously restricted materials in:
        • National Security Files
        • FINDING AID for these materials declassified under Mandatory Review is available as a PDF file.
        • FINDING AID for materials declassified under Remote Archives Capture (RAC) is available as a PDF file.

    December 6, 2016

    September 7, 2016

      • Previously restricted materials in:
        • National Security Files
        • White House Special Files: Staff Member and Office Files
        • A FINDING AID for these materials declassified under Mandatory Review is available as a PDF file.

    May 26, 2016

    November 30, 2015

      • White House Central Files: Subject Files: FG 6-11 (White House Office)
      • Previously restricted materials in:
        • National Security Files
        • FINDING AID for these materials declassified under Mandatory Review is available as a PDF file.
        • A FINDING AID for materials declassified under Remote Archives Capture (RAC) is available as a PDF file.

    May 20, 2015

      • White House Central Files: Alphabetical Name Files
        • Brosk
        • Brown, Robert H-K
        • Brown, William H-K
        • Bryant, We
        • Bush, G
        • Bush, George (Cong.)
        • Gov. Jimmy Carter
        • Hon. Fletcher, Arthur (Art)
        • Ford, Gerald
        • Ford, Gerald (Cong.)
        • Goldwater, Barry (Cong.)
        • Goldwater, Barry (Sen.)
        • Hoover, J. Edgar
        • Humphrey, Hubert
        • Kerne
        • Linkletter, Art
        • Luce, Clare Booth
        • Marriott, J. Willard (Bill)
        • McGovern, George S. (Sen)
        • McHugh, A-E
        • Meade, R.
        • Meany, George (Hon)
        • Murphy, Mr. Audie
        • Nesse
        • Orm
        • Patman, Wright (Cong.)
        • Payton, Q-T
        • Pelles
        • Peric
        • Proxmire, William (Sen)
        • Wayne, John (Duke)
      • Previously restricted materials in:
        • White House Special Files: Staff Member & Office Files
        • White House Central Files
        • National Security Files
        • FINDING AID for these materials declassified under Mandatory Review is available online as a PDF file.

    July 14, 2014

    August 21, 2013

      • approximately 340 hours of White House Tapes conversations, which were recorded between April 1973 and July 1973
        • April 1973
        • May 1973
        • June 1973
        • July 1973
      • White House Central Files: Staff Member & Office Files
      • White House Central Files: Alphabetical Name Files
        • Abbott, H-J
        • Abbott, John Hancock
        • Abbott, K-R
        • Abbott, Richard
        • Abbott, Robert
        • Abbott, Robert B.
        • Abbott, Roberta
        • Abbott, S-Z
        • Abbotta
        • Abde
        • Abdi
        • Abdg
        • Abdull
        • Abe
        • Abel, A-E
        • Alexander, H
        • Alexander, Henry
        • Bank, A-H
        • Berlin, Richard E.
        • Butts, U-Z
        • Champion, D-G
        • Chase, M
        • Chelt
        • Clausen, L-Z
        • Cook, Donald
        • Finch, Robert H.
        • First National City Bank of NY
        • Gates, T
        • Hampton, Lionel
        • Hauge
        • Heads
        • Irving, T
        • Lundberg
        • Manufacture
        • McCall, H
        • McCloy, John J.
        • McCrea, Q-Z
        • McNeill, F-K
        • McNeill, L-R
        • Meyer, John
        • Morgan, Gr
        • Moore, George
        • Moore, George S-Z
        • Muccia
        • Murphy, George
        • Pawley
        • Petersen, W
        • Peterson, Ru
        • Peterson, Ra
        • Regan, A–E
        • Renb
        • Rockefeller, David
        • Shriver, Sargent
        • Shultz, George P.
        • Smarta
        • Smathers George A. (Sen)
      • White House Central Files: Oversize Attachments
        • OA 5720
      • Previously restricted materials in:

    October 23, 2012

    June 26, 2012

    May 25, 2012

      • Video Oral Histories Conducted 2006-2011
        • The Nixon Library is releasing thirteen additional oral histories conducted with staff members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Impeachent Inquiry. An interview with staff member Francis O'Brien was previously released on November 10, 2011.
        • Fred Altshuler
        • Jeffrey Banchero
        • Maureen Barden
        • Michael Conway
        • Evan Davis
        • Owen Fiss
        • Richard Gill
        • Robin Johansen
        • Dorothy Landsberg
        • Bernard Nussbaum
        • Robert Sack
        • William Weld
        • Joseph Woods

    November 10, 2011

    July 21, 2011

    June 13, 2011

      • National Security Council Files: Pentagon Papers
        • This series contains the complete report titled United States-Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967 written by the OSD (Office of the Secretary of Defense) Vietnam Task Force. This report was commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in 1967 and was completed in January 1969. The 47 volume study traces the role of the United States in Vietnam from the 1940's, but primarily focuses on the evolution of war during the administrations of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. Portions of the report were leaked by Daniel Ellsberg, a RAND Corporation employee, and published by the New York Times beginning June 13, 1971. These leaked documents became known as the Pentagon Papers. Arranged chronologically.
        • Folder title list
        • Full copy online

    March 31, 2011

      • Video Oral Histories Conducted 2006-2011
        • With assistance from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), several of the Richard Nixon Video Oral History Program interviews have been closed-captioned in accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act so that they may be made available to the general public online. NIH video links are to captioned RAM files; Nixon Library video links are to captionless MP4 files. To see the captions, you will need to enable Real Player to "Use supplemental text captioning when available" under Tools->Preferences->Content.
        • Benjamin Bradlee
        • Alexander Butterfield | Online video (NIH)
        • Leslie Gelb
        • Harry Middleton
        • Ben Wattenberg
        • Bob Woodward
      • Oral Histories Conducted 1987-1988
        • John Ehrlichman

    December 9, 2010

      • Nixon White House Tapes
        • Fifth Chronological Conversation Tape Release (Part IV) - 265 hours of conversation recorded February and March 1974
      • White House Central Files: Staff Member & Office Files
      • White House Central Files: Alphabetical Name Files
        • Glass, R.
        • Richey, A-C
        • Whiting, A-C
      • Previously restricted materials in:
      • Video Oral Histories Conducted 2006-2009
        • With assistance from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), several of the Richard Nixon Video Oral History Program interviews have been closed-captioned in accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act so that they may be made available to the general public online. NIH video links are to captioned RAM files; Nixon Library video links are to captionless MP4 files. To see the captions, you will need to enable Real Player to "Use supplemental text captioning when available" under Tools->Preferences->Content.
        • Pamela Bailey
        • Becky Bovell
        • John Brademas
        • Earl Butz
        • Henry C. Cashen
        • Red Cavaney
        • Chris DeMuth
        • George M. Elsey
        • Mike Endicott
        • James H. Falk, Sr.
        • Richard Fairbanks
        • Peter Flanigan
        • David Gergen
        • Morton H. Halperin
        • Richard Hauser
        • Stephen Hess
        • Linwood Holten
        • Lee Huebner
        • Jerome Jaffe
        • John Kerry
        • Angelo J. Lano
        • Terry F. Lenzner
        • George McGovern | Online video (Nixon Library)
        • Dana Mead
        • Powell Moore
        • Robert Odle
        • Patrick O'Donnell
        • Terrence O'Donnell
        • Paul O'Neill
        • David Parker
        • Hubert Perry
        • John Price
        • Harold Saunders
        • Jerry Schilling
        • Walter Scott
        • Geoffrey Shepard I
        • Earl Silbert
        • William E. Timmons
        • James J. Tozzi
        • Jerry Warren II
        • Arnold Weber
        • Lowell Weicker
        • Bruce Whelihan
        • John Whitaker
        • Stephen Zetterberg

    July 2, 2010

    January 11, 2010

      • White House Central Files: Subject Files
      • White House Central Files: Staff Member & Office Files
      • White House Central Files: Alphabetical Name Files
        • Brewster, D.
        • Disney
        • Dodd, Thomas J. (Sen.)
        • Hoos
        • Saro
        • Sero
      • White House Central Files: Oversized Attachments
        • Oversized Attachments #920, #2776, #2935, #3469, #3852, #3990, #4133, #4192, #4249, #4488, #4903, #5975, #7519, #7841, #8153, #8960, #9264, #9586, #10112, #10741, #11372, #11716, #11720, #12447, #12484, #12642, #12660, #13656, #14332, and #14398
      • White House Central Files: On-the-Shelf Oversized Attachments
        • On-the-Shelf Oversized Attachments #5, #6, #9, #10, #13, #18, #25, #26, #29, #34, #35, #38, #46, #51, #52, #57, #61, #62, #64, #70, #71, #72, #74, #75, #76, #80, #85, #87, #88, #89, #92, #93, #94, #98, #103, #104, #106, #107, #108, #109, #114, #116, #117, #119, #121, #127, #128, #134, #153, #156, #164, #166, #171, #175, #184, #186, #187, #188, #191, #194, #202, #205, #207, #215, #219, #223, #226, #230, #244, #248, #249, #250, #251, #256, #257, #258, #259, #260, #261, #262, #263, #265, #266, #267, #268, #269, #270, #271, #272, #273, #274, #275, #276, #278, #279, #280, #281, #282, #283, #284, #285, #286, #287, #288, #289, #291, #292, #293, #294, #295, #297, #298, #299, #1883
      • Exit Interviews
        • Lyndon K. (Mort) Allin
        • Oliver (Ollie) Atkins
        • Neal Ball
        • Sanford L. Fox
        • Frank Gannon
        • William Henkel, Jr.
        • Ronald H. Walker
      • Committee for the Re-Election of the President Collection: Frederic Malek Papers
      • Donated Materials of Ollie Atkins
      • Nixon Presidential Returned Materials Collection: White House Special Files (WHSF)
      • Previously restricted materials in:
        • White House Special Files: Staff Member & Office Files
        • National Security Files
          • A partial Finding Aid for these previously restricted documents, those declassified under Mandatory Review, is available online as a PDF file.
        • White House Communications Agency Sound Recordings Collection
          • Finding Aid for this supplemental release
          • P-700103 (Greetings/Hassan)
          • P-690808 (Toasts/Ceausescu)
          • P-700912 (Business briefing, 9/24/70)
          • P-710622 (Remarks/Black tie dinner, 06/22/1971)
          • P-711020 (Toasts/Tito)
          • P-711206 (Toasts/Trudeau)
          • P-720405 (Toasts/Michener)
          • P-701111 (Remarks/Ash Council)
          • B-049 (Greetings/Agnew/Singapore/70)
          • B-050 (Greetings/Agnew/Indonesia/70)
          • B-053 (Greetings/Agnew/Australia/70)
          • P-720221 (Remarks/GOP Governors/Reagan/Holton/Milliken)
          • P-710406 (Remarks/Illinois GOP/Percy, 4/8/71)
          • P-710631 (Remarks/Chowder and Marching/Kemp)
          • P-710701 (Toasts/Velasco)
          • H-189 (Briefing/Ehrlichman/Portland and Seattle Students)
          • P-690716 (Bi-partisan Leadership Breakfast/Boggs/Mansfield, 7/22/69)
          • P-701222 (Remarks/Moynihan, 12/21/1970)
        • Nixon White House Tapes
          • Conversation No. 633-6

    June 23, 2009

      • Nixon White House Tapes
        • Fifth Chronological Conversation Tape Release (Part III) - 154 hours of conversation recorded January 1973
      • White House Special Files: Subject Files: Confidential File Oversized Attachments (CF OA)
        • Confidential File Oversized Attachments #354 and #1056
      • White House Central Files: Subject Files
        • FG   Federal Government-Organizations
          • FG 170   National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control
          • FG 210   Public Advisory Committee on Trade Policy
          • FG 211   Public Land Law Review Commission
          • FG 212   Quetico-Superior Committee
          • FG 213   Railroad Retirement Board
          • FG 214   Renegotiation Board
          • FG 215   Securities and Exchange Commission
          • FG 219   Southern Interstate Nuclear Board
          • FG 220   Subversive Activities Control Board
        • GI   Gifts (partial; from GI 2 and GI 3)
        • ME   Messages (partial; from ME 1)
      • White House Central Files: Staff Member & Office Files
      • White House Central Files: Alphabetical Name Files
        • Borman, Frank (Col.)
        • Olsen, P
      • White House Central Files: Oversized Attachments
        • Oversized Attachments #707, #1963, #3269, #3989, #3993, #4580, #4801, #4942, #5118, #5197, #5403, #5717, #8084, #8880, #8974, #9007, #9177, #9194, #9908, #10005, #10111, #10156, #10508, #10589, #10743, #10990, #11604, #11910, #12141, #12319, #13958, #14378, and #14484
      • Previously restricted materials in:
        • White House Special Files: Staff Member & Office Files
        • National Security Files
        • A partial FINDING AID for these previously restricted documents, those declassified under Mandatory Review, is available online as a PDF file.

    December 2, 2008

    November 28, 2007

    July 11, 2007

      • Nixon White House Tapes
        • Fifth Chronological Conversation Tape Release (Part I) - 11½ hours of conversation recorded November 1972, consisting of the following tapes:
          • White House Telephone tape 33
          • White House Old Executive Office Building tape 388
          • White House Oval Office tape 813
      • Donated Nixon Documents - approximately 78,000 pages of formerly closed documents about President Nixon's life and political activities. 

    November 16, 2005

    May 26, 2004

    December 10, 2003

      • Nixon White House Tapes
        • Fourth Chronological Conversation Tape Release– 240 hours of conversations recorded July 1972 - October 1972.

    November 14, 2003

      • White House Central Files: Subject Files
        • FG   Federal Government-Organizations
          • FG 107   District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency
          • FG 108   Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation
          • FG 110   Export Administration Review Board
          • FG 111   Export Expansion Advisory Committee
          • FG 112   Export-Import Bank of the United States
          • FG 113   Farm Credit Administration
          • FG 114   Father [Jacques] Marquette Tercentenary Commission
          • FG 171   National Commission on Product Safety
          • FG 172   National Commission on Reform of Federal Criminal Laws
          • FG 205   President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
          • FG 206   President's Council on Recreation and Natural Beauty
          • FG 207   President's Council on Youth Opportunity
          • FG 208   President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
          • FG 346   President's Advisory Committee on Environmental Merit Award Program
          • FG 347   National Center for Housing Management
          • FG 348   National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse Prevention
          • FG 349   Advisory Panel on Heart Disease
          • FG 350   Interagency Classification Review Committee
          • FG 351   National Commission on the Financing of Postsecondary Education
          • FG 352   National Commission on International Radio Broadcasting
          • FG 353   National Advisory Council on Equality of Educational Opportunity
          • FG 354   Commission on the Organization of Government for the Conduct of Foreign Policy
          • FG 355   Cabinet Committee to Combat Terrorism
          • FG 356   Old West Regional Commission
          • FG 357   Pacific Northwest Regional Commission
          • FG 358   Commission on the Review of the National Policy toward Gambling
          • FG 359   Student Loan Marketing Association
          • FG 360   National Study Commission on Water Pollution
          • FG 361   Inter-American Foundation
          • FG 362   National Commission for Industrial Peace
          • FG 363   Consumer Product Safety Commission
          • FG 364   Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation
          • FG 365   Marine Mammal Commission
          • FG 366   National Advisory Council on Indian Education
          • FG 367   Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Commonwealth Status (Puerto Rico)
          • FG 368   President's Export Council
          • FG 369   President's Interagency Committee on Export Expansion
          • FG 370   American Revolution Bicentennial Administration
          • FG 371   National Commissions for the Review of Federal and State Laws Relating to Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance
          • FG 372   Defense Manpower Commission
          • FG 373   National Commission for the Observance of World Population Year
          • FG 374   United States Railway Association
          • FG 375   Federal Council on the Aging
          • FG 376   National Commission on Manpower Policy
          • FG 378   President's Committee on Food
          • FG 379   President's Committee on East-West Trade Policy
      • White House Central Files: Staff Member & Office Files
      • White House Central Files: Alphabetical Name Files
        • Herbert, L-P
        • Moore, PE
        • Stern, A
      • White House Motion Picture Film - 72 rolls located among previously released textual materials
      • Previously restricted materials

    July 17, 2003

    May 6, 2002

      • White House Central Files: Subject Files
        • FG   Federal Government-Organizations
          • FG 93   President's Commission on Income Maintenance Program
          • FG 94   Commission on Marine Service, Engineering, and Resources
          • FG 106   District of Columbia
          • FG 150   Interstate Commerce Commission
          • FG 151   Joint Commission on Aging
          • FG 153   National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders
          • FG 154   National Advisory Commission on Health Disorders
          • FG 155   National Advisory Committee on Libraries
          • FG 156   National Advisory Commission on Low Income Housing
          • FG 157   National Advisory Council on Adult Basic Education
          • FG 163   National Advisory Council on Vocational Education
          • FG 165   National Alliance of Businessmen
          • FG 222   Tax Court of the United States
          • FG 223   Temporary Commission on Pennsylvania Avenue
          • FG 224   Tennessee Valley Authority
      • National Security Council (NSC) Files
      • Previously restricted materials

    February 28, 2002

      • Nixon White House Tapes
        • Third Chronological Conversation Tape Release – 425 hours of conversations recorded January 1972 - June 1972
        • Second Cabinet Room Conversation Tape Release – 70 hours of previously classified segments

    April 5, 2001

      • White House Central Files: Subject Files
        • FG   Federal Government-Organizations
          • FG 134   Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States
          • FG 135   Foreign Trade Zones Board
          • FG 136   Four Corners Regional Commission
          • FG 137   Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission
          • FG 138   General Advisory Committee on Foreign Assistance Program
          • FG 140   Golden Spike Centennial Celebration Commission
          • FG 141   Health Resources Advisory Committee
          • FG 143   Institute for Urban Development
          • FG 144   Interagency Committee on International Athletics
          • FG 146   Interagency Committee on Transport Mergers
          • FG 331   National Advisory Commission on Oceans and Atmosphere
          • FG 332   National Commission on Individual Rights
          • FG 334   Price Commission
          • FG 335   Pay Board
          • FG 336   Committee on Interest and Dividends
          • FG 337   Committee on the Health Services Industry
          • FG 338   Committee on State and Local Government Cooperation
          • FG 339   Rent Advisory Board
          • FG 340   President's Cancer Panel
          • FG 341   Federal Regional Council
      • National Security Council (NSC) Files
      • Previously restricted materials

    October 26, 2000

      • Nixon White House Tapes
        • Second Chronological Conversation Tape Release – 420 hours of conversations recorded August 1971 - December 1971

    June 30, 2000

      • White House Central Files: Subject Files
        • FG   Federal Government-Organizations
          • FG 66   Administrative Conference of the United States
          • FG 70   Advisory Commission on Postal Distribution Services
          • FG 71   Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
          • FG 73   American Battle Monuments Commission
          • FG 74   American Red Cross
          • FG 91   Commission on Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries
          • FG 92   Commission on Fine Arts
          • FG 96   Commission on Presidential Scholars
          • FG 97   Commission to Study Mortgage Interest Rates
          • FG 98   Commission on Economic Development
          • FG 99   Committee on Population and Family Planning
      • Pinochet Files Collection
      • Previously restricted materials

    April 27, 2000

    October 5, 1999

      • Nixon White House Tapes
        • First Chronological Conversation Tape Release – 443 hours of conversations recorded February 1971 - July 1971

    February 25, 1999

    March 18, 1998

      • White House Central Files: Subject Files
        • FG   Federal Government-Organizations
          • FG 299   Interagency Committee to Review the U.S. International Air Transportation Policy
          • FG 300   Commission on Bankruptcy Laws of the United States
          • FG 301   National Railroad Passenger Corporation
          • FG 302   Council on International Economic Policy
          • FG 303   Western Interstate Nuclear Board
          • FG 304   Securities Investor Nuclear Board
          • FG 305   National Tourism Resources Review Commission
          • FG 306   Commission on American Shipbuilding
          • FG 307   Federal Regional Councils (1969-1970) Ohio River Basin Commission (1970-1974)
          • FG 308   Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse
          • FG 309   Plymouth-Provincetown Celebration Commission
          • FG 310   Special Railway Dispute Commission
          • FG 311   Emergency Railway Dispute Panel
          • FG 312   National Commission on Materials Policy
          • FG 313   Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
          • FG 314   Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Personnel Policy
          • FG 315   Construction Industry Stabilization Committee
          • FG 316   Interagency Committee on Construction
          • FG 317   Inter-Departmental Committee on Internal Security
          • FG 318   National Council on Quality in Education
          • FG 319   Commission on Highway Beautification
          • FG 320   National Commission on State Workmen's Compensation Laws
          • FG 321   National Parks Centennial Commission
          • FG 322   Advisory Committee on Federal Pay
          • FG 323   Susquehanna River Basin Commission
          • FG 324   Low-Emission Vehicle Certification Board
          • FG 326   Interdepartmental Council to Coordinate all Federal Juvenile Delinquency Programs
          • FG 328   Advisory Panel on South Asian Relief Assistance
          • FG 329   President's Advisory Panel on Timber and the Environment
          • FG 330   Cabinet Committee on International Narcotics Control
      • White House Central Files: Staff Member & Office Files
      • National Security Council (NSC) Files
      • Previously restricted materials

    October 16, 1997

      • Nixon White House Tapes
        • First Cabinet Room Conversation Tape Release – 154 hours of conversations recorded in the Cabinet Room February 16, 1971 - July 18, 1973

    September 29, 1997

      • Nixon White House Tapes
        • POW/MIA-Related Conversations – 41 minutes of three conversations relating to Prisoners of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA)

    March 26, 1997

      • White House Central Files: Subject Files
        • FG   Federal Government-Organizations
          • FG 174   National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
          • FG 175   National Historical Publications Foundation
          • FG 176   National Home Ownership Foundation
          • FG 177   National Corporation for Housing Partnerships
          • FG 178   National Labor Relations Board
          • FG 179   National Mediation Board
          • FG 180   National Park Foundation
          • FG 181   National Review Board for the Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange Between East and West
          • FG 183   National Visitor Facilities Advisory Commission
          • FG 184   National Water Commission
          • FG 185   New England Regional Commission
          • FG 186   New Jersey Tercentenary Celebration Commission
          • FG 187   Ozarks Regional Commission
          • FG 188   Pacific Marine Fisheries Commission
          • FG 189   Panama Canal Company
          • FG 190   Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise
          • FG 191   President's Advisory Committee on Labor-Management Policy
          • FG 192   President's Advisory Council on Cost Reduction
          • FG 193   President's Commission on Crime in the District of Columbia
          • FG 194   President's Commission for the Observance of the Human Rights Year
          • FG 195   President's Commission on Postal Organization
          • FG 196   President's Commission on White House Fellows
          • FG 197   President's Committee on Consumer Interests
          • FG 198   President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped
          • FG 199   President's Committee on Manpower
          • FG 200   President's Committee on Mental Retardation
          • FG 201   President's Committee on National Medal of Science
          • FG 202   President's Committee on Rural Power
          • FG 203   President's Committee on Urban Housing
          • FG 204   President's Council on Aging
          • FG 231   United States Tariff Commission
          • FG 232   Upper Great Lakes Regional Commission
          • FG 239   United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
          • FG 240   Interagency Advisory Committee for Motor Vehicle Accident Losses
          • FG 241   Committee on Federal Credit Programs
          • FG 242   Lewis and Clark Trail Commission
          • FG 243   United States Territorial Expansion Commission
          • FG 244   Federal Field Committee for Development Planning in Alaska
          • FG 245   Marine Corps Memorial Commission
          • FG 246   James Madison Memorial Commission
          • FG 247   Office of Inter-governmental Relations
          • FG 248   Interdepartmental ad hoc Committee to Review the Supersonic Transport Program
          • FG 253   President's Committee on the Vietnam Veteran
          • FG 254   President's Commission on Federal Statistics
          • FG 255   Great Lakes Basin Commission
          • FG 256   Cabinet Committee on Construction
          • FG 257   Construction Industry Collective Bargaining Commission
          • FG 258   President's Commission on Personnel Interchange
          • FG 260   Rural Affairs Council
          • FG 261   Federal Labor Relations Council
          • FG 262   Commission on Government Procurement
          • FG 263   Commission on International Trade and Investment Policy
          • FG 264   Overseas Private Investment Corporation
          • FG 266   President's Advisory Council on Management Improvement
          • FG 267   President's Commission on Financial Structure and Regulation
          • FG 268   Property Review Board
          • FG 269   Committee on Social Program Research
          • FG 270   Committee on Puerto Rican Electoral Participation
          • FG 271   Cabinet-Level Working Group to Explore Executive Branch Assistance to Local Communities
          • FG 272   Inter-Agency Economic Adjustment Committee
          • FG 273   President's Commission on School Finance
          • FG 274   National Credit Union Administration
          • FG 275   Commission on Population Growth and the American Future
          • FG 276   Oil Policy Committee
          • FG 277   Inter-Agency Committee on the Virgin Islands
          • FG 279   Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
          • FG 280   National Council on Federal Disaster Assistance
          • FG 281   New England River Basins Commission
          • FG 282   President's Commission for the Observance of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the United Nations
          • FG 283   Federal Metal and Nonmetallic Mine Safety Board
          • FG 284   Pacific Northwest River Basins Commission
          • FG 285   Souris-Red-Rainy River Basins Commission
          • FG 287   National Council on Organized Crime
          • FG 289   National Commission on Productivity
          • FG 290   Regulations and Purchasing Review Board
          • FG 291   Aviation Advisory Commission
          • FG 292   Peru Earthquake Voluntary Assistance Group
          • FG 293   National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
          • FG 294   National Reading Council
          • FG 295   United States Postal Service
          • FG 296   Commission on Railroad Retirement
          • FG 297   National Advisory Commission on Jobs for Veterans
      • Previously restricted materials

    November 18, 1996

      • Nixon White House Tapes
        • Second AOGP Tape Release – 205 hours of Abuse of Governmental Power (AOGP) tape segments

    October 17, 1996

    December 19, 1995

      • White House Central Files: Subject Files
        • FG   Federal Government-Organizations
          • FG 76   Appalachian Regional Commission
          • FG 77   Atlantic-Pacific Interoceanic Canal Study Commission
          • FG 78   Atomic Energy Commission
          • FG 80   Board of Actuaries
          • FG 81   Board of Examiners for the Foreign Service
          • FG 82   Board of Foreign Scholarships
          • FG 83   Board of Foreign Service
          • FG 84   Board on Geographic Names
          • FG 85   Business Council
          • FG 86   Cabinet Committee on Balance of Payments
          • FG 87   Canal Zone Government
          • FG 89   Coastal Plains Regional Commission
          • FG 100   Committee for the Preservation of the White House
          • FG 101   Committee for Purchase of Products and Services of the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped
          • FG 102   Communication Satellite Corporation
          • FG 103   Corporation for Public Broadcasting
          • FG 104   Delaware River Basin Commission
          • FG 105   Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board
          • FG 115   Federal Advisory Council on Regional Economic Development
          • FG 116   Federal Coal Mine Safety Board of Review
          • FG 117   Federal Committee on Pest Control
          • FG 120   Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
          • FG 121   Federal Election Campaign Fund Advisory Board
          • FG 122   Federal Executive Boards
          • FG 123   Federal Fire Council
          • FG 124   Federal Home Loan Bank Board
          • FG 125   Federal Interagency Committee on Education (FICE)
          • FG 126   Federal Maritime Commission
          • FG 127   Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
          • FG 128   Federal National Mortgage Association
          • FG 129   Federal Power Commission
          • FG 130   Federal Radiation Council
          • FG 132   Federal Safety Council
          • FG 133   Federal Trade Commission
          • FG 148   Interdepartmental Highway Safety Board
          • FG 149   Interdepartmental Committee for Voluntary Payroll Savings Plan for the Purchase of United States Savings Bonds
      • White House Central Files: Alphabetical Name Files
        • Alexander, Lamar
        • Buchanan, Patrick J.
        • Dole, Robert J.
        • Kasich, John
        • Lecjaks, Frank W.
        • Lugar, Richard G.
        • Perot H. Ross
        • Powell, Colin L.
        • Rockefeller, Laurance S.
      • Previously restricted materials

    January 12, 1995

    November 10, 1993

    July 15, 1993

    May 17, 1993

    July 24, 1992

    February 19, 1992

      • White House Central Files: Subject Files
        • FG   Federal Government-Organizations
          • FG 6-10   Office of Special Trade Representative
          • FG 14   Department of the Army
          • FG 15   Department of the Navy
          • FG 16   Department of the Air Force
      • White House Central Files: Staff Member & Office Files
      • Previously restricted materials

    August 22, 1991

    June 4, 1991

      • Nixon White House Tapes
        • Watergate Special Prosecution Force Conversations – 60 hours of Watergate Special Prosecution Force (WSPF) tapes, including 12 ½ hours of previously released Watergate Trial tapes

    December 15, 1989

      • White House Central Files: Subject Files
        • FG   Federal Government-Organizations
          • FG 6-12   Council for Urban Affairs
          • FG 50   The Judicial Branch
          • FG 52   United States Court of Appeals
          • FG 75   American Revolution Bicentennial Commission
          • FG 88   Civil Aeronautics Board
          • FG 95   Commission on Obscenity and Pornography
          • FG 118   Federal Communications Commission
          • FG 147   Interdepartmental Committee on the Status of Women
          • FG 218   Smithsonian Institution
          • FG 251   Cabinet Committee on the Environment/Citizens Advisory Committee on Environmental Quality
          • FG 278   National Industrial Pollution Control Center
          • FG 298   Environmental Protection Agency
        • PU   Publications
        • SO   Social Affairs
      • White House Central Files: Staff Member & Office Files

    July 17, 1989

      • White House Central Files: Subject Files
        • FG   Federal Government-Organizations
          • FG 13   Department of Defense
          • FG 18   Post Office
          • FG 22   Department of Labor
          • FG 24   Department of Housing and Urban Development
          • FG 25   Department of Transportation
          • FG 90   Commission on Civil Rights
          • FG 109   Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
          • FG 145   Cabinet Committee on Opportunities for Spanish Speaking People
          • FG 173   National Council on Indian Opportunity
          • FG 216   Selective Service System
          • FG 230   United States Information Agency (USIA)
          • FG 252   Cabinet Committee on Voluntary Action
          • FG 259   National Center for Voluntary Action
          • FG 288   President's Commission on Campus Unrest
          • FG 325   Action
        • ND   National Security-Defense (partial; ND 1 thru ND 8-1-2)
      • White House Central Files: Staff Member & Office Files

    December 9, 1988

    March 22, 1988

    May 28, 1987

    May 4, 1987

    December 1, 1986

    September 2, 1986

      • Audiovisual Materials
        • White House Communications Agency
          • Audio File - audio recorded between 1969 and 1974
          • Video File - videotapes produced between 1968 and 1974

    May 28, 1980

    November 27, 1979

     

  • The publicly available Nixon Presidential Materials in our collection either relate to Abuses of Governmental Power or to the constitutional and statutory duties of the President and his staff. We process the Nixon Presidential Materials in accordance with Federal Regulations.

    Federal Regulations

    Processing the materials involves performing the traditional archival functions of arrangement, description, and preservation. The archivists also review for purely "private-personal" materials, as defined in the federal regulations.

    The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum must adhere to the following Federal laws and regulations while processing the Nixon Presidential Materials, including:

    The Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act

    Nixon Public Access Regulations 36 CFR 1275

    Executive Order 13526 and Declassification

    1996 Tapes Settlement Agreement

    Restrictions

    The archivists must also review the materials for information that would compromise national security, cause an unwarranted invasion of privacy, violate an agency policy or federal statute, or compromise trade secrets.

    See How the Textual Materials are Withdrawn for information about restricted materials and codes.

    • Nixon Presidential textual materials are processed in accordance with the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act (PRMPA) and its implementing regulations.  [See Also:  Federal Regulations
       
    • Federal Records are not subject to the provisions of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (PRMPA), but are governed by Executive Order 13526, and the Privacy Act.  [See Also:  Executive Order 13526
       
    • Donated Materials are processed in accordance with Deeds of Gift.

    Donor Deeds of Gift

    Individuals who own materials that, in the judgment of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), would enhance the current existing collection, may donate their personal papers to the Nixon Staff to become part of the collection.

    • Donors are required to sign a deed of gift that gives legal custody of the materials to the NARA.
       
    • Deeds of gift also give the donor some rights to apply restrictions to access for these materials. These restrictions are spelled out specifically in the deed and can vary for each different donation. 
       
    • Standard deed restrictions state that papers and other historical materials are restricted if:
      • the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy or a libel of a living person
      • the materials are specifically authorized under criteria established by statute or Executive order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy, and are in fact properly classified pursuant to such statute or Executive order.
    • In most cases, materials donated to the Nixon Staff have few or no restrictions.

    Researchers interested in donated collections should contact the Nixon Staff to determine if any restrictions exist.

  • Some of the Nixon Presidential Textual Materials have been withdrawn from the files that are available to the public in accordance with the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (PRMPA), its implementing regulations, and Executive Order 13526.

    A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 1421) at the front of a file folder indicates that a document has been withdrawn from the file by the National Archives and Records Administration.

    Restriction Codes

    The following eight restriction classifications are criteria under which the National Archives will withdraw material from public availability:

    A   –  Release would violate a Federal statute or agency policy

    B   –  National security classified information

    • If the Document Withdrawal Record shows that the reason for withdrawal is restriction code "B" (national security or foreign government information), you may request a Mandatory Declassification Review of the item. Note that the Mandatory Declassification Review Request process applies only to restriction code "B" material.

      Declassification of materials from the NSC Institutional Files, which are subject to the Presidential Records Act, can be requested through the Freedom of Information Act.

    C   –  Pending or approved claim that release would violate an individual's rights

    D   –  Release would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy or a libel of a living person

    E   –  Release would disclose trade secrets or confidential commercial or financial information

    F   –  Release would disclose investigatory information compiled for law enforcement purposes

    G   –  Withdrawn and returned private and personal material

    H   –  Withdrawn non-historical material

    Other Restrictions 

    Most of the documents closed under the restrictions of the PRA and the FOIA relate to national security information, confidential advice between the President and his advisors or between such advisors, or information regarded as a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Items removed from a collection are listed on withdrawal sheets placed in the open file. These sheets cite PRA and/or FOIA restrictions applied.

    To request a re-review of items withdrawn under any other restriction codes, consult the Library Director

    • By Mail:

      Director, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
      18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
      Yorba Linda, CA   92886 
       
    • or by email: nixonreference@nara.gov 
       
    • According to Federal Regulations, some of the withdrawn documents cannot be re-reviewed.
  • Re-review of Presidential textual materials withdrawn due to national security may be requested through the mandatory declassification review provisions of Executive Order 13526.

    To make a Mandatory Review request:

    1. Download NA Form 14020
       
      • PDF Format
      • DOC Format
         
    2. Complete Sections I, II, and III 
       
      1. Copy the information from the Document Withdrawal Record into Sections II and III.
    3. Email the completed NA Form 14020 to nixonreference@nara.gov or mail it to the Nixon Presidential Library in California
       
      Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
      18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard
      Yorba Linda, CA 92886

     

    How Requests for Mandatory Declassification Review are Processed

    The Presidential Libraries Mandatory Review Request form (NA Form 14020) should be used when submitting a request for a mandatory declassification review in accordance with Section 3.5 of Executive Order 13526. The requestor should fill out section I to provide contact information. Sections II and III should be completed by the requestor using the information provided on the document withdrawal record (NA Form 14021). The documents identified on the request form should be from one folder only. If all documents requested from a single folder cannot be listed on a single form, use additional forms as necessary.  If you are requesting documents from more than one folder, use a separate request form for each folder, even if the folders are from the same box. The Nixon Presidential Library may, at its discretion, divide requests and assign separate case numbers in order to facilitate handling by the reviewing agencies.

    Once the Nixon Presidential Library receives a Mandatory Review (MR) request, it will be processed as follows:

    1. The Nixon Presidential Library will submit copies to the originating agency and/or other agencies that have primary subject matter interest in the document.
       
    2. Each agency that has primary subject matter interest will review the document and advise the Nixon Presidential Library of its decision.
       
    3. After all agency responses have been received by the Nixon Presidential Library, the requestor will be notified of the results of the agencies’ declassification reviews. Documents will be released in accordance with Section 104 of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act (PRMPA, 44 USC 2111, note) and regulations governing access to the Nixon Presidential Materials (36 CFR 1275.56).
       
    4. If an agency denies a request for declassification, the requestor may appeal this decision to the agency's appellate authority through the Nixon Presidential Library. The Nixon Presidential Library will provide the requestor with appeal instructions in its notification letter prior to public release. An appeal of a sanitized or exempted document must be received by the Nixon Presidential Library within 60 days of the document’s public release.
       
    5. If the agency reviews the document on appeal and determines that more information may be released without harm to national security, the document will be released in accordance with the regulations governing access to the Nixon Presidential Materials (36 CFR 1275.56) at the next scheduled PRMPA opening. The requestor then has the right to appeal the agency’s determination to the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP) within 60 days of the document’s public release.
       
    6. If the agency reviews the document on appeal and determines that it cannot release any further information without harm to national security, the requestor will be notified immediately and informed of the right to file an appeal with the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP) for final adjudication.

    Limitations on the Right to Mandatory Declassification Review:

    1. Documents that have been reviewed by an agency with declassification authority and exempted from declassification may not be resubmitted for declassification review until two years from the date of an agency's final determination. The two year rule applies regardless of whether the agency reviewed the document as a mandatory declassification review in accordance with Section 3.5 of Executive Order 13526 or as a systematic declassification review in accordance with Section 3.4 the Order.
       
    2. Only those requestors identified at the time the Mandatory Review (MR) request is submitted for agency review will have the right to appeal an agency’s final determination.
       
    3. The document withdrawal record (NA Form 14021) will indicate whether a Mandatory Review (MR) request has been received for a document. Requests for documents that have already been submitted for agency review will not be assigned a new case number, but the requestor will be notified when documents are scheduled for public release.

    We appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Heddon at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California:

    Email:     melissa.heddon@nara.gov (Subject: Mandatory Review)

    Phone:    714-983-9120

    Mail: 
    Melissa Heddon
    Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
    18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886
  • Re-review of documents withdrawn from Federal Records or Presidential Records Act collections may be requested by Mandatory Review or under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

    To request a FOIA review of these materials:

    1. Submit a request to the Director, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
       
      • By Mail

        Director, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
        18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
        Yorba Linda, CA   92886 
         
      • or by Email 

        nixon@nara.gov