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Inventory of the John Ehrlichman Papers, 1963-1982
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Ehrlichman Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1963-1982
    Collection number: 88007
    Creator: Ehrlichman, John
    Collection Size: 117 manuscript boxes, 20 oversize boxes 67 linear feet
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Photocopies of notes of White House meetings, memoranda, letters, and reports, relating primarily to Nixon administration domestic policy, policy relating to the Vietnam War, the 1972 presidential elections, and the Watergate controversy; and sound recordings of television news programs and interviews, Congressional hearings, and trial proceedings, relating to the Watergate affair. In part, photocopy.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Boxes 18-137 closed. The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Ehrlichman Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1988, with later increments.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Location of Originals

    In part, originals located in: National Archives, Washington, D.C.

    Access Points

    United States--Politics and government--1969-1974.
    Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975.
    Presidents--United States--Election--1972.
    Watergate Affair, 1972-1974.
    Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-
    United States--Politics and government.

    Biographical Note

    1925, March 20 Born, Tacoma, Washington
    1952-1968 Partner, Hullin, Ehrlichman, Roberts & Hodge, Seattle, Washington
    1968 Director, Convention Activities; Tour Director, Nixon for President campaign
    1969 Counsel to President Richard Nixon
    1969-1973 Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs; Executive Director, Domestic Council
    1970-1973 Member, Federal Property Review Board
    1971-1973 Member, President's Council on International Economic Policy
    1976 Author, The Company
    1976-1978 Inmate, Swift Trail Federal Prison Camp, Safford, Arizona
    1978-1980 Radio and television commentator
    1979 Author, The Whole Truth
    1982 Author, Witness to Power
    1986 Author, The China Card