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Richard M. Nixon Pre-Presidential Papers, 1946 - ca. 1963
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Transferred from the National Archives-Pacific Region (Laguna Niguel) The materials available in this collection stem from Richard Nixon’s Congressional, Senatorial, Vice Presidential and personal offices, as well as campaign offices, during the years of 1946 to 1964. The material is divided into seven series, with occasional subseries, including general correspondence, appearances and invitations, foreign trips, pre-Presidential campaign files, correspondence with children, Nikita Khrushchev’s historic visit to the United States in the fall of 1959, and materials relating to Richard Nixon’s 1962 book Six Crises.
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library Pre-Presidential Collection (Laguna Niguel) contains over 700 cubic feet of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs which were maintained by Richard Nixon's office during his years in Congress, as Vice President, as a private citizen and in his many campaigns. These materials were deeded to the Federal Government in 1968 and 1969, and were transferred to the National Archives -- Pacific Region (Laguna Niguel) between 1975 and 1979. In the fall of 2006, the material was moved to the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California, under the authority of the National Archives and Records Administration’s Nixon Presidential Materials Staff in anticipation of the inclusion of the Richard Nixon Library into the Presidential Library system. Although a small portion of the material is restricted in compliance with the terms of the deed, personal privacy and national security restrictions, most of the papers are open for research.
657 linear feet, 7 linear inches; 1503 boxes
Most government records are in the public domain, however, this series includes commercial materials, such as newspaper clippings, that may be subject to copyright restrictions. Researchers should contact the copyright holder for information.
Collection is open for research. Exceptions have been removed for Personal Privacy and National Security concerns.