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H.R. (Harry R.) Haldeman Papers, White House Special Files, 01/20/1969 - 04/30/1973
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This series was created to document the activities of H. R. Haldeman as he carried out his duties as White House Chief of Staff. The series also includes the files of key staff members who worked under Haldeman.
Harold Robbins "Bob" Haldeman was born on October 27, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1944 to 1946 and received a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1948. Later, from 1967 to 1968, he served as a Regent of the University of California. After graduating from UCLA, Haldeman worked as an Account Executive for the J. Walter Thompson Company in both their Los Angeles and New York City offices between 1949 and 1959. From 1960 through 1968, he held the title of Vice President and managed the Los Angeles office. Haldeman began his work on Richard Nixon's politican campaigns in 1956 as an Advance Man. In 1960, he was the Tour Manager for Nixon's Presidential campaign and then in 1962 as the Manager of Nixon's California Gubernatorial campaign. In 1968, Haldeman was the Chief of Staff of Nixon's Presidential campaign. From 1969 to early 1973, Haldeman was an Assistant to the President, serving as the Chief of Staff. Haldeman resigned from his position on April 30, 1973 under mounting pressure of the Watergate scandal. On January 1, 1978, he was convicted of conspiracy to obstruct justice and perjury for his role in Watergate. He served 18 months in Federal prison before being released on parole on December 20, 1978. Haldeman co-authored the 1978 book "The End of Power" with Joseph Di Mona about his experiences in the Nixon White House. The personal diaries he maintained while in the White House were published posthumously as "The Haldeman Diaries" in 1994, shortly after his death on November 12, 1993 in Santa Barbara, California.
185 linear feet, 1 linear inch; 423 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 open for research. Some materials may be unavailable based upon categories of materials exempt from public release as established in the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974.