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Guide to the Nixon Presidential Photograph Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content Notes
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Nixon Presidential Photograph Collection
    Dates: 1969-1972
    Collection number: Mss 248
    Collection Size: 1.5 linear feet (5 oversize boxes).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Mounted prints taken by official White House photographers; given to Mrs. [?] Firestone, mother of Brooks Firestone, and prominent Republican supporter.
    Physical location: Annex 2.
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None. Collection is stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Nixon Presidential Photograph Collection. Mss 248. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Brooks Firestone, via UCSB History Department, 2007.

    Scope and Content Notes

    This collection, donated by Brooks Firestone, is comprised of official White House photographic prints, primarily taken by Ollie Atkins, the Official White House Photographer during the Nixon administration. The collection includes over 50 large format prints with matching descriptions, as well as two medium size photograph collections focusing on his daughter Tricia's wedding at the White House Rose Garden in June 1971 and on Nixon's trip to China in February of 1972 in which he met Chairman Mao Zedong and other Chinese officials.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
    Atkins, Oliver F., 1916-1977

    Related Material

    Original prints, slides, and negatives of Ollie Atkins' photographs are located in the Special Collections & Archives Department at George Mason University: Many of the prints in this collection have been digitized by GMU and are available here: http://www.gmu.edu/library/specialcollections/ollie1.html .
    Researchers looking for information and additional photographs about President Nixon may want to contact the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum: http://www.nixonlibrary.gov/ .