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27 October 2008

[Federal Register: October 27, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 208)]
[Page 63737-63738]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Nixon Presidential Historical Materials: Opening of Materials

AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration.

ACTION: Notice of opening of additional materials.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the opening of additional Nixon 
Presidential Historical Materials. Notice is hereby given that, in 
accordance with section 104 of Title I of the Presidential Recordings 
and Materials Preservation Act (PRMPA, 44 U.S.C. 2111 note) and 
1275.42(b) of the PRMPA Regulations implementing the Act (36 CFR Part 
1275), the agency has identified, inventoried, and prepared for public 
access approximately 198 hours of Nixon White House tape recordings and 
integral file segments among the Nixon Presidential historical 

DATES: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) intends 
to make the materials described in this notice available to the public 
on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 beginning at 12 p.m. (EST)/9 a.m. (PST). 
In accordance with 36 CFR 1275.44, any person who believes it necessary 
to file a claim of legal right or privilege concerning access to these 
materials must notify the Archivist of the United States in writing of 
the claimed right, privilege, or defense before November 26, 2008.

ADDRESSES: The White House Communications Agency Sound Recording and 
the textual materials will be made available to the public at the 
National Archives at College Park research room, located at 8601 
Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland with the exception of the Bryce 
Harlow Files which will be made available to the public at the Richard 
Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba 
Linda, CA 92886. The Nixon White House tapes will be available at both 
locations and on the Internet at 
Researchers at either facility must have a NARA researcher card which 
they may obtain when they arrive at the facility.
    Petitions asserting a legal or constitutional right or privilege 
which would prevent or limit access must be sent to the Archivist of 
the United States, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi 
Road, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Naftali, Director, Richard 
Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 714-983-9121 or 301-837-3117.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following materials will be made 
available in accordance with this notice:
    1. NARA is proposing to open approximately 1,398 conversations 
which were recorded at the Nixon White House from November 1972 to 
December 1972. These conversations total approximately 198 hours of 
listening time. This is the twelfth opening of Nixon White House tapes 
since 1980. There are no transcripts for these tapes. Tape subject 
logs, prepared by NARA, are offered for public access

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as a finding aid to the tape segments and a guide for the listener. 
There is a separate tape log entry for each conversation. Each tape log 
entry includes the names of participants; date and inclusive times of 
each conversation; location of the conversation; and an outline of the 
content of the conversation. Listening stations will be available for 
public use on a first come, first served basis. NARA reserves the right 
to limit listening time in response to heavy demand.
    2. Previously restricted materials. Volume: 2 cubic feet. A number 
of materials which were previously withheld from public access have 
been reviewed for release and/or declassified under the mandatory 
review provisions of Executive Order 12958, as amended, or in 
accordance with 36 CFR 1275.56 (Public Access regulations). The 
materials are from file segments for the White House Special Files, 
Staff Member and Office Files; the National Security Files; and the 
White House Communications Agency Sound Recording Collection.
    3. White House Central Files, Staff Member and Office Files. 
Volume: 30 cubic feet. The White House Central Files Unit is a 
permanent organization within the White House complex that maintains a 
central filing and retrieval system for the records of the President 
and his staff. The Staff Member and Office Files consist of materials 
that were transferred to the Central Files but were not incorporated 
into the Subject Files. Two file groups will be made available: J. Fred 
Buzhardt Files and Bryce Harlow Files.
    4. White House Central Files, Name Files: Volume: <1 cubic foot. The Name Files were used for routine materials filed alphabetically by the name of the correspondent; copies of documents in the Name Files are usually filed by subject in the Subject Files. The Name File relating to Jack Anderson will be made available with this opening. Dated: October 21, 2008. Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States. [FR Doc. E8-25572 Filed 10-24-08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515-01-P