Nixon Library Becomes Part of National Archives

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/11903792/11903795" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace that opened in 1990 has changed hands. It is now a part of the National Archives. Under the National Archives, though, the full picture of Watergate will be revealed along with millions of pages and thousands of hours of Nixon history.


Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

When the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace opened in 1990, scholars ridiculed the Nixon-approved Watergate exhibit. It said the scandal that destroyed Nixon's presidency was a coup by his enemies and claimed Woodward and Bernstein offered bribes for scoops. Yesterday, the library changed hands. Now part of the National Archives, the full picture will be revealed along with millions of pages and thousands of hours of Nixon history.


Copyright © 2007 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from