New Nixon Tapes

The National Archives and the Nixon Library Tuesday will make another 198 hours of tape recordings available from inside the Nixon White House.

The recordings were made in 1972 and cover a variety of topics, including the 1972 congressional elections.

Here’s a snipet of a Nixon Library press release issued Tuesday morning:


Approximately 198 hours of tape recordings from the Nixon White House recorded between November and December 1972 and consisting of approximately 1,398 conversations. The conversations cover topics such as the 1972 Presidential and Congressional elections, reorganization of the executive branch, creation of a “New Majority” for a reinvigorated Republican Party or new conservative third party, the late stages of the peace negotiations to end the Vietnam War, and the decision to bomb the Hanoi and Haiphong areas in North Vietnam. All 198 hours of tape recordings will be made available on the web at They will also be available at both the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA and at the National Archives College Park, MD facility.

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