The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is pleased to announce that on Sept 29, 2021, the National Declassification Center (NDC), in coordination with the Nixon Presidential Library, re-released a total of 10 Nixon White House Tapes. These re-released tapes include formerly redacted audio withheld during the process of chronological review and recently re-reviewed and processed digitally. These audio recordings are from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and are fully available online on the Library’s website.
The 10 tapes include 165 conversations and 30 hours, 34 minutes, and 07 seconds of audio. Recordings are from the Executive Office Building, Oval Office, and Camp David room recordings. These tapes span the dates February 19, 1971 to October 15, 1972. The NDC re-released the following audiotape numbers: 188, 197, 220, 245, 264, 295, 314, 317, 452, and 458
New topics from the 10 tapes include busing legislation, the 1972 campaign and election, state-level politics and elections, the public activities of the First Family, Thailand, Chile, Australia, Italy, presidential appointments, and California Republicans.
Select participants from conversations with new content on these tapes include: President Richard Nixon, H. R. “Bob” Haldeman, Manolo Sanchez, Henry A. Kissinger, Peter G. Peterson, George P. Schultz, John D. Ehrlichman, John N. Mitchell, Raymond K. Price, Milton C. Rose, and David M. Kennedy.
These Tapes continue the National Archives and Records Administration’s comprehensive digital preservation and access project for the entirety of the Nixon Tapes. NDC staff, working from a complete digital preservation copy completed in 2018, worked with equity agencies to review classified content. NDC archival staff also re-reviewed other withheld content under the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act and the 2007 deed of gift with the Nixon Foundation. Throughout the re-review and digital processing, the NDC works in coordination with the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum–part of the Presidential Libraries system–and custodian of the records. For questions related to these and all Nixon Tapes, please contact the Nixon Library at 714-983-9210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.