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More Nixon tapes available in Yorba Linda

December 2, 2008 |  7:52 am

We're not sure what this double whammy is going to do to the image of Richard Nixon. Just as the movie "Nixon/Frost" comes out, the public will also get to hear a whole new crop of those infamous Nixon White House tapes. In fact, some come online at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda today. From the OC Register:

Nixon White House tape recordings reflecting the former president's thoughts on such issues as the 1972 elections, negotiations to end the Vietnam War and the U.S. bombing of Hanoi will be opened to the public today in Yorba Linda. The materials that will be available at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum will include about 198 hours of Nixon White House tape recordings and some 90,000 pages of textual materials from the Nixon Presidency, according to a statement from the National Archives in College Park, Md., which will also make the materials available there. The Nixon library is one of 12 Presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. The tape recordings from the Nixon White House were made between November and December 1972 and consist of 1,398 conversations.

Earlier White House tapes didn't exactly help Nixon in the eyes of history.

--Shelby Grad

Photo: Los Angeles Times file