17 July 2013

Nixon Library Opens Restricted Files

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 17, 2013)]
[Pages 42805-42807]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-17136]




Nixon Presidential Historical Materials: Opening of Materials

AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration.

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ACTION: Notice of Opening of Additional Nixon Materials.


SUMMARY: This notice announces the opening of additional Nixon 
Presidential Historical Materials by the Richard Nixon Presidential 
Library and Museum, a division of the National Archives and Records 
Administration. Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with Sec.  
104 of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials 
Preservation Act (PRMPA, 44 U.S.C. Sec.  2111 note) and Sec.  
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 340 hours of Nixon White House tape recordings and 
additional textual materials with certain information redacted as 
required by law, including the PRMPA.

DATES: The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum intends to 
make the materials described in this notice available to the public on 
August 21, 2013, at the Richard Nixon Library and Museum in Yorba 
Linda, CA, beginning at 9:30 a.m. PDT/12:30 p.m. EDT. 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 within 30 days of the publication 
of this notice in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is located 
at 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA. Researchers must have a 
NARA researcher card, which they may obtain when they arrive at the 
Library. All of the tapes and selections from the additional materials 
will be available at www.nixonlibrary.gov. Petitions asserting a legal 
or constitutional right or privilege that would prevent or limit public 
access to the materials must be sent to the Archivist of the United 
States, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Rd., College 
Park, Maryland 20740-6001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Cumming, Richard Nixon 
Presidential Library and Museum, 714-983-9131.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following materials will be made 
available in accordance with this notice:
    1. NARA's Nixon Library is proposing to open approximately 2905 
conversations which were recorded between April 9 and July 12, 1973. 
These conversations total approximately 340 hours of listening time 
(338 h 47 m of tape opened and 342 h 13 m of tape reviewed). This is 
the fifteenth opening of Nixon White House tapes since 1980. There are 
no transcripts for these tapes. Tape subject logs, prepared by the 
Nixon Library, are offered for public access 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 on a first come, 
first served basis at the Library in Yorba Linda. The newly released 
tapes will also be available on August 21, 2013 on the Web at http://www.nixonlibrary.gov at 9:30 a.m. PDT/12:30 p.m. EDT. The Nixon Library 
reserves the right to limit listening time in response to heavy demand.
    2. Previously restricted textual materials. Volume: 31 cubic feet. 
A number of textual materials previously withheld from public access 
have been reviewed for release and/or declassified under the systematic 
declassification review provisions and under the mandatory review 
provisions of Executive Order 13526, the Freedom of Information Act (5 
U.S.C. Sec.  552), or in accordance with 36 CFR 1275.56 (Public Access 
regulations). The materials are from integral file segments for the 
National Security Council (NSC Files and NSC Institutional Files); 
along with the White House Special Files; White House Central Files; 
The President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board file; and RG87 and 
    3. White House Central Files, Staff Member and Office Files. 
Volume: 72.5 cubic feet. The White House Central Files Unit was a 
permanent organization within the White House complex that maintained 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. The following file groups will be made 
available: Franklin, Barbara and Price, John.
    4. White House Central Files, Oversize Attachment Files. Volume: 
0.25 cubic foot. The White House Central Files Unit was a permanent 
organization within the White House complex that maintained a central 
filing and retrieval system for the records of the President and his 
staff. The Oversize Attachment Files were a means of filing and 
organizing materials that were too bulky or odd-sized to be placed in a 
file folder. Listed is the oversize attachment from the White House 
Central Files, Oversize Attachment Files in the opening: OA (5720)
    5. White House Central Files, Name Files: Volume: 4 cubic feet. The 
Name Files were used for routine materials filed alphabetically by the 
name of the correspondent; copies of documents in the Name Files were 
usually filed by subject in the Subject Files. The following Name Files 
folders will be made available:

Abbott, H-J
Abbott, John Hancock
Abbott, K-R
Abbott, Richard
Abbott, Robert
Abbott, Robert B.
Abbott, Roberta
Abbott, S-Z
Abel, A-E
Alexander, H
Alexander, Henry
Bank, A-H
Berlin, Richard E.
Butts, U-Z
Champion, D-G
Chase, M
Clausen, L-Z
Cook, Donald
Finch, Robert H
First National City Bank of NY
Gates, T
Hampton, Lionel
Irving, T
McCall, H
McCloy, John J.
McCrea, Q-Z
McNeill, F-K
McNeill, L-R
Meyer, John
Morgan, Gr
Moore, George S-Z
Moore, George
Murphy, George
Petersen, W
Peterson, Ru
Peterson, Ra
Regan, A-E
Rockefeller, David
Shriver, Sargent
Shultz, George P.
Smathers George A. (Sen)

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    Dated: June 28, 2013.
David S. Ferriero,
Archivist of the United States.
[FR Doc. 2013-17136 Filed 7-16-13; 8:45 am]
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