In 1970, the Richard M. Nixon Foundation selected Whittier College to create and manage an oral history project on Richard Nixon. The focus of the project was to be on the President's life from birth to 1945 or before he began his political career. However, some interview subjects did discuss Nixon's life up to and including his presidency. The oral history project was directed by Dr. C. Richard Arena. The interviews took place between 1971-1973. Those interviewed include family members, close friends, classmates, educators, and acquaintances.

Transcripts and images from the Richard Nixon Oral History Project are protected under United States Copyright Law, Title 17, U.S. Code. Fair use under such Copyright Law permits reproduction of single copies of selected items for personal research and private use. Further transmission, reproduction, or presentation (such as public display, publication, or performance) of protected items is prohibited except upon receipt of written permission from Whittier College.

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Submissions from 1973

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Edward Nixon (June 29, 1973, third interview), C. Richard Arena

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Stanton Haight (March 24, 1973), C. Richard Arena

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Lawrene Nixon Anfinson (March 19, 1973), Evlyn Dorn

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Julie Nixon Eisenhower (January 24, 1973), C. Richard Arena

Submissions from 1972

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Dorris Gurley (December 7, 1972), C. Richard Arena

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Frederick Albrink (June 8, 1972), C. Richard Arena

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M. William Adelson (June 6, 1972), C. Richard Arena

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Dorothy Airheart (May 25, 1972), C. Richard Arena

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Marie Actis (April 15, 1972), C. Richard Arena

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Albert Haendiges (February 23, 1972), C. Richard Arena

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Ruth and Garrett Weymeth (January 20, 1972), C. Richard Arena

Submissions from 1971

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Lotus Gartin (December 10, 1971), C. Richard Arena

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Jane Milhous Barr (December 2, 1971), C. Richard Arena

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Temperance Bailey (November 16, 1971), C. Richard Arena

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Henry Akard (November 11, 1971), C. Richard Arena

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Anne Gillmore (November 8, 1971, second interview), C. Richard Arena

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Anne Gillmore (October 29, 1971, first interview), C. Richard Arena

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Jane Milhous Beeson (October 21, 1971, second interview), C. Richard Arena

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Kenneth Ball (October 20, 1971, second interview), C. Richard Arena

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Kenneth Ball (August 11, 1971, first interview), C. Richard Arena

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Edward Nixon (July 21, 1971, second interview), C. Richard Arena

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Jane Milhous Beeson (July 14, 1971, first interview), Edward C. Nixon

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Edward Nixon (February 10, 1971, first interview), C. Richard Arena