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Collection Dates: 1983
Scope and Content Note:
The Richard Nixon/Frank Gannon interviews consist of more than 30 hours of videotapes interviews with former President Richard Nixon. The interviews took place nearly a decade after Nixon's resignation, and were conducted with the benefit of some historical perspective and without media hype. They were made in four groups and two- and three-day sessions spread over seven months in 1983. Each interview was organized around a specific topic or topics. Issues discussed include Nixon's early political career, Vietnam, China, the Soviet Union, the Middle East, the Watergate scandal and Nixon's resignation as president, U.S. domestic policies, U.S. presidents, and foreign leaders. These interviews, conducted by Frank Gannon, former employee and trusted friend of Richard Nixon, represent Nixon's most substantial and lengthy post-presidency interview.
To view indexes and synced transcripts for each interview, please visit this page.
Biographical Note: "[Richard Nixon,] born Jan. 9, 1913, Yorba Linda, Calif., U.S., died April 22, 1994, New York, N.Y., in full Richard Milhous Nixon, [was the] 37th president of the United States (1969-74), who, faced with almost certain impeachment for his role in the Watergate Scandal, became the first American president to resign from office. He was also vice president (1953-61) under Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower."--"Nixon, Richard M." from Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, http://search.eb.com (Viewed February 3, 2010)
Extent: 99 videocassettes (BetaSP) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.;6 videocassettes : sd., col. ; 2 in.;84 videocassettes : sd., col. ; 1 in.;260 videocassettes : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.;139 film reels : sd., col. ; 16 mm.;6 sound cassettes : digital ; 7.3 x 5.4 cm.
Subject Headings: Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994;Gannon, Frank;Presidents--United States;Politicians--United States;Ex-presidents--United States;Vice-Presidents--United States;United States--Politics and government--1969-1974;Watergate Affair, 1972-1974;China--Politics and government--1949-1976;Soviet Union--Politics and government--1953-1985;Middle East--Politics and government--1945-1979;Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994--Resignation from office;Presidents--United States;Politicians;Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994--Political activity;Vietnam--Politics and government--1945-1975;Vietnam War, 1961-1975;United States--History--1969-;United States--History--20th century;Interview.
Provenance: Tapes recorded and collected by Raiford Communication. Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Jesse Raiford and Raiford Communications.
Cite Collection As: The Nixon-Gannon interviews, 1983. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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