27 October 2008
[Federal Register: October 27, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 208)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
Nixon Presidential Historical Materials: Opening of Materials
AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration.
ACTION: Notice of opening of additional materials.
SUMMARY: This notice announces the opening of additional Nixon
Presidential Historical Materials. Notice is hereby given that, in
accordance with section 104 of Title I of the Presidential Recordings
and Materials Preservation Act (PRMPA, 44 U.S.C. 2111 note) and
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 198 hours of Nixon White House tape recordings and
integral file segments among the Nixon Presidential historical
DATES: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) intends
to make the materials described in this notice available to the public
on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 beginning at 12 p.m. (EST)/9 a.m. (PST).
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 before November 26, 2008.
ADDRESSES: The White House Communications Agency Sound Recording and
the textual materials will be made available to the public at the
National Archives at College Park research room, located at 8601
Adelphi Road, College Park, Maryland with the exception of the Bryce
Harlow Files which will be made available to the public at the Richard
Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba
Linda, CA 92886. The Nixon White House tapes will be available at both
locations and on the Internet at http://www.nixonlibrary.gov.
Researchers at either facility must have a NARA researcher card which
they may obtain when they arrive at the facility.
Petitions asserting a legal or constitutional right or privilege
which would prevent or limit access must be sent to the Archivist of
the United States, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi
Road, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Naftali, Director, Richard
Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 714-983-9121 or 301-837-3117.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following materials will be made
available in accordance with this notice:
1. NARA is proposing to open approximately 1,398 conversations
which were recorded at the Nixon White House from November 1972 to
December 1972. These conversations total approximately 198 hours of
listening time. This is the twelfth opening of Nixon White House tapes
since 1980. There are no transcripts for these tapes. Tape subject
logs, prepared by NARA, 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 for
public use on a first come, first served basis. NARA reserves the right
to limit listening time in response to heavy demand.
2. Previously restricted materials. Volume: 2 cubic feet. A number
of materials which were previously withheld from public access have
been reviewed for release and/or declassified under the mandatory
review provisions of Executive Order 12958, as amended, or in
accordance with 36 CFR 1275.56 (Public Access regulations). The
materials are from file segments for the White House Special Files,
Staff Member and Office Files; the National Security Files; and the
White House Communications Agency Sound Recording Collection.
3. White House Central Files, Staff Member and Office Files.
Volume: 30 cubic feet. The White House Central Files Unit is a
permanent organization within the White House complex that maintains 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. Two file groups will be made available: J. Fred
Buzhardt Files and Bryce Harlow Files.
4. White House Central Files, Name Files: Volume: <1 cubic foot. The Name Files were used for routine materials filed alphabetically by the name of the correspondent; copies of documents in the Name Files are usually filed by subject in the Subject Files. The Name File relating to Jack Anderson will be made available with this opening. Dated: October 21, 2008. Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States. [FR Doc. E8-25572 Filed 10-24-08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515-01-P