<!-- end of Infobox presidential library -->The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
is the presidential library
and final resting place of Richard Milhous Nixon
, the 37th President of the United States
. Located in Yorba Linda, California
, the library is one of twelve administered by the National Archives and Records Administration
. From its original dedication in 1990 until becoming a federal facility on July 11, 2007, the library and museum was operated by a private foundation and was known as the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace
. The nine acre (36,000 m²) campus is located at 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard in Yorba Linda, California
and incorporates the National Historic Landmarked Richard Nixon Birthplace
where Nixon was born in 1913 and spent his childhood. The facility is now jointly operated between NARA and the Richard Nixon Foundation.
Background prior to dedication
Traditionally, materials and records of a U.S. president were considered to be his personal property upon leaving office. The Watergate scandal and Richard Nixon's subsequent resignation from office complicated the issue, however.
In September 1974, Richard Nixon made an agreement with the head of the General Services Administration
, Arthur F. Sampson, to turn over most materials from his presidency, including tape recordings of conversations he had made in the White House; however, the recordings were to be destroyed after September 1, 1979 if directed by Nixon or by... Read More