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Press Release
December 11, 1995
Additional Nixon Papers to Be Opened at the National Archives

Washington, DC . . . On Tuesday, December 19, l995, the National Archives will release additional files from the Nixon Presidential historical materials at its College Park, MD facility located at 8601 Adelphi Road. The material will be available beginning at 9 A.M. in the Central Research Room. (See information below for hours and directions to the facility.)

The bulk of the approximately 50,000 pages of textual material is from the White House Central Files, Subject Files. The materials relate to Federal government agencies including the Canal Study Commission, the Coastal Plains Regional Commission, the Committee for the Preservation of the White House, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Federal Safety Council.

In response to researcher requests, the National Archives is also releasing nine White House Central Files, Name Files including Lamar Alexander, Patrick Buchanan, Robert Dole, H. Ross Perot and Colin L. Powell.

Since 1986, the National Archives has had 13 openings of Nixon paper materials. To date, five million pages of textual materials, 4,000 videos and 450,000 photographs related to the Nixon Presidency have been released.

The Research Room closes on Monday and Wednesday at 5 P.M.; on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9 P.M.; and on Saturday at 4:45 P.M. Research cards are required. Personal property, i.e. notebooks, briefcases, purses or fountain pens are not allowed in the research room. Lockers are available. Debit cards may be purchased for the photocopying machines.

DIRECTIONS: BY CAR the National Archives at College Park is approximately 40 minutes from downtown Washington, DC. Take North Capitol Street north, turn right onto Michigan Avenue (Michigan Avenue becomes Queens Chapel Road in Maryland), continue to East West Highway, turn left on Adelphi Road and follow it to the Archives II entrance on the right. Parking is available.

BY SHUTTLE from the National Archives in Washington, DC, board the bus on 7th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues, NW. The shuttle leaves on the hour, from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., returning to the downtown building from Archives II on the hour. Researchers may use the shuttle on a space available basis with National Archives staff members receiving priority boarding.

BY METRO take the Green Line to the Prince Georges Plaza station. Transfer to the R-3 bus which stops at Archives II.

For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (202) 501-5525 or by e-mail at public.affairs@nara.gov. Visit the National Archives Home Page on the World Wide Web at http://www.archives.gov/.

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