Nixon Legacy Forum An Archival Treasure Hunt: The Story of the Watergate “Road Map”
Press Release · Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Washington, DC

The National Archives hosts the annual Nixon Legacy Forum titled “An Archival Treasure Hunt: The Story of the Watergate ‘Road Map’” on Monday, December 2, at 10:00 a.m. (EST). Presented in partnership with the Richard Nixon Foundation.

The event will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington and live streamed on YouTube. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.  This public program is free to the public, but reservations are recommended and can be made online. For those without reservations, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The theater doors will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Late seating will not be permitted 20 minutes after the program begins. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station.

Nixon Legacy Forum: “An Archival Treasure Hunt: The Story of the Watergate ‘Road Map’”
The next in the series of Nixon legacy forums will examine the decades-long effort to unseal the secret report the Watergate grand jury submitted to the House Judiciary Committee on March 1, 1974, and is said to have paved the evidentiary path leading to President Nixon’s impeachment (hence the “Road Map” nickname). Unsealed by judicial order on October 11, 2018, many believe this was the most significant archival development in Watergate since President Nixon’s resignation 45 years ago. Presenting the discussion will be Geoff Shepard, former member of President Nixon’s Watergate defense team, and Professor Luke Nichter, who has published two books on the Nixon White House tapes.

Nixon Legacy Forums focus on policy initiatives of the Nixon administration and feature discussions among administration members who worked on them—and helped create the documents and other materials now available to scholars and researchers at the Richard Nixon Library. More online. View past Nixon Legacy Forums.


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