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Richard M. Nixon Reference Collection, 1934-1999

Abstract

Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994) attended the Duke University School of Law from 1934 to 1937, graduating number three in a class of twenty-six. During his three years at Duke, Nixon was active in the Duke Bar Association and was elected President in his senior year.

The Richard M. Nixon Reference Collection contains academic transcripts, personal and administrative correspondence related to law school, letters of recommendation, newspaper clippings, and reference inquiries and correspondence related to both the honorary degree controversy in 1954 and the Watergate scandal in the early 1970's when he was President of the United States. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. University Archives
Title
Richard M. Nixon Reference collection 1934-1999
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 500 Items
Location
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Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

School of Law, 1934
Box 1
School of Law, 1935-1937 May
Box 1
School of Law - Term Paper, 1936
Box 1
School of Law, 1937 Jul-1938
Box 1
School of Law, 1940-1963
Box 1
School of Law, 1965-1973 Oct
Box 1
School of Law, 1973 Nov-1975
Box 1
School of Law - Bumper Stickers, 1974
Box 1
School of Law - Transcripts, Grades & Professor, 1934-1937
Box 1
Duke Bar Association - President [R.M. Nixon Correspondence], 1936
Box 1
Duke Bar Association - President [R.M. Nixon Correspondence], 1937
Box 1
Duke Bar Association - Ephemera from Nixon Years, 1935-1937
Box 1
Duke News Service - Correspondence, 1952, 1958
Box 1
Duke University - President A.H. Edens, 1952-1960
Box 1
Duke University - President A.H. Edens [Richard M. Nixon Honorary Degree Controversy], 1954 Mar-July
Box 1
Duke University - President D.M. Knight, 1967
Box 1
Duke University - President Terry Sanford, 1970-1974
Box 1
Robert F. Durden Papers [Richard Nixon], 1987
Box 1
Calvin B. Hoover Papers [Richard Nixon Correspondence], 1954-1967
Box 1
Bridget Booker Correspondence, 1991
Box 1
Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1999
Box 1
Newspapers - Kansas City Star: 'Life Story of Nixon', 1955 October 30-November 6
Box 1
Gosnell, Jack
Box 1

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Inventory of the Nixon Library Controversy collection 1981-2001 (University Archives, Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Richard M. Nixon Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Richard M. Nixon Reference Collection was compiled from various sources by University Archives staff for reference and research.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, November 2007

Encoded by Mary Samouelian, January 2008

Updated by Molly Bragg, July 2011

Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.