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Special Collections & Archives: Richard M. Nixon Collection


The Richard M. Nixon Collection consists of items related to both his political career and time as a student at Whittier College. Nixon is an alumnus of WHittier College, class of 1934. The collection includes campaign ephemera from the collection of Barney Peck, posters, a research collection of books written by and Richard Nixon, photographs, oral histories, AV materials, yearbooks, periodicals, 3D objects, and a pamphlet collection.

Collection Status

We are currently in progress of creating finding aids and digital collections relating to our Richard Nixon materials.  Please contact the Library if you would like to know more about this collection.

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You can use the Wardman Library catalog to search for books related to Nixon. A simple keyword or subject search will search the entire Wardman library collection. An advanced search will allow you to limit your search to the Nixon Collection within the archives. 



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About the Nixon Collections at Whittier College

Various Nixon campaign buttons. Photo by Mary McGonagle-Garside, 2013.

As Richard Nixon was an alumnus of Whittier College, the bulk of our materials in this collection reflect his time as a student and public figure. This portion of our collection includes oral histories, early photographs, yearbooks, and other materials relating to his time at Whittier College. A second part of our Nixon collection is the Byram Peck Collection of Campaign Ephemera. This collection contains consumer and promotional products created for his many elections and those which relate to the Watergate Scandal. Included are bumper stickers, campaign buttons, signs, paintings, audiovisual materials, and posters. Our collection also includes an extensive research collection dedicated to work written by Nixon and scholarly works written about Nixon. The final portion of our Nixon collection includes state gifts given to Nixon while he was a Vice President and after his presidency.

Digital Collections

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