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U.S.S.R. Moscow, Mr. Khrushchev & V.P. Nixon on T.V. at American exhibit
U.S.S.R. Moscow, Mr. Khrushchev & V.P. Nixon on T.V. at
American exhibit
Thomas J. O'Halloran, photographer.
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-U9- 2808-33

Digital Collections

An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

The Printed Ephemera collection comprises 28,000 primary source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history, including a broadside protesting Richard Nixon's policies in Vietnam and Cambodia.

"I Do Solemnly Swear...": Presidential Inaugurations

This collection contains approximately 400 items relating to presidential inaugurations, including Nixon's first inauguration in 1969 and his second inauguration in 1973.

America's Library

Designed for elementary and middle school students, America's Library provides the following stories related to Richard Nixon:

Jump Back in Time: The Great Debates of Nixon and Kennedy, October 21, 1960

Jump Back in Time: President Nixon Goes to China, February 21, 1972


American Treasures of the Library of Congress

This exhibition provides unique insight into various aspects of American history and culture. It includes a political cartoon about Richard Nixon from the 1960 presidential campaign.

Bob Hope and American Variety

This exhibition explores variety entertainment through the lens of Bob Hope’s long and rich career. The Public Service section of the exhibition contains two letters exchanged between Hope and Nixon and a photograph of the two men together.

Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium

Presents works by cartoonist Herb Block, who chronicled the nation’s political history and caricatured twelve American presidents from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton. This exhibition presents a number of political cartoons related to Richard Nixon and his Administration, including a section devoted to Richard Nixon.

Oliphant’s Anthem: Pat Oliphant at the Library of Congress

Commemorates the Library’s acquisition of sixty cartoon drawings, sketchbooks, and illustrations by Pat Oliphant, one of America’s foremost editorial cartoonists. This exhibition contains a section on Richard Nixon.

Prints & Photographs Division

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC using the subject heading Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913 1994 to find hundreds of prints, photographs, political cartoons, and other digital images related to Nixon. Search all text fields in PPOC using the phrase Richard Nixon to locate additional images.

Presidents of the United States Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress

This guide presents portraits of U.S. presidents and first ladies, including images of Richard Nixon and Pat Nixon.

Record Sound Research Center

Food for Thought: Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other National Press Club Luncheon Speakers, 1954-1989

Since 1932, the National Press Club has hosted luncheon gatherings that have allowed presidents, visiting world leaders, and other leading personages to address the press and answer questions about pressing current affairs. In 1969, the Press Club donated to the Library of Congress audiotapes of talks they had been recording since 1952, a collection that has grown to nearly 2,000 recordings. The Library has made available online talks by some of its most important luncheon speakers, including eight U.S. presidents.

  • Richard M. Nixon, May 21, 1958 - Vice President Richard M. Nixon spoke to reporters at a National Press Club luncheon and fielded their questions one week after his “goodwill” trip to eight South American nations ended in a vicious demonstration of anti-Americanism that threatened his life.

The Teachers Page

American Memory Timeline: The Presidential Election of 1960

This site contains a short essay on the presidential election of 1960 and links to related documents found within American Memory.

Today in History

February 21

On February 21, 1972, Richard M. Nixon arrived in China for an eight-day official visit. He was the first U.S. president to visit the People's Republic of China since its inception in 1949.

October 21

On October 21, 1960, American viewers were riveted to their television sets for the broadcast of the fourth and final debate between Vice President Richard M. Nixon, the Republican presidential candidate, and Senator John F. Kennedy, the Democratic candidate.

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