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Watergate Collection, 1973-1975

Collection Overview

Title: Watergate Collection, 1973-1975

Creator: Hutchins Library

Extent: 7.0 MS boxes

Arrangement: Arrangement is in series: 1. Time/Newsweek, 2. Clippings, 3. Nixon Transcripts

Languages: English [eng]

Abstract

On June 17, 1972, five men were arrested after breaking into the National Democratic Party Headquarters located in the Watergate complex in Washington DC.   Later it was found that the men were associated with the committee to re-elect Richard Nixon. It was eventually discovered that Nixon was aware of the break in and aided in the resulting cover-up. A special investigation was ordered. In all, twenty men, including some of Nixon's top aides, were convicted of obstruction of justice because of the roles they played in the cover-up. During investigative hearings, a Nixon aide referenced a taping device that recorded conversations taking place in the oval office—it was apparent that these tapes could show Nixon's involvement. The Nixon tapes were ultimately obtained through much controversy and a Supreme Court ruling. The tapes ultimately provided the prosecution with the "smoking gun" for showing Nixon’s knowledge of the events.  Impeachment proceedings were recommended by a congressional committee on the 27 of July, 1974. Before impeachment, Nixon resigned--becoming the only President to do so—on the ninth of August, 1974.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection primarily consists of Time and Newsweek magazines contemporaneous to the events leading to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon (1973-1974). The collection also includes clippings and cartoons from newspapers of the time and a transcription of the Nixon tapes.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on the use by researchers other than federal copyright restrictions.

Preferred Citation: [Item IdentificationFolder/Box] Watergate Collection, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Berea, Ky.

Processing Information: The finding aid was updated in 2014.

Other Note: Collection Number: BCA 0206 HC 31


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Times/NewsweekAdd to your cart.
Contemporary periodicals accounting for the Watergate scandal, week-by-week, as it happened and the aftermath.</h1>
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Times/Newsweek, June 4-25, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Times/Newsweek, July 16-30, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Times/Newsweek, August 6-27, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Times/Newsweek, September 3-24, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Times/Newsweek, October 1-8, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Times/Newsweek, October 15-22, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Times/Newsweek, October 29, 1973Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Times/Newsweek, November 5-12, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Times/Newsweek, November 19-26, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Times/Newsweek, December 3-10, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Times/Newsweek, December 17-31, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Times/Newsweek, January 7-17, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Times/Newsweek, January 21-28, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Times/Newsweek, February 4-11, 1974Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Times/Newsweek, February 18-25, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Times/Newsweek, March 11-18, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Times/Newsweek, March 25, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Times/Newsweek, April 1-8, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Times/Newsweek, April 15-29, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Times/Newsweek, May 6-13, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Times/Newsweek, May 20-27, 1974Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Times/Newsweek, June 3-10, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Times/Newsweek, June 17-24, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Times/Newsweek, July 1-8, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Times/Newsweek, July 15-29, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Times/Newsweek, August 5-26, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Times/Newsweek, September 2-16, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Times/Newsweek, September 23-30, 1974Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Times/Newsweek, October 7-28, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Times/Newsweek, November 11-25, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Times/Newsweek, December 2-30, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Times/Newsweek, January-May 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Times/Newsweek, May 1977-August 1983Add to your cart.
Series 2: ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Contemporary newspaper clippings collected from an assortment of newspapers from May 10, 1973, to August 20, 1975.  There is also a file for undated clippings and cartoons that were featured during the time of the Watergate scandal.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Clippings, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Clippings, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Clippings, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Miscellaneous undated ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Miscellaneous Clippings/CartoonsAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Nixon TranscriptsAdd to your cart.
Series 3 is comprised of the written transcripts of the conversations that were recorded by the President during the cover-up of the Watergate scandal.  This copy appeared in the Louisville-Courier Journal and Times. May 5, 1974.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Nixon Transcripts as printed in the Louisville-Courier Journal and TimesAdd to your cart.