Tag Archives: Nixon

Facial Hair Friday: Hang ten, Pat Nixon!

Some time ago, a Facebook fan expressed thanks that we would never combine our First Ladies Friday with our Facial Hair Friday. To which we replied, never say never! Of course, the facial hair in this photograph is not on … Continue reading

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A Matter of Simple Justice

Today’s guest post was written by Barbara Hackman Franklin, former White House staff member for the recruitment of women and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce. The story of how Franklin and other women cracked the glass ceiling is finally told … Continue reading

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Football Friday: Presidents and the Pigskin

Today’s post comes from Gregory Marose, an intern in the National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications. With Super Bowl Sunday just two days away, we’ve decided to call an audible and make today’s “Facial Hair Friday” into a “Football Friday.” … Continue reading

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Facial Hair Friday: Elvis has NOT left the building

Are these the most famous sideburns in music history? They might be the most famous sideburns in the National Archives. If you are a fan of Elvis, you’ve seen the photograph: Nixon and Elvis shaking hands in the White House. … Continue reading

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Strange bedfellows: Nixon, Bush, and Sawyer

More than 400 White House staff  came to see Richard Nixon say farewell at 9.32 a.m. in the East Room of the White House. And when Nixon and his family walked to the waiting helicopter, staff and guests crowded across the … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking Wednesdays: Dinner Diplomacy Thaws the Cold War

Today’s post comes from Gregory Marose, an intern in the National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications. Sometimes sharing a good meal is the best way to resolve the differences you may have with another. For the United States and … Continue reading

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Soccer fans, do you know who this player is?

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. We’ve all seen the photo of when Nixon met Elvis, but the King wasn’t the only celebrity President Nixon brushed shoulders with. Can you identify … Continue reading

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