Nixon Presidential Library Undergoes Major Renovations and Changes

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on July 8, 2007 Nixon library’s changes start with Watergate – Its director is guiding its transformation from private facility to part of the federal system. First step is to broaden the story of the scandal: “”I can’t run a shrine,” says the man who ordered the demolition, Timothy Naftali, 45. Named last year as the library’s first federal director, the Harvard-trained historian is guiding the library’s shift from a privately run facility — the only modern presidential library not part of the federal system — to an institution that bears the National Archives’ imprimatur.”

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