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July 28, 1991 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Months before the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library opens to the public, Ralph C. Bledsoe already has begun to receive a continual stream of court subpoenas and other requests for secrets buried within Reagan's presidential papers. As library director, Bledsoe sits atop the largest collection of White House documents ever assembled.
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June 30, 1991 | From Associated Press
Former President Reagan wants his 1980 campaign files searched for documents that might shed light on charges that his campaign officials conspired to delay American hostages' release from Iran. "Although I firmly believe these charges are groundless, I feel we should do all we can to clear the air of this unsubstantiated allegation," Reagan said in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by the Associated Press.
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February 18, 1991 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James A. Corwin got a letter from George Washington the other day. It was a simple one-page note. But it spoke eloquently about 200 years of rough treatment at the hands of historians and it cried out for Corwin's help. The letter was delivered to the right man: Corwin is an expert at repairing the frayed remnants of historical figures. These days, every day is Presidents' Day for Corwin.
NEWS
February 10, 1991 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library opens near Simi Valley in November, not one sheet of its 54 million pages of White House documents will be available for public scrutiny. By law, archivists have until 1994 before they must consider requests to see any of the library's storehouse of presidential records--the largest collection of White House documents ever assembled.
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July 24, 1990 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the hoopla over the opening of the Richard M. Nixon presidential library last week settles down, a quiet but fierce battle is heating up in Texas over the site of the future George Bush library. It is not likely to be built for several years, even if Bush is turned out of office in 1992. But Bush's decision about where to put the library is expected to be announced at any time.
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July 17, 1990 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO and JOHN NEEDHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The first time four living U.S. Presidents gathered in one place was nearly nine years ago, when they congregated for a somber, private conference in the White House to prepare for the funeral of slain Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. This week, four living Presidents will gather once again at an unprecedented public ceremony in Orange County to mark what they hope will be the triumphant political resurrection of Richard M. Nixon.
NEWS
July 10, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a concession to critics, former President Richard M. Nixon on Monday scrapped plans to restrict access to his presidential library and pledged to admit researchers and scholars regardless of their viewpoints. Library officials in Orange County had said that researchers would be screened based on the slant and content of their intended work.
NEWS
July 8, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even before the Richard M. Nixon presidential library opens, it has sparked controversy among leading scholars: Unlike other libraries, this one will screen the papers to be stored there and also may screen the researchers who study there. Nixon's will be the first presidential library without a complete collection of the memos, letters and other documents from a President's Administration.
NEWS
July 8, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even before the Richard M. Nixon presidential library opens, it has sparked controversy among leading scholars: Unlike other libraries, this one will screen the papers to be stored there and also may screen the researchers who study there. Nixon's will be the first presidential library without a complete collection of the memos, letters and other documents from a president's administration.
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