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July 18, 1989
The Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace Foundation will receive the income from former President Nixon's new book, foundation officials announced Monday. The book, as yet untitled and written for Simon & Schuster, will be Nixon's eighth and is scheduled for publication next spring. The dollar value of the contract was not disclosed. Previous Nixon books--"Six Crises," "The Real War," "No More Vietnam" and last year's "1999: Victory Without War"--were on the New York Times' best-seller list.
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March 15, 2002 | SCOTT MARTELLE STUART PFEIFER and JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the eight years since President Richard M. Nixon was laid to rest on a Yorba Linda hillside, his two daughters have been embroiled in a bitter dispute over how best to showcase the legacy of the only man to resign from the U.S. presidency. Now the quiet feud has spilled into open court, as the sisters battle over a $12-million bequest from Nixon's longtime friend, the late Bebe Rebozo. At stake is not just the money, but how Nixon's memory will be preserved.
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NEWS
June 12, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
President Bush and his two Republican predecessors will join Richard M. Nixon next month for the opening of his long-awaited presidential library in Yorba Linda as the political thaw surrounding the Watergate president continues, officials said Monday. Jimmy Carter, the only Democrat elected president since Nixon resigned in 1974, sent his regrets. A spokeswoman said Carter wanted to attend the July 19 event but he that had a previous commitment.
NEWS
April 15, 1997 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation officials learned in 1995 of anti-Semitic letters to the former president from Elmer H. Bobst, whose widow has donated millions of dollars to build a think tank in his name, and decided even so to proceed with the project, the foundation's executive director said Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1990 | Dianne Klein
O ne Napoleon. One Washington. One Me. --Big Boy Caprice, alias Al Pacino And one Dick. No, not Tracy . Nixon. Dick Nixon . This summer's other extravaganza. Come to think of it, Dick Tracy, the movie, and Dick Nixon, the phenomenon, are running about even in hyperbolic hype.
NEWS
July 17, 1990 | JIM CARLTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Richard Milhous Nixon steps into his birthplace during opening ceremonies for his presidential library, it will be as if he had never left home. There, in its original position against a living room wall, will be the piano Nixon practiced on as a boy. In the kitchen will be the same highchair in which he and his brothers once sat to eat. And in the bedroom of his parents, Frank and Hannah Nixon, will be the very bed upon which Nixon was born 77 years ago.
NEWS
July 17, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Financially, Richard M. Nixon's dream of building a presidential library was like launching another campaign. It could take as much as $37 million in private contributions to get the library up and running, almost as much as George Bush spent in the 1988 general election. So when the time came in 1984 to revive plans for a library, Nixon dusted off some of the same political machinery that powered his drive to the White House. The man chosen to head the fund-raising was Maurice H.
NEWS
July 19, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of its dedication, the Nixon Library once again became a center of controversy as Bush Administration officials Wednesday criticized limitations on press coverage imposed by the former President. But under pressure from the White House and news organizations, library officials announced a compromise under which reporters will be able to take part in a tour of the library today that previously was open only to photographers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1990 | MARCIDA DODSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mamie Eisenhower, chin in hand and hair upswept, smiles subtly from the canvas hanging on the wall. Not far away, oil paintings of snowy rural landscapes hang amid desert scenes, mountain vistas and several more portraits--a young boy, a military leader, Abraham Lincoln, even a self-portrait. The artist is the same but the signature in the lower right corner of each piece varies a bit: "DE" on one. "DDE" on another. On most, it reads simply "Eisenhower."
NEWS
April 15, 1997 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation officials learned in 1995 of anti-Semitic letters to the former president from Elmer H. Bobst, whose widow has donated millions of dollars to build a think tank in his name, and decided even so to proceed with the project, the foundation's executive director said Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1992 | MARK LANDSBAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a tent in a parking lot, a Little League coach and a guy who "never made the team" announced their picks Wednesday for the all-time all-star baseball team. It cost $200 to get inside to hear about it. The day after Major League Baseball's own All-Star game, former President Richard M. Nixon and son-in-law David Eisenhower revealed their all-star picks to a $200-a-plate luncheon at the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda. It was a gala lineup. The last batter to hit .400.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1992 | TERRY SPENCER
Shortly after Richard M. Nixon's presidential and gubernatorial defeats in 1960 and 1962, representatives of organized baseball and its fledgling union of players approached the lifelong fan with job offers. Would the former vice president consider becoming baseball commissioner or union chief, the two competing groups wanted to know. Nixon, while tempted, declined both offers. "Gentlemen, I'm flattered, but I can't accept," Nixon reportedly told the players. "I have other things in mind."
NEWS
March 13, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former secretary of state and the current director of the Central Intelligence Agency sounded separate warnings about global instability Thursday on the final day of a foreign policy conference sponsored by Yorba Linda's Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace. Henry A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The nation's capital, where former President Richard M. Nixon is still reviled by some as an unindicted Watergate conspirator, will be the stage this week for an unusual and ambitious display of Nixon's skills as elder statesman and geopolitician. The former President and his secretary of state, Henry A.
NEWS
November 5, 1991 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
After helping to dedicate the nation's newest presidential library Monday, Richard M. Nixon traveled across Los Angeles County to visit his own archive for the first time since it opened just over a year ago. The former President arrived at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace about sunset in a silver Lincoln Town Car with a police escort.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1990 | JIM CARLTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With less than a month to go before opening day, the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace was opened for a last press tour Tuesday before the facility is shut down for the final installation of exhibits. The day was one for memories, as Clara Jane Nixon told reporters about how she helped save family artifacts that are being included as exhibits in the house next to the library where her famous brother-in-law was born Jan. 9, 1913.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1990 | LINDA M. HICKMAN
City Council members voted last week to change the route of the city's annual Fiesta Days Parade and Street Faire, removing the event from Main Street and placing it on a stretch of Yorba Linda Boulevard running past the Nixon Library and Birthplace. The decision was made in response to a request by the Yorba Linda Service League, a volunteer group that has organized the parade for 22 years. Some city residents and representatives of the Main Street Merchants' Assn.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1991 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not easy for a former U.S. President to run against Mickey Mouse. So Richard Nixon Library campaigners have fought fun with fun, positioning their candidate as an alternative Happiest Place on Earth. A series of newspaper advertisements have beckoned visitors to the year-old library with light-hearted rhetoric. One ad featured the National Archives' most requested photograph--Nixon and Elvis Presley posing with hands clasped in the Oval Office.
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