Nixon's presidential library is built on 9 acres of land in Yorba Linda, California, alongside his restored childhood home. After the Watergate scandal and Nixon's resignation, the president was forced to turn over most of his materials and documents from his presidency. These artifacts were preserved and eventually included in the Library when it was built almost two decades later in 1990. In addition to photographs, videos, and interactive presentations about Nixon's presidency, guests can also visit his childhood home and enter the helicopter that served as Marine One for Nixon and various other presidents.
This undated handout image provided by the National Archives shows Richard Nixon’s application to be an FBI Special Agent, April 29, 1937 Upon graduating from Duke Law School in 1937, Nixon submitted this application to be a special agent in the FBI. He never heard back after his interview. Assuming he didn’t get the job, he returned home to California, passed the bar, and began practicing law. Many years later Nixon learned from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover that he had been accepted, but his appointment was held back due to budget cuts. National Archives, Records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Curators at the National Archives have culled their collection in search of some of the great signatures of history. A special exhibit opening Friday includes the personal marks of figures that include Thomas Jefferson, Frank Sinatra, Jackie Robinson, Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein, along with important documents from history. Curators looked at the power of the pen in politics, war, entertainment and sports for the wide-ranging exhibit, "Making their Mark." (AP Photo/National Archives)
John McCain is greeted by President Nixon in Washington in September 1973, after Mr. McCain spent more than five years in a Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp known as the "Hanoi Hilton."