Substantive materials on press strategy and relations, the organization of the press secretary's office, the 1976 presidential campaign, and domestic and foreign policy issues comprise much of the collection. The remainder includes invitations, extensive runs of press releases and press wire copy, and other routine documentation. An accretion of papers, consisting of handwritten notes from numerous meetings and briefings, and additional press office subject files, has been added at the end of the collection.
120 linear feet (ca. 240,000 pages)
Ron Nessen (accession numbers 80-12 and 80-32). Mr. Nessen donated an accretion of papers in October 1992 (93-NLF-001).
Open. Some items may be temporarily restricted under terms of the donor's deed of gift, a copy of which is available on request, or under National Archives and Records Administration general restrictions (36 CFR 1256).
Mr. Nessen donated to the United States of America his copyrights in all of his unpublished writings in National Archives collections. The copyrights to materials written by other individuals or organizations are presumed to remain with them. Works prepared by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duties are in the public domain.
Prepared by Bill McNitt, May 1985; Revised by Helmi Raaska, March 1993
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