Legacy Forums

Beginning in January, 2010, Geoff Shepard, along with Frank Gannon and support staff from the Richard Nixon Foundation, began arranging and producing a series of Nixon Legacy Forums. The forums focus on policy initiatives of the Nixon Administration and feature discussions among administration members who worked on them—and helped create the documents and other materials now available to scholars and researchers at the Richard Nixon Library.

The Ash Council

January 29, 2014

The creation of the Ash Council and its recommendations for reorganizing the Executive Office of the President (January 29, 2014, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA). Title: The Ash Council […]


Vietnam POWs: Home with Honor

May 25, 2013

Discussion on the extraordinary POW experiences and their celebratory homecoming (May 25, 2013, Nixon Library, Yorba Linda, CA). Title: Vietnam POWS: Home with Honor Links: Nixon Library: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOobrwKhTJA&list=PLiF7JevUP8B9XIAdWZd5bfX7-jLKDyz7b&index=1 Nixon Foundation: […]


Native American Rights – Part II

November 17, 2012

Further exploration of achieving Native American Self-Determination (November 17, 2012, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC). Title: Nixon and the American Indian, the Movement to Self-Determination […]


Nixon’s Supreme Court Appointments – Part II

November 13, 2012

The selection, qualification, confirmation and formation of the Supreme Court from Chief Justices Warren through Rehnquist (November 13, 2012, National Archives, Washington, DC) Title: Nixon to Reagan: Reshaping the Supreme […]


The Presidential Appointment Process

June 8, 2012

The changes to the recruitment process for presidential appointees (June 8, 2012, National Archives, Washington, DC) Title: Nixon’s Recruits: The Professionalization of the Executive Branch Links: Nixon Library: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ttn5ZI-ky4&list=PLiF7JevUP8B9XIAdWZd5bfX7-jLKDyz7b&index=3 Nixon […]


Native American Rights – Part I

May 23, 2012

Two initial panel discussions exploring President Nixon’s leadership in restoring self-determination for Native Americans (May 23, 2012, University of Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum, Oklahoma) Title: Restoring Rights for Native Americans Panel […]


The Geopolitics of the Middle East

April 23, 2012

How President Nixon addressed the complex political issues in the Middle East (April 23, 2012, National Archives, Washington, DC) Title: Waging Peace: Nixon and the Geopolitics of the Middle East […]


The First Lady

April 5, 2012

Pat Nixon’s role as First Lady (April 5, 2012, National Archives, Washington, DC) Title: First Lady Pat Nixon, Ambassador of Goodwill Links: Nixon Library: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tN1KWG64PY&list=PLiF7JevUP8B9XIAdWZd5bfX7-jLKDyz7b&index=8 Nixon Foundation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtW-Cy50NBo C-Span: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/LadyPa […]