UCI was considered as a site for Nixon Presidential Library July 27, 2012Posted by ucisca in University Archives.
Tags: Nixon Presidential Library, Richard M. Nixon
On this date, July 27th, in 1974, the House Judiciary Committee recommended that Richard M. Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, be impeached and removed from office. The impeachment proceedings resulted from a series of political scandals involving the Nixon administration that came to be collectively known as Watergate. On August 8, 1974, Nixon announced his resignation, becoming the first president in U.S. history to voluntarily leave office. In 1983, along with several other sites, UCI was considered as the location of the Nixon Presidential Library. The UCI Academic Senate Special Committee on the Nixon Library was appointed by the Chair of the Academic Senate in 1983 to research and develop recommendations relating to the possibility of the Nixon Presidential Library being located on the UCI campus. The Committee recommended several conditions that the Nixon Archives Foundation felt were overbearing. As a result, UCI was not chosen as the site for the Nixon Presidential Library. Yorba Linda, CA, the birthplace of Richard Nixon, was eventually chosen as the site of the Nixon Library.
AS-005. Academic Senate Records. Special Collections and Archives, the U.C. Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.