Further Information

Photographing History:
Fred J. Maroon and the Nixon Years, 1970-1974

Exhibition on view July 29-December 5, 1999
Taylor Gallery, National Museum of American History

Information and Program Updates:
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Museum Programs:

Inside Media August 7, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Broadcast Studio, Newseum
Photographer Fred J. Maroon tells the stories behind the photographs in the exhibition. Presented in conjunction with the Newseum, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free, but first-come, first-served seating is limited. For advance tickets, call 703-284-3527 and leave your name, phone number, and the number of tickets desired. The archived program and delayed webcast can be heard at www.freedomforum.org/freeradio.
Gallery Talk, August 12, 12-1 p.m.
Taylor Gallery, National Museum of American History
Fred J. Maroon and exhibition curator Michelle Delaney tour the exhibition and discuss significant photographs and objects. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but first-come, first-served space is limited.
Interview, September 9, 6–8 p.m.
Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History
Marc J. Pachter, counselor to the Smithsonian Institution secretary, and Fred J. Maroon discuss key images from the exhibition and Maroon’s book, direct and powerful records of an unsettling time in American history. The Nixon Years 1969–1974: White House to Watergate (photographs by Fred Maroon, text by Tom Wicker) is available for signing after the program. Presented by The Smithsonian Associates. Free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Call 202-357-3030.



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Washington Post’s “Watergate 25” includes a detailed chronology, biographies of key players, reprints of significant articles, post-Watergate legislative reforms, and interviews.

The National Archives’s virtual exhibition, American Originals, contains original documents from Watergate.

An overview of exhibits and activities at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace Foundation.

Visitors to the Newseum’s website have ranked Nixon’s resignation 14th out of the top 100 news stories of the 20th century. Its calendar of events also posts notices about possible future public programs at the Newseum related to Photographing History.


Further Reading

Ambrose, Stephen. Three volumes: Nixon: The Education of a Politician, 1913-1962; The Triumph of a Politician, 1962-1972; and Ruin and Recovery, 1973–1990. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987-1991.

Emery, Fred. Watergate: The Corruption of American Politics and the Fall of Richard M. Nixon. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994.

Goldberg, Vicki. The Power of Photography: How Photographs Changed Our Lives. New York: Abbeville Press, 1991.

Maroon, Fred, and Tom Wicker. The Nixon Years, 1969–1974: White House to Watergate. New York: Abbeville Press, 1999.

Pattson, James. Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-74. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.