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Complete Nixon Tapes Recorded between January and June 1972 Can Be Heard Online for the First Time

425 Hours Originally Released By The National Archives in 2002

For the first time, the complete set of conversations taped between December 24, 1971, and July 23, 1972 are freely available to the public. Representing the third chronological release of Nixon tapes ("Chron 3"), the recorded conversations took place across the Executive offices, including the Oval Office, the Executive Office Building, and various White House telephones. 

These audio files were originally released by the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) Archives II at College Park, Maryland, in 2002, but were made available to onsite researchers only, and only in analog cassette format. With the assistance of the National Security Archive, these files are now available here, on nixontapes.org, and at the time of the creation of this page this complete collection is not available anywhere else outside of the reading room at NARA's Archives II.

Below is a complete list of all "Chron 3" tapes, including 1) the range of dates that each tape recorded, 2) a NARA-prepared summary of the conversations contained on the respective tape, 3) the time codes of the conversations contained on the tape, and 4) and the audio files available for download, free of charge, as a service to researchers and the public. While it will be years more before scholars and researchers transcribe these recordings, this release marks the first time that the complete collection has been made readily accessible to the public.

Note: there is one conversation summary for each tape reel, e.g. there is one summary for reel 18, which includes tapes 18a, 18b, and 18c. Likewise, the dates recorded refer to all conversations taped on a reel, e.g. reel 18 includes conversations recorded between 12/24/71 and 7/23/72. Also, a "full" tape recorded approximately 2 hours, and the corresponding mp3 size of a full tape is generally between 110 and 115 megabytes. Tapes smaller than 110 to 115 megabytes contain less than two hours of recordings.

Also of interest may be the President's Daily Diary, for:
December 1-31, 1971 (8.0m)
January 1-31, 1972 (6.2m)
February 1-16, 1972 (3.4m)
February 17-29, 1972 (9.6m)
March 1-31, 1972 (5.9m)
April 1-30, 1972 (7.7m)
May 1-19, 1972 (4.6m)
May 20-31, 1972 (4.3m)
June 1-30, 1972 (7.1m)
July 1-31, 1972 (6.1m)

Tapes

Dates Recorded

 Summary

Time Codes

Download Audio

18a 1/3/72 - 1/18/72 rtf (302k) xls (60k) mp3 (117m)
18b       mp3 (117m)
18c       mp3 (61m)
19a 1/18/72 - 1/30/72 rtf (385k) xls (73k) mp3 (117m)
19b       mp3 (118m)
19c       mp3 (118m)
19d       mp3 (27m)
20a 1/31/72 - 3/5/72 rtf (323k) xls (64k) mp3 (117m)
20b       mp3 (117m)
20c       mp3 (53m)
21a 3/6/72 - 3/22/72 rtf (286k) xls (66k) mp3 (118m)
21b_i       mp3 (4m)
21c       mp3 (75m)
22a 3/22/72 - 4/16/72 rtf (536k) xls (67k) mp3 (117m)
22b       mp3 (117m)
22c       mp3 (117m)
22d       mp3 (26m)
23a 4/17/72 - 5/5/72 rtf (418k) xls (71k) mp3 (118m)
23b       mp3 (118m)
23c       mp3 (62m)
24a 5/8/72 - 5/20/72 rtf (441k) xls (69k) mp3 (117m)
24b_i       mp3 (62m)
24b_ii       mp3 (62m)
24c       mp3 (30m)
25a 6/1/72 - 6/23/72 rtf (190k) xls (65k) mp3 (118m)
25b       mp3 (118m)
25c       mp3 (117m)
25d       mp3 (23m)
26a 6/23/72 - 7/1/72 rtf (73k) xls (44k) mp3 (118m)
26b       mp3 (117m)
130a 5/18/72 - 5/19/72 rtf (19k) xls (35k) mp3 (10m)
131a 5/16/72 - 5/18/72 rtf (177k) xls (44k) mp3 (118m)
131b       mp3 (30m)
132a 5/18/72 - 6/6/72 rtf (47k) xls (38k) mp3 (26m)
133a 6/6/72 - 6/9/72 rtf (60k) xls (40k) mp3 (118m)
133b       mp3 (87m)
134a 6/24/72 rtf (28k) xls (37k) mp3 (54m)
135a 6/29/72 rtf (32k) xls (36k) mp3 (56m)
136a 6/29/72 - 7/23/72 rtf (45k) xls (42k) mp3 (117m)
136b       mp3 (39m)
170a 5/18/72 - 6/6/72 rtf (4k) xls (33k) mp3 (2m)
172a 6/9/72 rtf (20k) xls (36k) mp3 (69m)
174a 6/29/72 - 7/23/72 rtf (10k) xls (35k) mp3 (11m)
188a 5/18/72 - 5/19/72 rtf (39k) xls (37k) mp3 (69m)
189a 5/17/72 rtf (89k) xls (44k) mp3 (117m)
189b       mp3 (15m)
190a 5/17/72 - 5/18/72 rtf (18k) xls (41k) mp3 (111m)
191a 5/18/72 rtf (56k) xls (40k) mp3 (95m)
192a 6/9/72 rtf (13k) xls (40k) mp3 (118m)
192b       mp3 (65m)
193a 6/6/72 - 6/8/72 rtf (44k) xls (47k) mp3 (118m)
193b       mp3 (118m)
193c       mp3 (63m)
195a 6/29/72 rtf (16k) xls (39k) mp3 (82m)
312a 1/9/72 - 1/11/72 rtf (101k) xls (47k) mp3 (117m)
312b       mp3 (113m)
313a 1/10/72 rtf (87k) xls (43k) mp3 (116m)
314a 1/13/72 - 1/18/72 rtf (129k) xls (38k) mp3 (117m)
314b       mp3 (64m)
315a 1/17/72 - 1/19/72 rtf (79k) xls (43k) mp3 (118m)
315b       mp3 (61m)
316a 1/25/72 rtf (86k) xls (41k) mp3 (117m)
316b       mp3 (64m)
317a 1/24/72 rtf (91k) xls (44k) mp3 (117m)
317b       mp3 (30m)
318a 1/26/72 - 2/2/72 rtf (166k) xls (48k) mp3 (117m)
318b       mp3 (117m)
318c       mp3 (31m)
319a 2/7/72 rtf (132k) xls (43k) mp3 (117m)
319b       mp3 (102m)
320a 2/7/72 - 2/10/72 rtf (128k) xls (46k) mp3 (118m)
320b       mp3 (118m)
320c       mp3 (23m)
321a 2/9/72 - 3/8/72 rtf (143k) xls (44k) mp3 (117m)
321b       mp3 (105m)
322a 2/29/72 - 3/14/72 rtf (131k) xls (53k) mp3 (117m)
322b       mp3 (117m)
322c       mp3 (6m)
323a 3/12/72 - 3/17/72 rtf (82k) xls (49k) mp3 (118m)
323b       mp3 (113m)
324a 3/17/72 - 3/22/72 rtf (191k) xls (53k) mp3 (118m)
324b       mp3 (119m)
324c       mp3 (34m)
325a 3/14/72 - 3/23/72 rtf (151k) xls (43k) mp3 (118m)
325b       mp3 (92m)
326a 3/22/72 - 3/24/72 rtf (102k) xls (42k) mp3 (118m)
326b       mp3 (64m)
327a 3/27/72 - 3/28/72 rtf (89k) xls (41k) mp3 (117m)
327b       mp3 (91m)
328a 3/24/72 - 4/3/72 rtf (168k) xls (49k) mp3 (117m)
328b       mp3 (118m)
328c       mp3 (31m)
329a 4/4/72 - 4/16/72 rtf (344k) xls (59k) mp3 (118m)
329b       mp3 (118m)
329c       mp3 (117m)
329d       mp3 (26m)
330a 4/5/72 - 4/12/72 rtf (253k) xls (55k) mp3 (118m)
330b       mp3 (118m)
330c       mp3 (96m)
331a 4/17/72 - 4/19/72 rtf (241k) xls (49k) mp3 (117m)
331b       mp3 (118m)
331c       mp3 (41m)
332a 4/18/72 - 4/25/72 rtf (350k) xls (54k) mp3 (118m)
332b       mp3 (117m)
332c       mp3 (117m)
333a 4/26/72 rtf (210k) xls (51k) mp3 (117m)
333b       mp3 (118m)
333c       mp3 (49m)
334a 4/25/72 - 5/4/72 rtf (349k) xls (52k) mp3 (117m)
334b       mp3 (118m)
334c       mp3 (117m)
334d       mp3 (19m)
335a 5/1/72 - 5/5/72 rtf (151k) xls (45k) mp3 (117m)
335b       mp3 (112m)
336a 5/5/72 - 5/8/72 rtf (243k) xls (55k) mp3 (118m)
336b       mp3 (118m)
336c       mp3 (52m)
337a 5/10/72 rtf (220k) xls (45k) mp3 (117m)
337b       mp3 (118m)
337c       mp3 (84m)
338a 5/4/72 - 5/11/72 rtf (142k) xls (51k) mp3 (117m)
338b       mp3 (101m)
339a 5/10/72 - 5/19/72 rtf (147k) xls (46k) mp3 (118m)
339b       mp3 (114m)
340a 5/16/72 - 6/6/72 rtf (83k) xls (43k) mp3 (117m)
340aii       mp3 (5m)
340b       mp3 (97m)
341a 6/10/72 - 6/11/72 rtf (80k) xls (46k) mp3 (117m)
341b       mp3 (117m)
341c       mp3 (118m)
342a 6/13/72 - 6/20/72 rtf (122k) xls (47k) mp3 (121m)
342b       mp3 (121m)
342c       mp3 (121m)
342d       mp3 (22m)
343a 6/12/72 - 6/26/72 rtf (85k) xls (49k) mp3 (117m)
343b       mp3 (118m)
343c       mp3 (12m)
344a 6/20/72 - 6/27/72 rtf (113k) xls (48k) mp3 (118m)
344b       mp3 (118m)
344c       mp3 (35m)
345a 6/27/72 - 6/29/72 rtf (56k) xls (45k) mp3 (118m)
345b       mp3 (31m)
346a 6/28/72 rtf (84k) xls (46k) mp3 (117m)
346b       mp3 (111m)
347a 6/30/72 rtf (28k) xls (39k) mp3 (74m)
642a 1/2/72 - 1/3/72 rtf (264k) xls (48k) mp3 (117m)
642b       mp3 (118m)
642c       mp3 (103m)
643a 12/24/71 - 1/3/72 rtf (204k) xls (40k) mp3 (117m)
643b       mp3 (87m)
644a 1/10/72 rtf (140k) xls (40k) mp3 (118m)
644b       mp3 (77m)
645a 1/11/72 rtf (52k) xls (36k) mp3 (94m)
646a 1/12/72 rtf (160k) xls (37k) mp3 (118m)
646b       mp3 (29m)
647a 1/13/72 rtf (173k) xls (40k) mp3 (118m)
647b       mp3 (118m)
647c       mp3 (23m)
648a 1/17/72 rtf (153k) xls (35k) mp3 (117m)
648b       mp3 (116m)
648c       mp3 (7m)
649a 1/17/72 rtf (92k) xls (36k) mp3 (117m)
649b       mp3 (52m)
650a 1/18/72 rtf (245k) xls (41k) mp3 (117m)
650b       mp3 (118m)
650c       mp3 (118m)
650d       mp3 (12m)
651a 1/19/72 rtf (161k) xls (39k) mp3 (117m)
651b       mp3 (79m)
652a 1/20/72 rtf (182k) xls (39k) mp3 (117m)
652b       mp3 (90m)
653a 1/24/72 rtf (123k) xls (39k) mp3 (118m)
653b       mp3 (54m)
654a 1/24/72 rtf (72k) xls (34k) mp3 (73m)
655a 1/25/72 rtf (153k) xls (36k) mp3 (118m)
655b       mp3 (102m)
656a 1/25/72 - 1/26/72 rtf (181k) xls (43k) mp3 (118m)
656b       mp3 (118m)
656c       mp3 (49m)
657a 1/26/72 rtf (47k) xls (33k) mp3 (76m)
658a 1/27/72 rtf (210k) xls (46k) mp3 (118m)
658b       mp3 (118m)
658c       mp3 (92m)
659a 1/28/72 rtf (196k) xls (41k) mp3 (118m)
659b       mp3 (118m)
659c       mp3 (59m)
660a 1/29/72 - 1/31/72 rtf (184k) xls (43k) mp3 (118m)
660b       mp3 (120m)
660c       mp3 (118m)
660d       mp3 (28m)
661a 1/31/72 rtf (190k) xls (39k) mp3 (117m)
661b       mp3 (117m)
661c       mp3 (39m)
662a 2/1/72 rtf (132k) xls (40k) mp3 (118m)
662b       mp3 (118m)
663a 2/1/72 rtf (74k) xls (38k) mp3 (118m)
663b       mp3 (105m)
664a 2/2/72 rtf (104k) xls (38k) mp3 (9m)
664b       mp3 (29m)
665a 2/3/72 rtf (222k) xls (42k) mp3 (118m)
665b       mp3 (117m)
665c       mp3 (117m)
665d       mp3 (25m)
666a 2/7/72 rtf (74k) xls (41k) mp3 (117m)
666b       mp3 (118m)
666c       mp3 (11m)
667a 2/8/72 rtf (80k) xls (34k) mp3 (117m)
667b       mp3 (14m)
668a 2/9/72 rtf (93k) xls (42k) mp3 (117m)
668b       mp3 (70m)
668b_i       mp3 (5m)
669a 2/10/72 rtf (4k) xls (35k) mp3 (48m)
670a 2/14/72 rtf (233k) xls (44k) mp3 (117m)
670b       mp3 (117m)
670c       mp3 (101m)
671a 2/14/72      
671b   rtf (112k) xls (65k) mp3 (17m)
672a 2/15/72 rtf (179k) xls (39k) mp3 (117m)
672b       mp3 (118m)
672c       mp3 (25m)
673a 2/16/72 rtf (90k) xls (38k) mp3 (117m)
673b       mp3 (17m)
674a 2/17/72 rtf (27k) xls (40k) mp3 (68m)
675a 2/29/72 rtf (143k) xls (43k) mp3 (118m)
675b       mp3 (92m)
676a 3/1/72 rtf (134k) xls (48k) mp3 (117m)
676b       mp3 (118m)
677a 3/6/72 rtf (135k) xls (44k) mp3 (118m)
677b       mp3 (117m)
677c       mp3 (34m)
678a 3/6/72 - 3/7/72 rtf (142k) xls (39k) mp3 (117m)
678b       mp3 (115m)
679a 3/7/72 rtf (188k) xls (44k) mp3 (117m)
679b       mp3 (117m)
679c       mp3 (117m)
680a       mp3 (1m)
681a 3/9/72 rtf (128k) xls (42k) mp3 (117m)
681b       mp3 (117m)
681c       mp3 (58m)
682a 3/10/72 rtf (151k) xls (42k) mp3 (117m)
682b       mp3 (116m)
683a 3/13/72 rtf (254k) xls (44k) mp3 (117m)
683b       mp3 (117m)
683c       mp3 (115m)
684a 3/13/72 rtf (69k) xls (38k) mp3 (116m)
685a 3/14/72 rtf (187k) xls (43k) mp3 (117m)
685b       mp3 (117m)
685c       mp3 (113m)
685d       mp3 (28m)
686a 3/17/72 rtf (43k) xls (39k) mp3 (57m)
687a 3/16/72 - 3/17/72 rtf (37k) xls (41k) mp3 (66m)
688a 3/18/72 rtf (174k) xls (47k) mp3 (117m)
688b       mp3 (118m)
688c       mp3 (80m)
689a 3/20/72 rtf (104k) xls (61k) mp3 (117m)
689b       mp3 (39m)
690a 3/21/72 rtf (148k) xls (42k) mp3 (117m)
690b       mp3 (118m)
690c       mp3 (70m)
691a 3/21/72 rtf (112k) xls (40k) mp3 (117m)
691b       mp3 (71m)
692a 3/23/72 rtf (107k) xls (42k) mp3 (117m)
692b       mp3 (32m)
693a 3/24/72 rtf (36k) xls (37k) mp3 (118m)
693b       mp3 (18m)
694a 3/27/72 rtf (85k) xls (38k) mp3 (117m)
695a 3/28/72 rtf (118k) xls (40k) mp3 (117m)
695b       mp3 (62m)
695c       mp3 (87m)
696a 3/29/72 rtf (95k) xls (38k) mp3 (117m)
696b       mp3 (82m)
697a 3/30/72 rtf (169k) xls (45k) mp3 (117m)
697b       mp3 (117m)
697c       mp3 (99m)
698a 3/30/72 rtf (134k) xls (43k) mp3 (118m)
698b       mp3 (51m)
699a 3/31/72 rtf (156k) xls (40k) mp3 (117m)
699b       mp3 (113m)
700a 4/3/72 rtf (179k) xls (45k) mp3 (118m)
700b       mp3 (118m)
700c       mp3 (31m)
701a 4/4/72 rtf (297k) xls (47k) mp3 (118m)
701b       mp3 (118m)
701c       mp3 (62m)
702a 4/4/72      
702b   rtf (158k) xls (43k) mp3 (87m)
703a 4/5/72 rtf (155k) xls (41k) mp3 (117m)
703b       mp3 (82m)
704a 4/6/72 rtf (31k) xls (38k) mp3 (38m)
705a 4/10/72 rtf (246k) xls (43k) mp3 (117m)
705b       mp3 (118m)
705c       mp3 (54m)
706a 4/11/72 rtf (293k) xls (41k) mp3 (117m)
706b       mp3 (117m)
706c       mp3 (75m)
707a 4/12/72 rtf (157k) xls (39k) mp3 (117m)
707b       mp3 (41m)
708a 4/13/72 rtf (64k) xls (39k) mp3 (56m)
709a 4/17/72 rtf (218k) xls (42k) mp3 (117m)
709b       mp3 (111m)
710a 4/17/72 rtf (51k) xls (37k) mp3 (53m)
711a 4/18/72 rtf (258k) xls (44k) mp3 (117m)
711b       mp3 (118m)
711c       mp3 (91m)
712a 4/18/72 rtf (111k) xls (40k) mp3 (99m)
713a 4/19/72 rtf (99k) xls (37k) mp3 (87m)
714a 4/20/72 rtf (242k) xls (49k) mp3 (117m)
714b       mp3 (118m)
714c       mp3 (34m)
715a 4/26/72 rtf (98k) xls (38k) mp3 (111m)
716a 5/1/72 rtf (114k) xls (35k) mp3 (117m)
716b       mp3 (45m)
717a 5/2/72 rtf (121k) xls (39k) mp3 (117m)
718a 5/3/72 rtf (129k) xls (39k) mp3 (117m)
718b       mp3 (42m)
719a 5/4/72 - 5/5/72 rtf (186k) xls (42k) mp3 (117m)
719b       mp3 (109m)
720a 5/5/72 rtf (198k) xls (41k) mp3 (118m)
720b       mp3 (102m)
721a 5/8/72 rtf (85k) xls (37k) mp3 (97m)
722a 5/9/72 rtf (208k) xls (40k) mp3 (117m)
722b       mp3 (102m)
723a 5/11/72 rtf (147k) xls (39k) mp3 (117m)
723b       mp3 (58m)
724a 5/15/72 rtf (229k) xls (23k) mp3 (117m)
724b       mp3 (118m)
724c       mp3 (31m)
725a 5/16/72 rtf (243k) xls (51k) mp3 (117m)
725b       mp3 (118m)
725c       mp3 (69m)
726a 5/19/72 rtf (201k) xls (40k) mp3 (117m)
726b       mp3 (116m)
727a 6/2/72 rtf (63k) xls (37k) mp3 (117m)
727b       mp3 (4m)
728a 6/6/72 rtf (73k) xls (40k) mp3 (116m)
728b       mp3 (22m)
729a 6/10/72 rtf (37k) xls (36k) mp3 (45m)
730a 6/12/72 rtf (131k) xls (45k) mp3 (96m)
730b       mp3 (118m)
730c       mp3 (118m)
730d       mp3 (24m)
731a 6/12/72 rtf (26k) xls (34k) mp3 (27m)
732a 6/13/72 rtf (108k) xls (39k) mp3 (117m)
732b       mp3 (94m)
733a 6/14/72 rtf (166k) xls (41k) mp3 (122m)
733b       mp3 (118m)
733c       mp3 (117m)
733d       mp3 (31m)
734a 6/14/72 rtf (41k) xls (37k) mp3 (83m)
735a 6/15/72 rtf (129k) xls (41k) mp3 (117m)
735b       mp3 (118m)
735c       mp3 (117m)
735d       mp3 (24m)
736a 6/15/72 - 6/16/72 rtf (61k) xls (35k) mp3 (100m)
737a 6/16/72 rtf (81k) xls (36k) mp3 (117m)
737b       mp3 (98m)
738a 6/20/72 rtf (5k) xls (34k) mp3 (74m)
739a 6/21/72 rtf (118k) xls (41k) mp3 (117m)
739b       mp3 (117m)
739c       mp3 (117m)
739d       mp3 (3m)
740a 6/22/72 rtf (32k) xls (36k) mp3 (117m)
740b       mp3 (16m)
741a 6/23/72 rtf (84k) xls (37k) mp3 (113m)
741b       mp3 (118m)
741c       mp3 (59m)
742a 6/26/72 rtf (100k) xls (42k) mp3 (116m)
742b       mp3 (56m)
742c       mp3 (91m)
743a 6/27/72 rtf (94k) xls (39k) mp3 (117m)
743b       mp3 (118m)
743c       mp3 (30m)
744a 6/30/72 rtf (115k) xls (44k) mp3 (117m)
744b       mp3 (117m)
744c       mp3 (47m)

 

 

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