University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Watergate Collection:

A Preliminary Inventory of the Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Harry Ransom Center
Title: Watergate Collection
Dates: 1973-2007
Abstract: The Watergate Collection contains manuscript drafts, correspondence, notes, photographs, and ephemera that were acquired separately from the Woodward and Bernstein and Ben Bradlee Papers.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-04968
Extent: 4 document boxes (1.47 linear feet), 1 oversize folder (osf)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

The Ransom Center’s Watergate Collection contains manuscript drafts, correspondence, notes, photographs, and ephemera that were acquired separately from the Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein Watergate Papers and Benjamin C. Bradlee Papers. The collection includes two incomplete drafts of All the President’s Men, referred to as the second intermediate and third intermediate drafts because they appear to fall in between the intermediate and late drafts present in the Woodward and Bernstein Papers. The second intermediate draft consists of original typescripts and carbons, and the third intermediate draft consists of photocopies of the original typescripts; both are heavily annotated with revisions in various hands.

Other items present in the collection are a file of correspondence regarding Nixon Administration official Egil "Bud" Krogh, Jr.’s status as a member of the Washington State Bar Association, including a letter from the Watergate Special Prosecution Force describing his conduct at trial and several letters supporting Krogh’s reinstatement to the bar; notes from Bob Woodward’s 2007 interview with William D. "Bill" Dunlap, Nixon’s assistant Postmaster General; a photograph of Ben Bradlee; an issue of the New York Daily News from 1973 with a cover story on the Nixon tapes; and a Watergate coloring book.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research. Some materials are restricted due to condition, but facsimiles are available to researchers.

Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials.

Use Policies

Ransom Center collections may contain material with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in the collections without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Ransom Center and The University of Texas at Austin assume no responsibility.

Restrictions on Use

Authorization for publication is given on behalf of the University of Texas as the owner of the collection and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder which must be obtained by the researcher. For more information please see the Ransom Center's Open Access and Use Policies.


Related Material

The Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein Watergate Papers and the Benjamin C. Bradlee Papers at the Ransom Center contain additional material related to Watergate.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin. Watergate Collection (Manuscript Collection MS-04968).

Acquisition:

Purchase, 2014 (14-07-004-P), Transfer, 2011 (11-08-016-T), and Gifts, 2008 (08-05-001-G), 2007 (07-03-006-G), 2005 (05-06-016-G, 05-07-012-G), and 2004 (04-03-006-G)

Processed by:

Ancelyn Krivak, 2016


Container List

All the President's Men
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1.1-4, 2.1-4, 3.1-3 Incomplete second intermediate draft, original typescripts and carbons, with annotations and revisions in various hands, undated
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3.4-6, 4.1-3 Incomplete third intermediate draft, photocopied typescript, with annotations and revisions in various hands, undated
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4.4 Correspondence regarding Egil "Bud" Krogh, Jr.’s disbarment and reinstatement to the bar, 1974-1979
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osf 1 New York Daily News with cover story on Nixon tapes, "Rose Mary Testifies: 'I erased tape by mistake,'" 27 November 1973
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4.5 Notes from Bob Woodward interview with former assistant Postmaster General William D. "Bill" Dunlap, 11 January 2007
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osf 1 Photograph of Ben Bradlee, undated
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4.6 Watergate coloring book, 1973