NIXON, Richard M. WATERGATE ARCHIVE. A COLLECTION OF OVER 60 SIGNED DOCUMENTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS CONTAINING THE AUTOGRAPHS OF NEARLY EVERY MAJOR FIGURE IN THE WATERGATE SCANDAL. Together approximately 70 pages, various sizes, housed in a leather ring binder. NIXON. T.L.S., 9 August 1974. 1p., 8vo, White House stationery. A souvenir copy of Nixon's terse letter of resignation: "I hereby resign the office of President of the United States." -- APPROXIMATELY 57 AUTOGRAPHED CARDS signed by famous participants in the Watergate affair, some with inscriptions. Signatures include: HENRY A. KISSINGER, H. R. HALDEMAN, JOHN D. EHRLICHMAN, ALEXANDER HAIG, JOHN N. MITCHELL, BOB WOODWARD, CARL BERNSTEIN, ROBERT H. BORK, CHARLES COLSON,, Watergate burglars E. Howard Hunt, James W. McCord, G. Gordon Liddy, Bernard Barker (inscribed: "Let us hope you will never have to endure the tragedy facing those Cubans, your age, who have lost their home land & freedom."), Frank Sturgis, White House "Plumber" Egil Krogh, Jr. (signed at Allenwood Prison Camp), Senators Sam Ervin and Howard Baker, Supreme Court Justices William J. Brennan, Jr., Potter Stewart, and Byron R. White, Judge John J. Sirica, plus 36 others. -- RODINO, Peter W. Photograph inscribed and signed ("best wishes, Peter W. Rodino"), n.d. 1p. (8 x 10in.). -- WEICKER, Lowell P. Photograph signed ("Lowell Weicker, Jr."), n.d. [ca. 1973]. 1p. (8 x 10in.). Weicker stands with six of the seven members of the Irvin Senate Special Investigative Committee. -- DASH, Samuel. Photograph signed ("Samuel Dash"), n.d. [ca. 1973]. 1p.(8 x 10in.). A photo of Dash listening to testimony during a session of the Senate Special Investigative Committee. -- FOURTEEN COPIES OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE'S PAMPHLET, The Impeachment Inquiry: Its Meaning (Washington: 1974), each signed by a member of the Committee (Peter Rodino, Paul Sarbanes, and 12 others).
A FINE, WIDE-RANGING COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPHS FROM PARTICIPANTS IN EACH PHASE OF THE AFFAIR, from the initial break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex, to Woodward and Bernstein's investigations in the Washinmgton Post, to the explosive Senate hearings under Sam Ervin, the House impeachment hearings, Nixon's attempts to cover-up the affair and stonewall the investigations, finally leading to his resignation and the criminal trial and conviction of several of his key aides.