Of all the requests made each year to the National Archives for reproductions of photographs and documents, one item has been requested more than any other. That item, more requested than the Bill of Rights or even the Constitution of the United States, is the photograph of Elvis Presley and Richard M. Nixon shaking hands on the occasion of Presley's visit to the White House.
These materials chronicling the Presley-Nixon meeting were obtained from the Nixon Presidential Materials Project at the National Archives at College Park (College Park, Maryland).
Document 1: Handwritten Letter from Presley to Nixon, Undated
Document 2: Transcription of Presley letter, Undated
Document 3: Memorandum for H.R. Haldeman from Dwight L. Chapin, 21 December 1970
Document 4: Memorandum for the President, Re: Meeting with Elvis Presley, 21 December 1970
Document 5: Memorandum for the President's File from Egil "Bud" Krogh, Re: Meeting with Elvis Presley, 21 December 1970
Document 6: Message from (Bev) to (Lucy), Re: Presley's Gifts to the President
Document 7: Letter from Richard M. Nixon to Elvis Presley, 31 December 1970
Document 8: Memorandum from Egil "Bud" Krogh to Neal Ball, Re: Guidance on Jack Anderson Column-Elvis Presley, 27 January 1972
Set 1: 22 photos
of Nixon and Presley with White House aide Egil "Bud" Krogh.
Set 2: 6 photos of Presley and associates meeting with Nixon.
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