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My Favorite Historical Documents: Elvis Presley’s letter to President Nixon

Posted on: November 26, 2012

The Scan Man likes to share his favorite historic scanned documents and photos.  The relationship between President Nixon and Elvis Presley has always been interesting to me.

From the US National Archives:

Letter from Elvis to President Nixon
Page one of Elvis Presley’s handwritten letter to President Nixon; Document R-013 re Elvis-Nixon meeting, found in White House Central Files: Subject Files: EX HE 5-1; Nixon Presidential Materials Staff; National Archives and Records Administration.


On the morning of December 21, 1970, Elvis Presley personally delivered a letter to the northwest gate of the White House. Written on American Airlines stationery, the five-page letter requested a meeting with President Nixon. Presley intended to present the President with a gift of a World War II-era pistol and obtain for himself the credentials of a federal agent in the war on drugs.
Read more in When Nixon Met Elvis