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U. of Texas opens Watergate materials

Feb. 4, 2005 at 12:35 PM   |   Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The University of Texas opened to the public Friday thousands of pages of notes, memos, transcripts and other materials on President Nixon's demise.

Known as the Woodward and Bernstein Watergate Papers, they do not include the identity of the mysterious Deep Throat, the executive branch source who confirmed the discoveries of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein as they covered the 1972 break-in to Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex, the Washington Post said Friday.

The university paid the two Post reporters $5 million for the materials.

Just days after the July 1974 Supreme Court ruling that Nixon had to turn over White House tapes of conversations about the Watergate scandal to a special prosecutor, the president resigned.

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