The year 2001 has been one of utmost importance for Mountain State University. During this year, we have evolved from The College of West Virginia to a full fledged university offering six accredited graduate programs in a variety of fields. With our change in direction, there precipitated a desire for a change in name. Announced on January 12 and put into effect on August 28, we have become Mountain State Universitya name which reflects the educational opportunities that are as high as the mountains characteristic of our region.
During this summer, MSU was pleased to acquire a collection of physical and virtual archives relating to the Nixon presidency and Watergate. These holdings were donated by Len Colodnyone of the authors of the best selling work: Silent Coup. With the collection comes voluminous records which were used in the researching of Silent Coup, and additional records relating to the resulting law suit filed by John and Maureen Dean. It is a fascinating collection and should prove valuable to any individual wishing to find out more regarding the tumultuous period of American history known simply as Watergate.
While some of the virtual documents will be readily available to the general public, others will comprise research materials used specifically for classes in recent American history. It is our plan that these courses will be available on-line in the next few months. In addition to the virtual collection, the physical collection will eventually be available to researchers by appointment.
While the aforementioned research collection of the Nixon presidency will comprise a great deal of what is initially available at NixonEra.com, it is our plan to grow this site with other research materials relating to the Nixon Era. In the spirit of good academic principles, we are availing these materials sans any editorial comment. We neither support the ex-President, nor do we vilify him. We simply are providing these documents and allow you to draw your own conclusions.
We thank you for visiting NixonEra.com and extend a warm invitation for you to visit Mountain State University either physically or virtually.
Dr. Charles H. Polk
Mountain State University