White House Art and Antiques from the Nixon Era:
The Nixon White House Redecoration and Acquisition Program: An Illustrated History
A positive legacy of the troubled Nixon administration--and one virtually unknown to the American public--is the extensive acquisition of valuable art and antiques for the White House and the redecoration of the Executive Mansion by Pat Nixon. With the help of an aggressive curator, Clement Conger, and a talented interior designer, Edward Vason Jones, the First Lady quietly erased the historic decor of Jacqueline Kennedy's Camelot and introduced an academic look to the State Rooms, which endures to this day. Author Patrick Phillips-Schrock will share stories from the Nixon era at Beaverdale Books on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 PM.
Patrick Phillips-Schrock is a native Iowa author and educator. A former resident of Beaverdale and a teacher for over 40 years (once at holy Trinity), Patrick is currently at DMACC where he teaches American history and French as well as tutors in the TRIO/Student support Services program. He is the author of The White House, An Illustrated Architectural History and The Nixon White House Redecoration and Acquisition Program.