1972 and 1976, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein emerged as two of the most
famous journalists in America and became forever identified as the reporters
who broke the biggest story in American politics. Beginning with the
investigation of a "third-rate burglary" of the Democratic National
Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex, Woodward and Bernstein
uncovered a system of political "dirty tricks" and crimes that
eventually led to indictments of forty White House and administration
officials, and ultimately to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
available to the public for the first time are Woodward and Bernstein's notes
from source interviews, drafts of newspaper stories and books, memos, letters,
tape recordings, research materials, and other Watergate papers. These
materials document Woodward and Bernstein's four-year partnership telling the
story of Watergate in Pulitzer Prize winning articles for The Washington Post, in two best-selling books, All The President's Men and The Final Days, and in the multiple academy award-winning
movie of All the President's Men. Purchased by The University of Texas at
Austin in 2003, the Woodward and Bernstein Watergate Papers provide students,
scholars, and other researchers a unique resource for behind the scenes insight
into the journalism, politics, and humanity of Watergate.
Harry Ransom Center's online exhibit of the Woodward and Bernstein Watergate
Papers provides a small sample of the materials found in the collection. A full
description of all the Woodward and Bernstein papers available at the Center is
provided in the online finding aid.