Contains correspondence, speeches, interviews, legal files, subject files, photographs, audio and video recordings, clippings,
and notes relating to Allen's work in American politics and government. As a specialist in security and foreign policy, Allen
worked on the Nixon and Reagan campaigns and held posts on the National Security Council under each of them. Topics of note
include: Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon, foreign policy, national security, political campaigns, Iran hostage
crisis, Republican National Committee, libel and media abuses, Korea, and Taiwan.
The collection is open for research, though the following boxes are closed during the lifetime of Richard V. Allen: boxes
3, 13-18 from the Correspondence series, boxes 36-42 from the Campaign and transition files, boxes 51-53 from the White House
files, boxes 60-61 from the Committee files, box 77 from the Legal files, and boxes 85-88 from the Publicity series. The audiocassette
of the Albosta/Debategate interview of Richard Allen in box 105 is also closed.