The White House: Moving Out/Moving In

How does a first family prepare to move into the White House? How does a President-elect plan to govern from day one-and through his first 100 days? What role does the outgoing President play in assisting the newcomers, and where do his official papers go? On January 15, 2009 a panel of scholars and former White House staff discussed keys to a successful White House transition. This program was presented in partnership with the White House Historical Association.

The White House: Moving Out/Moving In

Gary Walters, photo by Bruce Guthrie

Part I: Introduction and Panel Discussion - Presidential Moving Day: White House Records and Families
Sharon Fawcett, Assistant Archivist for Presidential Libraries, National Archives & Records Administration; Neil W. Horstman, President, White House Historical Association; Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., Asst. to the President, 1982-1989; Ann Stock, Deputy Assistant to President Clinton and Social Secretary at the White House, 1993-1997; and Gary Walters, Chief Usher, Executive Residence, The White House, 1986-2007.

Martha Joynt Kumar, photo by Bruce Guthrie

Part II: Panel Discussion - The Presidential Transition: Changing Presidents
Martha Joynt Kumar, Professor of Political Science, Towson University; John P. Burke, Professor of Political Science, University of Vermont; Roger B. Porter, IBM Professor of Business and Government, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; and Terry Sullivan, Professor of Political Science, UNC-Chapel Hill.