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Press Release
September 22, 2004

 

November 2004 Public Programs at the National Archives

Washington, DC . . . In November, the National Archives and Records Administration presents free lectures and film screenings with topics relating to the Electoral College, Freedom of Information Act John F. Kennedy, and the White House.

The McGowan Theater and Jefferson Conference Room are located in the National Archives Building on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, Washington, DC. Room G-24 is located in the National Archives Building Customer Service Center. Please note: the public must use the National Archives Building Pennsylvania Avenue entrance between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, to access Room G-24. Some lectures will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, facility.

Wednesday, November 3
Location: Room G-24, Customer Service Center
Time: 11 a.m.
Know Your Records Series: The Federal Register and the Electoral College

The Federal Register's Legal Affairs and Policy Lawyer Michael White will discuss the function of the Electoral College in presidential elections, as well as the Federal Register's role in disseminating government regulations; proposed rules and notices; and Executive orders, proclamations and other Presidential documents.

(This lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, in Lecture Room C, on Thursday, November 4, at 11 a.m.)

Tuesday, November 9
Location: Room G-24, Customer Service Center
Time: 11 a.m.
Know Your Records Series: Accessing Restricted and Classified Documents Through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

FOIA Officer Ramona Branch Oliver and Textual Archives Services Division Director Steven Tilley will discuss how to best use the Freedom of Information Act in accessing the National Archives' holdings, as well as declassification and review procedures.
(This lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, in Lecture Room C, on Friday, November 12, at 11 a.m..)

Monday, November 15
Location: Jefferson Conference Room
Time: noon
Lecture and Booksigning

John Marszalek will present "The General Who Refused to Command: Henry W. Halleck and the Civil War," based in part on his book, Commander of All Lincoln's Armies: A Life of General Henry Halleck (Bellknap Press, 2004). Marszalek is the Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Mississippi State University.

Tuesday, November 16
Location: William G. McGowan Theater
Time: noon and 7 p.m.
Film Screening: The War Room

To commemorate the opening of the William Jefferson Clinton Library and Museum, the National Archives presents the 1993 documentary by D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus. A behind-the-scenes look at the 1992 Clinton Presidential campaign, The War Room concentrates on James Carville and George Stephanopoulos, the two men responsible for Governor Clinton's primary and presidential strategies in 1992. (96 minutes.)

Tuesday, November 16
Location: Room G-24, Customer Service Center
Time: 11 a.m.
Know Your Records Series: Accessing Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Holdings at the National Archives at College Park, MD.

Reference Librarian Charles DeArman will discuss access and reproduction issues surrounding the National Archives' Motion Picture, Sound, and Video holdings. (This lecture will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, in Lecture Room C, on Thursday, November 18, at 11 a.m.)

Wednesday, November 17
Location: Jefferson Conference Room
Time: 10a.m. - 11 a.m.
Genealogy Workshop: Indian Genealogy Using the Archival Research Catalog

Archivists Cynthia Fox and Mary Frances Morrow will present this workshop on how to use the online resources of the National Archives to research Native American ancestors on the Dawes Roll of the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Seminole, Creek, and Choctaw) or the Guion Miller Eastern Cherokee Rolls. Attendees will learn how to search the indexes online and how to request copies of the original records. Free. Reservations are required. Call 202-501-5000, menu option 5.

Thursday, November 18
Location: William G. McGowan Theater
Time: 7 p.m.
Lecture: Kennedy Assassination Tapes
Journalist and author Max Holland will discuss his book, The Kennedy Assassination Tapes (Knopf, 2004). Holland presents the momentous telephone calls President Johnson made and received as he sought to stabilize the country and keep the government functioning in the wake of November 22, 1963. The transcripts begin on the day of the assassination, and reveal the often chaotic activity behind the scenes as a nation in shock struggling to come to terms with the momentous events. The transcripts illuminate

Johnson's relationship with Robert F. Kennedy; the genuine warmth of his dealings with Jacqueline Kennedy; his contact with the FBI and CIA directors; and the advice he sought from friends and mentors as he wrestled with the painful transition.

Sunday, November 21
Location: William G. McGowan Theater
Time: 2 p.m.
Lecture and Panel Discussion: The White House in Photographs

Former White House photographers will gather to share their experiences and the photographs created during their service. As a virtual shadow, their access to the presidents helped chronicle significant events in world politics as well as everyday activities in the White House. Pete Souza, author of Images of Greatness: An Intimate Look at the Presidency of Ronald Reagan will be joined by David Valdez, author of George Herbert Walker Bush: A Photographic Profile and other photographers in this panel discussion and book signing.

Tuesday, November 23
Location: William G. McGowan Theater
Time: noon and 7 p.m.
Film Screening: John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums

Produced in 1964 by the United States Information Agency, this acclaimed documentary chronicles the 1000 days of the Kennedy Administration. The film documents Kennedy's accomplishments in the areas of foreign policy, the space race, and civil rights, offers intimate and poignant glimpses of his family life. Narrated by Gregory Peck. Produced by George Stevens, Jr. Directed by Bruce Herschensohn. (85 minutes.)

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For PRESS information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or (202) 501-5526.

To verify the date and times of the programs, the public should call the Public Programs Line at: (202) 501-5000, the hearing impaired should call TDD (202) 501-5404 for information, or view the Calendar of Events on the web at: www.archives.gov/about_us/calendar_of_events/index.html

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