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Accessions and Openings for the 2nd quarter FY 2010

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Presidential Libraries


Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

Notable archival acquisitions this quarter included the Papers of John Franklin Carter, as maintained by his associate Ray Livingston Murphy; a collection of printed campaign literature from the 1936 Alf Landon Presidential campaign; a firsthand account of President Roosevelt's August 1944 fishing expedition in Alaska written by FDR's U.S. Coast Guard guide; and materials related to Eleanor Roosevelt's interactions with Geraldine Thompson.

Audiovisual acquisitions this quarter included two color photographs of Eleanor Roosevelt in her bathing costume at the pool at Val-Kill, 1959.

The library also accessioned a collection of photographs and printed materials related to the 240th Military Police Battalion in Hyde Park, and a copy of a black-and-white portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt by Sylvia Salmi.

Harry S. Truman Library

Papers of James Clement Dunn, consisting of a scrapbook containing press clippings, photographs, invitations, correspondence, guest lists, press releases, and memorabilia concerning Dunn's service as U.S. Ambassador to Italy (1948, 1951), approximately 300 pages. This collection is closed pending processing.

Accretion to the Papers of Walter S. Salant, consisting of letters, memorandums, reports and other material relating to Salant's work with the Office for Emergency Management, the Office of Price Administration, the Office of Economic Advisor, the Council of Economic Advisers, and perhaps other offices (1935–50), about 900 pages. This accretion is closed pending processing.

Three Goldentone Recording Discs of songs performed by Margaret Truman at the Stone Church in Independence, Missouri, on March 16, 1947: "Charmant L'Oiseau," "Last Rose of Summer," and "Cialito Lindo." These items are closed pending processing.

John F. Kennedy Library

An addition to the personal papers of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. Scrapbook, album, and VHS tapes re: CBK, JFK Jr, JBKO, and Kennedy Family appearances, speeches, and related events. 1.591 cubic feet. Closed.

An addition to the personal papers of John F. Kennedy, including a copy of a letter written by John F. Kennedy and sent to Mary Duchess of Devonshire upon death of Billy Hartington, donated by the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire. 1 item. Open.

The personal papers of Jack Rosenthal. Files relating to work in Department of Justice and for RFK, including Freedom Rides, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Selma March); work with Nicholas Katzenbach at the Department of State; and post-government work at the New York Times. 3.231 cubic feet. Closed.

Five accretions to the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection, including the papers of Joyce Bowden, including a photograph of Joyce Bowden, Ambassador Douglas Henderson, and other Peace Corps volunteers and Federal staff at Los Negros hospital, Bolivia; the papers of DeVon Wayne Linn including slides, printed materials, and documents relating to donor's Peace Corps service in Malawi (1973–75); and papers of Brian D. Wyllie including a memoir of his Peace Corps service in Brazil (1969–71). Approximately 1 cubic foot. Also two oral history interviews with:

  • Tom Claes (India, 1964–66) Jonathan Spiegel (Ceylon, 1967–70)
  • Tom Claes (India, 1964–66)

Twenty three additions to the Miscellaneous Accessions Collection, including papers from Judge Myron H. Bright, consisting of Kennedy memorabilia including letters and notes sent from RFK and Evelyn Lincoln to Diana Bright; photos of Bright Family, Robert F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy, North Dakota political events; and papers from Stephen LeMay including a letter from JFK to Mr. LeMay thanking him for a message of goodwill sent after his election to the Presidency; 21 other items were accessioned, processed, and opened. 5.690 cubic feet. Open.

Thirty nine additions to the Tributes Collection, including papers from Jozef Mruk including Two Polish newspapers dated 23 November 1963 featuring articles about the assassination of President Kennedy; and thirty eight other accessions were accessioned, processed, and opened. 8.020 cubic feet. Open.

Eleven additions to the John F. Kennedy Condolence Mail Collection, Papers of the Post-Assassination Period were accessioned, processed, and opened. 1.740 cubic feet. Open.

Three additions to the Papers of Edward M. Kennedy, including condolence books, letters, and poems and Barbara Souliotis staff files. 0.877 cubic foot. Closed.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library

The library accessioned the following oral history transcript, and it is now available for research:

  • Jacqueline Cochran, first woman to pilot an aircraft supersonically (1953), served with British Air Transport Auxiliary in World War II, founded the U.S. Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), and Chair of the National Aeronautic Commission. 105, 66, and 58 pages.

Accretion to the Papers of Joseph C. Califano, Special Assistant to President Johnson, 30.82 cubic feet.

Accretion to the Papers of Elizabeth Carpenter, Press Secretary and Staff Director to Mrs. Johnson, 4.14 cubic feet.

Accretion to the Papers of Thomas C. Mann, Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs and Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, 0.184 cubic feet.

Gerald R. Ford Library

Accretions to the Frank Zarb Papers Roy Wetzel Papers and Audiovisual Materials, and Composite Grand Rapids Accessions collection.

Jimmy Carter Library

Accretion to collection from President Carter's Office, Bruce Mazlish and Jim Weeks.

George Bush Library

Accretion of George Bush Post-Presidential Files, including Amanda Aulds Files (4 cubic feet), George Bush 2007 Invitations Files (1 cubic foot) and George Bush 2008 Invitations Files (1 cubic foot), 6 cubic feet total.

William J. Clinton Library

Three collections of books from various donors and one collection of White House Social Office programs. 7.044 cubic feet.


Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

Eleven boxes of financial materials in the Alexander Sachs Papers previously closed under the deed of gift were reviewed and opened this quarter. The opening included bank statements, check stubs and ledgers, 1931–73.

Archival items from the Donald S. Carmichael FDR Collection, including a program for the 1939 Royal Visit and a Harvard Class Day Exercises program for 1904.

Accretion to the Delano Family Papers: Edward Delano journal, 1881; Warren Delano III diaries, 1880–82.

Upton Sinclair/EPIC Plan Materials: A small collection of brochures, pamphlets, newspapers, and other materials related to Upton Sinclair and his End Poverty in California (EPIC) Plan.

Philip S. Brown Papers: Brown was an information officer for the Resettlement Administration and the Farm Security Administration from 1936–43. Materials include Brown's memoirs, the transcript of an oral history interview related to the FSA photography project, materials related to Rexford Tugwell and Arnold Rothstein, and printed materials.

Accretion to the Adolf A. Berle, Jr., Papers: This addition to the Berle Papers includes early Berle correspondence with his family, particularly during the period that he was part of the Commission to Negotiate the Peace at Versailles. Also included are financial materials, correspondence related to his service in the State Department as assistant secretary and later ambassador, materials related to his speeches and writings, and correspondence files related to the Free Europe University in Exile.

Harry S. Truman Library

Papers of Harry S. Truman: White House Chief Usher Files (1945–52), consisting of diaries recording the daily movements and activities of the President and First Lady, and the arrivals and departures of White House guests, 1 linear feet, 4 linear inches.

The library opened for research as separate collections the Papers of Preston Delano, the Papers of Claude and Inez Harkins, and the Records of Belton (Missouri) Lodge No. 450, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons. Each of these collections was originally opened for research as part of the Miscellaneous Historical Documents Collection. The Delano Papers (1942–52) consist of photographs, press clippings, and other documents from a scrapbook relating to Delano and his career as the United States Comptroller of the Currency, about 200 pages. The Harkins Papers (1944–2002) consist of photographs, correspondence, printed materials, and architectural drawings reflecting their interest in collecting memorabilia related to the White House and the life of George Washington, about 50 pages. The Belton Lodge Records (1908–1916, 1962) include the minutes of meetings of the Masonic Lodge in Belton, dating from 1909 to 1916, and the Petition for Initiation of Harry S. Truman, dated December 21, 1908, about 300 pages.

Documents from the Harry S. Truman Centennial Collection that had been closed for reasons of personal privacy, 24 pages.

Recently declassified documents from the Papers of Harry S. Truman (President's Secretary's Files, Confidential File, National Security Council Files, Naval Aide to the President Files, and Psychological Strategy Board Files), the Papers of John Ohly, and the Papers of Edwin Pauley, about 1,000 pages.

The library opened for research two small accretions to the Miscellaneous Historical Documents Collection: MHDC 973—the application of Harry S. Truman for membership in the Sons of the Revolution, Kansas City (Missouri) Chapter, February 22, 1946; and MHDC 974—Daniel L. May's collection of Truman memorabilia.

The Library opened for research a small accretion to the World War II Collection: papers of David W. Meyer relating to the preparation of a photo album on Nazi atrocities that was presented to President Truman in 1945.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library

Post-Presidential Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower—Christmas Cards from Foreign Leaders and Heads of State series, 1948–68.

John F. Kennedy Library

Additional material from the Personal Papers of Katherine Halle, Journalist, author, socialite, and Kennedy and Churchill family friend. London correspondent, Cleveland News; correspondent, Cleveland Press; radio broadcaster, WGAR (1938–42); executive, Office of Strategic Services (OSS) (1942–45); feature writer, Cleveland Plain Dealer (1948–); campaigned for Presidents Roosevelt and Kennedy; member, Inaugural Committee (1961); member, Advisory Committee on the National Cultural Center (Kennedy Center); advocate for honorary American citizenship for Sir Winston Churchill; author/editor, Irrepressible Churchill (1967), Winston Churchill on America and Britain (1970), The Grand Original: Portraits of Randolph Churchill by His Friends (1971), Randolph Churchill, the Young Unpretender (1971). Correspondence, telegrams, manuscripts, photographs, campaign materials, news clippings, printed materials. Includes interviews and transcripts of broadcasts on the Kennedy and Churchill families, political campaigning, John F. Kennedy's inauguration, the Eminent Americans Program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the restoration of Blair House, and honorary American citizenship for Winston Churchill. Open in part.

Herbert E. Tucker, Jr. Papers. Lawyer, politician, civil volunteer, ambassador. Democratic National Committee member for Democratic National Convention, NAACP Boston branch president, Ambassador to Gabon. Correspondence, memoranda, news clippings covering John F. Kennedy's senatorial and 1960 presidential campaigns. 0.252 cubic feet.

Twenty three additions to the Miscellaneous Accessions Collection, including papers from Judge Myron H. Bright, consisting of Kennedy memorabilia including letters and notes sent from RFK and Evelyn Lincoln to Diana Bright; photos of Bright Family, Robert F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy, North Dakota political events; and papers from Stephen LeMay including a letter from JFK to Mr. LeMay thanking him for a message of goodwill sent after his election to the Presidency; and 21 other items. 5.690 cubic feet.

Thirty-nine additions to the Tributes Collection, including papers from Jozef Mruk including Two Polish newspapers dated November 23, 1963 featuring articles about the assassination of President Kennedy; and 38 other items. 8.020 cubic feet.

Eleven additions to the John F. Kennedy Condolence Mail Collection, Papers of the Post-Assassination Period. 1.740 cubic feet.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library

Library staff opened three oral history transcripts with Jacqueline Cochran, totaling 229 pages.

Office Files of Fred Panzer, 50 boxes.

Office Files of Harry Middleton, 1 box.

White House Central Files Subject File, PR, 13 boxes.

White House Central Files Subject File, ME, 1 box.

Records of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, 1 box.

Papers of Bromley K. Smith, 13 boxes.

Papers of John Connally, 4 boxes.

Papers of Arthur "Tex" Goldschmidt, 2 boxes.

Papers of John Macy, 8 boxes.

Gerald R. Ford Library

The library opened the collection National Security Adviser. Presidential Agency File, 1974–77, containing material often closely related to President Ford's involvement in policy decisions, meetings, and various issues. The collection is arranged by names of Federal Government agencies or international organizations. Agencies with the largest files include Department of Defense, CIA, NATO, U.S. Mission to the United Nations, and Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Topics include meetings and other contacts between the President and agency officials, U.S. interactions with NATO and the United Nations, nuclear and non-nuclear weapons, Federal budget issues involving national security, and Presidential and Vice Presidential contacts with foreign leaders and officials, 8.8 linear feet.

The library opened to research several additional boxes of the Ford Library Project File of Documents Declassified through the Remote Archive Capture (RAC) Program. The released documents originated in numerous collections.

Papers of Juliette C. "Judy" McLennan, 1976, consisting of materials related to her tenure as director of the National Volunteer Desk for People for Ford (PFF), a volunteer unit within President Ford Committee. The desk connected campaign volunteers to the appropriate state campaign headquarters. Included are materials related to McLennan's program overview, assessment and final statistical reporting, 0.4 linear feet.

Jimmy Carter Library

Council Economic Advisors: Subject, Staff and Meeting files.

White House Counsel: Jack Watson Oversize Attachment Files.

First Ladies: Rhonda Bush files and Staff Secretary Files.

1976 Campaign: Ted Celeste Files and Campaign Transition Files.

Ronald Reagan Library

Material open in response to FOIA requests includes folders from the following collections: Administrative Office, Linton Brooks, William Burns, Katherine Chumachenko, Tyrus Cobb, Crisis Management Center, Donald Danner, Paula Dobriansky, Phillip Dur, Executive Secretariat: Cable File, Executive Secretariat: Country File, Linda Faulkner, Catherine Fenton, Fred Fielding, First Lady's Press Office, First Lady's Project office, Alison Fortier, Stephen Galebach, William Graham, Wendell Gunn, Lisa Jameson, George Keyworth, Nelson Ledsky, Legislatives Affairs, Christopher Lehman, Robert Lilac, Robert Linhard, Sue Mathis-Richard, Robert McFarlane, Edwin Meese, Mary Ann Meloy, Near East and South Asia Directorate, M.B. Oglesby, John Poindexter, Presidential Advance, Presidential Briefing Papers, Press Secretary, Public Affairs, Robert Reilly, Nancy Risque, Peter Rusthoven, Jonathan Scharfen, Gaston Sigur, Karna Small-Stringer, Social Affairs, Peter Sommer, James Stark, Carolyn Sundseth, Robert Sweet (Domestic Police Office and Office of Policy Development), Pamela Turner, Michael Uhlmann, Wayne Valis, and D. Edward Wilson.

Material open in response to FOIA requests include case files from the following White House Office of Records Management subject files: CA001 (Accidents—Safety), CO056 (Greece Hellenic Republic), CO113 (New Zealand), CO151 (Sweden), FE004 (Heraldry), FG006-01 (White House Office), FG006-12 (National Security Council), FG126 (Export-Import Bank of the United States), FG249 (Securities and Exchange Commission), FG342 (President's Commission on the Study of Ethical Problems), FO004-03 (International Investments), FO006-11 (Gorbachev—US), GI002 (Gifts to the President), GI003 (Gifts to or from the US), HO (Holidays), HO016-01 (Christmas Greetings, Received—Sent), HU040 (Ideologies), IV (Invitations), JL003 (Criminal Matters), ME001-03 (Sympathy—Condolences), ME002 (Message to Organizers), ME002-01 (Churches, Synagogues), ME003 (Messages Denied), ND001-01 (Non-Military Use of Aircraft), ND007 (Military Personnel), ND007-01(Casualties—Burials, Military), SO002 (Dinners, White House), TA001 (Boycotts—Embargoes), TA003 (Exports), TA004 (Tariffs–Imports), TR154 (KY, Fort Campbell), and TR180 (Italy, June 1987, Economic Summit). FOIA topics covered include: Albania, Albanian-American Groups, Ambassador Habib's 1981 Mission to the Middle East, the Arrow Air Flight 1285 Crash, China, the Conference on Confidence and Security Building Measures and Disarmament in Europe, Falklands War, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Grenada, Human Rights Day, the Iran-Iraq War, Israel's 1981 Strike on Iraq, the Korean Airlines Flight 007 Shoot Down, the Moscow Human Rights Conference, the Moscow Summit, Nancy Reagan's 1987 Trip to Stockholm, Nuclear Risk Reduction Centers, Polish Political Prisoners, Poland Sanctions, Solidarity, the Reykjavik Summit, Saudi Arabia Arms Sales, School Prayer, SDI, Secretary Whitehead's 1987 Visit to Eastern Europe, the SEC, Swedish Head of State Visits, Syria-Lebanon-Israel Agreement, 1983, Year-End Reports, and the White House Science Council.

George Bush Library

Records processed in response to the following Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request have been opened for research:

  • 2001-1703-F [1] (Korea, Bush Vice Presidential—3,070 pages)
  • 2004-0248-F [2] (CSCE – 2 pages)
  • 2004-0731-F (Chile, Bush Presidential—6,047 pages)
  • 2004-0732-F [2] (Chile, Bush Vice Presidential—120 pages)
  • 2004-1019-F (Baseball, Bush Vice Presidential—305 pages)
  • 2004-1678-F (Indonesia, Meetings and Visits—89 pages)
  • 2004-1689-F (Indonesia – 359 pages)
  • 2004-1891-F (Fair Housing, Los Angeles Riots and ISTEA—23,222 pages)
  • 2004-2048-F [2] (Armenian Genocide— 5 pages)
  • 2005-1527-F [2] (Mother Teresa—6 pages)
  • 2006-0033-F [2] (Alberto R. Gonzales—14 pages)
  • 2006-0158-F [2] (Leo Wanta—21 pages)
  • 2006-0581-F (NAFTA—5,899 pages)
  • 2007-0079-F (Vice Presidential Trips to Germany 1983—1,306 pages)
  • 2008-0429-F (Personnel files of Peter Tomsen—59 pages)
  • 2008-0892-F (Visit of Princess Margaret, March 1991—21 pages)
  • 2008-1191-F (Selected files on Colin Powell—60 pages)
  • 2008-1192-F (Selected files on Dick Cheney—16 pages)
  • 2008-1193-F (WHORM FG013-06, FG036-04—100 pages)

William J. Clinton Library

Records processed in response to the following Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request have been opened for research:

  • 2006-0204-F Radio Marti
  • 2006-0215-F John Major
  • 2006-0371-F Presidential Pardon of Cheryl Ada Elizabeth Little
  • 2006-0454-F John C. Pouland
  • 2006-0476-F Crash at Roswell, New Mexico, July 1947
  • 2006-0480-F Correspondence between President Clinton and Laurance Rockefeller
  • 2006-0482-F Correspondence between President Clinton and Henry Diamond
  • 2006-0205-F WORLDNET
  • 2006-0463-F Records of Paul Glastris, Clinton Speechwriter
  • 2006-0483-F Correspondence between President Clinton and Dr. Steven Greer
  • 2006-0488-f Correspondence between Hillary Clinton and Steven Spielberg or Kate Capshaw
  • 2006-0497-F Presidential Daily Diary for March 13 and 14, 1997
  • 2006-0501-F Remarks by President Clinton at the 200th Birthday Celebration of Youngstown, Ohio, July 4, 1996
  • 2006-0511-F President Clinton's Remarks at the NAFTA Distinguished American Endorsement Event, November 2, 1993
  • 2006-0513-F/ Chuck Robb Virginia Victory Rally and Dinner, October 3, 1994
  • 2006-0515-F Correspondence between Hillary Clinton and Melvin Laird
  • 2006-0529-F Correspondence between President Clinton and James Cameron
  • 2006-1006-F Lois Rice/PFIAB
  • 2006-0214-F Jamie Metzl
  • 2006-0314-F Schedules & POTUS handwriting for 10/3-10/4/93; 11/15/95; 11/17/95
  • 2006-0218-F Donald Steinberg and Rwanda, 1993–94
  • 2006-0498-F Jean Houston
  • 2006-0503-F Remarks by the First Lady at Forum 2000, October 13, 1998
  • 2006-0505-F Remarks by Hillary Rodham Clinton, "Globalization Into The Next Millennium," The Sorbonne, Paris, France, June 17, 1999
  • 2006-0540-F Press related to President Clinton's knee injury
  • 2006-0550-F Correspondence between President Clinton and Stephen Hawking
  • 2006-0685-F Records related to Viktor Butt and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Whitney W. Schneidman
  • 2006-1009-F Stephen Friedman/PFIAB
  • 2007-0686-F AV—(segment 1) Photos of President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton meeting with Interior Designer Kaki Hockersmith and others regarding the redesign of the Oval Office
  • 2007-1036-F AV—Photos of Slobodan Milosevic and Richard Holbrooke
  • 2007-1756-F AV—Photos of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Carly Simon
  • 2007-1758-F AV—Photos of Hillary Clinton with Billy Graham
  • 2008-0002-F AV—Photos from the Redbook Magazine Awards Luncheon at the White House on 6/2/1998
  • 2008-0211-F AV—Photographs of Jay Footlik and President Clinton
  • 2008-0826-F AV—Photos of President Clinton and/or Hillary Rodham Clinton with Jerry Hultin
  • 2008-0846-F AV—Photos for the 9/11/1998 Religious Leaders Breakfast in the East Room
  • 2009-0940-F AV—Video of President Clinton signing the Labor HHS Bill on 12/21/2000
  • 2006-0506-F Blue Ribbon Schools
  • 2006-0510-F Remarks by the President and First Lady at Millennium Matinee, June 12, 2000
  • 2006-0224-F Records related to Hillary Clinton and her Senate Campaign
  • 2006-0485-F Correspondence between President Clinton and Billy Graham
  • 2006-0507-F Research files and speech drafts for "Mars Millennium Project Kick-Off: Remarks by First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton," January 14, 1999
  • 2006-0512-F Requestor wants research files and speech drafts for remarks by the President at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception, December 3, 2000
  • 2006-0534-F Records related to UFOs in the files of Joe Lockhart, White House Press Secretary
  • 2006-0537-F Correspondence between the President and Sarah McClendon
  • 2006-1013-F Stanley Shuman/PFIAB
  • 2006-1194-F Records related to the Five-Point Plan to Revitalize Base Closure Communities
  • 2007-0138-F Records related to Shirley MacLaine and POTUS/FLOTUS