Accessions and Openings for the 4th Quarter FY 2011
During the fourth quarter of FY 2011, the Hoover Library received three photographs of West Branch circa 1915.
Most notable among this quarter's accessions were the papers of Charles H. McCarthy, donated by the estate of Charles H. McCarthy, Jr., and given in his memory by his children Candace A. Bucholz, Christine M. Conti, Donna M. Lord, and Brian McCarthy. Charles McCarthy, Sr., was an early political supporter of Franklin D. Roosevelt and an original member of FDR's so-called Cuff Links Gang. The donation includes correspondence, photographs, postcards, and newspaper clippings. Also included was a set of gold "Cuff Links Gang" monogrammed cufflinks (F.D.R. & C.M.McC.) in their original Tiffany box, which was transferred to the museum collection.
The audiovisual department also accessioned 1.51 cubic feet of recently donated photographs consisting primarily of transfers to the photograph collection from manuscript collections, including the Grace Tully Archive, accretion to the Isador Lubin Papers, Robert Morgenthau Papers, and George T. Schneider Papers. Also included were recent donations by Diana Delano Gardner, Anne B. Adams, and John and Susan Harvith.
The library acquired the Papers of Wilbur D. Sparks: a scrapbook of press clippings relating to the activities of the Truman Committee (about 200 pages, 1942–43). This collection is closed pending processing.
The library acquired the Papers of Henry Koch: correspondence, memorandums, cables, itineraries, notes, a transcript of a telephone conversation, and other documents relating to Koch's work as the officer in charge of German trade and finance in the Bureau of German Affairs in the State Department (about 250 pages, 1949–50). This collection is closed pending processing.
The library acquired the Papers of Ted Marks: a scrapbook containing photographs, press clippings, postcards, correspondence, and other items relating to his friendship with Harry S. Truman (about 100 pages, ca. 1916–54). This collection is closed pending processing.
The library acquired the Papers of Samuel W. Rushay: correspondence, recordings of interviews, a transcript of an oral history interview, research notes, and other documents compiled in the course of research for his doctoral dissertation on the political philosophy of Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan (about 225 pages, 1949–99). This collection is closed pending processing.
The library acquired an accretion to the Papers of Charles Darlington: printed copies of the United Nations Charter, the Statute of the International Court of Justice, and interim arrangements concluded at the United Nations Conference on International Organization; a photograph, inscribed by Edward Stettinius, of Stettinius, Alger Hiss, Andrei Gromyko, and others at the conference; and related documents (about 400 pages, 1945). This accretion is closed pending processing.
The library acquired and opened for research a small accretion to the Miscellaneous Historical Documents Collection (MHDC): a program for a Special Convocation at Baylor University for the purpose of presenting a Doctor of Laws Degree to Harry S. Truman, March 6, 1947, donated by R. J. Cavendish (4 pages).
The library acquired and opened for research an accretion to the World War II Collection: a War Chronology and two sketchbooks acquired during the postwar occupation of Japan, donated by Mrs. Elizabeth Shrier (about 200 pages).
The library acquired accretions to the Audiovisual Collection: about 224 photographs from the Papers of John R. Clagett, Grace Truman Summer, Ted Marks, Westray Battle Boyce Long, and Rose Conway, and from various donors; a copy negative and photo CD from various donors; 90 feet of 35mm film of the Japanese surrender, from Susan Jacobs, daughter of Bernard Dwight Evans; six original negatives from Diane Lockwood; and one CD recording of the "Black Hawk Waltz," from Joseph Walsh. This material is closed pending processing.
The following papers were accessioned this quarter:
- Eisenhower Executive Office Building: Collected materials
- Accretion to the U.S. National Security Council: Intelligence Records, 1953–61
- World War II Participants and Contemporaries: Additional papers, 1939–
A total of 419 photographs were accessioned.
The library accessioned 10 acquisitions totaling 7.535 cubic feet, including:
- Personal Papers of Fred Brink. Materials relating to the creation of a film for the 1991 Cuban Missile Crisis exhibit at the JFK Library, including oral histories with McGeorge Bundy, Robert McNamara, Pierre Salinger, Dave Powers, Dean Rusk, and Ted Sorensen. 1.077 cubic foot. Closed.
- Personal Papers of Richard Donahue. Correspondence, invitations, speech materials and telephone logs from the White House period, 1961–63; records pertaining to work as chairman of EMK's Judicial Screening Committee to select Massachusetts judges, 1977–78; and photographs. 4.308 cubic feet. Closed
- Accretion to the Robert Roosa Personal Papers. Correspondence files relating to Robert Roosa's work as Treasury Undersecretary for Monetary Affairs at the United States Department of the Treasury, 1961–64; miscellaneous memoranda; letters of congratulations; and tapes of interviews with Mr. Roosa. Approximately 2 cubic feet. Closed.
- Six additions to the Miscellaneous Accessions Collection, including papers from Nicholas P. Troilo consisting of a letter from RFK thanking the donor for his invitation to a press conference, 1967; papers from Judith Harrington consisting of a staff list for the Shriver campaign 1972; papers from John Trizuto consisting of handwritten speech notes created by Rose Kennedy, Fairmont Hotel, 1968; papers from Gordon Rakita consisting of eight thank-you letters and cards sent by the White House to Fran Gesing (signed by Jacqueline Kennedy's social secretaries, Evelyn Lincoln, and Ted Sorensen, 1960–64); papers from Jay Kunstreich consisting of a letter from Rose Kennedy to donor upon death of daughter; ticker-tape printout from November 22, 1963; and papers from Robert Tiernan consisting of a memoir by an advance man on JFK's 1960 presidential campaign. 0.150 cubic feet. Open.
AV: Still Images
Five additions to the Miscellaneous Photographs Collection, totaling twenty photograph prints and four original transparencies. Total volume less than 1 cubic foot. Open.
AV: Moving Images and Sound Recordings
Five additions to the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Collection (#184), oral history recordings of returned Peace Corps Volunteers totaling approximately eight and one half hours. Open.
Deeds of Gift
Seven deeds were completed this quarter, including five deeds of gift for the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Collection and accretions to both the Papers of Bernard Fall and William Josephson.
The library received an additional 10 boxes of material from Patrick Hemingway. These boxes contain materials concerning foreign editions of Hemingway works: income, publication rights, and other legal matters. A box-level index exists for some boxes and is being developed for the remainder. The ownership status of the material has yet to be finalized.
The library accessioned 63 oral history transcripts from Joseph A. Califano; the Personal Papers of Marcella Coulson; the Personal Papers of Rosalinde Leader; the Personal Papers of Denise Silverberg; and the Personal Papers of the Friends Meeting of Washington of the Religious Society of Friends, including six letters about Drew Pearson, a regular contributor to the Meeting.
The Audiovisual Department accessioned 0.089 cubic feet of various audio CDs, video DVDs, and photo CD/DVDs.
The library acquired approximately 19 cubic feet of material from the Betty Ford Estate that will be accessioned in the next quarter. This material consists of a collection of special letters, photographs, books, and artifacts given to President and Mrs. Ford by presidents, political leaders, foreign dignitaries, and celebrities. This material also includes special letters written to Betty Ford that accompany an earlier donation.
The library acquired 15 cubic feet of additional audiovisual material from Roy Wetzel that will be accessioned in the next quarter. It includes video and audio election night coverage of presidential and off-year elections, foreign election coverage, President Reagan speeches and news conferences, and coverage of the Iran-Contra affair.
New acquisitions at the museum included hundreds of flowers (the perishable ones were not retained), memorials, and condolences following Mrs. Ford's death and funeral; the catafalque used for both President and Mrs. Ford's funerals; a stack of Betty Ford Forever (BFF) posters; Gerald R. Ford's Cabinet Room chair from his Vice Presidency; a Russian icon sent to President Ford in 1975; The Book of the States, 1974–75, sent to Vice President Ford in June of 1974; a "President Ford '76" blue banner from his Kalamazoo campaign headquarters; a program from the 1975 Shenandoah Valley Apple Blossom Festival; and two original and two facsimile editorial cartoons by Randy Bish focused on Betty Ford's funeral.
The library continues to receive material from President Carter's Office. Post and Pre Presidential photographs have been added to our audiovisual collections.
The library's Textual Archives Department received an accretion of 2.0 cubic feet to the James Cicconi papers.
The Audio-Visual Department accessioned eight photographic accretions to the post-Presidential collection from the Office of George Bush.
The Audio-Visual Department also received an accretion of 845 photographs and 499 slides to the Larry Flak Collection.
The textual archives staff transferred one video, one audiocassette, one floppy disk, and five photographs.
Deed of Gift
The Textual Archives Department concluded the deed of gift for the Theodore Luntz Papers (one cubic foot). Mr. Luntz is a native of Cleveland, OH, and a long-time supporter of Mr. Bush. The donation consists of "Bush for President 1980" campaign literature and personal correspondence between Mr. Luntz and Mr. Bush in advance of a personal visit between Mr. Luntz and Mr. Bush during Mr. Bush's 1980 primary campaign.
The Clinton Library archives accessioned approximately 770.66 cubic feet of textual material this quarter. The library received one unsolicited collection from a donor and three collections from the Clinton family for courtesy storage.
The audiovisual (A/V) staff received approximately 21.672 cubic feet of internal transfers from the textual staff during holdings maintenance, systematic processing, and FOIA processing this quarter. A/V staff accessioned approximately 0.504 feet of unsolicited donation of pre-Presidency photos.
Acquired the following textual collections:
Andover yearbook (0.1 cubic feet), RNC Stage Models (13.91 cubic feet), GWB courtesy storage (20.463 cubic feet), Elsa Morejon letter (0.1 cubic feet), Ulysses S. Grant papers volume (0.1 cubic feet), 96 copies of Portrait of a Leader (5.0 cubic feet), 1995 George W. Bush Texas Voter Registration Card (0.1 cubic feet) and one document for the Ronald Lazof collection (0.1 cubic feet).
The library also acquired several AV collections:
Wheeler film collection (0.504 cubic feet), Andi Ball collection (1.512 cubic feet), Susanna Klenk (0.504 cubic feet), Laura Bush Tapes collection (2.154 cubic feet), Mark Updegrove collection (0.504 cubic feet), Pentagon Channel tapes (1 Hollinger box).
This quarter, the library received completed deeds for two collections: Mickey Stuart and Edmund Morrisey/Kurt Skoglund.
The museum received one object this quarter.
The library opened for research the Papers of Leslie Biffle, Secretary of the U.S. Senate, 1945–47, 1949–53 (10 linear inches; 1868–2000), consisting of certificates, clippings, correspondence, drawings, invitations, memorabilia, photographs, printed materials, and programs mostly concerning his career in government and his relationship with President Harry S. Truman.
The library opened for research the Papers of John R. Clagett, Attorney in Kansas City, MO, 1932–84; Member, War Crimes Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General, 1944–46 (1 linear feet, 4 linear inches; 1927–85), consisting of biographical information, correspondence, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, speeches, and other items pertaining to his political and legal career and to his involvement in the prosecution of war crimes after World War II.
The library opened for research the Papers of James C. Dunn, U.S. Ambassador to Italy, 1946–52 (2 linear inches; 1948–52), consisting of a scrapbook of press clippings, photographs, invitations, correspondence, guest lists, press releases, memorabilia, and other items concerning his service as Ambassador to Italy.
The library opened for research the Papers of Alfred J. Nuthall, Assistant to Assistant Secretary of Defense Anna M. Rosenberg, 1951–53 (2 linear inches; 1950–69), consisting of photographs, a biographical timeline, correspondence, invitations, and a newspaper article relating to his career in the armed forces.
The library opened for research the Papers of Ned Schnurman, a television producer (5 linear inches; 1946–2001), consisting of interview transcripts, program scripts, printed materials, correspondence, and other items relating to the U.S. occupation of Japan after World War II and to a projected television documentary on the subject.
The library opened for research the Papers of J. C. Truman, nephew of Harry S. Truman (2 linear inches; 1939–80), consisting of correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and printed materials pertaining to his relationship with his uncle.
The library opened for research an accretion to the Papers of Joseph H. Short and Beth Campbell Short (7 linear inches; 1939–58), consisting of correspondence, press releases, press telegrams, printed materials, handwritten notes, photographs, and other items relating to their careers as journalists and members of President Truman's White House staff.
The library opened for research, in whole or in part, about 1,300 pages of documents containing information that previously had been closed for reasons of national security. The documents are from the Papers of Harry S. Truman (President's Secretary's Files, National Security Council Files, and Psychological Strategy Board Files) and the Papers of John H. Ohly.
The library opened for research about 20 pages of material from the Records of the National Archives and Records Administration: Records of the Harry S. Truman Library (Record Group 64). This material had been closed for reasons of personal privacy.
Re-reviews of donor-restricted material resulted in an additional 1,290 pages being opened for research.
- Processed six additions to the Miscellaneous Accessions Collection, including papers from Nicholas P. Troilo consisting of a letter from RFK thanking the donor for his invitation to a press conference, 1967; papers from Judith Harrington consisting of a staff list for the Shriver campaign 1972; papers from John Trizuto consisting of handwritten speech notes created by Rose Kennedy, Fairmont Hotel, 1968; papers from Gordon Rakita consisting of eight thank-you letters and cards sent by the White House to Fran Gesing (signed by Jacqueline Kennedy's social secretaries, Evelyn Lincoln, and Ted Sorensen, 1960–64); papers from Jay Kunstreich consisting of a letter from Rose Kennedy to donor upon death of daughter; ticker-tape printout from November 22, 1963; and papers from Robert Tiernan consisting of a memoir by an advance man on JFK's 1960 Presidential campaign. 0.150 cubic feet. Open.
- Continued work organizing, preserving, and re-housing the John F. Kennedy Library Museum Collections permanent administrative records.
- Processed the Kennedy Library Forums photographic contact sheets, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Photographs, for the events of 2010 and 2011. Identified participants, labeled, re-housed, and described in database. 1.512 cubic feet. Open.
- Continued processing of 69 x-ray films, various views, John F. Kennedy, 1938–56 from New England Baptist Hospital, sizes 6" x 8" to 14" x 17" (from John F. Kennedy Personal Papers). In process.
- Processed addition to the Pre-Presidential Papers of John F. Kennedy consisting of Special Committee on the Senate Reception Room records, 0.504 cubic feet. Open.
During the reporting quarter, the following collections became completely available and open to researchers in their entirety for the first time: the Office Files of the White House Aides James Gaither, comprising a total of 168.412 cubic feet, and Charles Horsky, comprising a total of 64.63 cubic feet.
On July 21, the library had its largest textual release, making over 500,000 pages available to the public.
The library opened the following:
National Security Adviser. Kissinger-Scowcroft West Wing Office Files, 1969–77 (6 linear feet) consisting of the first 15 boxes of a large Subject File, covering topics beginning with the letters "A" through "I." Some folders from these boxes had previously been opened as part of special projects, but the rest is now available for the first time. More than four boxes of new material cover the Cyprus crisis in great detail, beginning in the closing weeks of the Nixon administration. Other newly opened files cover such topics as Defense budget, Puerto Rico Economic Summit, Egypt, France, India/Pakistan, Indonesia, International Labor Organization, and Iran.
National Security Adviser. NSC Europe, Canada, and Ocean Affairs Staff Files, 1974–77 (6.2 linear feet) consisting of the first 16 boxes of the Country Files series, spanning countries alphabetically from Albania through Poland.
Ford Library Project File of Documents Declassified Through the Remote Archive Capture (RAC) Program, consisting of almost 8,000 pages of documents from such collections as the records of the U.S. Commission on CIA Activities within the United States (Rockefeller Commission), NSC Information Liaison with Commissions and Committees (much of this also relates to the intelligence investigations), and NSC Program Analysis Staff Files. Also included are recently opened codeword documents from a number of different National Security Adviser collections. The Project File is intended as a convenience to researchers, affording expedited access to declassified information from unprocessed/closed collections. It also allows returning researchers to more easily discover newly declassified information from previously processed/open collections. Although some documents are now available, major portions of some of these subcollections are still unprocessed and not available for research. Since November 2008 the staff has opened 50 archives boxes of declassified documents through the RAC program.
Gerald R. Ford: Redacted Version of the FBI Investigatory Report on Gerald Ford, Nominee for Vice President, 1973 (less than one foot), consisting of documents compiled in connection with the FBI's investigation of Gerald Ford, who had been nominated to be Vice President by Richard Nixon in 1973. The materials document details of Ford's personal and professional life, and illustrate his character and personal attributes. Gerald Ford had exercised his rights under the Privacy Act to acquire this redacted version from the FBI for the library.
Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Special Agent Application Case File of Gerald R. Ford, Jr., 1941 (less than one foot), consisting of documents compiled in connection with a background investigation of Gerald Ford, who had applied to be a special agent in June 1941. The materials document details of Ford's pre-political life and illustrate his character and personal attributes.
The library opened the following material—Appointments/Scheduling/Advance Office: President Carter's Foreign Trip Files, Francis Voorde Domestic Trip Files, Phil Wise Subject Files. Jimmy Carter Audio Speech Files (Campaign). WH Press Office, Media Liaison: Jim Purks Files and DPS Office: Lynn Daft Files.
The library received permission to release the following records for research (2,756 pages).
2009-0704-F (Venezuela, 1,761 pages)
2009-1293-F (United Kingdom, 995 pages)