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Accessions and Openings for the 1st Quarter FY 2012

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Presidential Libraries


Herbert Hoover Library

A collection was received from Robert P. Newman totaling 6½ feet of material.

This quarter the library acquired 20 periodicals and 6 books.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

Among the smaller donations received were a group of seven letters written by Eleanor Roosevelt to Mrs. Philip Colman, 1952–53, related to the activities of the California chapter of the American Association of the United Nations (gift of Philip Colman); and a snapshot photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt in her Red Cross uniform at the opening of the USO building in Pensacola, FL, ca. 1943 (gift of Patricia R. Fulco-Hall, in memory of Grace Fulco).

During the quarter, 34 new objects were accessioned into the museum collection: a Staatsburg, NY, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp sign (donated by the Town of Hyde Park Historical Society); 32 Roosevelt and New Deal–related objects (donated by Michael Agee); and an FDR Tribute Poster (donated by Richard Handal).

Harry S. Truman Library

The library acquired the Papers of James Warren: printed materials, correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, dissertations, audiovisual materials, maps, reports, and other items mostly concerning U.S. aid to Greece under the Marshall Plan and subsequent historical research on that topic (about 6 linear feet; ca. 1944–2008). This collection is closed pending processing.

The library acquired the Papers of Philip M. Glick: printed materials, unpublished manuscripts, reports, correspondence, legal documents, interview transcripts, handwritten notes, photographs, certificates, and other items relating to Glick's life and career as a lawyer and government official, his service with the War Relocation Authority, and his involvement in conservation policy (about 2 linear feet; 1926–90). This collection is closed pending processing.

The library acquired the Papers of Ken D. McCormick: correspondence with Harry S. Truman and others concerning the publication of Truman's Memoirs by McCormick's company, Doubleday & Company, with related printed materials (about 2 linear inches; 1951–91). These are photocopies of original documents at the Library of Congress Manuscript Division. This collection is closed pending processing.

The library acquired an accretion to the Papers of Lyle Watts: correspondence, photographs, and printed materials relating to his career with the U.S. Forest Service and his tenure as Chief of the Forest Service during the Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman administrations (about 1 linear foot; 1911–62). This accretion is closed pending processing.

The library acquired an accretion to the Papers of Charles G. Ross: correspondence, photographs, printed materials, handwritten notes, and memorabilia relating to Ross, his sister Louise Ross Holmquist, and the Ross family (about 2 linear inches; ca. 1890–2010). This accretion is closed pending processing.

The library acquired and opened for research two small accretions to the Miscellaneous Historical Documents Collection: a recollection of preparations at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base for President Truman's funeral, donated by William Hildreth; and a cancelled check from Jackson County, MO, with the stamped signature of Harry S. Truman, donated by Barry Glaser (less than 1 linear inch; 1934–2011).

The library acquired and opened for research an accretion to the Harry S. Truman Political Campaigns Collection: reminiscences of President Truman's campaign speech at Dexter, IA, in 1948, donated by Kenna Bassett (less than 1 linear inch; 2011).

The library acquired the following accretions to the Audiovisual Collection: six original negatives from Diane Lockwood; two photographs from the Rose Conway Papers; one compact-disc recording of the "Black Hawk Waltz," from Joseph Walsh; 22 photographs and negatives from the James Silberman Papers, three photographs from the Joseph M. Jones Papers, and two photographs from the Kenneth R. Iverson Papers. This material is closed pending processing.

There were 263 new accessions added to the museum collection during the quarter; the total artifact count stands at 27,790.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library

The museum has accessioned a total of 63 items this quarter, approximately half of which were miscellaneous domestic objects transferred from the George A. Horkan papers.

Significant private donations include four three-piece civilian suits owned by President Eisenhower and an Imperial Japanese Special Naval Landing Force uniform jacket that was recovered from Guadalcanal.

Three photographs were accessioned.

John F. Kennedy Library

The library accessioned seven acquisitions totaling 0.697 cubic feet, including:

  • Personal Papers of Patricia Ronayne Hahn. Materials documenting Ms. Hahn's experience as a campaign worker for the Presidential campaigns of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. Also contain Hahn's taped oral history of her campaign experiences (cassette and DVD). 0.504 cubic foot. Closed.
  • Personal Papers of Patrick J. Kennedy. Bound volume of primarily outgoing (personal) correspondence by Patrick "PJ" Kennedy, grandfather of John F. Kennedy. More than 300 typed carbon copies, signed, on onion skin, with index. 0.143 cubic feet. Closed.
  • Three accretions to the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection. Three accretions to the papers of D. Wayne Linn (Malawi, 1973–75), including chapters 10, 11, and 12 of his memoir, with appendixes. 0.075 cubic feet. Open.
  • Two additions to the Miscellaneous Accessions Collection, including a Harvard Dartmouth football program from October 25, 1947 (in which Robert F. Kennedy's team is featured) and a program and commemorative postcard and envelope from the christening of the Aircraft Carrier USS John F. Kennedy (May 27, 1967). 0.050 cubic feet. Open.
  • Four additions to the Miscellaneous Photographs Collection, totaling three photographic prints and one transparency. Total volume less than 1 cubic foot. Open.
  • Seven additions to the Miscellaneous Recordings Collection, totaling +/- 8.25 hours, including one audio recording of Robert F. Kennedy's address and question-and-answer session at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, June 7 1966. Open.
  • Seven additions to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Collection (#184), including oral history recordings of six Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and a documentary on the 50th anniversary of the Brazil I Peace Corps project (1961). 9 audio cassettes and 1 DVD. Open.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library

The library accessioned 104 pages of oral history transcripts from Richard Morehead, Austin Correspondent and Bureau Chief, Dallas Morning News, 1942–79, consisting of two interview transcripts; an oral history transcript of George McArthur, AP Correspondent during Vietnam War (67 pages); an oral history transcript of Marjorie Lawson, lawyer/judge, member, President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, (37 pages); an oral history transcript of Roy Elson, aide to Senator Carl Hayden, 1952–69 (40 pages); an oral history transcript of Murrey Marder, Washington Post reporter, 1946–85,(35 pages); an oral history transcript of Fred Kaufman, AP photographer, (22 pages); an oral history transcript of Lewis Mayhew, university professor, consultant to the White House Conference on Education, 1965, (24 pages); four oral history transcripts of David Ginsburg, Kerner Commission Executive Director, 1967–68, and DNC General Counsel, 1968, (106 pages); an oral history transcript of Morris Roberts, publisher of the Victoria Advocate, 1961–80, (20 pages); and an oral history transcript of David Hackett, executive director of President's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime, 1961–64, (39 pages).

Total library oral history transcript accessions during the quarter are .288 cubic feet.

The library accessioned the Personal Papers of Charles Maguire (staff assistant to the President) (two cubic feet). The library also added 5.06 cubic feet of material to the Personal Papers of Lawrence O'Brien. The staff transferred the O'Brien accretion to the museum.

The Audiovisual Archives accessioned 0.04 cubic ft. of video and photographs consisting of three photo CDs and seven video DVDs produced for ongoing documentation of LBJ Library events by the Technical Services Department. Additionally, a single DVD (.011 cubic ft.) in commercial casing was accessioned from Textual Archives. Total AV accessions and acquisitions were .051 cubic feet.

Richard Nixon Library

The library formally accessioned five donations in the first quarter of 2012, including one oral history and a collection of photographs of Richard and Patricia Nixon during the 1960 Presidential campaign. The library staff is currently in the process of accessioning several more oral histories, as well as securing materials from the House Judiciary Committee on the Impeachment for eventual deposit.

Gerald R. Ford Library

The library accessioned material from the Betty Ford Estate (20 linear feet). This material consists of a collection of special letters, photographs, books, and artifacts given to Gerald 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 completed work for 10 accessions this quarter, including accretions to the Roy Wetzel Papers and Audiovisual Materials, the Composite General Accessions collection, and the Composite Grand Rapids Accessions collection. The Roy Wetzel accretion consists of 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 (15 linear feet).

The museum accessioned the following acquisitions: a signed poster of Betty Ford; two sample ballots from the 1976 general election; several items related to the Mayaguez Incident; a collection of 1976 campaign material and ephemera; a Bicentennial Masonic medallion featuring George Washington and Gerald Ford; a collection of framed campaign buttons from 1976; a 1975 issue of Newsweek with a caricatured President Ford on the cover; and another assortment of 1976 Ford Presidential campaign material.

Jimmy Carter Library

The library continues to receive material from President Carter's Office. During this quarter, the library received material from Rupert M. Cutler and born-digital images from the Carter Center.

Ronald Reagan Library

The library acquired 78 books and 20 serials this past quarter. Cataloging was completed on 57 items this quarter.

George Bush Library

The LP-GB Textual Archives Department received an accretion of 12.0 cubic feet from the Office of George Bush.

The Audio-Visual Department accessioned six photo CDs and 152 photographic accretions to the post-Presidential collection from the Office of George Bush. In addition, there were two DVDs and one photo CD from the Bush Foundation; seven DVDs and 10 CDs containing 1,401 photos from local events and 16 transfers from the textual archives.

William J. Clinton Library

The Clinton Library accessioned approximately 11.205 cubic feet of textual material this quarter. The library received one unsolicited collection from a donor. The library also received four collections from the Clinton family for courtesy storage.

The audiovisual (A/V) staff received approximately 19.656 cubic feet of internal transfers from the textual staff during holdings maintenance, systematic processing, and FOIA processing this quarter. A/V staff received approximately .504 cubic feet of materials transferred from the donated collection. A/V staff accessioned approximately 59.566 feet from the Clinton Foundation for courtesy storage.

The museum staff received one new donation in this quarter.

George W. Bush Library

Archivist Bobby Holt continues work on the library's collection development, working extensively with Archivist Paul Santa Cruz and Shannon Jarrett in corresponding with donors, drafting deeds of gift, conducting collection appraisal, and accessioning records. The library added eight books to the reference collection, two DVD videos to the AV collection, and a letter of correspondence to President Bush from French President Sarkozy to the textual collection (total: 1.1 c.f.).


Harry S. Truman Library

The library opened for research the Papers of Samuel B. Smizer, a corporal in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II (2 linear inches; 1945), consisting of two diaries kept by Smizer while he was stationed on Okinawa during the last weeks of the war.

The library opened for research the Papers of Grace Truman Summer, a first cousin of Harry S. Truman (5 linear inches; 1887–1999), consisting of correspondence, printed materials, photographs, cards, and memorabilia.

The library opened for research the Papers of James M. Silberman, an official with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (1 linear foot, 9 linear inches; 1943–2005), consisting of printed materials, correspondence, reports, photographs, minutes of meetings, travel records, and handwritten notes mostly relating to his work with the Marshall Plan.

The library opened for research the Washington Times-Herald Clippings Collection (3 linear feet, 1930–1954), consisting of newspaper clippings from the Times-Herald, mostly relating to Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson.

The library opened for research an accretion to the Papers of Bess W. Truman, wife of Harry S. Truman (2 linear feet; 1953–82), consisting of the former First Lady's correspondence with friends, associates, prominent persons, and members of the general public.

The library opened for research an accretion to Record Group 64: Records of the National Archives and Records Administration: Records of the Harry S. Truman Library (10 linear feet, 6 linear inches; 1957–99), consisting of museum exhibit case files.

The library opened for research an accretion to the Papers of Joseph M. Jones, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs (1 linear foot, 7 linear inches; 1929–87), consisting of correspondence, speeches, and printed materials.

The library opened for research about 150 pages of documents from the Papers of John Paton Davies, Jr., that previously had been closed for reasons of national security.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library

Re-reviews of donor-restricted material resulted in an additional 5,625 pages being opened for research.

  • Previously donor-restricted documents from the White House Central Files—General File, Alphabetical File, and the Sherman Adams Subseries of the Bulk Mail Series
  • Mamie Doud Eisenhower Papers—1969 Birthday and Christmas Cards Series
  • White House Office, Office of the Staff Secretary—Legislative Conference Series

John F. Kennedy Library

Finished processing the textual portions that will be opened for the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Papers, First Lady (1961–63). Correspondence and subject files, notes, newspaper clipping books, artwork, scrapbooks, photo albums, video cassettes, clippings, and other printed materials relating to her personal and professional life, including her role as First Lady, 1960–64, pursuits in literature and the arts, and routine office correspondence between her New York office and the Kennedy Library, 1963–71; also includes press releases, correspondence, clippings and other papers maintained by the First Lady's Press Secretary, 1961–63. 21.168 cubic feet. Open in part.

Processed addition to the John J. McNally White House Staff Files, consisting of administrative records about gifts from residents of foreign countries, 1.008 cubic feet. Open.

The first systematic review of the Presidential Recordings has been completed by the EO Special Media deadline. There will be a press opening for Tapes 109 through 121/A57 (last tape) in the second quarter of FY 2012.

In response to a request from a researcher, the Declassification Unit reviewed five Hollinger boxes of materials from the Papers of Willard Wirtz, which are now open in full.

The following oral histories were opened or opened in part: Louis Harris OH returned as sanitized under NLK-10-352, 58 pages total.

Richard Nixon Library

On November 10, 2011, the library made available approximately 45,000 pages from the collection of Ken Cole, the President's chief domestic aide in 1973–74. The library also released approximately 45 minutes of Presidential dictabelt sound recordings from 1970, including the President's dictated recollections of his historic early morning visit to the Lincoln Memorial on May 9, 1970; approximately 3,000 pages of formerly classified national security materials, including NSC and Henry A. Kissinger (HAK) telephone conversation transcripts; and video oral histories including those of Judge Laurence Silberman, former Senator Alan Simpson; and former Massachusetts Governor William Weld.

Gerald R. Ford Library

The library made several incremental openings in previously announced projects.

Jimmy Carter Library

The library opened the following material—Phil Wise Trip Files, Patricia Bario, from Anne Wexler's office, WH Press Office, Media Liaison: Jim Purks, Kate King and Janet McMahon. Donated, Alexander Lairo files, Carter Family genealogy Files and DPS Office: Lynn Daft Files, WHCF and Florida Primary (1980) Files.

Ronald Reagan Library

The library was given permission to open two large personal paper collections this quarter: Ronald Reagan 1980 Transition Papers, 1980–81, and the Governor's Office Correspondence Unit: X-Files, 1967–74. This opened approximately 1,182,500 pages for research use.

Permission was received to open approximately 525,000 pages of Presidential records for research use.

Material opened in response to FOIA requests includes folders from the following collections:
Administrative Office; Carl Anderson; Mabel (Muffie) Brandon; Jack Burgess; Jane Carpenter; David Chew; Coordination Office, NSC; Counsel to the President: Appointee Files; Counterterrorism and Narcotics, NSC; Rhett Dawson; Elizabeth Dole; Donald Eberly; Executive Secretariat, NSC: Country File; Executive Secretariat, NSC: NSDDs; Linda Faulkner; Catherine Fenton; Fred Fielding; First Lady, Advance Office; First Lady, Press Office; First Lady, Projects Office; Alison Fortier; Michael Gale; Stephen Galebach; Gift Unit; Max Green; Sally Grooms; Joanne Hansen; Anne Higgins; Gahl Hodges; Robert Kimmitt; Linas Kojelis; Sven Kraemer; Legislative Affairs Office; Donald Ian MacDonald; Judyt Mandel; C. Dean McGrath; Michael McManus; Edwin Meese; Policy Development Office; Presidential Personnel Office; Press Secretary Office; Public Liaison Office; Robert Reilly; Peter Rusthoven; Christopher Shoemaker; Social Affairs Office; Larry Speakes; Susan Spencer; Jacob Stein; Carolyn Sundseth; William Triplett; Charles Tyson; David Waller; White House Conference for a Drug Free America; and D. Edward Wilson.

The following collections were opened in whole: Ralph Bledsoe (Office of Policy Development) and Ralph Bledsoe (Domestic Policy Council).

Material opened in response to FOIA requests includes case files from the following White House Office of Records Management subject files:
FG021 (Department of Labor), FG246 (Railroad Retirement Board), FG258 (Task Forces), FG999 (Federal Agencies, Proposed), FI001-01 (Collections—Receipts—User Fees), FI004 (Budget—Appropriations), FI004-02 (Estimates, Budget), FI005-03 (Schools—Student Teacher), FI010-02 (Income Tax), FO005-03 (Publicity, International), FO006 (International Conferences), FO008 (International Travel), FO008-01 (Foreign Travel of Administrative Officials), FO008-02 (Letters of Introduction, Travel), FO009 (Treaties), GI002 (Gifts to the President), HE (Health), HE006 (Medicines—Drugs—Serums), HE006-01 (Narcotics), HO (Holidays), IT105 (World Tourism Organization), IV (Invitations), IV084, IV088, JL001-01 (Pardon Applications—Approved), JL002 (Civil Matters), JL003 (Criminal Matters), JL004-03 (Judicial Opinion), LA003 (Unions—Fair Labor Standards), ME001-01 (Weddings—Anniversaries), ME001-02 (Birthday Greetings), ME002 (Messages to Organizations), ME002-03 (Governmental Groups), ME003 (Messages Denied), ND007-01 (Casualties—Burials, Military), ND007-06 (Promotions—Demotions), ND016 (Wars), PE002 (Employment—Appointments), PQ (Procurement), TA (Trade), TA003 (Exports), TA004-01 (Chemicals and Allied Products, Trade), TA004-09 (Miscellaneous Manufactures Trade), TA005 (Trade Agreements), TA006 (Trade Centers—Fairs and Missions), TR (Trips), TR105-01 (Ireland), TR140 (North Carolina), TR155-01 (Bali), TR195 (Wisconsin), and WE001-01 (Child Welfare Services).

The following WHORM Subject File categories were opened in whole:
CO (Countries), FG026-05 (General Counsel, Office of (DED)), FG026-08 (Office of Postsecondary Education), FG026-09 (Office of Vocational and Adult Education), FG026-12 (National Institute of Handicapped Research), FG026-13 (National Council on the Handicapped), FG026-14 (National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement), FG026-15 (Rehabilitation Services Administration), FG026-16 (Institute of Museum Services Board), FG026-17 (National Advisory Committee on International Studies), FG030 (Legislative Branch), FG031 (The Congress of the United States), FG031-01 (Legislative Leadership / Meetings), FG032 (House of Representatives), FG033 (House Committees), FG033-01 (Agriculture), FG033-02 (Appropriations), FG033-03 (Armed Services), FG033-04 (Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs), FG033-05 (Budget), FG033-06 (District of Columbia), FG033-07 (Education and Labor), FG033-08 (Government Operations), FG033-09 (House Administration), FG033-10 (Interior and Insular Affairs), FG033-11 (Foreign Affairs), FG033-12 (Interstate and Foreign Commerce), FG033-13 (Judiciary), FG033-14 (Merchant Marines and Fisheries), FG033-15 (Post Office and Civil Service), FG033-16 (Public Works and Transportation), FG033-18 (Science and Technology), FG033-19 (Small Business), FG033-20 (Standards of Official Conduct), FG033-21 (Veterans Affairs), FG033-22 (Ways and Means), FG033-23 (Energy and Commerce), FG035 (Senate), FG036 (Senate Committees), FG036-02 (Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry), FG036-03 (Appropriations), FG036-04 (Armed Services), FG036-05 (Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs), FG036-06 (Budget), FG036-07 (Commerce, Science and Transportation), FG036-08 (Energy and Natural Resources), FG036-09 (Finance), FG036-10 (Foreign Relations), FG036-11 (Governmental Affairs), FG036-12 (Labor and Human Resources), FG036-13 (Senate Committee on Judiciary), FG036-14 (Environment and Public Works), FG036-17 (Rules and Administration, Senate Committee), FG037 (Select and Special Committees of the House and Senate), FG038 (Vice President), FG038-02 (Vice President's Staff), FG039 (Joint Committees of Congress), FG039-01 (Joint Committee on Atomic Energy), FG039-02 (Joint Committee on Congressional Operations), FG039-03 (Joint Committee on Defense Production), FG039-04 (Joint Committee on Economic Committee), FG039-05 (Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation), FE (Federal Government), FE001 (Ceremonials—Protocol), FE001-01 (Deaths—Funerals), FE001-02 (Wreath-Laying), FE002 (Declaration of Independence—Constitution), FE002-01 (Presidential Powers—Succession—Term of Office), FE003 (Executive Orders), FE004 (Heraldry), FE005 (Management Improvement Program), FE006 (National Emblems), FE007 (National Emergency), FE008 (Libraries—Museums, Presidential), FE008-01 (Library, Incumbent President), FE009 (Proclamations), FE010 (Records and Archives), FE010-01 (Access to Records), and IT105 (World Tourism Organization).