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  • New accessions are Federal records and other historical material, such as Presidential papers, recently added to the National Archives. Usually these materials are not available for research until they have been processed. This includes arranging and placing the materials in proper containers, describing the content of the materials in a finding aid, and reviewing the materials for any donor or general restrictions.

    Openings describe those historical materials that have been processed or declassified and are now ready for researchers to use.

Accessions and Openings for the 2nd Quarter
FY 2007


Washington, DC, Area

General Records of the Department of the Treasury (Record Group 56)
111 cubic feet
Accession consists of unclassified files of the Treasury, 1941–96. Contact Archives II Reference.

Records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Record Group 65)
282 cubic feet
Accessions consist of records from the following FBI Central Records Classification System:
Customs Laws and Smuggling (Class 54) cases from 1924–78 (0.25 cubic feet); Hatch Act (Class 101) cases from 1939–47 (0.75 cubic feet); Department of Energy Applicant Background Investigations (Class 116) cases from 1946–79 (40 cubic feet); and Civil Unrest (Class 157) cases from 1957–78 (242 cubic feet). These records are unprocessed and require screening prior to public access. Contact Archives II Reference.

Records of the Farm Service Agency (Record Group 145)
28 cubic feet
Accession consists of unclassified files from 1951–76. Contact Archives II Reference.

Records of the Environmental Protection Agency (Record Group 257)
12 cubic feet
Accession consists of records from the Office of Solid Waste relating to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Program, 1993–2004. President Ford signed RCRA into public law on October 22, 1976. The RCRA program covers 22 western states, tribal lands, and U.S. territories. Contact Archives II Reference.

Records of the Central Intelligence Agency (Record Group 263)
0.1 cubic feet
Accession consists of a file on the Berlin Tunnel Project, 1968. The project came into being during the summer of 1952 and ceased as an active operation in the summer of 1956. This file mainly concerns the technical and administrative matters. Contact Archives II Reference.

Records of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities (Record Group 288)
18 cubic feet
Accession consists of the records of the National Council Meetings. Contact Archives II Reference.

Records of the National Science Foundation (Record Group 307)
8 cubic feet
Accession consists of the unclassified files from 1985–93. Contact Archives II Reference.

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Electronic Records

Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29)
1,697,394 logical data records
Social Dimensions of Adjustment, Madagascar File, 1990 (150,394 logical data records); Decennial Census of Population and Housing, 2000: Citizenship by Race & Hispanic Origin (STP 76, Special Tabulation) (866,390 logical data records); Commodity Flow Survey, 1993: Summary Data Files (452,422 logical data records); Truck Inventory and Use Survey, 1992 and 1997: Public Use Sample Data Files (228,188 logical data records). Materials open. Contact the Reference Staff, Center for Electronic Records, at 301-837-0470, or e-mail cer@nara.gov.

General Records of the Department of State (Record Group 59)
743,280 logical data records
Central Foreign Policy File Telegrams, 1975 (743,280 logical data records). Materials partially restricted. Contact the Reference Staff, Center for Electronic Records, at 301-837-0470, or e-mail cer@nara.gov.

Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Record Group 255)
505,549 logical data records
Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Publications, 2003–2005, and Bibliographic Entries, 2006 (505,549 logical data records). Materials open. Contact the Reference Staff, Center for Electronic Records, at 301-837-0470, or e-mail cer@nara.gov.

Records of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Record Group 311)
57,637 logical data records
Index to and Mission Activities Photographs, 1992–September 30, 2005 (57,637 logical data records). Materials open. Contact the Reference Staff, Center for Electronic Records, at 301-837-0470, or e-mail cer@nara.gov.

Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Record Group 330)
680,202 logical data records
Civilian Personnel Master File, FY 2005 (680,202 logical data records). Materials restricted. Contact the Reference Staff, Center for Electronic Records, at 301-837-0470, or e-mail cer@nara.gov.

Records of the Environmental Protection Agency (Record Group 412)
863,195 logical data records
Pesticide Compliance Activity Tracking System, 1995–2000 (863,195 logical data records). Materials restricted. Contact the Reference Staff, Center for Electronic Records, at 301-837-0470, or e-mail cer@nara.gov.

Records of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (Record Group 568)
31,001 logical data records
Harmonized Tariff System Files, 2006 (31,001 logical data records). Materials open. Contact the Reference Staff, Center for Electronic Records, at 301-837-0470, or e-mail cer@nara.gov.

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Special Media

Records of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Record Group 22)
8 cubic feet
The series "Maps of EcoRegions, 1971–76," consists of topographic base maps overprinted to show ecoregions (geographic areas in which similar ecosystems can be found) throughout the United States and southern portions of Canada. No coverage exists for Vermont, New Hampshire, or Hawaii. The ecoregions are subdivided by climate, terrain, and geographic features. Individual maps include ecoregion boundaries and information relating to specific ecoregions and ecosystems as well as the location of roads, cities, and waterways. Also included is a national map showing the location of ecoregions. Materials opened and processed. Accession NN3-022-06-003.

Records of the U.S. Customs Service (Record Group 36)
33 cubic feet
This series consists of video recordings relating to U.S. Customs Service planned operations; airport screening; searches and inspections of planes, trains, sea vessels; narcotics interdiction; border/customs stations; and other enforcement procedures. Commissioners Carol Hallett and William von Raab and Acting Commissioner Sam Banks appear in many of the recordings. Materials opened and processed. Accession NN3-36-98-003.

Records of the National Park Service (Record Group 79)
72 cubic feet
The series "Accretion to the Numbered Drawing Series, 1940–92," consists of manuscript, annotated, published, and photoprocessed maps, plans, and drawings relating to the properties under the jurisdiction of the NPS National Capital Region and its predecessors. The records include early maps of the city of Washington as well as maps and plans of specific parks, parkways, city squares, triangles, circles, recreational centers, playgrounds, and grounds around public buildings, including general area plans, topographic surveys, landscape development and planting diagrams, property maps, lighting plans, street and trail plans, water and sewer plans, and plans for a wide variety of structures.

Documented structures and grounds include the Washington Monument, the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the White House, and Arlington National Cemetery. These plans were prepared by several NPS offices, other Federal agencies, and architectural and engineering or construction contractors. Materials opened and processed. Accession NN3-079-07-001.

Records of the Office of Inter-American Affairs (Record Group 229)
7.76 cubic feet; 7,370 items
This accession consists of one series of black-and-white and color photographs that pictorially document the implementation of the Good Neighbor Policy of the United States during World War II. The photographs cover a wide variety of subjects taken in Latin American countries including 1) basic economy including health, sanitation and the development of natural resources; 2) transportation and communication; 3) industrial, commercial, and financial development; 4) rationing; 5) tourism; 6) educational and cultural affairs; 7) and national defense. Photographs were made in both rural and urban settings. Photographs exist for most of the nations in Latin America, including Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Materials open and processed. Accession NN3-229-078-002.

Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Record Group 255)
1,700 cubic feet
This series consists of video recordings relating to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Space Transportation System. The footage documents the missions that brought a complement of experiments and hardware into earth's orbit for 5 to 16 days. The primary activities in outer space shown include deployment, retrieval and/or repair of satellites; medical, microgravity, astronomy and earth science experiments. Many of the activities and experiments relied heavily on video, either as a real-time visual aid for performing a task, as part of the scientific data from an experiment, or for post-spaceflight analysis. Materials opened and processed. Accession NN3-255-98-017.

Records of the Department of Defense (Record Group 330)
25 cubic feet
This series consists of sound recordings of speeches, statements, interviews, press briefings, news conferences, and congressional testimony of top civilian and military defense officials. A large portion of the recordings feature Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger as a guest speaker or testifying before Congress on topics such as the defense budget, the War on Drugs, Libya, Grenada, Soviet military power, or the use of the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS). The series also includes Deputy Secretary of Defense William H. Taft and Assistant Secretaries of Defense Henry Catto, Ben Wells, Michael Burch, Robert Sims, and Lawrence Korb. Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman, Jr., Secretary of the Air Force Vern Orr, and Secretary of the Army John O. Marsh, Jr., are also heard on the recordings. Most of the recordings contain numerous speaking engagements strung together, and the textual records of the series offer a breakdown on the content of some of these individual recordings. Recordings of previous Secretaries of Defense and defense officials can be found in "Sound Recordings of Secretaries of Defense, 1968–77" (National Archives Identifier 1133799). Materials opened and processed. Accession NN3-330-91-003.

Records of the Environmental Protection Agency (Record Group 412)
0.749 cubic feet; 126 items
This series consists of posters created between 1996 and 2000 relating to a variety of environmental subjects, including Earth Day commemorations; the prevention of air and water pollution; the protection of the nation's ecosystems, including wetlands, estuarine areas, watersheds, and endangered species; the protection of the nation's water quality; the disposal of hazardous waste, underground storage tanks, and solid waste; the control and proper use of pesticides and toxic substances; and worker protection. Some of the posters provide information in Spanish. Materials open and processed. Accession NN3-412-007-003.

Records of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Record Group 416)
13 cubic feet
The series "Records Relating to Crash Test Dummies, 1971–96," consists of engineering drawings and corresponding manuals for crash test dummies and equipment for vehicle crash tests. Drawings of crash test dummies include plans for newborn and infant dummies, nine-month-old dummies, three-year-old dummies, six-year-old dummies, and side-impact dummies. Additional drawings include plans for vehicle identification, head-impact protection, electronic and automatic vehicle controllers, child seating, child restraints, occupant crash protection, and test dummy specifications. Some of the plans are accompanied by textual manuals. Materials opened and processed. Accessions NN3-416-06-002 and NN3-416-06-003.

Records of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (Record Group 553)
3.77 cubic feet; 8,872 items
This accession consists of three series of photographs documenting the activities and programs of the United States Army School of the Americas. Included are photographs dating from 1965 to 2000 relating to professional military education and training courses for Latin American military personnel at the School of the Americas (series S); ceremonial occasions and special events (series P); and guest speakers, buildings, recreation, sporting events, and military training and instruction (series N). Materials open and processed. Accession NN3-553-003-001.

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Regional Archives

Anchorage   |   Atlanta   |   Boston   |   Chicago   |   Denver   |   Fort Worth   |   Kansas City   |   Laguna Niguel   |   New York City   |   Philadelphia   |   San Francisco   |   Seattle

All records are open for research unless noted otherwise.

National Archives at Anchorage
Contact archival operations, 907-261-7820.
No new accessions this quarter.

National Archives at Atlanta
Contact archival operations, 770-968-2100.

Records of District Courts of the United States (Record Group 21)
61 cubic feet
Federal Courts in Georgia:
Middle District, Americus Division. Naturalization declarations, petitions, orders, 1930–83.
Middle District, Albany Division. Equity orders, 1913–45.
Middle District, Albany Division. General minutes, 1926–48.
Middle District, Athens Division. Naturalization certificate stubs, declarations, petitions, and orders, 1907–91.
Middle District, Columbus Division. Civil dockets, 1955–91.
Middle District, Columbus Division. Miscellaneous dockets, 1953–90.
Middle District, Columbus Division. Naturalization certificate stubs, declarations, petitions, orders, and reports, 1907–92.
Middle District, Columbus Division. Civil minutes, 1938–45.
Middle District, Columbus Division. Criminal minutes, 1926–52.
Middle District, Columbus Division. Equity minutes and orders, 1926–38.
Middle District, Columbus Division. Magistrate dockets, 1977–80.
Middle District, Columbus Division. Criminal dockets, 1929–92.
Middle District, Macon Division. Declarations, petitions, and orders, 1928–95.
Middle District, Thomasville Division. Criminal dockets, 1936–76.
Southern District, Savannah Division. Naturalization certificate stubs, 1907–91.

Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Record Group 255)
8 cubic feet
Kennedy Space Flight Center, Kennedy Space Center, FL. Advance Life Support Automated Remote Manipulator, 1996–98, from the Electrostatics & Surface Physics Laboratory. Minutes, 1971–75, from the Deputy Director's Office. Investigation Files, 1967–68 from the Chairman of Board's Office, Dr. Kurt Debus. Mission briefings Apollo 5–17, 1967–74, from the Deputy Director's Files. Marshall Space Flight Center, Marshall Space Center, AL. Newspaper, Marshall Star, 2005–2006, from the Public and Employee Communications Office.

Records of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Record Group 442)
3 cubic feet
Final published reports of public health consultations and assessments, 2006, from the Agency for Disease Registry and Toxic Substances, Atlanta, GA.

National Archives at Boston
Contact archival operations, 781-663-0121 or 866-406-2379.

Records of the Food and Consumer Services (Record Group 462)
1 cubic foot
Special Supplemental WIC Market Coupon Demonstration Project Files, 1989.

National Archives at Chicago
Contact archival operations, 773-948-9001.
No new accessions this quarter.

National Archives at Denver
Contact archival operations, 303-407-5740.

Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Record Group 85)
4 cubic feet
Denver, CO. Index cards to naturalizations, 1880–1906.

Records of the Forest Service (Record Group 95)
4 cubic feet
Pike-San Isabel National Forest, Pueblo, CO. Resource management planning maps, 1981–95.

Records of the Bureau of Reclamation (Record Group 115)
1 cubic foot
Phoenix Area Office, Phoenix, AZ. Land classification field notes, 1943–70.

Records of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Record Group 370)
4 cubic feet
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO. General subject files, 1941–45.

National Archives at Fort Worth
Contact archival operations, 817-831-5620.

Records of District Courts of the United States (Record Group 21)
864 cubic feet
Western District, Shreveport Division. Civil, criminal, and bankruptcy adversary cases, 1975–82.
Eastern District, New Orleans Division. Civil and criminal cases, 1970–83.
Middle District, Baton Rouge Division. Civil and criminal cases, 1970–82.

National Archives at Kansas City
Contact archival operations, 816-268-8013.
No accessions this quarter.

Laguna Niguel— NARA's Pacific Region
Contact archival operations, 949-360-2641
No accessions this quarter.

National Archives at New York City
Contact archival operations, 212-401-1620 or 866-840-1752

Records of District Courts of the United States (Record Group 21)
11 cubic feet
District of New Jersey, Camden Division. Naturalization Index, 1932–81.
District of New Jersey, Trenton Division. Naturalization Index, 1931–88.

Records of the U.S. Coast Guard (Record Group 26)
6.25 cubic feet
Station Eatons Neck. Small Shore Unit Logs (Radio Logs or Daily Routine Log), 1993–94, 1999.
New York Sector. Incident Command Planning Documents Related to September 11, 2001, Response, 9/11/2001.

National Archives at Philadelphia
Contact archival operations, 215-606-0112.

Records of the U.S. Coast Guard (Record Group 26)
5 cubic feet
U.S. Coast Guard Station, Cape Charles, Virginia, Radio Logs and Case Folders, 1997–2003.
U.S. Coast Guard, Norfolk. Merchant Vessel Log Books, October–December 1976.

Records of the Selective Service System, World War I (Record Group 163)
1 cubic foot
War Department. Office of the Provost Marshal General. Selective Service System. Pennsylvania State Headquarters. Docket Form 185 for Allegheny County, PA, 1917–18.

National Archives at San Francisco
Contact archival operations, 650-238-3501

Records of District Courts of the United States (Record Group 21)
959 cubic feet
Federal courts in California:
Eastern District, Fresno. Civil Case Files, Closed, 1980.
Eastern District, Fresno. Criminal Case Files, Closed, 1980.
Eastern District, Sacramento. Civil Case Files, Closed, 1980.
Northern District, San Francisco. Civil Case Files, Closed, 1980.
Northern District, San Francisco. Criminal Case Files, Closed, 1980.
Northern District, San Francisco. Civil Files on SARD List, Closed, 1980.
Northern Bankruptcy Court, San Francisco. Bankruptcy Dockets, 1975–80.
Northern Bankruptcy Court, San Jose. Minute Sheets, 1969–80.

Federal courts in Hawaii:
District of Hawaii. Criminal Cases, 1975–82.
District of Hawaii. Civil Cases, 1974–79.

Federal courts in Nevada:
Bankruptcy Court, Reno. Adversary Proceedings, Real Property, 1976–79.

Records of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Record Group 22)
190 cubic feet
Sacramento Field Office, Project files, 1944–95.

Records of the U.S. Coast Guard (Record Group 26)
50 cubic feet
12th District, California. Official logbooks (Merchant Marine, 1975), vessel documentation files (1977–85), and vessel inspection files, 1970–74, 1984–87.
14th District, Hawaii. Captain of the Port files, 1937–42.

Records of the National Archives and Records Administration (Record Group 64)
1 cubic foot
Assistant Regional Administrator Files, Center Photos, 1950–95.

Records of the Forest Service (Record Group 95)
96 cubic feet
Pacific Southwest Forest Experimental Station, Berkeley. Experimental Forests and Ranges Reports and Photographs, 1896–1959.
Pacific Southwest Regional Office, San Francisco. Selected Alpha and Numeric Series, 1958–95.
Klamath National Forest. General, 1979, and mining claims, 1982–84.
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Legislative Affairs, 1986–2001.
Mendocino National Forest. Forest management, 1994 and timber sales, 1951–91.
Modoc National Forest. Fire reports, 1977–84.
Plumas National Forest. Timber sales, 1974–99, and mining claims, 1956–80.
Sequoia National Forest. Fire reports, 1909–86, and sale contracts and permits, 1987–98.
Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Contracts, 1996, and special use permits, 1950–77.
Sierra National Forest. Fire records, 1947–94, and account ledgers, 1933–44.
Six Rivers National Forest. Contracts, 1997, mining claims and special uses, 1961–79.

Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments (Record Group 181)
20 cubic feet
Mare Island Naval Shipyard, CA. General Correspondence (1975).
Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Major Acquisitions/Easements with Appraisal Reports, 1981–85.

Records of the United States Courts of Appeals (Record Group 276)
230 cubic feet
Ninth Circuit, San Francisco. Appeal Case files and briefs, 1980.

Records of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (Record Group 280)
22 cubic feet
Oakland Field Office. Labor-Management Relations Dispute Control Case files, 1976.

Records of the Atomic Energy Commission (Record Group 326)
1 cubic foot
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Accelerator and Fusion, Research and Development Administrative Files, Bevatron, 1966–75.

General Records of the Department of Energy (Record Group 434)
89 cubic feet
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Budget Office—Estimates and Justification (1962–80), LBL Planning and Development Office, Program Development Fund (1983–84), LBL Planning and Development Office, R&D Administrative Files (1985), Nuclear Science Division—Glenn Seaborg (1946–75), Nuclear Science Division—Glenn Seaborg Journals (1971–75), Nuclear Science Division—Research/Reference Papers of Glenn Seaborg (1961–75), Physics Division, Scientific Papers of J. D. Jackson (1966–75), Plant Engineering Division—Project Planning and Design Files (1960–80), Project Construction As Built Drawing (1944–80), Project Construction Files (1965–80), Project Construction Files (1952–80), Project Planning and Design Files (1942–80), Project Planning and Design Files, Bevatron (1962–80), Project Planning and Design Files, Mechanical Engineering (1965–80), Project Planning and Design Files (1960–80), Project Planning and Design Files (1960–80), Project Planning and Design Files (Seismic Refitting Exhibit) (1956–80), R&D Notebooks & Logs (ISEE Experiment Data Files) (1972–80), R&D Technical Documents, Chamberlain Group Bevatron Experiments (1963–75).

Laboratory for Energy Related Health Research, Davis. Researcher Lab Notebook—Iodine 131 Study (1975–80) and Whole Body Count Records and Data (1966–78).

Oakland Office. Research and Development Project Records: Sodium Pump Test Facility (SPTF) (1975–83) and Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Project (1985).

Records of the Food and Consumer Services (Record Group 462)
1 cubic foot
Western Region, San Francisco. Regional Administrator's Records: LA Civil Disturbances, Northridge, Floods (1994–95).

National Archives at Seattle
Contact archival operations, 206-336-5115.

Records of District Courts of the United States (Record Group 21)
148 cubic feet
Federal Courts in Washington:
Western District of Washington-Seattle: Civil Case Files, Criminal Case Files, and Transcripts, 1969 and prior and selected.
Western District of Washington-Tacoma: Civil Case Files; Criminal Cases, 1969 or prior; Court Minute Books. Bankruptcy Court, Bankruptcy Docket Books.

Federal Courts in Idaho:
District of Idaho. Civil Cases, 1968 (contains exhibit material that dates to 1889), 1973–85.

Records of the Bureau of Land Management (Record Group 49)
95 cubic feet
Oregon State Office (OSO). OSO Instruction and Information Memoranda, 1976–77; Committee Activity files, 1967–79; Directives, Recreation Site Construction, 1960–73; Right of Way files, 1970–73, 1974.
Baker District Office. Grazing Permits, 1957–70; Mixed series—Committee/Conference Files, Grazing, Trespass, Abandoned Projects, 1936–73.
Burns District Office. Grazing Permit case files, 1960–79.
Coos Bay District Office. Terminated Right of Way Files, 1962–64.
Eugene District Office. Press Releases, 1974, 1977–79; Road Construction Files, 1942–70, 1972, 1974; Miscellaneous Aerial Photos, 1979.
Lakeview District Office. Grazing Permit Files, ca. 1950–72.
Medford District Office. Medford District Advisory Council Files, FY 1980–85.
Prineville District Office. Grazing Permit Files, 1969, 1972 1973, 1978; Right of Way Files, terminated prior to 1963.
Roseburg District Office. Right of Way Files, 1973; Mixed Series—Committee/Conference Files, 1963–69, Tort Claims, and Closed Trespass, 1942–48; Road and Bridge Construction Files, 1972.
Salem District Office. Right of Way Files, 1974.
Vale District Office. Aerial Photos, 1954–77; Grazing Permit Files, ca.1975–78.

Records of the Forest Service (Record Group 95)
6.704 cubic feet
Flathead National Forest. Special Use Permits, 1979–96. Records are subject to the Freedom of Information Act under Federal statute (b)(3) (2)(b). Taxpayer information.
Gallatin National Forest. Mining Claims, 1905–51; Special Use Permits, Mixed Series, 1972–75.
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Special Use Permits, 1974 (Darrington Ranger District), 1992–2000.
Ochoco National Forest. Directives, Mixed Series, 1977; Range Allotment Management Plans, Mixed Series, 1963–75.
Pacific Northwest Research Station. Directives, Mixed Series, 1967–74; Publications, 1998–2000.

Records of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (Record Group 100)
1 cubic foot
Boise Area Office. Safety Fatality/Catastrophes Inspections, FY 1986. Records are subject to the Freedom of Information Act under exemptions 5, 7c, and 7d.

Records of the Bonneville Power Administration (Record Group 305)
7 cubic feet
Portland Headquarter Office. Assured Operating Plan Hydroelectric Studies, 1986; Public Involvement Files, 1986; Administrator's Chronological File, 1980–86.

Records of the Federal Highway Administration (Record Group 406)
2 cubic feet
Vancouver Office. Primary Project Documentation, 1991.

Records of the Department of Energy (Record Group 434)
11 cubic feet
Waste Management, 1971–80.

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Presidential Libraries

Accessions Openings

ACCESSIONS

Herbert Hoover Library

The Hoover Library accessioned a five-foot accretion to the papers of Elliot Rosen, a scholar of the Hoover-Roosevelt transition. The library also accessioned four feet of research files of Mordecai Lee, professor of governmental affairs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, from his recently published book, Institutionalizing Congress and the Presidency: The U.S. Bureau of Efficiency, 1916–33. In addition, the library accessioned 22 periodicals and six books.

The museum received four significant donations. One consisted of black-and-white framed pictures of Hoover's birthplace and the Hoover blacksmith shop. Another was a donation from Lewis H. Strauss of a one-page (handwritten) note from Hoover to the donor's mother, Alice Strauss. Three aprons and a pair of cuffs that servants wore during the Hoover administration, and U.S. Food Administration certificates with Hoover's signature were transferred from the Hoover archival collection to the museum collection.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

The Roosevelt Library accessioned 4,646 pages (2.164 cubic feet) of recent manuscript acquisitions.

Notable archival acquisitions this quarter include scrapbooks, photographs, and other historical materials of Helen Roosevelt Robinson, the daughter of Franklin D. Roosevelt's half brother (donated by her granddaughter Nora Stark); Franklin D. Roosevelt and Al Smith autograph letters, 1924 (donated by the children of Joseph Nicolleti); materials related to the B-17 named My Day after Eleanor Roosevelt's syndicated newspaper column (donated by Charles Bellfy); facsimiles of recently discovered documents related to Otto Frank, the father of Anne Frank (donated by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research); photographs and other archival materials that were part of a personal collection of FDR-related items (donated by Mrs. Helene Harris); and a previously unknown photograph and original negative of Franklin D. Roosevelt as Assistant Secretary of the Navy inspecting the U.S. Navy Base Hospital #5 in Brest, France, August 20, 1918 (taken by Lt. Chester O. Tanner, USN Medical Corps and donated by John D. Tanner).

During the quarter, 430 items were accessioned into the museum collection, including 132 new items and 298 previously unaccessioned items that have been in the collection for many years. New acquisitions include a 1963 bronze bust of Eleanor Roosevelt by Victor Lamkay, a gift from William J. vanden Heuvel, and a metal podium made for and used by President Roosevelt in Kansas City in 1936. The podium was stored at the White House for many years before being transferred first to NARA and then to the library. In January, Helene Harris of Bloomfield, MI, donated a large collection of Roosevelt-era ephemera to the library; her late husband collected the material.

During the quarter, staff added 21 new books, 31 periodicals, and 155 vertical file items to the printed materials collections. In addition, the library accessioned 777 books identified during the FDR Book Collection project into the collection.

Harry S. Truman Library

The library acquired the papers of Philip M. Stern, a Democratic Party official (less than 1 linear foot, ca. 1949–53). The papers include reports, memoranda, correspondence, printed materials, speech drafts, and memorabilia concerning his service as an aide to Congressman Henry "Scoop" Jackson and his work for the Democratic Party during and after the 1952 Presidential campaign. This collection remains closed pending processing.

The library acquired an accretion to the papers of Henry Reiff, a legal specialist in the Department of State (less than 1 linear foot, ca. 1945–2006). The accretion includes letters concerning the 1945 United Nations Conference in San Francisco, photographs, and newspaper articles. This accretion remains closed pending processing.

The library acquired an accretion to the papers of William M. McCauley, Director of the Bureau of Employees' Compensation (less than 1 linear foot, ca. 1946–64). The accretion includes correspondence, memoranda, handwritten notes, an employment application, a salary schedule, and other materials mostly pertaining to McCauley's Government service. This accretion remains closed pending processing.

Audiovisual acquisitions included 3 photographs from Bruce H. Wingerd; 21 photographs transferred from Lisa Sullivan (Institute) relating to Greta Kempton; and 47 photographs transferred from the Truman Papers, Senate and Vice Presidential File, Correspondence File.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library

The library accessioned the John Pendergrass collection of campaign materials, from larger posters, street banners, and broadsides as well as World War II memorabilia, which includes a survival kit, Mother's flag, a Nazi spoon with swatiska, and a collection of German currency. An additional accession includes papers from Robert Cutler and Abbott Washburn.

John F. Kennedy Library

The library accessioned 29 textual accessions totaling 595.75 cubic feet including:

  • Ten accretions to the Personal Papers of Edward M. Kennedy. Staff files, 1973–2000, and personal family files. 158 feet. Closed.
  • A second donation to the Personal Papers of Kay Halle, journalist, author, socialite, and Kennedy family friend. Correspondence, news clippings, photographs, manuscripts, printed materials, and memorabilia relating to her professional and private activities and interests. 300 feet. Closed.
  • An accretion to the Records of the U.S. Presidential Railroad Commission. Published copies of the commission report and public hearings. 25 feet. Closed.
  • An accretion to the Personal Papers of Kermit Gordon, Council of Economic Advisers (1961–62), and Director, Bureau of the Budget (1962–65). Personal letters and memorial tribute booklet. 0.25 foot.
  • The Personal Papers of Warren Cikins. Personal and professional papers and materials relating to his service on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as legislative assistant to Rep. Brooks Hays (AR), Brookings Institution, and other organizations. 111 feet.
  • An accretion to the Personal Papers of Robert Roosa, Under Secretary of the Treasury for Monetary Affairs (1961–64). 6 feet. Closed.
  • One addition to the John F. Kennedy Tributes Collection, eight additions to the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, and one addition to the John F. Kennedy Condolence Mail Collection were accessioned, processed, and opened.
  • Four accretions to the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection, including three accretions of personal papers (0.5 cubic feet) and one accession of three oral history interviews with:
    • James M. Hamill (Peru, 1965–67)
    • Wilson K. Mason (Brazil, 1966–68)
    • Allen Mondell (Sierra Leone, 1963–65)

The library accessioned and described 337 photograph items (including 80 in digital format), 35 hours of audio, and 36 hours of moving images (VHS and DVD).

Deeds of gifts transferred two personal papers collections and five oral histories of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library

The library accessioned the following oral history transcripts:

  • L. Wade Lathram, Foreign Service officer, 37 pages.
  • George Christian, press secretary for President Johnson, and Harry Middleton, LBJ speechwriter and Director of the LBJ Library, 39 pages.
  • Roy H. Millenson, long-time assistant to Jacob Javits and staff director of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, three interviews, 52 pages.
  • William McChesney Martin, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, 17 pages.
  • Harry Nachlin, crew chief of the helicopter used in LBJ's 1948 Senate campaign, 29 pages.

The library also accessioned the Personal Papers of William M. Blackburn, which deal with the Presidential transition from May to November 1968 (1 cubic inch).

Nixon Presidential Materials Staff

The staff accessioned video oral histories, conducted by NARA, with Art Linkletter, Barbara Franklin, Jerry Schilling, Egil Krogh, Edward Nixon, Linwood Holton, Herbert Klein, John Whittaker, Melvin Laird, Alexander M. Haig, Jr., and Jeb Stuart Magruder.

Gerald R. Ford Library

The Ford Library added nine accretions to the collections, including a reading copy of President Ford's address to the 1976 Republican National Convention to the Papers of Stanton D. Anderson. Accretions were also added to the Gerald R. Ford Scrapbooks, Gerald R. Ford Post-Presidential Office Files, Gerald R. Ford Personal Financial Papers, Betty Ford Papers, and Composite General Accessions.

The library received deeds of gift from Sue Terry for letters from would-be assassin Sara Jane Moore, from James Lynn for his papers as HUD secretary and OMB director, and from Judy Plessner for photographs taken of Gerald Ford taken in 1982.

The library received a great deal of material intended for the Ford Family following the death of President Ford. Included were condolence cards, letters, and e-mails; condolence books from funeral homes and other organizations; and government proclamations in honor of President Ford. This material was sent to the museum in Grand Rapids, MI.

The audiovisual department received several offers of audiovisual materials following the death of President Ford. Among them were photographs and other items from the USS Monterey from the daughter of a Ford shipmate.

The library received 10,000 digital photo images of the Ford funeral events: 2,200 from David Hume Kennerly and 8,000 from the Military District of Washington. Plans are under way to produce contact sheets in order to view and organize the numerous images.

The museum received three feet of photographs from the Ford Office. Included were duplicate White House photographs that the office sent out on request and several dozen images that are new to the audiovisual collection.

Jimmy Carter Library

Ambassador John Gunther Dean added a further accession to the collection of his personal papers. Sixteen CD transcripts from the January 2007 Carter Conference held at the University of Georgia were added to the collections.

Ronald Reagan Library

The Reagan Library acquired 13 books and 83 serials this past quarter and continues to transfer and catalog books from the remaining gift collections, textual collections and from the post-Presidential donations.

George Bush Library

The Bush Library received approximately 2.1 linear feet of textual material for accessioning. These materials consisted of accretions to the George Bush Post-Presidential Collection and Brent Scowcroft Collection.

The audiovisual department accessioned 30 video, 140 photographic, and 31 audio accretions to the George Bush Post-Presidential Collection.

The library inventoried and prepared deeds of gift for the following 14 donors: James Cicconi, Dr. Ester Lee Bearden, Jean Becker, FitzGerald Bemiss, Eric Bing, Mark Fite, Preston Geren, Shirley Green, Henry Hoagland, Robert "Bobby" Holt, Dorothy Bush Koch, Timothy McBride, Patricia Presock, and Robert Strange.

The museum accession, catalogued, and stored 667 post-Presidential artifacts this quarter with 33,787 post-Presidential artifacts processed to date. To date there have been 51,044 artifacts processed.

William J. Clinton Library

One accession consisted of four donated pieces (two campaign posters and two campaign pins).

OPENINGS

Harry S. Truman Library

The library opened for research the papers of Eric Fowler, a document collector and local historian in Independence, MO (less than 1 linear foot, 1852–97). The papers consist of a letter from the grandfather of Bess Truman and two grade school registers recording the attendance of Harry S. Truman, his future wife Bess, and other pupils.

The library opened for research the papers of Martha Ann Swoyer, niece of Harry S. Truman (less than 1 linear foot, 1940–91). The papers consist of letters to Swoyer from her Uncle Harry and Aunt Bess, memorabilia related to Mr. Truman, and other items.

The library opened for research an accretion to the papers of the Colgan and Bruner Families, mostly consisting of Harry S. Truman's correspondence with Mr. and Mrs. Rochester C. Colgan II, Mrs. Roy D. (Myra Colgan) Hornbuckle, Benjamin F. Cook, and Murray Colgan.

The library opened for research approximately 55 previously donor-restricted pages from the Stephen Spingarn oral history interview.

John F. Kennedy Library

The library opened 30 previously closed letters and five manuscripts written by Ernest Hemingway to Marlene Dietrich.

The Archives Division completed processing and opened the papers of Kenneth O'Donnell, President Kennedy's appointments scheduler and trusted adviser.

Jimmy Carter Library

Marie Hartnett's Administrative Files Series from the 1976 Campaign Collection and Tim Kraft's donated personal papers were opened for research.

Ronald Reagan Library

The library received approval to open 319,570 pages this quarter in response to FOIA and systematic processing notifications. This is approximately 10 times the amount opened last quarter. The opened material includes select folders from a wide variety of staff and office collections and WHORM Subject File categories. Systematic openings included material from the remaining unopened Speech Draft series and remaining WHORM Subject File SP (Speeches) categories.

The following collections were opened in whole: Francis Hodsoll, Jack Matlock, Kate Moore, James "Bud" Nance, Richard Pipes, and Donald Regan.

Major topics covered in the openings include Abortion, Argentina, Anti-Crime Legislation, Assassination Attempt on Reagan, Biomedical Engineering, British Airways, Economic Recovery Tax Act (ERTA), Drug Trafficking Law Enforcement, El Salvador, Energy Policy, Family Planning, Iceland, Infant Formula, JCS Meetings, John Kerry, Labor, Margaret Thatcher, Martin Luther King Day, Micronesia, Multinational Force in Beirut, Native Hawaiian Study Commission, NATO, Neil Kinnock, New Zealand, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Poland, School Prayer, Security of National Security Classified Information, Soviet-US Summit NSDDs, United Kingdom, Vetoes, and Whaling.

George Bush Library

Staff refiled more than 1,000 pages of formerly restricted P2/P5 materials into the Counsels Office open file.

The library received permission to release the following FOIA requests for research:

  • 2000-0233-F (NATO Strategy, 8 pp.)
  • 2006-0361-F (VP Quayle 1990 Naval Academy Speech, 22 pp.)
  • 2007-0142-F (Khosrow Moghadam, 13 pp.)

William J. Clinton Library

Several new Domestic Policy Council collections were opened under systematic processing during this quarter: Kendra Brooks (Subject File, Correspondence, and Printed Material), Chris Jennings (Subject File, Health Security Act), Ira Magaziner (Electronic Commerce), Cynthia Rice (Subject File), and Stephen Warnath (Civil Rights) for approximately 128,800 pages. In addition, over 47,000 new pages were opened in the Holocaust Reparations file.

The following FOIA requests were opened for research during this quarter:

  • 2006-0166-F (photographs of meeting between Grand Rabbi of the New Square & President Clinton)
  • 2006-0190-F (photographs of President Clinton's trip to Chautauqua, NY, 10/3/96–10/5/96 & the Presidential Debate in Hartford, CT, 10/6/96)
  • 2006-0201-F (White House Conference on Culture and Diplomacy)
  • 2006-0219-F (photographs of speech prep with President Clinton)

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