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Accessions and Openings for the 2nd quarter
FY 2008


View Accessions and Openings for all quarters since July 2001.

Washington, DC, Area

Declassifications

Records of the Central Intelligence Agency (Record Group 263)
225.336 cubic feet
Washington Document Center Translations, 1946–66 (22.68 cubic feet); Information Reports Filed Under File Code U, ca. 1947–56 (94.752 cubic feet); Information Reports Filed Under File Code OO-UC, 1947–54 (4.536 cubic feet); Information Reports Filed Under File Code OO-UT, 1949–57 (10.08 cubic feet); Information Reports Filed Under File Code OO-X, 1949–77 (70.056 cubic feet); Information Reports Filed Under File Code OO-XX, ca.1949–69 (14.616 cubic feet); Weekly Information Reports on Communist China, 1954–59 (8.616 cubic feet).

Records of Naval Operating Forces (Record Group 313)
39.591 cubic feet
Flag Files, 1960 (15.12 cubic feet); Confidential Correspondence, 1961 (11.088 cubic feet); Restricted General Inspection Files, 1943–49 (3.26 cubic feet); General Administrative Files, 1943–46 (9.046 cubic feet); Chronological Serial Files, 1959–61 (1.077 cubic feet).

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Electronic Records

Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29)
480,474,080 logical data records
HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base, as of December 2006: Main Data File and Bibliographic Reference File (72,448 logical data records); Records about Grants, Insurance, Loans, Subsidies and Other Economic Assistance Awarded by Federal Agencies, FY1982–FY2005 (27,433,819 logical data records); and Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) / Line, 2006 Second Edition (452,967,813 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 Bureau of Land Management (Record Group 49)
258,388 logical data records
Oregon Heritage Information Management System (OHIMS), as of March 2006. Materials partially restricted. Contact the Reference Staff, Center for Electronic Records, at 301-837-0470, or e-mail cer@nara.gov.

Records of the Office of Management and Budget (Record Group 51)
3,527,946 logical data records
Monthly Electronic Mail Files, January–December 1998 and January 2000–January 2001. Materials restricted. Contact the Reference Staff, Center for Electronic Records, at 301-837-0470, or e-mail cer@nara.gov.

Records of the Federal Aviation Administration (Record Group 237)
4,140,895 logical data records
Enforcement Information System: Federal Aviation Regulations and Master Files, 2005 and 2006. Materials open. Contact the Reference Staff, Center for Electronic Records, at 301-837-0470, or e-mail cer@nara.gov.

Records of the U.S. Information Agency (Record Group 306)
5,475 logical data records
Worldwide Public Opinion Surveys: 1994 Surveys and South Korean Surveys, 1990 and 1991. Materials open. Contact the Reference Staff, Center for Electronic Records, at 301-837-0470, or e-mail cer@nara.gov.

Records of the National Science Foundation (Record Group 307)
234,047 logical data records
Proposal and Award System Files, FY2006 and FY2007. 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 Science and Technology Policy (Record Group 359)
46,275 logical data records
Monthly Electronic Mail Files, March 1994 and July 1994–January. Materials restricted. Contact the Reference Staff, Center for Electronic Records, at 301-837-0470, or e-mail cer@nara.gov.

Records of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Record Group 370)
9,278,137 logical data records
National Geodetic Survey Integrated Database Files, as of September 2005. Materials open. Contact the Reference Staff, Center for Electronic Records, at 301-837-0470, or e-mail cer@nara.gov.

Records of Organizations in the Executive Office of the President (Record Group 429)
1,992,743 logical data records
Monthly Electronic Mail Files, January 1992–January 2000. Materials restricted. Contact the Reference Staff, Center for Electronic Records, at 301-837-0470, or e-mail cer@nara.gov.

General Records of the Department of Energy (Record Group 434)
94,031 logical data records
Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey, 2003 (83,441 logical data records), and Official Copy of Energy Information Administration Publications Cleared and Released in Electronic Form, 2004, 2005, and 2006 (10,590 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 Education (Record Group 441)
53,967,200 logical data records
Elementary and Secondary Schools Civil Rights Survey (Civil Rights Data Collection), 2004 and 2006 (585,380 logical data records); Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Files, 1997, 1998, and 2000–2005 (10,363,282 logical data records); and School District Demographics System, 2000: School District Tabulation Data (STP 2 and STP2 Supplement) (43,018,538 logical data records). Contact the Reference Staff, Center for Electronic Records, at 301-837-0470, or e-mail cer@nara.gov.

Records of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Record Group 442)
1,516,087 logical data records
Fetal Death Data Files, 1984–95 (759,942 logical data records); Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HHANES), 1982–84 (688,025 logical data records); and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Survey (NHAMCS), 2001 (68,120 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 Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (Record Group 540)
17,624 logical data records
Current Research Information System (CRIS) File, FY2000. 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 Bureau of Ships (Record Group 19)
1 cubic foot
Preliminary Ship Design Drawings (Spring Styles). This series consists of manuscript engineering concept ship design drawings. The ships include cruisers, aircraft carriers, destroyers, battleships, mine sweepers, and transports. The date range is 1939–44. Records are open and processed. NN3-019-08-001.

Records of the United States Coast Guard (Record Group 26)
9 cubic feet
This series consists of motion picture film and video recordings of Coast Guard activities, history, search and rescue missions, law enforcement, drug busts, oil spills and cleanup, cutters, light stations, and icebreakers. Also included is information on the Coast Guard Auxiliary, boating safety, navigation, lighthouses, the Coast Guard Academy, training, equipment, radar, the sailing ship Eagle, the Coast Guard Band, aircraft, drug and alcohol abuse, and women in the Coast Guard. The series also contains public service announcements by television and sports celebrities. Dates range from 1967 to 1992. Records are open and processed. Accession NN3-026-07-005.

General Records of the Department of Justice (Record Group 60)
26 cubic feet
Maps Related to Class 169 (Desegregation of Public Education) Litigation Case Files. This series consists of maps that accompanied civil suits instituted by the attorney general for the desegregation of schools, private suits concerning school desegregation in which the department intervened, and cases in which it provided technical or financial assistance to school boards preparing for desegregation plans. Records are open and processed. NN3-060-05-055.

Records of the Public Buildings Service (Record Group 121)
385 cubic feet
Architectural and Engineering Drawings of Public Buildings in the National Capital Region (CEDIS). This series consists of architectural drawings pertaining to the design, construction, repair, and alteration of Federal buildings in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Buildings for which drawings exist include Federal agency headquarters and other public buildings in metropolitan Washington, DC. Drawing types include presentation drawings, site plans, elevations, floor plans, sections, structural plans, and architectural detail drawings. The date range is 1930–89. Records are open and processed. NN3-121-00-001 (partial).

General Records of the Department of Energy (Record Group 434)
106 cubic feet
This series consists of motion picture films and video recordings relating to the nuclear facility at Fernald, OH, which was closed because of hazardous waste contamination of air and water nearby. The surrounding community of Cincinnati and its suburbs claimed nuclear waste had affected the health of plant workers and local residents. The resulting controversies lead to heavy news media coverage, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) investigations, and clean-up of the facilities. The records date from 1957 to 2007. Records are open and processed. Accessions NN3-434-07-005, 006, 007, 008, 009.

Records of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (Record Group 463)
1.5 cubic feet
This series consists of moving images relating to the animal and plant health inspection industry. It includes scientific investigations into plant infestations by grasshoppers, crickets, and barberry as well as animal infestations by screw worms. The dates range from 1939 to 1979. Records are open and processed. Accession NN3-463-07-001.

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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.

Records of the United States Coast Guard (Record Group 26)
56 linear feet, 5 linear inches
17th Coast Guard District, Juneau: Vessel Documentation Files, 1927–87. (55 linear feet, 7 linear inches); Press Releases, 1981–85 (10 linear inches).

Records of District Courts of the United States (Record Group 21)
14 linear feet, 5 linear inches
District of Alaska, Anchorage: Civil Case Files, 1974–87 (10 linear feet, 11 linear inches); Criminal Case Files, 1947–87 (3 linear feet, 6 linear inches).

Records of the Federal Aviation Administration (Record Group 237)
1 linear foot, 4 linear inches
Alaska District, Anchorage: Orders and Supplements, 1981–87.

National Archives at Atlanta
Contact archival operations, 770-968-2100.
No report this quarter.

National Archives at Boston
Contact archival operations, 781-663-0121 or 866-406-2379.
No report this quarter.

National Archives at Chicago
Contact archival operations, 773-948-9001.

Records of District Courts of the United States (Record Group 21)
38 cubic feet

Federal courts in Illinois: Central District of Illinois, Danville Division. Bankruptcy docket sheets, 1982. Central District of Illinois, Peoria Division. Civil judgments, 1963–82; Closed 1982 criminal case files, 1979–82.

Federal courts in Indiana: Northern District of Indiana, South Bend Division. Criminal docket sheets, 1925–84; general index of criminal defendants, 1949–no date; civil docket sheets, 1938–82; judgment docket and index, 1943–67; general index of plaintiffs and defendants, 1947–no date; commissioner's transcript docket, 1928–51; admiralty docket sheets, 1938–66.

Federal courts in Michigan: Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit Division. Criminal case files, 1980. Western District of Michigan, Marquette Division. Criminal case files, 1975–80.

Federal courts in Minnesota: Fifth Division of Minnesota, Duluth. Criminal docket sheets, 1976–82.

Records of the National Archives and Records Administration (Record Group 64)
1 cubic foot
Great Lakes Region, Chicago, IL. Records relating to the establishment of the Dayton Federal Records Center, 1970–75.

Records of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Record Group 100)
4 cubic feet
Indianapolis, IN. Safety fatalities-catastrophes records, 1988. Cleveland, OH. Safety fatalities-catastrophes records, 1987.

Records of the Railroad Retirement Board (Record Group 184)
14 cubic feet
Correspondence files of the Secretary to the Board, 1974–94.

Records of United States Courts of Appeals (Record Group 276)
847 cubic feet
Sixth Circuit, Cincinnati, OH. Docket sheets, 1982; case files, 1975–79. Seventh Circuit, Chicago, IL. Case files, 1975–81.

Records of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Record Group 403)
13 cubic feet
Minneapolis, MN. Litigation case files, 1998–2002.

Records of the Federal Highway Administration (Record Group 406)
2 cubic feet
St. Paul, MN. Federal aid project files, 1959–70.

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

Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance (Record Group 156)
17 items
Black Hills Ordnance Depot, Igloo, SD. Landscape plans, 1958.

Records of the Bureau of Reclamation (Record Group 115)
70 cubic feet
Denver Office, Denver, CO. Records relating to environmental protection compliance activities, 1998–99.
Great Plains Regional Office, Billings, MT. Records relating to land management programs for the Palmetto Bend Project, 1962–99.
Lower Colorado River Regional Office, Boulder City, NV. Technical reports, 1931–42; design and construction records, 1947–95; reservoir management files, 1930–50; and project specifications, 1988–91.

General Records of the Department of Energy (Record Group 434)
21 cubic feet
Records relating to assessment and remediation of properties in Monticello, UT, 1980–82.

National Archives at Fort Worth
Contact archival operations, 817-831-5620.
No report this quarter.

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.
No report this quarter.

National Archives at Philadelphia
Contact archival operations, 215-606-0112.
No report this quarter.

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

Records of the United States Coast Guard (Record Group 26)
12 cubic feet
12th District. Merchant Marine Log Books, 1976; Cape Mohican Oil Spill, 1996; USCGC Midgett vessel logs, 1984–86; USCGC Moirgenthau vessel logs, 1981–86; USCGC Point Brower vessel logs, 1983–86.

Records of United States Attorneys (Record Group 118)
3 cubic feet
Northern District of California, Significant Criminal Cases, 1976.

General Records of the Department of Labor (Record Group 174)
1 cubic foot
Office of Public Affairs, San Francisco Area Office: News Releases, 1994–2002.

Records of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (Record Group 280)
23 cubic feet
Oakland Field Office: Labor-Management Relations Dispute Control Case files, 1977.

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

Records of District Courts of the United States, (Record Group 21)
79 cubic feet

Federal Courts in Idaho:
District of Idaho. Bankruptcy Docket Books, 1979–82.

Federal Courts in Oregon:
District of Oregon—Portland: Criminal case files—selected, 1985–87.
District of Oregon—Eugene: Criminal case files—selected, 1984–87.

Federal Courts in Washington:
Western District of Washington—Seattle: Criminal case files and transcripts—selected, 1976–87; Court Minute Books, 1980–82.

Records of the United States Coast Guard (Record Group 26)
156.43 cubic feet
13th Coast Guard District: Vessel Folders, 1978–87; Initial Inspection Folders, 1937–76; Merchant Marine Logbooks (terminating in Portland, OR, and Seattle, WA) 1970–76; Oil and Hazardous Substance Discharge, 1985–91; Recorded Instruments (Bellingham), 1930–65.

Records of the Forest Service (Record Group 95)
20 cubic foot
Fremont-Winema National Forest: Range Allotment Management Plans, Mixed Series, 1976–77.
Gifford Pinchot National Forest: Directives, 1981–82.
Northern Region (Region 1)—Regional Office: Wilderness Designation—Mixed Series, 1963–87.
Pacific Northwest Region (Region 6)—Regional Office: Directives, 1962–82.
Payette National Forest: Special Use Permits—Mixed Series, 1938–67.

Records of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (Record Group 100)
4 cubic foot
Boise Area Office: Safety Fatality/Catastrophes Inspections, FY1987.
Bellevue Area Office: Safety Fatality/Catastrophes Inspections, 1986–89.

Records of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (Record Group 207)
3 cubic feet
Speeches, Robert Santos, Secretary's Representative, 1998–2001; Special Initiatives, FY 1999.

Records of the Federal Aviation Administration (Record Group 237)
17 cubic feet
Directive Case Files, 1978–87; Labor Relations Arbitrations, 1988; Airport Airspace Analysis, 1984–93. Records may be restricted.

Records of the Bonneville Power Administration (Record Group 305)
4 cubic feet
Program Subject Files, 1982; Management Analysis and Policy Committee Meetings, 1978–82; Administrator's Chronological File, 1987.

Records of the Federal Highway Administration (Record Group 406)
2 cubic feet
Primary Project Documentation, 1992.

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Presidential Libraries

Accessions Openings

ACCESSIONS

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

During the quarter, the library accessioned 11,059 pages (5.585 cu. ft.) of recent manuscript acquisitions.

Notable archival acquisitions this quarter include an accretion to the Barbara Gellman Collection, containing notes and other research materials related to Professor Irwin Gellman's book, Secret Affairs: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Cordell Hull and Sumner Welles, donated by Professor Gellman; an additional donation of materials related to Frederick C. Schneider, Jr. and his service in the 240th Military Police Battalion stationed at Hyde Park during World War II to guard the President, donated by Helen M. Schneider; an audio CD and transcription of Eleanor Roosevelt's speech at the dedication of the new library at Georgia State Women's College in Valdosta, GA, March 27, 1941, donated by Michael M. Black; three original government documents related to the National Resources Planning Board in the 1940s discovered in the files of the State University of New York at Albany's Department of Economics, donated by SUNY-Albany; photocopies of correspondence from FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt to their son Elliott Roosevelt and Ruth Googins Roosevelt Eidson, 1928–52, donated by Chandler Roosevelt Lindsley; an accretion to the papers of Whitney Hart Shepardson, diplomat and member of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, donated by John W. Shepardson; and an original commemorative certificate signed by FDR and given to all sailors aboard the USS Quincy during the voyage to and from the Yalta Conference, donated by Mark and Laurie Howard.

During the quarter, 165 items were accessioned into the museum collection: 144 new acquisitions and 21 previously unaccessioned items in the museum collection. On January 1, Curtis Roosevelt officially deeded 110 objects related to his grandparents to the library. Nineteen are housed at the library, and the remaining 91 are on loan to the donor with the understanding they be brought to the library periodically. In addition, the museum received 34 other new acquisitions: 30 items relating to the service of Frank Koch in the U.S. Navy during World War II, donated by his daughter, Library Director Cynthia Koch; two Wedgwood lavender embossed queen's ware mugs, one featuring a cameo of FDR and the other a cameo of Winston Churchill, donated by the Mayborn Museum at Baylor University, Waco, TX; a political campaign poster, "Carry On With Franklin D. Roosevelt," by Pach Brothers, donated by Edith Spindel; and a framed engraving of Franklin D. Roosevelt once owned by FDR's White House secretary Grace Tully, donated by Felipe Propper.

The printed materials collections added 39 new books, 35 periodicals, and 137 vertical file items during the quarter. Also accessioned into the collection were 53 previously unaccessioned books that were identified during the FDR Book Collection project.

Harry S. Truman Library

The library acquired from the American Heritage Center the Papers of Joseph E. Reeve, an economist with the Bureau of the Budget (2 linear feet, ca. 1948–71), consisting of memoranda, letters, speeches, routing slips, and printed materials relating to his government service. This collection is closed pending processing.

The library also acquired from AHC the Papers of John Blandford, an official with the Bureau of the Budget and the National Housing Agency (19 linear feet, ca. 1940–57), consisting of correspondence, notes, reports, diaries, appointment books, photographs, and other items relating to Blandford's career in government and his personal affairs. This collection is closed pending processing.

The library acquired the Papers of Irene Juno, a journalist (less than 1 linear foot, ca. 1945–62), consisting of a scrapbook of photographs, press clippings, invitations, and correspondence mostly relating to First Lady Bess W. Truman, and to Greta Kempton's portraits of the Trumans and their friends. This collection is closed pending processing.

The library acquired an accretion to the Papers of Paul H. Griffith, Assistant Secretary of Defense and National Commander of the American Legion (less than 1 linear foot, ca. 1940–75), consisting of correspondence, press clippings, memorabilia, and military personnel records pertaining to Griffith's life and career. This accretion is closed pending processing.

The library acquired the Papers of Lewis W. Rathgeber, an alternate delegate to the 1948 Democratic National Convention (1 linear foot, ca. 1936–63), consisting of press clippings and a few letters, photographs, and other items mostly relating to the convention and Pennsylvania politics. This collection is closed pending processing.

The library acquired the Papers of John K. Hulston, lawyer and chairman of the Greene County (Missouri) Democratic Central Committee (less than 1 linear foot, ca. 1907–96), mostly consisting of copies of legal documents relating to a lawsuit that involved Harry S. Truman and the ownership of land in Shannon County, MO. This collection is closed pending processing.

The library acquired copies of bills, amendments, and a resolution introduced by Senator Harry S. Truman, which are part of Record Group 46: Records of the United States Senate (less than 1 linear foot, ca. 1935–38). This material is closed pending processing.

The library acquired an accretion to the Records of the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation (1 linear foot, ca. 1950–80), consisting of correspondence, printed materials, and photographs relating to the foundation; its head, Henry Talge; and Talge's contacts with Mr. and Mrs. Truman. This accretion is closed pending processing.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library

New acquisitions for the quarter totaled 227 artifacts, including a collection of Illustrated Current News newspapers documenting events of World War II in 1944 from John Pendergrass collection; a Mother's flag with six stars from Wichita, KS; from Earl Eisenhower, six items from his father's estate consisting of awards and DDE campaign items; from Lois Tortorelli, a collection of nine campaign items; and from the Abilene Public Library, a gold key awarded to Addie Over, an Abilene School teacher that taught in Abilene when Ike was in school.

During the quarter, 32,023 pages were added to the library holdings, including the papers of Helen Geis Westland, 1942–64; and the additional papers of Robert Cutler, 1909–67, and Frederic E. Fox, 1948–69.

John F. Kennedy Library

Three accretions to the Personal Papers of Edward M. Kennedy. Staff files 1973–2000. 5 cubic feet. Closed.

Accretion to the Personal Papers of Eunice Shriver. Scrapbook containing letters, handwritten notes by EKS of meetings with JFK and other items. 0.25 cubic feet. Closed.

Two accretions to the Personal Papers of Warren Cikins. Personal and professional papers. 3 cubic feet. Closed.

Two accretions to the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection, including papers and six oral history interviews. 76 cubic feet.

Three accretions to the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection.

Received an accretion to the personal papers collection of James Cannon.

The library accessioned oral history program interviews with eight people, including:

  • Brown, William, JFK#1 (8/23-24/2005)
  • Loewe, Lothar, JFK#1, 2 (11/3/1981)
  • Belafonte, Harry, JFK#1 (5/20/2005)
  • Marshall, Stanley, JFK#1 (2/11/2005)
  • Frost, Donald, JFK#1 (1/26/2005)
  • Hemingway, Patrick (8/14/2003)
  • Young, Elmer and James Nelson, JFK #1 (6/11/1964)
  • Rather, Dan, JFK #1 (2/11/2003)

A total of 123 photograph items, 27.75 hours of audio (audiocassettes, open-reel audio tapes, 1 LP), and 78 hours of moving images (DVD discs, 3/4" U-Matic videocassettes, VHS videocassettes, Beta-SP videocassette, and 1/2" open-reel video tapes) were accessioned and described.

On March 5, 2008, the library opened and made available for research Presidential Recordings Tape 97, which totaled 198 minutes. The tape included meetings on Railroad Work Rules Dispute, Guatemala, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and the EEC-Common Market; the meetings dated from 7/10/63 to 7/12/63.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library

The following oral history transcripts were accessioned and are available for research:

  • Hubert H. "Skip" Humphrey III, son of Senator and Vice President Hubert Humphrey, 41 pages
  • Maj. Gen. Guy S. Meloy, Assistant Division Commander, Commander, and Chief of Staff of the 82nd Airborne Division, 49 pages
  • Ewing Hass, Administrative Assistant to Thomas H. Kuchel, California State Controller, 1946–52, 11 pages
  • Janet Wofford Ingram, longtime friend of the Johnsons and Texas NYA employee in the 1930s and 1940s, 29 pages
  • Manuel F. Cohen, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1964–69, 18 pages
  • M. J. Anderson, president and co-founder of the Texas Association of Real Estate Brokers, founder and president of the United Political Organization of Texas, State Department representative to Angola and Guyana, 47 pages

The Audiovisual Department accessioned one audiotape from the President's Committee on Consumer Interests, two color prints from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, one DVD from Mrs. Dick Cavett, and 0.10 cubic feet of material from technical services ongoing documentation of LBJ Library events.

Richard Nixon Library

During this quarter, the Nixon Library added video oral histories with Nixon domestic policy aide Christopher DeMuth, early Nixon congressional challenger Stephen Zetterberg, photojournalist David Hume Kennerly, diplomat and sub-cabinet official Robert Ellsworth, Elliott Richardson associate Jonathan Moore, domestic policy adviser Bradley Patterson, advance man and Forest Service director Ron Walker, journalist Lou Cannon, Senator Robert J. Dole, White House Special Investigative Unit member and counsel to the Committee to Re-Elect the President G. Gordon Liddy, staff secretary Jon Huntsman, Sr., Watergate burglar Eugenio Rolando Martinez, and speechwriter William Safire.

The archives department in Yorba Linda recently received a donation from L. M. Koran relating to the U.S. Public Health Service during the Nixon administration.

During this quarter, the curatorial staff accepted items from Nettie Frias (Nixonette sash and Nixonette membership card); from Pamela Brigandi (Reagan souvenir coffee mug); from Olivia Anastasiadis (2007 Bush White House Christmas card); Dale Jenkins (a 1972 canvas backed poster "Nixon: Now More than Ever"), and Bob Babcock (1969 plastic party cup from the Cotton Point Estate/Casa Pacifica in San Clemente).

Gerald R. Ford Library

The library acquired the papers of Nicholas H. Ludlow, editor and an executive director for the National Council for U.S.-China Trade (1974–82, 4 cubic feet) The collection consists of studies, reports, maps, charts, briefing material, publications, and other material that Mr. Ludlow used in the course of his work.

The library completed work for 15 accessions this quarter, including accretions to the papers of Betty Ford, Susan Ford Bales, Melvin Laird, Frank A. Ursomarso, and Roy Wetzel (audiovisual materials). The library also received additions to the Composite Oral History Accessions and the Composite General Accessions collections.

Recent donations to the museum included a pair of Gerald Ford commemorative eyeglasses, two 1976 Whistlestop Tour "conductor" hats, and other 1976 Presidential campaign memorabilia; an Office of Budget and Management Presidential seal from the Ford Presidency; two 1970s House of Representatives ashtrays; a 1930 Herpolsheimer South High School football trophy; a South High School 30-30 Club blanket; and, a signed Paul Collins print. Also received were Betty Ford's George Mann Spirit of Community Award; several Betty Ford hats and a trunk she took to camp as a young girl; a portrait painting of Betty Bloomer from her early days as a model (ca. 1929); and, more than 200 handmade Christmas ornaments sent to the White House during the Ford administration.

Jimmy Carter Library

The Library continues to receive material from President Carter's Office and from John Gunther Dean. The library accessioned the Heather Campion Files (2 cubic feet), the Adam Clymer Files (5 cubic feet), and the files of G. William Miller (40 cubic feet).

George Bush Library

The Bush Library accessioned approximately seven linear feet of textual material this quarter. Collections receiving accretions include: 1) The George Bush Post-Presidential Papers; 2) Mrs. Bush's scrapbooks, 3) The Allen Griffin Collection, and 4) The Chase Untermeyer Papers. In addition, 12 linear feet of Bush Presidential Records were transferred from Washington, DC, to the Bush Library.

The Audiovisual Department accessioned 570 photographs taken during recent special events at the Bush Presidential Conference Center; 164 post-Presidential photographs from the Office of George Bush; and 10 cubic feet of 1991 Gulf War photographs, slides, and negatives from the Air Force History Office.

William J. Clinton Library

During the quarter, the Clinton Library received approximately 3.25 linear feet of textual material. One was unsolicited, and one was for Clinton courtesy storage, which totaled approximately three cubic foot. The unsolicited collection consisted of printed materials including a volume entitled The President's Programs in the USA, and the courtesy storage material consisted of various George Fisher books.

OPENINGS

Harry S. Truman Library

The Truman Library opened 1,807 pages of previously donor-restricted materials from the Papers of Greta Kempton, portrait painter who painted the official portraits of President and Mrs. Truman. The library also opened the Papers of Helen Wallace, first cousin of Bess Truman. These papers consist of about 400 pages of copies of letters, photographs, and other materials.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library

Reviewing was completed on the following collections, which were opened for research this quarter: the Addie Over scrapbook and the NATO and Family Correspondence Series of the Alfred Gruenther papers.

John F. Kennedy Library

Processed three additions to the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 5 items, 25 pages, 0.075 feet.

Processed two additions to the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection, including the papers of Philip and Nancy Dare (Malaysia) and the papers of Leita Kaldi (Senegal). 0.75 feet.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library

The library staff opened five oral histories, totaling 212 pages. They are the oral histories of Woodrow Bean, Ewing Hass, Janet Wofford Ingram, Guy S. Meloy, and Hubert H. Humphrey III.

Gerald R. Ford Library

The library opened for research on a review by request basis the Melvin Laird Audiovisual Materials, 1941–2002, consisting of photographs, audiotapes, videotapes, films, and negative copies of microfilm transferred from the Melvin Laird Papers and documenting Laird's tenure as U.S. Representative (1953–68), Secretary of Defense (1969–73), Counsellor to the President (1973–74) and senior counselor at Reader's Digest (1974–present).

The library opened for research digital images from the audiovisual Composite General Accessions of the Betty Ford Center, George H.W. Bush Library, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, the U.S. House of Representatives Photo Office and DVDs of library book talks by David Hume Kennerly and Tom DeFrank, copied by Michigan Productions.

Jimmy Carter Library

The library opened eight series from White House Files and two donated collections. They include:

  • Carter Family Papers—Governor's Press Office Files, 14 cubic feet.
  • Anne Wexler's Office—Jane Hartley Subject Files, 16 cubic feet.
  • Office of Cabinet Secretary—Pauline Schneider Files, 23 cubic feet.
  • 1976 Campaign Files—Field Office, Margaret McKenna's Files, 2 cubic feet.

William J. Clinton Library

The following FOIAs were released/opened to researchers this quarter:

2006-0184-F Bill Halter
2006-0197-F (segment 1) Native Americans
2006-0198-F (segment 1) Schedules of the First Lady
2006-0207-F PDD-68
2006-0212-F Evelyn Lieberman and the USIA
2006-0222-F Pardon of Marc Rich
2006-0527-F Area 51

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