ALLEN, MARIE B.: Files, 1981-1984 – REAGAN LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

 

Material noted in bold within this collection is currently available for research use. If a folder is available for research use it may still have withdrawn material due to Freedom of Information Act restrictions. Most frequent withdrawn material is national security classified material, personal privacy, protection of the President, etc. Any non-bolded folder is closed for research.

 

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ALLEN, MARIE B.: Files, 1981-1984

 

National Archives and Records Administration – Presidential Papers

(White House Office of Records Management)

 

Marie Allen was a detailee from the National Archives and Records Administration assigned to the White House to assist with the implementation of the Presidential Records Act.  She was located in the Office of Records Management.

 

This collection currently consists of three series: SERIES I: Presidential Libraries Material, 1977-1987; SERIES II: Subject File; and SERIES III: Old Executive Office Building History Group, 1977-1989.

 

The Library has received several accessions and other identified material for this collection and it will be added and made available for research use at a later date.  The material consists of more of the Old Executive Office Building History Group material and some reference material gathered by Marie Allen and Rod Ross (an additional detailee from the National Archives and Records Administration) intended for the future Reagan Library.

 

SERIES I: PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARIES MATERIAL, 1975-1987 (0.4 l.ft., Box 1)

 

This series consists of brochures, booklets and publications regarding the existing Presidential Libraries as of 1981.  The series includes information about the holdings, hours, directions, exhibits, research facilities and practices regarding the various Libraries.  There were multiple copies of these items, but the Library has retained two copies where multiples were available.  Allen used these files as hand-outs for inquiries on various other Presidential Libraries.  In addition, material was added to this series after Allen returned to the National Archives. The series is arranged in the order of the individual presidency.

 

SERIES II: SUBJECT FILE, 1972-1984 (0.7 l.ft.; Box 2-3)

 

This series consists of materials regarding preservation issues for various media types and textual records; historical societies within the Washington, DC area; workshops on handling federal records; a copy of the Presidential Records Act; a report to Congress on the progress and archival practices under the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act (PRMPA); and a set of White House administrative memos sent out to all staff regarding basic principles and practices within the White House and Old Executive Office Building.  The series is arranged alphabetically.

 

SERIES III: EXECUTIVE OFFICE BUILDING HISTORY GROUP (l.ft.; Box 3-6)

 

This series consists of material regarding the activities of the Executive Office Building History Group. Marie Allen was a member of this group.  Material concerns meetings of the group; background information on the construction of the building; previous occupants of the building; plans for renovating various rooms; photos of the building, floor plans and fixtures; original construction drawings particularly of the decorative elements of the building; and Allen’s handwritten notes on this material. There are a number of oversize items for this series.

Container List

 

          SERIES I: Presidential Libraries Materials

          Box 1

          Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

          Herbert Hoover Presidential Library List of Holdings, 1977

          Herbert Hoover Presidential Library List of Holdings, 1987

          Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum

          Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

          Harry S. Truman Library List of Holdings, 1982

          Harry S. Truman Library List of Holdings, 1987

          Eisenhower Center

          Dwight D. Eisenhower Library

          Dwight D. Eisenhower Library List of Holdings, May 1977

          Dwight D. Eisenhower Library List of Holdings, 1981

          Dwight D. Eisenhower Library List of Holdings, 1988

          John F. Kennedy Library List of Holdings, 1975

          John F. Kennedy Library List of Holdings, 1986

          Lyndon B. Johnson Library – “Papers of Lyndon B. Johnson”

          Lyndon B. Johnson Library List of Holdings – Draft, 1977 (1)(2)

          [Gerald R. Ford Library Dedication – Photos]

          Gerald R. Ford Library List of Holdings, 1987

          Carter Center

 

          SERIES II: Subject File

          Box 2

          American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)

          [Articles of Incorporation Note]

          “Buildings and Equipment for Archives”

          Cal State Fullerton Oral History Program re: Robert Finch

          Files Handbook for Congressional Offices: Senate Members, June 1972

          Files Improvement Workshop – Instructor’s Script (1)(2)

          Files Improvement Workshop – Student Workbook

          Library of Congress Cataloging Service Bulletin, Winter 1981

          [Lithographs]

          Lucky Landmark: A Study of a Design and Its Survival – The Galveston Post Office –

GSA Historical Study #4

          Max Friedersdorf Notes

          National Archives Guide, 1900 Federal Population Census, 1978

          National Archives Public Schedules, 1983

          National Audio Visual Center – National Archives (1)-(3)

          “New Installations of Archives” A Report by Ingvar Andersson

          Preservation Material

          Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act (PRMPA): A Report to

                    Congress, March 1975 (1)-(4)

 

Box 3

Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act (PRMPA): A Report to

          Congress, March 1975 (5)(6)

          Presidential Records Act, 1978

          Supreme Court Historical Society

          Treasury Historical Association (1)(2)

          “Welcome to the White House” Booklet

          “Will Success Spoil the Presidential Libraries?” By James E. O’Neill

          White House Administrative Memos – Allen Copy – January 1981-November 1981

          White House Administrative Memos – Allen Copy – December 1981-April 1982

          White House Administrative Memos – Allen Copy – May 1982-September 1982

          White House Administrative Memos – Allen Copy – October 1982-March 1983

          White House Administrative Memos – Allen Copy – April 1983-August 1983

          White House Administrative Memos – Allen Copy – September 1983-November

                    1983

          White House Administrative Memos – Allen Copy – December 1983-January 1984

 

          SERIES III: Old Executive Office Building History Group

          Box 3, cont.

          The Executive Office Building: Originally State, War and Navy Building (1)(2)

          The Executive Office Building: Originally State, War and Navy Building  Draft

                    1962

          State Department Library – Photo

          Executive Office Building – General Services Administration Historical Study #3

                    (1)(2)

         

          Box 4

          White House Telephone Directory, October 1975 (1)(2)

          Executive Office of the President -Telephone Directory, Fall 1978 (1)(2)

          “Executive Office Building: 17th Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (1)-(3)

          Executive Office Building History Group

          History of Old Executive Office Building (OEOB) Rooms

          Status of Cordell Hull Cabinet Conference Room

          OEOB Room 200 – Occupants of Room 200

          OEOB Room 208

          OEOB Rooms 308/528 (1)(2)

          OEOB Room 474 – General History [Indian Treaty Room]

          Notes from EOB History by GSA Study No.3 – Reconstruction of Electrical History
          Notes on Photos of Power Equipment OEOB, 1907-1912

          [Notes on Historical Societies, Journals & Historians]

          [Notes on NARS Film Library re: OEOB]

          [Notes on Picture Resources & NARS Photos]

          [Photo of Painting by Charles T. Webber]

          [Photocopies of Various Photos]

          Background Research: “The Generals: Pershing and MacArthur” (excerpt)

          Background Research: MacArthur

          Background Research: General Pershing

          Background Research: William Howard Taft

          Background Research: Theodore Roosevelt

          Background Research: “The Press Conference System”

          Background Research: “Eisenhower Story”

          Background Research: Architectural Forum, January 1963 – Article on Washington,

                    DC (1)(2)

          State Department Wing [Background, Notes, Research, Photos] (1)(4)

 

         

Box 5

Old State Department Wing [Notes, Articles, Photos] (1)-(8)

          [Moldings, Decorations, Floor Plans & Lighting for Executive Office Building] (1)(2)

          “A Day with the President” – “Uncle Sam – The Good Neighbor” (RG 59-18) (The

                   Foreign Service) – Paramount News (“Eisenhower’s First Press Conference)

                   RG200-PN – 12:54  (Videcassette) – Stored in Audio-Visual

          Old EOB Tour, 12/19/1982 (Audiocassette) – Stored in Audio-Visual

          Relatives of Richard von Ezdorf, Katherine Albee (Mrs. Richard Albee,

                    Granddaughter –in-law) and her Children: John, Robert, and Mary –

                    Discussion in Room 415, OEOB with Marie B. Allen 08/06/1982

                    (Audiocassette) – Stored in Audio-Visual

          Clement Conger: 10/05/1982 Lecture Tour of the White House Arranged by the

                    EOB    History Group (Audiocassette) – Stored in Audio-Visual

          Clement Conger: 10/07/1982 Lecture Tour of the White House Arranged by the

                    EOB History Group (Audiocassette) – Stored in Audio-Visual

          Col. Ellenberger 02/23/1983 EOB History Tape (Audiocassette) – Stored in Audio-

                   Visual

          EOB History Group: 03/15/1983 Restoration in Room 274 (VP Office), 1981-1982:

                   Chase Untermeyer and Jennifer Ann Fitzgerald (Audiocassette0 – Stored in

 Audio-Visual

          EOB History Group: 06/23/1983 Karel Yasko: “20th Century Efforts to Tear Down

                    or Remodel the OEOB” (Audiocassette) – Stored in Audio-Visual

          Photo Negatives of Floor Plans and Decorative Elements for Executive Office

                    Building – Stored in Audio-Visual

 

          Box 6 (Large Oversize)

          Paint Chips from Lower Wall & Dado of Room 208

          Paint Chips Room 208

          Okamoto Photos

          Lighting Fixtures – Rambusch, New York

          Parquet Floor Patterns – Haden & Widens – New York

          Drawing of Decorative Element

          Room 252 Decorative Elements

          Side Section Plan Drawing for West and Center Pavilions

          Elevations of Gates on West Executive Avenue, Showing Relative Lengths of Stiles

                    and Positions of Hinges (1883)

          Design for Lamps

          Approaches, Flagging and Block Plan of West Front

          Floors in North Wing

          Design for Chandeliers Designed by Rick Ezdorf

          Design for a 2-4-& 6 Light Chandelier

          Preliminary Design of Gas Chandelier for Office Rooms

          Design for Proposed Mantels for Office and Clerical Rooms

          Design of Hearth for Fireplaces & Mantels for the Office of the Secretary of War

          Design for Fronts and Elevator Landings

          Design of Elevator Front

          Sketch Showing Modification of Front of Car in South Elevator of East Wing – For

                    Use in the North Wing

          Shields for the 2-4 & 6 Light Chandeliers

          Design for Library

          North Wing – Wood-Work Drawing

          Design #1 & #2 for Center Pavilion

          North Wing – Iron Work Drawing No. 13

          North Wing – Iron Work Drawing No. 14

          North Wing – Iron Work Drawing No. 19 

          Design for Doors and Frames – Main Entrance North Wing

          North Wing – Iron Work Drawing No. 41

          North Wing – Iron-Work Drawing No. 47

          North Wing – Iron Work Drawing No. 48

          Design of Domes Over Stairways

          North Wing – Iron Work Drawing No. 55

          Plan of Course – Curtains – First Story North Front

          North Wing – Stone-Work Drawing No. 50

          North Wing – Stone-Work Drawing No. 87

          Center Pavilion – East Front

          Details of Approaches – East Front – Stone Work No. 103

          Details of Driveways – N& S. Driveways – Stone-Work No. 105

          Details of Iron Fence – State Department

          Design for Galvanoplastic Panels for Library West Wing

          Arch No. 1 – Showing General Fullsize of Lattice Arches for Library West Wing

          Design of Tile-Floor for Library

          Fullsize of Panels, A-F for Railing in Library

          Details of Library Sections No. 41

          Details of Library Plans No. 39

          Details of Library Plans No. 37

          Details of Library Plans No. 36

          Details of Iron Work No. 25

          Doors and Windows in Library No. 51

          Stairs in Narrow Corridor-Rear of Library

          Details of Stairs Next to Library No. 47

          Details of Library Sections, No. 40

          Details of Library No. 46

          Details of Library No. 45

          Details of Library No. 44

          Miscellaneous Drawing No. 12

View to West Side of White House – Rolled Photo

          View of Old Executive Office Building Under Construction- Rolled Photo

          Working Drawing for U.S. Post Office & Sub Treasury – 9C – Plan of Roof - Rolled

          Working Drawing for U.S. Post Office & Sub Treasury – 9D – Longitudinal Section

                    - Rolled

          Working Drawing for U.S. Post Office & Sub Treasury – 12 – Devonshire Street

                    Front – Rolled

          Working Drawing for U.S. Post Office & Sub Treasury – 13 – Elevation on Water

                    Street (Rolled)

Working Drawing for U.S. Post Office & Sub Treasury – 25 – Sections through

                   Basement (Rolled)

          Working Drawing for U.S. Post Office & Sub Treasury – 33 – Details of Iron Work

                   (Rolled)

          Name Plate – A. B. Mullett – Architect for the Executive Office Building (3 Brass

                   Rubbing)

          Executive Office Building (Large Black & White Photo) – (In Map Case)

          Executive Office Building – Nicholas Satterlee, Architects – Book of Architectural

                   Proposals, 1965 – (In Map Case)