HENKEL, WILLIAM: Files, 1982-1987 – REAGAN LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

 

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HENKEL, WILLIAM: Files, 1982-1987

 

Advance, Office of Presidential: Special Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Advance (1982-1984); Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Advance (1984-1986); Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Advance (1986-1987).

 

William Henkel’s initial White House experience came during the Nixon Administration. He served in the Advance Office under Presidents Nixon and Ford, including as Director of the Advance Office from 1973 to 1975. In 1975 he was named Deputy Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Operations. When President Ford left office, Henkel left Government service for a position with the brokerage firm Merrill Lynch, the company for which he had worked prior to joining the White House staff.

 

Henkel was asked by the Reagan White House to help coordinate the logistical arrangements for the G-7 economic summit held at Versailles, France in June 1982. Following the Summit, he was granted a two-year leave of absence from Merrill Lynch so he could serve as a White House special consultant. However, in September 1982 Henkel left Merrill Lynch altogether, joining the Reagan White House staff as head of White House Advance. His promotion to a Deputy Assistant position in March 1984 reflected his additional responsibilities for schedule coordination in the 1984 campaign season. Henkel temporarily left the White House staff from September to November 1984, for a full-time position with the Reagan/Bush re-election campaign. He returned as head of the Advance Office after Election Day, while also serving as Director of Operations for the 1985 Presidential Inaugural Committee.

 

In June 1985, Henkel relinquished his position as Director of the Advance Office. He assumed a greater role in schedule coordination and event development for the White House, while maintaining general oversight of Presidential advance. Henkel was promoted to Assistant to the President in January 1986. He left the Reagan White House staff in September 1987.

 

Although Henkel did not join the White House staff until 1982, his files include some reference copies of memos from 1981.

 

The William Henkel collection has been arranged by the Library Staff and the following is the preliminary container list.  The Library has received numerous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for this material, including a request for the entire collection.  We have begun processing the request for the entire collection and this material is represented at the beginning of the inventory for Boxes 1-5.  The remainder of the available folders is responsive to other Henkel and/or subject FOIA requests and is still shown contained with “OA” numbered boxes.

 

Box 1

[Henkel Correspondence 1981-1985] (1)-(11)

Correspondence – Incoming 1982-1985 (1)-(5)

 

Box 2

Correspondence – Incoming 1982-1985 (6)(7)

Correspondence / Memos – Outgoing 1982-1983 (1)-(5)

Memos – Outgoing 1982-1986 (1)-(3)

Correspondence – Outgoing 1984 (1)-(5)

Correspondence – Incoming 1985-1986 (1)-(3)

 

Box 3

Correspondence – Incoming 1985-1986 (4)-(12)

Memos – Outgoing 1985 (1)-(6)

Miscellaneous Incoming Memos 1986 (1)

 

Box 4

Miscellaneous Incoming Memos 1986 (2)

Memos – Outgoing 1986 (1)-(5)

Memos – Incoming / Outgoing 1987 (1)-(8)

Memos – Outgoing 1987 (1)-(3)

 

Box 5

Memos – Outgoing 1987 (4)-(5)

 

          CF 0429

          Caribbean Summit - University of South Carolina [06/19/1984]

          Europe General Cables In

          Europe General Cables Out

          Ireland Cables In

          Ireland Cables Out

          London Cables Out

          Normandy Cables Out

          Europe

          Miscellaneous / Europe

          [London Economic Summit]

          PRC Motorcade / Housing

          Henkel [London Economic Summit]

          European Trip June 1984

          London Economic Summit June 1984

         

          CF 0430

          [03/10/1984-03/13/1984 Visit to London of the Honorable Michael K. Deaver]

                   (Notebook) (2 Copies)

          Trip of the President to Ireland, Normandy, and the Economic Summit - Trip Book

         

          CF 0431

          China - Cables In October 1983-November 1983

          China - Cables In January 1984

          China - Cables In February 1984 [I]

          China - Cables In February 1984 [II]

          China - Cables In March 1984

          China - Cables In April 1984

          China - Cables Out January 1984-February 1984

          China - Cables Out February 1984

          China - Cables Out  March 1984-April 1984

          China - Kremer

          China - Background

          China- Sittman's

          China - McManus'

          Premier/Cables

          Briefing Book - China Pre-Advance Trip 02/17/1984-02/29/1984

          China Trip I

          China Trip II

         

          CF 0432

          Guam

          State

          Tokyo

          Manila

          Bangkok

          Jakarta

          Hawaii

          Seoul

          Survey Trip to East Asia 08/28/1983-09/11/1983 (Notebook)

         

          CF 0620

          Briefing Books - The Trip of the President to Geneva, Switzerland - Part I 11/16/1985-

                   11/20/1985

          Briefing Books - The Trip of the President to Geneva, Switzerland - Part II 11/21/1985        

          Briefing Book on International Organizations in Geneva [Publication]

          Foundation Pour L'Histoire des Suisses ΰ L'Etranger [Publication]

          Joint Session

          Geneva

          Geneva - Cables

          [Unfoldered Material re: Gorbachev Visit 1986]

          LH - Geneva III

          [Unfoldered Material re: President's Visit to Geneva and Brussels]

          [6 Envelopes Containing Photographs of Places in Geneva]

          [Collection of Photographs Placed in Individual Sleeves]

          La Gandole

          Soviet Mission

          Eisenhower / Pometta

          Brussels

          Geneva - Miscellaneous

          Additional Events

          [More Photographs in Sleeves]

          Eisenhower Garden

          Le Reposoir

          Geneva - Photographs

          [Miscellaneous Publications re: Geneva]

          [Small Notebook in English/Russian re: Nixon's Visit to the USSR in 1974]

          [Small Notebook re: Nixon's Visit to Austria and USSR May 1972]

          [Small Notebook re: Brezhnev's Visit to the U.S. June 1973]

         

          CF 0621

          Background Book - President Reagan's Trip to Reykjavik, Iceland 10/10/1986-

                   10/12/1986

          [Unfoldered Material re: Trip to Iceland]

          Trip to Canada (3 folders)

          Europe - Pre-Advance [Envelope]

          Europe / Memos [Envelope]

          Europe / Deaver Memos [Envelope]

          Europe / Normandy [Envelope]

          Europe - Memos In [Envelope]

          Photos - Ireland, England, Normandy (Stored in Audio/Visual for Preservation)

         

          CF 0622

          B. Henkel : European Trip

          B. Henkel - Special Mission to Italy 03/07/1987-03/10/1987

          Cables

          [Accordion Folder re: Trip to Italy]

          Background Book - Survey Trip to Europe January 1987

          National Security Priorities July 1986 - December 1986

          Grenada – 02/20/1986

          Grenada

          Pre-Advance Photographs -Trip of the President to Grenada, W. I. 02/20/1986 [Envelope]

         

          CF 0623

          Memoranda, Notes, Schedules, etc. re: President's Trip to the Far East, 04/25/1986-

                   05/07/1986

          Memoranda, Notes, Schedules, etc. re: Trip to Far East

          Photos re: Far East & Tokyo Summit (1)(2)

         

          OA 11133

          The Freeman Companies Proposal for the 1984 Republican National Convention

                   (Notebook) (1)-(4)

          Kiernan and Associates Proposal for the 1984 Republican National Convention

                   (Notebook)

          Hargrove, Incorporated Proposal for the 1984 Republican National Convention

                   (Binder) (1)-(3)

          United Exposition Service Company Proposal for the 1984 Republican National

                   Convention (Notebook) (1)-(3)

United Exposition Service Company Proposal for the 1984 Republican National

                   Convention Illustrations (Notebook) (1)-(7)

          [100 Day Report re: Convention Planning 05/17/1984] (Notebook) (1)(2)

          [Selection of the Prime Contractor Report 01/18/1984] (Notebook) (1)(2)

[Wang 8” Diskettes re: President’s Trip to the G7 Versailles Conference and

          London] (1)(2)

          [Henkel Correspondence 1981-1985]

          Correspondence - Incoming 1982-1985

          Correspondence / Memos - Outgoing 1982-1983

         

         

          OA 14895

          Memos - Outgoing, 1982-1986

          Correspondence - Outgoing, 1984

          Correspondence - Incoming 1985-1986

          Memos - Outgoing, 1985

          Miscellaneous Incoming Memos 1986

          Memos - Outgoing, 1986

          Memos - Outgoing, 1987

          Memos - Incoming / Outgoing, 1987

          Concerning William Henkel Leaving White House

          Michael K. Deaver (1)-(3)

          Dan Rather Letter (1)-(3)

          Steno Pad with Notes in Long and Shorthand

         

          OA 14896

          Phone Logs - 1985  (1)-(5)

          Phone Logs – 1986 (1)-(6)

          Phone Logs – 1987 (1)-(8)

          Cheap Shots

          Contra Aid

          Campaign Funding Problems

          Budget Process (1)-(4)

          Budget Functions

          Bill Henkel Biography - Press Release

          Inaugural Staff

          Long Range Scheduling (1)(2)

          Resumes (1)-(6)

          Resumes:  Sally Carroll

          Volunteer Advancemen

          (United States Secret Service) USSS Problems

          Administration Issues / Accomplishments (1)(2)

          Issues (1)-(7)

          Tax Trips (1)-(3)

          Tax Trip Possibilities (1)-(3)

          Travel Vouchers (1)-(3)

         

          OA 14897

          Bill Henkel – Planning (1)-(4)

          Advance Seminar - 1983

          Sample Scenarios and Other Information (1)(2)

          Fall Campaign (1)-(4)

          Newspaper Clippings -- Various Subjects (1)-(3)

          Advance Office (1)(2)

Advance Office: Miscellaneous (1)-(8)

          Advance Office: Personnel / Problems

          Framework of Advance Missions and Job Descriptions (1)-(3)

          Advance Office Procedures (1)(2)

          Forecast Office - FY 1983 Budget with Cost Figures

          Staffing, Salaries and Budget 1984-1986 - Resumes and Prospects (1)(2)

          [Budget and Personnel Issues] (1)-(7)

          Advance Office Budget (1)-(5)

          Air Force One Airports

          Air Force One Airports: Air Force One (1)-(3)

          Air Force One Airports: [VC137C-2700-0 Seating Area Arrangement]

          Frederick L. Ahearn Site Surveys (1)(2)

         

          OA 14898

          Council of Americas, 1987

          Bill Henkel -- Economic Bill of Rights Campaign (1)(2)

          Economic Bill of Rights (1)-(3)

          Education Information (Miscellaneous) (1)-(4)

          Papal Visit [1987] (William Henkel) (1)(2)

          Drugs

          Competitiveness (1)-(4)

          Planning Group (1)-(3)

          Long Range Schedule Strategy (1)-(4)

          Pending Files [1986 Highlights / Presidential Activities in 1987 / Agenda for 1987-1988] (1)-(5)

          Bill Henkel - Upcoming Domestic Travel I (1)-(4)

          Bill Henkel - Upcoming Domestic Travel II (1)-(4)

          Excellence and Competitiveness (1)-(6)

          Press Releases / Fact Sheets – 01/27/1987 - Various Issues

          Bethesda Naval Hospital

          Berlin Anniversary Proclamations

         

          OA 18971

          Alabama

          Alaska

          Arizona

          Arkansas [empty]

          California (1)-(5)

          California:  Santa Barbara

          Colorado [empty]

          District of Columbia (1)(2)

          [Florida] (1)-(4)

          [Florida:] Cape Canaveral

Florida (1)-(4)

          [Florida -] Tampa / St. Petersburg 09/12/1985

          [Florida - Trip of the President to Miami 05/20/1983]

          Georgia

          Illinois (1)-(3)

          Indiana

          Idaho

          Iowa

          Iowa: Des Moines, February 1985 Pre-Advance 02/15/1985 – Cancelled (1)(2)

          Kansas

          Kentucky

          Louisiana

          Maine [empty]

          Maryland

          Massachusetts

          Michigan (1)(2)

          Minnesota [empty]

          Mississippi

          Missouri 1984 (1)-(4)

          [Missouri -] Kansas City 04/11/1984 (Notebook) (1)(2)

          Montana [empty]

 

          OA 18972

          Nebraska [empty]

          Nevada (1)(2)

          New Hampshire [empty]

          New Jersey

          New Mexico

          New York

          North Carolina (1)(2)

          North Dakota [empty]

          Ohio I

          Ohio I:  Train II

          Ohio II

          Ohio III

          Oklahoma

          Oregon I (1)-(4)

          Oregon II

          Pennsylvania (1)-(4)

          Rhode Island [empty]

          South Carolina

          South Dakota

          Tennessee (1)(2)

          Texas (1)-(3)

          Utah

          Vermont [empty]

          Virginia

          Washington

          West Virginia

          Wisconsin

          Wyoming (1)(2)

         

          OA 19325

          Bill Henkel - Versailles Summit: June 1982 (Notebook) (1)-(4)

          Trip of President Reagan to Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica and Honduras, 11/30/1982-

12/14/1982 (Notebook) (1)-(5)

          [Pre-Advance - New York, Houston, San Antonio, Ashland 1983] (Notebook) (1)-(3)

          Trip of President Reagan to Japan and Korea 11/08/1983-11/14/1983 (Trip Book) (1)-(5)

          Visit of Premier Zhao Ziyang 01/07/1984-01/16/84 William Henkel (Notebook) (1)-(3)

          [Official Visit of Premier Zhao Ziyang Part One 01/07/1984-01/11/1984] (Trip Book) (1)-(4)

          [Pre-Advance Europe 03/25/1985-03/28/1985] (Notebook) (1)-(3)

          Advance Office Operations Manual (1)-(3)

          Advance Office Operations Manual (1)-(4)

 

          OA 19332

          [President Nixon Visit to China 1972] (1)-(3)

          Advance Manual – 1973 (1)-(4)

          [Manual, August 1983 (Partial)] (Notebook) (1)-(4)

          Manual for Advance Representatives of Richard Nixon 1974 (Notebook) (1)-(5)

          [Model Trip Book - Nixon Era] (Notebook)

          [Ford: Japan, Korea, USSR 11/17/1974-11/25/1974] (1)-(7)

          International Conference in Puerto Rico Schedule Book - Gerald Ford – Ursomarso

                   (Notebook) (1)-(3)

          [Advance Office Information 1974-1976] (Notebook) (1)(2)