WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF RECORDS MANAGEMENT

Subject File, 1981-89

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT-ORGANIZATIONS: FORMER PRESIDENTS

 

All of these subject categories are available for research use.

 

FG002                    Former Presidents  (.1 ft; Box 1)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to continuing White House privileges for former Presidents; continued legislation to alter funds and facilities for former Presidents; public inquires regarding expenditures and Secret Service protection for former Presidents; a campaign to improve former President’s gravesites; and legal status of transition money for construction costs of soon-to-be former President’s office.

 

FG002-01               Washington, George (2 folders, Box 1)

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Steuben Society’s 300th anniversary; a possible celebration of the 200th anniversary of Washington’s first oath as President; copies of Washington’s letter on the on the Constitution and Farewell Address and a news article on George Washington.

 

FG002-02               Adams, John (1 folder, Box 1)

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to information on the Abigail Adams Historical Society sent to First Lady Nancy Reagan.

 

FG002-03               Jefferson, Thomas (1 folder, Box 1)

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to a Thomas Jefferson letter to James Madison regarding the national debt and material on the Dumas Malone biography of Thomas Jefferson.

 

FG002-04               Madison, James (Empty)

 

FG002-05               Monroe, James (1 folder, Box 1)

                             This secondary subject category contains material relating to the

                             Monroe Doctrine, the history of its invocation by the United States

                             and modern applications of the Doctrine

 

FG002-06               Adams, John Quincy (Empty)

 

FG002-07               Jackson, Andrew  (1 folder, Box 1)

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to a request for publication of the illustration of Jackson’s inauguration, “The President’s Levee” by Robert Cruikshank.

 

FG002-08               Van Buren, Martin (Empty)

 

FG002-09               Harrison, William H.  (Empty)

 

FG002-10               Tyler, John (Empty)

 

FG002-11               Polk, James K. (1 folder, Box 1)

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to March 4, 1849 and the postponed inaugural of President Taylor.

 

FG002-12               Taylor, Zachary (Empty)

 

FG002-13               Fillmore, Millard (Empty)

 

FG002-14               Pierce, Franklin (Empty)

 

FG002-15               Buchanan, James (Empty)

 

FG002-16               Lincoln, Abraham  (2 folders, Box 1)

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to Lincoln quotes sent to Reagan; citizens’ accounts of meeting Lincoln and possessing a Lincoln letter; request to see “Bliss” copy of Gettysburg Address for a lawsuit; possible uses of the Lincoln Home National Historic Site and the request for Reagan to address the nation on the 100th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address in November 1988.

 

FG002-17               Johnson, Andrew (Empty)

 

FG002-18               Grant, Ulysses S. (1 folder, Box 1)

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to the publication of the collected papers of President Grant.

 

FG002-19               Hayes, Rutherford B. (Empty)

 

FG002-20               Garfield, James A. (Empty)

 

FG002-21               Arthur, Chester A.  (Empty)

 

FG002-22               Cleveland, Grover (1 folder, Box 1)

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to a Grover Cleveland quote and a request for information on Jenny Lander, a tutor to Cleveland’s daughter.

 

FG002-23               Harrison, Benjamin (Empty)

 

FG002-24               McKinley, William (1 folder, Box 1)

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to the auction of Ida Saxton McKinley’s birth home in Canton, Ohio.

 

FG002-25               Roosevelt, Theodore (1 folder, Box 1) 

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to a Roosevelt anecdote regarding the world tour of the US Navy sent to President Reagan.

 

FG002-26               Taft, William Howard (1 folder, Box 1)

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to a President Taft land grant and acknowledgement regarding Taft’s train ride through Tampico, Illinois.

 

FG002-27               Wilson, Woodrow (1 folder, Box 1)

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to a photocopy of Wilson’s 1913 Inaugural Address.

 

FG002-28               Harding, Warren G.(Empty)

 

FG002-29               Coolidge, Calvin  (2 folders, Box 1)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to information about President Coolidge; specifically correspondence to and from President Reagan regarding President Coolidge.

 

FG002-30               Hoover, Herbert C. (2 folders, Box 1)

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Hoover biography completed in 1983; use of Nancy Reagan photos in the Hoover Library Association’s newsletter; a birthday greeting for Hoover in 1983; a copy of Hoover remarks about American aid to Russia for the “Great Famine”; and Reagan’s recollections of meeting President Hoover.

 

FG002-31               Roosevelt, Franklin D. (0.1ft; Box 2)

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to various comparisons between Reagan and Franklin Roosevelt; Reagan involvement with the 100th anniversary of the birthdays of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt; restoration of the Roosevelt birthplace at the Roosevelt Library; and Reagan assistance with the endowment drive for the Roosevelt Library.

 

FG002-32               Truman, Harry S. (2 folders, Box 2)

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to upkeep on the Harry Truman birthplace in Independence, Missouri; copies of the Truman Library newsletter; articles on Harry Truman, especially political victories; past Presidents thoughts on Truman; and selection of a funeral wreath for Bess Truman.

 

FG002-33               Eisenhower, Dwight D. (3 folders, Box 2)

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to formation of the Dwight D. Eisenhower World Affairs Institute; copies of Eisenhower quotes and statements, copies of Eisenhower’s final radio and television addresses; a Richard Wirthlin poll on Eisenhower popularity; events at the Eisenhower Library for the 40th anniversary of D-Day; and possible Presidential comments for a PBS documentary on Eisenhower.

 

FG002-34               Kennedy, John F. (2 folders; Box 2)

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to an analysis of Kennedy quotations; a copy of the 1961 Kennedy inaugural address; and requests from the public for various facts and information about Kennedy.

 

FG002-35               Johnson, Lyndon B. (1 folder, Box 2)

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to the award of the Congressional Gold Medal to Lady Bird Johnson, the ceremony held in 1988 at the White House to present the medal and the letters of appreciation from the Johnson family for the event.

 

FG002-36               Nixon, Richard M. (1.0 ft, Box 2-4)

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to correspondence with the Nixon office; multiple public protests of Nixon’s selection as a US representative to the Anwar Sadat funeral; public requests for replacement of Nixon items; extensive documents for a lawsuit claiming Watergate caused damage to the individual; formation of policy for review and executive issues for three openings of Nixon papers in 1986, 1987 and 1988; Nixon comments on the former President’s foreign policy briefing book; public addresses by Nixon in the 1980s and a small amount of correspondence with Nixon.

 

FG002-37               Ford, Gerald R. (0.1 ft.; Box 5)

                 This secondary subject category contains material relating to President and Mrs. Ford visit with the Reagans at the White House in 1981; President Ford speeches; White House input for President Ford speeches; Ford’s honorary chairmanship of a private group assisting disabled Americans; reviews of the Ford administration; documents photocopied from the Ford Library for the Reagan administration.

 

FG002-38               Carter, James Earl, Jr. (0.4 ft.; Box 5-6)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to President Jimmy Carter’s policies and programs; press refunds from former President Carter’s trip to Italy, Spain and Portugal in June, 1980; newspaper and magazine articles about Carter; reports analyzing the Carter administration’s policies; meeting between President Reagan and Carter to discuss Carter’s trip to the Middle East; Carter and Reagan correspondence and information on the Jimmy Carter Library and the historical site in Plains, Georgia.