WHITE HOUSE ADMINISTRATION (WH)

 

A primary category containing information pertaining to the operation and administration of the White House, the Old Executive Building and other temporary offices of the President.

 

Subject categories and sub-categories fully available for research are bolded. Closed categories and sub-categories have a simple phrase describing their contents.

 

                                 DESCRIPTION OF SECONDARY FILE CODES

 

File Code                         Description

 

WH                                 White House

WH001                             Budget, White House

 

WH002                             Buildings and Grounds, White House

 

WH002-01                        Buildings Management, White House

 

WH002-02                       Furnishings, White House (0.2 ft)

A secondary subject category containing material relating to the restoration and refurbishment of the White House; offers to loan art works and furniture to the White House; White House china services; portraits of former presidents; purchase of new White House china service; White House gymnasium; inquiries from public re White House furnishings; loan of White House items for office decoration and exhibit; teleconferencing presidential messages; regulations re disposition of federal property and acceptance of gifts; requests to reproduce White House items.

 

WH002-03                        Temporary Offices of the President

 

WH003                             Contracts, White House

 

WH004                             Office management, White House

 

WH004-01                       Mail Reports – White House (5.2 l.ft.; boxes 1-13)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to condensed and edited versions of selected Congressional correspondence to the President; condensed and edited versions of selected gubernatorial and local official’s correspondence to the President; selected general correspondence provided to the President; reports on actual numbers of mail sent out to agencies for replies and/or received from agencies; reports on actual numbers of mail received for or against a specific topic; and general questions on how the correspondence for the President is handled at the White House.  Over 90% of the material within this subject category consists of the Congressional mail reports sent on a regular basis to the President.  Staff members from the White House Office of Legislative Affairs culled correspondence from Congress down to specific questions or support/non-support remarks and identified the correspondence.  The President frequently commented or questioned the correspondence in writing on the report. Documents containing the President’s handwriting were removed and placed in the Presidential Handwriting File.  Duplicates were left in WH004-01. Therefore, the material within WH004-01 is mostly duplicates of material found in the Presidential Handwriting File: Series V: White House Mail Reports.

 

WH005                             Personnel Management, White House

 

WH006                             Security – Protection – White House

 

WH007                             Supplies – Materials – Services

 

WH008                             Telecommunications, White House

 

WH009                             Transportation, White House

 

WH009-01                        Aircraft – Helicopter – White House

 

WH009-02                        Automobiles, White House

 

WH009-03                       Yacht, Presidential (0.5 ft)

A secondary subject category containing material relating to the donation of the Presidential Yacht, USS Sequoia from the Presidential Yacht Trust to the US Navy Historical Foundation.  In 1985 the Senate passed a resolution supporting the donation.  One issue was the use of the Presidential Seal by the Presidential Yacht Trust on their correspondence.  An additional and important issue was the expense of maintaining the Yacht and how this would be funded.