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Howard H. Baker, Chief of Staff, 1987-1988
Digital Library Collection

President Reagan attends an economic meeting with
Alan Greenspan, Chief of Staff Howard Baker, and
Secretary of Treasury James Baker III in the West Sitting
Hall, 10/20/87, C43175-10

Howard H. Baker served as President Reagan's Chief of Staff from 1987-1988. As such Baker advised President Reagan on the full range of domestic and foreign policy issues. He helped the President and the Administration deal with the aftermath of Iran-Contra, and served President Reagan through two US-Soviet summits. However, the Democratic-controlled Congress was able to block most of President Reagan’s domestic initiatives in the wake of Iran-Contra, and in October 1987 the Senate rejected Reagan’s nomination of Robert Bork for a seat on the Supreme Court.

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Collection Description

SERIES I: Subject File, 1987-1988. (Boxes 1-5)


This series consists of alphabetically arranged files pertaining to a wide range of domestic and foreign policy matters.

SERIES II: Outgoing Correspondence File, March 1987-April 1988. (Boxes 5-9)


This series consists of chronologically arranged photocopies of response letters that were sent over the signature of Howard Baker, or in a few cases, someone else on the White House staff.

SERIES III: Congratulations File, March 1987-April 1987


This series consists of letters, cards and telegrams to Howard Baker congratulating him on his appointment as White House Chief of Staff, and a copy of the form response letter sent to each correspondent. It is split into two subseries, according to which form response was used. Close acquaintances and important officials received a different letter than other correspondents did.

SUBSERIES A: Acquaintances and Officials. March-April 1987. (Boxes 9-11)
The correspondence within this subseries includes friends and acquaintances of Baker, business leaders, Republican Party officials, foreign officials, and celebrities.

SUBSERIES B: Public Support File. March-April 1987. (1.6 l.ft., Boxes 11-14)
This subseries consists of correspondence with the general public, including persons who knew or met Baker at various times during his life.


Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Box 1

Acid Rain (1)
Acid Rain (2)
Agriculture-Rural Communities
AIDS
Arbatov Meeting, Notes on-01/14/1988
Argentina
Arms Control 05/20/1987 [April 1987-May1987]
Prince Bandar [09/16/1987 meeting]
British Petroleum Stock
Budget File (1)
Budget File (2)
Budget File (3)
Budget File (4)
Budget File (5)
Budget Negotiations (1)
Budget Negotiations (2)
Dr. W. Glenn Campbell 03/27/1987 [President's Intelligence Oversight Board, March 1987-October 1987]
Canadian Free Trade

 

Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Box 2

CEA [Council of Economic Advisers-Candidates for Chariman] (1)
CEA [Council of Economic Advisers-Candidates for Chariman] (2)
[Chernobyl]
Condolences
Covert Action Agreement
Domenici/Whitehead Meeting 04/21/1988
Economic Bill of Rights
Fairness Doctrine
Ed Feulner (1)
Ed Feulner (2)
Ed Feulner (3)
FRG Germany [Meeting with West German Foreign Minister Genscher]
FRG [West Germany]: Finance Minister Stoltenberg
Alton Frye [Council on Foreign Relations]
Gorbachev Visit [Washington Summit] (1)
Gorbachev Visit [Washington Summit] (2)
Gorbachev Visit [Washington Summit] (3)
Gorbachev Visit [Washington Summit] (4)
Gorbachev Visit [Washington Summit] (5)
Grace Commission (empty)
Habib
George Hansen
[Orrin G. Hatch]
Honduras 03/16/1988
ICBMs (Intercontinental Ballistic Missles), Mobile-in START (Strategic Arms Reduction Talks)
INF (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) Agreement Materials (1)
INF (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) Agreement Materials (2)
INF (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) Agreement Materials (3)
International Economic Policy Issues

 

Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Box 3

Iran-Contra Hearings-June [May 1987-November 1987] (1)
Iran-Contra Hearings-June [May 1987-November 1987] (2)
Iran-Contra Hearings – June [May 1987-November 1987] (3)
Iran-Contra Hearings – June [May 1987-November 1987] (4)
Iran-Contra Hearings – June [May 1987-November 1987] (5)
Iran-Contra Hearings – June [May 1987-November 1987] (6)
Iran-Contra Hearings – June [May 1987-November 1987] (7)
Iran-Contra Hearings – June [May 1987-November 1987] (8)
[Japan] US/Japan Negotiations
Judge Bork Nomination (1)
Judge Bork Nomination (2)
Judge Bork, Nomination of (1)
Judge Bork, Nomination of (2)
Judge Bork, Nomination of (3)
Judge Bork, Nomination of (4)
Judges 1988
Drew Lewis 07/01/1987
Limited Ground Based Strategic Defenses
[Mexico] US/Mexico Interparliamentary Meeting 03/04/1988
Anatoly Michelson
Moscow [US-Soviet Meetings]
George Murphy [US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency]

 

Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Box 4

NASA Briefing
NATO Summit [Cabinet Meeting] 03/08/1988
Nicaragua Peace Plan
Paul Nitze 04/23/1987 [March 1987-April 1987]
Nuclear Risk Reduction Center
Nuclear Weapons 03/19/1987
Pakistan Nuclear Programs (Senator Glenn) 03/16/87-05/31/1987
Panama (1)
Panama (2)
Claude Pepper [Soviet Delegation Visit]
Ross Perot
Persian Gulf
Presidential Personnel Overview March 1987 (binder) (1)
Presidential Personnel Overview March 1987 (binder) (2)
President's Weekly Update 12/07/1987
President's Weekly Update 03/28/1988
Procedures for the President's Emergency Staff (manual)
Ed Rowny 05/18/1987 [May 1987-July 1987]
Sasakawa
Saudi Arabia
H. Schacht-Cummins [Henry Schacht, Cummins Engine Company]
SDI 03/17/1987 [Strategic Defense Initiative 03/09/1987-03/17/1987]
Shevardnadze [Foreign Minister, USSR]
South Africa
Soviet Space Science Program
[Staff:] Dawson Memorandums
[Staff:] Dawson Memorandums
[Staff: Tuck, John C.] Memorandums to HHB from JCT

 

Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Box 5

State Dinners [Invitees]
Thailand (Princess Chulabhorn)
Toronto Economic Summit 1988
[Tower Board: 12/07/1985 White House Meeting] (1)
[Tower Board: 12/07/1985 White House Meeting] (2)
War Powers September 1987 [September 1987-October 1987]
Yugoslavia
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 03/12/1987-03/16/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 03/17/1987-03/22/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 03/23/1987-04/06/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 04/07/1987-04/09/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 04/10/1987-04/27/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 04/28/1987-04/30/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 05/01/1987-05/06/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 05/07/1987-05/11/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 05/12/1987-05/17/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 05/18/1987-05/21/1987]

 

Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Box 6

[Outgoing Correspondence File: 05/22/1987-05/27/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 05/28/1987-06/01/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 06/02/1987-06/03/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 06/04/1987-06/15/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 06/16/1987-06/18/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 06/19/1987-06/22/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 06/23/1987-06/25/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 06/26/1987-07/05/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 07/06/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 07/07/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 07/08/1987-07/09/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 07/10/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 07/11/1987-07/13/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 07/14/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 07/15/1987-07/19/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 07/20/1987-07/21/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 07/22/1987-07/24/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 07/25/1987-07/28/1987]

 

Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Box 7

[Outgoing Correspondence File: 07/29/1987-07/30/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 07/31/1987-08/03/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 08/04/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 08/05/1987-08/06/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 08/07/1987-08/11/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 08/12/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 08/13/1987-08/20/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 08/21/1987-08/30/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 08/31/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 09/01/1987-09/07/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 09/08/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 09/09/1987-09/14/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 09/15/1987-09/16/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 09/17/1987-09/21/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 09/22/1987-09/28/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 09/29/1987-09/30/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 10/01/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 10/02/1987-10/06/1987]

 

Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Box 8

[Outgoing Correspondence File: 10/07/1987] (1)
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 10/07/1987] (2)
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 10/08/1987-10/13/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 10/14/1987-10/19/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 10/20/1987-10/21/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 10/22/1987-10/26/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 10/27/1987-10/31/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 11/01/1987-11/05/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 11/06/1987-11/10/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 11/11/1987-11/16/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 11/17/1987-11/18/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 11/19/1987-11/23/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 11/24/1987-12/01/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 12/02/1987-12/06/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 12/07/1987-12/09/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 12/10/1987-12/13/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 12/14/1987-12/20/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 12/21/1987] (1)
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 12/21/1987] (2)

 

Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Box 9

[Outgoing Correspondence File: 12/22/1987-12/31/1987]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 01/01/1988-01/05/1988]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 01/06/1988-01/12/1988]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 01/13/1988-01/20/1988]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 01/21/1988-02/02/1988]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 02/03/1988-02/08/1988]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 02/09/1988-02/15/1988]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 02/16/1988-02/22/1988]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 02/23/1988-02/29/1988]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 03/01/1988]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 03/02/1988-03/09/1988]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 03/10/1988-03/17/1988]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 03/18/1988-03/24/1988]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 03/25/1988-04/05/1988]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 04/06/1988-04/12/1988]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 04/13/1988-04/20/1988]
[Outgoing Correspondence File: 04/21/1988-04/28/1988]
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/16/1987] (1)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/16/1987] (2)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/17/1987] (1)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/17/1987] (2)

 

Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Box 10

[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/18/1987] (1)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/18/1987] (2)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/18/1987] (3)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/18/1987] (4)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/18/1987] (5)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/18/1987] (6)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/19/1987] (1)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/19/1987] (2)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/20/1987] (1)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/20/1987] (2)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/20/1987] (3)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/24/1987] (1)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/24/1987] (2)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/24/1987] (3)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/24/1987] (4)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/24/1987] (5)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/24/1987] (6)

 

Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Box 11

[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/25/1987]
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/26/1987]
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 03/27/1987]
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 04/01/1987] (1)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 04/01/1987] (2)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 04/03/1987] (1)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 04/03/1987] (2)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 04/03/1987] (3)
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 04/06/1987]
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 04/09/1987]
[Acquaintances and Officials Congratulations: 04/21/1987]
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/10/1987] (1)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/10/1987] (2)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/10/1987] (3)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/10/1987] (4)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/10/1987] (5)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/10/1987] (6)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/10/1987] (7)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/10/1987] (8)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/11/1987] (1)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/11/1987] (2)

 

Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Box 12

[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/11/1987] (3)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/11/1987] (4)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/11/1987] (5)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/11/1987] (6)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/11/1987] (7)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/11/1987] (8)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/11/1987] (9)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/11/1987] (10)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/11/1987] (11)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/11/1987] (12)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/11/1987] (13)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/11/1987] (14)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/12/1987] (1)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/12/1987] (2)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/13/1987] (1)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/13/1987] (2)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/13/1987] (3)

 

Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Box 13

[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/16/1987] (1)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/16/1987] (2)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/16/1987] (3)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/16/1987] (4)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/16/1987] (5)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/16/1987] (6)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/16/1987] (7)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/17/1987] (1)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/17/1987] (2)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/17/1987] (3)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/18/1987]
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/20/1987] (1)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/20/1987] (2)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/20/1987] (3)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/20/1987] (4)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/20/1987] (5)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/20/1987] (6)

 

Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Box 14

[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/25/1987] (1)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/25/1987] (2)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/25/1987] (3)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/25/1987] (4)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/26/1987]
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/27/1987]
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 03/30/1987]
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 04/03/1987]
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 04/09/1987] (1)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 04/09/1987] (2)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 04/09/1987] (3)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 04/09/1987] (4)
[Public Mail File Congratulations: 04/09/1987] (5)

 

Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Box 15

WH National Monitor June 1987 Vol 1

 

Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Box 16

WH National Monitor June 1987 Vol 2

 

Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Box 17

WH National Monitor June 1987 Vol 3
WH National Tracking 07/13/1987 & 07/15/1987 Volume 1

 

Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Box 18

WH National Tracking 07/13/1987 & 07/15/1987 Volume 2
WH National Monitor October 1987 Volume 1 of 2

 

Box Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Box 19

WH National Monitor October 1987 Volume 2 of 2
WH National Brushfire November 1987