White House Office of Records Management Subject Files: Parks - Monuments (PA)

Parks-Monuments (PA) is a White House Office of Records Managment subject file category containing material regarding memorial, monuments, historic sites, parks, reservations and cemeteries.

File Code Description Research
Availability
PA

Parks - Monuments (.4 l. ft; Box 1)
This primary subject category contains material relating to Times Square development plans and protection of historic theaters, particularly the Morosco and Helen Hayes Theaters; requests for support of specific histroic sites or creation of specific historic sites; funding for the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Preservation Act; A report on the historic preservation issues in the termination of the U.S. Trust of Micronesia; and additions to the National Trail system.

Open
PA001

Cemeteries (.3 l. ft; Box 2)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to cemetery maintenance; changes in gravestones from upright to flat in certain verteran's cemetaries; the internment of an "unknown" Vietnam War era soldier; and requests and grants for waivers of rules governing internment in Arlington National Cemetery and other National Cemeteries.

Open
PA002

Materials - Monuments (3.3 l. ft; Box 2-11)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to proposals for new historic sites such as a Franklyn Delano Roosevelt Washington, DC-area memorial, a living-garden in FDR's honor at Warm Springs, GA, a Mt. St. Helens volcanic monument, and a Mary McLeod Bethune "house"; controversy over the design for the Vietnam War Memorial; gratitude from First Lady Nancy Reagan to the private donors of the Vietnam War Memorial Fund; the internment of an "unknown" Vietnam War era soldier ceremony; protests against the Fine Arts Council of Washington, DC's rejection of the site for the Vietnam War Women's Memorial site; recoginiton of Disabled Vietnam War Veterans; the refurbishment and 100th anniversary celebrtation of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island; controversy over the proposal to create a memorial on U.S. soil to General Draza Mikailovic (considered in his home country, Croatia, as a Nazi collaborator); support and opposition to a court ruling on the dismantling of a "Vietnam POW/MIA" memorial cross at Camp Smith, Hawai; upkeep at current monuments, parks, and historic sites; the Korean War Memorial; and signing ceremonies for monument/memorial bills and resolutions.

This category also contains material regarding memorial services for individuals or groups such as soldiers killed in the 1983 Lebanon Marine barracks bombing; the death of Senator John East, Congresman Larry MacDonald, Clair Booth Luce, and individual White House staff members and their family members.

Open
PA003

Parks - Reservations (1 l.ft; Boxes 11-13)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to government policies regarding national parks and historic sites, public correspondence, and evaluations of proposed congressional legislation and resolutions.

Open
PA004

Pennsylvania Avenue Plans (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Managment did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

Open

Research Availability:
Open - all records in the subject category have been processed and are available for research
Partial - some of the records in the subject category have been processed and available for research
None - no records in the subject category have been processed nor made available for research