White House Office of Records Management Subject Files: Religious Matters (RM)

File Code Description Research
Availability
RM

Religious Matters (0.8 ft; Box 1-2)
This primary subject category contains material relating to the separation of church and state; the Church Audit Procedure Act of 1983; the National Sanctity of Human Life Day (1984); the issue of a White House chapel and chaplain for the President; the IRS policy toward church schools; the possible surveillance of churches; and religious responses to the Administration's policy in Central America and regarding abortion.

Open
RM010

Bibles (2 folders; Box 2)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Presidential Proclamation that 1983 would be the "Year of the Bible"; particular passages from the scriptures; the oath of office; and Bible study groups. (There is additional material regarding the "Year of the Bible" in the WHORM: Alpha File).

Open
RM020

Prayers - Prayer Periods (1.4 l. ft; Box 3-6)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the proposed School Prayer Amendments; National School Prayer Day; National Prayer Breakfast; the Equal Access Act; and the President being remembered in individual prayers or masses.

Open
RM030

Religions (2folders; Box 6)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Norman Lear's organization, People for the American Way and to religions which are not categorized in a separate secondary category.

Open
RM031

Catholic (0.2 ft; Boxes 6-7)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to pastoral letters from American Bishops; Cardinal Cooke of New York; and the President's speech before the Catholic Golden Age Society (1984).

Open
RM032

Jewish (3 folders; Box 7)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to meetings with Jewish groups and leaders, particularly Aguduth Israel.

Open
RM033

Protestant Groups (1 folder; Box 7)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to scheduling requests and letters of support.

Open
RM033-01

Adventist Bodies (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library

N/A
RM033-02

Baptist Bodies (1 folder; Box 7)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to accreditation for Christian schools in Louisville, Nebraska.

Open
RM033-03

Eastern Orthodox Churches (1 folder; Box 7)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Orthodox Church in America and the demolition of a Greek Orthodox Church in Turkey.

Open
RM033-04

Episcopalian (1 folder; Box 7)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Fifty-sixth Episcopate Congress and sending books to Nigeria.

Open
RM033-05

Friends (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A
RM033-06

Jehovah's Witnesses (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A
RM033-07

Latter Day Saints (Mormons) (one folder; Box 7)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the religious rights of Mormon fundamentalists and correspondence with Ezra Taft Benson.

Open
RM033-08

Lutheran Bodies (1 folder; Box 7)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in Istanbul and resolutions of the American Lutheran Church.

Open
RM033-09

Mennonites (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A
RM033-10

Methodist Bodies (1 folder; Box 7)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Rural Crisis Statement of the Council of Bishops and correspondence with the Rev. Glenn Martin.

Open
RM033-11

Presbyterian Bodies (1 folder; Box 7)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the 199th General Assembly of Presbyterian Churches (USA); the split between conservative and liberal Presbyterians; and poverty in North Carolina.

Open
RM033-99

Other Protestant Bodies – NEC (No Established Category) (1 folder; Box 7)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Hollywood Beverly Christian Church; the International Council of Christian Churches; the Reformed Church in America; and the Disciples of Christ.

Open
RM039

Other Religions – NEC (No Established Category) (1 folder; Box 7)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Islamic, Buddhist, and Hindu faiths; the Maranatha Campus Ministries; the Church of Scientology; and to a speech Rep. Moynihan delivered regarding Northern Ireland to the American Irish Historical Society (1986).

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
N/A - Category not used during the Reagan Library or no case files were sent to the Reagan Library in this category