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Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requestors

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.  Read more on how NARA is addressing COVID-19 (coronavirus)

RESEARCHERS: Please see a "Letter to Researchers" from the Archivist of the United States for a further update.



White House Office of Records Management Subject Files: White House (WH)

File Code Description Research

Budget, White House


Buildings and Grounds, White House


Buildings Management, White  House


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; request to reproduce White House items.


Temporary Offices of the President


Contracts, White House


Office Management, White House


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.


Personnel Management, White House


Security - Protection, White House


Supplies - Materials - Service


Telecommunications, White House


Transportation, White House (3 folders)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the make and model of presidential limousines; the costs of Air Force One food service, Air Force One flights from Washington, DC, to California, and replacing Air Force One.


Aircraft -- Helicopter, White House (0.4 l.ft.)

This secondary subject category contains materials relating to Air Force One and Marine One manifest rules; manifests for 1985-1986; explanations of travel expenses; flight certificates for members of Congress and Senate; thank you letters from President Reagan regarding Air Force One-related gifts; aircraft requests from the Department of State; requests from the public for rides and tours; the origin of the Air Force One call sign; proposals for redesigning Air Force One, and updates on the production of a new Air Force One aircraft.

 For more on Air Force One see: WH009.


Automobiles, White House


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.


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