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White House Press Office

Scope and Content Note

The White House Press Office records fill approximately 420 containers and contain information on a wide range of topics and office functions. These files contain material on both domestic and foreign issues, press conferences and press briefings, and the daily operations of the Press Office, including the staff's interaction with members of the media. The collection consists of Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater's Files, the Press Office Files, and the Lower Press Office Files.

Series and Subseries List

  1. Marlin Fitzwater's Files (147 Boxes)
    1. Series: Subject File (34 Boxes)
      1. Subseries: Alpha File Boxes 1-31
      2. Subseries: Bush Alpha File Boxes 32-34
    2. Series: Correspondence File (19 Boxes)
      1. Subseries: Alpha/Chron File Boxes 35-41
      2. Subseries: Chron File Boxes 42-44
      3. Subseries: Alpha File Boxes 45-53
    3. Series: Guidance File (74 Boxes) Boxes 54-128
    4. Series: Trip Boards (18 Boxes) Boxes 129-147
  2. Press Office Files (148 Boxes plus Staff Files)
    1. Series: Daily Press Releases Boxes 1-35
    2. Series: Press Releases Boxes 36-50
    3. Series: Daily Press Briefings Boxes 51-63
    4. Series: Press Briefings Boxes 64-69
    5. Series: Foreign and Domestic Trip Files (13 Boxes)
      1. Subseries: Trip Files Boxes 70-80
      2. Subseries: Trip Schedules Boxes 81-82
    6. Series: Press Office Subject File Boxes 83-90
    7. Series: Press Office Events File Boxes 91-95
    8. Series: Daily Guidance Files Boxes 96-132
    9. Series: Internal Transcripts Boxes 133-136
    10. Series: Administrative File (12 Boxes)
      1. Subseries: Administrative File Boxes 137-142
      2. Subseries: Interview Requests Boxes 143-146
      3. Subseries: Travel Vouchers and Authorization Forms Boxes 147-148
    11. Series: Stephen Hart's Subject File (16 Boxes) Boxes 1-16
    12. Series: Judy Smith's Files (21 Boxes) Boxes 1- 21
    13. Series: Laura Melillo's Subject File (5 Boxes) Boxes 1-5
    14. Series: Alixe Glenn's Files (1 Box)
    15. Series: B. Jay Cooper's Files (1 Box)
    16. Series: Ed Rogers' Files (1 Box)
    17. Series: Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (6 Boxes) Boxes 1-6
  3. Lower Press Office Files (26 Boxes plus Staff Files)
    1. Series: Press Releases (13 Boxes) Boxes 1-7g
    2. Series: Press Briefings (4 Boxes) Boxes 8-10a
    3. Series: Fact Sheets (1 Box) Box 11
    4. Series: Remarks by the President (1 Box) Box 12
    5. Series: Pool Reports (3 Boxes) Boxes 13-15
    6. Series: Presidential Trips (3 Boxes) Boxes 16-17a
    7. Series: Schedule of the President (1 Box) Box 18
    8. Series: Sean Walsh's Files (40 Boxes)
      1. Subseries: Chron File Boxes 1-28
      2. Subseries: Subject File Boxes 29-36
      3. Subseries: Personnel Announcements Boxes 37-38
      4. Subseries: Presidential Overseas Travel Notebooks Box 39
      5. Subseries: Backup Material Box 40
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