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WHORM - Recreation - Sports (RE)

(3.2 linear feet; boxes 1-8)

A primary subject category containing information relating to the acquisition and dissemination of information on baseball, basketball, swimming and bathing, boating, karate, egg rolling, football, golf, gymnastics, hunting and fishing, the Olympic Games, hockey, racing, riding, skating and skiing, soccer, tennis, walking and jogging, and rifle and pistol matches. A particular strength of these records is a series of speeches President Bush delivered to championship teams in baseball, basketball, and football (collegiate and professional).

DESCRIPTION OF SECONDARY FILE CODES

7RE Recreation (.6 ft.; boxes 1-2)

A secondary subject category containing materials pertaining to the Great American Workout, the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, President Bush's skill at horseshoes, and the revival of Hoover-Ball. This category also contains information on PSA's for the Goodwill Games, proposed bridge matches between the U.S. and communist China, and correspondence between President Bush and celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger concerning fitness-related issues.

RE001 Baseball-Softball (.2 ft.; boxes 2-3)

A secondary subject category containing materials pertaining to President Bush's collegiate baseball career at Yale University, his brief comments to World Series winners from 1989-1992, his speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of Little League baseball, and his remarks at the 1991 All-Star game.

RE002 Basketball (.2 ft.; box 3)

A secondary subject category containing materials pertaining to President Bush's remarks to NBA and NCAA champions (men and women) between 1989-1992.

RE003 Swimming-Bathing (.1 ft.; box 3)

A secondary subject category containing materials pertaining to a request for President Bush to meet with the University of Texas Men's and Women's Swim Teams (1991 NCAA champions).

RE004 Boating (.1 ft.; box 3)

A secondary subject category containing materials offering President and Barbara Bush siling trips, a request for permission to berth the Red Star '92 syndicate's America's Cup entry in San Diego Bay, and correspondence concerning the repeal of the luxury tax on boats.

RE006 Boxing-Wrestling-Karate-Judo (.1 ft.; box 3)

A secondary subject category containing correspondence advising President Bush of the tremendous success of the U.S. Karate Team.

RE007 Cards-Checkers-Chess (.1 ft.; box 3)

A secondary subject category containing materials requesting that chess be offered as part of the curriculum in American schools.

RE009 Egg Rolling (.1 ft.; box 4)

A secondary subject category containing correspondnece concerning the White House Easter Egg Roll, the legal contract for the 1991 Easter Egg Roll, and parking arrangements for the event.

RE010 Football (.1 ft.; box 4)

A secondary subject category containing correspondnece concerning comments made by President Bush in honor of NFL and NCAA champions between 1989-1992, and letters concerning ABC's celebration of twenty years of "Monday Night Football."

RE011 Golf (.1 ft.; boxes 4-5)

A secondary subject category containing correspondnece concerning offers of golf lessons and tips for President Bush, requests for the Chief Executive to address the Ryder cup Team in 1989 and 1991, a proposed match between Bush and Quayle, and an offer to construct a putting green on the White House lawn.

RE012 Gymnastics (.1 ft.; box 5)

A secondary subject category containing correspondnece concerning requests for President Bush to meet with the 1992 Yale Women's Gymnastics Team and the 1991 University of Alabama Women's Gymnastics Team (NCAA champions).

RE013 Hockey (.1 ft.; box 5)

A secondary subject category containing correspondnece concerning speeches given by President Bush in honor of NHL and NCAA champions between 1989-1992.

RE014 Hunting-Fishing (.3 ft.; box 5)

A secondary subject category containing requests to go fishing with President Bush and entreaties for him to condemn hunting as an inhumane sport.

RE015 Olympic Games (.3 ft.; boxes 6-7)

A secondary subject category containing correspondence requesting President Bush to support Atlanta and Salt Lake City as sites of the 1996 and 1998 Olympic Games, a speech made by him honoring the 1992 American Summer and Winter Olympic Teams, and the annual reports of the U.S. Olympic Committee from 1991-1992.

RE016 Racing (.1 ft.; box 7)

A secondary subject category containing correspondence discussing the Interstate Greyhound Racing Act of 1991, a request that President Bush meet with the 1989 winner of the Daytona 500, and an inquiry as to the chances of him meeting with Dale Earnhardt, the 1990 Winston Cup stock car racing champion.

RE017 Riding (.1 ft.; box 7)

A secondary subject category containing materials pertaining to a recommendation that President Bush greet representatives of the East Coast Greenway caravan and a resolution concerning the use of snowmobiles in Voyageurs National Park.

RE018 Rifle-Pistol Matches (.1 ft.; box 7)

A secondary subject category containing materials pertaining to the National Rifle Association and donation of the African Safari Club to the U.S. Shooting Team.

RE019 Skating-Skiing (.1 ft.; box 7)

A secondary subject category containing materials pertaining to President Bush meeting with members of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Ski Team prior to their departure for Albertville and the inclusion of his photo and letter in the program for the 1992 Masters World Cup Cross Country Skiing to be held in Anchorage, Alaska.

RE020 Soccer (.1 ft.; box 8)

A secondary subject category containing materials pertaining to the support of President Bush for the World Cup to be held in the U.S. in 1994, information on how sites for the World Cup matches will be chosen, and remarks made by the Chief Executive to the U.S. Women's Soccer Team (1992).

RE021 Tennis (.1 ft.; box 8)

A secondary subject category containing materials pertaining to requests to play president Bush in tennis, offers to improve his backhand and other ground strokes, and fundraising efforts for the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

RE023 Walking-Jogging (.1 ft.; box 8)

A secondary subject category containing materials pertaining to requests to run with President Bush and his approval of H.J. Resolution 547, National Walking Week.

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