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FG 100 (Committee for the Preservation of the White House)

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These Presidential historical materials are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (44 U.S.C. 2111 note), and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, archivists reviewed the file group to identify private or personal as well as non-historical items. Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.

Materials covered by this act have been archivally processed and are described in this finding aid. Items that are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item. Employees of the National Archives will review periodically the unclassified portions of closed materials for the purpose of opening those which no longer require restrictions. Classified documents may be reviewed for declassification under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear measurement of materials:  1.5 in.
  • Approximate number of pages:  240

Organization Information

The Committee for the Preservation of the White House was established by Executive Order 11145 of March 7, 1964 to make recommendations to the President as to the articles of furniture, fixtures, and decorative objects which shall be used or displayed in the principal corridor on the ground floor of the White House, and as to the decor and arrangements therein best suited to enhance the historic and artistic values of the White House and of such articles, fixtures, and objects. The Committee was to advise the Director of the National Park Service with respect to the preservation and the interpretation of the museum character of the areas in the White House mentioned above.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, reports, and press releases. Primary correspondents include the President, H.R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman, Peter Flanigan, Clement Conger, and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. Topics include the selection of Committee members, appointments to and resignations from the Committee, and Committee activities.

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