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[Partial Release]

Messages, greetings, statements and similar communications sent from the President or the White House such as: congratulations on anniversaries; birthday greetings; statements of sympathy and condolences; messages on the occasion of special events (e.g. cornerstone laying and dedications).

EXCEPT material pertaining to:

Messages to Congress SEE: SP
Messages to political groups SEE: PL
Messages for holidays and observances SEE: HO

The principal correspondents in this file include the President, John Ehrlichman, James Keogh, Noble Melencamp, Hugh Sloan, Herbert Klein, Alexander Butterfield, and Raymond Price.

The terms Executive and General which are used before the subject file codes indicate the source of the materials. Items designated as Executive are communications between the leaders and agencies of foreign, national, state and local governments, and prominent persons. Items designated as General are communications between Government officials and private citizens and organizations. The topics filed under each heading are generally similar.

The types of records found in the subject files include original incoming letters and staff memoranda; carbons and electrostatic copies of outgoing letters and staff memoranda; transmittal letters and memoranda for correspondence, reports and other items; preservation copies of newspaper and magazine clippings; lists of names of individuals for possible condolences or commendations; and withdrawal sheets for materials either transferred as audiovisual items or withdrawn for national security or privacy considerations.

Corresponding Oversized Attachment 4942 has been processed and is available in White House Central Files: Processed Oversized Attachments. Corresponding Oversized Attachments 3983, 6068, and 3983 have not been processed.

ME MESSAGES

ME 1 Furnished to Adults

Subdivided by initial of person for whom the message is meant. Subdivided by CO # for Head of foreign government.

ME 1-1 Wedding Anniversaries

Subdivided by initial of person for whom the message is meant. Subdivided by CO # for Head of foreign government.

ME 1-2 Birthday Greetings

Subdivided by initial of person for whom the message is meant. Subdivided by CO # for Head of foreign government.

ME 1-3 Sympathy – condolences – physically handicapped (illness – death)

Includes flowers sent. Subdivided by initial of ill or deceased. Subdivided by CO # for Head of foreign government. For Armed Forces Personnel, SEE: ND.

ME 2 Furnished to Children

Includes birthdays, illness, etc., subdivided by initial.

ME 3 Furnished to Organizations

Subdivided by initial.

ME 3-1 Churches, Synagogues

Subdivided by initial.

ME 3-1-1 Catholic

Subdivided by initial.

ME 3-1-2 Jewish

Subdivided by initial.

ME 3-1-3 Protestant

Subdivided by initial.

ME 3-2 Colleges, Universities, Schools and Libraries

Includes school newspapers; subdivided by initial.

ME 3-3 Governmental Groups

Subdivided and cross-referenced by ST, CO, LG, IT or FG #s.

ME 3-4 Hospitals, Clinics and Research Institutions

Subdivided by initial.

ME 3-5 Labor Groups

Subdivided by initial.

ME 3-6 Newspapers, Magazines, Radio and TV Stations

Subdivided by initial. For school newspapers, SEE: ME 3-2.

ME 3-7 Trade Fairs, Missions, Centers, fairs, expositions and exhibits

Subdivided by LG/Name of City.

ME 4 Denied

ME 4-1 Denied to Adults

Subdivided by initial of person for whom message is meant. Subdivided by CO # for Head of foreign government.

ME 4-1-1 Wedding Anniversaries

Subdivided by initial of person for whom message is meant. Subdivided by CO # for Head of foreign government.

ME 4-1-2 Birthday Greetings

Subdivided by initial of person for whom message is meant. Subdivided by CO # for Head of foreign government.

ME 4-1-3 Sympathy – condolences – physically handicapped (illness – death)

Includes flowers. Subdivided by initial of ill or deceased. Subdivided by CO # for head of foreign government. For Armed Forces Personnel, SEE: ND.

ME 4-2 Denied to Children

Includes birthdays, illness, etc. Subdivided by initial.

ME 4-3 Denied to Organizations

Subdivided by initial.

ME 4-3-1 Churches, Synagogues

Subdivided by initial.

ME 4-3-1-1 Catholic

Subdivided by initial.

ME 4-3-1-2 Jewish

Subdivided by initial.

ME 4-3-1-3 Protestant

Subdivided by initial.

ME 4-3-2 Colleges, Universities, Schools and Libraries

Subdivided by initial.

ME 4-3-3 Governmental Groups

Subdivided and cross-referenced by ST, CO, LG, IT or FG #s.

ME 4-3-4 Hospitals, Clinics and Research Institutions

Subdivided by initial.

ME 4-3-5 Labor Groups

Subdivided by initial.

ME 4-3-6 Newspapers, Magazines, Radio and TV Stations

Subdivided by initial.

ME 4-3-7 Trade Fairs, Missions, Centers, fairs, expositions and exhibits

Subdivided by LG/Name of City.

[End of Partial Release]

Folder Title List

[Partial Release]

Box 2

GEN ME Messages [1/20/1969-12/31/1970]
GEN ME Messages 1/1/1971-[12/31/1972]
GEN ME Messages 1/1/1973-[8/9/1974]
EX ME 1 Messages Furnished to Adults [1/20/1969-12/31/1970]
EX ME 1 Messages Furnished to Adults 1/1/1971-2/28/1971
EX ME 1 Messages Furnished to Adults 3/1/1971-7/30/1971

[End of Partial Release]

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