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Record Group 274 includes the minutes and other records of the Pre-Inaugural Committee relating to the selection of an inaugural theme and to preliminary logistical planning in collaboration with Federal and D.C. Government agencies.

Records of the 1969 Inaugural Committee 1961, 1965, 1968-72  [See Also:  NARA's Record Group 274]

  • Number of Boxes:   41
  • Approximate number of pages:   A standard archival box can contain up to 1,000 pages of material

These includes records from the following offices:

  • Office of the Chairman – relating to planning, funding, and staffing, including copies of reports of some 1961 and 1965 Inaugural Committee offices, and the final reports of the chairman, the executive director, and the principal staff offices and committees, 1961, 1965, 1968-71

  • Office of the Executive Director – relating to invitation control, license plate distribution, coordination of committees by five coordinators, and other administrative matters, 1968-69

  • Staff Offices – relating to media promotion; services to members of Congress, state governors, and cabinet members-designate; and records management for archival purposes, 1968-72

  • Committees – responsible for the inaugural events, including the parade and the ball; the official book, program, and medal, and other souvenirs; and administrative and logistical support services, 1968-69. Samples of invitations, badges, and souvenirs, 1969

Records of the 1973 Inaugural Committee 1972-73

  • Linear feet of materials:   39
  • Approximate number of pages:   A standard archival box can contain up to 1,000 pages of material

These includes records from the following offices:

  • Office of the Chairman – relating to planning, funding, and staffing, including the final reports of staff offices, group directors, and committees, 1972-73

  • Office of the Executive Director – relating to publicity, press relations, and invitations, 1972-73

  • Group I – relating to budget, personnel, office management, procurement, and invitation control, 1972-73

  • Group II – relating to the staging of the inaugural ball and other events, 1972-73

  • Group III – relating to the staging of the inaugural parade; the marketing of the official book and medal, and other souvenirs; and the granting of concessions, 1972-73

  • Group IV – relating to the planning of special activities for the state and territorial governors, state societies, ethnic minorities, veterans' groups, and young voters, 1972-73

  • Group V – relating to the participation of D.C. businesses and schools; the procurement of hotel accommodations; and the distribution of guidebooks, 1972-73

  • Group VI – relating to the construction of parade reviewing stands and the coordination of military, law enforcement, and medical personnel on duty during inaugural activities, 1972-73. Samples of tickets, badges, blank forms, and souvenirs, 1973

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