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The Presidential historical materials of Michael J. Farrell 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 (P.L. 93-526, 88 Stat 1695) and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, personal and private materials (including materials that are outside the date span covered by the act) and non-historical items have been returned to Farrell.

Materials covered by the act have been archivally processed and are described in this register. Items which are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (GSA Form 7279) with a description of each restricted document has been inserted at the beginning of each folder from which material has been removed. A Document Control Record marks the original position of the withdrawn item.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 restriction. Certain documents may be declassified under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to a Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear feet of materials:   .8
  • Approximate number of pages:   1600

Biographical Note

1937 February 19 Born Peoria, Illinois

1960 B.S., University of Illinois

1960-1969 Commercial Representative, U.S. Steel Corp.

1969-1971 Staff Assistant to the President, Office of White House Visitors

1971-1974 Special Assistant to the President, Office of White House Visitors

Scope and Content Note

The materials of Michael J. Farrell cover the years 1969-74. During this period, Farrell served first as Staff Assistant to the President in the Office of White House Visitors (1969-71) and then as Special Assistant to the President to the President in the same office (1971-74). Materials of John S. Davies, Farrell's predecessor as Special Assistant, are included. The chief responsibility of the Office of White House Visitors was to arrange White House tours and visitor-related special events.

The materials are arranged into three series:

  1. Memoranda
  2. Personnel Records
  3. Tour Reservation File

Presidential Memoranda concern various Visitors Office functions directly related to the President, particularly the acceptance of gifts from the public. The First Family subseries consists of memoranda to the First Lady, annotated with her replies. These relate to specific projects under her direction, such as candlelight tours of the White House, the annual Easter Egg Roll, and summer cruises on the yacht Sequoia. The Personnel Records consist of resumes of applicants for positions on the White House staff and miscellaneous memoranda about members of the existing staff. The Tour Reservation File reflects the system of ticket allotment for White House tours.

Series Description

Boxes:   1
Series:   Memoranda | Folder Title List
Spans:   1969 - 1974
Description:   Originals and copies of memoranda. Arranged in two sub-series as follows:

  • Subseries:   Presidential
    Description:   Memoranda relating to activities involving President Nixon. Unarranged.
  • Subseries:   First Family
    Description:   Memoranda to and about Mrs. Nixon. Originals are annotated with replies in Mrs. Nixon's handwriting. Unarranged.

Boxes:   1
Series:   Personnel Records | Folder Title List
Spans:   1969 - 1974
Description:   Originals and copies of resumes; covering memos. Unarranged.

Boxes:   2
Series:   Tour Reservation File | Folder Title List
Description:   Originals of tour reservation sheets. Unarranged.

Folder Title List

MEMORANDA, 1969-74

Box 1

Presidential Related Correspondence regarding Visitors Office Functions, Savings Bonds Programs and Combined Federal Campaign [1969-74]
Correspondence with Mrs. Nixon regarding Visitors and Projects under her direction, also Julie Eisenhower [1969-74]

PERSONNEL RECORDS, 1968-74

Personnel Records [1970-73] [1 of 6]
Personnel Records [1969-74] [2 of 6]
Personnel Records [1972-74] [3 of 6]
Personnel Records [1971-73] [4 of 6]
Personnel Records [1970-74] [5 of 6]
Personnel Records [1969-73] [6 of 6]

TOUR RESERVATION FILE

Box 2

Tour Reservation Sheets [1 of 4]
Tour Reservation Sheets [2 of 4]
Tour Reservation Sheets [3 of 4]
Tour Reservation Sheets [4 of 4]

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