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Filed in subject category FG 1-3, FG 1-3-1 and FG 1-3-2 are materials concerning inaugural festivities. Frequent correspondents include: President Nixon, John Brown III, John Campbell, Kenneth Cole, Jeane Davis, John Ehrlichman, Edwin Harper, Harry Hopkins, Richard Fairbanks, Leonard Garment, David Gergen, Henry Kissinger, Herbert Klein, Thomas Korologos, Robert Mayo, Gen. Brent Scowcroft, William Timmons, Rose Mary Woods and Ronald Ziegler.

The Executive file category within this subject category includes the correspondence of the President, White House Staff and Administration officials with heads of state, members of Congress, political party members, personal acquaintances and business, patriotic and special interest organizations. The General file category mainly contains correspondence of the President and White House Staff with members of Congress, business, patriotic and special interest organizations and the general public. Many of the same subjects and correspondents, however, may be found in both files.

Related materials may be found in the following subject categories:

FE 7-1 Flags
GI 2 Gifts to the President
PP 5 President's Family
PP 13-2 President's Personal
PP 15-2 President's Preferences - Hobbies
PR 1 Administration Appreciation Letters
PR 11 Motion Pictures - Film Strips - Record
PR 16 Publicity - Newsletters
RM Religious Matters
WH 4 White House Administration: Mail


This subject category contains information concerning inaugural plans, programs, guest lists, invitations, counter-inaugural protest activities, Bibles, concerts, sermons, balls, and television coverage. There is also correspondence, suggestions and gifts from private citizens, schoolchildren, political party members, and acquaintances concerning the inaugurations.


This subject category includes lists of celebrities invited to the inaugural events, and requests for the inclusions of orchestras, marching bands, drill teams, horse guards and color guards.

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