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American Jewish Affairs
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, notes, briefing materials, speeches, press releases, news clippings and miscellaneous printed materials that represent the function of this office. The material illustrate how the office identified priorities and established support for the Carter Administration's policies among American Jewish leaders and Jewish organizations. Ed Sanders and Alfred Moses both served as advisors to the President on American Jewish affairs and as liaisons to the Jewish community.

Aragon, Joseph
The material in this collection consist of correspondence, memoranda, notes, briefing papers, legal documents, resumes, invitations, news clippings, and printed material. The material relates to Joseph Aragon's position as Special Assistant to the President regarding the Hispanic community, the Community Services Administration (CSA), the Panama Canal Treaties, and the anti-inflation program

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Bleicher, Michael N.
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, telephone directories, reports, briefing books, organizational charts, resource publications, booklets, and miscellaneous printed material. The material deals mainly with energy issues.

Bourne, Peter
The material in this collection consists of memoranda, correspondence, notes, speech drafts, reports, briefings, invitations, and printed material. The majority of these files pertain to Dr. Bourne's role as the administration's health and drug expert. The material relate to Dr. Peter Bourne's role as an advisor to Jimmy Carter during the 1976 Presidential campaign, transition period, and his appointment as Assistant to the President for Health Issues, 1977-78.

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Cabinet Secretary
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, letters, memoranda, studies, recommendations, briefing material, notes, speeches, press releases, news clippings and publications that represent the function of the Office of the Cabinet Secretary. These material illustrate how the Office of the Cabinet Secretary expedited the decisions and policies made by the President and the Cabinet. As Cabinet Secretary, Jack Watson (and subsequently Eugene Eidenberg) attended Cabinet meetings, but they did not have Cabinet level status. Jack Watson served first in this capacity, followed by Gene Eidenberg. This office was responsible for White House liaison with Cabinet members and with governors and mayors and other local government officials. The material currently available for research consists of the files of Jack Watson, Stephen Page, Berry Crawford, Ann Todd, Jane Voget, and the Governors and States file.

Carter Family
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, form letters, memoranda, studies, recommendations, position papers, notes, speeches, drafts, press releases, news clippings, itineraries, newsletters, pamphlets, polling data, photographs, schedules, vote statistics, advertisement flyers, appointment books, and publications. The records in this collection document Jimmy Carter's early political career in the Georgia State Senate, his term as Governor from 1970-1974; and his membership on the West Georgia Planning Commission. In addition, the collection contains material from the 1970 gubernatorial campaign, gubernatorial trips to South America and Europe, the 1976 presidential campaign, Rosalynn Carter's gubernatorial papers, and Carter's pre-presidential speech files.

Carter/Mondale Campaign Committee - 1976
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, letters, handwritten notes, studies, speeches, recommendations, position papers, press releases, briefing papers, proposals, studies, reports, political statements, and news clippings. These records document all aspects of the 1976 presidential campaign. This includes the formation of political strategy; polling data; administrative type of work such as personnel and budget matters; development of recommended positions and proposals on issues; scheduling all activities pertaining to Governor Carter's travel; speeches; field staff operations in other regions; information relating to press procedures; and support staff material for both the Carter family and Walter Mondale.

Chief of Staff
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, publications and personnel materials that represent the function of the Office of the Chief of Staff. This collection also focus on the development of budgets and policies; the process of reorganization of the White House; and the establishment of relations with Congress. A substantial portion of the material relates to Jordan's role as political adviser to the President and special administration goals such as: a separate Department of Education, Middle East initiatives and the passage of the Panama Canal Treaties. Digital Library

Clough, Susan (Personal Secretary to the President)
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, schedules, telephone messages, speeches, newspaper clippings and printed material. The majority of these files are made up of expressions of congratulations upon President Carter's election as President and letters of recommendation to the President regarding possible executive branch employees. Campaign strategies, routine activities of the President, requests for support, efforts to win his party's nomination, and the general election against Ronald Reagan are well documented.

Cleland, Joseph Maxwell (Max)
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, reports, photographs, press clippings, press statements, speeches, invitations, handwritten notes, and magazines. The material relates to Max Cleland's tenure as a Georgia State Senator, Administrator of the Veterans Affairs Agency, and his participation in the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs to improve hospitals. The material reflects his concerns for Vietnam veterans regarding employment, health care, drug abuse, and education. The collection also contains personal correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia

Clymer, Adam
The material in this collection consists of research papers and background materials consisting of notes from newspaper articles, interviews, presidential library documents, and conservative organizations' documents and financial records. This material was used by Adam Clymer to write his book "Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch: the Panama Canal Treaties and the Rise of the Right." Also included are six computer diskettes containing numerous interviews and reference documents of senators' and presidential candidates' activities. The papers cover topics such as senate elections, the National Conservative Political Action Committee, and U.S. Presidents' handling of canal issues.

Congressional Liaison Office
The material in this collection consists of congressional correspondence, memoranda, notes, briefing papers, campaign schedules, legislative reports, congressional mail summaries, telephone call requests, resumes, news clippings, publications and floor charts that represent the function of the Congressional Office.

Council of Economic Advisers
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, briefing books, testimony, speeches, reports, and miscellaneous printed material. The material reflects the duties of the Council of Economic Advisers to assist the President in dealing with both foreign and domestic economic issues. The material details the policy making process for various aspects of foreign and domestic economic issues. Major topics include imports, exports, trade and economic policies, and conditions of foreign countries.

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Dean, John Gunther
This collection of personal papers contains copies of official documents, personal notes, memoranda, correspondence, briefing papers, cables and photographs. The material documents the career of U.S. diplomat John Gunther Dean both during and after he left the U.S. Foreign Service.

Donovan, Hedley W.
The material in this collection consists of memoranda, correspondence, speeches, briefing material, and energy reports. These files contain reports on energy and budgetary matters but not much material concerning Donovan's work with commissions or special studies. "Memos to the President, 8/21/79 - 8/14/80 [CF, OA 706]", contains material which covers the entire year Mr. Donovan was at the White House and documents his primary duties while he was Senior Adviser to the President.

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First Lady's Office
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, letters, memoranda, agendas, messages, invitations, itineraries, schedules, reports, menus, lists, resumes, briefing papers, background information, telephone logs, speeches, press releases and clippings. These material relate to information regarding all official White House social functions; First Lady speeches, interviews, and correspondence; and her trip itineraries and schedules. Information on Rosalynn Carter's special projects such as mental health, community projects, volunteerism, the aged, Cambodian relief efforts, and women's issues.

Free, James
The material in this collection consists of the 1980 presidential campaign files of James Free between 1979-1981. This material relates to his involvement as the Deputy Campaign Manager over thirteen southern states. This collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, lists of state campaign managers, supporter lists, and campaign strategies. Also included are daily political reports, delegate selection information, election data, and numerous state political files.

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Harden, Richard
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, memorandums, briefing papers, notes, speeches, legal documents, reports, press clippings, contracts, receipts, and miscellaneous printed material. These records relate to Richard Harden's responsibilities as Special Assistant to the President for Information Management. This series also includes material regarding Harden's liaison with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CIPA). In addition, records include Harden's ad hoc projects such as managing the travels of Lillian Carter, securing entertainment contracts for the 1976 inaugural celebrations, and administering the Federal Election Committee and Democratic National Committee finance operations.

Harris, Hubert
The material in this collection documents Hubert Harris' role as Assistant Director to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and his involvement in fundraising for the Carter-Mondale 1976 presidential campaign. The material includes memorandums, personal and business correspondence, legislative reports, campaign and budget material, newspaper clippings, travel information for government-related trips, and personal memorabilia.

Hertzberg, Hendrik
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, reports, press clippings, handwritten notes, speeches, speech drafts, and background subject material. The material documents the speech writing methods of Hendrik Hertzberg during the Carter administration. Many of the larger prominent speeches are accompanied by input from various departments and advisors, and other speechwriters. Some of this material contains handwritten notes by the creator, other speechwriters, and occasionally President Carter. Also included are background subject materials, correspondence, and reports for writing President Carter's speeches.

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Jagoda, Barry
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, memorandums, photographs, press clippings, press briefings, handwritten notes, magazines, and notebooks. These papers include information relating to media appearances made by the president, public broadcasting issues, international communications policy, and cultural affairs issues. In addition, the materials also contain records regarding the 1976 presidential campaign, debates, and the transition period.

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Kraft, Tim (Special Assistant to the President)
The material in this collection consists of incoming correspondence, with Kraft's responses, invitations, brochures, and miscellaneous material sent to Kraft. The correspondence is primarily of a personal and social nature and only tangentially concerned with Kraft's duties as Special Assistant, though some of those sending congratulations or invitations also had working relationships with Kraft. Those seeking information on Kraft's day-to-day functions in scheduling appointments are advised to consult the White House Central Files, Federal Government-Organizations (FG) 6-1-1/Kraft, Tim.

Kraft, Tim
The material in this collection consists of information on the transition period, the president's daily schedule, and specific appointments, items dealing with political appointees and congressional liaison matters, and guidance to staff on scheduling matters. In addition, the material include items relevant to Kraft's political activities in both the 1976 and 1980 presidential campaigns. The collection consists of memoranda, reports, clippings, correspondence, notes and charts.

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Martin, Louis
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, notes, resumes, photographs, miscellaneous printed material, newspaper clippings, desk calendars, mailing lists, telephone messages, speech drafts concerning anything interesting to the blacks, minority, and women communities from 1978-1981. Material in this collection focuses on education, community service, urban development, housing, small business, and civil rights.

McDonald, Alonzo (Assistant to the President and White House Staff Director)
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, speeches, reports, handwritten notes, and printed material. These records relate to Alonzo McDonald's responsibility as the White House Staff Director in advising the President on filling various White House positions. This collection also contains material relating to McDonald's temporary position as Assistant to Robert Strauss, United States Special Trade Representative. Also included is material reflecting his position as Director of the Speechwriter's Office, and his membership on the President's Commission for a National Agenda for the Eighties.

Mitchell, Martha (Bunny)
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, invitations, resumes, and printed material relating to Martha (Bunny) Mitchell's duties during the Carter Administration. The collection also contain the plans and arrangement of meetings, trips, and speeches for President Carter regarding minority business enterprises and urban policy in Washington, D.C. Other material in this collection focuses on African-Americans, women, award ceremonies, small business, and community service.

Morefield, Richard
The material in this collection consists of material relating to the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis in which Richard Morefield was one of the 52 U.S. captives who were held for 444 days. The collection contains correspondence, including letters to and from Richard and Dorothea during the crisis. Also included is Dorothea Morefield's personal diary she kept while Richard was held hostage. Other material includes newspapers, press clippings, magazines, photographs, videos, cassette tapes, and artifacts. The artifacts consist mainly of gifts given to Richard Morefield by the federal government and California state and local governments.

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Ode, Robert C.
The material in this collection consists of clippings, correspondence, invitations, notes, proclamations, reports, resolutions, telegrams, and general textual records. Material also contains summaries of events in Iran prepared by the U.S. Department of State during the time of the Iran hostage crisis. The collection also includes the diary of Robert Ode that he maintained during his captivity. The majority of material in the collection documents the concern and support of the American people, especially schoolchildren, regarding the hostages and their families.

Office of Counsel to the President
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, notes, briefing papers, legal documents, and miscellaneous printed material. These materials relate to information regarding all official White House legal issues including domestic matters and foreign policy treaties. The files also consist of legal advice given to the president on personal and political situations

Office of Hispanic Affairs
The material in this collection consists of papers created by Esteban Torres, Special Assistant to the President for Hispanic Affairs and five of his staff members. The files include correspondence, memoranda, notes, speeches, reports, schedules, telephone messages, miscellaneous printed material, newspaper clippings, and travel vouchers. The files document the office's attempts to represent the Hispanic community at the federal government level.

Office of Science and Technology
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, notes, briefing materials, publications, news clippings, and phone messages. Also included are invitations, photographs, statistical charts, and reports. The material relates to the environment, energy, transportation, and conservation.

Office of the Special Advisor to the President on Inflation
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, briefings, studies, speeches, press releases, reports, news clippings, telephone logs, itineraries, invitations to press related events, and program itineraries. This material relates to the Administration's efforts in addressing rising inflation concerns.

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Plains Files
The material in this collection consists of materials sent to Plains, Georgia to be available to President Jimmy Carter while writing his memoirs. The material details foreign and domestic policy in the Carter administration. The collection also includes a small amount of pre-Presidential and post-Presidential material.

Powell, Jody
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, briefing notes, memorandums, interviews, handwritten notes, speeches, schedules, and telephone logs. Also included are surveys conducted by Cambridge Survey Research (CSR), trip materials, itineraries, press releases, and pool reports. Topics include integrity in government, the 1980 campaign platform, government reorganization, and general election strategy.

Pre-Presidential Papers
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, form letters, memoranda, studies, recommendations, position papers, notes, speeches, press releases, news clippings, itineraries, newsletters, pamphlets, polling data, voting statistics, campaign advertisements, appointment books, and publications. The materials document, to a small extent, Jimmy Carter's early political career in the state Senate; his 1966 and 1970 gubernatorial campaigns; and appointments to local boards and commissions in Georgia.

Press Office
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, notes, briefing papers, press releases, news conferences, pool reports, daily schedules, speech drafts, wire copies, photographs, press clippings, and miscellaneous printed material. These materials illustrate how the Press Office, under the direction of Press Secretary Jody Powell, coordinated the daily press briefings for electronic and print media representatives. This office also routinely issued copies of all of Carter's official statements and scheduled his interviews with the media.

Public Liaison
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, petitions, printed material, speeches and briefing material on issues that represent the function of the Office of Public Liaison. These materials illustrate how this office was a conduit to the President from religious and ethnic groups and for organizations representing neighborhoods, civil rights, human rights, business and trade, consumer rights, women, youth, energy and the handicapped. Special attention was paid to those groups ordinarily without resources or finances to have an effective voice.

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Schlesinger, James
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, notes, mailing forms, polling material, booklets and miscellaneous printed material. This material was written and received by people involved with establishing the Department of Energy (DOE). These people included William A. Morrill of the Energy Policy and Planning Office, Alvin Alm, Assistant Secretary for Policy and Evaluation, George Hall of the Office of Energy Policy Planning, and Robert W. Fri, Acting Administrator of the Energy Research and Development Agency, which was later absorbed by the Department of Energy.

Staff Secretary
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, notes, speeches, briefing material, daily schedules, press releases, photographs, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous printed material that represent the function of the Office of the Staff Secretary. The Presidential Handwriting File primarily consists of the daily contents of the President's outbox, filed chronologically according to the date when each item left the Oval Office

Strauss, Robert
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, briefing papers, speeches, polling samples, resumes, and printed matter. The material relates to Strauss' duties as Special Counselor on Inflation. In addition to administrative correspondence, the material includes extensive communications between Strauss and his staff to business and labor leaders. This correspondence contains surveys of their opinions about the Carter administration's inflation program.

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Wall, James
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, voting statistics, recommendations, press clippings, newspapers, magazines, invitations, brochures, delegate lists, and photographs. The material relates to James Wall's role as director of the Illinois 1976 and 1980 presidential campaigns. The series also contains material relating to his political involvement with Democratic conventions, George McGovern's 1972 campaign, and the White House Fellowships program.

Weddington, Sarah
The material in this collection consists of correspondence, invitations, memoranda, reports, notes, speech drafts, publications, newspaper clippings, briefing papers, card files, and computer printouts. The material relate to the office's efforts in the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA); the appointment of women to key positions; and formulating legislation in cooperation with the Congressional Liaison Office that affected women. In addition, this collection contains a large amount of material relating to the 1980 campaign including the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and the President's Speakers Bureau.

Wexler, Anne
The material in this collection consists of letters, memorandums, briefings, strategies, invitation lists, position papers, notes, speeches, news clippings, itineraries, newsletters, pamphlets, schedules, legal documents, telephone logs, and publications. These records document Anne Wexler's duties as Special Assistant for Public Outreach including getting the public involved in the development of Presidential priority issues, drafting legislation for those priority issues, and the development of strategy to get the issues before the Congress.

Wise, Phillip
The material in this collection consists of campaign files collected by Phil Wise from 1970-1981. The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, clippings, schedules, polling results, canvassing project documentation, issue statements, speeches and campaign staff training manuals. This material relates to the 1976 and 1980 Florida Primary Campaign and the 1976 and 1980 General Election Campaign.

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