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2014-0042-F: Drafts of the 2002 State of the Union Address

Scope and Content

The materials in FOIA 2014-0042-F are a selective, not necessarily all inclusive, body of documents responsive to the topic of the FOIA. Researchers should consult the archivist about related materials.

FOIA 2014-0042-F contains materials related to drafts of the 2002 State of the Union Address.

This FOIA primarily contains drafts of the 2002 State of the Union Address. This material ranges from draft #1 through draft #33 and includes the copy that President George W. Bush used at the lectern in the Capitol. Also included are speech planning materials from White House staffers discussing speech content and wording; emails transmitting speech drafts; guest lists for the First Lady's box; documents regarding the production of speech booklets that were given to members of Congress; scheduling materials; and correspondence.

It should be noted that many of the documents listed here have been closed to National Security classification and/or exemptions of the Freedom of Information Act.



78 folders, approximately 5,370 pages / 249 assets


Official records of George W. Bush's presidency are housed at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and administered by the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of the Presidential Records Act.

Folders and Documents

Records Management, White House Office of

Subject Files - FG001-07 (Briefing Papers) Subject Files - SP230-02 (Address Before A Joint Session of the Congress, State of the Union)

Staff Member Office Files

Chief of Staff, White House Office of - Reynolds, Tim - Printed Materials Communications, White House Office of - Sforza, Scott - Subject Files Counsel's Office, White House - Miers, Harriet E. - Speech Files Counselor's Office - Hughes, Karen - Speech Files Deputy Chief of Staff, White House Office of - Bolten, Joshua (Josh) - Subject Files Intergovernmental Affairs, White House Office of - Kelly, James - Subject Files Management and Administration, White House Office of - Eichelberger, John - Subject Files National Economic Council - Sumerlin, Marc - Subject Files National Security Council - Intelligence Programs and Reform - Smith, James National Security Council - National Security Advisor, Office of the - Rice, Condoleezza Speechwriting, White House Office of - Campbell, Anne - Speech Files Speechwriting, White House Office of - Reilly, Jeannette - Speech Files Staff Secretary, White House Office of the - Miers, Harriet E. - Presidential Remarks Strategic Initiatives, White House Office of - Rove, Karl - Subject Files George W. Bush Presidential Electronic Records - Email