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Finding Aid

2014-0072-F: Correspondence Between President Bush and His Pastors and Spiritual Advisors

Scope and Content

The materials in FOIA 2014-0072-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 2014-0072-F contains materials related to President George W. Bush’s correspondence with his pastors and other spiritual advisors, specifically Ted Haggard, James Mayfield, Mark Craig, Kirbyjon Caldwell, and Billy Graham.

This FOIA primarily contains materials from the White House Office of Records Management Subject Files PP (Presidential Personal) sub code. Case files from PP are generally comprised of documents that President Bush was given during the course of a few days’ time and normally include correspondence, notes of missed telephone calls, schedules, agendas, weather reports, news articles, talking points, and reports regarding upcoming events. Correspondence includes messages of support or thanks from President Bush’s friends, family, and Administration members, as well as messages pertaining to events such as speeches, holidays, media coverage, or presidential trips. Correspondence from President Bush thanking people for their support or participation in official events and letters from members of Congress are also present. Other materials include one compact disc recording by Christian songwriter Darrell Evans.


290 folders, approximately 12,046 pages


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 - DI (Disasters) Subject Files - DI002 (Natural Disasters) Subject Files - FA004 (Public Health) Subject Files - FG001 (President of the United States) Subject Files - FG001-03 (Inaugurations) Subject Files - FG001-05 (Presidential Handwriting - Holographs) Subject Files - FG001-08 (Presidential Telephone Calls) Subject Files - FG006-03A (Chief of Staff, Office Files) Subject Files - FG006-27 (Office of Senior Advisor - Karl Rove) Subject Files - GI002 (Gifts to the President) Subject Files - HO013 (Day of Prayer) Subject Files - JL003 (Crime) Subject Files - MA (Medals - Awards) Subject Files - ME (Messages) Subject Files - ME001 (Messages Sent to Individuals) Subject Files - ME001-01 (Messages - Anniversary/Wedding) Subject Files - ME001-02 (Messages - Birthday Greetings) Subject Files - ME001-03 (Messages - Condolence/Death) Subject Files - ME001-04 (Messages - Illness/Get Well) Subject Files - PE002 (Employment - Appointments) Subject Files - PP (Presidential Personal) Subject Files - PP005-03 (Bush, Jenna Welch [Daughter]) Subject Files - PP010 (Messages Received by the President) Subject Files - PP010-01 (Birthday, Messages Received by the President) Subject Files - PP010-03 (Election - Nomination - Primaries - Messages Received) Subject Files - PP012-08 (Religious Affiliation, Presidents) Subject Files - PR003 (Administration Support (Incoming)) Subject Files - PR013 (Requests to the President) Subject Files - PR015-04 (Press Briefings) Subject Files - RM (Religious Matters) Subject Files - SP (Speeches) Subject Files - SP230-07 (Address Before A Joint Session of the Congress, State of the Union) Subject Files - TR047 (Crawford, TX [Bush Ranch] 08/04/2001 - 08/30/2001 Vacation, First Family) Subject Files - TR186-03 (Houston, TX 09/12/2003) Subject Files - WH006 (Shelters & Security, White House)

Staff Member Office Files

Faith-Based & Community Initiatives, White House Office of - Hein, Jay - Outreach Files Staff Secretary, White House Office of the - Kavanaugh, Brett - Chron Files Staff Secretary, White House Office of the - Yanes, Raul - Chron Files