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Finding Aid

2014-0158-F: Records for George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Joshua Bolten, Andrew Card, Ari Fleischer, Karl Rove, Karen Hughes, Joe Hagin, and Condoleezza Rice from September 11, 2001

Scope and Content

The materials in FOIA 2014-0158-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 2014-0158-F contains communications, schedules, notes and other records for George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Joshua Bolten, Andrew Card, Ari Fleischer, Karl Rove, Karen Hughes, Joe Hagin, and Condoleezza Rice from September 11, 2001.

Textual records include draft and final schedules, calendars, press releases, fact sheets, pool reports, remarks, handwritten notes, briefings, talking points, draft and final speeches, speech cards, and Q&As. There are many briefing papers which consist of schedules and related briefings, speeches, and talking points for events in late August and early September 2001. The majority of schedules for September 11, 2001 reflect the originally scheduled events that were eventually overcome by the emergency response to the terrorist attacks. There is a notebook containing handwritten notes detailing President Bush's movements and meetings from the beginning of the emergency response through mid-September.

Electronic records include press briefings, approved scheduling memoranda, narrative schedules for Vice President Cheney, and Los Angeles Times news updates. There is an email regarding the speech given by President Bush following the events of September 11, 2001. There is also an unsolicited email suggesting that the American flag be raised from halfstaff to show strength.

Extent

49 folders, approximately 1,637 pages / 54 assets

Provenance

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 - CO082 (Israel) Subject Files - DI (Disasters) Subject Files - FE009 (Proclamations) Subject Files - FG001-07 (Briefing Papers) Subject Files - FG001-08 (Presidential Telephone Calls) Subject Files - FG006-01 (White House Staff) Subject Files - FG006-17 (Office of National Drug Control Policy) Subject Files - FG013 (Department of Defense) Subject Files - ND007-06 (Personnel Actions, Military) Subject Files - PP010-02 (Condolence-Sympathy, Message Received by the President)

Staff Member Office Files

Appointments and Scheduling, White House Office of - Farr, Mary Beth - Scheduling Files Appointments and Scheduling, White House Office of - Presidential Daily Diary Appointments and Scheduling, White House Office of - Presidential Daily Diary Backup Office of Laura Bush - Scheduling - Cole, Jessica National Security Council - National Security Advisor, Office of the - Rice, Condoleezza Staff Secretary, White House Office of the - Miers, Harriet E. - Presidential Remarks Strategic Initiatives, White House Office of - Rove, Karl - Presidential Schedules
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