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Finding Aid

2015-0037-F: Records Related to James Dobson

Scope and Content

The materials in FOIA 2015-0037-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 2015-0037-F contains materials related to James Dobson.

This FOIA primarily contains correspondence, briefings, schedules, seating charts, speech drafts, news articles, publications, printed emails, scheduling requests, routing memoranda, routine forms, presidential message and video requests, invitations to administration officials, policy and job approval polling questions and results, and reports regarding Bush administration hiring and staffing. Also included are White House Office of Public Liaison memoranda outlining office activities and outreach efforts. There are reports containing updates from outside organizations on their efforts to promote Bush administration policy and appointments. Numerous draft copies of speeches for video-taped messages from President Bush for Focus on the Family, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice are represented. The large quantity of correspondence consists of letters from the public, Congress, and public and private organizations regarding requests for meetings and views on policy topics. There are also draft and final copies of letters sent from President George W. Bush to meeting participants, letters from Karl Rove thanking associates for their work while he served in the White House, and birthday messages and thank you letters sent from President Bush to James Dobson. The bulk of the material processed for this request was sent to or from Karl Rove.

Electronic records consist of emails to/from James Dobson and members of the White House, especially Tim Goeglein. Emails from Tim Goeglein include materials distributed to groups and organizations such as proclamations, press releases, fact sheets, Statements of Administration Policy, articles, speeches, and transcripts regarding stem cell research, abortion, human cloning, as well as other administration initiatives. There are also invitations and scheduling materials for phone calls and meetings with James Dobson. Lastly, there are messages from James Dobson giving thanks for matters such as the State of the Union address, National Day of Prayer events, nominations and appointments, as well as the materials distributed by Tim Goeglein.


146 folders, approximately 9,477 pages / 562 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 - ED (Education) Subject Files - FG001-05 (Presidential Handwriting - Holographs) Subject Files - FG001-07 (Briefing Papers) Subject Files - FG006-03A (Chief of Staff, Office Files) Subject Files - FG006-06 (National Security Council) Subject Files - FG006-27 (Office of Senior Advisor – Karl Rove) Subject Files - FG006-30 (Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, Office Files) Subject Files - GI002 (Gifts to the President) Subject Files - MC (Meetings - Conferences) Subject Files - MC003 (White House Conferences) Subject Files - ME001 (Messages Sent to Individuals) Subject Files - ME001-02 (Messages - Birthday Greetings) Subject Files - ME002 (Messages Sent to Groups / Organizations) Subject Files - PE002 (Employment - Appointments) Subject Files - PP005-01 (First Lady) Subject Files - PR005-01 (Photographs Granted) Subject Files - PR010 (Motion Pictures) Subject Files - SC (Sciences) Presidentials - FG006-27 (Office of Senior Advisor - Karl Rove) Presidentials - ME001-03 (Messages - Condolence/Death)

Staff Member Office Files

Domestic Policy Council - National AIDS Policy - Thompson, Carol - Subject Files Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, White House Office of - Wills, Katherine (Kathy) - Organization Files Presidential Correspondence, Office of - Hanusa, Mary Ann - Correspondence Public Liaison, White House Office of - Smith, Matthew (Matt) Speechwriting, White House Office of - Campbell, Anne Speechwriting, White House Office of - Reilly, Jeannette Staff Secretary, White House Office of the - Miers, Harriet E. - Presidential Remarks Strategic Initiatives, White House Office of - Rove, Karl - Subject Files