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Finding Aid

2015-0188-F: White House Office of Records Management Subject Files Country Code CO097 (Republic of Liberia)

Scope and Content

The materials in FOIA 2015-0188-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 2015-0188-F contains the White House Office of Records Management Subject Files Country Code CO097 (Republic of Liberia).

This FOIA primarily contains correspondence, memoranda (and drafts thereof), as well as routing memoranda, draft proclamations, and printed material. Correspondence present includes that from the general public, as well as congresspersons and State Department officials (including Secretary Condoleezza Rice) regarding Charles Taylor, UN sanctions on Liberia, requests for military action in Liberia, and requests for persons to be included in the White House delegation to Liberia for the inauguration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Also present is correspondence from President George W. Bush to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf regarding her visit to the White House and thanking her for the gifts she presented the President and First Lady. Memoranda include a request from the State Department for a Presidential Determination to make assistance available to Liberia, along with a draft memorandum regarding the determination, which was published as Presidential Determination Number 2004-23. Also included is a memorandum approved by President George W. Bush from Condoleezza Rice, a memorandum of justification, and a sample letter to Congress, all regarding waiving the loan default assistance restrictions for Liberia. Moreover, a memorandum regarding an invitation to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s inauguration as well as a memorandum regarding a proclamation to modify duty free treatment under the generalized system of preferences (GSP) is present. This proclamation was issued February 22, 2006.


28 folders, approximately 310 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 - CO097 (Republic of Liberia) Confidential Files - CO097 (Republic of Liberia)