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Finding Aid

2017-0130-F: Staff Member Office Files (SMOF) Related to Elisabeth "Betsy" DeVos

Scope and Content

The materials in FOIA 2017-0130-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 2017-0130-F requested Staff Member Office Files (SMOF) related to Elisabeth "Betsy" DeVos.

A folder from the White House Counsel's Office was located, processed, and added to this request in 2019.

This FOIA primarily contains lists of candidates who were appointed to positions within the George W. Bush administration, press releases, personnel selection memoranda with finalized lists of appointees, vetting documents and biographies of candidates selected for appointment to office, published speeches, and routine correspondence related to appointees. The majority of the documents relate to Elisabeth DeVos's appointment to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.


4 folders, approximately 131 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

Staff Member Office Files

Counsel's Office, White House - Loughlin, Ann - Confidential Files Presidential Personnel, White House Office of - Bullock, Katja - Candidate Files - Boards and Commissions (Part Time)  Presidential Personnel, White House Office of - Miller, Martha Speechwriting, White House Office of - Green, Anneke