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Finding Aid

Records Management, White House Office of (ORM) - Subject Files - SO (White House Social Affairs)

Scope and Content

This series is divided into six subseries: SO (White House Social Affairs), SO001 (Breakfasts, White House), SO002 (Dinners, White House), SO003 (Luncheons, White House), SO004 (Receptions, White House), SO005 (Teas - Garden Parties - Concerts, White House). The material is arranged by alphanumeric subcode and thereunder by case file number.

All six subseries are comprised of correspondence (and drafts thereof), memoranda, forms, speeches, invitation lists, planning documents, and other materials related to social events including meals, receptions, and concerts held at the White House. The bulk of the material consists of thank-you letters between President Bush and guests, entertainers, and other individuals who were in attendance at social events held at the White House, as well as documents used to track and process gifts to the president.

Extent

6 linear feet, 7 linear inches

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

Box 1

Subject Files - SO (White House Social Affairs) 

Box 2

Subject Files - SO (White House Social Affairs) 

Box 3

Subject Files - SO (White House Social Affairs) 

Box 4

Subject Files - SO (White House Social Affairs) 

Box 5

Subject Files - SO001 (Breakfasts, White House) 
Subject Files - SO002 (Dinners, White House)

Box 6

Subject Files - SO002 (Dinners, White House)  

Box 7

Subject Files - SO002 (Dinners, White House) 

Box 8

Subject Files - SO002 (Dinners, White House)  

Box 9

Subject Files - SO002 (Dinners, White House) 
Subject Files - SO003 (Luncheons, White House)

Box 10

Subject Files - SO003 (Luncheons, White House)  
Subject Files - SO004 (Receptions, White House)

Box 11

Subject Files - SO004 (Receptions, White House)  

Box 12

Subject Files - SO004 (Receptions, White House)  

Box 13

Subject Files - SO004 (Receptions, White House)  

Box 14

 Subject Files - SO004 (Receptions, White House)  
Subject Files - SO005 (Teas - Garden Parties - Concerts, White House)

Box 15

Subject Files - SO005 (Teas - Garden Parties - Concerts, White House)