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UPDATE: The permanent and special exhibits at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum are open to the public. Our Research Room remains to closed to the public. We will continue to respond to written requests for records at gwbush.library@nara.gov. Please check the Library and Museum's website for updates on our operating hours and status.

The Collections Guide for researching textual materials in the Library's archive provides more detailed descriptions about each series.

We encourage researchers to contact the Library before making a research visit.  See the Plan a Research Visit page for further information.

This collection consists of Presidential records from White House Staff Member Office Files (SMOF), 2001-2009, who served in the administration of President George W. Bush. Named after the individual staff members and/or offices, some series are fully available for research. Otherwise, individual folders have been opened during systematic processing. 

If an individual staff member worked in more than one office, he or she will have two finding aids - one for each office.  

Series with an asterisk indicate that some or all of the material has been digitized and is viewable online. Links to series without digitized material will open the Finding Aid. To search within digitized records, please visit the National Archives Catalog. Material that has been processed but has not been digitized can be requested via a reproduction order for a fee. Contact the archives staff for more information. 

Electronic records, or assets, were born-digital and therefore not digitized by the George W. Bush Presidential Library staff. If a FOIA contains assets in addition to pages, unless otherwise stated, the assets are not currently available online. Electronic records can be viewed in the research room or by contacting the archives.

Textual Records

Advance, White House Office of

Bush 43 Sample Collection

Calligraphy Office, White House

Counsel's Office, White House

Council of Economic Advisers (CEA)

Deputy Chief of Staff, White House Office of the 

Domestic Policy Council (DPC)

Executive Clerk, White House Office of the

Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, White House Office of (OFBCI)

National Security Council - Media Communications and Speechwriting

Presidential Correspondence, White House Office of

Press Office, White House

Staff Secretary, White House Office of the

Strategic Initiatives, White House Office of (OSI)

USA Freedom Corps

Visitors Office, White House

Electronic Records

Automated Records Management System (ARMS) Email

Counsel's Office, White House - Brett Kavanaugh's Email

Exchange - Presidential Email