President George W. Bush shakes hands with Supreme Court Justice Nominee John Roberts after his remarks on the State Floor of the White House, July 19, 2005. (P071905ED-0841)
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What are Presidential records, and what does an archivist do? A “record” can be defined as any medium upon which evidence of human activity is recorded. Records can consist of paper files, photographs, videotapes, and computer-based data such as emails. An archivist preserves, describes, and makes available records that are deemed to have continuing importance. Archivists can be found in universities, corporations, government, and non-profit organizations. Presidential records are any records created or received during a Presidential Administration in the conduct of executive branch functions. With very few exceptions, all such materials are kept. At the end of a Presidential administration, those records become the property of the American people. They are preserved by the National Archives and Records Administration for public use. Archivists at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum review materials to determine what can be made accessible under the Presidential Records Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Restrictions are applied to Presidential records by archivists to protect national security, personal privacy, and other information that is exempt from release.

This gallery offers a “sneak peek” of a very few select Presidential documents found among the Library’s holdings. These documents succinctly capture the unique variety and historically valuable nature of Presidential records: President George W. Bush’s handwritten remarks to the press on the morning of September 11, 2001; letters from U2 singer Bono regarding the President’s humanitarian work; sketches by clothing designer Oscar de la Renta for the gown First Lady Laura Bush wore at the State Dinner in honor of Queen Elizabeth II; the letter from United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announcing her retirement; and maps that depict damage caused by Hurricane Katrina used by the President (note the red “The President Has Seen” stamp at the top of the document). 

  • Notes written by President George W. Bush for the initial statement to the press after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. (3 Page Document; 1 of 3)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Notes written by President George W. Bush for the initial statement to the press after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. (3 Page Document; 2 of 3)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Notes written by President George W. Bush for the initial statement to the press after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. (3 Page Document; 3 of 3)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Program from the 2006 White House Easter Egg Roll.  This annual event was first held at the White House in 1878 during the Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes. (8 Page Document; 1 of 8)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Program from the 2006 White House Easter Egg Roll.  This annual event was first held at the White House in 1878 during the Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes. (8 Page Document; 2 of 8)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Program from the 2006 White House Easter Egg Roll.  This annual event was first held at the White House in 1878 during the Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes. (8 Page Document; 3 of 8)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Program from the 2006 White House Easter Egg Roll.  This annual event was first held at the White House in 1878 during the Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes. (8 Page Document; 4 of 8)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Program from the 2006 White House Easter Egg Roll.  This annual event was first held at the White House in 1878 during the Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes. (8 Page Document; 5 of 8)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Program from the 2006 White House Easter Egg Roll.  This annual event was first held at the White House in 1878 during the Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes. (8 Page Document; 6 of 8)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Program from the 2006 White House Easter Egg Roll.  This annual event was first held at the White House in 1878 during the Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes. (8 Page Document; 7 of 8)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Program from the 2006 White House Easter Egg Roll.  This annual event was first held at the White House in 1878 during the Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes. (8 Page Document; 8 of 8)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Letter dated October 27, 2006 from Joe Stewart, Superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York, thanking President George W. Bush – the first President to visit the academy and deliver the graduation speech. (2 Page Document; 1 of 2) 

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Letter dated October 27, 2006 from Joe Stewart, Superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York, thanking President George W. Bush – the first President to visit the academy and deliver the graduation speech. (2 Page Document; 2 of 2) 

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Copy of letter dated July 4, 2005 to United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor written by President George W. Bush upon receipt of her resignation; attached is her July 1, 2005 resignation letter.  Nominated to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan, Justice O’Connor served from 1981 until 2006. (2 Page Document; 1 of 2)

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  • Copy of letter dated July 4, 2005 to United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor written by President George W. Bush upon receipt of her resignation; attached is her July 1, 2005 resignation letter.  Nominated to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan, Justice O’Connor served from 1981 until 2006. (2 Page Document; 2 of 2)

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  • Program from the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony.  President George W. Bush signed legislation awarding the Medal to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. (4 Page Document; 1 of 4)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Program from the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony. President George W. Bush signed legislation awarding the Medal to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.  (4 Page Document; 2 of 4)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Program from the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony. President George W. Bush signed legislation awarding the Medal to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. (4 Page Document; 3 of 4)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Program from the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony. President George W. Bush signed legislation awarding the Medal to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. (4 Page Document; 4 of 4)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Sample of a letter from an American student named Jessica offering to help raise money for the Afghan Children’s Fund.  President George W. Bush asked students for donations to the Fund; within a few days, the White House had received 90,000 letters from children. (1 Page Document)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • Sample of a letter from an American student named Karson offering to help raise money for the Afghan Children’s Fund.  President George W. Bush asked students for donations to the Fund; within a few days, the White House had received 90,000 letters from children. (1 Page Document)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • Sample of a letter from an American student named Olivia offering to help raise money for the Afghan Children’s Fund.  President George W. Bush asked students for donations to the Fund; within a few days, the White House had received 90,000 letters from children. (1 Page Document)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • Menu for the State Dinner in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, held on May 7, 2007.  The Queen and Prince Philip spent six days in the United States, their first official visit since 1991. (1 Page Document)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Circulated email from the Staff Secretary’s office, dated September 26, 2001, discussing Lieutenant Colonel Brian Birdwell, a burn victim who survived the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. The President and Mrs. Bush visited the Washington Burn Center and this is a poignant account of their meeting. (2 Page Document; 1 of 2)

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  • Circulated email from the Staff Secretary’s office, dated September 26, 2001, discussing Lieutenant Colonel Brian Birdwell, a burn victim who survived the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. The President and Mrs. Bush visited the Washington Burn Center and this is a poignant account of their meeting. (2 Page Document; 2 of 2)

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  • Dated December 29, 2004, letter from Bono, the lead singer of the rock band U2, to President George W. Bush in which he discusses HIV/AIDS relief in Africa.  The President and Bono worked together in support of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), as well as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). (2 Page Document; 1 of 2)

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  • Dated December 29, 2004, letter from Bono, the lead singer of the rock band U2, to President George W. Bush in which he discusses HIV/AIDS relief in Africa.  The President and Bono worked together in support of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), as well as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). (2 Page Document; 2 of 2)

    Courtesy George W. Bush P...
  • Program from the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance service held at the Washington National Cathedral on September 14, 2001.  President George W. Bush was joined by former Presidents Ford, Carter, Bush, and Clinton.  Members of Congress, the Cabinet, the Washington diplomatic community, and prominent religious leaders were also in attendance. (9 Page Document; 1 of 9)

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  • Program from the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance service held at the Washington National Cathedral on September 14, 2001.  President George W. Bush was joined by former Presidents Ford, Carter, Bush, and Clinton.  Members of Congress, the Cabinet, the Washington diplomatic community, and prominent religious leaders were also in attendance. (9 Page Document; 2 of 9)

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  • Program from the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance service held at the Washington National Cathedral on September 14, 2001.  President George W. Bush was joined by former Presidents Ford, Carter, Bush, and Clinton.  Members of Congress, the Cabinet, the Washington diplomatic community, and prominent religious leaders were also in attendance. (9 Page Document; 3 of 9)

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  • Program from the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance service held at the Washington National Cathedral on September 14, 2001.  President George W. Bush was joined by former Presidents Ford, Carter, Bush, and Clinton.  Members of Congress, the Cabinet, the Washington diplomatic community, and prominent religious leaders were also in attendance. (9 Page Document; 4 of 9)

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  • Program from the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance service held at the Washington National Cathedral on September 14, 2001.  President George W. Bush was joined by former Presidents Ford, Carter, Bush, and Clinton.  Members of Congress, the Cabinet, the Washington diplomatic community, and prominent religious leaders were also in attendance. (9 Page Document; 5 of 9)

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  • Program from the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance service held at the Washington National Cathedral on September 14, 2001.  President George W. Bush was joined by former Presidents Ford, Carter, Bush, and Clinton.  Members of Congress, the Cabinet, the Washington diplomatic community, and prominent religious leaders were also in attendance. (9 Page Document; 6 of 9)

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  • Program from the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance service held at the Washington National Cathedral on September 14, 2001. President George W. Bush was joined by former Presidents Ford, Carter, Bush, and Clinton.  Members of Congress, the Cabinet, the Washington diplomatic community, and prominent religious leaders were also in attendance. (9 Page Document; 7 of 9)...

  • Program from the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance service held at the Washington National Cathedral on September 14, 2001. President George W. Bush was joined by former Presidents Ford, Carter, Bush, and Clinton.  Members of Congress, the Cabinet, the Washington diplomatic community, and prominent religious leaders were also in attendance. (9 Page Document; 8 of 9)

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  • Program from the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance service held at the Washington National Cathedral on September 14, 2001. President George W. Bush was joined by former Presidents Ford, Carter, Bush, and Clinton.  Members of Congress, the Cabinet, the Washington diplomatic community, and prominent religious leaders were also in attendance. (9 Page Document; 9 of 9)

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  • Seating chart from the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance service held at the Washington National Cathedral on September 14, 2001. (1 Page Document)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • Tickets from the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance service held at the Washington National Cathedral on September 14, 2001. (1 Page Document)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Sample of letters from American soldiers and their families to President George W. Bush: letter from Nicole M. Boals dated December 25, 2005 who received a telephone call from the President on Thanksgiving Day. (1 Page Document) 

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • Sample of letters from American soldiers and their families to President George W. Bush: letter dated January 26, 2006 from Andrew M. Lynch who served as a military aide. (1 Page Document)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • Sample of letters from American soldiers and their families to President George W. Bush: letter from amputee Sergeant Christian Bagge dated July 6, 2006 who ran with the President at the White House. (2 Page Document; 1 of 2)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

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  • Sample of letters from American soldiers and their families to President George W. Bush: letter from amputee Sergeant Christian Bagge dated July 6, 2006 who ran with the President at the White House. (2 Page Document; 2 of 2) 

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.&...

  • Sample of letters from American soldiers and their families to President George W. Bush: on September 19, 2001 Nicole Carter wrote that she would willingly give her dad to the President. (1 Page Document) 

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • Letter dated August 31, 2005 from British Prime Minister Tony Blair to President George W. Bush expressing concerns regarding the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. (1 Page Document)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Select speech cards used by President George W. Bush to announce the invasion of Afghanistan, October 7, 2001. From the White House Treaty Room, the President informed the nation that military action—Operation Enduring Freedom—would remove the Taliban regime and eliminate al Qaeda in Afghanistan. (10 Page Document; 1 of 10)

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  • Select speech cards used by President George W. Bush to announce the invasion of Afghanistan, October 7, 2001. From the White House Treaty Room, the President informed the nation that military action—Operation Enduring Freedom—would remove the Taliban regime and eliminate al Qaeda in Afghanistan. (10 Page document; 2 of 10)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential L...

  • Select speech cards used by President George W. Bush to announce the invasion of Afghanistan, October 7, 2001. From the White House Treaty Room, the President informed the nation that military action—Operation Enduring Freedom—would remove the Taliban regime and eliminate al Qaeda in Afghanistan. (10 Page Document; 3 of 10)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential L...

  • Select speech cards used by President George W. Bush to announce the invasion of Afghanistan, October 7, 2001. From the White House Treaty Room, the President informed the nation that military action—Operation Enduring Freedom—would remove the Taliban regime and eliminate al Qaeda in Afghanistan. (10 Page Document; 4 of 10)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential L...

  • Select speech cards used by President George W. Bush to announce the invasion of Afghanistan, October 7, 2001. From the White House Treaty Room, the President informed the nation that military action—Operation Enduring Freedom—would remove the Taliban regime and eliminate al Qaeda in Afghanistan. (10 Page Document; 5 of 10)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential L...

  • Select speech cards used by President George W. Bush to announce the invasion of Afghanistan, October 7, 2001. From the White House Treaty Room, the President informed the nation that military action—Operation Enduring Freedom—would remove the Taliban regime and eliminate al Qaeda in Afghanistan. (10 Page Document; 6 of 10)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential L...

  • Select speech cards used by President George W. Bush to announce the invasion of Afghanistan, October 7, 2001. From the White House Treaty Room, the President informed the nation that military action—Operation Enduring Freedom—would remove the Taliban regime and eliminate al Qaeda in Afghanistan. (10 Page Document; 7 of 10)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential L...

  • Select speech cards used by President George W. Bush to announce the invasion of Afghanistan, October 7, 2001. From the White House Treaty Room, the President informed the nation that military action—Operation Enduring Freedom—would remove the Taliban regime and eliminate al Qaeda in Afghanistan. (10 Page Document; 8 of 10)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential L...

  • Select speech cards used by President George W. Bush to announce the invasion of Afghanistan, October 7, 2001. From the White House Treaty Room, the President informed the nation that military action—Operation Enduring Freedom—would remove the Taliban regime and eliminate al Qaeda in Afghanistan. (10 Page Document; 9 of 10)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential L...

  • Select speech cards used by President George W. Bush to announce the invasion of Afghanistan, October 7, 2001. From the White House Treaty Room, the President informed the nation that military action—Operation Enduring Freedom—would remove the Taliban regime and eliminate al Qaeda in Afghanistan. (10 Page Document; 10 of 10)

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  • Letter dated March 13, 2004 from Coretta Scott King regarding the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.  President George W. Bush met with Mrs. King on several occasions, and delivered a eulogy at her memorial service on February 7, 2006. (1 Page Document)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • Note from Condoleezza Rice to President George W. Bush informing him that sovereignty in Iraq had been transferred to the elected Iraqi government. The note reads: “Mr. President, Iraq is sovereign. Letter was passed from Bremer at 10:26 A.M. Iraq time – Condi” on which the President wrote “Let Freedom Reign!”  The President received the note while attending a...

  • Note written by President George W. Bush on May 30, 2002 upon learning that the last of the debris at Ground Zero, New York City, had been removed. (1 Page Document)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • Letter dated November 3, 2005 to First Lady Laura Bush and her Chief of Staff Anita McBride from Homeboy Industries expressing their appreciation for being included in the White House Conference on Helping America’s Youth. (3 Page Document; 1 of 3)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • Letter dated November 3, 2005 to First Lady Laura Bush and her Chief of Staff Anita McBride from Homeboy Industries expressing their appreciation for being included in the White House Conference on Helping America’s Youth. (3 Page Document; 2 of 3)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • Letter dated November 3, 2005 to First Lady Laura Bush and her Chief of Staff Anita McBride from Homeboy Industries expressing their appreciation for being included in the White House Conference on Helping America’s Youth. (3 Page Document; 3 of 3)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • Maps and photographs of flooded areas and extent of damage in New Orleans and vicinity after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. (3 Page Document; 1 of 3)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Maps and photographs of flooded areas and extent of damage in New Orleans and vicinity after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. (3 Page Document; 2 of 3)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Maps and photographs of flooded areas and extent of damage in New Orleans and vicinity after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. (3 Page Document; 3 of 3)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Letter dated February 2001 from Senator Edward M. Kennedy to the recently-inaugurated President regarding bipartisanship in healthcare and education reforms.  President George W. Bush and Senator Kennedy worked closely in achieving passage of the No Child Left Behind education reform legislation, signed in January 2002. (1 Page Document)

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  • Signed menu from White House State Dinner honoring: Prime Minister and Mrs. John Howard of Australia, May 16, 2006. (1 Page Document)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • Signed menu from White House State Dinner honoring: President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, November 6, 2007. (1 Page Document)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • Signed menu from White House State Dinner honoring: Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, June 29, 2006. (1 Page Document)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

     

  • September 14, 2001 proclamation announcing a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. (1 Page Document)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • Two sketches by Designer Oscar de la Renta. First Lady Laura Bush wore the long pale blue gown at the State Dinner in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, held on May 7, 2007. (2 Page Document; 1 of 2)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • Two sketches by Designer Oscar de la Renta. First Lady Laura Bush wore the long pale blue gown at the State Dinner in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, held on May 7, 2007. (2 Page Document; 2 of 2)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • Statement used by First Lady Laura Bush to deliver a radio address on November 17, 2001 about the treatment of women and children by the Taliban in Afghanistan. It is the first full Presidential weekly radio address given by a First Lady. (4 Page Document; 1 of 4)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Statement used by First Lady Laura Bush to deliver a radio address on November 17, 2001 about the treatment of women and children by the Taliban in Afghanistan. It is the first full Presidential weekly radio address given by a First Lady. (4 Page Document; 2 of 4)

     

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Statement used by First Lady Laura Bush to deliver a radio address on November 17, 2001 about the treatment of women and children by the Taliban in Afghanistan. It is the first full Presidential weekly radio address given by a First Lady. (4 Page Document; 3 of 4)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Statement used by First Lady Laura Bush to deliver a radio address on November 17, 2001 about the treatment of women and children by the Taliban in Afghanistan. It is the first full Presidential weekly radio address given by a First Lady. (4 Page Document; 4 of 4)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • “The Story of Osama bin Laden” as drawn by Brendan Kennedy, a fourth grade student. His parents sent the drawing to President George W. Bush on December 1, 2001. (4 Page Document; 1 of 4)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • “The Story of Osama bin Laden” as drawn by Brendan Kennedy, a fourth grade student. His parents sent the drawing to President George W. Bush on December 1, 2001. (4 Page Document; 2 of 4)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • “The Story of Osama bin Laden” as drawn by Brendan Kennedy, a fourth grade student. His parents sent the drawing to President George W. Bush on December 1, 2001. (4 Page Document; 3 of 4)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • “The Story of Osama bin Laden” as drawn by Brendan Kennedy, a fourth grade student. His parents sent the drawing to President George W. Bush on December 1, 2001. (4 Page Document; 4 of 4)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • A letter from Jalen Anderson to the President thanking him for having been invited to play tee ball on the South Lawn at the White House, September 7, 2003. Jalen played tee ball for the Milwood Little League, Kalamazoo, Michigan. President George W. Bush hosted Tee Ball on the South Lawn games throughout his eight years in office. (1 Page Document)

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  • Letter dated May 30, 2003 from Timothy Shriver about the Special Olympics athletes training in Kabul, Afghanistan.  The 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games, held in Dublin, were the first in which Afghanistan competed.  Five Afghan athletes participated. (3 Page Document; 1 of 3)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • Letter dated May 30, 2003 from Timothy Shriver about the Special Olympics athletes training in Kabul, Afghanistan.  The 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games, held in Dublin, were the first in which Afghanistan competed.  Five Afghan athletes participated. (3 Page Document; 2 of 3)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Letter dated May 30, 2003 from Timothy Shriver about the Special Olympics athletes training in Kabul, Afghanistan.  The 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games, held in Dublin, were the first in which Afghanistan competed.  Five Afghan athletes participated. (3 Page Document; 3 of 3)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. 

  • Letter written to Barney and Miss Beazley from student Daniel Reinhardt. President and Mrs. Bush also had a cocker spaniel named Spot, and a cat named India (also known as Willie). (1 Page Document)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • A letter to Barney and Miss Beazley from students James and Jordan, February 11, 2005. (1 Page Document)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Letter and drawing written by student Elizabeth to Barney and Miss Beazley. (1 Page Document)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Proclamation for National Oceans Month 2008. Each year, the President issues proclamations commemorating holidays or in recognition of national issues, such as Columbus Day, Family Day, and National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. They can also be used to convey administration policy on, for example, free trade and the creation of new nature preserves. (1 Page Document)

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  • Proclamation for Malaria Awareness Day 2007. The President and Mrs. Bush commemorated Malaria Awareness Day with an event in the White House Rose Garden featuring the KanKouran West African Dance Company. (1 Page Document)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Proclamation amending Proclamation 8031, which established the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument. The proclamation, signed June 15, 2006, created a national conservation region encompassing nearly 140,000 square miles for the purposes of protecting and studying marine life. The amendment renames the monument to the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. (1 Page Doc...

  • Proclamation in Honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Act strengthened enforcement of the Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. (1 Page Document)

    Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.