Artist rendering of Library and Museum approach. Courtesy George W. Bush Foundation and Michael McCann for Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP.
Research

Textual Materials

In the Textual Processing Room at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, archivist Elizabeth Lanier prepares acid-free folders that will hold Presidential documents.

Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

The over 29,000 cubic feet (70 million pages) of textual materials housed at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum include Presidential records from the Executive Office of the President (EOP).

Examples of EOP records are the White House Office of Records Management - Subject Files, the White House Staff Member Office Files, such as Condoleezza Rice and Karl Rove, the files of the National Security Council, and the records created by The Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction (The WMD Commission).

Archivists work in the textual stacks of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

In addition to these Presidential records, the Library houses the condolence mail received by the State Department following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the George W. Bush gubernatorial records as well as other donated collections.

Presidential records at the Library are being systematically processed under the terms of the Presidential Records Act and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). View the Finding Aids for our records currently available for research at the Library. Our unprocessed records became subject to the FOIA on January 20, 2014.

Sneak Peek Document Gallery - This gallery features a sampling of documents from President George W. Bush’s time in the White House, including menus from White House dinners and lunches, a note from the President Bush written on the day that the last of the debris was removed from Ground Zero, the President’s own speech cards, and others.

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