White House Central Files

White House Central Files, 11/22/1963-1/20/1969

The White House Central Files (WHCF) is the main collection for non-security classified materials created or collected by President Lyndon B. Johnson and his staff, with the exception of the Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.

For complete collection and series descriptions, visit the National Archives Catalog. [NAID: 566962]

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1. Subject Files, 11/22/1963-1/20/1969
2. White House Name Files, 11/22/1963-1/20/1969
3. Confidential Files, 1963-1969
4. Chronological Files, 1963-1969
5. White House Oversize Attachments Files, 11/25/1963-1/17/1969
6. Oversize Attachments on the Shelf, 1963-1969
7. Storage Files, 1963-1969
8. News Services Ticker Files, 1963-1969
9. Democratic National Committee Press Release Files, 1964-1969
10. Films and Sound Recordings on the Shelf, 1/1964-1/1968


1. Subject Files, 11/22/1963-1/20/1969

- Mostly available for research
- See each category for details and digitized items

This series consists of unclassified memoranda, correspondence, and reports filed in 60 major subject categories and more than a thousand subcategories. Each subcategory is subdivided into an "Executive" file and a "General" file, with the latter used primarily for low-level items. *Note: in the Catalog, each of the following categories is treated as a separate series.

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2. White House Name Files, 11/22/1963-1/20/1969

- 2,744 linear feet
- Available upon request
- 0% digitized

This series contains incoming correspondence, carbon copies of outgoing correspondence, interoffice correspondence, cross-references to the subject files maintained by the White House Central Files, and copies of referrals to executive departments and agencies.

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3. Confidential Files, 1963-1969

- 90 linear feet
- Available for research
- 0% digitized

This series contains security classified and other sensitive material sent to the White House Central Files. The Confidential Files Subject File uses the same subject categories and subcategories as the main Subject File. The Confidential Files also include the Name File, which serves as a name index to the Subject File; a file of federal agency reports to the White House, arranged by agency; and an oversize attachments file. Portions of the Confidential File are still security classified.

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4. Chronological Files, 1963-1969

- 27 linear feet
- Available for research
- 0% digitized

This series contains copies of letters signed by the president, arranged chronologically.

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5. White House Oversize Attachments Files, 11/25/1963-1/17/1969

- 280 linear feet
- Available upon request
- 0% digitized

This series contains oversized letters, memorandums, reports, publications, and clippings as well as some artifacts.

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6. Oversize Attachments on the Shelf, 1963-1969

- 171 linear feet
- Available for research
- 0% digitized

This series consists of material sent to White House Central Files that were oversized or were irregular shape. The materials include items such as scrapbooks, newspapers, posters, maps, paintings, books, and artifacts.

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7. Storage Files, 1963-1969

- 138 linear feet
- Unavailable for research
- 0% digitized

This series consists of materials that were not able to be filed elsewhere in the White House Central Files. It contains inaugural and campaign materials, materials from the 1966 Manila Conference, marked-up issues of the Congressional Record, bulk mailings, and correspondence from the end of President Johnson's administration.

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8. News Services Ticker Files, 1963-1969

- 12 linear feet
- Available for research
- 0% digitized

This series consists of news service releases printed by White House teletype machines.

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9. Democratic National Committee Press Release Files, 1964-1969

- 2 linear feet
- Available for research
- 0% digitized

This series consists of press releases issued by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), as well as copies of the DNC publication, "The Democrat," which was published first as a newspaper and later in a magazine format.

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10. Films and Sound Recordings on the Shelf, 1/1964-1/1968

- 8 linear feet, including film reels, audio reels, audio disks, and audio cassettes
- Available for research
- 0% digitized

This series consists of material sent to White House Central Files that were oversized or were of irregular shape. The series contains sound recordings, films, and related papers that were sent to President Johnson and his staff from various organizations and members of the general public.

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