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Jean Eisinger Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1974
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jean Eisinger Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1974
    Dates: 1969-1974
    Collection Number: 6171941
    Creator/Collector: Eisinger, Jean
    Extent: 4 linear feet, 5 linear inches; 10 boxes
    Repository: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
    Abstract: The materials in the Jean Eisinger files consist of two major series. The first is press releases of Nixon speeches, annotated by the Presidential Documents Office to reflect the actual wording used by the President. The annotated press releases cover 1969-1972. The second series of documents in the collection is “White House Notices to the Press.” These “notices” were released to the press regarding appointments, upcoming trips, the 1973 Inauguration, and daily excerpts of meetings and appointments by the President and the First Lady. Also included in this series are “pool reports” or summaries of events, which were written by members of the press corps.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Some materials may be unavailable based upon categories of materials exempt from public release established in the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974.

    Publication Rights

    Most government records are in the public domain; however, this series includes commercial materials, such as newspaper clippings, that may be subject to copyright restrictions. Researchers should contact the copyright holder for information.

    Preferred Citation

    Jean Eisinger Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1974. Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

    Acquisition Information

    These materials are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-526, 88 Stat. 1695) and implementing regulations.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The materials in this collection are of two major types. The first is press releases of Nixon speeches, annotated by the Presidential Documents Office to reflect the actual wording used by the President. This office used audio tapes of speeches to edit the press releases. They include mistaken words, false starts, and other comments which accurately document Nixon's public speaking. These edits were taken into consideration for the production of the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. They were again used for the annual editions of Public Papers of the Presidents. The annotated press releases cover 1969-1972. The editions for 1973-1974 were not included in the papers of Jean Eisinger. According to Margaret Donohoe, who worked in the Presidential Documents Office from 1969-1974, Eisinger left the White House in 1973 to become Director of the Presidential Documents and Legislative Division of the Federal Register. This job took her to the National Archives building. The 1973-1974 editions of the press releases may have ended up at the office of the Federal Register. When Jean Eisinger left the White House, Margaret Donohoe became the senior staff-member for the Presidential Documents Office at the Executive Office Building. According to her, the "checks" and "x"s refer to whether the accompanying changes were approved for inclusion in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. The second series of documents in the collection is "White House Notices to the Press." These were releases given to the press regarding appointments, upcoming trips, the 1973 Inaugural and daily excerpts of meetings and appointments by the President and the First Lady. Also included are "pool reports" - summaries of events which were written by members of the press corps. This series is generally arranged in chronological order with some discrepancies. The period covered is mostly 1972, however, the last folder for September-October includes materials through February 1973.