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Send e-mail to the President and take a virtual tour at the official site of the White House, which includes a special place for young people, the White House for Kids. There is also a home page for the White House Fellowships.

Presidential Libraries of the National Archives System provides a good general overview of the nine presidential libraries and two presidential projects administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.

You can visit sites for all the presidential libraries and presidential projects, plus a few related institutions:

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Ronald W. Reagan Presidential Library

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and the The Carter Center, a nonpartisan
public policy institute founded by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum

Richard M. Nixon Presidential Materials Staff at the National Archives,
and the
Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace

Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum

The John F. Kennedy Library

Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and the Eisenhower Center

Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum

Herbert C. Hoover Presidential Library

Also of interest is PRESIDENT, maintained by the University of North Carolina, where you will find additional information on topics such as First Ladies, presidential historic sites, and the current administration. National Geographic Online thanks this site for research assistance with our feature. One extremely useful link within PRESIDENT is a robust collection of official and privately maintained sites for all 42 presidents.
 
The Greening of the White House chronicles a series of environmental upgrades occurring at the White House complex, which consists of the Executive Mansion, the Old Executive Office Building, and the White House grounds. These include measures to reduce pollution, save energy, protect water quality, improve comfort, and save money at the White House.
 
Pennsylvania Avenue at the White House provides information relating to the closure of Pennsylvania Avenue to most vehicular traffic. The site is administered by the National Park Service.
 
The White House Collection of American Crafts features 72 works by 77 of America’s leading craft artists of today. Presented by the National Museum of American Art.
 
Tokens & Treasures: Gifts to Twelve Presidents is an online exhibit produced by the National Archives and Records Administration. It includes examples of presidential gifts, from the homespun to high art.
 
A Day in the Life of the President is an online exhibit that includes documents, photographs, and film generated in the course of one day in the Ford Administration.
 
The White House News Photographers’ Association features results of the annual WHNPA photo competition.
 
The Library of Congress provides links to White House Information.
 
Federal News Service provides coverage of the actual words spoken by national leaders on matters of official U.S. Government policy.
 
For a look at the White House through Hollywood’s lens, visit The American President, a movie Web site.


Bibliography

Looking for more information about the White House? See the National Geographic publications listed below, or search for other citations in the NGS Publications Index.

Books

Seale, William. The White House Garden. Washington, D.C.: White House Historical Association, in cooperation with the National Geographic Society, 1996.

Kloss, William. A Nation’s Pride: Art in the White House. Washington, D.C.: White House Historical Association, in cooperation with the National Geographic Society, 1992.

Aikman, Lonnelle. The Living White House, 9th ed. Washington, D.C.: White House Historical Association, in cooperation with the National Geographic Society, 1991.

Klapthor, Margaret Brown. The First Ladies, 6th ed. Washington, D.C.: White House Historical Association, in cooperation with the National Geographic Society, 1989.

Spillman, Jane Shadel. White House Glassware: Two Centuries of Presidential Entertaining. Washington, D.C.: White House Historical Association, in cooperation with the National Geographic Society and the Corning Museum of Glass, 1989.

Seale, William. The President’s House: A History. Washington, D.C.: White House Historical Association, in cooperation with the National Geographic Society, 1986.

The White House: An Historic Guide. Washington, D.C.: White House Historical Association, in cooperation with the National Geographic Society, 1995.


 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC    

Shupe, John F. “Blueprints for Victory.” Pages 55-71, May 1995.

Mitchell, Henry. “Washington, D.C.: Hometown Behind the Monuments.” Pages 84-125, January 1983

Aikman, Lonnelle Davison. “The Living White House.” Pages 593-643, November 1966.

Grosvenor, Melville Bell. “The Last Full Measure.” Pages 307-355, March 1964.

Aikman, Lonnelle Davison. “Inside the White House.” Pages 3-43, January 1961.

Atwood, Albert W. “Washington: Home of the Nation’s Great.” Pages 699-738, June 1947.

TRAVELER

Wixson, Carolyn L. “A White House Christmas.” Pages 70-74, November/December 1995.

Preston, Lydia. “White House Birthday” (Bulletin). Page 12, September/October 1992.

WORLD

“Wild Times at the White House.” Pages 22-23, October 1992.

“Miniature White House.” Pages 28-31, October 1982.

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