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The Information contained in the following pages comes from the books,
The Living White House, The White House An Historical Guide, The
Presidents of the United States, and The First Ladies which
are published by the White House Historical Association with the
cooperation of the National Geographic Society Washington, D.C.. The
White House Historical Association is a nonprofit organization, chartered
on November 3, 1961, to enhance understanding, appreciation, and
enjoyment of the Executive Mansion. Income from the sale of these books will be used to publish other
materials about the White House, as well as for the acquisition of
historic furnishings and other objects for the Executive Mansion.
The Presidents of the United States
By Frank Freidel and Hugh S. Sidey
Copyright 1964, 1969, 1970, 1973,
1974, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1985,
1987, 1989, 1994 WHITE HOUSE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, Washington, D.C.
The First Ladies
By Margaret Brown Klapthor
Copyright 1975, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1994, WHITE HOUSE
HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, Washington, D.C.
The Living White House
By Lonnelle Aikman
Copyright 1966, 1967, 1970, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1987, 1991 WHITE
HOUSE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, Washington, D.C.