• Alan Muraoka and Sesame Street Friends at the 2023 Easter Egg Roll
    Matthew D'Agostino
    holidays
    White House Guests
    South Grounds
    Easter Egg Roll
    Jacqueline Kennedy Garden
    In this photograph by Matthew D'Agostino, actor Alan Muraoka from Sesame Street reads a book to characters Elmo and Rosita in the reading nook. The reading nook, temporarily located in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, was a part of the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 10, 2023. The theme for the 2023 Easter Egg Roll, which was hosted by President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, was a return of "EGGucation," which Dr. Biden also selected in 2022. Activities at the annual celebration included the traditional Easter egg roll and egg hunt, special guest readers in the reading nook, costumed characters, food, and arts and crafts, among other educational activities. Muraoka read the Sesame Street-based book, "The Great Easter Race" to a group of children gathered.
  • Alan Muraoka and Sesame Street Friends at the 2023 Easter Egg Roll
    Matthew D'Agostino
    holidays
    White House Guests
    South Grounds
    Easter Egg Roll
    Jacqueline Kennedy Garden
    In this photograph by Matthew D'Agostino, actor Alan Muraoka from Sesame Street reads a book to characters Elmo and Rosita in the reading nook. The reading nook, temporarily located in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, was a part of the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 10, 2023. The theme for the 2023 Easter Egg Roll, which was hosted by President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, was a return of "EGGucation," which Dr. Biden also selected in 2022. Activities at the annual celebration included the traditional Easter egg roll and egg hunt, special guest readers in the reading nook, costumed characters, food, and arts and crafts, among other educational activities. Muraoka read the Sesame Street-based book, "The Great Easter Race" to a group of children gathered.
  • Alan Muraoka and Sesame Street Friends at the 2023 Easter Egg Roll
    Matthew D'Agostino
    holidays
    White House Guests
    South Grounds
    Easter Egg Roll
    Jacqueline Kennedy Garden
    In this photograph by Matthew D'Agostino, actor Alan Muraoka from Sesame Street reads a book to characters Elmo and Rosita in the reading nook. The reading nook, temporarily located in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, was a part of the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 10, 2023. The theme for the 2023 Easter Egg Roll, which was hosted by President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, was a return of "EGGucation," which Dr. Biden also selected in 2022. Activities at the annual celebration included the traditional Easter egg roll and egg hunt, special guest readers in the reading nook, costumed characters, food, and arts and crafts, among other educational activities. Muraoka read the Sesame Street-based book, "The Great Easter Race" to a group of children gathered.
  • Alan Muraoka and Sesame Street Friends at the 2023 Easter Egg Roll
    Matthew D'Agostino
    holidays
    White House Guests
    South Grounds
    Easter Egg Roll
    Jacqueline Kennedy Garden
    In this photograph by Matthew D'Agostino, actor Alan Muraoka from Sesame Street reads a book to characters Elmo and Rosita in the reading nook. The reading nook, temporarily located in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, was a part of the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 10, 2023. The theme for the 2023 Easter Egg Roll, which was hosted by President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, was a return of "EGGucation," which Dr. Biden also selected in 2022. Activities at the annual celebration included the traditional Easter egg roll and egg hunt, special guest readers in the reading nook, costumed characters, food, and arts and crafts, among other educational activities. Muraoka read the Sesame Street-based book, "The Great Easter Race" to a group of children gathered.
  • Alan Muraoka and Sesame Street Friends at the 2023 Easter Egg Roll
    Matthew D'Agostino
    holidays
    White House Guests
    South Grounds
    Easter Egg Roll
    Jacqueline Kennedy Garden
    In this photograph by Matthew D'Agostino, actor Alan Muraoka from Sesame Street reads a book to characters Elmo and Rosita in the reading nook. The reading nook, temporarily located in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, was a part of the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 10, 2023. The theme for the 2023 Easter Egg Roll, which was hosted by President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, was a return of "EGGucation," which Dr. Biden also selected in 2022. Activities at the annual celebration included the traditional Easter egg roll and egg hunt, special guest readers in the reading nook, costumed characters, food, and arts and crafts, among other educational activities. Muraoka read the Sesame Street-based book, "The Great Easter Race" to a group of children gathered.
  • Alan Muraoka and Sesame Street Friends at the 2023 Easter Egg Roll
    Matthew D'Agostino
    holidays
    White House Guests
    South Grounds
    Easter Egg Roll
    Jacqueline Kennedy Garden
    In this photograph by Matthew D'Agostino, actor Alan Muraoka from Sesame Street reads a book to characters Elmo and Rosita in the reading nook. The reading nook, temporarily located in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, was a part of the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 10, 2023. The theme for the 2023 Easter Egg Roll, which was hosted by President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, was a return of "EGGucation," which Dr. Biden also selected in 2022. Activities at the annual celebration included the traditional Easter egg roll and egg hunt, special guest readers in the reading nook, costumed characters, food, and arts and crafts, among other educational activities. Muraoka read the Sesame Street-based book, "The Great Easter Race" to a group of children gathered.
  • Alan Muraoka and Sesame Street Friends at the 2023 Easter Egg Roll
    Matthew D'Agostino
    holidays
    White House Guests
    South Grounds
    Easter Egg Roll
    Jacqueline Kennedy Garden
    In this photograph by Matthew D'Agostino, actor Alan Muraoka from Sesame Street joins guests gathered in the reading nook. The reading nook, temporarily located in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, was a part of the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 10, 2023. The theme for the 2023 Easter Egg Roll, which was hosted by President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, was a return of "EGGucation," which Dr. Biden also selected in 2022. Activities at the annual celebration included the traditional Easter egg roll and egg hunt, special guest readers in the reading nook, costumed characters, food, and arts and crafts, among other educational activities. Muraoka read the Sesame Street-based book, "The Great Easter Race" to the group of children gathered as well as characters Elmo and Rosita from the show.
  • Alan Muraoka and Sesame Street Friends at the 2023 Easter Egg Roll
    Matthew D'Agostino
    holidays
    White House Guests
    South Grounds
    Easter Egg Roll
    Jacqueline Kennedy Garden
    In this photograph by Matthew D'Agostino, actor Alan Muraoka from Sesame Street joins guests gathered in the reading nook. The reading nook, temporarily located in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, was a part of the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 10, 2023. The theme for the 2023 Easter Egg Roll, which was hosted by President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, was a return of "EGGucation," which Dr. Biden also selected in 2022. Activities at the annual celebration included the traditional Easter egg roll and egg hunt, special guest readers in the reading nook, costumed characters, food, and arts and crafts, among other educational activities. Muraoka read the Sesame Street-based book, "The Great Easter Race" to the group of children gathered as well as characters Elmo and Rosita (not pictured) from the show.
  • Alan Muraoka and Sesame Street Friends at the 2023 Easter Egg Roll
    Matthew D'Agostino
    holidays
    White House Guests
    South Grounds
    Easter Egg Roll
    Jacqueline Kennedy Garden
    In this photograph by Matthew D'Agostino, actor Alan Muraoka from Sesame Street joins guests gathered in the reading nook. The reading nook, temporarily located in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, was a part of the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 10, 2023. The theme for the 2023 Easter Egg Roll, which was hosted by President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, was a return of "EGGucation," which Dr. Biden also selected in 2022. Activities at the annual celebration included the traditional Easter egg roll and egg hunt, special guest readers in the reading nook, costumed characters, food, and arts and crafts, among other educational activities. Muraoka read the Sesame Street-based book, "The Great Easter Race" to the group of children gathered as well as characters Elmo and Rosita (not pictured) from the show.
  • Alan Muraoka and Sesame Street Friends at the 2023 Easter Egg Roll
    Matthew D'Agostino
    holidays
    White House Guests
    South Grounds
    Easter Egg Roll
    Jacqueline Kennedy Garden
    In this photograph by Matthew D'Agostino, actor Alan Muraoka from Sesame Street joins guests gathered in the reading nook. The reading nook, temporarily located in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, was a part of the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 10, 2023. The theme for the 2023 Easter Egg Roll, which was hosted by President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, was a return of "EGGucation," which Dr. Biden also selected in 2022. Activities at the annual celebration included the traditional Easter egg roll and egg hunt, special guest readers in the reading nook, costumed characters, food, and arts and crafts, among other educational activities. Muraoka read the Sesame Street-based book, "The Great Easter Race" to the group of children gathered as well as characters Elmo and Rosita (not pictured) from the show.
  • Alan Muraoka and Sesame Street Friends at the 2023 Easter Egg Roll
    Matthew D'Agostino
    holidays
    White House Guests
    South Grounds
    Easter Egg Roll
    Jacqueline Kennedy Garden
    In this photograph by Matthew D'Agostino, actor Alan Muraoka from Sesame Street joins guests gathered in the reading nook. The reading nook, temporarily located in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, was a part of the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 10, 2023. The theme for the 2023 Easter Egg Roll, which was hosted by President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, was a return of "EGGucation," which Dr. Biden also selected in 2022. Activities at the annual celebration included the traditional Easter egg roll and egg hunt, special guest readers in the reading nook, costumed characters, food, and arts and crafts, among other educational activities. Muraoka read the Sesame Street-based book, "The Great Easter Race" to the group of children gathered as well as characters Elmo and Rosita (not pictured) from the show.
  • Tommy McFly Speaks at the 2023 Easter Egg Roll
    Matthew D'Agostino
    holidays
    White House Guests
    South Grounds
    Easter Egg Roll
    Jacqueline Kennedy Garden
    In this photograph by Matthew D'Agostino, Tommy McFly speaks in the reading nook at the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 10, 2023. McFly served as the official emcee of the Easter Egg Roll while the reading nook, which hosted story time with several special guests speakers and authors, was temporarily erected in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden. The theme for the 2023 Easter Egg Roll, which was hosted by President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, was a return of "EGGucation," which Dr. Biden also selected in 2022. Activities at the annual celebration included the traditional Easter egg roll and egg hunt, special guest readers in the reading nook, costumed characters, food, and arts and crafts, among other educational activities. Muraoka read the Sesame Street-based book, "The Great Easter Race" to a group of children gathered.
  • President Ford with State Dinner for Ireland Guests
    Ricardo Thomas
    State Visit
    State Floor
    State Dinner
    St. Patrick's Day
    Entrance Hall
    White House Guests
    In this photograph taken by Ricardo Thomas, President Gerald R. Ford chats with fashion designers Diane von Furstenberg and Luis Estevez in the Entrance Hall of the White House. The designers were guests at a State Dinner held in honor of Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave of Ireland, also known as a prime minister, and his wife, Vera Cosgrave, on March 17, 1976.
  • Robert Redford Visits West Wing Staff
    Bruce Dale
    staff
    White House Guests
    West Wing
    staff of FLOTUS and POTUS
    This photograph of members of the West Wing staff meeting with actor Robert Redford was taken on March 6, 1975 by Bruce Dale during the administration of Gerald R. Ford. The group met with the actor in an office in the West Wing. President Ford's daughter, Susan Ford, and press secretary Ron Nessen were also on hand for the meeting.
  • Bob Hope Performs at 1976 State Dinner for Queen Elizabeth
    Karl Schumacher
    State Visit
    East Room
    State Floor
    performing
    arts & culture
    White House Guests
    In this photograph by Karl Schumacher, comedian Bob Hope performs in the East Room on July 7, 1976. Hope performed a monologue during the entertainment portion of a State Dinner held in honor of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. The State Dinner, which was held in the Rose Garden, followed a day of activities with President Gerald R. Ford, First Lady Betty Ford, Queen Elizabeth, and her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, including a State Arrival Ceremony that morning. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited the United States from July 6 to 11 in celebration of the American Bicentennial. Hope, a British-born actor and comedian, was a recurrent guest at the White House and, during his career, entertained every president from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Bill Clinton.
  • Captain & Tennille Perform at State Dinner for Queen Elizabeth
    Karl Schumacher
    State Visit
    East Room
    State Floor
    performing
    arts & culture
    music
    White House Guests
    In this photograph by Karl Schumacher, husband and wife singing duo Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille) perform in the East Room on July 7, 1976. The duo performed during the entertainment portion of a State Dinner held in honor of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. The State Dinner, which was held in the Rose Garden, followed a day of activities with President Gerald R. Ford, First Lady Betty Ford, Queen Elizabeth, and her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, including a State Arrival Ceremony that morning. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited the United States from July 6 to 11 in celebration of the American Bicentennial. Performing with Captain & Tennille were bassist Jack Conrad, drummer Michael Mathis, and singers Andy Boettner, Melissa Tennille, Louisa Tennille, and Jubilant Sykes.
  • Queen Elizabeth Greets Alice Roosevelt Longworth
    Ricardo Thomas
    White House Guests
    State Visit
    State Dinner
    Head of State
    South Grounds
    In this photograph by Ricardo Thomas, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain welcomes Alice Roosevelt Longworth in a receiving line on the on July 7, 1976. Behind Longworth is President Gerald R. Ford. The receiving line, which took place on the South Drive of the White House, was held prior to a State Dinner in honor of Queen Elizabeth. The State Dinner was held under a tent in the Rose Garden on the South Grounds of the White House and followed a State Arrival Ceremony held earlier in the day. Queen Elizabeth, along with her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, visited the United States from July 6 to 11 in celebration of the American Bicentennial.
  • President Ford and Queen Elizabeth Welcome Cary Grant to the White House
    Ricardo Thomas
    White House Guests
    State Visit
    State Dinner
    Head of State
    South Grounds
    In this photograph by Ricardo Thomas, President Gerald R. Ford and Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain welcome guests in a receiving line on the on July 7, 1976. Shaking Queen Elizabeth's hand is the British-born actor Cary Grant. The receiving line, which took place on the South Drive of the White House, was held prior to a State Dinner in honor of Queen Elizabeth. The State Dinner was held under a tent in the Rose Garden on the South Grounds of the White House and followed a State Arrival Ceremony held earlier in the day. Queen Elizabeth, along with her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, visited the United States from July 6 to 11 in celebration of the American Bicentennial.
  • Famous Guests Attend 1976 State Dinner for Queen Elizabeth
    Ricardo Thomas
    White House Guests
    State Visit
    State Dinner
    South Grounds
    South Lawn
    South Portico
    In this photograph by Ricardo Thomas, Willie Mays and Telly Savalas pose with other guests in front of the South Portico of the White House on July 7, 1976. Mays (center), considered one of the greatest Major League Baseball players of all time, and Savalas (second from the right), an actor, were among the guests at a State Dinner held that night in honor of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. The State Dinner was held under a tent in the Rose Garden on the South Grounds of the White House and followed a State Arrival Ceremony held earlier in the day. Queen Elizabeth, along with her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, visited the United States from July 6 to 11 in celebration of the American Bicentennial. First Lady Betty Ford invited guests to the State Dinner that embodied the best and brightest Americans, including Mays, Savalas, Dorothy Hamill, and Cary Grant. Savlas' television show, "Kojak," was reportedly a favorite of Queen Elizabeth's.
  • President Ford Meets Actor Robert Redford
    Bruce Dale
    staff
    White House Guests
    Oval Office
    West Wing
    In this photograph, taken March 6, 1975 by Bruce Dale, actor Robert Redford meets with President Gerald R. Ford and his daughter, Susan, in the Oval Office. Redford starred in popular films including "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969), "The Sting" (1973), and "All the President's Men" (1976). Press secretary Ron Nessen joined the meeting, while chief official White House photographer David Hume Kennerly documented the event.
  • Elvis Presley’s Letter to President Nixon (Page One of Six)
    Elvis Presley
    White House Guests
    documents
    letters
    This letter was written by American musician Elvis Presley to President Richard M. Nixon around December 21, 1970. Presley – known to the world as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll – wrote the letter while on an American Airlines red eye flight from Los Angeles, California to Washington, D.C. Upon landing in D.C., Presley delivered the six-page letter to a guard at the White House at 6:30 am, requesting a short meeting with President Nixon to deliver a “personal gift.” He instructed the White House to contact him at The Washington Hotel, where he was staying under the name Jon Burrows. His letter included several unusual requests, including being named a “Federal Agent at Large” and to help curb American drug abuse.  This is an image of page one of six. To see the letter in full, see asset 1136064 in the Digital Library. The text of the letter reads: Dear Mr. President: First, I would like to introduce myself. I am Elvis Presley and admire you and have great respect for your office. I talked to Vice President Spiro Agnew in Palm Springs three weeks ago and expressed my concern for our country. The drug culture, the hippie elements, the SDS, Black Panthers, etc., do not consider me as their enemy or as they call it the establishment. I call it America and [End of page one] I love it. Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out. I have no concerns or motives other than helping the country out. So I wish not to be given a title or an appointed position. I can and will do more good if I were made a Federal Agent at Large and I will help out by doing it my way through my communications with people of all ages. First and foremost, I am an entertainer, but all I need are federal credentials. I am on this plane with [End of page two] Senator George Murphy and we have been discussing the problems that our country is faced with. Sir, I am staying at the Washington Hotel, Room 505-506-507. I have two men who work with me by the name of Jerry Schilling and Sonny West. I am registered under the name of Jon Burrows. I will be here for as long as it takes to get the credentials of a Federal Agent. I have done an in-depth study of drug abuse and Communist brainwashing [End of page three] techniques and I am right in the middle of the whole thing where I can and will do the most good. I am glad to help just so long as it is kept very private. You can have your staff or whomever call me anytime today, tonight, or tomorrow. I was nominated this coming year one of America’s Ten Most Outstanding Young Men. That will be in January 18 in my home town of Memphis, Tennessee. I am sending you the short autobiography about myself so you can better understand this [End of page four] approach. I would love to meet you just to say hello if you’re not too busy. Respectfully,  Elvis Presley  P.S. I believe that you, Sir, were one of the Top Ten Outstanding Men of America also.  I have a personal gift for you which I would like to present to you and you can accept it or I will keep it for you until you can take it. [End of page five]
  • Elvis Presley’s Letter to President Nixon (Page Six of Six)
    Elvis Presley
    White House Guests
    documents
    letters
    This letter was written by American musician Elvis Presley to President Richard M. Nixon around December 21, 1970. Presley – known to the world as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll – wrote the letter while on an American Airlines red eye flight from Los Angeles, California to Washington, D.C. Upon landing in D.C., Presley delivered the six-page letter to a guard at the White House at 6:30 am, requesting a short meeting with President Nixon to deliver a “personal gift.” He instructed the White House to contact him at The Washington Hotel, where he was staying under the name Jon Burrows. His letter included several unusual requests, including being named a “Federal Agent at Large” and to help curb American drug abuse.  This is an image of page six of six. To see the letter in full, see asset 1136064 in the Digital Library. The text of the letter reads: Dear Mr. President: First, I would like to introduce myself. I am Elvis Presley and admire you and have great respect for your office. I talked to Vice President Spiro Agnew in Palm Springs three weeks ago and expressed my concern for our country. The drug culture, the hippie elements, the SDS, Black Panthers, etc., do not consider me as their enemy or as they call it the establishment. I call it America and [End of page one] I love it. Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out. I have no concerns or motives other than helping the country out. So I wish not to be given a title or an appointed position. I can and will do more good if I were made a Federal Agent at Large and I will help out by doing it my way through my communications with people of all ages. First and foremost, I am an entertainer, but all I need are federal credentials. I am on this plane with [End of page two] Senator George Murphy and we have been discussing the problems that our country is faced with. Sir, I am staying at the Washington Hotel, Room 505-506-507. I have two men who work with me by the name of Jerry Schilling and Sonny West. I am registered under the name of Jon Burrows. I will be here for as long as it takes to get the credentials of a Federal Agent. I have done an in-depth study of drug abuse and Communist brainwashing [End of page three] techniques and I am right in the middle of the whole thing where I can and will do the most good. I am glad to help just so long as it is kept very private. You can have your staff or whomever call me anytime today, tonight, or tomorrow. I was nominated this coming year one of America’s Ten Most Outstanding Young Men. That will be in January 18 in my home town of Memphis, Tennessee. I am sending you the short autobiography about myself so you can better understand this [End of page four] approach. I would love to meet you just to say hello if you’re not too busy. Respectfully,  Elvis Presley  P.S. I believe that you, Sir, were one of the Top Ten Outstanding Men of America also.  I have a personal gift for you which I would like to present to you and you can accept it or I will keep it for you until you can take it. [End of page five]
  • Meeting Notes Memorandum on Elvis Presley’s Visit with President Nixon (Full Text)
    Egil Krogh
    documents
    White House Guests
    staff of FLOTUS and POTUS
    This memorandum was written to President Richard M. Nixon by Egil “Bud” Krogh, an advisor to the president, on December 21, 1970. The memorandum detailed the meeting between President Nixon and American musician Elvis Presley. According to the memorandum, Nixon spoke with Presley about ways he could reach the nation’s youth through music. From there Presley remarked that The Beatles promoted anti-American themes. Although Nixon was surprised by the commentary, he attempted to maneuver the conversation back to ways Presley could help the administration. Presley noted that he had personally studied drug culture and was accepted by many Americans, including “the hippies.” He also asked President Nixon for a badge from the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, and the president agreed, although declining to appoint him an honorary agent.
  • Memorandum for President Nixon Regarding Meeting with Elvis Presley (Full Text)
    Unknown
    documents
    White House Guests
    staff of FLOTUS and POTUS
    This memorandum was written by members of President Richard M. Nixon’s staff to the president on December 21, 1970. The memorandum outlined a request by American musician Elvis Presley to meet with President Nixon that day, including talking points to discuss with Presley.
  • Elvis Presley’s Letter to President Nixon (Full Text)
    Elvis Presley
    documents
    letters
    White House Guests
    This letter was written by American musician Elvis Presley to President Richard M. Nixon around December 21, 1970. Presley – known to the world as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll – wrote the letter while on an American Airlines red eye flight from Los Angeles, California to Washington, D.C. Upon landing in D.C., Presley delivered the six-page letter to a guard at the White House at 6:30 am, requesting a short meeting with President Nixon to deliver a “personal gift.” He instructed the White House to contact him at The Washington Hotel, where he was staying under the name Jon Burrows. His letter included several unusual requests, including being named a “Federal Agent at Large” and to help curb American drug abuse. The text of the letter reads: Dear Mr. President: First, I would like to introduce myself. I am Elvis Presley and admire you and have great respect for your office. I talked to Vice President Spiro Agnew in Palm Springs three weeks ago and expressed my concern for our country. The drug culture, the hippie elements, the SDS, Black Panthers, etc., do not consider me as their enemy or as they call it the establishment. I call it America and [End of page one] I love it. Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out. I have no concerns or motives other than helping the country out. So I wish not to be given a title or an appointed position. I can and will do more good if I were made a Federal Agent at Large and I will help out by doing it my way through my communications with people of all ages. First and foremost, I am an entertainer, but all I need are federal credentials. I am on this plane with [End of page two] Senator George Murphy and we have been discussing the problems that our country is faced with. Sir, I am staying at the Washington Hotel, Room 505-506-507. I have two men who work with me by the name of Jerry Schilling and Sonny West. I am registered under the name of Jon Burrows. I will be here for as long as it takes to get the credentials of a Federal Agent. I have done an in-depth study of drug abuse and Communist brainwashing [End of page three] techniques and I am right in the middle of the whole thing where I can and will do the most good. I am glad to help just so long as it is kept very private. You can have your staff or whomever call me anytime today, tonight, or tomorrow. I was nominated this coming year one of America’s Ten Most Outstanding Young Men. That will be in January 18 in my home town of Memphis, Tennessee. I am sending you the short autobiography about myself so you can better understand this [End of page four] approach. I would love to meet you just to say hello if you’re not too busy. Respectfully,  Elvis Presley  P.S. I believe that you, Sir, were one of the Top Ten Outstanding Men of America also.  I have a personal gift for you which I would like to present to you and you can accept it or I will keep it for you until you can take it. [End of page five]