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  • Paintings in the White House Collection in the Blue Room (Page 16 of 17)
    Office of the Curator
    Clement E. Conger
    Betty C. Monkman
    inventory
    document
    renovation
    refurbishment
    This is the second page of the document describing the paintings from the White House Collection on display following the 1972 redecoration of the Blue Room. The refurbished Blue Room’s style was inspired by the French Bellangé suite of furniture President James Monroe purchased for the room in 1817. The walls were covered with beige wallpaper, featuring an upper frieze with a flower and bowl design, and a lower border of pink flowers, cupids, and Greek figures. Blue curtains hung the length of the room. The room also included a new oval plaster design in the center of the ceiling completed by Herbert John Millard, a wood carver from Roswell, Georgia. During the renovation the Blue Room was closed from February 19, 1972, to May 15, 1972, during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The Blue Room's renovation was part of a larger project initiated by First Lady Pat Nixon to refurbish and renovate the White House's rooms and expand its collection. During her tenure as first lady, Mrs. Nixon acquired 600 paintings and furnishings for the White House Collection, and revamped the Red Room, Green Room, Map Room, and China Room. This document is page 16 of 17. To see the full text, please refer to 1123238 in the Digital Library.
  • Location Changes of Portraits and Objects (Page 17 of 17)
    Office of the Curator
    Clement E. Conger
    Betty C. Monkman
    inventory
    document
    renovation
    refurbishment
    This document describes the location changes of portraits in the White House Collection and objects due to the 1972 renovation of the Blue Room. The refurbished Blue Room’s style was inspired by the French Bellangé suite of furniture President James Monroe purchased for the room in 1817. The walls were covered with beige wallpaper, featuring an upper frieze with a flower and bowl design, and a lower border of pink flowers, cupids, and Greek figures. Blue curtains hung the length of the room. The room also included a new oval plaster design in the center of the ceiling completed by Herbert John Millard, a wood carver from Roswell, Georgia. During the renovation the Blue Room was closed from February 19, 1972, to May 15, 1972, during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The Blue Room's renovation was part of a larger project initiated by First Lady Pat Nixon to refurbish and renovate the White House's rooms and expand its collection. During her tenure as first lady, Mrs. Nixon acquired 600 paintings and furnishings for the White House Collection, and revamped the Red Room, Green Room, Map Room, and China Room. This document is page 17 of 17. To see the full text, please refer to 1123238 in the Digital Library.
  • Files Pertaining the Blue Room Renovation (Full Document)
    Office of the Curator
    Clement E. Conger
    Betty C. Monkman
    inventory
    document
    renovation
    refurbishment
    This compilation is made of files from the Office of Curator pertaining to the renovation, refurbishing, and reopening of the Blue Room on May 15, 1972, during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The refurbished Blue Room’s style was inspired by the French Bellangé suite of furniture President James Monroe purchased for the room in 1817. The walls were covered with beige wallpaper, featuring an upper frieze with a flower and bowl design, and a lower border of pink flowers, cupids, and Greek figures. Blue curtains hung the length of the room. The room also included a new oval plaster design in the center of the ceiling completed by Herbert John Millard, a wood carver from Roswell, Georgia. During the renovation the Blue Room was closed from February 19, 1972, to May 15, 1972. The Blue Room's renovation was part of a larger project initiated by First Lady Pat Nixon to refurbish and renovate the White House's rooms and expand its collection. During her tenure as first lady, Mrs. Nixon acquired 600 paintings and furnishings for the White House Collection, and revamped the Red Room, Green Room, Map Room, and China Room.
  • Paintings in the White House Collection in the Blue Room (Page 15 of 17)
    Office of the Curator
    Clement E. Conger
    Betty C. Monkman
    inventory
    document
    renovation
    refurbishment
    This is the first page of the document describing the paintings from the White House Collection that were on display following the 1972 redecoration of the Blue Room. The refurbished Blue Room’s style was inspired by the French Bellangé suite of furniture President James Monroe purchased for the room in 1817. The walls were covered with beige wallpaper, featuring an upper frieze with a flower and bowl design, and a lower border of pink flowers, cupids, and Greek figures. Blue curtains hung the length of the room. The room also included a new oval plaster design in the center of the ceiling completed by Herbert John Millard, a wood carver from Roswell, Georgia. During the renovation the Blue Room was closed from February 19, 1972, to May 15, 1972, during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The Blue Room's renovation was part of a larger project initiated by First Lady Pat Nixon to refurbish and renovate the White House's rooms and expand its collection. During her tenure as first lady, Mrs. Nixon acquired 600 paintings and furnishings for the White House Collection, and revamped the Red Room, Green Room, Map Room, and China Room. This document is page 15 of 17. To see the full text, please refer to 1123238 in the Digital Library.
  • Items Moved to the Blue Room During Redecoration (Page 14 of 17)
    Office of the Curator
    Clement E. Conger
    Betty C. Monkman
    inventory
    document
    renovation
    refurbishment
    This is the second page of a document describing the items already in the White House Collection moved during the 1972 redecoration of the Blue Room. The refurbished Blue Room’s style was inspired by the French Bellangé suite of furniture President James Monroe purchased for the room in 1817. The walls were covered with beige wallpaper, featuring an upper frieze with a flower and bowl design, and a lower border of pink flowers, cupids, and Greek figures. Blue curtains hung the length of the room. The room also included a new oval plaster design in the center of the ceiling completed by Herbert John Millard, a wood carver from Roswell, Georgia. During the renovation the Blue Room was closed from February 19, 1972, to May 15, 1972, during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The Blue Room's renovation was part of a larger project initiated by First Lady Pat Nixon to refurbish and renovate the White House's rooms and expand its collection. During her tenure as first lady, Mrs. Nixon acquired 600 paintings and furnishings for the White House Collection, and revamped the Red Room, Green Room, Map Room, and China Room. This document is page 14 of 17. To see the full text, please refer to 1123238 in the Digital Library.
  • Items Moved to the Blue Room During Redecoration (Page 13 of 17)
    Office of the Curator
    Clement E. Conger
    Betty C. Monkman
    inventory
    document
    renovation
    refurbishment
    This is the first page of a document describing the items already in the White House Collection moved into the Blue Room during the 1972 redecoration. The refurbished Blue Room’s style was inspired by the French Bellangé suite of furniture President James Monroe purchased for the room in 1817. The walls were covered with beige wallpaper, featuring an upper frieze with a flower and bowl design, and a lower border of pink flowers, cupids, and Greek figures. Blue curtains hung the length of the room. The room also included a new oval plaster design in the center of the ceiling completed by Herbert John Millard, a wood carver from Roswell, Georgia. During the renovation the Blue Room was closed from February 23, 1972[,] to May 15, 1972, during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The Blue Room's renovation was part of a larger project initiated by First Lady Pat Nixon to refurbish and renovate the White House's rooms and expand its collection. During her tenure as first lady, Mrs. Nixon acquired 600 paintings and furnishings for the White House Collection, and revamped the Red Room, Green Room, Map Room, and China Room. This document is page 13 of 17. To see the full text, please refer to 1123238 in the Digital Library.
  • New Acquistions in the Blue Room (Page 12 of 17)
    Office of the Curator
    Clement E. Conger
    Betty C. Monkman
    inventory
    document
    renovation
    refurbishment
    This is the sixth page of a document describing new acquisitions from the White House Collection acquired during the 1972 redecoration of the Blue Room. The refurbished Blue Room’s style was inspired by the French Bellangé suite of furniture President James Monroe purchased for the room in 1817. The walls were covered with beige wallpaper, featuring an upper frieze with a flower and bowl design, and a lower border of pink flowers, cupids, and Greek figures. Blue curtains hung the length of the room. The room also included a new oval plaster design in the center of the ceiling completed by Herbert John Millard, a wood carver from Roswell, Georgia. During the renovation the Blue Room was closed from February 19, 1972, to May 15, 1972, during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The Blue Room's renovation was part of a larger project initiated by First Lady Pat Nixon to refurbish and renovate the White House's rooms and expand its collection. During her tenure as first lady, Mrs. Nixon acquired 600 paintings and furnishings for the White House Collection, and revamped the Red Room, Green Room, Map Room, and China Room. This document is page 12 of 17. To see the full text, please refer to 1123238 in the Digital Library.
  • New Acquistions in the Blue Room (Page 11 of 17)
    Office of the Curator
    Clement E. Conger
    Betty C. Monkman
    inventory
    document
    renovation
    refurbishment
    This is the fifth page of a document describing new acquisitions from the White House Collection acquired during the 1972 redecoration of the Blue Room. The refurbished Blue Room’s style was inspired by the French Bellangé suite of furniture President James Monroe purchased for the room in 1817. The walls were covered with beige wallpaper, featuring an upper frieze with a flower and bowl design, and a lower border of pink flowers, cupids, and Greek figures. Blue curtains hung the length of the room. The room also included a new oval plaster design in the center of the ceiling completed by Herbert John Millard, a wood carver from Roswell, Georgia. During the renovation the Blue Room was closed from February 19, 1972, to May 15, 1972, during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The Blue Room's renovation was part a of larger project initiated by First Lady Pat Nixon to refurbish and renovate the White House's rooms and expand its collection. During her tenure as first lady, Mrs. Nixon acquired 600 paintings and furnishings for the White House Collection, and revamped the Red Room, Green Room, Map Room, and China Room. This document is page 11 of 17. To see the full text, please refer to 1123238 in the Digital Library.
  • New Acquistions in the Blue Room (Page 10 of 17)
    Office of the Curator
    Clement E. Conger
    Betty C. Monkman
    inventory
    document
    renovation
    refurbishment
    This is the fourth page of a document describing new acquisitions from the White House Collection acquired during the 1972 redecoration of the Blue Room. The refurbished Blue Room’s style was inspired by the French Bellangé suite of furniture President James Monroe purchased for the room in 1817. The walls were covered with beige wallpaper, featuring an upper frieze with a flower and bowl design, and a lower border of pink flowers, cupids, and Greek figures. Blue curtains hung the length of the room. The room also included a new oval plaster design in the center of the ceiling completed by Herbert John Millard, a wood carver from Roswell, Georgia. During the renovation the Blue Room was closed from February 19, 1972, to May 15, 1972, during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The Blue Room's renovation was part a of larger project initiated by First Lady Pat Nixon to refurbish and renovate the White House's rooms and expand its collection. During her tenure as first lady, Mrs. Nixon acquired 600 paintings and furnishings for the White House Collection, and revamped the Red Room, Green Room, Map Room, and China Room. This document is page 10 of 17. To see the full text, please refer to 1123238 in the Digital Library.
  • New Acquistions in the Blue Room (Page 9 of 17)
    Office of the Curator
    Clement E. Conger
    Betty C. Monkman
    inventory
    document
    renovation
    refurbishment
    This is the third page of a document describing new acquisitions from the White House Collection acquired during the 1972 redecoration the Blue Room. The refurbished Blue Room’s style was inspired by the French Bellangé suite of furniture President James Monroe purchased for the room in 1817. The walls were covered with beige wallpaper, featuring an upper frieze with a flower and bowl design, and a lower border of pink flowers, cupids, and Greek figures. Blue curtains hung the length of the room. The room also included a new oval plaster design in the center of the ceiling completed by Herbert John Millard, a wood carver from Roswell, Georgia. During the renovation the Blue Room was closed from February 19, 1972, to May 15, 1972, during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The Blue Room's renovation was part a of larger project initiated by First Lady Pat Nixon to refurbish and renovate the White House's rooms and expand its collection. During her tenure as first lady, Mrs. Nixon acquired 600 paintings and furnishings for the White House Collection, and revamped the Red Room, Green Room, Map Room, and China Room. This document is page 9 of 17. To see the full text, please refer to 1123238 in the Digital Library.
  • New Acquistions in the Blue Room (Page 8 of 17)
    Office of the Curator
    Clement E. Conger
    Betty C. Monkman
    inventory
    document
    renovation
    refurbishment
    This is the second page of a document describing new acquisitions from the White House Collection acquired during the 1972 redecoration of the Blue Room. The refurbished Blue Room’s style was inspired by the French Bellangé suite of furniture President James Monroe purchased for the room in 1817. The walls were covered with beige wallpaper, featuring an upper frieze with a flower and bowl design, and a lower border of pink flowers, cupids, and Greek figures. Blue curtains hung the length of the room. The room also included a new oval plaster design in the center of the ceiling completed by Herbert John Millard, a wood carver from Roswell, Georgia. During the renovation the Blue Room was closed from February 19, 1972, to May 15, 1972, during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The Blue Room's renovation was part a of larger project initiated by First Lady Pat Nixon to refurbish and renovate the White House's rooms and expand its collection. During her tenure as first lady, Mrs. Nixon acquired 600 paintings and furnishings for the White House Collection, and revamped the Red Room, Green Room, Map Room, and China Room. This document is page 8 of 17. To see the full text, please refer to 1123238 in the Digital Library.
  • New Acquistions in the Blue Room (Page 7 of 17)
    Office of the Curator
    Clement E. Conger
    Betty C. Monkman
    inventory
    document
    renovation
    refurbishment
    This is the first page of a document describing new acquisitions for the White House Collection acquired during the 1972 redecoration of the Blue Room. The refurbished Blue Room’s style was inspired by the French Bellangé suite of furniture President James Monroe purchased for the room in 1817. The walls were covered with beige wallpaper, featuring an upper frieze with a flower and bowl design, and a lower border of pink flowers, cupids, and Greek figures. Blue curtains hung the length of the room. The room also included a new oval plaster design in the center of the ceiling completed by Herbert John Millard, a wood carver from Roswell, Georgia. During the renovation the Blue Room was closed from February 19, 1972, to May 15, 1972, during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The Blue Room's renovation was part a of larger project initiated by First Lady Pat Nixon to refurbish and renovate the White House's rooms and expand its collection. During her tenure as first lady, Mrs. Nixon acquired 600 paintings and furnishings for the White House Collection, and revamped the Red Room, Green Room, Map Room, and China Room. This document is page 7 of 17. To see the full text, please refer to 1123238 in the Digital Library.
  • Items Remaining in the Blue Room (Page 6 of 17)
    Office of the Curator
    Clement E. Conger
    Betty C. Monkman
    inventory
    document
    renovation
    refurbishment
    This May 15, 1972 report describes the objects in the White House Collection that would remain in the newly redecorated Blue Room. The refurbished Blue Room’s style was inspired by the French Bellangé suite of furniture President James Monroe purchased for the room in 1817. The walls were covered with beige wallpaper, featuring an upper frieze with a flower and bowl design, and a lower border of pink flowers, cupids, and Greek figures. Blue curtains hung the length of the room. The room also included a new oval plaster design in the center of the ceiling completed by Herbert John Millard, a wood carver from Roswell, Georgia. During the renovation the Blue Room was closed from February 19, 1972, to May 15, 1972, during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The Blue Room's renovation was part a of larger project initiated by First Lady Pat Nixon to refurbish and renovate the White House's rooms and expand its collection. During her tenure as first lady, Mrs. Nixon acquired 600 paintings and furnishings for the White House Collection, and revamped the Red Room, Green Room, Map Room, and China Room. This document is page 6 of 17. To see the full text, please refer to 1123238 in the Digital Library.
  • Report on the Blue Room's History and Renovation (Page 5 of 17)
    Office of the Curator
    Clement E. Conger
    Betty C. Monkman
    inventory
    document
    renovation
    refurbishment
    This is the last page of a report explaining the history of and describing the changes during the 1972 redecoration of the Blue Room. The refurbished Blue Room’s style was inspired by the French Bellangé suite of furniture President James Monroe purchased for the room in 1817. The walls were covered with beige wallpaper, featuring an upper frieze with a flower and bowl design, and a lower border of pink flowers, cupids, and Greek figures. Blue curtains hung the length of the room. The room also included a new oval plaster design in the center of the ceiling completed by Herbert John Millard, a wood carver from Roswell, Georgia. During the renovation the Blue Room was closed from February 19, 1972, to May 15, 1972, during ht Richard M. Nixon administration. The Blue Room's renovation was part a of larger project initiated by First Lady Pat Nixon to refurbish and renovate the White House's rooms and expand its collection. During her tenure as first lady, Mrs. Nixon acquired 600 paintings and furnishings for the White House Collection, and revamped the Red Room, Green Room, Map Room, and China Room. This document is page 5 of 17. To see the full text, please refer to 1123238 in the Digital Library.
  • Report on the Blue Room's History and Renovation (Page 4 of 17)
    Office of the Curator
    Clement E. Conger
    Betty C. Monkman
    document
    renovation
    refurbishment
    This is the second page of a report explaining the history of and describing the changes during the 1972 redecoration of the Blue Room. The refurbished Blue Room’s style was inspired by the French Bellangé suite of furniture President James Monroe purchased for the room in 1817. The walls were covered with beige wallpaper, featuring an upper frieze with a flower and bowl design, and a lower border of pink flowers, cupids, and Greek figures. Blue curtains hung the length of the room. The room also included a new oval plaster design in the center of the ceiling completed by Herbert John Millard, a wood carver from Roswell, Georgia. During the renovation the Blue Room was closed from February 19, 1972, to May 15, 1972, during the Richard M. Nixon administration. The Blue Room's renovation was part a of larger project initiated by First Lady Pat Nixon to refurbish and renovate the White House's rooms and expand its collection. During her tenure as first lady, Mrs. Nixon acquired 600 paintings and furnishings for the White House Collection, and revamped the Red Room, Green Room, Map Room, and China Room. This document is page 4 of 17. To see the full text, please refer to 1123238 in the Digital Library.