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  • White House Social Entertainment Files Pertaining to Luncheon for
    White House Social Entertainment Office
    press releases
    menus
    lists
    letters
    invitations
    documents
    White House Guests
    receptions
    pamphlets
    This set of documents is part of a collection of social files maintained by the White House Social Entertainment Office. The items in this file pertain to a luncheon hosted by President Lyndon B. Johnson for Olympic medal winners. President Johnson hosted the luncheon and reception to congratulate approximately 100 U.S. Olympic medalists for their achievements at the 1964 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. At the 1964 Tokyo Games, the American team took home 90 medals, including 36 gold medals. This folder includes invitation telegrams; drafts of the luncheon menu; a booklet by the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce about Olympic athlete Don Schollander; a booklet by the American Diary Association and United States Olympic Committee including maps, schedules, rules, former champions, athlete rosters, and administrative selecting committees at the 1964 Olympic Games; guest list drafts and correspondence; and press releases including remarks by the president to be delivered during the luncheon.
  • White House Social Files Pertaining to Luncheon for 1964 Olympic Athletes
    Office of the White House Social Secretary
    Eric F. Goldman
    sports
    receptions
    lists
    letters
    documents
    White House Guests
    This set of documents is part of a collection of White House social files maintained by White House Social Secretary Bess Abell. The documents in this file pertain to a luncheon hosted by President Lyndon B. Johnson for Olympic medal winners. President Johnson hosted the luncheon and reception to congratulate approximately 100 U.S. Olympic medalists for their achievements at the 1964 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. At the 1964 Tokyo Games, the American team took home 90 medals, including 36 gold medals. This folder includes the copies of the guest list for the luncheon, a memo regarding the luncheon approved by President Johnson, as well as correspondence from Eric F. Goldman, special advisor to the president, directed to United States Olympic Committee President Kenneth L. Wilson regarding the congratulations of Olympic athletes.
  • Memo Regarding Black September Attack at 1972 Summer Olympics
    Richard T. Kennedy
    sports
    documents
    This formerly classified memorandum was created by Richard T. Kennedy for United States Deputy National Security Advisor Alexander Haig on September 5, 1972. It outlines the known information regarding a terrorist attack and hostage situation that occurred that morning during the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich, West Germany. The event overshadowed the 1972 Summer Olympics and ultimately resulted in the deaths of two Israeli athletes and nine others held hostage by the Palestinian militant group the Black September Organization.
  • President Clinton Helps Pass the American Flag
    Unknown
    travel
    sports
    Presidential Visit
    Georgia
    Atlanta
    flags
    In this photograph, taken on July 19, 1996, President Bill Clinton and Olympic track and field gold medalist Evelyn Ashford pass an American flag to Olympic freestyle wrestler Bruce Baumgartner during a ceremony held at the Olympic Village in Atlanta, Georgia in advance of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Baumgartner was selected by his teammates to carry the flag for the American team during the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games; Ashford previously carried the flag during the opening ceremonies of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. Later that day, President Clinton delivered opening remarks during the opening opening ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics at the Centennial Olympic Stadium.
  • President Clinton Attends Ceremony for 1996 U.S. Summer Olympic Team
    Unknown
    sports
    Presidential Visit
    Georgia
    Atlanta
    travel
    flags
    This photograph, taken on July 19, 1996, shows President Bill Clinton and members of the U.S. Olympic team paying homage to the American flag during a ceremony held at the Olympic Village in Atlanta Georgia in advance of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. The event was attended by former Olympic champions including Kristi Yamaguchi, Rafer Johnson, Edwin Moses, Mark Spitz, and Pam Shriver. During the event, President Clinton assisted in passing the American flag to freestyle wrestler Bruce Baumgartner, pictured here at right of Clinton. Later that day, Baumgartner carried the flag in front of the American team and President Clinton delivered opening remarks at the Centennial Olympic Stadium. Clinton was the second American president to formally open an Olympic Games, following a precedent established when President Ronald Reagan opened the Los Angeles Summer Olympics in 1984.
  • Schedule for Opening Ceremonies, 1960 Winter Olympics
    VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division
    sports
    California
    documents
    This is the eighth page of a schedule prepared by the VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division for Olympic delegations for the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, held in Squaw Valley, California, from February 18-29, 1960. The Pageantry Division included chairman Walt Disney, director Tommy Walker, and coordinator Ron Miller. The opening and closing ceremonies prepared by the Pageantry Division for the 1960 Winter Games included visually striking elements including over 5,000 entertainers, a fireworks display, live pigeons, musical performance by the United States Marine Band, and the release of 30,000 colorful balloons. Vice President Richard M. Nixon opened the ceremonies as a part of the Olympic delegation on behalf of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • Schedule for Opening Ceremonies, 1960 Winter Olympics
    VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division
    sports
    California
    documents
    This is the seventh page of a schedule prepared by the VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division for Olympic delegations for the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, held in Squaw Valley, California, from February 18-29, 1960. The Pageantry Division included chairman Walt Disney, director Tommy Walker, and coordinator Ron Miller. The opening and closing ceremonies prepared by the Pageantry Division for the 1960 Winter Games included visually striking elements including over 5,000 entertainers, a fireworks display, live pigeons, musical performance by the United States Marine Band, and the release of 30,000 colorful balloons. Vice President Richard M. Nixon opened the ceremonies as a part of the Olympic delegation on behalf of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • President Kennedy Delivers Filmed Remarks in the Rose Garden
    Cecil Stoughton
    sports
    press
    military
    South Grounds
    Rose Garden
    This photograph, taken by Cecil Stoughton on October 11, 1963, shows President John F. Kennedy preparing to deliver filmed remarks in the Rose Garden. President Kennedy stands on the steps leading up to the Oval Office behind a man with a clapperboard; as photographers prepare in the foreground. On that day, President Kennedy delivered remarks for the National Meeting of the Association of the United States Army, and in support of fundraising efforts to send American athletes to the 1964 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
  • President Kennedy Signs Joint Resolution in Support of Detroit's 1968 Olympic Bid
    Robert L. Knudsen
    Congress
    Michigan
    sports
    Detroit
    Cabinet Room
    West Wing
    signing
    In this photograph, taken by Robert L. Knudsen on September 16, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signs a joint resolution in support of the city of Detroit's bid to host the 1968 Summer Olympic Games. During the signing ceremony in the Cabinet Room, President Kennedy delivered filmed remarks for members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Letters from President Kennedy were also sent to members of the IOC along with Detroit's promotional brochure materials. Despite the president's endorsement, the IOC selected Mexico City to host the 1968 Summer Olympic Games on October 18, 1963. Pictured here behind President Kennedy are officials from Michigan, from left to right: Representative James G. O'Hara, Representative Lucien N. Nedzi, Senator Pat McNamara (partially hidden), Mayor Jerry Cavanagh of Detroit, Senator Philip A. Hart, Representative Martha W. Griffiths, Representative Neil Staebler, and Representative Harold M. Ryan.
  • President Kennedy and Vice President Johnson with Wilma Rudolph
    Abbie Rowe
    Oval Office
    sports
    West Wing
    White House Guests
    This photograph, taken by Abbie Rowe on April 14, 1961, shows President John F. Kennedy meeting with American athlete Wilma Rudolph in the Oval Office. Rudolph was a triple Olympic gold medalist in track and field during the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. She was considered the fastest woman in the world, and at the time of this photograph, was also a student at Tennessee State College in Nashville. Pictured in this photograph from left to right: President Kennedy; Rudolph; Rudolph’s mother Blanche Rudolph; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Robert Logan (standing), a friend of Rudolph's; and Edward Temple, coach of the 1960 women’s Olympic track team.
  • President and Mrs. Obama at 2010 Fourth of July Celebrations
    Pete Souza
    State Floor
    Blue Room
    4th of July
    In this photograph taken on July 4, 2010, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama march to music in the Blue Room before heading out onto the South Portico. On the South Portico, President Obama addressed the estimated 1,200 group of military families gathered on the South Lawn for Fourth of July celebrations. Guests ate a traditional Fourth of July barbecue and listened to performances from The Killers, Brandi Carlisle, Cedric the Entertainer, and the United States Marine Band. This photograph was taken by Pete Souza.
  • President and Mrs. Obama Attend 2014 Fourth of July Celebration
    Pete Souza
    South Portico
    4th of July
    In this photograph, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama descend the steps from the South Portico on July 4, 2014. President and Mrs. Obama hosted a barbecue and picnic for military families and members of the White House staff on the South Lawn of the White House Grounds. Prior to the celebration, President Obama took part in a naturalization ceremony for members of the military and their families. This photograph was taken by Pete Souza.
  • President Clinton Speaks to the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team
    Unknown
    sports
    Presidential Visit
    Georgia
    Atlanta
    travel
    In this photograph, taken on July 19, 1996, President Bill Clinton addresses members of the U.S. Olympic team in advance of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. The event was attended by former Olympic champions including Kristi Yamaguchi, Rafer Johnson, Edwin Moses, Mark Spitz, and Pam Shriver. Later that day, President Clinton delivered opening remarks at the Centennial Olympic Stadium. Clinton was the second American president to formally open an Olympic Games, following a precedent established when President Ronald Reagan opened the Los Angeles Summer Olympics in 1984.
  • Schedule for Opening Ceremonies, 1960 Winter Olympics
    VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division
    sports
    California
    documents
    This is the sixth page of a schedule prepared by the VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division for Olympic delegations for the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, held in Squaw Valley, California, from February 18-29, 1960. The Pageantry Division included chairman Walt Disney, director Tommy Walker, and coordinator Ron Miller. The opening and closing ceremonies prepared by the Pageantry Division for the 1960 Winter Games included visually striking elements including over 5,000 entertainers, a fireworks display, live pigeons, musical performance by the United States Marine Band, and the release of 30,000 colorful balloons. Vice President Richard M. Nixon opened the ceremonies as a part of the Olympic delegation on behalf of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • Schedule for Opening Ceremonies, 1960 Winter Olympics
    VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division
    sports
    California
    documents
    This is the fifth page of a schedule prepared by the VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division for Olympic delegations for the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, held in Squaw Valley, California, from February 18-29, 1960. The Pageantry Division included chairman Walt Disney, director Tommy Walker, and coordinator Ron Miller. The opening and closing ceremonies prepared by the Pageantry Division for the 1960 Winter Games included visually striking elements including over 5,000 entertainers, a fireworks display, live pigeons, musical performance by the United States Marine Band, and the release of 30,000 colorful balloons. Vice President Richard M. Nixon opened the ceremonies as a part of the Olympic delegation on behalf of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • Schedule for Opening Ceremonies, 1960 Winter Olympics
    VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division
    sports
    California
    documents
    This is the fourth page of a schedule prepared by the VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division for Olympic delegations for the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, held in Squaw Valley, California, from February 18-29, 1960. The Pageantry Division included chairman Walt Disney, director Tommy Walker, and coordinator Ron Miller. The opening and closing ceremonies prepared by the Pageantry Division for the 1960 Winter Games included visually striking elements including over 5,000 entertainers, a fireworks display, live pigeons, musical performance by the United States Marine Band, and the release of 30,000 colorful balloons. Vice President Richard M. Nixon opened the ceremonies as a part of the Olympic delegation on behalf of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • Schedule for Opening Ceremonies, 1960 Winter Olympics
    VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division
    sports
    California
    documents
    This is the third page of a schedule prepared by the VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division for Olympic delegations for the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, held in Squaw Valley, California, from February 18-29, 1960. The Pageantry Division included chairman Walt Disney, director Tommy Walker, and coordinator Ron Miller. The opening and closing ceremonies prepared by the Pageantry Division for the 1960 Winter Games included visually striking elements including over 5,000 entertainers, a fireworks display, live pigeons, musical performance by the United States Marine Band, and the release of 30,000 colorful balloons. Vice President Richard M. Nixon opened the ceremonies as a part of the Olympic delegation on behalf of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • Schedule for Opening Ceremonies, 1960 Winter Olympics
    VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division
    sports
    California
    documents
    This is the second page of a schedule prepared by the VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division for Olympic delegations for the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, held in Squaw Valley, California, from February 18-29, 1960. The Pageantry Division included chairman Walt Disney, director Tommy Walker, and coordinator Ron Miller. The opening and closing ceremonies prepared by the Pageantry Division for the 1960 Winter Games included visually striking elements including over 5,000 entertainers, a fireworks display, live pigeons, musical performance by the United States Marine Band, and the release of 30,000 colorful balloons. Vice President Richard M. Nixon opened the ceremonies as a part of the Olympic delegation on behalf of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • Schedule for Opening Ceremonies, 1960 Winter Olympics
    VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division
    sports
    California
    documents
    This is the first page of a schedule prepared by the VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division for Olympic delegations for the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, held in Squaw Valley, California, from February 18-29, 1960. The Pageantry Division included chairman Walt Disney, director Tommy Walker, and coordinator Ron Miller. The opening and closing ceremonies prepared by the Pageantry Division for the 1960 Winter Games included visually striking elements including over 5,000 entertainers, a fireworks display, live pigeons, musical performance by the United States Marine Band, and the release of 30,000 colorful balloons. Vice President Richard M. Nixon opened the ceremonies as a part of the Olympic delegation on behalf of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • Schedule for Opening Ceremonies, 1960 Winter Olympics
    VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division
    sports
    California
    documents
    This schedule was prepared by the VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division for Olympic delegations for the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, held in Squaw Valley, California, from February 18-29, 1960. The Pageantry Division included chairman Walt Disney, director Tommy Walker, and coordinator Ron Miller. The opening and closing ceremonies prepared by the Pageantry Division for the 1960 Winter Games included visually striking elements including over 5,000 entertainers, a fireworks display, live pigeons, musical performance by the United States Marine Band, and the release of 30,000 colorful balloons. Vice President Richard M. Nixon opened the ceremonies as a part of the Olympic delegation on behalf of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • Correspondence Regarding Nixon's Activities at the 1960 Winter Olympics
    VIII Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee
    Edward S. Washburn
    sports
    documents
    California
    letters
    This letter was written by Edward S, Washburn, assistant marketing director of the Organizing Committee of the VIII Olympic Games, to James D. Hughes, aide to Vice President Richard M. Nixon, on February 5, 1960. It concerns the vice president's planned appearance at the opening ceremonies of the 1960 Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California on February 18, 1960. Nixon opened the Games as head of the Olympic delegation on behalf of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • Tentative Schedule for Vice President Nixon, 1960 Winter Olympics
    VIII Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee
    sports
    California
    documents
    This schedule was prepared by the Organizing Committee of the VIII Olympic Games for Vice President Richard M. Nixon. The schedule documents the vice president's tentative activities on February 18, 1960, including attendance at the opening ceremonies of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games in Squaw Valley, California. Nixon opened the Games as head of the Olympic delegation on behalf of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • Tentative Schedule for Vice President Nixon, 1960 Winter Olympics
    VIII Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee
    sports
    documents
    California
    letters
    This schedule was prepared by the Organizing Committee of the VIII Olympic Games for Vice President Richard M. Nixon. The schedule documents the vice president's tentative activities on February 18, 1960, including attendance at the opening ceremonies of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games in Squaw Valley, California. Nixon opened the Games as head of the Olympic delegation on behalf of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • General Information for Olympic Delegations, 1960 Winter Olympics
    VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division
    sports
    documents
    California
    This page is from a collection of documents prepared by the VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division containing general information for Olympic delegations for the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, held in Squaw Valley, California, from February 18-29, 1960. This page includes the schedule for rehearsal and entry of the Blyth Memorial Arena for the opening ceremonies. The Pageantry Division included chairman Walt Disney, director Tommy Walker, and coordinator Ron Miller. The opening and closing ceremonies prepared by the Pageantry Division for the 1960 Winter Games included visually striking elements including over 5,000 entertainers, a fireworks display, live pigeons, musical performance by the United States Marine Band, and the release of 30,000 colorful balloons. Vice President Richard M. Nixon opened the ceremonies as a part of the Olympic delegation on behalf of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • General Information for Olympic Delegations, 1960 Winter Olympics
    VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division
    sports
    documents
    California
    This page is from a collection of documents prepared by the VIII Olympic Winter Games Pageantry Division containing general information for Olympic delegations for the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, held in Squaw Valley, California, from February 18-29, 1960. This page outlines the diagram of formation for national teams to enter the Blyth Memorial Arena for the opening ceremonies. The Pageantry Division included chairman Walt Disney, director Tommy Walker, and coordinator Ron Miller. The opening and closing ceremonies prepared by the Pageantry Division for the 1960 Winter Games included visually striking elements including over 5,000 entertainers, a fireworks display, live pigeons, musical performance by the United States Marine Band, and the release of 30,000 colorful balloons. Vice President Richard M. Nixon opened the ceremonies as a part of the Olympic delegation on behalf of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.