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Collection Overview

Creator:
McPhee, Henry R. (Henry Roemer), 1925-
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Dwight D. Eisenhower White House Press Releases
Repository:
Public Policy Papers
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/nk322d36c
Dates:
1952-1961
Size:
10 boxes
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-10
Language:
English

Abstract

Henry Roemer McPhee, Jr. (1925- ) is a lawyer who served as an economic advisor and special counsel to President Eisenhower. The Dwight D. Eisenhower White House Press Releases were compiled by McPhee and are composed of press releases issued by White House press secretary James C. Hagerty of the text for speeches by President Eisenhower and members of his staff at events and regarding his domestic and foreign policies. Also included are copies of Eisenhower's speeches from his 1952 campaign for the presidency.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The Dwight D. Eisenhower White House Press Releases were compiled by McPhee and are composed of press releases issued by White House press secretary James C. Hagerty of the text for speeches by President Eisenhower and members of his staff at events and regarding his domestic and foreign policies. Also included are copies of Eisenhower's speeches from his 1952 campaign for the presidency.

The majority of the press releases consist of addresses by Eisenhower at events, including meetings of organizations, clubs and community groups, dedications of buildings and memorials, and presentations of awards. Also included are press releases detailing executive orders issued by Eisenhower, addresses he gave before Congress, and statements about Eisenhower's positions on pending legislation. He most frequently discussed matters of defense, the United States economy, and foreign affairs. The press releases also include published letters between Eisenhower and world leaders, speeches delivered by Eisenhower while on visits to other countries, and statements by members of Eisenhower's staff regarding White House policies.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Collection Creator Biography:

McPhee, Henry R. (Henry Roemer), 1925-

Henry Roemer McPhee, Jr. (1925- ) is a lawyer who served as an economic advisor and special counsel to President Eisenhower. McPhee graduated from Princeton University in 1946 and Harvard University Law School in 1950. In July 1954, he joined Eisenhower's staff as special assistant to the President's Special Assistant for Domestic and International Affairs, Gabriel Hague. In this position, he aided in the administration of economic and political policies, working with every major department of the executive branch. In March of 1957, McPhee became assistant to the Special Counsel to the President, Gerald D. Morgan, and in the fall of 1958 became Associate Special Counsel to the President. In this capacity, he frequently worked directly with President Eisenhower. In January 1961, after the end of Eisenhower's second term as president, McPhee entered into the practice of law in Washington, D.C., specializing in issues concerning the federal government. He later became a partner in the firm Hamel, Morgan, Park & Saunders, also in Washington, D.C.

Collection History

Acquisition:

This collection was donated by Henry Roemer McPhee, Jr.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No material was separated from this collection during processing in 2008.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Adriane Hanson and Clelia Douyon in 2008. Finding aid written by Adriane Hanson in April 2008.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Credit this material:

Dwight D. Eisenhower White House Press Releases; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/nk322d36c
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345

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Related Material:

Collections at the Mudd Manuscript Library of particular relevance to the Dwight D. Eisenhower White House Press Releases include the Dwight D. Eisenhower White House Photographs and the papers of John Foster Dulles (his Secretary of State), Allen W. Dulles (Director of the Central Intelligence Agency during Eisenhower's presidency), and his speech writer, Emmet Hughes.

The majority of Eisenhower's papers, including a collection of the papers of McPhee, are located at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kansas. Additional Eisenhower papers are located at the Library of Congress and the National Archives.

Publication Note:

The following source was consulted during the preparation of the biographical note: Henry Roemer McPhee, Jr. File; Undergraduate Alumni Records, Box 257; University Archives, Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

Subject Terms:
Campaign speeches, 1952 -- Republican.
Government publicity -- United States.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1952.
Presidents -- United States -- Press conferences.
Presidents -- United States -- Staff.
United States -- Economic conditions.
United States -- Foreign relations.
United States -- Military policy.
Genre Terms:
Press releases.
Speeches.
Names:
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Hagerty, James C. (James Campbell), 1909-1981
McPhee, Henry R. (Henry Roemer), 1925-