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SOCIAL AFFAIRS

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This subject category contains files pertaining to White House social affairs such as dinners, luncheons, mess, teas, and receptions. Includes invitations to attend, guest lists, and requests for permission to invite others. Related material is filed under the subject category for dinners of political parties (PL). 4 feet, 10.5 inches.

SO

SOCIAL AFFAIRS

 

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Boxes 1-2

 

Letters thanking the President for stays at the White House; and miscellaneous lists of possible invitees to White House functions; such as major labor officials and Texas guests.  6.5 inches.

   

SO/CM/Liquor

SOCIAL AFFAIRS/COMMODITIES/LIQUOR

 

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Box 2

 

Material concerned with the serving of liquor in the White House.  1.5 inches.

   

SO 1

BREAKFASTS

 

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Box 2

 

Guest lists, invitations, memoranda, and correspondence dealing with Presidential Breakfasts, including Presidential Prayer Breakfasts, Congressional Leadership Breakfasts, and White House Stag Breakfasts for Governors.  1 inch.

   

SO 2

DINNERS

 

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Boxes 2-4

 

Guest lists, invitations, memoranda, and correspondence for State Dinners, dinners given in honor of various public officials, and for representatives of the business community.  [Included in Ex SO 2 are remarks of the President, Walter Heller and Willard Wirtz to a group of Labor Leaders in the East Room filed May 12, 1964; and notes on a dinner meeting in the family room with the Business Advisory Council filed October 5, 1965].  6 inches.

   

SO 2/Date of Dinner

DINNERS [organized by date]

 

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Boxes 5-8

 

Includes guest lists to various Business-Labor dinners; memorandum summarizing plans for the dinners; thank you letters and “writers letters”.  NOTE:  “writers letters” were assigned to the dinner guests to relate their feelings about the topics of discussion.   [EX SO 2/ 8-31-66 contains the “President’s Remarks to a Group of Labor Leaders in the East Room” filed August 31, 1966].  1 foot, 7.25 inches.

            The following dinners are included in this category:

SO 2/ 6-22-65

SO 2/ 8-17-65

SO 2/ 9-16-65

SO 2/ 9-30-65

SO 2/ 10-5-65

SO 2/ 3-30-66

SO 2/ 8-31-66

   

SO 3

LUNCHEONS

 

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Boxes 8-9

 

Guest lists, invitations, memoranda, and correspondence for State luncheons, luncheons given in honor of various public officials, and for representatives of the business community.  [For material concerned with informal ambassadorial luncheons see Ex CO].  4.5 inches.

   

SO 3/Krim Luncheon

LUNCHEONS

 

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Box 9

 

Correspondence, memoranda, and guest lists related to a series of small off the record luncheons at the White House arranged by Arthur Krim.  Guests received briefings on the LBJ Library and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.  0.5 inch

   

SO 3-1

NEWSPAPER LUNCHEONS

 

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Box 9

 

Guest lists, invitations, memoranda and correspondence for luncheons with various representatives of the news media. 0.75 inch.

   

SO 3-1/FG 216

LUNCHEONS/District of Columbia

 

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Box 9

 

Correspondence related to luncheons with newsmen from the District of Columbia, including a guest list and reading paper for a Washington Post Luncheon on April 15, 1964. 0.25 inch.

   

SO 3-1/ST

LUNCHEONS/State

 

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Box 9

 

Correspondence and background information concerned with White House luncheons for newspaper executives from Illinois, Texas, Michigan, and New York.  0.5 inch.

   

SO 3-2

T.V.-Radio/LUNCHEONS

 

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Box 9

 

Guest lists for luncheons with members of the news media.  0.25 inch.

   

SO 4

MESS

 

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Box 10

 

Material concerned with the rules of the White House Mess, plans for White House Mess luncheons, and lists of authorized users.  2.75 inches.

   

SC 5

RECEPTIONS

 

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Box 10-13

 

Guest lists, invitations, memoranda, and correspondence for White House receptions, including receptions given in honor of military men, diplomats, congressmen, congressional aides, news media executives, and educators.  1 foot.  4 inches.

   

SC 6

TEAS-GARDEN PARTIES – CONCERTS

 

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Boxes 13

 

Guest lists, invitations, memoranda, and correspondence for miscellaneous teas, garden parties, and concerts.  This file contains many cross references. 1.5 inches.

     

SOCIAL AFFAIRS

(SO)

Container List

Container Number

Category

Inclusive Dates

     

1

Ex SO

 
     

2

Gen SO

 
 

Ex SO/CM/Liquor

 
 

Gen SO/CM/Liquor

 
 

Ex SO 1

 
 

Gen SO 1

 
 

Ex SO 2

11/22/63 – 11/30/64

     

3

Ex SO 2

12/01/64-05/01/67

     

4

Ex SO 2

05/02/67-01/20/69

 

Gen SO 2

 
     

5

Ex SO 2/06-22-65

 
 

Gen SO 2/06-22-65

 
 

Ex SO 2/8-17-65

 
 

Gen SO 2/8-17-65

 
 

Ex SO 2/9-16-65

 
     

6

Gen SO 2/9-16-65

 
 

Ex SO 2/9-30-65

 
 

Gen SO 2/9-30-65

 
 

Ex SO 2/10-5-65

11/22/63-11/02/65

     

7

Ex SO 2/10-5-65

11/03/65-01/20/69

 

Gen SO 2/10-5-65

 
 

Ex SO 2/3-30-66

 
     

8

Gen SO 2/3-30-66

 
 

Ex SO 2/8-31-66

 
 

Gen SO 2/8-31-66

 
 

Ex SO 3

11/22/63-06/30/67

     

9

Ex SO 3

07/01/67-01/20/69

 

Gen SO 3

 
 

Ex SO 3/Krim Luncheon

 
 

Ex SO 3-1

 
 

Gen SO 3-1

 
 

Ex SO 3-1/FG 216

 
 

Ex SO 3-1/ST

 
 

Gen SO 3-1/ST

 
 

Ex SO 3-2

 
 

Gen SO 3-2

 
     

10

Ex SO 4

 
 

Gen SO 4

 
 

Ex SO 5

11/22/63-05/03/65

     

11

Ex SO 5

05/04/65-11/01/66

     

12

Ex SO 5

11/02/66-02/19/68

     

13

Ex SO 5

02/20/68-01/20/69

 

Gen SO 5

 
 

Ex SO 6

 
 

Gen SO 6