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Alice Nelms Smith Papers 1944-2003 (Bulk 1952-1960)

MSS-378


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Smith, Alice N. (Alice Nelms), 1928-2011
Title: Alice Nelms Smith Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1944-2003
Bulk Dates: 1952-1960
Quantity: 19 Boxes (16.58 Linear Feet)
Abstract:This collection houses correspondence, reports, speeches, press releases, newspaper clippings, photographs, campaign logs, schedules, notes, promotional items, memorabilia, and other materials documenting Alice Smith's involvement with Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1952 and 1956 Presidential campaigns and subsequent service as President; the 1960 Republican National Convention; Richard M. Nixon's unsuccessful 1960 Presidential campaign against John F. Kennedy and Nixon's later service as President; and the 1990 Eisenhower Centennial. It has been divided into eight series.
Identification: MSS-378
Language: Material in English
Repository: Arizona State University Library. Greater Arizona Collection
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
Phone: (480) 965-4932
E-Mail: archives@asu.edu
Questions? Ask An Archivist!

Biographical Note

Alice Nelms Smith was born to Vernon Bonnyfield Smith (1897-1977) and Virginia May (Overstreet) Smith (1905-1946) in Charlestown, West Virginia on June 19, 1928. She had two brothers, Stanford Bonnyfield Smith (1926-1992) and Addison F. Smith (1931-). The family moved to Denver, Colorado in the 1940s and Alice Smith graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism in 1950. She went on to work as one of the early female newscasters in New Orleans and on Arthur Godfrey's television show in New York City.

In 1952, Alice Smith joined Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidential campaign staff. She traveled approximately 51,000 miles by air and rail with the campaign, visiting 232 towns and cities in 45 states. After Eisenhower won the election, Smith became an appointment secretary at the White House. Her office opened onto the Oval Office and many of the dignitaries who visited the White House to speak with Eisenhower waited for their appointments with her. Smith left her position in 1955 in order to "go home to Denver to lead a normal life." She returned to Washington in 1956 to work on Eisenhower's re-election campaign.

In 1960, Richard M. Nixon recruited Smith to work on his presidential campaign against Democratic hopeful John F. Kennedy. In this position, she coordinated Nixon's appearances and the schedules of such prominent individuals as vice presidential candidate Henry Cabot Lodge, sitting President Dwight D. Eisenhower, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, and Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater. Smith later worked on Texas Senator John Goodwin Tower's campaigns for office.

Alice Smith moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1970, where she wrote extensively about her work with Eisenhower and Nixon. She died on November 9, 2011 and is buried with her parents in Denver's Fairmount Cemetery.


Scope and Content Note

This collection houses correspondence, reports, speeches, press releases, newspaper clippings, photographs, campaign logs, schedules, notes, promotional items, memorabilia, and other materials documenting Alice Smith's involvement with Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1952 and 1956 Presidential campaigns and subsequent service as President; the 1960 Republican National Convention; Richard M. Nixon's unsuccessful 1960 Presidential campaign against John F. Kennedy and Nixon's later service as President; and the 1990 Eisenhower Centennial.

Series I: Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Campaigns houses schedules, correspondence, reports, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other materials documenting Eisenhower's 1952 and 1956 campaigns. The majority of the materials show the 1952 campaign, including Eisenhower's whistle-stop tour of the United States on the "Look Ahead, Neighbor" Special and Nixon's "Checkers Speech" (in which he defended his use of his expense fund). Also included are items documenting the 1956 Republican platform, the 1956 Republican National Convention, and election night in 1952 and 1956.

Series II: Dwight D. Eisenhower's White House includes correspondence, staff lists, newspaper clippings, press releases, photographs, and other materials documenting such subjects as Air Force I (Columbine), Eisenhower's and Nixon's 1954 and 1957 inaugurations, White House visits of such dignitaries as Winston Churchill and Syngman Rhee, the Summer White House, and Christmas at the White House. Also shown are such contemporary events as the release of Jonas Salk's polio vaccine, statehood for Alaska and Hawaii, Josef Stalin's death, and events in the Middle East.

Series III: Republican National Convention houses newspaper clippings, photographs, promotional materials for the Nixon-Lodge ticket, a copy of Nixon's acceptance speech, and other items documenting Nixon's selection as the 1960 Republican Presidential candidate. Series IV: Richard M. Nixon's Presidential Campaign Against John F. Kennedy includes speeches, press releases, schedules, publications, correspondence, notes, memorandae, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials documenting Nixon's unsuccessful 1960 Presidential campaign. Of note are a copy of Bob Haldeman's Advance Man's Guide, a complete set of campaign logs, and five spiral-bound notebooks containing notes made by Alice Smith during the campaign. These notebooks cover the campaign from August 10 until election eve on November 7.

Series V: Richard M. Nixon's White House is comprised of speeches, clippings, photographs, and other materials documenting Nixon's term as President, including his 1968 Presidential campaign with Spiro Agnew, trip to China, and resignation.

Series VI: Other Papers houses correspondence, photographs, monographs, and other papers. Many of these items document the 1990 Eisenhower Centennial. Also included are Alice Smith's recollections of her time in the White House and working on Eisenhower's and Nixon's campaigns, digitized news coverage of D-Day, materials showing an atomic bomb test on Bikini Atoll in 1946, campaign materials promoting George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle, and items regarding a trip Alice Smith took to Cuba in 1954. Series VII: Document Lists consists of copies of Smith's itemized register of her collection.

Series VIII: Memorabilia has been divided into three sub-series. Sub-Series A: Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorabilia includes coins, pins, buttons, lighters, ribbons, matchbooks, and other materials documenting Eisenhower's presidential campaigns, inauguration, and time in office. Of particular note are a deck of playing cards used on Air Force 1. Sub-Series B: Richard M. Nixon Memorabilia houses pins, buttons, earrings, mugs, and other materials documenting Nixon's 1960 Presidential campaign. Sub-Series C: Other Memorabilia houses an ashtray, a coin, drinking glasses, a keychain, pins, and other materials that either relate to Smith's personal life or could not be categorized. Of particular note are a brass object apparently created by Vernon B. Smith during World War I and a 1914 Iron Cross, Second Class.


Arrangement

This collection consists of nineteen boxes and one map case drawer arranged in eight series:
Series I: Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Campaigns
Series II: Dwight D. Eisenhower's White House
Series III: Republican National Convention
Series IV: Richard M. Nixon's Presidential Campaign Against John F. Kennedy
Series V: Richard M. Nixon's White House
Series VI: Other Papers
Series VII: Document Lists
Series VIII: Memorabilia
Sub-Series A: Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorabilia
Sub-Series B: Richard M. Nixon Memorabilia
Sub-Series C: Other Memorabilia

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

To view this collection, make an appointment at least five business days prior to your visit by contacting Ask an Archivist or calling (480) 965-4932. Appointments in the Wurzburger Reading Room at Hayden Library (rm. 138) on the Tempe campus are available Monday through Friday. Check the ASU Library Hours page for current availability.

Copyright

The Arizona Board of Regents retains copyright to this collection for and on behalf of the Arizona State University Library. Requests to publish, display, or redistribute information from this collection must be submitted via our online application.


Related Material

Separated Materials

One vinyl zipper pouch (item 570) used during Nixon's 1960 presidential campaign was discarded due to the plastic's deterioration and offgassing.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979
Smith, Alice N. (Alice Nelms), 1928-2011

Corporate Name(s)
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Geographic Name(s)
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989

Subject(s)
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1952
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1956
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1960
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alice Nelms Smith Papers, MSS-378, Arizona State University Library.

Provenance

Julie Montgomery donated these papers to the Arizona Collection in 2013 (Accession #2013-04724).

Processing Note

Alice Smith sorted the original documents in this collection by subject and housed each group in a letter-sized plastic document case. She supplemented these papers with her own recollections, information about relevant concurrent events, and photocopies of archival materials from the Eisenhower and Nixon Presidential Libraries. She then organized these cases into larger chronological groups, specifically "Eisenhower's 1952 Campaign," "Eisenhower's Inauguration," "Eisenhower's White House," "The Eisenhower Centennial," "1960 Republican Convention," and "Campaign '60, Nixon vs Kennedy." This arrangement has been retained and restored to the largest extent possible. Smith's titles have been used when available and are enclosed in quotation marks in the following container list. Additional subject categories have been created to house uncategorized materials where necessary.

In addition to creating subject categories, Smith authored an itemized register assigning a number to each original item in the collection. These numbers, however, do not always appear on the items they correspond to. They have been retained when possible; copies of Smith's full register can be found in Series VII: Document Lists.

Duplicates were weeded and preservation photocopying undertaken as necessary during processing to eliminate newsprint and mold and thus preserve the affected information. Monographs and serial publications have been transferred for consideration for addition to the cataloged book collection.


Container List

Series I: Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Campaigns
BoxFolder
11 1956 Republican Platform, 1956 August 21
12 Clippings, 1952, Undated
13 Eisenhower Campaign Schedule, 1952 September 2-November 4
14 Eisenhower Campaign Schedule, 1952 September 2-November 4
15 Campaign Schedule, 1952 September 2-November 4
16 Correspondence and Other Materials Regarding Campaign, 1956
17 "The Eisenhower Campaign", 1952 (Box 1)
18 "The Eisenhower Campaign", 1952 (Box 2; Oversized Materials Removed to Box 19/OV3, Folder 1)
19 "The Eisenhower Campaign", 1952 (Box 3)
110 "The Eisenhower Campaign", 1952 (Box 4)
BoxFolder
21 Eisenhower Campaign Schedules, 1956
22 Eisenhower-Nixon Promotional Materials, 1956
23 Election Eve, 1952 November 4
24 Election Eve, 1956 November 6
25 "General Dwight D. Eisenhower's Historic Whistle-Stop Campaign Across America", 1952 (Book 1)
26 "General Dwight D. Eisenhower's Historic Whistle-Stop Campaign Across America", 1952 (Book 2)
27 The History of the Republican Party, 1854-1956, 1956
28 Ike for Four More Years by Irving Berlin, 1956 (Sheet Music)
29 The Keynoter, 1986 Winter
Discusses Eisenhower's 1952 and 1956 campaigns.
210 Memo to Alice Smith from Estes Kefauver and Adlai Stevenson, circa 1956
211 "Republican National Convention", 1956
212 Republican Report on the 84th Congress ..., 1956 July 27
213 "Richard Nixon's Dramatic 'Checkers Speech'", 1952
214 Suggested Presidential Itinerary and Television Appearances, circa 1956
Series II: Dwight D. Eisenhower's White House
BoxFolder
215 Account of Eisenhower's Illness, Undated
216 "Air Force One: Eisenhower's 'Columbine'", 1953-2003 (Book 1)
These materials also discuss the Summer White House.
217 "Air Force One: Eisenhower's 'Columbine'", 1953-2003 (Book 2)
218 "Alaska/Hawaii Added to the Union", 1959
219 Alice Smith's White House Pass, 1953 April 15
220 Biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Undated
221 Birthdays and Home Addresses of Various Senators and Congressmen, Undated
222 Blank Stationary, Undated
223 "A Blueprint for America's Future" by Richard M. Nixon, 1958 September 6
224 Cartoon Regarding Alice Smith, Undated
225 "Christmas at the White House", 1953-1958
226 Christmas List, 1954 December 8
227 Cities Visited by the Vice President [Nixon] in the United States by State, 1951-1959, circa 1959
BoxFolder
31 Clippings Regarding Air Force 1, 1953, 1990
32 Clippings Regarding Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1952-2000
33 Committee for International Economic Growth and the Committee to Strengthen the Frontiers of Freedom Dinner, 1960 May 2
34 Conference on Foreign Aspects of United States National Security: A Condensation of the Major Addresses, 1958 February 25
35 Congressional Medal of Honor, 1954, Undated
36 Correspondence Between Alice Smith and White House Staff Members, 1955-1958, 1975, Undated
37 Correspondence Between Ethel Merman Six and Alice Smith, 1956
38 Correspondence Regarding Alice Smith's Resignation, 1955
39 "The Death of Stalin", 1953
310 "Departments and Agencies Formed Under Eisenhower", 1953-1960
311-12 Dominican Republic, 1958-1960
313 "Dwight D. Eisenhower - Religion", Undated
314 Eisenhower Speech to the United Nations Regarding Peaceful Use of Atomic Power, 1953 December 8
315 Election Eve, 1954 November 1
316 "The Execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg", Undated
317 Facetious Eisenhower Obituary, Undated
318 "From Victory to Inauguration", 1952-1953
319 "Fun Times", 1952-1956
This folder includes information on the Summer White House in Denver, Colorado.
320 "Ike and JFK", 1953-1961
321 Inaugural Ball Program, 1953 January 20
322 Inauguration of Eisenhower and Nixon, 1953 January 20 (Oversized Materials Removed to Box 19/OV3, Folder 2)
323 Inauguration Program, 1953 January 20
324 Inauguration of Eisenhower and Nixon, 1957
325 Instructions for Expenditure of Nuclear Weapons, 1958, 2001
326 Letter to Alice Smith from Lydia Salosnaja, 1956 March 15
BoxFolder
41 Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower, 1971, 1996
42 Materials Regarding Eisenhower's Staff, 1953, 1959, Undated
43 Memorandum of Conversation Between Eisenhower, the Foreign Minister of Iraq, the Ambassador of Iraq, and the Chief of Protocol, 1953 October 27
44 "The Middle East in the 1950s", 1953-1957
45 National Conference on "The Foreign Aspects of U.S. National Security", 1958-1960
46 "Nelson Rockefeller and the Salk Vaccine", 1955
47 Notes Regarding Dwight D. Eisenhower, Undated
48 Notes Regarding Winthrop Rockefeller, Undated
49 Organizations Before which Nixon Appeared, 1951-1959, circa 1959
410 Other Materials, Undated
411 "Oval Office Appointments", 1953-1955
412 Photograph of Adrienne Masterson, Alice Smith, Thomas E. Stephens, Roberta Barrows, and Betty Sisk in Stephens' Office, 1953 December 24
413 Photograph of Air Force 1 (Columbine), Undated
414 Photographs of Dwight D. Eisenhower, circa 1950s (Oversized Materials Removed to Box 19/OV3, Folder 3)
415 Photograph of Dwight D. Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles, circa 1950
416 Photograph of Two Unidentified Men and One Woman, Undated (Mat Autographed)
417 Photograph of an Unidentified Man and Woman, Undated
418 Photographs of the White House, Undated
Includes candid interior scenes.
419 Portrait of Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower, Undated (Autographed)
420 Portrait of Sherman Adams, 1955 (Autographed)
421 Portrait of an Unidentified Man, 1953
422 President's Committee to Study the United States Military Assistance Program, 1959-1960
423 President Syngman Rhee, Republic of Korea, 1954
424 Press Releases, 1954-1955
425 Racial Segregation, 1996, Undated
426 Republican National Precinct Day Celebration, 1954 October 8
427 Salute to Eisenhower Dinner, 1956 January 20
428 "Sherman Adams: President Eisenhower's Chief of Staff", 1953-1968, 1999
429 State of the Union Address, 1953 February 2
430 Summer White House, 1953-1954
431 Testimonial Dinner to Honor Republican Members of Congress, 1961 June 1
432 Thomas E. Stephens, 1953-1959
433 "The White House: First Days", 1953
434 White House Newspaperman Telephone List, 1955 March
435 White House Staff Lists, 1952-1954, Undated
BoxFolder
51 "Winston Churchill", 1954
52 "World Leaders Who Came to See President Eisenhower at the White House", 1953-1954
53 "World Leaders", 1953-1960
Series III: Republican National Convention
BoxFolder
54 Convention Logistics, 1960
55 Convention Promotional Materials, 1960
56 "Convention Time", 1960
57 Nixon's Acceptance Speech, 1960 July 28
58 "Nixon-Lodge Campaign Team", 1960
59 "Nixon-Rockefeller Secret Meetings and the 1960 Convention", 1960
510 "Nixon Capitulates to Rockefeller", 1960 (Oversized Materials Removed to Box 19/OV3, Folder 4)
511 A Study of Rockefeller, Lodge, and Morton as Vice Presidential Candidates, 1960 July
512 Telephone Directory and Guide, 1960
513 "Twenty-Seventh Republican National Convention Order of Business", 1960 July 25-28
Series IV: Richard M. Nixon's Presidential Campaign Against John F. Kennedy
BoxFolder
514 "Advance Man's Guide" by Bob Haldeman, 1960
515 Barry Goldwater's Schedule, 1960
516 "Battle Line", 1960 October 21
517 Campaign Logs, 1960 September-October
518 Campaign Staff and Organization, 1960 (Oversized Materials Removed to Box 19/OV3, Folder 5)
519 Clippings Regarding John F. Kennedy, Undated
520 Clippings, 1960
521 Comments Made to Alice Smith by Campaign Coordinator Jim Bassett, 1960
522 Correspondence, 1960
523 Directory of Republican Party Officials, Federal Officials, and Nixon Advocacy Groups, 1960
BoxFolder
61 Dwight D. Eisenhower's Schedule, 1960
62 Election Eve, 1960 November 28
63 Expense Account Statement, 1960
64 "The Final Bitter and Hard Drive of the 1960 Presidential Campaign", 1960
65 Freedom Corps Proposal, 1960
66 GOP Political Calendar, 1960 October 30-November 5
67 Henry Cabot Lodge's Schedule, 1960
68 Henry Cabot Lodge's Schedule, 1960 September 16-October 31 (Photocopies)
69 Henry Cabot Lodge, 1960-1961
610 I'm a-Fixin' to Vote for Nixon Sheet Music, 1960
611 Itineraries, 1960
612 John Emmet Hughes, 1960-1962
613 John F. Kennedy's Schedule, circa 1960
614 Letter to Alice Smith from Richard Nixon, 1961
615 List of Nixon-Lodge Speeches and Press Releases, 1960
616 List of Officers, Executive Committee and Members of the Republican National Committee, 1960 August 5
617 List of Officers, Republican State Central Committees and Members of the Republican National Committee by State, 1960 August 15
618 Memorandae Regarding Campaign, 1960
619 Memorandae, Schedules, Press Releases, and Other Campaign Materials, 1960
620 Nelson Rockefeller's Schedule, 1960
621-22 Nixon's Campaign Schedule, 1960 May 19-September 21
BoxFolder
71 Nixon's Campaign Schedule, 1960 September 26-October 1
72-3 Nixon's Campaign Schedule, 1960 October 15-22
74 Nixon's Campaign Schedule, 1960 October 15-26 (Photocopies)
75 Nixon's Campaign Schedule, 1960 October 26-November 5 (Photocopies)
76 Nixon-Lodge Campaign Information, 1960
77 Nixon-Lodge Campaign Materials, 1960 (Oversized Materials Removed to Box 19/OV3, Folder 6)
78 Nixon-Lodge Campaign Notes, 1960 August 10-September 14 (Books 1 and 2)
BoxFolder
81 Nixon-Lodge Campaign Notes, 1960 September 14-October (Books 3 and 4)
82 Nixon-Lodge Campaign Notes, 1960 (Book 5)
83 NIxon-Lodge Press Releases and Publicity Materials, 1960 May 29-September 11
84 Nixon-Lodge Promotional Materials, 1960 (Oversized Materials Removed to Box 19/OV3, Folder 7)
85 Nixon-Lodge Speeches and Statements, 1960 September 12-October 28
86 Nelson Rockefeller Poster, circa 1960 (Removed to Map Case)
Jim Basset glued this poster to Smith's office door at Nixon's Chicago Headquarters as a joke.
87 Nomination and Election of the President and Vice President of the United States, 1960
88 Notes Regarding Henry Cabot Lodge, 1960
89 Notes, 1960
810 Photograph of Alice Smith Interviewing Barry Goldwater, circa 1960
811 Photographs of Richard M. Nixon, circa 1960s
812 Portrait of Henry Cabot Lodge, circa 1952 (Removed to Box 19/OV3, Folder 8)
813 President Eisenhower's Address in Support of Richard M. Nixon, 1960 October 28-29
814 Republican National Committee Speakers' Bureau Reports, 1960
815 State Chairmen for Volunteers for Nixon and Lodge, 1960 September 16
816 Unofficial List of Congresspeople in the 86th Congress, circa 1960
Series V: Richard M. Nixon's White House
BoxFolder
817 An Address by Richard M. Nixon, 1968 March 7
818 "Bridges to Human Dignity" by Richard M. Nixon, 1968 April 25
819 Clippings Regarding Patricia Nixon, circa 1960, 1993
820 Clippings Regarding Richard M. Nixon, 1960-1998
821 Clippings Regarding White House Tapes, Undated
822 Election Eve, 1962 November 6
823 Nixon-Agnew Campaign Materials, 1968 (Paper Smock Removed to Map Case)
824 Notes Regarding Nixon from A Hero for our Times, circa 1960
825 The Nixon Yearbook, 1968
BoxFolder
91 "To Older Americans" by Richard M. Nixon, circa 1968
92 "President Nixon's Historic Trip to Communistic China", 1972
93 "Problems of the Cities" by Richard M. Nixon, 1968 August 1
94 Republican National Convention, 1964 (Oversized Materials Removed to Box 19/OV3, Folder 9)
95 Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace, 1974, Undated
96 "Salute to the Senate" Republican Dinner Honoring Barry Goldwater, 1963 May 9
97 United Citizens for Nixon-Agnew Staff Directory, 1968 September 25
98 Watergate and Nixon's Resignation, 1974-1997
Series VI: Other Papers
BoxFolder
99 101st Congress Joint Meeting to Commemorate the Centennial of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 19900 March-April
910 Alice Smith's Recollections: "JFK in Berlin", Undated
911 Alice Smith's Recollections: "Kennedy's First Year in Office/TES [Thomas E. Stephens] vs. Truman", Undated
912 Alice Smith's Recollections: "Life at the Fairfax Hotel", Undated
913 Alice Smith's Recollections: "My Story", Undated (Final Draft)
914 Alice Smith's Recollections: "My Story", Undated (Drafts)
915 Alice Smith's Recollections: Oral History Transcript, Undated (Partial)
916 Alice Smith's Recollections: "Prelude", Undated
917 Alice Smith's Recollections: "Starting with Eisenhower", Undated
918 Cards Addressed to Alice Smith, 1954, Undated
919 Clipping Regarding Al Gore, 1987 April 11
920 Clippings Regarding Alice Smith, 1954, 1964
921 Clipping Regarding the Andrea Doria, Undated
922 Clippings Regarding Bess Truman, 1986, Undated
923 Clipping Regarding Josef Stalin and Eleanor Roosevelt, 1986
924 Clipping Regarding Monroe, West Virginia, circa 1952
925 Correspondence Between Alice Smith and Neil M. Bush, 1988
926 Correspondence Regarding the Burnelli Lifting Body Aircraft, 1961
927 Dan Thornton Obituary, Undated
928 "D-Day Dawns: One Hour's News Coverage", 1944 June 6 (2 CDs)
929 "Dwight D. Eisenhower Centennial Celebration", 1990-2002
930 Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Information, circa 1990 (Oversized Materials Removed to Box 19/OV3, Folder 10)
931 Eisenhower Centennial, 1990
932 Eisenhower's Legacy: The General, The President, the Public Servant, 2002-2003
BoxFolder
101 Eisenhower World Affairs Institute Information, 1990
102 "A First-Hand Account of Atomic Bomb Test 'ABLE,' Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands", 1946
103 George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle Campaign Materials, 1988
104 Historical Materials in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, 1989 December
105 House of Representatives Visitors Pass, 1961 April 27
106 International Debutante Ball Program, 1954
107 Letter from Alice Smith to Louise [?], 1975 November 12
108 Letters from Alice Smith to Vernon B. Smith and John C. Smith, 1956-1960
109 Letters to Alice Smith from Arthur Godfrey and Morning TV-Radio Cast Members, 1952, Undated (Photocopies)
1010 Letters to Alice Smith from Prominent People, 1952-1969, 1990
1011 Letters of Recommendation for Alice N. Smith, 1955
1012 "The Man Who Beat Hitler", 1940s-1995 (Tapestry Commemorating D-Day Removed to Map Case)
1013 "Mutual Obscurity: A Drama in One Act (And a Million Scenes)", Undated
1014 "My Belief" by Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1956
1015 The Nelson Rockefeller Collection, Undated
1016 Nixon Library and Birthplace Deed of Gift for Nixon Itineraries and Campaign Materials, 1993
1017 Notes Regarding Billy Graham from The Wall Street Journal, 1984 April 18
1018 Notes, Undated
1019 "The People in My World", Undated
1020 Photographs of Alice N. Smith, 1950s-1960s
1021 Photographs of George H. W. and Barbara Bush, 1990
1022 Renaming Announcement for Royall, Koegel & Rogers, 1961 February 1
1023 Signatures of Prominent Individuals, Undated
1024 Suggested Format for National TV Appearances by President Ford, Undated
1025 Trip to Cuba, 1954
1026 "Eisenhower + Conventions", Undated (Audio Cassette Tape)
1027 Eisenhower Centennial Foundation, 1990
1028 Eisenhower Centennial Information, 1990 (Oversized Materials Removed to Box 19/OV3, Folder 11)
Series VII: Document Lists
BoxFolder
111 Collection Description, Undated
112 1960 Republican National Convention and Presidential Race, Undated
113 Eisenhower Collection Catalog Summary, Undated
114 Documents Regarding John F. Kennedy, Undated
115 Nixon Collection Document List and 45 RPM Record, 1960, Undated
116 White House Collection Summary, Undated
117-8 Items 1-379, Undated
119-10 Items 1-383, Undated
BoxFolder
121-3 Items 400-644, Undated
124 Loose Pages, Undated
Series VIII: Memorabilia
Sub-Series A: Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorabilia
BoxSubBox
131 $1 Coin Showing Eisenhower on the Front and a Bald Eagle on the Moon on the Back, 1971 (Item 128)
131 $1 Coin Showing Eisenhower on the Front and the Liberty Bell on the Back, 1976 (Item 129)
Box
16/OV1 Blue Wedgwood Plate Showing a Bust of Dwight D. Eisenhower (Item 324-B)
BoxSubBox
138 Bracelet with "Ike" Charm (Item 137)
132 Button Reading "WORKING STAFF / EISENHOWER HEADQUARTERS / NOVEMBER 4, 1952", 1952 (Item 125)
Box
18/OV1 Commemorative Eisenhower Plate, circa 1953 (Item 254)
Plate Reads "The President's First Birthday in the White House / 14 October 1953."
BoxSubBox
136 Gold Elephant Pin Engraved "'52", circa 1952 (Item 134)
131 "Ike" Button (Item 126)
131 "Ike - Dick" Button (Item 127)
136 "Ike" Pin (3 Pins; Item 135)
Gold pin in the shape of the word "IKE."
134 "IKE" Pin (2 Pins)
Gold pin in the shape of the letters "IKE." Mounted on the original backing, which reads "IT'S A CINCH TO CLINCH."
137 "I Like Ike" Pin
Gold pin depicting the word "IKE" superimposed over the United States.
135 "I Like Ike" Pin (Item 133)
Gold button in the shape of the letters "ILIKE." The lower bar of the "L" extends under "IKE," causing the button to read "I LIKE IKE." Mounted on the original backing.
Box
15/OV1 Inaugural Committee Chairman Ribbon, circa 1953
Ribbon reads "1789-1953 / 42nd INAUGURAL / DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER / RICHARD M. NIXON / January 20th / 1953." A purple ribbon reading "Chairman" supports a gold medal showing the White House and a bald eagle. The medal reads "Inauguration of the President and Vice President" around the edge.
15/OV1 Inaugural Committee Member Ribbon, circa 1953
Ribbon reads "1789-1953 / 42nd INAUGURAL / DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER / RICHARD M. NIXON / January 20th / 1953." A purple ribbon reading "Member" supports a gold medal showing the White House and a bald eagle. The medal reads "Inauguration of the President and Vice President" around the edge.
15/OV1 Inaugural Festival Reception Ribbon, circa 1953 (2 Ribbons; Removed from "From Victory to Inauguration")
Label holder at the top of ribbon holds a card reading "INAUGURAL FESTIVAL RECEPTION." Ribbon is pink and reads "1789-1953 / 42nd / INAUGURAL / DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER / RICHARD M. NIXON / JANUARY 20th / 1953." A round graphic reading "Inauguration of the President and the Vice President" around the edge and showing the White House and a bald eagle also appears.
BoxSubBox
137 Knife Presented to Alice Smith by Dwight D. Eisenhower (Removed from Letter in Box 10, Folder 10.)
Box
16/OV1 Lighter Commemorating Eisenhower's Presidential Campaign, 1952 (Item 130)
One side of the lighter bears a map of Eisenhower's route and reads "ROUTE OF / Dwight D. Eisenhower / REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN / AIR MILES 30,505 / RAIL MILES 20,871 / JUNE-NOVEMBER 1952;" the other side reads "Alice N. Smith."
16/OV1 Lighter Commemorating an "Eisenhower Dinner", circa 1953
Lighter reads "IN REMEMBRANCE / EISENHOWER DINNER / SEPTEMBER 21, 1953 / T. A. P."
BoxSubBox
133 Matchbook Reading "Dwight D. Eisenhower" (2 Matchbooks)
133 Matchbook Reading "D. D. E." (2 Matchbooks)
132 Matchbook Reading "DDE"
133 Matchbook Reading "The President"
133 Matchbook Reading "President's House"
132 Matchbook Reading "Thomas E. Stephens" (2 Matchbooks)
132 Matchbook Reading "U.S.S. Williamsburg / Presidential Yacht" (2 Matchbooks)
Box
14 Mug, 1953
Mug reads "Merry Christmas and a Happi [sic] New Year,""Dwight D. Eisenhower," and "Erlangen / Germany / 1953 / Marga Rindt." A portrait of Eisenhower appears above his name.
Box
13 New Testament
The front of this book has "Thomas E. Stephens" engraved in gold. The flyleaf indicates that it was distributed by the Pocket Testament League.
139 Playing Cards Used on Air Force 1 (Columbine) (Item 502)
Sub-Series B: Richard M. Nixon Memorabilia
Box
16/OV1 Blue Wedgwood Plate Showing a Bust of John F. Kennedy (Item 638-A)
BoxSubBox
136 "Kennedy for President" Button, circa 1960 (2 Buttons; Item 569)
Box
16/OV1 "Kennedy for President" Button on Purple Ribbon Reading "STAFF", circa 1960
Box
14 Mug Reading "Campaign Planning Staff / 1960" and "Alice Smith", 1960
BoxSubBox
137 Nixon-Agnew Campaign Button
Button reads "United Citizens for Nixon-Agnew" and is mounted on a piece of paper advertising UCNA's election night event at the Sheraton-Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. from 8-10pm.
136 Nixon Button (2 Buttons; Item 505)
Buttons read "Nixon" on a black background.
135 Nixon Earrings, circa 1960 (Item 567)
Clip-on round silver earrings reading "NIXON" in the middle with silver bow at the top and blue gems defining the circle. Mounted on the original backing.
131 Nixon-Lodge Campaign Buttons, 1960 (2 Buttons)
These buttons are not listed in Alice N. Smith's inventory of her collection. They show the names "Nixon" (above) and "Lodge" (below) separated by a band of stars.
138 Nixon-Lodge Campaign Button, circa 1960 (Item 502)
Button shows either Nixon or Lodge depending on what angle it is viewed from.
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15/OV1 Nixon-Lodge Campaign Button, circa 1960 (Item 504)
Button displays portraits of Nixon and Lodge in the middle. The words "Experience Counts" appear at the top and Nixon's and Lodge's names are printed at the bottom.
15/OV1 Nixon-Lodge Victory Night Ribbon, circa 1960 (Item 624)
This ribbon consists of a card holder and card reading "NIXON-LODGE / VICTORY NIGHT / Nov. 8, 1960 - Ambassador Hotel / LOS ANGELES, CALIF. / ALICE SMITH / 6644 / AREA 4" supporting a purple ribbon reading "STAFF." The seal of the Vice President of the United States also appears on the card.
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138 Nixon Medallion
135 Nixon Pin, circa 1960 (Item 569)
Gold pin depicting an elephant standing on top of the name "NIXON." Mounted on the original backing.
135 Nixon Pin, circa 1960 (Item 567)
Round pin showing the name "NIXON" in the center with a silver bow on top and blue gems defining the circle. Mounted on the original backing.
139 "Nixon" Plaque, circa 1960
136 "Pat for First Lady" Button, circa 1960 (Item 569)
Sub-Series C: Other Memorabilia
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16/OV1 Ashtray Reading "M√ľnchen 1972", 1972
The bottom of the ashtray depicts the Olympic rings and Munich's Feldherrenhalle, Theatinerkirche, and Frauenkirche.
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134 Brass Object Engraved by Vernon B. Smith
Three-sided brass object apparently engraved by Vernon B. Smith. One side bears the insignia of the Corps of Engineers with an inverted numeral 7 engraved to the left and "23" engraved to the right; one side reads "Vernon B. Smith;" and one side reads "World-War. / Lorraine / Argonne / Verdun / Meuse / 18-19."
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14 Drinking Glass Showing Republican Presidents (2 Glasses)
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137 Great Seal of the United States Mounted on Granite
134 Half Dollar Showing John F. Kennedy, 1971 (Item 568)
131 Keychain Depicting the White House
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16/OV1 Lighter Covered in Rhinestones
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136 Republican Elephant Pin Reading "Volunteer"
131 Stick Pin Showing the Seal of the President of the United States
The reverse of the seal is engraved "Reagan."
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17/OV1 Metal Box Showing Winston Churchill
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19/OV312 Needlepoint Depicting the White House
World War I Iron Cross 2nd Class (4.5cm. x 4.5cm)
Although this cross lacks its original ribbon, it has been determined to be an Iron Cross Second Class because it lacks the pin or screw posts used on the Iron Cross First Class and is too small to be a Grand Cross. This item was removed from "The Man Who Won World War II" but was most likely given to Smith by her father, as Eisenhower did not serve overseas during World War I.