Donald Rumsfeld Papers 1888-2008 (bulk 1963-2007)

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Donald Rumsfeld Papers 1888-2008 (bulk 1963-2007)

Secretary of defense, United States representative from Illinois, White House official, ambassador, and business executive. Correspondence, memoranda, cables, reports, notes, briefing books, minutes, agenda, appointment and scheduling files, confirmation hearings, legislative files, polls, campaign files, constituent casework and issue mail, service academy appointment files, press releases, newsletters, speeches, statements, testimony, interviews, oral histories, writings, photographs, financial records, genealogies, memorabilia, news clippings, and printed matter documenting Rumsfeld's career in the public and private sectors.

345,000 items; 947 containers plus 50 classified and 2 oversize; 398.8 linear feet; 35 microfilm reels

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