Eisenhower, Dwight David, 1890-1969, US President, General

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Eisenhower, Dwight David, 1890-1969, US President, General

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The Diaries of Dwight D Eisenhower, 1953-1961, are microfilmed copies of US President Dwight David Eisenhower's diaries, 1953-1961. The original diaries were maintained by Ann C Whitman, Eisenhower's personal secretary and principal record keeper for the White House and were part of Eisenhower's personal papers, which were kept separately from the White House Official Files maintained by the permanent White House staff. The entire Ann Whitman file contains aproximately 250,000 pages of documents and records, of which the Eisenhower Diaries file accounts for about 11 percent of that total. The Eisenhower Diaries file is essentially a distillation of the Ann Whitman file and serves as a running account of Eisenhower's actions from 1953-1961. It was designed to serve as the basis for historical accounts both during and after the Eisenhower administration and provided the framework for Eisenhower's memoirs, The White House Years (Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1963-65).

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