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Item 44 - Dwight D. Eisenhower Typed Letter Signed Catalog 563 (Aug 2019)

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TLS as president, two pages, 7 x 10.25, White House letterhead, December 1, 1960. Letter to his aide Colonel Robert L. Schulz, in part: "As you know, Gettysburg College is providing for my use after next January 20th office space in the presently unoccupied President's House. I understand that the General Services Administration, under the provisions of the Presidential Retirement Act, is proceeding with equipping and furnishing this office and will pay to Gettysburg College an appropriate annual rent. I am delighted that you will be able to assist me in getting the office into operation. I understand that you have made arrangements, satisfactory to the Army, by which you will be available for an extended period of time after January 20th to assist me in making the shift from my present office. On that assumption, I would like you to act as my principal staff officer for the establishment and initial operation of the new office, and for the actual physical move. You may find it necessary, and you have my authority, to set up a temporary office in Washington for a short time. However, I would like to have a complete working office in operation in Gettysburg by Mid-March at the latest. I intend for my strictly personal correspondence to continue to be handled by Mrs. Whitman, whose duties will be essentially the same as in these last eight years. Also, the publishing effort on which my son John will be my principal assistant, will take care of itself. Beyond these, there will be need to handle the general correspondence which normally comes in considerable volume to ex-Presidents, particularly in the first few months of retirement…I would like you to take responsibility in these matters. In addition to normal coordination with General Services Administration, please coordinate with the Staff Secretary who will decide and notify you as to when and were the various files from the White House offices should be picked up—and their destination. John will assist him in identifying the files to be sent to Abilene, those to go to the new office at Gettysburg, and those to go into storage at Fort Ritchie." Included is an ANS from John Eisenhower to Schulz, which reads: "I plan to move this soon as possible. If there is anything else, please tell us soon." In fine condition, with paperclip impressions to the top edges. From the collection of Brigadier General Robert L. Schulz, longtime military aide to Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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