White House History

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White House History is a semi-annual periodical published by the White House Historical Association: it is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the public's understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the White House. The White House is the official home and principal workplace of the President of the United States.

White House History features articles on the White House, typically relating to the house's use and life on the premises. White House History is not a political forum, although at times political history is within its subject matter.

White House History serves a readership including historians, professionals and lay people in the areas of political history, architecture and decorative arts.

First published in 1983, White House History has been issued twice each year since 1997. The first 18 issues are available in bound sets. More recent issues are available individually. Topics have included inaugurations, White House kitchens, presidential retreats, presidential portraiture, and horses. Several issues focus on a particular presidential administration. They include the John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Buchanan, Dwight Eisenhower, and John Kennedy administrations. Future editions are planned to include Abraham Lincoln’s time in the White House, working in the White House, the White House neighborhood, presidential journeys, and the second and third floor family quarters.

White House History is sold by subscription; single copies as well as bound collection sets of back issues are also available.

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