White House History
White House History is a semi-annual periodical published by the White House Historical Association, a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the public's understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the White House, the official home and principal workplace of the President of the United States.
White House History features articles on the White House, especially those relating to the house's use and life as lived there. Articles are formally documented in notes, where it is appropriate. White House History is not a political forum, although political history may very likely play a part in the 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 John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Buchanan, Dwight Eisenhower, and John Kennedy administrations. Future editions will focus on the subject of include Abraham Lincoln’s White House, working in the White House, the White House neighborhood, presidential journeys, and the second and third floor family quarters, not open to the public.
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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