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1953 Inaugural Committee Reports

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 201

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the final reports of committees who organized the 1953 Inauguration of President Eisenhower; as well as reports on the Inaugural medal distribution, Inauguration parade, and the aggregate financial report.


  • Creation: 1952 - 1953

Conditions Governing Use

This collection has no known restrictions.


The Inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953 was overseen by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) consisting of six members of Congress chaired by Senator Styles Bridges (R-NH). The JCCIC appointed the 17 Officers of the Inaugural Committee chaired by Joseph C. McGarraghy. The inauguration committee consisted of 33 committees and 73 subcommittees, and had hundreds of members. The Inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Ricard M. Nixon was held on January 20, 1953.


0.5 Linear feet (This collection includes the final reports of numerous committees who helped organize the 1953 Inauguration as well as reports on the Inaugural medal distribution, Inauguration parade, and the aggregate financial report. )

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Series 1: Reports - A collection of reports by committees and subcommittees submitted to the 1953 Inauguration Committee summarizing the activities and decisions of that committee throughout the inauguration planning and execution process.


The collection was originally housed within the Washingtoniana book collection, but was removed because of preservation concerns and transferred to the archives. There is no deed of gift for this collection and it is uncertain how the Library acquired the materials.

Related Materials

1953 Presidential Inauguration (Eisenhower Presidential Library)

Records of the 1953 Inauguration Committee (Mostly in Eisenhower Library but some in NARA)

Harry Goodman Collection (The People’s Archive)

Processing Information

Basic processing procedures were followed.

1953 Inaugural Committee Reports
An Inventory of 1953 Inaugural Committee at DC Public Library
Under Revision
Hallie Oines
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Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

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