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1953 Presidential Inauguration

List of the Inaugural Committee member (as published in the Washington Post), November 16, 1952 [DDE's Records as President, Official File, Box 328, OF 101-A Inauguration (1)]

Tentative Inaugural Program for Cabinet Officers, no date [DDE's Records as President, Official File, Box 328, OF 101-A Inauguration (1)]

Memo from Arthur Vandenburg to Sherman Adams discussing procedures for handling inaugural event ticket requests, November 20, 1952 [DDE's Records as President, General File, Box 98, GF 6-A-1 Tickets for Inaugural Events]

Memo re the number and cost of Inaugural Ball tickets, November 29, 1952 [Mamie D. Eisenhower Papers, White House Series, Box 22, Inauguration 1953 (1)]

Memo re the number and cost of Inaugural Parade tickets, November 29, 1952 [Mamie D. Eisenhower Papers, White House Series, Box 22, Inauguration 1953 (1)]

Letter from Anne Wheaton to J. Mark Trice regarding the Bible and verses used during the Inaugural, January 13, 1953 [DDE's Papers as President, Campaign Series, Box 1, Inauguration 1953 (1)]

Inaugural Address of Dwight D. Eisenhower, January 20, 1953 [DDE's Papers as President, Speech Series, Box 3, Inaugural Address 1/20/1953]

Inaugural Prayer, January 20, 1953 [DDE's Records as President, General File, Box 97, GF 6-A Inauguration 1952-53 (4)]

Inauguration Ceremonies Program, January 20, 1953 [DDE's Papers as President, Campaign Series, Box 1, Inauguration Programs, Etc. (2)]

Inaugural Parade General Orders No. 1 (pages 1-18 only), January 20, 1953 [DDE's Papers as President, Campaign Series, Box 1, Inauguration Programs, Etc. (1)]

Memo re the Capitol Luncheon following the Inaugural Ceremony [Mamie D. Eisenhower Papers, White House Series, Box 22, Inauguration 1953 (1)]

Description of Mamie Eisenhower's Inaugural gown and jewelry [Mamie D. Eisenhower Papers, White House Series, Box 22, Inauguration 1953 (1)]

Inaugural Ball invitation sent to Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower [Mamie D. Eisenhower Papers, White House Series, Box 22, Inauguration 1953 (1)]

Letter from Della Fricke, Director of Art Education in the Evansville Public Schools, to President Eisenhower, with drawings of the 1953 Inaugural Parade and Ceremony created by her 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students, January 29, 1953 (two drawings only) [DDE's Records as President, General File, Box 97, GF 6-A Inauguration 1952-53 (4)]

Images in the audiovisual collection

For additional information please see:

Inauguration, 1953 Subject Guide