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Series VIII. National Awareness, 1985-1993

Scope and Content Notes:

Series VIII contains correspondence, newspaper articles, reports, meeting minutes, and other records relating to Elsie Hillman’s involvement in various organizations aimed at promoting national awareness for a particular cause or topic. Throughout her career, Hillman was involved in a number of commissions and other institutions that while associated with politics, were non-political in nature.

Subseries 1. Blair House Restoration Foundation, 1985-1987

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 1 contains correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, and other records detailing Elsie Hillman’s involvement in the Blair House Restoration Foundation. The Foundation was formed in order to help restoration and refurnishing of the Blair House, the Vice-Presidential residence.

Box 95
Folder 1 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1985-1987
Folder 2 Council and Committee Membership List, c. 1985
Folder 3 Restoration Fundraising and Contributions, c. 1985
Folder 4 Blair House Luncheon, 1985
Folder 5 Equipment and Furnishings to be Restored, 1986
Folder 6 Meeting Minutes and Related Materials, 1985-1986

Subseries 2. Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, 1985-1986

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 2 contains correspondence, reports, articles, and other records relating Elsie Hillman’s activity and interest on the Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution. The organization was largely focused on raising awareness of the United States Constitution’s upcoming bicentennial in 1987 through activities such as commemorative events.

Folder 7 Bicentennial Alerts, 1986
Folder 8 Commission Guidelines and Contact Information, 1985
Folder 9 Correspondence, 1986
Folder 10 Reports and Articles, 1985-1986

Subseries 3. Committee on the Constitutional System, 1985-1986

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 3 contains correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other records relating to Elsie Hillman’s interest and involvement on the Committee on the Constitutional System. The committee, working around the bicentennial of the United States Constitution worked to generate interest in Constitutional reform, working to promote a more efficient government.

Folder 11 Correspondence, 1985
Folder 12 Financial Report, 1986
Folder 13 Government in Gridlock Conference Schedule, 1993
Folder 14 Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Notes, 1986
Folder 15-16 Memoranda, 1986-1993
Folder 17 Newspaper Clippings and Articles, 1985-1986
Folder 18 Statements, Reports, and Proposal, 1985-1986

Subseries 4. White House Endowment Fund, 1990-1993

Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries 4 contains correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, and other records covering Elsie Hillman’s involvement with the White House Endowment Fund. Like the Blair House Restoration Fund, the White House Endowment Fund was aimed at the restoration and refurbishment of the White House through the solicitation of contributions and donations.

Folder 19 Board of Directors Lists, 1990-1992
Folder 20-21 Correspondence, 1990-1998
Folder 22 Development Plan, "Phase II" Outline, 1991
Folder 23-24 Donor and Contribution Reports, 1990-1993
Folder 25 Endowment Fund Handbook, 1990
Folder 26 Endowment Fund Membership Folder, 1991
Folder 27 Meeting Minutes, 1990-1992
Folder 28-29 Memoranda, 1990-1993
Folder 30 New York Event, Guest List, 1992
Folder 31 White House Commemorative Coin Act, 1991