WHCF Subject File - RM: Religious Matters

According to the White House Central Files filing manual, this category was for "material pertaining to religions and religious matters."

Exceptions to the above are materials pertaining to: Inaugural prayers, the President's favorite prayer and the President's church affiliation (see PP); and religious freedom (see HU).


RM: Religious Matters
Executive 350 pp. / General 250 pp.
Material on Presidential meetings with religious leaders, requests for interviews, messages of prayer and support, Presidential greetings, use of clergymen by the CIA, Unification Church brainwashing, and church services and religious views of the President.

RM 1: Bibles
Executive 7 pp. / General 10 pp.
Items on gift Bibles, Bible usage, and the Swearing-In Ceremony Bible.

RM 2: Prayers - Prayer Periods
Executive 550 pp. / General 200 pp.
Material on the White House Prayer Breakfast, National Prayer Breakfast, National Day of Prayer, Professional Athletes Prayer Brunch, messages of prayer and support to the President, prayer in public schools, and other prayer occasions.

RM 2-1: Religious Services in the White House
Executive 75 pp. / General 16 pp.
Materials on the White House Prayer Breakfast and Fellowship, offers of prayer and participation, and other services.

RM 3: Religions
Executive 16 pp. / General 23 pp.
Materials on meetings with, requests from, and correspondence with religious leaders.

RM 3-1: Catholic
Executive 300 pp. / General 8 pp.
Materials on meetings and correspondence with, and schedule proposals from Catholic religious leaders; and related catholic issues.

RM 3-2: Jewish
Executive 350 pp. / General 100 pp.
Materials on meetings with, Presidential messages to, and messages of support and prayer from Jewish religious leaders; religious and ethnic discrimination, foreign policy, Soviet Jewry, and emigration.

RM 3-3: Protestant
Executive 35 pp. / General 7 pp.
Materials on meetings with, Presidential messages to, requests from, and messages of prayer and support from religious leaders and others.

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