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WILLIAM G. ALLMAN is curator in the Office of the Curator, The White House. He lectures and writes on the White House and its collections. He contributed to Something of Splendor: Decorative Arts from the White House, the revised edition of Official White House China, and compiled the catalog of objects for The White House: Its Historic Furnishings and First Families. (WHH # 5, 10, 12, 14, 25, 26)

ROBERT L. ANDERSON is the author of Nuclear Submarines in the Falklands War, and co-author of and Desert Sealift: The Military Sealift Command in the Gulf War, as well as other military studies. He is currently a senior analyst with The Analysis Group. (WHH #12)

NENETTE ARROYO is the production manager for books and special projects at the White House Historical Association. She is also an independent historian with a special interest in American decorative arts and the material culture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. (WHH #34)

ELAINE RICE BACHMANN is the curator of the Maryland Commission on Artistic Property at the State Archives in Annapolis. (WHH #14)

The late LETITIA BALDRIGE was social secretary to the White House and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s chief of staff. She has written many books including In the Kennedy Style: Magical Evenings in the Kennedy White House and New Manners for New Times: A Complete Guide to Etiquette. (WHH #13)

LYNNE ZACEK BASSETT is former curator of textiles and fine arts at Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts. She lectures and writes frequently on the social history and artistry of textiles in early New England. Ms. Bassett is co-author of the book, Northern Comfort: New England’s Early Quilts, 1780–1850. (WHH #7)

CLAY BAUSKE is the museum curator at the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri. Among other projects, he curated the exhibition, “Flexing the Nation’s Muscle,” which premiered at the White House Visitor Center in 1996 before traveling to eight other venues nationwide. (WHH #5)

SISTER WENDY BECKETT is an art historian and a contemplative nun. Sister Wendy has appeared in several television series, engaging audiences with her discussion of European and American art history. She has written many books on the subject of art and leads a life of solitude and prayer at Quidenham monastery in England. (WHH #21)

MARY JO BINKER is an associate editor of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. She has co-authored a book on military women of the Korean War era and written an oral history handbook. Her other publications include articles on first ladies, African American history and the Civil War. (WHH #28, 29, 30)

ALYSHA E. BLACK is an archivist and research specialist. (WHH #9)

PAUL F. BOLLER JR. is a professor emeritus at Texas Christian University. He has written several books including Presidential Campaigns: From George Washington to George W. Bush and Presidential Anecdotes. (WHH #15, 30)

ELIZABETH SMITH BROWNSTEIN is the author of If This House Could Talk: Historic Homes, Extraordinary Americans and Lincoln’s Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency. She served as director of research for the award-winning PBS series Smithsonian World. (WHH #24, 31)

BARBARA PIERCE BUSH contributed a photo essay to the White House History issue “Away from the Glare: Presidential Retreats.” As first lady she revived the idea of an endowment to preserve the public rooms of the White House and its collection of fine and decorative arts. (WHH #18)

WILLIAM B. BUSHONG is the historian and web master of the White House Historical Association. His projects have included a history of Rock Creek Park; North Carolina’s Executive Mansion: The First 100 Years; Uncle Sam’s Architects: Builders of the Capitol; and research on public architecture and the planning history of Washington, D.C. (WHH #4, 5, 11, 13, 19, 22, 28)

JOSEPH D. CARR, a native of Kentucky, is a graduate of the Cooperstown Program in museum studies, Cooperstown, New York. He was an assistant usher at the White House, where he worked closely with the historic silver collection. (WHH #1)

NASH CASTRO is a founder and director emeritus of the White House Historical Association. Author of The Land of Pele, Castro is the recipient of the Interior Department’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, and the Pugsley Medal of the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. (WHH #1)

SAM CHILDERS is a writer and historian in Dallas, Texas. The author of Historic Dallas Hotels, he is a contributor to Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, and has served on the staffs of several museums. His new book will focus on Lady Bird Johnson's 1964 whistle-stop tour of the south. (WHH #32)

The late NANCY CLARKE began working in the White House flower shop during President Jimmy Carter’s administration. She held the position of chief floral designer from 1985 until her retirement in 2009. (WHH #23)

CRISTETA COMERFORD became executive chef at the White House in 2005 after ten years working there. She holds a degree in food technology from the University of the Philippines and specializes in ethnic and American cuisine. (WHH #20)

ROGER CONNOR is a curator in the Aeronautics Division of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. (WHH #28)

CHARLES T. CULLEN is president and librarian emeritus of the Newberry Library in Chicago. He has written or contributed to more than thirty books and articles, and has lectured widely on subjects relating to the age of Jefferson. (WHH #17)

ROBERT F. DALZELL JR. and LEE BALDWIN DALZELL are coauthors of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Robert Dalzell is chair of the American Studies Program at Williams College and Lee Dalzell is head of reference at Williams College. (WHH #6)

ANNETTE DUNLAP, author of Frank: The Story of Frances Folsom Cleveland, America's Youngest First Lady, is a freelance writer and journalist while pursuing a business career. (WHH #30, 32)

The late G. FRANKLIN EDWARDS, was a professor of sociology at Howard University in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Fisk University and recipient of a PhD from the University of Chicago, Professor Edwards was a presidential appointee to several commissions concerned with matters within the District of Columbia. He was a member of the board of the White House Historical Association. His books include The Negro Professional Class and E. Franklin Frazier on Race Relations. (WHH #1)

The late CORLISS KNAPP ENGLE was an enthusiastic gardener and flower show exhibitor in the Boston area for nearly 30 years. The recipient of many gardening awards, she lectured, wrote, and photographed for horticultural organizations across the country in the areas of garden design, indoor gardening, and hardy plants. (WHH #7)

CLAIRE FAULKNER is a member of the Usher’s Office in the Executive Residence at the White House. She began her career at the White House in the Office of the Curator. She holds a master’s degree in American Studies. (WHH #12, 26, 34)

MICHAEL FAZIO is an architect and architectural historian. He teaches at the school of architecture at Mississippi State University and is an actively publishing scholar. He co-authored The Domestic Architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe with Patrick Snadon. (WHH #8)

ALAN FERN was the director of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, from 1982 until his retirement in 2000. Under his direction the gallery’s collection doubled to include more than 18,000 works and added portraits of popular cultural figures. (WHH #9)

The late DALLAS FINN is a historian and was a longtime resident of Japan. She is the author of Meiji Revisited: The Sites of Victorian Japan. (WHH #12)

CATHERINE FORSLUND is currently Associate Professor of History at Rockford College teaching U.S. history. Her first book was Anna Chennault: Informal Diplomacy and Asian Relations followed by articles on editorial cartoons of the Korean War. She is working on Edith Kermit Roosevelt: Victorian Modern First Lady. (WHH #28, 29)

EDITH GELLES is a senior scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford. Her biography, Portia: The World of Abigail Adams received the Herbert Feis Award of the American Historical Association. Her teaching area is colonial U.S. history and the history of women. (WHH #7)

ELAINE M. GIBBS is a curatorial assistant at Blair House, The President's Guest House. She holds a Master of Arts in the history of decorative arts. Her contributions in the field include research, exhibitions, programs, and publications for Meridian House International Center and Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C., and Montpelier. (WHH #32)

ELIZABETH B. GOLDSMITH is a former Hoover Presidential Scholar. She is professor of Human Sciences at Florida State University where she teaches seminars on White House history. (WHH #5, 8)

JAMES M. GOODE, PhD, is a historian who has written three major books on Washington, D.C. architecture and sculpture. He is currently writing a history of the B.F. Saul Company, one of Washington’s oldest real estate and investment firms. (WHH #2, 27)

RICHARD F. GRIMMETT is a specialist in international security with the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress. He is the author of St. John's Church, Lafayette Square: The History and Heritage of the Church of the Presidents, Washington, D.C. He holds a doctorate in American diplomatic history from Kent State University. (WHH #31)

MAC KEITH GRISWOLD a journalist, garden historian, and author of several books including the forthcoming Slaves in the Attic, has written frequently for the New York Times. She is currently the director of archival research at the Sylvester Manor Project in Shelter Island, New York. (WHH #23)

The late GILBERT GUDE was a writer, lecturer, and consultant. After serving from 1959 to 1976 in the Maryland legislature and the United States Congress, Gude was director of the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, until 1986. His publications include Where the Potomac Begins: A History of the North Branch Valley. (WHH #2)

DESMOND GUINNESS founded the Irish Georgian Society to help preserve Irish architecture of all periods. In addition to editing the I.G.S. quarterly Bulletin, he has written several books including Georgian Dublin and co-authored Irish Houses and Castles, and The White House, An Architectural History. (WHH #22)

BARBARA HABER is an award-winning food historian and author of From Hardtack to Home Fries: An Uncommon History of American Cooks and Meals. She currently serves on the awards committee of the James Beard Foundation and chairs their Who’s Who committee, which recognizes outstanding leaders in America’s food world. (WHH #20)

MARY A. HACKETT is associate editor of the Papers of James Madison at the University of Virginia. (WHH #4)

C.M. HARRIS is the editor of the two-volume Papers of William Thornton. His publications include “Washington’s Gamble, L’Enfant’s Dream: Politics, Design, and the Founding of the National Capital,” William and Mary Quarterly. (WHH #3, 6)

DAVID S. HEIDLER is on the faculty at Colorado State University-Pueblo. (WHH #15)

JEANNE T. HEIDLER is a professor of history at the U.S. Air Force Academy. (WHH #15)

DANNY HEITMAN is a columnist for The Baton Rouge Advocate and a frequent contributor to national publications. His book, A Summer of Birds: John James Audubon at Oakley House, was later adapted as a public television documentary, and nominated for an Emmy. (WHH #34)

AMY HENDERSON is a cultural historian at the National Portrait Gallery specializing in "the lively arts"—particularly media-generated popular culture and celebrity. Her writing and exhibitions include On the Air: Pioneers of American Broadcasting; Red, Hot & Blue: A Smithsonian Salute to the American Musical; "A Katharine Hepburn Centennial Celebration"; "One Life: Katharine Graham"; and "The Flashpoint of Fame." (WHH #30)

STUART D. HOBBS is the director of a continuing education program for history teachers at Ohio State University. (WHH #17)

HAROLD HOLZER serves as co-chair of the U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and has authored, co-authored and edited thirty books on Lincoln and the Civil War era. His book Lincoln at Cooper Union won a 2005 Lincoln Prize. His next book is on Lincoln’s four months as President-elect. (WHH #24)

JOHN HOLTZAPPLE has been director of the President James K. Polk Home in Columbia, Tennessee since 1984. He previously worked at other historic sites in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Tennessee. (WHH #33)

HOLGER HOOCK is associate professor in British History and director of the Eighteenth-Century Worlds Centre at the University of Liverpool. He holds a doctorate from Oxford University. His publications include The King’s Artists: The Royal Academy of Arts and the Politics of British Culture. (WHH #22)

NEIL W. HORSTMAN is president of the White House Historical Association. He has served as executive director of historic preservation organizations in Kentucky, Missouri, and Georgia, and was resident director of Historic Mount Vernon. (WHH #4, 31)

MARGARET HUDDY is a Washington, D.C.-based painter specializing in watercolor landscapes. During her many years as a plein air painter she developed a talent for capturing the color and quality of light. Her work is influenced by her travels around the world. (WHH #23)

CONOVER HUNT is a public historian whose projects include exhibitions and publications on the social history of James and Dolley Madison and the life, death, and legacy of John F. Kennedy. She holds degrees from Newcomb College, Tulane University, and the Winterthur program, University of Delaware. (WHH #32)

JOHN HUTTON is a professor of art history at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is the author and illustrator of the Sister Maus series of books. (WHH #16)

JAMES A. JACOBS is an historian for the Historic American Buildings Survey and National Historic Landmarks Program. Recent articles have appeared in Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture and the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. (WHH #29)

LUCINDA JANKE is an independent historian who serves on the collections committee of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and also on the Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project’s steering committee. She co-authored "William Prout, Capitol Hill’s Community Builder," in Coming Into the City, Essays on Early Washington, D.C. (WHH #27)

The late OLIVER JENSEN, was co-founder and editor of American Heritage magazine and chief of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. He was formerly a writer and editor for Life magazine. Among his many books are Railroads in America, Carrier War, The Revolt of American Women, American Album, and America’s Yesterdays, the latter based upon an extensive survey of historical photographs in the United States. (WHH #1)

WENDY KAIL is the archivist at Tudor Place Historic House and Garden. Her study of the Peters family has included research on the life of Captain W. G. Williams, which has been published in Assembly, the magazine of the United States Military Academy. (WHH #10)

RON J. KELLER is associate professor of history and political science at Lincoln College and director of the Lincoln Heritage Museum. He has co-authored several books, including Abraham Lincoln in Logan County and A Respect for the Office: Letters From the Presidents. (WHH #37, 38)

DONALD R. KENNON is the chief historian of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. (WHH #15)

PAMELA KILIAN is a writer whose books include Barbara Bush: Matriarch of a Dynasty and What Was Watergate? She is assisting managing editor for Scripps Howard News Service. (WHH #12)

ELISE K. KIRK is an author, lecturer and musicologist with special interests in American cultural history. She is a member of the board of the White House Historical Association. Her books include Musical Highlights from the White House and American Opera. She was the primary consultant for the award winning film The White House: In Tune with History, produced by the White House Historical Association. (WHH #14, 24, 30)

BARBARA KIRKCONNELL is a writer and designer specializing in historic interiors. (WHH #18)

WILLIAM KLOSS has written about the collections of the White House, the U.S. Senate, the State Department Diplomatic Reception Rooms, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. And independent art historian, he has served on the Committee for the Preservation of the White House since 1990. He is the author of Art in the White House: A Nation’s Pride. (WHH #16)

MAGGIE KNAUS is a professional photographer and artist originally from Washington, D.C. Her favorite topic is documenting her extensive travels, and she has used many non-traditional photographic processes in her work. She is a photo teacher, a commercial photographer, and an artist that has shown in galleries across the United States and Canada.

LAWRENCE LAUDER KNUTSON is a journalist now retired after a career with the Associated Press. He is working on a forthcoming book on presidential retreats to be published by the White House Historical Association. (WHH #18)

CLIFFORD KRAINIK is an independent historian, dealer, and appraiser of nineteenth-century photography who has written extensively on the subject of early American photography. He co-authored Union Cases: A Collector’s Guide to the Art of America’s First Plastics and is currently working on the biography of the photographer and railroad advocate John Plumbe Jr. (WHH #2, 10, 16, 21, 25)

MICHELE KRAINIK is an independent historian, dealer, and collector of nineteenth-century photography and historic Americana. She is co-author of Union Cases: A Collector’s Guide to the Art of America’s First Plastics and is currently working on the biography of the photographer and early railroad advocate John Plumbe Jr. (WHH #25)

MARTHA JOYNT KUMAR is a professor at Towson University and a member of the board of the White House Historical Association. Her scholarly research focuses on White House press relations and communications. She has recently written a book entitled Managing the President’s Message: The White House Communications Operation published by Johns Hopkins University Press. (WHH #21)

EDWARD LAWLER JR. is the historian of the Independence Hall Association, a non-profit dedicated to promoting the teaching of American history through its congress of websites at www.ushistory.org. He has spent more than a decade researching the President's House in Philadelphia. (WHH #22)

ANTOINETTE J. LEE is a historian with the cultural resources programs of the National Park Service. Her research interests include the history of architecture and planning in Washington, D.C.; the history of federal government architecture; and the role of diversity in cultural heritage preservation. (WHH #11)

STEVEN C. LOWE is a historian, retired from a twenty-year career in business. He served in the Peace Corps in the 1970s. He is on the Board of Directors of Washington Area Secular Humanists and is founder of the Ingersoll Oratory Contest held annually in Dupont Circle. (WHH #31)

HILLARY MANNION was the rights and reproductions coordinator at the White House Historical Association. (WHH #28)

DAVID B. MATTERN is research associate professor and senior associate editor of the Papers of James Madison at the University of Virginia. He is author of Benjamin Lincoln and the American Revolution and is currently collaborating on an edition of selected writings of Dolley Madison. (WHH #4)

EDITH MAYO is curator emeritus in Politics and Reform at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Her major exhibitions include: “The Right to Vote,” “From Parlor to Politics: Women and Reform in America, 1890–1925” and “First Ladies: Political Role and Public Image.” In addition to numerous articles, her books include: The Smithsonian’s Book of the First Ladies and Smithsonian Q&A: Presidential Families. (WHH #21)

JAMES I. McDANIEL was director of White House Liaison for the National Park Service from 1984 until 2002. He is a member of the board of the White House Historical Association. (WHH #1, 8)

TRAVIS MCDONALD is director of architectural restoration at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. (WHH #18)

KEITH MACKAY is director of historic preservation at Ten Chimneys Estate in Genessee Depot, Wisconsin. He previously worked as a research assistant at the White House Historical Association and as assistant director of the Davenport House Museum in Savannah, Georgia. (WHH #27, 29)

BARBARA MCMILLAN is a former staff member of the Curator's Office, The White House. She has a Masters Degree in the History of American Decorative Art. (WHH #35)

DENNIS H. J. MEDINA is museum curator at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum in Abilene, Kansas. As part of the National Archives and Records Administration, the parent organization of the Office of Presidential Libraries, his work has included several traveling exhibitions. (WHH #21)

RACHEL LAMBERT MELLON is an active gardener in the United States, the West Indies, and Europe. (WHH #1)

ROLAND MESNIER was hired by First Lady Rosalynn Carter in 1980 as head pastry chef at the White House. During his twenty-five years there, he served more than forty queens, kings, princes, princesses, and heads of state, and opened the doors of the White House to the best pastry cooks in the United States. His books include A Sweet World of White House Desserts. (WHH #20)

BETTY C. MONKMAN served more than thirty years in the Office of the Curator, the White House, retiring as chief curator in 2002. She is the author of The White House: Its Historic Furnishings and First Families, and The Living White House and was managing editor of the 23rd edition of The White House: An Historic Guide. (WHH #2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 16)

MARSHA MULLIN is director of museum services and chief curator at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson. She holds master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame in American studies and from Texas Tech University in museum studies. (WHH #19)

MELISSA NAULIN is assistant curator in the Office of the Curator, The White House, where she focuses on the decorative arts. She is a graduate of Smith College and the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. She has also held curatorial positions at Strong Museum, Winterthur, and Mount Vernon. (WHH #21, 23)

WILLIAM P. O'BRIEN began in the field of public history in 1977 and since 1986 has served as a National Park Service historian. He is currently a member of the NPS Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he coordinates a variety of partnership programs. (WHH #5, 30)

BRADLEY H. PATTERSON served in the Department of State as deputy cabinet secretary at the White House, executive secretary of the Peace Corps, executive assistant to Leonard Garment at the White House, and as senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has written three books about the White House staff. (WHH #26)

ANTHONY S. PITCH is author of They Have Killed Papa Dead!: The Road to Ford’s Theatre, Abraham Lincoln’s Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance (Steerforth) and The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814. A former journalist, he gives regularly scheduled tours of Washington neighborhoods. (WHH #4, 25)

PATRICK J. PLUNKETT, master stonemason, was in charge of the conservation and restoration of the White House walls at the same time that his brother David worked on the restoration of Windsor Castle in England. (WHH #3)

THOMAS PRICE has been the curator at the President James K. Polk Home in Columbia, Tennessee for the past seventeen years. Prior to that he was the curator of the Governor Silas Wright Museum in Canton, New York. (WHH #33)

JOHN RHODEHAMEL is Norris Foundation curator of American historical manuscripts at the Huntington Library. He is editor of the award-winning book George Washington, Writings and also edited The Great Experiment: George Washington and the American Republic and co-edited a collection of the writings of John Wilkes Booth. (WHH #6)

JOHN RILEY is director of education and scholarship programs at the White House Historical Association. He is former historian at George Washington’s Mount Vernon and author of articles on aspects related to Washington’s private life and interests. (WHH #6)

PRISCILLA ROOSEVELT is a noted expert on the social and cultural history of Imperial Russia. For her most recent book Life on the Russian Country Estate and her efforts to encourage historic preservation in Russia she has been honored and recognized by many organizations, including the Russian Ministry of Culture. (WHH #26)

ALICE ROSS is a food historian with particular interest in evolving American home cookery and foodways. As one of the professional pioneers in academic food history, she has served as a senior editor for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, and is the author of The Taste of Brookhaven, 400 Years of History in the Kitchen. (WHH #20)

KATIE MARAGES SCHANK was the archivist at the DeKalb History Center in Decatur, Georgia, and is now pursuing a doctoral degree in American Studies at George Washington University. (WHH #15)

MERRY ELLEN SCOFIELD is an independent researcher and educator in the Detroit area. Her previous projects have revolved around President Thomas Jefferson's well-known dinner parties with an emphasis on their social and political influences. Currently she is a doctoral student at Wayne State University, concentrating on a study of ceremonial forms in the early American republic. (WHH #31)

GARY SCOTT is chief historian of the National Capital Region, National Park Service. He began his career in Washington as historical research assistant on stonecutting and stone carving for the National Cathedral. (WHH #3, 28)

PAMELA SCOTT is the author of Capital Engineers: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Development of Washington, D.C., 1790-2004 and co-author (with Antoinette J. Lee) of Buildings of the District of Columbia. (WHH #27)

REX W. SCOUTEN’S involvement with the White House covered nearly 50 years, beginning in 1949, when he joined President Truman's Secret Service detail. As chief usher (1969–86) and then as curator (1986–97), he enthusiastically supported historical scholarship on all aspects of the house and was the key organizer of the 1992 bicentennial celebration of the White House. He is an honorary member of the board of the White House Historical Association.
(WHH #5)

DANIEL SHANKS, a Washington-area native, was hired in 1995 to serve as assistant usher in the Usher’s Office in the Executive Residence at the White House. He oversees food and beverage operations at the White House. He was formerly the manager at Napa Valley's Domaine Chandon restaurant. (WHH #20)

MATTHEW C. SHERMAN is the director of programs at the Institute for Political History. In 2011, he earned his Ph.D. in American History from Saint Louis University. He is currently revising his dissertation, Protecting the First Citizen of the Republic: Presidential Security from Thomas Jefferson to Theodore Roosevelt, for publication with an academic press. (WHH #32)

CANDACE SHIREMAN is curator of Blair House, the President’s Guest House. She holds a master’s degree in American civilization from George Washington University and served as site administrator and museum curator of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., before coming to Blair House in 2000. (WHH #21, 27)

The late HUGH S. SIDEY was a journalist who covered the American presidency for nearly 50 years. He later served as Time magazine’s political and White House correspondent and bureau chief. He chaired the WHHA board of directors from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Sidey is the author of The White House Remembered and co-author of The Presidents of the United States of America. (WHH #13, 18)

ANN BOWMAN SMITH is director of White House Liaison for the National Park Service. She directs a staff who provide visitor services, resource management, maintenance, planning, design and construction for the White House and surrounding President’s Park. She joined the National Park Service in 1967. (WHH #8)

PATRICK SNADON is associate professor in the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati. He teaches and writes on the history of architecture and interiors and co-authored The Domestic Architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe (with Michael Fazio). Among other preservation projects, he has consulted on the restoration of Decatur House in Washington, D. C. and the Pope Villa in Lexington, Kentucky, two of only three remaining houses by Latrobe in the United States. (WHH #8, 27)

MICHAEL SPANGLER is senior archivist in the Manuscripts Division of the Library of Congress. He organized the papers of the White House architect Lorenzo Winslow at the Office of the Curator at the White House House and processed a large group of newly acquired material for the Benjamin B. French Family Papers in the Manuscripts Division. (WHH #8)

LUCIA (CINDER) STANTON is the Shannon Senior Historian at Monticello and is the author of two works on slavery at Monticello. (WHH #17)

LYDIA BARKER TEDERICK is assistant curator in the Office of the Curator at the White House where she has worked since 1979. She has lectured and published articles on the White House collection. (WHH #8, 11, 16, 20, 24, 28, 33)

DOROTHY TWOHIG is former editor-in-chief of The Papers of George Washington. She is co-editor of the six-volume Diaries of George Washington and editor of George Washington’s Diaries: An Abridgment. She also served as associate professor at the University of Virginia. (WHH #6)

CAROLINE VAN DEUSEN is an independent researcher and project archivist. She served as 2009 Ohio liaison to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and was a featured speaker for Civil War Sesquicentennial events. (WHH #33)

AMY VERONE is the chief of cultural resources at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay, New York. (WHH #23)

The late JOHN CARL WARNECKE was an architect and planner whose work included the restoration of Lafayette Square opposite the White House. (WWH #13)

BRUCE WHITE photographs works of art and historic architecture for the books and exhibitions of leading cultural institutions in the U.S. and abroad. He was principal photographer for The White House: Its Historic Furnishings and First Families. (WHH #9, 22, 27)

GWENDOLYN K. WHITE is currently a fellow at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and was formerly a research assistant at the White House Historical Association. (WHH #19)

JOHN H. WHITE JR. was employed by the National Museum of American History from 1958 to 1990. He has published thirteen books including The American Railroad Passenger Car. Since 1996 he has been a professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he teaches the history of travel and technology. (WHH #24, 28)

GAYE WILSON has been a historian for the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, part of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, since 1993. She has written and lectured on a variety of Jeffersonian topics, but she especially enjoys exploring the Jefferson image as presented through his life portraits. (WHH #32)

MICHAEL R. WINSTON is president of the Alfred Harcourt Foundation and former director of the Moorland–Spingarn Research Center at Howard University. Born in New York, he received both MA and PhD degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He is co-author of The Negro in the United States, 1945–1970 and co-editor of the Dictionary of American Negro Biography. (WHH #1)

TONY P. WRENN, Hon. AIA, retired in 1998 as archivist for the American Institute of Architects, which elected him an Honorary Member in 1990. An archivist and architectural historian, he wrote new introductions for books from the AIA collection republished by the AIA Press and has written numerous works on architecture for other presses and magazines. (WHH #11)


Contributing Photographers:


Gavin Ashworth, Barbara Pierce Bush, Maggie Knaus, the late Robert Lautman, Sandy Sorlein, Peter Vitale, Bruce White.



About the Editor:

WILLIAM SEALE is editor of White House History. An architectural historian, he is the author of The President’s House: A History, and The White House: The History of an American Idea, as well as many other books on American architectural and cultural history. (WHH #2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 16, 22, 25, 29)


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