- Stewart McLaurin
- Renee Braden, National Geographic Society’s Senior Director of Library and Archives; Hon. Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State
- 40 minutes
The first White House guidebook was published in 1962 as a collaboration between First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, the new White House Historical Association, and the National Geographic Society. A special edition released on July 28th, 2022, Mrs. Kennedy’s birthday, marks the 60th anniversary of The White House: An Historic Guide. In this episode, we hear a fond remembrance from the Hon. Condoleezza Rice about a family trip she made to the White House and what the guide meant to her, and revisit a conversation between White House Historical Association President Stewart McLaurin and National Geographic Society’s Senior Director of Library and Archives Renee Braden, who shares a special oral history she recorded with Bob Breeden, one of the key people who created the first guidebook.
President of the White House Historical Association
As President of the White House Historical Association Stewart McLaurin leads the nonpartisan, nonprofit in its mission to preserve, protect, and provide access to White House history. As a lifelong student of history, Stewart is an avid reader and storyteller. His first book, White House Miscellany was published this past year and he authors a quarterly column in the White House History Journal. Drawing on his own experiences, relationships, and knowledge he provides listeners with a front row seat to history at the White House.