1953 Presidential Inauguration

  1. Documents
  2. Photographs
  3. Additional Information
List of the Inaugural Committee Members (as Published in the Washington Post), November 16, 1952 (PDF) [DDE's Records as President, Official File, Box 328, of 101-a 1; NAID Number 6899233]

Tentative Inaugural Program for Cabinet Officers, No Date (PDF) [DDE's Records as President, Official File, Box 328, of 101-a 1; NAID Number 6899235]

Memo From Arthur Vandenburg to Sherman Adams Discussing Procedures for Handling Inaugural Event Ticket Requests, November 20, 1952 (PDF) [DDE's Records as President, General File, Box 98, Gf 6-a-1 Tickets for Inaugural Events; NAID Number 6919123]

Memo Re the Number and Cost of Inaugural Ball Tickets, November 29, 1952 (PDF) [Mamie D. Eisenhower Papers, White House Series, Box 22, Inauguration 1953 (1); NAID Number 6919131]

Memo Re the Number and Cost of Inaugural Parade Tickets, November 29, 1952 (PDF) [Mamie D. Eisenhower Papers, White House Series, Box 22, Inauguration 1953 (1); NAID Number 6919135]

Letter From Anne Wheaton to J. Mark Trice Regarding the Bible and Verses Used During the Inaugural, January 13, 1953 (PDF) [DDE's Papers as President, Campaign Series, Box 1, Inauguration 1953 (1); NAID Number 6899222]

Inaugural Address of Dwight D. Eisenhower, January 20, 1953 (PDF) [DDE's Papers as President, Speech Series, Box 3, Inaugural Address January 20, 1953; NAID Number 6899220]

Inaugural Prayer, January 20, 1953 (PDF) [DDE's Records as President, General File, Box 97, Gf 6-a Inauguration 1952-53 (4); NAID Number 6919112]

Inauguration Ceremonies Program, January 20, 1953 (PDF) [DDE's Papers as President, Campaign Series, Box 1, Inauguration Programs, Etc. (2); NAID Number 6899225]

Inaugural Parade General Orders No. 1 (Pages 1-18 Only), January 20, 1953 (PDF) [DDE's Papers as President, Campaign Series, Box 1, Inauguration Programs, Etc. (1); NAID Number 6899224]

Memo Re the Capitol Luncheon Following the Inaugural Ceremony (PDF) [Mamie D. Eisenhower Papers, White House Series, Box 22, Inauguration 1953 (1); NAID Number 6919136]

Description of Mamie Eisenhower's Inaugural Gown and Jewelry (PDF) [Mamie D. Eisenhower Papers, White House Series, Box 22, Inauguration 1953 (1); NAID Number 6919138]

Inaugural Ball Invitation Sent to Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower (PDF) [Mamie D. Eisenhower Papers, White House Series, Box 22, Inauguration 1953 (1); NAID Number 6919140]

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 (PDF) (Two Drawings Only) [DDE's Records as President, General File, Box 97, Gf 6-a Inauguration 1952-53 (4); NAID Number 6919088]

Undated Letter From Charles Bunnell Offering to Provide Whiskey for an Elephant in the Inaugural Parade (PDF) [Eisenhower's Records as President, Pre-Inaugural File, Box 8, Geographical New York Ba-Bz; NAID