The materials in FOIA 22-21444-F are a selective, not necessarily all-inclusive, body of documents responsive to the topic of the FOIA. Researchers should consult an archivist about related materials.

FOIA 22-21444-F requested all of Pete Souza’s photos between the dates October 5 and October 9, 2016.

This FOIA primarily contains photographs of President Obama receiving the Presidential Daily Briefing; President Obama monitoring the progress of Hurricane Matthew; President Obama meeting with Mellody Hobson, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady MacKenzie Smith, and 12-year-old Make-A-Wish recipient Simone Smith on separate Oval Office visits; President Obama delivering a statement regarding the Paris Agreement on climate change in the Rose Garden and talking on the phone with Senator Lindsey Graham on October 5; President Obama delivering remarks during an event to welcome the Pittsburgh Penguins to the White House in the East Room and joining the First Lady in the fall harvest in the White House Kitchen Garden on October 6; traveling to Chicago and casting his ballot for the November 8 general election at the Cook County Office Building on October 7; and greeting fellows from David Axelrod's Institute of Politics at Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago and traveling back to Washington, DC, on October 9.

2750 assets

  • Photographs

The materials in FOIA 22-21444-F are a systematic body of documents responsive to the topic of the FOIA. Researchers should consult an archivist about related materials.

Records responsive to this FOIA were found in these collection areas – Obama Presidential Electronic Records.

The Executive Office of the President (EOP) instance of the Electronic Records Archive (ERA) contains electronic records created or received by Obama administration staff. These records are stored in Search and Access Sets (SAS) that represent their originating computer program, such as Exchange Email or the Worker and Visitor Entry System (WAVES). In addition to records captured from the White House’s electronic systems, EOP-ERA also contains records from the home and shared drives used by White House staff.

The following is a list of electronic search results lists (SRLs) that were processed in response to FOIA 22-21444-F

Electronic Records

          AV_21444-F contains 2750 photographs, of which 2121 are released in full and 629 are withheld in full.

Collection is open to all researchers. Access to Barack Obama Presidential Records is governed by the Presidential Records Act (PRA) (44 USC 2201) and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 USC 552, as amended) and therefore records may be restricted in whole or in part in accordance with legal exemptions.

Official records of Barack Obama’s presidency are holdings of the Barack Obama Presidential Library and administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) under the provisions of the Presidential Records Act (PRA).

Staff Archivists, 2022. Previously restricted materials are added as they are released. Last modified: 07/21/2022