The materials in FOIA 22-30050-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 22-30050-F requested all photos and videos held by the Barack Obama Presidential Library from August 6, 2012.
This FOIA primarily contains photographs of President Obama on foreign leader calls with President Mariano Rajoy Brey of Spain and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany; participating in a departure meeting with Cass Sunstein, Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs; dropping by a meeting on the future of disability policy in the Roosevelt Room; signing the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012; visiting with Make-A-Wish kid Francisco Lopez Pena; and traveling to and from Stamford, Connecticut. There are also photographs of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in South Africa visiting with Nelson Mandela at his home, addressing a gathering at an American and South African Business Summit at the Sandton Hilton, and participating in a meet and greet at the U.S. Embassy.
Video footage includes President Obama signing the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012, arrivals and departures of the trip to and from Connecticut, and daily news summaries from August 6, 2012.
1123 assets / 45 video clips
The materials in FOIA 22-30050-F are a systematic body of documents responsive to the topic of the FOIA. Researchers should consult an archivist about related materials.
Documents responsive to this FOIA were found in these collection areas – Obama Presidential Electronic Records and White House Communications Agency.
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.
White House Communications Agency records are processed at the folder/videotape level. While this method maintains folder/videotape integrity, it frequently results in the incidental processing of videotapes that are not wholly responsive to the subject area.
The following is a list of documents, folders, and electronic search results lists (SRLs) that were processed in response to FOIA 22-30050-F:
AV_22-30050-F contains 1123 photographs, of which 1000 are released in full and 123 are withheld in full.
Communications Agency, White House (WHCA)
Obama Administration Material
Tape 1360 WWW V12 E4, 28 clips, of which 20 are released in full and 8 are withheld in full.
White House Television
Tape 3789 Departures, Arrivals, OTRs disc, 4 clips, 4 Release in Full
Tape 3810 Stanford, CT Arrival, Departures, and OTR Disc, 8 clips, 8 Release in Full
Tape 3811 POTUS Speaks at a Campaign Event in Stamford, 1 clip, 1 Withheld in Full
Tape 2463 Bill Signing Ceremony: Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012,
1 clip, 1 Release in Full
Tape 3747 Daily News Summary, 3 clips, 2 Release in Fill, 1 Withheld in Full
( Video not available through YouTube due to copyright restrictions. This video can be made available upon request.)
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.
Audiovisual records in this collection were prepared by officials of the United States government as part of their official duties are in the public domain. Researchers are advised to consult the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, USC) which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Official records of Barack Obama’s presidency are housed at 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, 2023. Previously restricted materials are added as they are released.