Photographs of the 2016 Medal of Freedom Ceremony

Photographs of the 2016 Medal of Freedom Ceremony, including those of the President, Vice President, and First Lady taking photos with the Medal of Freedom recipients and their families; President Obama’s remarks at the ceremony; and President Obama awarding the Medal of Freedom to each recipient.

2,328 assets

  • Photographs

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 the White House Photo System.

The photographs are a subseries of a larger series, which includes all photographs taken by White House photographers during the Obama administration.  This subseries is arranged chronologically by the photo identifier (P number), which is formatted as PMMDDYYXX-####:

  • P (for Presidential photographs)
  • MMDDYY (Date of image capture)
  • XX (Photographer’s initials)
  • [dash]
  • Frame number

Barack Obama Electronic Records
21-00006-P Medal of Freedom contains 2,328 photographs.

Access to Obama Presidential Records is governed by the Presidential Records Act (PRA) (44 USC 22) and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 USC 552 as amended) and therefore records may be restricted in whole or part in accordance with legal exemptions

Staff Archivists, 2022.

Official records of Barack Obama’s presidency are housed at the Barack Obama Presidential Library and administered by the National Archives and 1 Records Administration (NARA) under the provisions of the Presidential Records Act (PRA).