Photographs of the State Dinner for President Felipe Calderón of Mexico

These photographs document the State Dinner of President Calderón and Mrs. Zavala of Mexico. These include the arrival ceremony; a reception prior to the State Dinner; a receiving line prior to the State Dinner; remarks by President Obama, President Calderón, and First Lady Michelle Obama at the State Dinner; the State Dinner; and performances by Rodrigo y Gabriela and Beyonce`Knowles.

2,504 assets

  • Electronic Records
  • 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
21-00005-P State Dinner contains 2,504 photographs, of which 2,499 are
released in full and 5 are withheld in full.

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 Records Administration (NARA) under the provisions of the Presidential Records Act (PRA).