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The Confidential File is one major component of the Eisenhower administration_s central repository of information_the White House Central Files. This file yields an intimate understanding of the Eisenhower White House. It consists of documents segregated by White House staff from the other White House Central Files due to their security or administratively classified contents or origin. This important archive is the main repository for correspondence, reports, memoranda, analyses, and studies composed by various executive departments and agencies, cabinet members and presidential advisers, Congress, and prominent public figures, for use by the President and senior officials in formulating domestic and foreign policies and programs. Part 2: Presidential Trips and Conferences The files on the President_s trips contain materials relating to the President_s goodwill tours to the Far East, Europe, Africa, Canada, and Mexico, and his trips to summit conferences, such as Bermuda, Geneva, and Paris. In addition to the briefing books and the telegrams arranging the President_s various travels, there are also copies of verbatim transcripts of the proceedings of the Geneva Conference contained within the folders documenting the President_s trips. In addition, there are files on the trips of Eisenhower_s vice president and personal advisors abroad.

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