Columbine High School

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Columbine High School


White House Office of Records Management
Office of Cabinet Affairs
Office of Communications
Office of the Counsel to the President
Domestic Policy Council
First Lady’s Office
Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
Office of Public Liaison
Office of Speechwriting
Automated Records Management System
Tape Restoration Project
National Security Council
Office of Legislative Affairs
President's Initiative for One America


1999 -2001




This collection consists of records concerning the Clinton Administration’s response to the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. Over the course of several hours two heavily-armed students killed 12 classmates and a teacher and wounded 23 others before taking their own lives. The records include agendas, articles, cables, emails, letters, memos, press releases, public statements, schedules, speeches, and transcripts. The subject matter includes the Administration’s first responses and follow up, both in policy and strategy; recommended phone calls to victims’ families and local government officials; and speech texts for President Clinton, Mrs. Clinton, Vice President Gore, Education Secretary Richard Riley, and Attorney General Janet Reno. Reaction to the massacre also resulted in a higher emphasis on dealing with the issues of school violence and weapons legislation to include several high-profile conferences on youth violence.


Clinton Presidential Records: White House Office of Records Managment
Clinton Presidential Records: White House Staff and Office Files
Clinton Presidential Records: Automated Records Management System
Clinton Presidential Records: Tape Restoration Project
Clinton Presidential Records: NSC Cable, Email, and Records Management System


William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum


162 folders in 10 boxes

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