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YouTube The Audio Visual archive at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum contains over 2 million photographs, 12,400 videos, and 5,900 audio cassettes documenting the Clinton Administration from 1993-2001. Use this page to find photos, video or audio recordings and to help plan your visit.

To find audio visual materials available for research browse the audio visual finding aid descriptions. Also check the Photo Galleries and Video Gallery.

Click on the links below more information:

Photos Videos Audio Plan a Visit FAQs

Photos

The majority of the photographs that document the Clinton Administration from 1993-2001 were created by the White House photographers. The photographs include speeches, events, bill signings, trips, Clinton family, photos of individuals with President Clinton, and much more. A limited number of photos documenting Mr. Clinton and Mrs. Clinton’s family life prior to 1993 are also available.  

Find Photos:

Browse all the Clinton Administration Photos from 1993 & 2001, more coming soon. 

Browse online photo galleries organized by topic.

Go to the Clinton Library Flickr page.

Use the audio visual finding aids to find collections of photographs available for research.

Use the National Archive's Online Public Access search engine to find more photos.

The majority of photos are not available online. If the photo you’re looking for is not found in the photo galleries online please contact us at clinton.library@nara.gov.

If you are looking for a photo of yourself with President Clinton, look here for information.

View Photos:

Please contact the Audio Visual Department at clinton.library@nara.gov to make an appointment to view the photos in the audio visual research room. When making an appointment please indicate which photos you would like to view.

Research room is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, excluding Federal holidays. Please contact us to make an appointment; call (501) 244-2849, or email

Request Photos:

When requesting photos please refer to the photos by their Clinton Presidential photograph identifier, found in the caption of each image. 

Example of a photo identifier is “P75000-05.”  With Historical Clinton Family photographs the image identifiers begin with the letter H, such as “H03-02.”

We routinely email researchers low resolution images for preview and use if low resolution is all that is needed for a request.  Please contact the AV staff for more information at clinton.library@nara.gov.

Reproductions:

Clinton Presidential photo reproductions can be purchased from the William J. Clinton Library & Museum.

The Audio Visual Department can reproduce high resolution images in a variety of formats for a fee of $16.50 per image ordered. Check out the full reproduction price list.

Citing Photos:

The White House photographs on this website are in the public domain, please credit the use of these images to: “Courtesy, William J. Clinton Presidential Library.”

For crediting pre-presidential historical images please cite:  “Clinton Family Photographs, Courtesy, William J. Clinton Presidential Library.”

 

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Video Recordings

The majority of video recordings were created by the White House Television Office (WHTV). The WHTV collection consists of over 12,400 Master Tape Betacam and Digital Betacam video recordings.  The video recordings contain footage of inaugurations, speeches, events, meetings, State of the Union addresses, and much more.

Find Videos:

Go to the Clinton Library's YouTube page.

Go to the online Video Gallery.

Go to list of released video by title.

Use the audio visual finding aids to find collections of video recordings available for research.

Video List includes video from the White House Television Office (WHTV) and other videos relating to the Clinton Administration, 1993-2001. Current list was last updated June 13th, 2011.

View Videos:

Please contact the Audio Visual Department at clinton.library@nara.gov to make an appointment to view the videos in the audio visual research room. When making your appointment please indicate which videos you would like to view.

Research room is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, excluding Federal holidays. Please contact us to make an appointment; call (501) 244-2849, or email clinton.library@nara.gov.

Request Videos:

When requesting videos please refer to each video by its MT (Master Tape) number, such as “MT00004.” The MT number is found in the released video title list.   

If you are in search of a video recording not on the current released video list, please contact the AV staff at clinton.library@nara.gov or at 501-244-2849.

Reproductions:

White House Television Office (WHTV) videos can be reproduced by the Audio Visual Department. Reproductions are available in two formats:

  • Video to video transfer on Digital Betacam (up to three Master Tapes) for $150.00 per reproduction

OR

  • DVD-R copies with a variety of video codec's available such as: AVI, DV, MP4, WMV, etc. for a fee of $ 50.00 per event

Copyright & Citing:

The video recordings on this inventory are in the public domain. There are no copyrights associated to WHTV Video.

When using the WHTV footage please credit:  “Courtesy, William J. Clinton Presidential Library.”

 

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Audio Recordings

The audio cassette recordings were created by the White House Communications Agency (WHCA). The recordings document the actions and service of President William J. Clinton, including speeches and events.

Find Audio Recordings:

Listen online to President Clinton's digitized Weekly Radio Addresses.

Use the audio visual finding aids to find collections of audio recordings available for research.

Audio recordings refer to specific events in which President Clinton or his administration took part. There are no indexes of audio recordings available from the William J. Clinton Library at this time. Find speeches and events by using the American Presidency Project and the Public Papers of the Presidents.

These websites are keyword and date searchable.  Most of the material from the Public Papers of the President will be available in audio and video formats in our collections.

Request Audio Recordings:

After finding the speech or event please contact the Audio Visual Department at clinton.library@nara.gov to obtain access to the audio recordings.

Please provide as much information as possible such as: date, location, title of event, subject, and participants.

Reproductions of Recordings:

Digital reproductions can be made of the recordings in a variety of formats such as MP3, WMA, WAV, and others.  Reproductions cost $20.00 per event ordered. 

Copyright and Citing:

The audio recordings are in the public domain. There are no copyrights associated to WHCA Recordings.

When using the WHCA recordings please credit:  “Courtesy, William J. Clinton Presidential Library.”

 

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Plan a Research Visit

Research room is open Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, excluding Federal holidays. An appointment is required. Please contact us at clinton.library@nara.gov to set up an appointment.

When you arrive

  • Check in with the admissions desk in the lobby of the Museum.  An archivist will be sent to escort you to the audio visual research room.
  • The archivist will conduct a brief orientation and you will fill out a short application.  Please have a photo ID with you. You will receive a research card valid for one year.
  • You will be provided with a locker for storage of your personal items.

What you can bring into the research room

  • Laptop
  • Digital camera
    • Flash must turned off; no other external light sources are permitted.
  • Flat-bed scanner
    • Must be approved by archivist, no top-feeding scanners are permitted.
  • Notes  
    • Only a few pages of notes will be allowed inside the research room.
    • Prior to entry the notes will be examined by an archivist and stamped “Approved by Clinton Library.”
  • Cell phone
    • Please set to vibrate or silent. 
    • Please step out of the audio visual research room to make or receive calls.

Not allowed in the Research Room

  • Paper, pens, pencils, or other writing implements
    • Pencils & scratch paper will be provided.
  • Food or drink, including chewing gum
  • Purses, backpacks, briefcases, laptop bags, etc.
    • Lockers are provided for researchers at no cost.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I had my photo taken with President Clinton, how do I find it?

If you had your photo taken with President Clinton you are entitled to the photograph(s), and can request a copy of the photograph(s).

Please provide the following information in your request:

  • The date, location, and/or event where the photograph was taken, in addition to any particular information you may remember about the occurrence.
  • If possible please include a photograph of yourself taken around the same time as the photo with President Clinton; this will help in identifying you.

Please note that the audio Visual Department does not guarantee they will be able to fulfill a request for such materials if they are unable to locate responsive materials.

When is the audio visual research room open?

The audio visual research room is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, excluding Federal holidays. Please contact us to make an appointment; call (501) 244-2849, or email clinton.library@nara.gov.

Do I need an appointment to do research?

Yes. All researchers wishing to conduct audio/visual research need to schedule an appointment in advance.  Due to the nature of the storage practices of the audio/visual collections, extra time is needed to prepare these materials for research.  Please contact the Audio Visual Department at least 48 hours in advance. Please call (501) 244-2849, or email clinton.library@nara.gov

How do I obtain a recent photo of President Clinton?

Excluding the major media outlets, the Clinton Foundation is the current supplier of post-presidential materials for President Clinton, and is able to provide access to recently taken photographs and video.  They have a separate rate and stipulations for reproduction as they are a separate entity from the National Archives and Records Administration. Please contact the Clinton Foundation regarding access to recent photographs of President Clinton.

Do you have pre-presidential materials, such as gubernatorial photographs?

The Audio Visual Department has a very small selection of pre-presidential materials, which are primarily selected photographs by the White House for historical purposes.  For such materials please contact us directly at the Audio Visual Department for suggestions on access and extent of collection.

 

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