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Yuletide greetings! Not to presume you’ve noticed, but: Apologies for my recent lack of posts. 
Photograph of Socks the Cat Standing Next to the Gingerbread Replica of the White House: 12/05/1993 by The U.S. National Archives on Flickr.

Yuletide greetings! Not to presume you’ve noticed, but: Apologies for my recent lack of posts. 

Photograph of Socks the Cat Standing Next to the Gingerbread Replica of the White House: 12/05/1993 by The U.S. National Archives on Flickr.

A day late on National Cat Day, but this is amazing: some of Socks’ cremains are archived at the Clinton Library!
usnatarchives:

Happy National Cat Day! We’re sure that Socks the Cat, seen here behind the desk in the Oval Office, would approve this message. We asked two archivists at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library if they were Team Buddy or Team Socks, and they both went for the cat.  “Socks was a rock star presidential pet. I feel bad for Buddy since he came in 1997 and was never able to shed the shadow of Socks. Socks was found outside the Governor’s Mansion here in Little Rock and made it to the White House,” said John Keller. “Socks was a true example of American shorthair exceptionalism. After all, this smart tuxedo cat went from being a stray on the streets of Little Rock, Arkansas, all the way to the White House! We have some of Socks’s ashes here in museum storage at the Clinton Library,” said Kim Coryat. Image: National Archives Identifier 6036916 #achivesmonth2013

A day late on National Cat Day, but this is amazing: some of Socks’ cremains are archived at the Clinton Library!

usnatarchives:

Happy National Cat Day! We’re sure that Socks the Cat, seen here behind the desk in the Oval Office, would approve this message.

We asked two archivists at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library if they were Team Buddy or Team Socks, and they both went for the cat.

“Socks was a rock star presidential pet. I feel bad for Buddy since he came in 1997 and was never able to shed the shadow of Socks. Socks was found outside the Governor’s Mansion here in Little Rock and made it to the White House,” said John Keller.

“Socks was a true example of American shorthair exceptionalism. After all, this smart tuxedo cat went from being a stray on the streets of Little Rock, Arkansas, all the way to the White House! We have some of Socks’s ashes here in museum storage at the Clinton Library,” said Kim Coryat.

Image: National Archives Identifier 6036916 

#achivesmonth2013

“The guys hold a card game,” Chicago, ca. 1928. Source: Corbis.
© Kirn Vintage Stock/Corbis

The guys hold a card game,” Chicago, ca. 1928. Source: Corbis.

© Kirn Vintage Stock/Corbis

Noel Robinson and Bill Reed with cats, 1915. Source: The City of Vancouver Archives. Reference code CVA 677-423. 
Via AuthentiCity: The City of Vancouver Archives Blog’s Cats in the Archives post.

Noel Robinson and Bill Reed with cats, 1915. Source: The City of Vancouver Archives. Reference code CVA 677-423. 

Via AuthentiCity: The City of Vancouver Archives Blog’s Cats in the Archives post.

Actress Jayne Mansfield with Her Daughter and Pets, July 1955. Photograph by Charles Nerpel. Source: Corbis.

Despite her hectic schedule, Hollywood’s new glamour girl always manages to spend time with her daughter, Jayne Marie, 4, product of an early marriage that ended in divorce. In on this particular act are Jayne’s two Persians, Sabrina and Ophelia. Jayne also extends her hospitality to an ordinary alley cat named Romulus, a Chihuahua, a Great Dane, two turtles and a rabbit.


© Bettmann/CORBIS

Actress Jayne Mansfield with Her Daughter and Pets, July 1955. Photograph by Charles Nerpel. Source: Corbis.

Despite her hectic schedule, Hollywood’s new glamour girl always manages to spend time with her daughter, Jayne Marie, 4, product of an early marriage that ended in divorce. In on this particular act are Jayne’s two Persians, Sabrina and Ophelia. Jayne also extends her hospitality to an ordinary alley cat named Romulus, a Chihuahua, a Great Dane, two turtles and a rabbit.

© Bettmann/CORBIS
Don’t worry; he’s not next. He’s just helping.
A cat sits on a butcher’s cart in a street in Ireland, ca. 1930. Photograph by Sean Sexton.  Source: Corbis.
©Sean Sexton Collection/CORBIS

Don’t worry; he’s not next. He’s just helping.

A cat sits on a butcher’s cart in a street in Irelandca. 1930. Photograph by Sean Sexton.  Source: Corbis.

©Sean Sexton Collection/CORBIS

Let’s Not Forget That ’70s White House Cat. 
Image: Amy Carter poses with her doll house and cat, Misty Malarky Ying Yang, 02/03/1978. Source: U.S. National Archives.

Let’s Not Forget That ’70s White House Cat

Image: Amy Carter poses with her doll house and cat, Misty Malarky Ying Yang, 02/03/1978. Source: U.S. National Archives.

I’m pretty sure this cat’s name was Snoopy. In my grandmother’s handwriting on the back of this: “Spring 1961.” Nahum Dr., Hartford, CT.

I’m pretty sure this cat’s name was Snoopy. In my grandmother’s handwriting on the back of this: “Spring 1961.” Nahum Dr., Hartford, CT.