Audiovisual Archives

Welcome to the main page of the Audiovisual Archives at the George Bush Presidential Library. Below, you will find a small sampling of photographs from the library's collection. Presently, the Bush Library houses more than 2,000,000 still photos, 10,000 video tapes, and 1,000 audio tapes that focus on George Bush's career as Vice President (1981-1989) and President (1989-1993). A limited number of photos documenting Mr. Bush's public service and family life prior to 1981 are also available. The Audiovisual Archives also contains photos of Barbara Bush during Mr. Bush's years as Vice President and President.


Researching at the George Bush Presidential Library

Although no appointment is necessary to conduct on-site research in the Audiovisual Archives, we recommend that you contact us to make an appointment prior to conducting research. Research room hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. If you notify us prior to your arrival, we will make every effort to have your items ready when you arrive.

White House TV Guide to Holdings

The White House TV Guide to Holdings summarizes the video collection available for research in the Audiovisual Archives. While some material is available for research, we strongly urge prospective researchers to contact the Bush Library Audiovisual Archives to discuss their research topic and the availability of specific documents before they arrive to conduct research.

Finding Aids

The Finding Aids are guides to researching processed (and available) records at the George Bush Presidential Library. Bush Presidential, Bush Vice Presidential, and Quayle Vice Presidential records are governed by the provisions of the Presidential Records Act, 44 U.S.C. 2201-2207 and the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552, as amended). Therefore, records may be restricted in whole or in part because they fall within the restrictive categories of the Presidential Records Act or are exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. For further information on the availability of the records and audiovisual materials, please contact the Audiovisual Archives.


Placing an Order

When ordering photos or video you see on this website, please provide the photo and/or master tape number(s), event date(s), and any other information relevant to the materials you are requesting.

Photo numbers are included with the photo captions on this website, and the master tape numbers for videos are located on the title screen at the beginning of videos. If you are unable to locate a master tape or photo number, please contact us.

While most of the materials on the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Audiovisual Archives website are in the public domain, and may be used freely, giving credit to: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the National Archives and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum do not have legal authority to rule on questions of copyright. Those desiring to reproduce materials bear the responsibility of making individualized determinations as to whether intellectual property or other types of rights are implicated by the nature of the materials and how they may wish to use such materials. Please contact Library staff for the most up to date information on record provenance and creator(s).

Printable Order Form


Schedule of Fees for Reproduction Services

Minimum Order


All AV orders must be paid in advance in US Dollars



Copies made by Bush Library


Photographic Prints

# Prints 5x7 8x10 11x14 16x20 20x24 20x30 30x40
Color $20.00 $34.25 $40.00 $51.50 Call Call Call
B&W $20.00 $28.50 $34.25 $40.00 Call Call Call


Digital Scans

Photocopies of Contact Sheets
300 dpi jpg digital scans per image
400 dpi jpg digital scans per image
Scans of any other size or resolution per image


Audio Recordings

CD or Digital File


Videotape (limit of 3 selections per tape)

Broadcast quality
(video to video transfer made by Bush Library)
Betacam SP format, per cassette
Non-broadcast quality
(video to DVD transfer made by Bush Library)
DVD-R format, per disc


Digital Recordings

.mp4 file | .mov file | .avi file
$35.00 per file
or $100.00 per hour


All AV orders must be paid in advance in US Dollars, and we prefer credit cards (please include name on card, mailing address for the credit card statement, 3- or 4-digit security code, and expiration date). Payment may also be made by cash, US postal money order or check made payable to the Bush Library Trust Fund.

PLEASE ALLOW 2 WEEKS FOR REGULAR DELIVERY. Special handling fees (FedEx, UPS, etc.) apply when a customer requests such services and are the financial responsibility of the customer.


All fees subject to change without notice