White House Office of Records Management Subject Files: Federal Government Organizations (FG)

This primary subject category contains material relating to the establishment of regulations and rules by Federal departments and agencies; reports from the President’s Task Force on Regulatory Reform; editing and composition of the Regulatory Program of the United States Government; legislation implementing regulatory and rule-making reform; “Radar Reports” on upcoming proposed regulations and rules; regulatory reform for specific issues and agencies including housing, affirmative action and quotas, the financial industry and environmental regulations; Executive Orders on federalism, regulations, rule-making and intergovernmental review of regulations; the “New Federalism”; negotiations and policy implications of block grants to states for Federal programs such as welfare and medical programs; weekly reports on intergovernmental contacts and relations of Federal departments and agencies; weekly calendars of legislative issues; weekly/daily calendars of events in the White House and at agencies; second administration’s “Evening Digest of Agency Reports;” reports on financial review of all agencies/departments; the firing of 15 Inspectors General; Inspectors General legislation; Office of Policy Development issue papers, issue luncheons and early warnings on issues within agencies and departments of interest to the White House; legislative veto and Congressional oversight of agency/departmental rule-making; federal government management and reorganization; public support and opposition to regulatory reform and Reagan federalism policies.

File Code Description Research
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FG001

President of the United States (11.7 l. ft; Box 36-96)
This secondary subject category contains materials relating to summaries of administration accomplishments, strategic planning exercises, long range planning, administration communication themes, the “Reagan Record,”  lists of materials seen by the President, public letters of support scheduling, polling information, recommended weekend reading for the President, public relations election planning and strategy, and weekly reports/updates of Administration activities and issues.

 

This secondary subject category also includes copies of the President’s Weekly Update. The update was intended as a supplement to the weekly Monday meetings held with the President and the heads of major offices within the White House. The format evolved over time and expanded to include more reporting by the end of the second administration. In its final format the updates contained material relating to a block schedule for the President for the week and month; newsworthy Presidential or administration events with press guidance; scheduled Cabinet or Cabinet Council meetings with agendas; legislative status reports and potential meetings with Congress; communications strategies for the week; intergovernmental relations and the status of state elections; budget, regulations and appropriations reports and domestic and policy issue reports. Up until May 1984 the Weekly Update also contained a National Security Council status memo.

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FG001-01

Delegations of Authority (0.8 l. ft; Box 96-97)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to executive orders delegating Presidential authority, to cabinet members and other administration officials, to make reports to Congress, to negotiate, to make appointments, and to implement foreign assistance.

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FG001-02

Personal Representative of the President (3 l. ft; Box 98-105)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to appointments to U.S. delegations and Presidential missions; appointments as a Presidential representative for conferences, inaugurations and funerals; and reports of election observers.

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FG001-03

Inaugurations (2.2 ft; Box 105-111)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the 1981 and 1985 inaugurals; inaugural messages, thank you letters to inaugural participants, inaugural planning, inaugural mementoes, requests to appear in the 1985 inaugural, and material from former presidential inaugurals.

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FG001-04

Transition to Incoming Administration (1.6 ft; Box 111-114)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to 1981 and 1989 Presidential transitions; letters from the public, Presidential thank you letters to transition team members, transition health care issues, review of transition activities at selected agencies, amendments to the Presidential Transition Act, and transition assignments and guidelines for the 1989 transition.

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FG002

Former Presidents  (.1 ft; Box 1)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to continuing White House privileges for former Presidents; continued legislation to alter funds and facilities for former Presidents; public inquires regarding expenditures and Secret Service protection for former Presidents; a campaign to improve former President’s grave sites; and legal status of transition money for construction costs of soon-to-be former President’s office.

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FG002-01

Washington, George (2 folders, Box 1)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Steuben Society’s 300th anniversary; a possible celebration of the 200th anniversary of Washington’s first oath as President; copies of Washington’s letter on the on the Constitution and Farewell Address and a news article on George Washington.

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FG002-02

Adams, John (1 folder, Box 1)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to information on the Abigail Adams Historical Society sent to First Lady Nancy Reagan.

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FG002-03

Jefferson, Thomas (1 folder, Box 1)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to a Thomas Jefferson letter to James Madison regarding the national debt and material on the Dumas Malone biography of Thomas Jefferson.

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FG002-04

Madison, James (Empty)

N/A
FG002-05

Monroe, James (1 folder, Box 1)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Monroe Doctrine, the history of its invocation by the United States and modern applications of the Doctrine

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FG002-06 Adams, John Quincy (Empty) N/A
FG002-07

Jackson, Andrew  (1 folder, Box 1)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to a request for publication of the illustration of Jackson’s inauguration, “The President’s Levee” by Robert Cruikshank.

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FG002-08 Van Buren, Martin (Empty) N/A
FG002-09 Harrison, William H.  (Empty) N/A
FG002-10 Tyler, John (Empty) N/A
FG002-11

Polk, James K. (1 folder, Box 1)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to March 4, 1849 and the postponed inaugural of President Taylor.

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FG002-12 Taylor, Zachary (Empty) N/A
FG002-13 Fillmore, Millard (Empty) N/A
FG002-14 Pierce, Franklin (Empty) N/A
FG002-15 Buchanan, James (Empty) N/A
FG002-16

Lincoln, Abraham  (2 folders, Box 1)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Lincoln quotes sent to Reagan; citizens’ accounts of meeting Lincoln and possessing a Lincoln letter; request to see “Bliss” copy of Gettysburg Address for a lawsuit; possible uses of the Lincoln Home National Historic Site and the request for Reagan to address the nation on the 100th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address in November 1988.

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FG002-17 Johnson, Andrew (Empty) N/A
FG002-18

Grant, Ulysses S. (1 folder, Box 1)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the publication of the collected papers of President Grant.

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FG002-19 Hayes, Rutherford B. (Empty) N/A
FG002-20 Garfield, James A. (Empty) N/A
FG002-21 Arthur, Chester A.  (Empty) N/A
FG002-22

Cleveland, Grover (1 folder, Box 1)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to a Grover Cleveland quote and a request for information on Jenny Lander, a tutor to Cleveland’s daughter.

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FG002-23 Harrison, Benjamin (Empty) N/A
FG002-24

McKinley, William (1 folder, Box 1)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the auction of Ida Saxton McKinley’s birth home in Canton, Ohio.

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FG002-25

Roosevelt, Theodore (1 folder, Box 1)          
This secondary subject category contains material relating to a Roosevelt anecdote regarding the world tour of the US Navy sent to President Reagan.

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FG002-26

Taft, William Howard (1 folder, Box 1)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to a President Taft land grant and acknowledgement regarding Taft’s train ride through Tampico, Illinois.

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FG002-27

Wilson, Woodrow (1 folder, Box 1)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to a photocopy of Wilson’s 1913 Inaugural Address.

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FG002-28 Harding, Warren G. (Empty) N/A
FG002-29

Coolidge, Calvin  (2 folders, Box 1)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to information about President Coolidge; specifically correspondence to and from President Reagan regarding President Coolidge.

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FG002-30

Hoover, Herbert C. (2 folders, Box 1)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Hoover biography completed in 1983; use of Nancy Reagan photos in the Hoover Library Association’s newsletter; a birthday greeting for Hoover in 1983; a copy of Hoover remarks about American aid to Russia for the “Great Famine”; and Reagan’s recollections of meeting President Hoover.

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FG002-31

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (0.1ft; Box 2)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to various comparisons between Reagan and Franklin Roosevelt; Reagan involvement with the 100th anniversary of the birthdays of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt; restoration of the Roosevelt birthplace at the Roosevelt Library; and Reagan assistance with the endowment drive for the Roosevelt Library.

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FG002-32

Truman, Harry S. (2 folders, Box 2)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to upkeep on the Harry Truman birthplace in Independence, Missouri; copies of the Truman Library newsletter; articles on Harry Truman, especially political victories; past Presidents thoughts on Truman; and selection of a funeral wreath for Bess Truman.

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FG002-33

Eisenhower, Dwight D. (3 folders, Box 2)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to formation of the Dwight D. Eisenhower World Affairs Institute; copies of Eisenhower quotes and statements, copies of Eisenhower’s final radio and television addresses; a Richard Wirthlin poll on Eisenhower popularity; events at the Eisenhower Library for the 40th anniversary of D-Day; and possible Presidential comments for a PBS documentary on Eisenhower.

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FG002-34

Kennedy, John F. (2 folders; Box 2)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to an analysis of Kennedy quotations; a copy of the 1961 Kennedy inaugural address; and requests from the public for various facts and information about Kennedy.

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FG002-35

Johnson, Lyndon B. (1 folder, Box 2)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the award of the Congressional Gold Medal to Lady Bird Johnson, the ceremony held in 1988 at the White House to present the medal and the letters of appreciation from the Johnson family for the event.

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FG002-36

Nixon, Richard M. (1.0 ft, Box 2-4)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to correspondence with the Nixon office; multiple public protests of Nixon’s selection as a US representative to the Anwar Sadat funeral; public requests for replacement of Nixon items; extensive documents for a lawsuit claiming Watergate caused damage to the individual; formation of policy for review and executive issues for three openings of Nixon papers in 1986, 1987 and 1988; Nixon comments on the former President’s foreign policy briefing book; public addresses by Nixon in the 1980s and a small amount of correspondence with Nixon.

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FG002-37

Ford, Gerald R. (0.1 ft.; Box 5)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to President and Mrs. Ford visit with the Reagans at the White House in 1981; President Ford speeches; White House input for President Ford speeches; Ford’s honorary chairmanship of a private group assisting disabled Americans; reviews of the Ford administration; documents photocopied from the Ford Library for the Reagan administration.

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FG002-38

Carter, James Earl, Jr. (0.4 ft.; Box 5-6)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to President Jimmy Carter’s policies and programs; press refunds from former President Carter’s trip to Italy, Spain and Portugal in June, 1980; newspaper and magazine articles about Carter; reports analyzing the Carter administration’s policies; meeting between President Reagan and Carter to discuss Carter’s trip to the Middle East; Carter and Reagan correspondence and information on the Jimmy Carter Library and the historical site in Plains, Georgia.

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FG005

Executive Branch  (0.4 l.ft.; Box 1)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to reorganization plans for the Executive Branch; legislative authorization for reorganization for the Executive Branch; relationship of legislative veto to executive branch reorganization; the administration attempt to reorganize all civil rights divisions of all executive branch agencies and departments; creating regulations for handling the Nixon materials; possible merger of the Department of Energy and Interior, second administration reorganization plans; updating the Department of State for persons whose kidnapping or killing would cause a federal crime (18 U.S.C. Sec. 1751); and White House resignation letters.

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FG006

Executive Office of the President (0.3 l.ft., Box 1-2)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to expenditure of travel funds for the Executive Office of the President (EOP); volunteers and interns at various White House offices; strategic planning structure for the EOP; application of ethics statutes for contact post-employment for specific EOP entities; budgeting for the Office of Planning and Evaluation; possible 1984 reorganization of the EOP; 1987 review of management and budgeting of EOP for incoming Chief of Staff Howard Baker; formation and implementation of a “Drug-Free Workplace” plan for the EOP; and reports to Congress on how the EOP handles budgeting for agency detailees

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FG006-01

White House Office (86.0 ft; boxes 2-215)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to daily senior staff meeting agendas; management meeting agendas and notes; issue tracking reports used by Edwin Meese and the cabinet council system; staff resignation letters; instructions on ethics for executive branch employees; Office of Legal Counsel yearly summary of legal memorandums affecting the White House staff and offices; scheduling requests; congratulations and gratitude to various White House Staff members; drafts of speeches given by various White House staff members, notably William Clark and Edwin Harper; background information from various organizations and conferences attended by staff members; and administrative and organizational staff memos for White House Staff.  A small amount of staff members used this category to file routine correspondence, invitations, travel plans, and some weekly reports for the individuals.  The staff members include: Edwin Meese, Lee Verstandig, Jack Svahn, Craig Fuller, Edwin Harper, and   Mr. Verstandig appears to have used this filing system to include weekly reports, planning meeting, travel proposals.

 

The White House Office of Records Management used this category to itemize box inventories for White House staff and office file collections.  These were given case file numbers and can be found throughout this subject category. The case file consists of the inventories only.

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FG006-02

Central Intelligence Agency (0.65 ft; boxes 1 and 2)
This secondary subject category contains materials relating to appointments, promotions, resignations, and other administrative matters; materials regarding allegations concerning improprieties by William J. Casey and Max Hugel; bills to exempt certain matters relating to the CIA from the disclosure requirements of 5 U.S.C.; Executive Order 12333; section 205 exemption from public availability of financial disclosure reports of CIA employees; proposed blind trust for William Casey; bills regarding the regulation of the disclosure of information held by the CIA; press releases and public statements; speeches given by Director of Central Intelligence; correspondence regarding policy and procedures relating to the CIA; and the “anti-stonewalling Act of 1988.”

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FG006-03

Council of Economic Advisors (1.1 ft; boxes 3-5)
This secondary subject category contains materials relating to resignations, appointments, nominations, recommendations, and other administrative matters; speeches and testimony by the Chairman; Reports to the President on the activities of the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA); and correspondence relating to the possible deactivation of the CEA.

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FG006-06

Council of Environmental Quality (2.6 ft; boxes 6-12)
This secondary subject category contains materials relating to resignations, appointments, nominations, recommendations, and other administrative matters; speeches by the Chairman; The President’s Environmental Quality Report; correspondence regarding the proposed elimination and/or downsizing of the Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ); and the Congressional investigation of CEQ practices.

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FG006-07

Office of Policy Development (9.5 ft; boxes 13-36)
This secondary subject category contains materials relating to appointments, resignations, and other personnel matters; administrative records matters; budget and OPD financial analysis; speeches; policy development status reports; OPD weekly and monthly activity reports; Office of Policy Information; weekly and monthly reports from the Drug Abuse Policy Office (DAPO); Hispanic/Minority issues; Assistant to the President for Policy Development’s schedule; President’s schedule and draft block schedule; weekly action calendar of OPD and Cabinet Councils.

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FG006-11

Office of Management and Budget (2.2 ft; 8 boxes)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, appointments, resignations, and other administrative matters; articles and correspondence regarding David Stockman; speeches and testimonies regarding budget plans by the Director; and regulatory bulletins and legislative reports.

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FG006-12

National Security Council (22.4 l.ft; 67 boxes)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to invitations to NSC staff member for events such as speaking engagements and conferences; correspondence and talking points regarding speech drafts, meetings with government officials, the organization of the NSC following the Iran-Contra scandal, and other administrative matters; transcripts of NSC staff member speeches and interviews; thank you letters from President Reagan to NSC staff members; newsletters and articles;  profile sheets, notes and routing slips.

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FG006-14

Office of Science and Technology (0.6 l.ft; 2 boxes)
This secondary subject category contains materials relating to recommendations, appointments, resignations, and other administrative matters in the Office of Science and Technology; articles regarding Dr. George Keyworth; correspondence from scientists such as Edward Teller to President Reagan regarding the urgency in filing the science advisor position; speeches by Dr. Keyworth and President Reagan; papers describing the function of the Office of Science and Technology; 1985 Annual Report by the Committee on Interagency Radiation Research and Policy Coordination, and the 1989 Science and Technology Report and Outlook for 1985-1989. 

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FG006-15

United States Trade Representative (1.0 l.ft.; 4 boxes)
This secondary subject category contains materials relating to recommendations, appointments, resignations, and other administrative matters within the office of the Trade Representative; thank you letters from President Reagan to resigning members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations, and correspondence regarding reports that the office of the trade representative would be abolished; statement and draft before various congressional committees; 1983 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program; and papers on the steel trade and high technology.

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FG006-17

Council on Wage and Price Stability (1 folder)
This secondary subject category contains correspondence, memos and forms regarding the September 1981 termination of the Council.

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FG006-18

Economic Policy Group (1 folder)
This secondary subject category contains materials relating to an endorsement for appointment to the Economic Policy Advisory Board.

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FG006-19

Office of Administration (.2 l.ft.; 2 boxes)
This secondary subject category contains materials relating to the functions of the Office of Administration, minutes of the IBM Displaywriter user group meetings, division status reports, and papers regarding priority projects

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FG006-20

President’s Intelligence Oversight Board (.7 l.ft.; 2 boxes)
This secondary subject category contains materials relating to resignations; memorandums about reports to the board; functions of the board; draft manuscript of “Congress, the Constitution and Foreign Affairs”; and schedules to meet with President Reagan.

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FG006-21

President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (.5 l.ft.; 2 boxes)
This secondary subject category contains materials relating to the records of the board; Executive Order 12331; non-disclosure agreements; schedule proposals for the president; talking points for meetings; and thank you letters from President Reagan to resigning members of the board.

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FG006-22

Senior Interagency Group on International Economic Policy (1.0 l.ft.; 3 boxes)
This secondary subject category contains materials relating to SIG-IEP membership; policy process; U.S. participation in Inter-American development banks; an overview of the Export Administration Act; International Development Association; the International Telecommunication Satellite Organization; extraterritoriality; and administrative matters.

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FG010

Cabinet (0.7 ft.; boxes 1-2)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Cabinet and cabinet councils; meeting procedures; allowed election-year political activities by Cabinet members; solicitation of Cabinet Secretaries’ personal papers for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library; documen­tation of Cabinet Secretary travels in 1985-1987; a 1984 Cabinet dir­ectory which includes cabinet council and working group rosters; and published writings on the Cabinet, including a book draft covering the years 1961-1985.

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FG010-01

Cabinet Meetings (3.3 ft.; boxes 2-11)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Cabinet meetings, including meetings cancelled or postponed; published and unpublished background materials on agenda items for Cabinet meetings; lists of participants; agendas; talking points and briefings for the “chair” (usually President Reagan) of the meetings; meeting minutes; and copies of charts, graphs, and other items used in presentations.

Note: For more information on Cabinet meetings documented in this subject category, please refer to the “Index to Cabinet Meetings.”
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FG010-02

Cabinet Councils (22.0 ft.; boxes 11-66)
A secondary category that contains material documenting the cabinet councils, cabinet council secretariats, and cabinet council working groups which functioned between March 1981 and April 1985. The cabinet councils (Commerce and Trade, Economic Affairs, Food and Agriculture, Human Resources, Legal Policy, Management and Administration, and Natural Resources and Environment) discussed virtually all domestic policy matters. Most cabinet councils had a secre­tariat, chaired by the Executive Secretary, who announced meetings, compiled agendas, and supplied other support. Working groups were formed to study specific issues, and make recom­menda­tions to a particular cabinet council.

 

Most of the material consists of case files docu­menting cabinet council meetings. These case files include: record types such as those which document Cabinet meetings in FG010-01; short “flash reports” for cabinet council meetings held 1983-1985; and issue papers and reports from the working groups. Also present are: documentation of meetings of the Exec­utive Secretaries; records docu­menting the formul­a­tion and staffing of the cabinet councils, secre­tariats, and working groups; records which document the scheduling of both Cabinet and cabinet council meetings; a few 1985-1986 records relating to the Domestic Policy Council and Economic Policy Council (see FG010-03 and FG010-04); Congres­sional and other correspondence regarding the cabinet councils; and published articles about the cabinet council system.

 

For the file location(s) of material documenting specific cabinet council meetings, please refer to the cabinet council meeting indexes. For specific topics addressed by each Cabinet Council, see the list “Cabinet Councils (1981-1985) – Chief Issues and Topics Addressed.”

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FG010-03

Domestic Policy Council (6.8 ft.; boxes 66-83)
A secondary category that contains material docu­menting the Domestic Policy Council (DPC) and the working groups which reported to it.  The DPC, along with the Economic Policy Council (EPC), were formed in 1985 to replace the seven cabinet councils of the first Reagan term.  The DPC dealt with domestic policy matters that were not pri­marily economic in nature. (In the first Reagan term, such issues were usually handled by the Cabinet Councils on Human Resources, Natural Resources and Environ­ment, Management and Admin­istration, or Legal Policy.) 

 

Most documents relate to the discus­sions and recommen­da­tions of the DPC and its working groups, and include case files and other materials such as those found in the subcategory FG010-02.  There are also:  documents relating to the scheduling of DPC meetings; periodic reports on the status of issues discussed by the DPC; published articles and other analyses of the DPC; and, records documenting matters which relate to both the Domestic Policy Council and the Economic Policy Council.

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FG010-04

Economic Policy Council (6.8 ft; boxes 84-100)        
The Economic Policy Council (EPC) was one of the two advisory bodies formed to 1985 to that replace the seven cabinet councils of the first Reagan term (cf. FG010-03). For the most part, the issues addressed by the EPC were those that would have fallen to the former Cabinet Councils on Commerce and Trade, Economic Affairs, or Food and Agriculture.

 

This category contains materials relating to: minutes of Economic Policy Council meetings (1985-88); U.S.-EC trade relations; minimum funding waivers; agricult­ure enhancement programs; the Natural Resource Subsidy bill; “junk bond” legis­la­tion; “grey market” goods; U.S.-Japan trade relations; agriculture credit policy and farm bills; Section 201 and 301 cases; Alaskan North Slope and Cook Inlet oil exports; trade legislation strategy; FMHA lending; U.S.-Canadian FTA; space commercialization/Space Shuttle contracts; Brazilian Informatics case; Airbus; superconductivity; multifiber arrangement negotia­tions; and tariff relief for the domestic wood shakes and shingles industry.

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FG011 Department of State Open
FG011-04 Department of Protocol Open
FG011-05 Security and Consular Affairs, Bureau of Open
FG011-06 Nicaraguan Humanitarian Assistance Office (NHAO) Open
FG011-07 Board of Foreign Service Open
FG011-08 Office of Foreign Missions Open
FG012

Department of Treasury (2 ft.; boxes 1-5)
A secondary subject category containing materials relating to appointments and resignations of senior staff; the reorganization of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF); invitations for speaking engagements for the Secretary of Treasury and staff; statements/testimony before Congress by Treasury personnel; Congressional meeting schedules; and unsolicited letters of recommendations for individuals interested in employment opportunities.

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FG012-01

Comptroller of the Currency (0.2 ft.; box 5)
A subject category containing materials relating to recommendations for individuals interested in the position of Comptroller of the Currency; authority of the Comptroller to appear in court in opposition to the position of the United States; the approval of additional non-bank charters; Financial Institution Regulation Act of 1982; complaints regarding banks; and statements before Congress by staff members.

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FG012-02

Customs Service, United States (0.4 ft.; boxes 5-6)
A subject category containing materials relating to recommendations and appointments pertaining to the Customs Service; complaints pertaining to job performance of Customs Agents; inquiries regarding policies/ regulations used to determine import duties; and investigations relating to the illegal importation of goods.

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FG012-03

Engraving and Printing, Bureau of (0.2 ft.; boxes 6-7)
A subject category containing material to the location for a new satellite printing and engraving plant.

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FG012-04

Environmental Financing Authority  (1 folder; box 7)
A subject category containing materials relating to proposals to reduce funds for the attendance of law enforcement officials at the FBI National Academy.

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FG012-05

Federal Financing Bank (1 folder; box 7)      
A subject category containing materials relating to appointments to the Board of Directors of the Federal Financing Bank.

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FG012-06

Fiscal Services (0.3 ft.; box 7)
A subject category containing materials relating to applications, nominations, and recommendations for the position of Treasurer of the United States.

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FG012-07

Internal Revenue Service (1.3 ft.; boxes 7-11)
A subject category containing materials relating to IRS procedure 80-55; appointments and recommendations for Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service; IRS ruling 83-3; section 936 of the IRS code; and letters from the general public regarding problems with their income taxes and service provided by the IRS.

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FG012-08

Mint, Bureau of the (0.05 ft.; boxes 11-12)
A subject category containing materials relating to Olympic coins and personnel activities within the Bureau of the Mint.

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FG012-09

Savings Bond Division, United States (1 folder; box 12)
A subject category containing materials relating to investigations of employees and falsified reports and travel vouchers; cutbacks in the Treasury Savings Bond division; interagency savings bond circular 86-1; and the U.S. Savings Bond drive.

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FG012-10

Secret Service, United States (0.1 ft.; box 12)
A subject category containing materials relating to the different activities the secret service is involved with; the uniforms of the White House guards; H.R 5189 and H.R 6254; and people seeking employment with the Secret Service.

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FG013

Department of Defense (6.8 ft; boxes 1-18)
A secondary subject category containing materials relating to nominations and appointments; recommendations for employment; speeches and statements before Congress and the media; procurement and defense purchases; budget information; the Goldwater-Nichols Defense Reorganization Act; implementation of Packard Commission recommendations; and monthly reports of major accomplishments.

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FG013-01

Defense Communications Agency (0.1 ft; box 18)
This subject category contains information pertaining to appointments and resignations and an investigation regarding the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) purchase of a computer software program for the White House Staff Mess and WHCA Support Services.

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FG013-02

Defense Intelligence Agency (0.1 FT; box 18)
A secondary category containing information about a Defense Intelligence Agency Warning seminar and testimony before the Senate Defense Appropriations subcommittee.

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FG013-03

Defense Mapping Agency (0.1 ft; box 19)
A subject category containing materials relating to a study regarding a proposed relocation of the Cheyenne Geodetic Survey Squadron and a study regarding the proposed closing of the Providence field office.

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FG013-04

Defense Research and Engineering   (0.05 ft; box 19)
A subject category containing materials relating to the Defense Science Board and personnel actions.

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FG013-05

Defense Supply Agency (0.05 ft.; box 19)
A subject category containing materials relating to personnel actions within the Defense General Supply Center.

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FG013-06

Joint Chiefs of Staff (0.2 ft.; box 19)
This subject category contains information pertaining to the appointment of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS); meetings with the President; House bills on the reorganization of the JCS; and testimony before Congress.

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FG013-07

National Security Agency/Central Security Service (0.1 ft.; box 19)
A subject category containing materials relating to National Security Tax Treatment and the NSA/CSS Paper Destruction facility.

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F013-08

[DOD Retirement Board] (0.05 ft.; box 19)
This subject category contains information pertaining to appointments to the Department of Defense Retirement Board of Actuaries.

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FG014

Department of the Army (0.8 ft.; boxes 1-2)
A secondary subject category containing materials relating to nominations, appointments, and resignations; procurement and contracts; personnel decisions and assistance with enlistment procedures; and complaints regarding the Army.

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FG014-01

Chief of Staff (1 folder; box 3)
This subject category contains information pertaining to appointments, recommendations, and resignations; and allegations of misconduct.

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FG014-02

Civil Defense, Office of 
This secondary category was not used during the Reagan Administration.

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FG014-03

Corps of Engineers (0.6 ft.; boxes 3-4)
A subject category containing materials relating to appointments and recommendations; the Mississippi River Commission; involvement in civilian public works projects: Department of the Army’s section 404 permit program; internal administrative matters; drought legislation; diversion of water from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River.

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FG014-04

National Guard Bureau (0.05 ft.; box 4)
A subject category containing materials relating to appointments, recommendations, and resignations.

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FG014-05

Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home, United States  (1 folder; box 4)
This subject category contains information pertaining to appointments as Governor and Deputy Governor of the Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home.

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FG015

Department of the Navy (0.9ft.; boxes 1-3)
A secondary subject category containing materials relating to nominations, appointments, and resignations; internal investigations; assistance with enlistment procedures; civilian employment within the Navy; and tardy payments for goods and services rendered.

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FG015-01

Chief of Naval Operations, Office of (1 folder; box 3)
A subject category containing materials relating to nominations and appointments; and a proposal to reorganize the head quarters staff of the Chief of Naval Technical Training in Millington, Tennessee.

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FG015-02

Marine Corps (0.15 ft.; box 3)
This subject category contains information pertaining to personnel actions; assistance with enlistment procedures; and letters to the President regarding the Marine Corps.

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FG015-03

Medicine and Surgery, Bureau of
This secondary category was not used during the Reagan Administration.

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FG015-04

Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Preserves, Office of
This secondary category was not used during the Reagan Administration.

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FG016

Department of the Air Force (0.95 ft.; boxes 1-3)
A secondary subject category containing materials relating to nominations, appointments, and resignations; enlistment procedures; internal investigation; civilian employment; and personnel actions.

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FG016-01

Chief of Staff, Air Force (1 folder; box 3)
This subject category contains recommendations for the appointment of an Air Force Chief of Staff.

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FG016-02

Civil Air Patrol (0.05 ft.; box3)
A secondary category containing copies of Civil Air Patrol reports to Congress.

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FG017

Department of Justice (5.6 ft.; boxes 1-14)
A secondary subject category containing material pertaining to the appointment of individuals to positions in the agency or to advisory boards, especially that of Edwin Meese, William Bradford Reynolds, and Richard Thornburgh; the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) and the issue of Nazi war crimes; annual reports; the report of the Task Force on Violent Crime; monthly reports of the Pardon Attorney and requests for clemency; the Interdepartmental Committee on Internal Security (ICIS); speeches by Justice department officials; Civil Division reports to the Office of Management and Budget regarding major litigation; the proposal to close the Cleveland anti-trust office; the Voting Rights Act implantation; anti-obscenity laws and the Commission on Pornography; the attempted assassination of the President; agency accomplishments; the free trade agreement with Canada; civil rights enforcement and philosophy; the Enrique Camarena case (DEA); the Independent Counsel law and the investigation of Wedtech, the Aqaba Pipeline, Baby Bell, and Edwin Meese’s financial disclosure issue.

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FG017-01

Anti-Trust Division (0.2 ft.; boxes 14-15)
A subject category containing material pertaining to the appointment of individuals to office, reports, directives, and the AT&T case.

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FG017-02

Community Relations Service (1folder; box 15)
A subject category containing material pertaining to the appointment of individuals to office; funding for the CRS; and a meeting between the Director of the CRS and the President.

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FG017-03

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) (0.4 ft.; boxes 15-16)
A subject category containing material pertaining to the appointment of individuals to office; the Drug Abuse Policy Office; the proposed reorganization of DEA; and international drug trafficking.

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FG017-04

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (0.6 ft.; boxes 16-18)
A subject category containing material pertaining to the appointment of Directors William H. Webster and William S. Sessions; fingerprint checks; the proposed revision of the Attorney General’s guidelines for Domestic Security Investigations (the Levi Guidelines); the 75th anniversary of the FBI; alleged judicial corruption in Chicago; terrorism in the United States; requests for investigations; funding for local law enforcement officers to attend the Bureau’s National Academy; and the issue of interviewing librarians in New York City regarding alleged hostile individuals.

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FG017-05

Immigration and Naturalization Service (0.4ft.; boxes 18-19)
A subject category containing material pertaining to the appointment of the Commissioner; INS activities regarding farm workers in California; funding for the Border Patrol; identification cards; INS procedures in various cities in the Southwest; deportations; and the call for the resignation of Harold Ezell, the Western Regional Commissioner.  Other than official statements to Congress, there was no material in this category regarding the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.

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FG017-06

Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (0.2 ft.; box 19)
A subject category containing material pertaining to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Office, its functions, funding, and officers.

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FG017-07

Legal Counsel, Office of  (1 folder; box 20)
This folder contains one item, the resignation of the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal counsel.

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FG017-08

Parole Commission, United States  (0.4ft.; boxes 20-21)
A subject category containing material pertaining to the appointment of individuals to office; H.R 4801, the Sentencing Guidelines Act of 1986; and the release of parolee’s names.

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FG017-09

Prisons, Bureau of  (3 folders; box 21)
A subject category containing material pertaining to the appointment of individuals to office, reports; Federal Prison Industries; and the privatization of corrections.

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FG017-10

Solicitor General  (2 folders; box 21)
A subject category containing material pertaining to the appointment of individuals to office.

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FG017-11

United States Attorneys  (2.8ft.; boxes 21-28)
A subject category containing material pertaining to the appointment of individuals to office (including a small number of U.S. Marshals when accompanied by recommendations for U.S. Attorneys); complaints regarding certain U.S. Attorneys; pro bono work; and assignments that attorneys are given.

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FG017-12

U.S. Marshals  (2.0ft.; boxes 28-33)
A subject category containing material pertaining to the appointment of individuals to office; the proposed reduction of the U.S. Marshals service to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; new deputy U.S. Marshal Single-Agencies Occupational and Qualification Standards; evictions; using Marshals to locate Raoul Wallenberg; and collective bargaining.

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FG017-13

Office of Justice Assistance, Research and Statistics  (1 folder; box 33)
A subject category containing material pertaining to the report of the Justice System Improvement Act Agencies.

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FG017-14

Justice Statistics, Bureau of  (2 folders; box 33)
A subject category containing material pertaining to appointments to the Bureau of Justice Statistics Advisory Board and the annual report for fiscal year 1985.

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FG017-15

National Institute of Justice  (3 folders; box 34)
A subject category containing material pertaining to appointments to the National Institute of Justice Advisory Board; a project to reduce crime in the school; and the annual report and record of accomplishments for 1986-87.

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FG017-16

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission  (3 folders; box 34)
A subject category containing material pertaining to appointments to the commission; the annual report for 1981; and claims filed with the Commission, particularly by Occidental Petroleum Corporation for its land in Venezuela.

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FG017-17

United States Sentencing Commission (1 folder; box 34)
A subject category containing material pertaining to appointments to the commission; sentencing guidelines; and the annual report for 1987.

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FG018

Department of the Interior (Box 1-8, Flat Box 1; 3.0 l.ft )
This primary subject category contains material relating to personnel recommendations; appointments and resignations of the Department; Interior programs and policies; internal and external complaints; a selection of speeches, remarks, statements and press conferences by the Secretary of the Interior; congressional investigation of the 16 2/3rd % apportionment of the Outer Continental Shelf gas and oil revenue; background briefing materials; and legislative, administrative and research study reports.

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FG018-03

Fish and Wildlife Service, United States (Box 8; 0.2 l.ft)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to personnel recommendations; appointments and resignations; and external complaints about Fish and Wildlife Service regulations and policies.

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FG018-04

Geological Survey (Box 8; 1 folder)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to personnel recommendations; appointments and resignations; external agency complaints; and the Ocean Principals Group Meeting on 02/21/1984.

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FG018-05

Indian Affairs, Bureau of (Box 9; 0.3 l.ft)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to personnel recommendations; appointments and resignations; contractual disputes; investigations; and legislation regarding the American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Culture and Development Act.

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FG018-06

Land Management, Bureau of (Box 9-10; 0.2 l.ft)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to personnel recommendations; appointments and resignations; the Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Program; the “Adopt-a-Horse” program; and the wild horse and burro management policy.

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FG018-07

Mines, Bureau of (Box 10; 1 folder)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to personnel recommendations; appointments and resignations; and the President’s Department of Energy reorganization proposal with suggestions on the transfer of specific functions back to the Bureau of Mines.

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FG018-08

Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration (Box 10; 1 folder)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to personnel recommendations for the position of Commissioner of the Federal Mine Safety and Review Commission; and the proposed requirement of roof monitors in coalmines.

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FG018-09

National Parks (Box 10; 0.18 l.f., 8 folders)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to personnel recommendations; appointments and resignations; the expansion of park lands and subsequent purchase of public lands; internal and external complaints; and various suggestions for improvement in the parks and the National Park Service.

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FG018-10

Outdoor Recreation, Bureau of (Box 10; 1 folder)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to appointments to the proposed National Outdoor Recreation Resources Review Commission, S.1090.

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FG018-11

Reclamation, Bureau of (Box10-11; 2 folders)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to personnel recommendations; appointments and resignations; the “advice-and-consent” requirement for the office of Commissioner of Reclamation; the Bureau of Reclamation’s loan program; cost sharing for water projects; and the possible abolishment of the Bureau and subsequent transfer of its functions to the Army Corps of Engineers.

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FG018-14

Territorial Affairs, Office of (Box 11; 2 folders)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to personnel appointments and recommendations; and Territorial Affairs policies and programs.

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FG018-15

Water Research and Technology, Office of (Box 11; 0.1 l.ft)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the appointment of James W. Ziglar as well as his resignation letter from his position as Assistant Secretary for Water and Science.

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FG018-16

Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Office of (Box 11-12; 0.3 l.ft)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to personnel recommendations; appointments and resignations; the Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Program; the sale of lands in Warrick County, Indiana to the nominated Director, James R. Harris; and legislative reports.

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FG018-17

Inspector General, Office of (Interior) (Box 12; 1 folder)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the nomination and resignation of both Richard Mulberry and James R. Richards as Inspector General of the Department of the Interior.

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FG019

Department of Agriculture (2.1 ft.; boxes 1-6)
A secondary subject category containing information pertaining to nominations, appointments, recommendations, and resignations; speeches by ASDA officials; National Advisory Council on Rural Development; letters, cards, statements, and legislation relating to farm subsidies; annual reports from the Secretary; and intergovernmental affairs reports.

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FG019-01

Agricultural Research Service (1 folder; box 6)
This subject category contains information pertaining to seminars held by the ARS Veterinary division, needed to receive certification to use and obtain a new type of Bovine Brucellosis vaccine.

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FG019-02

Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (0.1 ft.; box 6)
A subject category containing materials relating to recommendations, appointments, and resignations; and complaints regarding the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service.

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FG019-03

Commodity Credit Corporation (0.1 ft.; box 6)
Topics covered in this subject category include materials relating to nominations, appointments, and recommendations for employment; annual reports of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC); CCC guarantee program; commodity price support loans and payments to farmers; and emergency supplemental appropriations.

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FG019-04

Farmers Home Administration  (0.4; boxes 6-7)
This subject category contains materials relating to recommendations, appointments, and resignations; Home Purchase Loan Programs; and problems and complaints regarding the FHA.

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FG019-05

Federal Crop Insurance Corporation  (2 folders; boxes 7-8)
A subject category containing information relating to recommendations for appointments to the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.

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FG019-06

Federal Extension Service 
This secondary category was not used by WHORM during the Reagan Administration.

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FG20

Department of Commerce (3.2 l. ft.; Box 1-8)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, nominations, appointments, and resignations from the Department of Commerce; speeches delivered by Secretaries Malcolm Baldrige and William Verity; reports about growing industries, declining industries, troubled industries; the nomination and swearing-in of William Verity as Secretary after the death of Malcolm Baldrige; complaints regarding sponsored Department events; issues of the monthly “Economic Roundup”; Commerce Congressional testimony on  industries and technologies; concerns about Baldrige’s and Verity’s opinions on trading with the USSR; and departmental guidelines on talking to the media.

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FG020-01

Bureau of Economic Analysis (1 folder; Box 9)
This secondary subject category contains October 1986 copies of the “United States Department of Commerce News” published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. It also contained a single case file regarding the Bureau of the Census. This case file was transferred to FG020-02.

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FG020-02

Census, Bureau of the (0.1 l.ft.; Box 9)
This secondary subject category contains material regarding recommendations, appointments and resignations for the Director of the Bureau of the Census; complaints from citizens about the burden of answering Census questionnaires; opposition to the proposed government reorganization placing the Bureau of the Census within the Department of the Treasury; and statistical reports on U.S. households.

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FG020-03

Domestic and International Business Administration (1 folder; Box 9)
This secondary subject category contained a single case file which was transferred to FG010-03 (Domestic Policy Council). The case file contained material on the creation of the Domestic Policy Council.

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FG020-04

Economic Development Administration (0.3 l.ft.; Box 9-10)
This secondary subject category contains material regarding recommendations, appointments and the resignation of the Assistant Secretary for Economic Development; recommendations for regional directors of the Economic Development Administration (EDA); protests about the Reagan Administration’s stated goal of eliminating the EDA; complaints from communities not successful in receiving EDA grants; support for controversial Assistant Secretary Carlos Campbell just prior to his firing in 1986; and controversial remarks by the final Assistant Secretary for Economic Development Owen Swindle.

 

A substantial amount of protest mail regarding efforts to cut the budget of the Economic Development Administration can be found in FI004 (Budget- Appropriations).

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FG020-05

Federal Fire Council (Terminated: 08/17/1982) (1 folder, Box 10)
This secondary subject category contained a single case file which was transferred to FG022-05 (Inspector General, Health and Human Services).

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FG020-06

Foreign Direct Investments, Office of
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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FG020-07

Maritime Administration (2 folders; Box 10)
This secondary subject category contains material related to the transfer of the Maritime Administration from the Department of Commerce to the Department of Transportation. It includes a maritime policy working group meeting report; a letter from Congress supporting the transfer and a bill report on H.R. 4074 legislating the transfer to Transportation. The bill was signed by President Reagan on August 6, 1981 and the transfer was effective immediately.  This category contained a small amount of material transferred to FG024-09 (Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation).

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FG020-08

Minority Business Development Agency (0.1 ft., Box 10)
This secondary subject category contains material related to recommendations and appointments of the Director, Deputy Director and Regional Directors for the Minority Business Development Agency; opposition to dismantling or transferring the Agency to the Small Business Administration; a complaint about how Reductions-In-Force (RIFs) were applied to the Agency in 1983; an Inspector General report on possible political pressure in awarding grants by the Agency; comments on an Inspector General report on waste, fraud and abuse in the Agency; complaints from outside business regarding the Agency and a copy of the FY 1987 Federal Agency Performance for Minority Business Development.

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FG020-09

Bureau of Standards, National (1 folder; Box 10)
This secondary subject category contains material related to an individual’s application for employment with the National Bureau of Standards.

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FG020-11

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (0.8 l.ft.; Box 10-12)
This secondary subject category contains material related to recommendations, appointments, and resignations of the Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Deputy Directors and regional directors for the National Marine Fisheries Service; objections to proposed closures of National Weather Service bureau offices; White House staff comments on President Reagan’s pocket veto of S.1097, a piece of legislation designed to prevent closures of National Weather Service bureau offices; an objection to the appointment of Anthony Calio as Director of NOAA in 1985; a June 1983 Booz-Allen report on ways to make NOAA more efficient, including discontinuing services, privatizing some services, and possible reorganization within a different Cabinet agency; objections to the suggestions in the Booz-Allen report; and a single NOAA report on marine pollution from September 1981.

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FG020-12

Patent and Trademark Office (Includes the Board of Appeal) (0.2 l.ft.; Box 12)
This secondary subject category contains material related to recommendations, appointments and resignations of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Commissioner of the Patent and Trademark Office, and Assistant Commissioners; complaints from patent applicants at the length of time to receive a patent or patent application regulations; and Congressional concern regarding the Patent and Trademark Office’s jurisdiction over “intellectual property” in conflict with copyright granting.

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FG020-13

President’s Export Council (sic) (1 folder; Box 12)
From 1960-1973, the Department of Commerce administered the National Export Expansion Council. The White House Records Office gave the Subject Category designation of FG021-13 to this Council. In 1973, by Executive Order, this Council became the President’s Export Council and records management re-designated it as FG021-22. It is unclear when this ceased, but the Reagan Administration Record’s Management office classified the President’s Export Council as FG336. Six case files concerning the Export Council were mis-classified as FG020-13 and have been transferred to FG336.  This folder contains transfer sheets only for these six case files.

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FG020-14

United States Travel and Tourism Administration (0.4 l.ft.; Box 12-13)
This secondary subject category contains material related to recommendations, appointments and resignations of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism; objections to appointees with experience in tourism and travel to the Soviet Union; appointees to the Advisory Board on Travel and Tourism; Congressional and public requests for individuals at the United States Travel and Tourism Administration (USTTA) to have working knowledge of the travel and tourism industry; Annual Reports of the USTTA; concerns about suggested elimination of the USTTA; and a request to coordinate USTTA participation in international fairs and expositions.

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FG020-15

Inspector General, Office of, Department of Commerce (1 folder; Box 13)
This secondary subject category contains material related to nominations of individuals as Inspector General for the Department of Commerce.

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FG021

Department of Labor (3 l.ft.; Box 1-7)

This primary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, nominations, appointments, and resignations from the Department of Labor; speaker requests for the Secretary of Labor; complaints regarding Department of Labor investigations and activities; Department goals for the second Reagan Administration; an overview of the successes and failures of the Department for the first Reagan Administration; the nomination process for the next Secretaries, William Brock and Ann McLaughlin, after Raymond Donovan’s resignation; and reports outlining Department of Labor initiatives.

 

Also included in this subject code is the entire Special Prosecutor investigation report regarding irregularities in the nomination process of Raymond Donovan, first Secretary of Labor in the Reagan Administration. For a full documentation of this investigation please see the Counsel to the President, White House Office of: Investigations File: Series II: Investigation of Raymond Donovan Confirmation, Secretary of Labor, 1981-83

 

The White House assigned a number of case files regarding the Women’s Bureau to this category. The Library staff has transferred this material to FG021-04.

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FG021-01

Bureau of Labor Statistics (0.1 l.ft.; Box 7)

 

This secondary subject category contains material regarding the re-nomination of Jane Norwood as Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Norwood served both Reagan Administration terms as Commissioner. Also in this subject category are some testimonies delivered by Norwood before the Joint Economic Council; celebration plans for the 100th anniversary of the Bureau of Labor Statistics; and the consumer price index from September 1986. 

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FG021-02

Employment and Training Administration (0.1 l.ft.; Box 7)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) including responses to complaints regarding CETA funding and programs; request for funding for local job training events and organizations; and a summary report on CETA staff motivation. 

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FG021-03

Labor – Management Services Administration (1 folder; Box 8)

 

This secondary subject category contained one case file that was transferred to FG021-02.

 

 

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FG021-04

Employment Standards Administration (3 folders; Box 8)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Women’s Bureau and the Wage and Hour Division. It contains public complaints regarding proposed budget cuts to the Women’s Bureau budget; appointments; resignations; and recommendations for Women’s Bureau positions. This collection also contains recommendations, nominations, appointments, and resignations from the Wage and Hour Division; and complaints regarding the outcome of investigations pursued by the Employment Standards Administration.

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FG021-05

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (0.4 l.ft.; Box 8-9)

This secondary subject category contains recommendations, nominations, resignations, and appointments for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The majority of the collection is comprised of complaints about investigations and regulations initiated by OSHA; comments from the public on OSHA regulations and ways they can be improved upon; list of offices closed in FY 1982; an evaluation of the programs offered by OSHA; as well as testimonies before subcommittees such as the Man, Power, and Housing Subcommittee, Labor Standards Subcommittee, Subcommittee on Public Buildings and Grounds, and Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research, and the Environment.

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FG021-06

Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (1 folder; Box 9)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to a campaign to interested parties requesting support for a conference about the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health. 

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FG021-07

Inspector General, Office of (Department of Labor) (2 folders; Box 9)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to nominations for the Office of the Inspector General. In addition, this collection also contains documents from the East Los Angeles Community Union investigation (TELACU). In 1982, TELACU was accused of mishandling CETA funds in addition to other charges. Finally, this collection also contains testimony before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. 

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FG022

Department of Health and Human Services

This primary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, nominations, appointments, and resignations from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); speaker requests for the Secretary of HHS; nominations of Secretary Margaret Heckler and Secretary Otis Bowen; numerous reports from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases; as well as administrative reports and testimonies by HHS personnel before Congressional subcommittees and conferences; and public complaints regarding topics such as the high cost of health care, budget cuts for HHS funded programs, the treatment received by Secretary Heckler during her divorce, and the treatment of Jo Ann Gasper over her handling of Title X grants. These complaints were initially sent to Ronald Reagan and then forwarded to HHS for response. 

 

 

Many case files in this subject category were transferred to their more appropriate secondary subject categories either because they were improperly labelled or because the White House forwarded it to other HHS agencies for response. This mostly affected correspondence forwarded for response by the Public Health Service (FG022-10); Social Security Administration (FG022-11); and the Health Care Financing Administration (FG022-13).

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FG022-02

Consumer Affairs, Office of

This secondary subject category contains material commending a member of the Consumer Affairs Office; a summary report of the activities completed in 1982; and an issue paper drafted by Virginia Knauer, Special Advisor to the President on Consumer Affairs, about the possible adverse consequences of the drastic budget cut the Consumer Affairs Office faced for fiscal year 1987. 

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FG022-04

Human Development, Office of

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the activities of the Administration on Aging; four fiscal year (1980, 1981, 1982, and 1983) annual reports on the Administration of Aging; the recommendations to nominate the Commissioner on Aging; and an information packet on the role of Commissioner on Aging. This secondary subject category also contains the fiscal year 1984 annual report on the Administration on Developmental Disabilities. 

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FG022-05

Inspector General, HHS

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the semiannual reports for fiscal year 1982, 1985, and 1988; the 1981 Annual Report on Legislative and Specific Illustrative Example Opportunities; and the letters of recommendations for different candidates for the position of Deputy Inspector General. 

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FG022-07

Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services

The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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FG022-09

National Cancer Institute (1.2 ft.)
A secondary subject category containing memos, correspondence, and reports re appointments to the National Cancer Advisory Board; resignations; annual reports of the National Cancer Advisory Board; and reports of the National Cancer Panel.

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FG022-10

Public Health Service (2 ft.)
A secondary subject category containing memos, correspondence, and reports re appointments to the Food and Drug Administration, Surgeon General, National Institutes of Health, Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administrations, Public Health Service, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Advisory Committee, the National Institute of Mental Health, Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Strategy Council, National Institute of Drug Abuse; requests from the public for non-FDA approved medications; complaints re the FDA approval process; reports of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council; National Institutes of Health grants; reorganization of ADAMHA; statements by C. Everett Koop; FDA Poison Control Project; FDA regulations and technology transfer; FDA regulations; National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; USDA nutrition assistance programs; Health Research Extension Act of 1984; Public Health Service Act Amendments of 1984; Health Professions and Services Amendments Act of 1984; FDA report A Plan for Action; report of the National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; FDA inspections; FDA Commissioner remarks; Public Health Service promotions; Congressional request for FDA documents re veterinary medicine; use and care of animals for research; National Institutes of Health biennial report; transfer of National Institutes of Mental Health to the National Institutes of Health; Administration of Developmental Disabilities report; National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Act of 1988; and FDA food labeling regulations.

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FG022-11

Social Security Administration

This secondary subject category contains materials related to the nominations and appointments of Jack Svahn and Dorcas Hardy as Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA) and responses to public complaints regarding: SSA handling of benefits and operating procedures, calls for federal investigations into SSA activities, claims of misconduct in specific regional offices, complaints about workers’ competency, anger over complications with receiving benefits, and customers’ dissatisfaction with SSA workers’ attitudes towards Ronald Reagan. The subject category also contains reports regarding SSA Data Communication contracts; the “float period” for checks issued under Title II; Stable Leadership and Better Management Needed to Improve Effectiveness at SSA; fiscal year 1988 Annual Report; and a discussion over memos about H.R. 825 which proposed to make SSA an independent agency as well as the administration’s opposition to the measure. 

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FG022-12

Social and Rehabilitation Service

The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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FG022-13

Health Care Financing Administration

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the nomination notice of Dr. William Roper as Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA); complaints from the public regarding: intention of HHS to issue financial regulations to eliminate the favorable waiver liability protection for home health agencies, a proposed plan to provide Medicare for heart transplant operation, a letter to Jack Svahn about the consolidation of the HCFA building in Baltimore, and requests for the President to replace William Roper due to his administration of the Medicare home health care benefit. 

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FG023

Department of Housing and Urban Development (2.7 l.ft; Box 1-6)

This primary subject category contains materials relating to recommendations, nominations, appointments, and resignations from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); communication among White House personnel on HUD policy issues regarding elderly needs, enterprise zones, establishing educational partnerships with schools, and the performance of Secretary Pierce. This category also includes public complaints about HUD management of senior homes, the inefficiencies of regional offices, inappropriate behavior of HUD officials, the questionable effectiveness of HUD rules and regulations, concerns over federal budget cuts, and requests sent to HUD for intervention in local issues. The material also covers remarks prepared for and delivered by Secretary Pierce at public events and conferences, annual reports prepared for Congress on HUD programs and activities, the HUD transition team report for FY 1980 and 1982; newspaper and academic articles showcasing HUD activities; Under Secretary Lee Verstandig’s nomination and transfer paperwork; congratulation letters to Verstandig; Verstandig’s proposals for HUD initiatives; and Verstandig’s plans to share HUD ideas with other departments to better achieve the organization’s goals. 

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FG023-01

New Community Development Corporation (1 folder; Box 7)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the nomination and resignation of Warren Lindquist, who was a member of the Board of Directors of the New Community Development Corporation.

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FG023-03 Federal Housing Administration (3 folders; Box 7
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the appointments and recommendations for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA); a request for support for FHA mortgage financing; survey results of preliminary FHA-single family applications for the week of 11/05/1982; and concerns over budget proposals recommending privatization of FHA.
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FG023-05 Government National Mortgage Association (2 folders; Box 7)
This secondary subject category contains materials relating to the recommendations, nominations, appointments, and resignations for the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA – “Ginnie Mae”); an objection to a proposal to get rid of the Government National Mortgage Association; a press release for the GNMA Private Depository Project; summary of H.R. 1056, a bill passed in 1987 limiting government fees for GNMA mortgages; and a request for assistance from GNMA.

 

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FG023-07 Inspector General, Office of, Housing and Urban Development (3 folders; Box 7)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to nominations for the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Housing and Urban Development; a single half year report to Congress (April 1982-September 1982); and the “Report on Improving Internal Controls in the Office of Finance and Accounting." 
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FG023-08 Solar Energy and Energy Conservation Bank (2 folders; Box 7)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to nominations for the Solar Energy and Energy Conservation Bank; and the annual report for FY 1983, 1984, and 1986.

 

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FG024

Department of Transportation

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FG024-01 Coast Guard Open
FG024-02 Federal Aviation Administration Open
FG024-03 Federal Highway Administration Open
FG024-04 Federal Railroad Administration Open
FG024-05 Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Open
FG024-06 St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Open
FG024-07 Urban Mass Transportation Administration Open
FG024-08 Inspector General, Office of, DOT Open
FG024-09

Maritime Administration

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FG025

Department of Energy

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FG025-01 Economic Regulatory Administration Open
FG025-02 Energy Information Administration Open
FG025-03 Energy Research, Office of Open
FG025-04 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Open
FG025-05 Inspector General, Office of, DOE Open
FG025-06 Leasing Liaison Committee Open
FG025-07 Alaska Power Administration Open
FG025-08 Bonneville Power Administration Open
FG025-09 Southeastern Power Administration Open
FG025-10 Southwestern Power Administration Open
FG025-11

Office of Minority Economic Impact

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FG025-12 Office of Alcohol Fuels Open
FG025-13 Western Area Power Administration Open
FG025-14 Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Open
FG026

Department of Education (2.7 ft; boxes 1‑8)
A secondary subject category containing materials department; the department’s proposed reorganization plan; bilingual education; and personnel recommendations and actions.

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FG026-01

Office of Civil Rights (Department of Education)  (0.3 ft.)
Material in this subject category documents: the Office’s annual reports to Congress for 1980-83; a 1981 study on the Office’s processes for handling civil rights cases; a few of the investigations of schools undertaken by the Office; and the appointment (1987) and resignation (1989) of LeGree Daniels as Undersecretary of Education for Civil Rights.

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FG026-02

National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement (0.7 ft.)
This group of private sector appointees (called the National Council on Educational Research until 1986) provided guidance and oversight for Government organizations involved in educational research. Material in this category documents: controversies surrounding the National Institute of Education (NIE), the main agency overseen by the Council during the Reagan Administration; personnel matters involving the Council and the research agencies it oversaw; positions on specific education issues; and annual Council reports to the President.

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FG026-03

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (1 folder)
Material in this category relates to personnel recommendations, and to proposed staff cuts for the Office.

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FG026-04 Federal Interagency Commission on Education (Empty) N/A
FG026-05

General Counsel, Office of (Department of Education) (1 folder)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the swearing in ceremony of Maureen Cocoran, as General Counsel for the Department of Education.

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FG026-06

Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) (1 Folder)
This material pertains to the 1981 nomination of an Inspector General, and one case in which the Inspector General’s office was involved.

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FG026-07

Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Education  (0.4 ft.)
This presidentially appointed group submitted advice to the President, Congress, and the Secretary of Education.  Material in this subject category documents: Council personnel matters, such as appointments, resignations, membership recommendations, and terminations (including the replacing of the entire Council in 1982); reports produced by the Council; and the laws and charter governing the Council.

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FG026-08

Office of Postsecondary Education (2 folders; Box)
This secondary subject file contains material relating to recommendations for the Director for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education.

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FG026-09

Office of Vocational and Adult Education (3 folders; Box )
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations for the position of Assistant Secretary of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Education

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FG026-10

National Advisory Council on Women’s Education Programs (0.3 ft.)
This group recommended policies that would help achieve educational equity for women and girls, and promote programs funded through the Women’s Educational Equity Act of 1974. Material in this subject category documents personnel matters (particularly controversies over appointments and terminations), and the Council’s annual reports to the President.

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FG026-11

Advisory Panel on Financing Elementary and Secondary Education (1 folder)
This group, which recommended improvements in how the Government raised revenue for public education, was terminated in 1984. Material in this category documents the Panel’s 1981 annual report, and resignations from the Panel.

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FG026-12

National Institute of Handicapped Research (3 folders, Box )
This secondary subject category contains material related to recommendations for the position of Director of the National Institute of Handicapped Research, Department of Education

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FG026-13

National Council on the Handicapped (0.4 l.ft.; Box )
This secondary subject file contains material related to resignations, terminations, recommendations and appointments to the National Council on the Handicapped; and annual reports produced by the Council.

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FG026-14

National Institute of Education (1 folder)
This secondary subject file contains material related to recommendations for the Director of the National Institute of Education. For additional material on the Institute, see also FG026-02.

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FG026-15

Rehabilitation Services Administration (1.4 l.ft.; Box )
This secondary subject file contains material related to public support to retain the Rehabilitation Services Administration as part of the Department of Education; recommendations, and resignations for appointees to the Rehabilitation Services Administration; and support for Rehabilitation Services Administration Commissioner Justin Dart.

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FG026-16

Institute of Museum Services Board (0.3 l.ft.; Box )
This secondary subject file contains material related to recommendations, resignations, and appointments to the Institute of Museum Services Board.

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FG026-17

National Advisory Committee on International Studies (1 folder; Box )
This secondary subject file contains material related to recommendations for the National Advisory Committee on International Studies.

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FG030

Legislative Branch (1 folder; Box)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Congressional committee assignments for the 99th Congress and public comment on term limits for Congress.

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FG031

Congress of the United States, The (1.4 l.ft.; Box)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to general issues on the Congress of the United States; legislative affairs updates; speeches by Congressmen; President’s meetings with members of Congress, major legislative initiatives, Congressional contact reports; and weekly Congressional hearing updates.

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FG031-01

Legislative Leadership/Meetings (0.4 l.ft; Box )
This secondary subject category contains material relating to meetings with legislative leaders and Congressional committees.

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FG032

House of Representatives (0.5 l.ft.; Box)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the House of Representatives.

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FG033

House Committees (0.2 l.ft.; Box)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to House Committee testimony; participant lists; briefing materials and Committee publications.

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FG033-01

Agriculture (1 folder; Box)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to agriculture.

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FG033-02

Appropriations (2 folders; Box )
This secondary subject category contains material relating to schedule proposals, agendas, and briefing materials regarding appropriations Committee meetings.

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FG033-03 Armed Services (1 folder; Box ) Open
FG033-04

Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs (1 folder; Box )
This secondary subject category contains material relating to testimonies before the Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs Committees.

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FG033-05 Budget (1 folder; Box ) Open
FG033-06

District of Columbia (Empty)
The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

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FG033-07

Education and Labor (1 folder; Box )

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FG033-08

Government Operations (2 folders; Box)

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FG033-09

House Administration (Empty)
The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

N/A
FG033-10

Interior and Insular Affairs (Empty)
The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

N/A
FG033-11 Foreign Affairs (3 folders; Box ) Open
FG033-12

Interstate and Foreign Commerce (1 folder; Box )
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Environmental Protection Administration Administrator Anne Gorsuch hearings.

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FG033-13 Judiciary (1 folder; Box ) Open
FG033-14

Merchant Marine and Fisheries (1 folder; Box )
This secondary subject category contains material relating to legislation on the Outer Continental Shelf Revenue Sharing and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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FG033-15

Post Office and Civil Service (1 folder; Box)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to statements on civil service workers in hearings before the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service Subcommittee on Civil Service.

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FG033-16 Public Works and Transportation (1 folder; Box ) Open
FG033-17

Rules (1 folder; Box)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to publications of the Rules Committee and Congressional rules reform.

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FG033-18 Science and Technology (1 folder; Box) Open
FG033-19

Small Business (Empty)
The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

N/A
FG033-20

Standards of Official Conduct (Empty)
The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

N/A
FG033-21

Veterans Affairs (1 folder; Box)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the resignation of Thomas E. Harvey as the Deputy Administrator of Veterans Affairs.

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FG033-22

Ways and Means (1 folder; Box)

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FG033-24

Energy and Commerce (Empty)
The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

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FG034

Speaker of the House (3 folders)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Speakers of the House Tip O’Neill; and JimWright; and the position of Speaker pro tempore.

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FG035 Senate (0.6 l.ft.; Box ) Open
FG036 Senate Committees (0.1 l.ft; Box ) Open
FG036-02

Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry (1 folder; Box )
This secondary subject category contains material relating to a questionnaire created by Senate Democrats for nominees to the Department of Agriculture.

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FG036-03 Appropriations (1 folder; Box ) Open
FG036-04 Armed Services (1 folder; Box ) Open
FG036-05

Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (1 folder; Box )

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FG036-06 Budget (3 folders; Box ) Open
FG036-07 Commerce, Science and Transportation (1 folder; Box ) Open
FG036-08

Energy and Natural Resources (Empty)
The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

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FG036-09 Finance (2 folders; Box ) Open
FG036-10 Foreign Relations (2 folders; Box ) Open
FG036-11 Governmental Affairs (0.1 l.ft.; Box ) Open
FG036-12

Labor and Human Resources (Empty)
The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

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FG036-13 Senate Committee on the Judiciary (0.1 l.ft.; Box) Open
FG036-14

Environment and Public Works (1 folder; Box )

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FG036-16

Small Business (Empty)
The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

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FG036-17

Senate Committee on Rules and Administration (0.1 l.ft; Box )
This secondary subject category contains material relating to a report on presidential campaign financing.

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FG036-18

Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs (1 folder)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to various nominations for the Veterans Affairs agency and Richard Childress’ testimony concerning the POW/MIA issue.

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FG037

Select and Special Committees of the House and Senate (1.2 l.ft.; Box )
This secondary subject file contains material relating to statements and testimony concerning narcotics; intelligence oversight; testimonies and reports on testimonies given concerning Iran Contra; Lt. Colonel Oliver North; Admiral John Poindexter; and Iran-Contra Congressional Reports for the President.

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FG038

Vice President (4 l.ft.; Box )
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Vice Presidential travel and meetings with foreign officials, Vice-President’s speech drafts and finals; Department of State publications, and travel schedules.

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FG038-01 Former Vice Presidents Open
FG038-02 Vice President’s Staff (1 folder) Open
FG039

Joint Committees of Congress (1 folder; Box )
This secondary subject category contains material relating to a House Senate Joint Hearing on Aging and the Vice President’s meeting with Berlin Mayor Richard von Weizsaecker.

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FG039-01

Joint Committee on Atomic Energy (Empty)
The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

N/A
FG039-02

Joint Committee on Congressional Operations (Empty)
The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

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FG039-03

Joint Committee on Defense Production (Empty)
The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

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FG039-04

Joint Committee on Economic Committee (1 folder)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to a statement given by Beryl W. Sprinkel, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors to the Joint Economic Committee.

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FG039-05

Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation (Empty)
The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

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FG039-06 Joint Committee on Library Open
FG039-07 Joint Committee on Printing Open
FG040 Architect of the Capitol Open
FG041 Botanic Garden Open
FG042 Capitol Page School Open
FG043 Capitol Police Open
FG044 Congressional Budget Office Open
FG045 General Accounting Office Open
FG046 Government Printing Office Open
FG047 Library of Congress Open
FG047-01 American Folklife Center Open
FG048 Copyright Royalty Tribunal Open
FG050

Judicial Branch  (3.2 ft.; boxes 1-8)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Justice department material concerning support for Reagan judicial nominees; complaints or support for particular sitting judges; supporting qualified women nominees; supporting pro-life nominees; the need to fill judicial vacancies expeditiously; mid-term reports on Reagan administration judicial selection process; various legislation covering the appointment, administration and adjudication proposed for the judicial branch such as the Federal Court Improvement Act of 1983; the Bankruptcy Court Reform Act Amendments of 1984; Federal Court Security; Judicial Branch Improvements Act, Judicial Retirement;  etc.  This category also contains a number of agendas, background information and summaries of decisions from the President’s Federal Judicial Selection Committee.

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FG051

Supreme Court of the United States (6.4 l.ft., Box 9-24) 
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the selection and possible appointment to the Supreme Court of Sandra Day O’Connor, Antonin Scalia, Robert Bork, Douglas Ginsburg, and Anthony Kennedy; and the elevation of William Rehnquist to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  In addition, this category contains material regarding the public campaign to put pro-life judges on the Supreme Court; the proposed Intercircuit Tribunal; White House reactions to specific Supreme Court decisions; the formal opening of the Supreme Court; Supreme Court Police Protection; S. 833 (Supreme Court discretion to review new cases); preparation of swearing-in ceremonies; S.952 (restricting selection of cases for Supreme Court review), and retirement letters from Justice Stewart, Chief Justice Burger,  and Justice Powell.

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FG052

Courts of Appeal, United States  (4.3 l.ft.; Box 25-35)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to judge candidate reviews, potential judicial nominee’s questionnaires, briefing books, and standard nomination packets regarding the possible selection and/or nomination of judges to the United States Courts of Appeal. This subject category includes material relating to the federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Included in this category are resignation letters, thank-you notes for nomination, material regarding H.R. 1162  (the Court of Appeals Venue Act), and material regarding contentious nomination process for certain appeals court nominees such as Alex Kozinsky for the Ninth Circuit and Daniel Manion for the Seventh Circuit.

 

Effective October 1, 1982, the United States Claims Court and the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals were overhauled and repositioned as the new United States Court of Claims (FG054) and the new United States Court of Appeals for the Federal District (FG055). With the confusion over two federal courts designated “appeals” courts, the Reagan White House had a considerable amount of mis-classified material within FG052 (Courts of Appeal).  This material has been transferred to FG055 (US Court of Appeals for the Federal District).

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FG053

District Courts, United States  (7.6 l.ft.; Box 35-54)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the recommendation of individuals for District Court openings; judicial personal data questionnaires for various candidates for District Courts; the nomination papers for selected candidates, concern over the housing of District Courts in New York City and Los Angeles; resignation letters from retiring District judges and public support or opposition to various candidates for District Court openings.

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FG054

Court of Claims, United States (.7 l.ft.; Box 54-56) 
This secondary subject category contains material relating to potential nominee’s judicial questionnaires regarding possible selection and/or nomination of judges to the United States Court of Claims and standard nomination packets; S.1700, and H.R. 4482 (later to be called the Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1982); administration of the new court, an opening ceremony for the new court; the legality of the new court; a later salary/retirement amendment to the FCIA; and the possible elevation of the new Court of Claims judges to Article III status.

 

Note:  With the passage of the Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1982, effective October 1, 1982, the United States Claims Court and the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals were overhauled and repositioned as the new United States Court of Claims (FG054) and the new United States Court of Appeals for the Federal District (FG055).  All material at the Reagan Library has been filed by the new court designations.

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FG055

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal District  (1 l.ft; Box 56-58)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to standard nomination packets; potential nominee’s judicial questionnaires; discussions of possible selection and/or nomination of judges to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal District.  In addition, this category contains material regarding H.R. 4482 (the Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1982), the jurisdiction of the new Court of Appeals for the Federal District, judicial retirement letters and discussions of the difficulties raised in nominating Sherman Unger for this court. Most of this subject category consists of transferred material misclassified by the White House Office of Records Management within FG052 (Courts of Appeal, U.S.).

 

Note:  With the passage of the Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1982, effective October 1, 1982, the United States Claims Court and the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals were overhauled and repositioned as the new United States Court of Claims (FG054) and the new United States Court of Appeals for the Federal District (FG055).  All material at the Reagan Library has been filed by the new court designations. 

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FG056

United States Court of International Trade  (.2 l.ft; Box 59)
This secondary subject category contains material regarding standard nomination packets; discussions of possible selection and/or nomination of judges to the United States Court of International Trade; personnel matters at the Court after the sudden death of Judge Scovel Richardson; judicial retirement; selection process of the judges for this court and comments on H.R. 2183 (amending Title 28) granting judges on this court membership in the Judicial Conference of the United States.

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FG057

Court of Military Appeals, United States (1 l.ft.; Box 59-60)
This secondary subject category contains material regarding possible selection and/or nomination of judges to the United States Court of Military Appeals; judicial retirement; and the removal and/or disability retirement of Judge Albert Fletcher from the Court of Military Appeals.

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FG058

United States Tax Court (1.4 l.ft.; Box 60-61)
This secondary subject category contains material regarding standard nomination packets regarding possible selection and/or nomination of judges to the United States Tax Court.

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FG059

Courts of the District of Columbia (1 folder; Box 61)
This secondary subject category contains material regarding discussions of H.R. 3655, a bill adding judges to the D.C.  Superior Court and raising mandatory retirement age; and H.R. 3578 (District of Columbia Judicial Efficiency and Improvement Act of 1986).  There were a number of misclassifications by the White House Office of Records Management within this category and they have been reclassified by the Reagan Library.

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FG059-01

District of Columbia Court of Appeals (.2 l.ft.; Box 61-62)
This secondary subject category contains material regarding standard D.C. court nomination packets regarding possible selection and/or nomination of judges to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

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FG059-02

Superior Court of the District of Columbia (.4 l.ft.; Box 62-63)
This secondary subject category contains standard D.C. court nomination packets regarding possible selection and/or nomination of judges to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; judicial retirement, disability and reviews;  H.R. 3655 and the addition of judges to the D.C. Superior Court; H.R. 6007 (expansion of Small Claims Court) and H.R. 2946 (District of Columbia Jury System Act).

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FG060

Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts  (1 folder, Box 63)
This secondary subject category contains transmittal letters for the Annual Report of the United Sates Courts. 

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FG061

Federal Judicial Center (empty) 
The White House Office of Records Management transferred no material within this secondary subject category to the Reagan Library.

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FG065

Independent Agencies, Boards and Commissions (1.3 l.ft.; Box 1-4)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to general information about independent agencies, boards and commissions; reports to Congress on Federal Advisory Committees; recommendations of individuals for boards or commissions; changes suggested in the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA); Reagan’s 1981 meeting with independent regulatory agencies; numerous executive orders extending the length of or terminating boards, committees and commissions; process for replacing heads of select independent regulatory agencies; 1984 memo from Reagan advising all agencies with advisory committees to review and reform their relationship; and an Department of Justice memo on legality of removing some advisory committees outside the purview of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

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FG066

ACTION (0.5 l.ft.; Box 4-5)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the controversial nomination of Thomas Pauken to be the Director of ACTION; recommendations for regional directors; Congressional concerns about the administration of ACTION and various programs; various lists and memos regarding the future of the agency and the Reagan administration’s efforts to phase out VISTA; the possible separation of the Peace Corps from ACTION; ACTION involvement in various Reagan administration volunteer efforts; Workshops on Volunteerism; efforts to defund a controversial Texas program, Valley Interfaith; reduction of VISTA budget; creating the Vietnam Veteran’s Leadership Program; official reports; the 1985 resignation of Pauken and the selection of Donna Alvarado to succeed him.

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FG066-01

Peace Corps (See FG380 as of 12/29/1981) (0.2 l.ft.; Box 5)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations for the Director of the Peace Corps, the nomination of Loret Ruppe as director; preparations for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Peace Corps; a domestic public relations trip made by Ms. Ruppe in 1981; and a five country West African tour by Ms. Ruppe.

 

NOTE:  The Peace Corps was founded in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy.  In 1971, President Nixon combined the Peace Corps, VISTA, and several senior volunteer programs under the umbrella agency, ACTION.  President Carter made the Peace Corps an “autonomous” agency within ACTION in 1979.  Congress showed strong support for re-establishing the Peace Corps as an independent agency.  The nomination of Thomas Pauken as Director of ACTION provided the impetus to complete this move.  Mr. Pauken had previously served in military intelligence during the Vietnam War.  Many argued, including Ms. Ruppe, that any taint of intelligence association with the Peace Corps placed the volunteers at risk within their service countries. Over the objections of the Reagan administration, Congress voted to separate the Peace Corps from ACTION effective on 12/29/1981.  All remaining material regarding the Peace Corps can be found in FG380, the subject category for the newly re-established independent Peace Corps.

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FG066-02

VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) (1 folder; Box 5)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to VISTA cutbacks in programs; the strategy for the phase-out of VISTA; requests to restore programs cut back; and information about the group, “Friends of VISTA” working to keep the VISTA program. 

 

NOTE: VISTA was combined with the Americorps program in 1993.

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FG066-03

Voluntary Action, Office of (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A
FG066-04

National Voluntary Service Advisory Council (3 folders; Box 6)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the appointment and members of the National Voluntary Service Advisory Council; a letter of appreciation for selection from Mrs. Strom Thurmond; and a charter of the Council.

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FG067

Administrative Conference of the United States (1.9 l.ft.; Box 6-10)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to reports to Congress by the Conference; papers and agendas for annual plenary meetings; administrative issues for the Conference including initiating email, adding staff; appointment and resignation of members of the Conference; expanding membership to include the International Trade Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board; Presidential review of agency rulemaking; presentation of the report on user fee projects; and the 20th anniversary of the Conference.

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FG068

Advertising Council (3 folders, Box 10)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Advertising Council Productivity Campaign and interaction with the possible White House program on productivity; the 40th anniversary of the Council; Presidential support letter for the annual Washington meeting of the Council; and invitations and regrets for the 1987 annual Washington meeting of the Council.

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FG069

Advisory Board on National Parks, Historic Sites, Buildings & Monuments (Empty)
This secondary subject category contained 2 case files regarding appointments to the future Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board.  We have transferred this material to the correct subject file, FG438.

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FG070

Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (.9 l.ft; Box 10-14)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to annual Reports by the Commission for 1980-1983; recommendations for directors; establishing a point of contact in White House offices for intergovernmental relations; recommendations, requests for consideration and resignations of members of the Commission; designation of Secretary James Watt as Chairman; transfer of chairmanship to Robert Hawkins; ACIR reports on the States and Distressed Communities, prisons, strengthening federal revenue sharing, and regulatory federalism; meeting agendas and papers for the 1983 & 1984 Washington meetings and 1984 Phoenix meeting.

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FG071

Advisory Committee on Federal Pay (3 folders, Box 14)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to commission appointments for members of the Committee; thank you notes to the President for the appointment; resignation letters to the President from the Committee; 1985 timing and administration reaction to the annual pay comparability report, and the 1985 extended report on federal pay levels.

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FG072

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (0.6 l. ft.; Box 14-16)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, appointments and resignations of members of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; public comments on problems with the Council; Annual Reports for 19801-1987; Office of Legal Counsel opinions on legality of removing members of the council, scope of the Council’s regulatory authority and terms of the members; Office of Management and Budget requests for the Council to revise its regulations and rules; and specific special reports on the effect of tax legislation on historic preservation and historic preservation case law.

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FG073

Agricultural Policy Committee (1 folder; Box 16)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to 1986 appointment with the President by the Agricultural Policy Committee and a Senator Lloyd Bentsen recommendation of Ralph Sides to serve on the Committee.

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FG074

American Battle Monuments Commission (0.2 l.ft.; Box 16)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, resignations and appointments for members of the American Battle Monuments Commission; correspondence with the public on maintenance of American overseas graves and praise for the Commission’s work; a FY 1980 annual report; a brief report on the 1984 evaluation of the ABMC’s internal accounting and administrative controls; and public and Commission concern over the plans to turn over the title hold of Pershing Hall in Paris to the Commission.

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FG075

American National Red Cross (0.4 l.ft.; Box 16-17)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, and appointments for the members of the Board of Governors and Chairman of the Board for the American National Red Cross; bi-monthly reports from Chairman Jerome Holland regarding blood activities, health services, assistance to Poland, veteran’s assistance, donor screening, and various other Red Cross programs; proposed cessation of Red Cross assistance in filing veteran’s claims; public correspondence about the Red Cross accounting methods; Red Cross fund-raising efforts; replacement of Holland upon his death in January 1985; and requests for meetings with the President and the President’s signature on Red Cross Merit Certificates.

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FG077

Appalachian Regional Commission (0.1 l.ft.; Box 17)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to opposition to the Reagan Administration’s plan to phase out the Appalachian Regional Commission; recommendations for the Federal co-chair of the Commission; Commission proposal of a “finish-up” project through 1990; Senator Jeremiah Denton’s withdrawal of support for Jean Sullivan’s candidacy for federal co-chair; appointment of Winnifred Pizzano as federal o-chair; reports on the Commission’s review of internal accounting and administrative practices; and the 1984 presentation of high-technology project sponsored by the Commission.

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FG078

Board of Foreign Scholarships (0.1 l.ft.; Box 17-18)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the recommendation, appointment, and resignation of the members of the Board of Foreign Scholarships, popularly known as the Fullbright Commission; and annual reports for 1983-1985 and the fortieth anniversary report for 1986.

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FG079

Board of Geographic Names (Empty)
The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

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FG080

Board for International Broadcasting (0.6 l.ft.; Box 18-19)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, appointments, and resignations of the Board for International Broadcasting (BIB) members; determining ultimate authority for Board composition; January 1981 paper outlining the history of Radio Free Europe (RFE) & Radio Liberty (RL) and the need to enlarge the scope of the Radios and budgets for the 1980s; White House support for the Pell Amendment eliminating the RFE/RL private boards and enlarging the BIB by five members; appointment of Frank Shakespeare as Chairman of the Board; legal opinions on whether White House personnel must choose form RFE/RL board members for the expansion positions and whether the White House can remove a Board member; withdrawal of Board nominee Thomas F. Ellis; modernization plans and engineering needs for RFE/RL; budget and supplemental appeals to continue modernization; removal of Board member Lilla Tower; annual reports for 1981-1988; and opinions on adding Russian Jewish programming to Radio Free Europe.

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FG081

Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (0.1 l.ft.; Box 19)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to appointments, recommendations and resignations to the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; the possible political effect on Jewish support for the President by the appointment of former Congressman Paul Findley to the Board; and a Presidential memo directing staggered terms for the members of the Board.

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FG082

Business Council (0.1 l.ft.; Box 19)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to members of the White House staff attending, participating and speaking at Business Council meetings from1982-1987; ethical advice on accepting payment of expenses for trips to the Business Council meetings; 1982 and 1985 Business Council economic forecast reports; a few agendas for Council meetings; and an effort to have the President meet with the Business Council in February 1982.

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FG084

Cabinet Committee on Construction (1 folder, Box 19)
This secondary subject category appears to be regarding the Committee created in the Nixon Administration to survey the construction industry and provide ways to boost the industry.  The Nixon Administration used FG256 for this Committee.  The Library has no knowledge of its later use in the Ford or Carter Administrations under this FG number.  Our material consisted of a series of “thank-you” letters to members of the Navy Task Force as part of the President’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control.  We have transferred the case file to this category, FG384.

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FG090

Civil Aeronautics Board (0.4 l.ft.; Box 20-21)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the resolution and implementation of the 1978 Airline Deregulation Act which called for the termination of the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) on January 1, 1985 ; the appointment of Chairman Dan McKinnon to oversee the sunset of the Board; periodic reports to Edwin Meese on the health of the airline industry and the activities of the CAB; several reports of CAB actions; selection of a new vice-Chairman in 1983; review of CAB action against Aeroflot after the downing of Korean Airlines 007 flight; White House views on a “sunset” plan and legislation promoted by McKinnon instituting the early closure of the CAB; White House and agencies views on H.R. 5297 The Civil Aeronautics Board Sunset Act of 1984 which altered some of the provisions of the 1978 sunset provisions; discussion of transfer of nearly all CAB functions to the Department of Transportation, and a final letter from Chairman McKinnon announcing the closure of the Civil Aeronautics Board.

 

For further information about primary Civil Aeronautics Board functions, anti-trust rulings on the airline industry, consumer protection for airline passengers and landing rights for international carriers, after December 31, 1984, please see subject category FG024 (Department of Transportation).

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FG091

Coastal Plains Regional Commission (Terminated) (1 folder; Box 21)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the phase out of regional Commissions by the Reagan Administration during 1981 and the end of funding for these Commissions in fiscal year 1982; terminations of Commission members and Chairmen; and the eventual recess appointment of Terry Chambers for all eight Commissions slated for phase-out to conduct the conclusion of all pending business.

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FG093

Commission on Civil Rights (2.2 l.ft.; Box 21-26)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, nominations, appointments, and resignations from the  Commission on Civil Rights, the controversy surrounding Administration policies and the reconstitution of the Commission in 1983; discussions of the purpose of the Commission; the resignation of Commissioner Mary Louis Smith; issues involving civil rights; requests from the Commission to federal agencies and the White House for information; legislation and hearings regarding the Commission; and Commission reports on the Voting Rights Act, affirmative action, black farming, minority set-asides, and women in the economy.

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FG094

Commission on Executive, Legislative and Judicial Salaries (0.9 l.ft.; Box 26-28)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, appointments and resignations of members of the 1984, 1986 & 1988 Commissions on Executive, Legislative and Judicial Salaries (commonly called the Quad Commission); review of the basic functions of the quadrennial Commission in establishing salaries, how they met and were selected and how the salary recommendations became law; a request by the President for review of the 1967 enabling legislation by the 1984 Commission; appointment of a “special” Commission in 1986 to report on federal executive salaries; opposition and support for the various salary reports of the different Commissions; the Office of Management and Budget assistance for the Commission; meetings with the President to present reports; strategy and communication plan for the 1988 (fiscal year 1989) recommendations; and the legislative recommendation of the 1984 Commission.

 

Note: The 1983 Supreme Court ruling INS vs. Chadha found one-house legislative vetoes as unconstitutional. This ruling voided the 1967 enabling legislation for the Quad Commission.  The first Commission under the Reagan Administration was formed in 1984 (actually not installed and confirmed until 1985) President Reagan then asked the Commission to focus exclusively on establishing a new piece of legislation eliminating the legislative veto.  This was done and adopted by the Congress in 1985. The new law converted the President’s salary recommendations to an automatic enactment unless a joint Congressional resolution denying the proposal was passed within 30 days.

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FG095

Commission on Federal Paperwork (1 folder; Box 28)
This secondary subject category contains a single Office of Management and Budget report, Agency Actions on Commission on Federal Paperwork Recommendations. This report details agency actions in response to recommendations for reducing paperwork and is part of the reporting requirements of the 1980 Paperwork Reduction Act.

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FG096

Commission on Fine Arts (1 folder; Box 28)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations and appointments to the Commission on Fine Arts; a report on the internal accounting practices of the Commission; and thank you letters from appointed Commissioners.

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FG097

Commission on Postal Service (1 folder; Box 29)
This secondary subject category contains a single letter from Elizabeth Dole to Reverend Billy Graham regarding George Wilson and his possible appointment to the Board of Governors for the U.S. Postal Commission. It has been transferred to the correct subject category, FG269-01, Board of Governors U.S. Postal Service.

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Commission on Presidential Scholars (0.2 l.ft.; Box 29)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the termination of the entire Commission in October 1981; recommendations, appointments, and resignations from the Commission after the reappointment of the Commission with new members in Spring 1982; appointment of the National Teacher of the Year to the Commission for their year as National Teacher; and thank you letters from various Commissioners for their appointments.

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FG100

Commission on the Review of National Policy Toward Gambling (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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FG101

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) (0.7 l.ft.; Box 29-31)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Presidential appointments for Alfred Kingon, Richard Schifter, Louis F. Laun, and Ronald F. Lehman as Commissioner-Observers to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (commonly referred to as the Helsinki Commission); required semi-annual reports (15th-21st, 23rd-24th) on the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe for the Commission to evaluate current compliance with the Helsinki Agreement; public and ethnic group complaints on the lack of attention given to Ukrainian issues in the17th semi-annual report; adjustments to the Commission duties and rotating chairmen proposed in S.592;  and testimony of Rita E. Hauser [Chair, Advisory Board, International Parliamentary Group for Human Rights in the Soviet Union] before the Commission October 3, 1985.

 

Note: The Library also has a subject category regarding the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe. (IT005). Within this category researchers can find information about the head of the US delegation, public members of the delegation, meeting dates and United States preparation for the Conference.  We have transferred all of the semi-annual reports of the Conference to FG101 as they are legally required for the Commission’s use.

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Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

 

The Library has identified two case files contained in FO004-03 regarding activities of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).  Please see case file, FO004-03, 054526, regarding CFIUS review of proposed Kuwait Petroleum investment in the Santa Fe International Corporation and access to US mineral rights issues.  There is also case file FO004-03, 172742 regarding CFIUS input to a Cabinet Council on Economic Affairs working group on foreign investment in the United States. Additional material on CFIUS may be found in White House staff collections.

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FG103

Committee for the Preservation of the White House (0.1 l.ft.; Box 31)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations for members of the Committee for the Preservation of the White House; 1981 proposals to combine the Committee, the White House Historical Association and the White House Preservation Fund; Curator Clem Conger’s memo against this plan; program and plans for the Fund’s effort to raise an endowment; appointment of Rex Scouten as new White House Curator in 1986 and efforts to revise the reorganization plans for the Committee and restart the endowment efforts. 

 

This Committee was “inactive” during the second Reagan Administration.

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Committee for Purchase from the Blind & Severely Handicapped (0.3 l.ft.; Box 31-32
This secondary subject category contains material relating to resignations, recommendations and Presidential appointments to the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Severely Handicapped, annual reports for the Committee from 1980-1987; continual change in the Department of Defense representatives on the Committee due to changes in Defense assignments; a successful Congressional and interest group campaign to obtain the reappointment of Mervin J. Flander to the Committee; and a complaint about Chairman Clyde Cook’s cancellation of a speech to the National Federation of Blind Persons.

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Commodity Futures Trading Commission (0.7 l.ft.; Box 32-34)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to resignations, recommendations, and Presidential appointments to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC); a Congressional campaign on behalf of the nomination and reappointment of Fowler West in 1982 and 1988; an agreement with the Security Exchange Commission over establishing jurisdiction for each Commission and the eventual reauthorization of the CFTC and codification of this agreement in H.R. 5447; new Chairman Philip Johnson’s commitment to deregulation of the futures markets and reports on the wide expansion of commodities futures traded in the 1980s; various public citizen complaints about actions of the CFTC; appointment and swearing-in ceremonies with Presidential remarks for both Chairman Susan Philips and Wendy Gramm; and a 1987 report on the stock index and futures markets following the stock market crash in late 1987.

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FG106

Communications Satellite Corporation (0.3 l.ft.; Box 34)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the withdrawal of Carter nominations, recommendations, and Presidential appointments to the Board of the Communication Satellite Corporation (COMSAT); annual reports for the Corporation for 1980-1983 and 1987; Reagan administration efforts to privatize the civil weather satellites and land sensing systems; COMSAT relations with INTELSAT; possible repercussions of US and foreign satellite companies and possible transatlantic communications systems; legislative efforts to restructure COMSAT; Department of State and Department of Commerce disagreements over ultimate responsibility for international communications systems; and an ad campaign by COMSAT to try and clarify their functions.

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FG107

Community Services Administration (0.1 l.ft.; Box 35)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the withdrawal of President Carter nominations, resignations, and Presidential appointments to the Community Services Administration (CSA); public correspondence urging the reauthorization of the CSA; South Dakota’s objections to the programs funded by the CSA for assisting in water and waste water deficiencies; a report from final Director Dwight Ink on the successful closing of the Community Services Administration on September 30, 1981; a lengthy list of recommendations and experiences by Ink for the White House Office of Policy Development on future agency closings and personnel issues regarding the closure of the CSA.

 

The programs administered by the Community Services Administration were converted to Community Service Block Grants.  For more on these programs see subject category FA (Federal Aid).

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FG107-01

National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity (4 folders; Box 35)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the final report from the National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity from September 1981; White House staff comments on how to convey the report to Congress and their views the Report was anti-administration; and a 1983 request from members of Congress for release of the final Report which had already occurred in 1982.

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FG107-02

Inspector General, Office of  - Community Services Administration (1 folder; Box 35)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the June 1981 Presidential appointment of the final Inspector General, K. William O’Connor, for the Community Services Administration.

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FG108

Consumer Product Safety Commission (0.7 l.ft.; Box 35-37)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, resignations and Presidential appointments to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CFSC); an opposition campaign by the cellulose industry against nominating Robert McCleary as Chairman; possible elimination of the CPSC; budget appeals and heavy budget reductions for the Commission; information packets on the 1982 National Conference on Product Safety and a final report on the Conference; press reports on misconduct by Chairman Nancy Harvey Steorts; annual reports for 1981 & 1982; General Services Administration praise for the CPSC’s reduction in space usage; CPSC cooperation with the Private Sector Initiative Program; resignation of Chairman Steorts in early 1985; internal reviews of the four-year chairmanship of Steorts; recess appointment of Commissioner Terrance Scanlon to cover the remainder of Steort’s term; Public Citizen’s Joan Claybrook’s opposition to the nomination of Scanlon; Scanlon response to Claybrook accusations; Scanlon response to Senator Alfonse D’Amato problems with the Commission’s settlement with the all-terrain-vehicle industry; and the General Accounting Office study of replacing the five Commissioners with a single administrator.

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FG109

Corporation for Public Broadcasting (0.9 l.ft.; Box 37-39)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the withdrawal of President Carter nominations, Presidential appointments, and resignations from the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB); administration plans for reducing the Board to ten members; planned reductions of the government subsidy for public broadcasting; nomination of Helen Marie Taylor; CPB Board disagreement with the White House over legality of recess appointments to the Board; possible re-nomination or recess appointment of  Sonia Laundau; ; Department of Justice and White House Counsel opinions on recess appointments to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Board; and Annual Reports for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for 1981-1987.

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FG110

Defense Manpower Commission (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

 

NOTE: The Defense Manpower Commission began on November 16, 1973, P.L. 93155. The seven member Commission was to evaluate U.S. manpower needs for the short term and for ten years in the future. It was also to evaluate armed forces pay, use of civilian workforce by the Defense Department, and ways to attract new volunteers.  A report was issued in 1978. It appears to have been disbanded at this point.

 

The Reagan Administration also studied U.S. manpower needs and this material can be found at secondary subject category FG258-09 (Military Manpower Task Force).

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FG111

Delaware River Basin Committee (2 folders; Box 39)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the statutory requirement to appoint the Secretary of the Interior as the U.S. representative to the Delaware River Basin Committee (Secretary James Watt, Secretary William Clark and Secretary Donald Hodel); removal of the alternate U.S. representative Sherman Tribbett; and Presidential appointment of George Kanuck and his 1988 resignation.

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FG112

Development Coordination Committee (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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FG114

District of Columbia (0.5 l.ft.; Box 39-40)
This secondary subject category contains material related to the protracted negotiations, legal opinions, judicial rulings and testimony regarding the District of Columbia home rule legislation and its use of the legislative veto after the Supreme Court ruling, INS vs. Chadha, struck down the use of the legislative veto as unconstitutional. The category also contains material related to specific legislation regarding the District such as the District retirement system, borrowing ability of the District, ability to offer District bonds, a possible Independent Counsel for the District, improvements in the District judicial system and appointment of District judges, a proposal for non-partisan elections, the District Parole Board, and transfer of title for the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium to the District; several proposals for statehood for the District of Columbia; and the annual donation of yearly cumulative code supplements and indices for the District of Columbia.

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District of Columbia Commission on Judicial Disabilities (.1 l.ft.; Box 41)
This secondary subject category contains material related to the appointment of Charles Work and his later resignation; review of the Commission’s application of new review process for Senior or retired judges, and annual reports from the Commission for 1985-1987. 

 

Additional material for this category can be found in FG059 (Courts of the District of Columbia), FG059-01 (Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia) and FG059-02 (Superior Court of the District of Columbia).

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FG116

District of Columbia Judicial Nominating Commission (1 folder; Box 41)
This secondary subject category contains material related to the appointment of the President’s single member on the Commission, Philip Lacovara, Lacovara’s resignation, and the appointment of Carl S. Rauh; difficulties in removing Carter nominee to the Commission, William A. Borders, and his subsequent legal problems; and the resignation of Commission Chairman Fred Abramson.

 

Additional material for this category can be found in FG059 (Courts of the District of Columbia), FG059-01 (Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia) and FG059-02 (Superior Court of the District of Columbia).

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FG117

District of Columbia Law Revision Commission (0.2 l.ft.; Box 41)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to annual reports on work to codify District of Columbia civil and criminal codes for 1981, 1985-1987; the Administrative Procedures Manual produced by the Commission in 1982; and confusion over Presidential appointment authority of a single member of the Commission and subsequent appointment of Warren Miller.

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FG118

East-West Foreign Trade Board (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

 

This secondary subject category contained a single case file relating to the East-West Trade Center in Honolulu, HI. It has been transferred to FG999 where all other material on the Center is held. 

 

The Board was required to provide quarterly reports on trade between capitalist and Eastern bloc non-capitalist economies. These reports are filed in subject category TA (Trade).  The East-West Foreign Trade Board ceased to exist in 1996.

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FG119

Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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FG120

Endangered Species Scientific Authority (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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FG122

Environmental Protection Agency (3.5 l.ft.; Box 42-50)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Environmental Protection Agency under Administrator Anne McGill Gorsuch Burford, 1981-1983, and all ensuring controversies, investigations and indictments. Material regarding these matters include appointment of Anne Gorsuch as Administrator of the EPA; opposition to this nomination; Gorsuch reports on her reorganization of the EPA; a lengthy report, including an Inspector General investigation, on the problems with Acting Administrator of the Office of Research and Development appointed by Gorsuch; an early Inspector General investigation of the Administrator on charges of preferential treatment for a New Mexico refinery; a protest from Governor Lamm, Colorado that the EPA was withholding delegation of some programs for political reasons; Congressional subpoena for EPA documents on the management of the Superfund and subsequent White House actions to protect documents under Executive Privilege; White House management of Congressional, Independent Counsel,  and in-house Counsel Office document requests; media guidance on the EPA situation; updates and and status reports of the various charges against the EPA and its personnel, Congressional and public calls for the firing of Rita Lavelle, Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response; Burford’s contempt of Congress citation; Department of Justice legal opinion on whether the EPA or Justice could legally pay Burford’s private attorney fees;  resignation of Anne Burford; appointment of acting personnel to guide the EPA; meetings with EPA senior staff to bolster morale; reorganization plans and a White House request for Gorsuch to report on EPA actions of political interest or likely to be controversial. This request resulted in periodic “EPA Issue Reports” to the White House covering all issues but most notably, chemicals, water standards, pesticides, auto emissions, air quality and hazardous waste and Superfund clean-up efforts. There are frequent Congressional requests for these documents and for their distribution within the Administration.

 

Other material within this series relates to recommendations and appointments for various positions at the Environmental Protection Agency; protests against EPA elimination of  the noise abatement department; Administration praise to the Agency for the phase-out of the noise abatement department; complaints about EPA’s regulations, enforcement decisions or length of time to perform functions from corporations, states, local entities, and individuals; the President’s remarks for the swearing-in of new EPA Administrator, William Ruckelhaus; preparations for Ruckelhaus’s first visit to the EPA prior to his swearing-in; speeches by Ruckelhaus; the resignation of Ruckelhous in 1985; appointment of Lee Thomas as Administrator; Office of Management & Budget complaints that EPA was issuing regulations without OMB oversight; EPA’s position on the toxicity of the Love Canal area of Buffalo, New York and Superfund involvement in the clean-up; EPA’s transfer of funds to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for permanent relocation of the residents of Times Beach, Missouri due to dioxin levels in the ground; a report on the legal and enforcement activities of the EPA; overall direction of EPA for the 1980s, annual Toxic Substance Control Act report; legislative strategy of the agency for the second administration and legislative reports; OMB review of H.R. 5442, a bill requiring EPA establishment of asbestos information database ; information packet for schools required to do asbestos inspections; concerns from West Virginia governor and senators regarding Union Carbide plant in West Virginia similar to one involved in the Bhopal, India chemical accident; EPA documents and fact sheets on acid rain and acid levels in streams; a Ralph Nadar request for release of an EPA study of lead in drinking water; and a National Academy of Public Administration May 1984 report entitled, ”Steps Towards a Stable Future: Assessment of Budget and Personnel at the EPA.”

 

NOTE: The investigation of the Environmental Protection Agency continued for several years past the actual events.  In 1984 Congressman John Dingell began investigation of the Department of Justice’s role in the Administration’s response to the Superfund/EPA investigations. This resulted in an Independent Counsel, James McKay, and continuing investigation of the EPA and Justice.  As a result of ongoing investigations, a significant amount of FG122 case files were continuously in use by the White House Counsel’s Office.  In some cases we have the original case files returned, in others simply a copy of the description of the case file and in some cases nothing but a transfer note. It appears the final Counsel staff member dealing with this issue was Benedict Cohen. Please see his collection for a significant amount of EPA material. Also see Counsel, White House: Investigations – Series III: Investigations Pertaining to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Inspector General, Office of, Environmental Protection Agency (0.5 l.ft.; Box 50-51)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to a recommendation for Inspector General; appointments of Matthew Novick and John Martin as Inspectors General; actions taken after a press account of Office of Inspector General personnel purging files of material which they would not want released in a Freedom of Information Act request; information on the OIG investigation of Administrator Anne Gorsuch and possible preferential treatment of a New Mexico refinery; lengthy material regarding the possible conflict of interest charges, particularly involving the Colorado water quality standards,  against James W. Sanderson, a consultant for Gorsuch and a practicing attorney in Denver; and copies of the Office of Inspector General semi-annual reports for October 1987-March 1982, April 1983-September 1983, October 1983-March 1984 and April 1985-September 1985.

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FG123

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (1.4 l.ft.; Box 51-55)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the February 1981 resignation of Chairman Eleanor Holmes Norton; the nominations of acting chairs to lead the Commission; requests from Congress and civil rights groups to see the President-Elect’s Transition report regarding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); multiple complaints from public and officials regarding dispositions of grievances, length of time to settle, behavior of the EEOC, and general dissatisfaction with the agency; nomination of Clarence Thomas to Commission as Chairman in May 1982; re-nomination of Thomas in 1986; Thomas meeting with President Reagan in June 1986; recommendations, nominations and resignations of other Commission members; multiple appreciation letters for nomination of first Asian-American , Dr. Joy Cherian, to the Commission; speeches by Clarence Thomas; August 1982 reorganization plan for the Commission; 1988 EEOC comments on the American for Disabilities Act; annual reports for the Commission and various reports from the Commission on the Sunshine in Government Act, interagency coordination, General Counsel’s office, and women employment.

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FG123-01

Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinating Council (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

 

Note: The Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinating Council consisting of the Secretary of Labor, the Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Attorney General, the Chairman of the United State Civil Service Commission and the Chairman of the United States Civil Rights Commission was formed as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It was formally abolished and its functions transferred to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in a government reorganization in 1978.

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FG124

Export Administration Review Board (1 folder, Box 55)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to a single 1983 meeting of the Export Administration Review Board on U.S. export policy toward China, and a Congressional proposal to create an Office of Strategic Trade.

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FG125

Export Expansion Advisory Committee (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

 

Note: The Export Expansion Advisory Commission was established by Executive Order 11420 by President Lyndon Johnson.  The Committee consisted of the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of State and the Chairman of the Board of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. The Commission’s duties were to ”review and make recommendations concerning applications and proposals for loans, guarantees, and insurance to be charged against allocations made to finance export expansion….”  If the Commission met during the 1980s, documentation of these meetings is possibly filed with the Department of Commerce federal records. The Secretary of Commerce is the Chairman of this Commission.  As far as we know, this Executive Order has not been rescinded.

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FG126

Export-Import Bank of the United States (0.4 l.ft.; Box 55-56)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, nominations and resignations to the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Exim Bank); appointment of new Chairman/President of Exim Bank, William Draper, Draper’s resignation in 1986 and promotion of the Vice Chairman/Vice-President John A. Bohn to Chairman/President of Exim Bank; specific complaints from Westinghouse and General Electric regarding Exim Bank loans for nuclear power projects in Mexico and Egypt; Congressional concerns about maintaining funding levels for Exim Bank, opposition to elimination of Exim Bank, administration proposals to move from actual loans to loan guarantees, specific complaints about loss of export business due to Exim Bank non-competitive financing and ways Exim Bank’s loans benefit the U.S. economy; S. 5869 to extend and amend the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945 past its end date of September 30, 1983; S. 1310 to increase U.S. involvement with the regional development banks; White House opposition to H.R. 2957 forcing set-asides for small businesses within Exim Bank; requests to the President to assist in securing funding for projects in Nigeria, Bolivia and Iraq; H.R. 5548 to extend and amend the Export Import Bank Act of 1945 through 1992; administration objections the portions of H.R. 5548 excluding Exim Bank involvement in Angola and “Marxist-Leninist” countries and using wheat as bonus part of the loan guarantees, restoration of Exim Bank funding for projects in Iraq and Exim Bank 1988 testimony before Congress on the financial health of the bank.

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Farm Credit Administration (0.5 l.ft.; Box 56-57)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations for, nominations to and resignations from the twelve district Farm Credit Administration boards throughout the United States; Congressional objections to the move of District Five from New Orleans to Jackson, MS; several citizen protests against Farm Credit Administration sale of bankrupt farming properties and its effects on local pricing and markets; and agency response to a mandatory review of internal accounting practices. 

In 1985, Public Law 99-205 (the Farm Credit Act Amendments of 1985) was enacted.  This bill responded to a growing 1980s crisis in farming, farm ownership, access to credit and the financial difficulties of the Farm Credit Administration by revising the selection and composition of the Farm Credit Administration Board. Previously the 12 members from the districts along with the Department of Agriculture representative chose the Governor of the Board to act as Chief Executive Officer.  P.L. 99-205 revised this procedure to create a three member board chosen by the President. The President would then designate one of the three members as the Chairman/Chief Executive. The material from the second administration within this secondary subject category relates to recommendations of individuals for these three posts; the status of the resigning Governor and legal methods to appoint an acting executive and numerous complaints from Congress and agricultural trade groups regarding the long delay in appointing the first two members of this board and the even longer delay in appointing the third member.
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FG128

Federal Communications Commission (2 l.ft.; Box 57-62)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, resignations and nominations to be members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); designating Mark Fowler as Chairman; copies of Fowler speeches; replacement of Fowler with Dennis Patrick after his 1987 resignation; extending the appointment of James Quello; requests for black or Hispanic members on the FCC; applications and difficulties in obtaining “low-power” television licenses; deregulation of the broadcast industry; political control of the Commission; positions on repealing or retaining the “Fairness Doctrine” providing equal air time for opposing views; repeal of the long-standing Financial Interest and Syndication rule preventing television networks from syndicating programming or having financial interest in a program produced by another entity; applications for amateur radio operating licenses; numerous public complaints about FCC interference with religious broadcasters especially the denial of a renewal of licenses for the Faith Center, Inc. of Glendale, California; complaints about FCC regulation to allow “indecent” programming between 12:00 AM and 6:00 AM; early satellite television users complaints about FCC interference; studies of “access” charges in the newly deregulated telephone industry; comments on the functioning of the FCC and appointments from long-time Reagan friend, Ward Quaal and political maneuvering over the final two appointments by Reagan to the FCC.

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FG129

Federal Council on the Aging (0.5 l.ft; Box 62-63)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, resignations, nominations and reappointments for members of the Federal Commission on Aging; termination of holdover appointments in 1981; annual reports of the Commission for 1980-1987; and photo opportunities for the Commission with the President in 1982 and proposed in 1988.

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FG130

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (0.5 l.ft.; Box 63-65)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, resignations, nominations and selection of Chairman for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); a Treasury assessment of the viability of the FDIC in face of weakness in the savings & loan bank industry; Congressional testimony, articles and speeches by Chairman William Issacs; discussions of deregulation within the banking industry; review of 1984 amendments to the Federal Deposit Insurance Act; fact sheet on the financial condition of Continental Illinois Bank; solicitations from several law firms for FDIC assigned work; citizen’s complaints about the actions of the FDIC and problems with failing banks; warnings that failing banks could adversely impact the federal budget for fiscal year 1989 and beyond and faulty FDIC reporting on these budget figures; annual reports for FDIC for 1981-1987 and a historic review of the first 50 years of the agency.

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FG131

Federal Election Commission (0.6 l.ft.; Box 65-66)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the withdrawal of President Jimmy Carter’s nominations, recommendations, new nominations, and reappointments to the Federal Election Commission (FEC); recommendation that campaigns use Certified Public Accountants as part of their reporting process to FEC; legal questions regarding the requirement for confidentiality of the FEC’s rulings and complaints, and FEC rulings on how to apply honorariums as “outside income;” the FEC audit of the 1980 Reagan campaign; accusations of political bias in FEC decisions especially against conservative groups; 1983-1988 legislative recommendations of the Commission; annual reports of the Commission for 1981-1986; and political maneuvering regarding the reappointment of long-time serving commissioner Thomas Harris and the White House’s use of recess appointments and refusal to reappoint Harris.

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FG133

Federal Executive Boards (1 folder; Box 66)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Buffalo, New York Federal Executive Board 1984 annual report and concern from the Board on the security of the Buffalo federal building; an invitation to John Svahn to speak to the Seattle Federal Executive Board, and a brief discussion of whether the Reagan administration is going to support the continuation of Federal Executive Boards.

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FG134

Federal Home Loan Bank Board (1.5 l.ft.; Box 66-70)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the protests and support for the move of the ninth district Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB) from Little Rock, Arkansas to Dallas, Texas; recommendations, resignations and nominations for the Board, the district Boards, and the General Counsel of the Board; extensive support campaigns for J. Danny Wall and Philip Winn to replace Edwin J. Gray as Chairman of the Board; deregulation of the banking industry; accusations of re-regulation by the Board; regulations to assist the savings & loan industry; a paper on how to by-pass local rent control laws using Federal loans; the new use of adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) by the savings & loan banks; a report from the FHLBB Task Group on Regulation of Financial Services; the use of brokered funds in savings & loan banks; legality of the sale of FreddieMac stock dividends to Federal Home Loan Bank Boards; complaints and problems regarding specific savings & loan banks; legislation to recapitalize savings & loan banks; long running argument between the Office of Management & Budget and the Board on how to apportion all funding; speeches, testimony and reports from Chairman Edwin J. Gray; ethical investigation of Gray and his travel expenses and association with the U.S. Savings League; and ethics allegations against Board member Lee Henkel.

 

For additional material on the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, please see White House Office of Records Management Subject category FI002 (Banks – Banking).

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Federal Interagency Committee on Education (2 folders; Box 70)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to creating the Federal Interagency Committee on Education by the President designating the various Cabinet departments; agencies and individuals as member of the Committee; notices of various meetings; meeting minutes from 1985 and 1988 meetings; and information on the Federal Employees Literacy Training Program.

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FG136

Federal Labor Relations Authority (0.9 l.ft.; Box 70-72)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to creation of a role in the administration for the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA); recommendations, resignations and appointments to the Authority;  how to cover the released General Counsel of the Authority and recommendations for the position; General Counsel request for definition of the extent of his autonomy within the Authority; request from Chairman Barbara Mahone for qualified executives for the Authority; FLRA certification of possible representatives for air traffic controllers; a lengthy ruling on contentions between the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots vs. the Panama Canal Commission, and annual reports for the FLRA for 1980-1987.

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Federal Service Impasses Panel (3 folders; Box 72-73)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to resignation, appointments and recommendations for members and the chairman of the Federal Service Impasses Panel; appointment of the President’s personal friend Roy M. Brewer as a member and chairman in late 1983; Brewer’s disagreements with the Office of Management and Budget and the Federal Labor Relations Authority over the money allocated for the Panel; the possible reappointment of Robert Howlett as chairman of the Panel and his subsequent death as a panel member in 1988; and concerns about the “pro-labor” stance of the panel during the early part of the Reagan administration.

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FG137

Federal Maritime Commission (0.4 l.ft.; Box 73)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to determining an acting chairman in early 1981; appointment of Alan “Punch” Green as commissioner and chairman in 1982; annual reports from Chairman Green on the activities and actions of the Commission; conflict between the White House and the Department of Transportation with Chairman Green and his publically stated positions contravening administration positions on de-regulation and some privatization of the Commission’s functions; preparatory reports for a meeting with Chairman Green at the White House in September 1982; The Shipping Act of 1984 effects on the Commission and its functions; nomination of Edward Hickey to be Chairman after Chairman Green’s early resignation in 1984; questions about Hickey’s suitability to be Chairman; the death of Chairman Hickey and the appointment of Elaine Chao as Chairman; Congressman Van de Jagt objections to a Presidential pocket veto of funding for state marine academies and Department of Commerce opposition to consolidation of certain maritime transportation regulation within the Commission.

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FG138

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (0.1 l.ft.; Box 73-74)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to resignations, recommendations and appointments as Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; a complaint from the Kansas mediation region regarding misuse of the budget by the Washington, DC office; an unsuccessful attempt for a meeting of Director Kay McMurray and the President following the negotiated settlement of the 1983 Greyhound strike; the possibility of appointing Teamster head Jackie Presser to an advisory committee for the Service; the 1988 report of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Mediation and Conciliation; and Annual Reports for the Service for 1979-1981.

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National Labor Management Panel (1 folder; Box 74)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to a Panel disbanded by the 1972 Federal Advisory Committee Act. The material is a single case file regarding the Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service requesting and receiving White House legal advice on the possible re chartering of this panel.

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FG139

Federal Metal and Nonmetallic Mine Safety Board of Review (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library

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FG140

Federal National Mortgage Association (0.2 l.ft.; Box 74-75)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, appointments and resignations of the five Board members out of the 15-member Board of the Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”) controlled by the President. It also contains material relating to new Director David Maxwell’s attempts to return Fannie Mae to solvency using new financing solutions; Office of Management and Budget (OMB) conflicts with Maxwell and his perceived anti-administration statements and positions; strategies for privatization of Fannie Mae; a 1983 annual report for the Association; legislation altering loss accounting practices for Fannie Mae and OMB suggestions of using the Department of Housing and Urban Development regulation of the Association to bring it under some administration control.

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FG142

Federal Regional Council (0.2 l.ft.; Box 74)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the termination of all chairmen for Federal Regional Councils as of February 1981; Executive Order 12314 reorganizing and reducing the number of Federal Regional Councils; appointment of chairmen to new Federal Regional Councils; an Office of Management and Budget report on the newly reorganized Councils; 1983 Executive Order 12407 eliminating all Federal Regional Councils and a memo from OMB describing all the procedures for shutting down the Councils.

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Under Secretaries Group for Regional Operators (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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FG143

Federal Reserve System, Board of Governors (2 1.ft.; Box 75-80)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to speeches and Congressional testimony of Board members but particularly Chairman of the Federal Reserve System Paul Volcker and Alan Greenspan; both support and opposition to Paul Volcker as Chairman of the Federal Reserve and his monetary policies; recommendations, resignations and appointments of Board members; repeated calls from the public and Congress to put a Board member with a small business or agriculture background on the Board; public correspondence stating anti-Federal Reserve positions and calling for its abolishment; copies of the semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress by the Federal Reserve; suggested reorganizations of the Board including changing term length and more direct administration and Congressional control and accountability; corporate objections to proposed Federal Reserve regulations of the debt and capital markets; the swearing-in ceremony for new Chairman Alan Greenspan in June 1987; and general discussion of monetary policy of the United States.

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FG144

Federal Safety Council (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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FG145

Federal Trade Commission (0.6 l.ft; Box 80-81)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, resignations and appointments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) including Chairmen James C. Miller and Daniel Oliver; withdrawal of nominees Keith Adkinson and Susan E. Phillips; several required semi-annual reports to Congress on the effects of voluntary compliance with the International Energy Program on small businesses and competition; a speech by Chairman Miller; complaints from companies and business owners regarding unfair or harassing practices of the FTC with requests for White House involvement; and some direct consumer complaints.

 

During the 1980s, the Commission was attempting to define the extent of its authority to regulate “unfair” or “deceptive” practices within the professions such as doctors, engineers, attorneys, etc.  The FTC often used this issue as a bargaining tool during the negotiations over its reauthorization. This category contains material relating to the Administration’s position on reauthorizing the Commission. The Administration sought a clear definition of “unfair trade practices” and “deceptive trade practices” in exchange for reduced authority over state-licensed professions. This category contains material regarding H.R. 3722, H.R. 6995, and S. 1714 dealing with these issues; Administration opposition to the restrictive amendments in S. 677 and the issue of adding insurance regulation to the Commission’s responsibilities.

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FG147

Four Corners Regional Commission (Terminated) (1 folder; Box 81)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the termination of the co-chairman of this Commission, Gary Blakeley, and a letter from Utah House of Representatives Member Dorothea Masur commending the President for dissolution of the Commission and concern that it may be reconstituted in another way.

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FG148

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission (2 folders; Box 81)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Commission gratitude for President Reagan’s approval of S.J. Res. 95 (the design of the FDR Memorial); appointments for openings on the Commission; election of Senator Claude Pepper as Chairman of the Commission in 1987 and the Office of Management and Budget’s approval of initial expenditure of $5 million for the start of construction on the Memorial.

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FG149

General Services Administration (GSA) (1.9 l.ft.; Box 82-86)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, appointments, and resignations of persons at the General Services Administration including Administrators Gerald P. Carmen and Terrence C. Golden; the unsuccessful appointments of Jack Courtemanche and John Alderson to be Administrator; controversy over financial disclosure of Administrator Carmen’s SBA loan; acquisition and management of the United States stockpile of strategic materials; plans and strategies to improve management at the GSA including the sale of excess government real estate; reduction and revision of supply services, consolidation of space for government offices, and a reduction in regions; GSA conversion from multiple contracts to single source and complaints about this change; GSA efforts to change the lease/buy options on federal space and the Office of Management and Budget objections to this proposal; information systems management; bidding on the entire federal telecommunications contract; the actions of the Property Review Board; reports on federal audio-visual activity, the final use of set-asides for “labor surplus areas “ and the investigation of the Director of the USIA Charles Wick’s recording of telephone conversations; complaints from failed bidders for GSA contracts, complaints from the Central District Court of California about its space and GSA policies and complaints from the general public.

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FG149-01

Advisory Committee, Federal Buildings, National Capital Region (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A
FG149-03

Federal Supply Service (1 folder; Box 86)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations for Commissioner of the Federal Supply Service and Assistant Administrator for Federal Supply and Services; and General Services Administrator comments on the conversion of the Federal Supply Service to a full cost recovery basis and its conversion from a mandatory to a “preferred” service.

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FG149-04

National Archives & Records Service (See FG420 after 04/01/1985) (0.5 l.ft; Box 86-88)
This secondary subject category contains material related to recommendations for Archivist of the United States and the resignation of Archivist Robert Warner; American Historical Association concerns about the deteriorating conditions of the National Archives under the General Services Administration (GSA); reorganization plans for the Archives; S.905 and H.R.3987, legislation to re-establish the National Archives as an independent agency; White House staff positions on the possible independence of the National Archives; reports on records disposal, preservation of electronic records, general records schedule and document standards; protests by former President Nixon staff members of the proposed release of Nixon’s “special files;” GSA Administrator Gerald Carmen’s removal of James O’Neill as head of Presidential Libraries and his later reinstatement of O’Neill; status of National Archives White House liaison staff and their 1984 return to the National Archives; and possible events on the signing of S. 905 on October 19, 1984 for the independence of the National Archives and Records Administration on April 1, 1985.

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FG149-05

National General Service Public Advisory Council (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A
FG149-06

Property Management and Disposal Service (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A
FG149-07

Public Buildings Service (1 folder; Box 88)
This secondary subject category contains material related to the unsuccessful inclusion in the Public Building Act of 1981 an appointment and Senate confirmation requirement for the Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service; personnel recommendation to the Public Buildings Service and an additional legislative attempt to make the Commissioner a Senate confirmation position in H.R. 2402 and new General Services Administrator Terry Golden’s reluctance to comment on this provision.

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FG149-08

Transportation and Communications Service (1 folder; Box 88)
This secondary subject category contains material related to 1981 draft testimony of Commissioner Frank Carr of the Automated Data and Telecommunications Service regarding telecommunications issues facing federal users in the 1980s.  It is unclear if the Transportation and Communications Service existed in the Reagan Administration but we chose to leave this case file within this category.

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FG149-09

Information Security Oversight Office (0.1 l.ft.; Box 88)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to gratitude to Steven Garfinkel and the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) for their contributions in creating and carrying out various aspects of E.O. 12356; ISOO program review of the National Security Council; a William Clark letter praising the work of Steven Garfinkel; Presidential “thank-you” letters for the Annual Report of ISOO and the actual 1986 and 1987 report.

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FG149-10

Inspector General, Office of (GSA) (2 folders; Box 88)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations for Inspector General; nomination of Joseph Sickon and William Barton; resignation of Sickon; and an investigation of Sickon’s downgrading of Deputy Inspector General John Wynes.

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FG150

Geothermal Energy Coordination and Management Project (1 folder; Box 88)
This secondary subject category contains a single case file including the seventh annual Interagency Geothermal Coordination Council Report for fiscal year 1982.

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FG151

Great Lakes Basin Commission (Terminated) (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library. This commission was terminated on 09/30/1981.

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FG152

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees (0.1 l.ft; Box 88)
This secondary subject category contains material regarding recommendations and nominations of Board members; the annual reports for the Foundation; Senator William Proxmire’s inquiry regarding security clearances for Margaret Truman Daniel; and the recall of the commission for Mayor Richard Crawford of Tulsa, Oklahoma who lost his re-election attempt and thus, his eligibility for the Board.

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FG153

Hopi-Navajo Land Settlement Interagency Committee (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library. This Committee created by Executive Order in President Ford’s administration was terminated on 08/17/1982.

N/A
FG154

Indian Claims Commission (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library. This Commission was created by Congress in 1946. It was terminated on 09/30/1978 and all remaining claims were turned over to the United States Court of Claims.

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FG156

Interagency Classification Review Committee (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library. This Committee was superseded by the Information Security Oversight Office on 12/01/1978. Please see FG149-09.

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FG157

Interagency Committee on Handicapped Employees (2 folders; Box 88)
This secondary subject category contains material related to a draft Executive Order correcting items in the current Executive Order which no longer applied.  It called for the transfer of membership from the now defunct Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to the Secretary of Education and adding the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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FG158

Interagency Economic Adjustment Committee (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library. This Committee was formed in 1970 to marshal the federal programs for assistance with any displacement or economic hardships caused by military base closures, realignments or reassignments.  It appears to have been active during the Nixon administration only.

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FG159

Inter-American Foundation (0.2 l.ft.; Box 89)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Congressional concerns about the possible “politicizing” of the Foundation; recommendations for Foundation Board members; selection of California businessman Victor Blanco as Chairman in 1982; the resignation / “firing” of Peter Bell as President of the Foundation; selection of Deborah Szekely as the new President; attempts by Victor Blanco and Vice Chairman Harold Phillips to remove Szekely as President; a review of Harold Phillips’ contacts with possible grant recipients on his travels in El Salvador; and further nominations to the Board.

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FG160

Interdepartment(al) Committee on Internal Security (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library. This Committee was created as an independent unit under the NSC in 1949. It was later transferred to the Department of Justice by President Kennedy in 1962.  We have been unable to find any known records for this group beyond the Nixon Administration.

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FG162

Interagency Committee for the Purchase of U.S. Savings Bonds (2 folders; Box 89)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the reviving of this Committee and the selection of various Chairmen including Secretary of Transportation Drew Lewis, Secretary of Housing and Urban Welfare Samuel Pierce, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and Secretary of the Interior Donald Hodel.

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FG163

Interstate Commerce Commission (0.8 l.ft.; Box 89-91)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, reappointments, appointments and resignations from the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC); selection of Reese Taylor and Heather Gradison as Chairman of the Commission; questions on the suitability of Heather Gradison; a report on the effects of trucking deregulation on smaller markets; 1982 conference proceedings on ICC enforcement practices; White House staff and Cabinet views on whether to proceed with deregulation of transportation industries; recommendations from the Task Force on Regulatory Relief to complete all deregulation, disperse any remaining functions of the ICC and “sunset” the Commission in 1987; protests from various industries that deregulated railway rates were too high for “captive” markets, particularly the coal industry; consumer complaints regarding moving van lines, and railroad right-of-ways; and worker’s complaints about layoffs and strikes in the rail industry.

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FG164

Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (0.1 l.ft.; Box 92)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, resignations and appointments to the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin and yearly financial audits of the Commission.

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FG165 James Madison Memorial Commission None
FG166 Joint Federal-State Land Use Planning Commission for Alaska (empty) N/A
FG167

Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention

None
FG167-01 Juvenile Justice & Delinquency National Advisory Committee Partial
FG168 Legal Services Corporation, Board of Directors of the (Empty) N/A
FG171 Marine Mammal Commission Partial
FG172 Missouri River Basin Commission (Terminated) None
FG173 National Academy of Sciences Partial
FG174 National Advisory Council on Low Income Housing (Empty) N/A
FG175 National Advisory Council on Oceans and Atmosphere Partial
FG176 National Advisory Council on Adult Education Partial
FG177 National Advisory Council on Educational Professions Development (Empty) N/A
FG178 National Advisory Council on Education of Disadvantage Children None
FG179 Advisory Council on Extension and Continuing Education Partial
FG180 National Advisory Council on Equality of Educational Opportunity (Empty) N/A
FG181

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (0.4 ft.)
A secondary subject category containing memos, letters, and reports regarding nominees and possible nominees to the Council, recommendation letters, 2 reports from the Council, and some concern about the functions and effectiveness of the Council from two former Council members.

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FG182

National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Policies (1.3 l.ft.)
This secondary category contains the annual reports to the President of the National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Policies.  The material includes transmittal memos from the Chairman of the Advisory Council and the report for the years 1980-1985, and 1987.  The category also includes transmittal memos and reports on the proposed increase in the resources of the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Development Fund, May 1983; the proposed increase in the resources of the Inter-American Development Bank, May 1983; and the Membership in the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, March 1986.

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FG183 National Advisory Council on Supplementary Centers & Services (Empty) N/A
FG184

National Council on Vocational Education (0.4 linear ft.)
A secondary subject category containing numerous unsolicited letters of recommendation for appointees to the Council; routine White House letters regarding the numerous recommendations; several resumes for recommended people; several letters of resignation from Council members; a 1984 report from the Council titled “A National at Work: Education and the Private Sector”; and several memos re press announcement of Council resignations and or appointments.

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FG185 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Partial
FG185-01 Inspector General, Office of, NASA Partial
FG186

National Alliance of Business (0.1 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material related the National Alliance of Business (NAB), a non-profit organization created in partnership with private enterprise, to improve the quality of the workforce. The material includes Presidential citations; use of the White House for meetings; the development and history of the organization; NAB annual reports and other material generated in relation to NAB programs (such as summer jobs for youth).

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FG187 National Capital Planning Commission None
FG189 National Commission on Electronic Fund Transfers (Empty) N/A
FG190 National Commission on Individual Rights (Empty) N/A
FG191 National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Partial
FG192 National Commission on Manpower Policy (Empty) N/A
FG196 National Commission on Supplies and Shortages (Empty) N/A
FG197 National Commission on Water Quality None
FG198 National Corporation of Housing Partnerships None
FG199 National Council on Federal Disaster Assistance (Empty) N/A
FG201 National Council on Quality in Education (Empty) N/A
FG202

National Credit Union Administration      
A secondary subject category containing material relating to appointments to the National Credit Union Administration and its Board; and NCUA annual reports and accounting reports.

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FG202-01

National Credit Union Board
A secondary subject category containing material relating to appointments to the National Credit Union Administration Board.

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FG203

National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities (2 folders)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the umbrella Organization, (the Foundation) for the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The material concerns H.R. 2751 amending the 1984 & 1985 funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute for Museum Services (IMS); confirming the move of the IMS from the Department of Education to the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities (NFAH) and creating a “National Medal of Arts”; a request for a Presidential signing of H.R. 2751 which was turned down; and a recommendation of an individual for the NFAH. Over half of the case files assigned to this category have been transferred to FG203-02 (National Endowment for the Arts).

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FG203-01

Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities (2 folders)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to two reports completed by the Council on the employment status for artists in America (1981) and the feasibility of extending the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Program to exhibitions traveling within the United States (1983); recommendations for Council members and a staff Congressional liaison specialist; and a proposal from the Reagan Administration to expand the Council to private members and change the name of the Council to the President’s Council on the Arts and Humanities.

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FG203-02 National Endowment for the Arts Partial
FG203-03

National Endowment for the Humanities (1.4 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Recommendations of, appointments to and resignations of individuals forthe National Council for the Humanities, an advisory board for the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH); recommendations, appointments and William Bennett’s resignation as the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities; worries about the budget cuts and results for cultural institutions; requests for meetings with the President for the National Council; a request for a liaison position at NEH for traditionally black colleges and universities; NEH refusal to set hiring quotas as requested by the Equal Employment Opportunity Council; results of an NEH survey of material perceived as essential for a humanities education; NEH plans for the Bicentennial of the Constitution; complaints and concerns about the way NEH allocates grants and budget; Senator Jesse Helms letter on the way William Bennett led the NEH; and copies of published and/or manuscripts/print galleys for the Annual Report of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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FG204 National Historical Publications and Records Commission None
FG205 National Home Ownership Foundation (Empty) N/A
FG206 National Institute for Building Sciences None
FG207 National Labor Relations Board Partial
FG208 National Mediation Board Partial
FG209 National Park Foundation None
FG210 National Railroad Passenger Corporation None
FG210-01 Financial Investment Advisory Panel None
FG211 National Science Foundation Partial
FG211-01 National Science Board Partial
FG212

National Study Commission on Records and Documents of Federal Officials (Empty)

N/A
FG213 National Transportation Policy Study Commission (Empty) N/A
FG214 National Transportation Safety Board Partial
FG215

New England Regional Commission (Terminated)

None
FG216 New England River Basins Commission (Terminated) None
FG217 Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Partial
FG218 Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Partial
FG219 Ohio River Basin Commission (Terminated) None
FG220 Old West Regional Commission (Terminated) None
FG221 Overseas Private Investment Corporation Partial
FG222 Ozarks Regional Commission (Terminated) None
FG223 Pacific Northwest Regional Commission (Terminated) None
FG224

Pacific Northwest River Basin Commission (Terminated)

None
FG226 Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation Partial
FG227 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Partial
FG228 Permanent Committee for the Olive Wendell Holmes Devise None
FG229 President’s Biomedical Research Panel (Empty) N/A
FG230 President’s Cancer Panel None
FG232

President’s Commission on Executive Exchange (1.25 l. ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to resignations, recommendations, appointments, budgets, scheduling and the events of the President’s Commission on Executive Exchange. The Commission developed an executive exchange program to promote understanding between business and government. Executives from the private sector were selected as Presidential Exchange Executives and placed in the government sector. In addition, nominees were named from government agencies to spend a year in the private sector. The experience of the Commission showed more incoming private sector executives than outgoing federal employees.

 

Eighteen Commissioners in batches of nine were appointed by the President for 2-year terms. In addition, the Commission had an Executive Director appointed by the President. Administrative, staff support, and budget was provided by the Office of Personnel Management. During the second Reagan Administration, legislation was introduced to provide a separate budget for the Commission, but it was never passed.

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FG233

President’s Commission on White House Fellowships (0.6 1 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to resignations, recommendations and appointments of members to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships; selection of the Commission Chair; discussion of the composition of the Commission; selecting and scheduling regional panels to review applicants; Presidential thank-you letters to outside groups supporting the Commission and the Fellow’s program; resignations and selection of the Executive Director of the Commission; creating press releases for new classes of Fellows; setting up meetings and educational opportunities for Fellows; a proposed Executive Order to allow Fellows to serve flexible time periods; and legislation to allow the Commission to accept outside donations to fund the program. 

 

This category does not contain material regarding the selection process or the applicants for the White House Fellows program.  A few case files do contain recommendations of specific individuals and there is a very small amount of correspondence from Fellows within the category.  For the most part, applications, resumes and other information on White House Fellow applicants is found in White House Office and Staff files for White House Fellows.

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FG234 President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities Partial
FG235 President’s Committee on Mental Retardation None
FG236 President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science None
FG238

President’s Committee on Urban Development & Neighborhood Revitalization

None
FG239 President’s Council on the Aging (Terminated: 08/17/1982) None
FG240 President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports None
FG240-01 Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports (Empty) N/A
FG240-02 Conference on Physical Fitness and Sports (Empty) N/A
FG242 President’s Interagency Committee on Export Expansion (Empty) N/A
FG245 Office of the Rail Public Counsel (Empty) N/A
FG246 Railroad Retirement Board Partial
FG247 Renegotiation Board (Empty) N/A
FG248 Sinai Interagency Board (Empty) N/A
FG249

Securities and Exchange Commission (2 ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material pertaining to unsolicited candidate recommendations for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including a new SEC Chairman in 1987; annual reports from the SEC to Congress; transcripts of SEC speeches and public conferences; position papers on issues involving the SEC; legislation potentially affecting the SEC; correspondence with the public regarding specific SEC investigations and actions; and resignation letters from SEC members to the President.

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FG250 Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) None
FG251 Selective Service System Partial
FG251-01

National Selective Service Appeals Board  (2 folders)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to legal advice for the Chairman of the National Selective Service Appeals Board from the White House Counsel office on the authority and relationship of the Board to the Selective Service System; appointments of Board members and recommendation for appointment to the Appeals Board  for Ron Albert, Jr, the youngest (19) local Selective Service board member.

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FG252

Small Business Administration (1.8 linear ft.; boxes 1-5).
A secondary subject category containing information relating to appointments to and resignations from SBA, including correspondence concerning Michael Cardenas, James Sanders, and James Abdnor; changing the regulations pertaining to the SBA 8(a) program; legislation concerning SBA, including proposed legislation abolishing the SBA; and public correspondence relating to problems involving the SBA or with SBA loans.

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FG252-01

National Small Business Advisory Council (1 folder; box 5)
A secondary subject category containing information relating to appointments to and resignations from the National Small Business Advisory Council, and information relating to a Ronald Reagan speech at a NSBAC reception.

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FG252-02

Office of Inspector General, Small Business Administration (1 folder)
A secondary subject category containing information relating to appointments and resignations of the staff of the Office of Inspector General, SBA.

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FG253 Smithsonian Institution None
FG253-01

Advisory Committee on the Arts  (1.5 l.ft)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to resignations; recommendations and appointments of members of the Advisory Committee on the Arts; a request from the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to disband the Advisory Committee and allow the Trustees to perform their function. This category is interfiled along with all the material on the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. For more on this material see the next description.

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FG253-01

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts  (1.5 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to resignations, recommendations and appointments to the Board of Governors and the Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; daily reservations for the President Box at the JFK Center; gratitude for the use of the President’s Box; a small amount of material about performers at the Center; funding short falls at the Center and a possible federal bail-out and the creation of the National Performing Arts Fund to create and endowment for the Center.

 

This category is interfiled along with all the material on the Advisory Committee on the Arts. For more on this material see the preceding description.

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FG253-02 Joseph H. Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden None
FG253-03 National Air and Space Museum None
FG253-04 National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board Partial
FG253-05 National Gallery of Art None
FG253-06 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars None
FG254 Southern Interstate Nuclear Board None
FG255 Student Loan Marketing Association None
FG256 Susquehanna River Basin Commission None
FG257 Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Partial
FG258 Task Forces Partial
FG258-01

Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief  (2.1 ft.)
This secondary subject category contains memos, status reports, summaries of agency compliance, correspondence, talking points, testimonies before Congressional subcommittees and Task Force briefing books.  This material details the disbanning of Carter’s 1978 Regulatory Council, the implementation of President Reagan’s EO 12291, the working of the task force, and the termination of the Task Force in August on 1983.

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FG258-02 Task Force on Automobile Industry None
FG258-03

Task Force on Immigration and Refugee Policy (0.2 ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material regarding the establishment of the Task Force; agenda, background material, and briefing papers regarding Cuban/Haitian refugee and immigration problems, legal immigration and refugee admission, illegal immigration and refugee benefits and services for the April 15, 28, and 30, 1981 meetings; the draft presidential decision memo and initial decisions by President Reagan for the April 28 and April 30, 1981 meetings; several versions of the draft report; possible legislation supporting the Task Force and its conclusions; and requests for more information on the work of the Task Force and its members.

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FG258-04 Task Force on Aircraft Crew Complement None
FG258-05 Coordinating Task Force on Federalism None
FG258-06

Task Force on Telecommunications Policy (Commerce Department)

None
FG258-07 Task Force on Puerto Rican Problems None
FG258-08

Presidential Task Force on the Arts and Humanities (0.1 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Executive Order (E.O. 12308) creating the Task Force and the Executive Order (E.O. 12325) extending the Task Force for an additional month; appointment letters for the full Task Force; a draft of the final report of the Task Force from September 1981; setting up staff support for the Task Force; Task Force meetings with the President; and a request for a copy of the final report.

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FG258-09

Task Force on Military Manpower  (.5 ft.)
A secondary subject category containing reports, issue papers, memos, and letters regarding the work and final report of the Task Force on Military Manpower, particularly regarding the continuation of the registration of draft age citizens, military pay versus civilian pay, living and working conditions in the military, retention of career military personnel, civilian manpower levels in the military and education benefits for both civilian and military personnel.

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FG258-10

Communications Task Force (1 folder)
This secondary subject category contains material related to the creation and agency detailees assigned to the interdepartmental Communications Task Force.  The Task Force was formed in the late fall of 1981 to educate the public about the details and implications of President Reagan’s program to achieve addition budget savings.

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FG258-11

Task Force on Social Security (193 pp)
This secondary category pertains to the creation of the President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Social Security.  The records consist of memorandums pertaining to the duties and funding of the Commission (or Task Force), recommendations for membership, and draft executive orders creating the Commission.

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FG258-12

Task Force on Entitlements (1 folder)
This secondary category pertains to the Task Force on Entitlements.  The records consist of a list of participants and a memorandum regarding the first meeting of the Task Force.

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FG258-13

Task Force on Revenue Enhancements (1 folder)
This is a secondary category that consists of an October 1981 memo regarding the initial meeting of the Task Force Staff Working Group.

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FG258-14 President’s Task Force on Private Sector Initiatives Partial
FG258-15

Task Force on Legal Equity for Women (2.1 ft.)
This secondary category contains memoranda, drafts, executive orders, correspondence, congressional testimony and quarterly reports relating to women’s equality, particularly within the numerous government agencies.

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FG258-17

President’s Task Force on Victims of Crime

Partial
FG258-18

Task Force on Civil Rights Organization (1 folder)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the creation of the Civil Rights Organization Task Force to consider the effectiveness of the existing coordination of non-discrimination activities, possible duplication and excessive overhead in the Federal Government’s own EEO organization and organizational recommendations of the “Wednesday Group” of House Republicans. David Stockman as Director of OMB was the Chairman of the Task Force and a report was due to the Cabinet Council on Legal Policy no later than September 15, 1982.

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FG258-19 International Private Enterprise Task Force Partial
FG258-20

Acid Precipitation Task Force  (0.3 ft.)
A secondary category containing memoranda pertaining to acid rain and appointments to the Acid Precipitation Task Force.  Also included are National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program reports from 1983, 1985, and 1988.

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FG258-21 Task Force on Food Assistance Partial
FG258-22

Task Force on Project Economic Justice  (0.25 ft.)
This secondary category pertains to the Task Force’s public meetings (including background materials distributed), its final report and the President’s reception of this report, and personnel and scheduling matters.  The main purpose of the task force was to make recommendations that would help privatize state-owned businesses in Central America and the Caribbean.

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FG258-23 Task Force on Adoption None
FG258-24

Task Force on Market Mechanisms (0.2 ft.)
This secondary category contains memoranda and press briefings relating to the Executive Order 12614 which established the task force, staffing the task force, the draft and final task force reports, and testimony regarding the final report.

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FG259 Tennessee Valley Authority Partial
FG260

Trade Policy Committee (0.8 l.ft)
This secondary subject category contains material regarding minutes, agendas and background material for meetings of the Trade Policy Committee.  Material within this category is either the National Security Council (NSC) or Office of Policy Development copies from the meetings. The NSC copies sometimes include comments and recommendations for Presidential action on Trade Policy Committee decisions. Subjects covered include: the basic structure for the Caribbean Basin Initiative; the long-term grain agreeement with the Soviet Union; trade relations with specific countries like Japan or China; steel imports; the Houdaille case (machine tools); non-rubber footwear; copper imports; and statements on broad U.S. trade policy.

NOTE: Material within this secondary subject category dates from 1981-April 1985 only. It is unclear why no additional material was assigned to this subject category past April 1985.

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FG260-01 Trade Negotiations Committee None
FG261 United States Organization  Partial
FG264 United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency Partial
FG266

United States Information Agency (See FG298)

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FG267 United States International Trade Commission (USITC) (3.2 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations and personal solicitations for appointments to the United States International Trade Commission (USITC); resignations of Commissioners; appointments of Commission members; legal considerations of a Presidential disapproval of a USITC determination; conversion tables of U.S. Tariff numbers to the General Harmonized system; determinations, quarterly reports, investigations, consent decrees, and settelemtns of specific cases before the USITC regarding various products inluding steel, nonrubber footwear, electronic components, data storage devices, computer chips, window shade & components, spring assemblies, clothespins, coin-operated audio-video games (Pacman) and luggage.
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FG268

United States Metric Board (0.1 linear ft.)
A secondary subject category, pertaining to the United State Metric Board that consists of correspondence regarding the recommendation of several Board members from Congressmen, the Governor of Virginia, and the public; the responses from the White House to this correspondence; several resumes; a memo regarding the proposed termination of the Metric Board in the 1983 Budget; and a draft and original of the President’s Statement on Termination of the US Metric Board [this is noted that the statement was not issued.]

Open
FG269 United States Postal Service Partial
FG269-01

United States Postal Service Board of Governors

Partial
FG269-02 Postal Service Advisory Council Open
FG269-03

Postal Rate Commission (0.2 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the recommendations, resignations and appointments of Commissioners to the Postal Rate Commission; designation and appointments of Acting Chairman and Chairman of the Commission; a complaint about the Commissions’ ability to stop postal increases; policy reviews of the postal service including email, zip + 4, and the need for postal increases; comments from Senator Jessie Helms on non-support of the Reagan Administration from the Commission; and a speech by one of the Commissioners on privatizing the postal service.

Open
FG269-04 Postmasters – Post Offices Partial
FG270 United States Railway Association Partial
FG271 United States Sinai Support Mission None
FG272 United States Territorial Expansion Memorial Commission (Empty) N/A
FG273 Upper Great Lakes Regional Commission (Terminated) None
FG274

Upper Mississippi River Basin Commission (Terminated)

None
FG275 Upper Missouri Regional Commission (Terminated) (Empty) N/A
FG276

Veterans Administration (1.75 l.ft.)
This category contains memoranda, correspondence, reports, briefings, and notes pertaining to Veterans Administration issues.  Topics include the appointment of Administrators, the controversial tenure and resignation of Administrator Peter Nimmo, claims by veterans and their families against the VA, establishing the VA as a cabinet level agency, and VA budget and administrative matters.

Open
FG276-01 Board of Veterans Appeals None
FG276-02 Inspector General, Office of, VA None
FG277 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority None
FG278 Water Resources Council None
FG279 Western Interstate Nuclear Board None
FG280 Woodrow Wilson Memorial Commission None
FG281 National Commission on Unemployment Compensation (Empty) N/A
FG282 National Health Resources Advisory Board (Empty) N/A
FG284 Presidential Advisory Board on Ambassadorial Appointments None
FG286 United States Circuit Judge Nominating Commission Partial
FG286-01

Nominating Panels (Circuit Judge) – Terminated 05/05/1981 (Empty)

N/A
FG288 Strategy Council (Drug Abuse) None
FG289 National Commission on Employment & Unemployment Statistics None
FG290 Committee on Selection of Federal Judicial Officers Partial
FG291

Southwest Border Regional Commission (Terminated) (1 folder)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the termination/resignation of the federal co-chairman of the Southwest Border Regional Commission and a copy of the 1980 report of the Commission.

Open
FG294 Statistical Policy Coordination Committee (Empty) N/A
FG296 National Commission on Social Security (Terminated)  Partial
FG297 Advisory Committee on Balanced National Growth & Development (Empty) N/A
FG298

United States Information Agency (USIA) (2.7 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations and appointments for the Director, Deputy Director, and Associate Directors for the United States Information Agency (USIA); possible ways to consolidate USIA office space; creating a mission statement, assisting in the name change from United States International Communications Agency back to the original United States Information Agency name and a possible Presidential signing ceremony for the name change; controversial actions by Director Charles Wick, including installation of a security system at his residence, charges of nepotism in hiring; and taping conversations without permission; an alleged “blacklist” used by the agency for Americans representing and speaking on behalf of the United States in foreign countries; foreign press coverage of Ronald Reagan’s speeches and United States policies; polling information on foreign attitudes towards the United States; and reports on various USIA initiatives using public diplomacy to advance U.S. policies abroad such as Project Truth and Project Democracy.

Open
FG298-01

Voice of America (VOA) (0.8 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations and appointments for Director and other staff members for the Voice of America (VOA); disarray at the Voice of America and complaints about the anti-American tone of VOA output at the beginning of the Administration; reports on VOA efforts to change the tone of their editorials; regular copies of VOA editorials for the Chef of Staff and the National Security Advisor; increase space for VOA; modernization and technical upgrades in VOA equipment and translators; regular reports of audience mail regarding VOA programs; and establishing and staffing Radio Marti, VOA broadcasting to  Cuba.

Open
FG299

United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (0.6 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, nominations, and resignations of the Chairman and members of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; multiple copies of annual reports of the Commission; a point-by-point response from the National Security Advisory (Robert McFarlane) on the public diplomacy recommendations in the 1983 Commission annual report; a report on security and terrorism regarding public diplomacy personnel and especially technical equipment of the Voice of America and other international broadcasting units; sponsoring a conference on public diplomacy in the “information age;” and scheduling of brief meetings for the Commission with President Reagan.

Open
FG300

President’s Advisory Committee for Women (3 folders)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the possible legal actions available to President Reagan to either continue or terminate the President’s Advisory Committee for Women. (PACW),  The PACW was formed under President Carter to advise President Carter on government initiatives needed to promote full equality for women. President Carter extended the Committee for an additional two years by Executive Order in late December 1980. The Committee was terminated early in the Reagan Administration. Additional material in this subject category relates to the current Chairwomen, Lynda Johnson Robb’s request for a meeting with President; Phyllis Schlafly’s opposition to reforming the Committee, writer Erma Bombeck’s request to reform the Committee, and unsolicited recommendations for Committee membership.

Open
FG302 National Commission on Air Quality None
FG304 Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission None
FG308

United States Tax Court Nominating Commission (Terminated 05/05/1981)

None
FG309 President’s Commission on Pension Policy None
FG310 Interagency Coordinating Council (Terminated: 08/17/1982) None
FG312

Energy Coordinating Committee (Terminated: 08/17/1982) (Empty)

N/A
FG313 Judicial Nominating Commission of Puerto Rico (Empty) N/A
FG314 Veterans Federal Coordinating Committee Council (Empty) N/A
FG315 National Productivity Council (Terminated: 08/17/1982) None
FG317 Regulatory Council (Empty) N/A
FG317-01 Regulatory Analysis Review Group (Empty) N/A
FG318 Merit Systems Protection Board Partial
FG319 Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Partial
FG319-01

Government Ethics, Office of

None
FG319-02 Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee None
FG320 Special Panel on Appeals for Discriminatory Cases None
FG321 National Consumer Cooperative Bank Board of Directors None
FG321-01 Office of Self-Help Development and Technical Assistance (Empty) N/A
FG322 Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy Open
FG323 Endangered Species Committee None
FG324 Interagency Committee on Handicapped Research (Empty) N/A
FG325 Mid-Atlantic Regional Commission (Empty) N/A
FG326 Mid-South Regional Commission Partial
FG327 Mid-America Regional Commission (Empty) N/A
FG328 Architectural and Transportation Barrier Compliance Board None
FG329 Interagency Committee on Refugee Affairs Partial
FG330 Advisory Committee on Libraries and Information Service None
FG331

Federal Emergency Management Agency (1 ft.; boxes 1-4)
A secondary subject category containing information relating to appointments to and resignations from FEMA positions, including correspondence concerning Louis Giuffrida and Julius Becton, Jr.; the role of FEMA in civil defense matters; the alleged misconduct of FEMA officials; the alleged misuse of funds at the National Emergency Training Center; and public correspondence relating to complaints about FEMA regulations for the National Flood Insurance Program.

Open
FG331-01 United States Fire Administration None
FG331-02 Federal Disaster Assistance Administration None
FG331-03 Federal Preparedness Agency (Empty) N/A
FG331-04 Flood Insurance Administration None
FG331-05 Federal Insurance Administration None
FG333 National Commission for Employment Policy None
FG334 Executive Group to Combat Fraud and Waste in Government (Empty) N/A
FG336 President’s Export Council (Extended until 09/30/1984) Partial
FG337

Interagency Committee on Women’s Business Enterprise (0.1 ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the 1983 reestablishment of the 1970s created Interagency Committee on Women’s Business Enterprise. Material includes appointing chairwomen; establishing members of the Committee; meeting dates; the Committee’s work with Cabinet departments and agencies; a recommendation to the President for federal actions to assist women’s businesses; and the 1987 annual report of the Committee to the President.

Open
FG338 National Alcohol Fuels Commission None
FG339 National Academy of Peace and Conflict Resolution None
FG340 Office of Inspector for Alaska Gas Transportation System Partial
FG340-01 Executive Policy Board (Empty) N/A
FG341

President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research (0.2 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the relatively new (founded in 1978) Commission. Material includes draft and final copies of Commission reports; controversial Commission findings on topics such as euthanasia and genetic screening, requests from Commission members to present their final report to President Reagan in person, legislation extending the Commission’s life for three months beyond its original December 1982 termination, and Commission member resignation letters and other routine personnel matters.

Open
FG342 United States International Development Cooperation Agency Partial
FG342-01 Institute for Scientific & Technical Cooperation (Empty) N/A
FG342-02 Council on International Scientific & Technical Cooperation None
FG342-03 Agency for International Development (A.I.D.) Partial
FG343 Federal Legal Council (Empty) N/A
FG344

Commission on the Review of the Federal Impact Aid Program

None
FG345

Northern Mariana Islands Commission on Federal Law (0.1 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Reagan’s legal ability to remove members of of this Northern Mariana Commission on Federal Laws. The Commission was formed in 1976 to recommend extending applicability of federal law within the newly formed Mariana’s Commonwealth. It also contans recommendations for appointments to the Commission and public concern about an appointee to the Commission.

Open
FG346 Emergency Management Council None
FG348

Consumer Affairs Council

None
FG349 Panama Canal Commission None
FG349-01 Panama Canal Commission Supervisory Board Partial
FG350 National Advisory Community Investment Board None
FG351 President’s Commission for National Agenda for the Eighties None
FG352 United States Holocaust Memorial Council Partial
FG352-01 Citizens Committee on Conscience (Empty) N/A
FG353 National Commission on Alcoholism & Alcohol-Related Programs None
FG355

Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business Ownership (0.2 ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the re-establishment of this committee in 1982; termination, resignation and appointments of Committee members; R. Miller Hicks, 1982 Chairman, views on assisting small and minority owned businesses; proposals for Committee meetings with President Reagan; Committee members concerns about attempts to abolish the ”rule of two” for small business contract bids; and the Committee’s annual reports to the President.

Open
FG356 State Planning Council on Radioactive Waste Management None
FG357 Radiation Policy Council (Terminated: 08/17/1982) (Empty) N/A
FG358

President’s Committee on International Labor Organization (1 folder)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the reconstitution of this Ford Administration steering committee regarding U.S. policy toward the International Labor Organization (ILO); an invitation for National Security Advisor Richard Allen to attend the first meeting in May 1981; The Committee's October 1981 report to President Reagan on U.S. efforts to counteract Communist use of the ILO as an ideological entitity; and the minutes of the 12/16/1984 meeting of the Committee regarding ILO conventions on labor standards and other labor-management issues, continued U.S. influence on objectives of the ILO, the U.S. contributtion to the ILO, a Commission reviewing the Polish labor situation, and general information on the ILO.

Open
FG359 Nuclear Safety Overnight Committee (Terminated) Partial
FG360 Motor Carrier Ratemaking Study Commission Partial
FG361

United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation, Board of Directors (1.1 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to termination; resignations; recommendations and appointment of Members and Designation of Chairman of the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation (SynFuels) Board of Directors; quarterly reports from the Chairman on activities of the Corportion; reports to the President and Congress on SynFuels pending projects and future plans and policies; complaints about the price guarantees for products given SynFuels projects; Congressional questioning of the purpose and future of the Corporation; White House meetings and discussion of how to proceed with the Corporation; supporters urging the nomination of more Board members once the Corporation lost a quorum size in 1984; the decision to abolish the Corporation in 1986 and a final report from the Inspector General on the shut-down of the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation.

 

Note: The United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation was created in 1980 by the Synthetic Fuels Corporation Act. The Reagan Administration was always ambivalent about the purpose of the Corporation although supporting the public/private efforts to move development of synthetic fuels to the market quickly. The Reagan Administration approached energy policy for the United States firmly committed to free enterprise and deregulation. In addition, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve had been strengthened and filled. Congress also began to seriously question the expense and long-term contribution to the deficit of future outlays. These factors, combined with worldwide lower oil prices, meant the Reagan Administration was willing to shut the SynFuels project down.

 

Because of the short-lived nature of the Corporation White House filing practices for       material regarding SynFuels varied. There is policy material regarding the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation within White House Office of Records Management Subject File UT (Utilities) and FG025 (Department of Energy). In addition, the Library has a topic guide for Synthetic Fuels.

Open
FG361-01

Inspector General (Synthetic Fuels Corporation) (0.1 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the recommendations, appointments and resignations of the Inspector General and Deputy Inspector General for the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation; and copies of the 2nd (FY1982) and 3rd (FY 1983) annual reports from the Synthetic Fuels Corporation Inspector General.

Open
FG362

Supplemental Health Insurance Panel

None
FG363 White House Coal Advisory Council, (Terminated 12/31/1982) (Empty) N/A
FG364

Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (0.1 l.ft.) 
This secondary subject category contains information pertaining to the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians which was established by P.L. 96-317 to review the relocation and internment of American citizens and permanent resident aliens of Japanese and Aleut descent, including the residents of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands, after United States entry into World War II, and to recommend “appropriate remedies”.  The material contains memoranda and correspondence relating to the establishment of the Commission, appointments to the Commission, the work of the Commission and reaction to the Commission’s recommendations, including correspondence from former President Gerald Ford recommending Robert E. Mayer for appointment to the Commission. Also included are draft minutes for the June 23, 1981 meeting, memoranda relating to Enrolled Bill S.253-Amendment to the Commission Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians Act and Enrolled Bill H.R. 5021 extending the deadline for the Commission to submit a final report from January 23, 1982 to December 31, 1982.  There is also memoranda regarding the presentation of the final report, Personal Justice Denied, to the President and Congress and memoranda regarding the Department of Justice testimony and Department of Defense report implementing Commission recommendations.

Open
FG365 Tahoe Federal Coordinating Council None
FG366 National Commission on Student Financial Assistance None
FG367 Interagency Employee Benefit Council (Terminated: 08/17/1982) None
FG368 President’s Economic Policy Advisory Board Partial
FG369

Native Hawaiian Study Commission (0.3 l.ft.; )
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the dismissal of the Carter appointed members of the Native Hawaiian Study Commission; the possible consequences of President Reagan not filling the positions; endorsements and recommendations for possible appointees to the Commission; appointing of new members to the Commission; and comments from a Commission member regarding the possible controversy that might come from the final report of the Native Hawaiian Study Commission, and a copy of the two volume final report from the Commission.

Open
FG370 President’s Council on Integrity & Efficiency Partial
FG370-01 Coordinating Conference of Council of Integrity & Efficiency None
FG371 Presidential Advisory Committee on Federalism Partial
FG372 President’s Commission on Hostage Compensation Partial
FG373

President’s Commission on Housing (.4 ft;)
This secondary subject category contains materials relating to Executive Order 12310 establishing the President’s Commission on Housing, amendments to E.O. 12310 and Executive Order 12339 for expanding the number of members of the Commission from 22 to 30; recommendations for, appointments to and gratitude letters to Commission members; a draft charter of the Commission, an October 1981 Interim Report of the Commission and the April 1982 Final Report of the Commission; remarks from the President regarding the Commission’s recommendation to allow pension investment in the housing industry; reports on some difficulties with Commission members; support for the anti-rent control recommendations of the Commission; a 1984 status report on the 80% implementation of the Commission’s recommendations and a decision to not extend the Commission beyond its final date of December 31, 1982.

Open
FG374 Alaska Land Use Council None
FG375

Presidential Commission on Broadcasting to Cuba, Terminated (0.2 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Executive Order 12323 establishing the Presidential Commission on Broadcasting to Cuba (Radio Free Cuba/Radio Marti); nominations and recommendations for Commission members; efforts to add a State Department advisor to the this Commission; Executive Order 12366 increasing the board by one; status reports on Radio Marti startup; Cuban “jamming” of U.S. radio frequencies; concerns about frequency interference from Radio Marti, particularly from WHO-AM, Des Moines, Iowa; and the final report of the Commission to the President.

Open
FG377 National Productivity Advisor Committee (Extended) Partial
FG378

Emergency Mobilization Preparedness Board (1 l.ft.; boxes 1-3)
A secondary subject category containing information relating to the formation and activities of the EMPB while drafting the National Policy Statement on Emergency Mobilization Preparedness, including meeting minutes and agendas; draft statements; reports and briefings from working groups; and correspondence from the various federal agencies providing information and comments to the EMPB.

Open
FG379

National Commission on Social Security Reform (0.4 ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Commission reviewing the condition of the Social Security Trust Fund, and submitting its conclusions and recommendations in early 1983. Material in this subject category documents: Executive Orders 12335, 12397, and 14202, which pertained to the Commission; the Commission’s work in comparison with that of the earlier National Commission on Social Security (see FG296); memoranda pertaining to Commission meetings; and the Commission’s final report and recommendations.

Open
FG380 Peace Corps, 12/29/1981 Partial
FG380-01 Peace Corps Advisory Council Partial
FG381 Property Review Board (Federal Real Property Board) Partial
FG382

Presidential Commission on Drunk Driving (0.7 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the public and Congressional support to create this Presidential Commission on Drunk Driving; recommendations, appointments and resignations of members of the Commission; a large amount of applicants recommending themselves for the Commission; Executive Order #12358 establishing the commission; Executive Orders expanding and extending the Commission; recommendations and reports from the Commission (Final Report, 12/13/1983); support for various recommendations; and establishment of a non-governmental National Commission on Drunk Driving within the National Safety Council fulfilling one of the Commission’s recommendations.

Open
FG383 President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities Partial
FG384 President’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control Partial
FG385

President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (0.8 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the creation of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee in 1982. The purpose of the Advisory Committee was to advise President Reagan on defense and national security-related aspects of US telecommunications. Committee members were appointed from the private sector. Additional topics include the drafting of Executive Order 12382 which established the Committee; the appointing of Committee members; agendas and schedules for Committee meetings; reports from the Committee and its task forces; visits by the President and National Security Advisor to Committee meetings; and the renewal of the Committee charter.

Open
FG386

Presidential Commission for the German-American Tricentennial (0.2 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Executive Order establishing the Commission; recommendations and appointments of Commission members; legal issues regarding appointing a “registered agent” (lobbyist) for a foreign government to the Commission; legislation extending the Commission, and the Commission’s bylaws and 1985 final report.

 

This commission was referred to with various names including the United States-German Tricentennial Commission or the US-FRG Tricentennial Commission.

Open
FG387 President’s Commission on Strategic Forces Partial
FG388

Presidential Commission on Indian Reservation Economies (.83 ft.)
A secondary subject category containing memos, letters, and reports regarding the Commission’s study.  President Reagan established the nine-member Commission by Executive Order (#12401) on January 14, 1983, with the purpose of advising the President on developing private sector investment on Indian reservations, reducing Federal presence in Indian affairs and tribal dependence on Federal monies.  Included in the file is the report of the Commission (November 1984) along with response from tribal Chiefs.

Open
FG389 President’s Council for International Youth Exchange Partial
FG390 African Development Foundation, Board of Directors None
FG391 National Advisory Commission on Resource Conservation, Etc. (Empty) N/A
FG392 Presidential Commission on Conduct of U.S.-Japan Relations None
FG393 Commission on Organized Crime Partial
FG394 Interagency Working Group to Review Implementation of the Textile Import Program None
FG395

President’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Business Ownership (0.3 l.ft.)
This committee was formed to promote private sector support for female entrepreneurs, and to advise the President and Small Business Administration on issues relating to women business owners. Material in this subject category documents: the drafting of Executive Order 12426, which created the Committee in 1983; personnel matters relating to the Committee, including recommendations for membership; and the Committee’s 1986 report to the President.

Open
FG396 President’s Advisory Council on Private Sectors Initiatives Partial
FG397 President’s Commission on Industrial Competitiveness Partial
FG398

National Bipartisan Commission on Central America (Kissinger Commission)

Partial
FG399 Cultural Property Advisory Committee None
FG400 President’s Advisory Committee on Mediation and Conciliation None
FG401 Presidential Advisory Council on the Peace Corps None
FG402 President’s Council of Management Improvement None
FG403 Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, Board of Trustees None
FG404

Federal Old Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund, Board of Directors (Empty)

N/A
FG405

Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund Board of Trustees

None
FG406 National Commission on Space Partial
FG407

National Commission on Agricultural Trade & Export Policy

None
FG408 Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission Partial
FG409 President’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nuclear Weapons, Etc. Partial
FG410 President’s Commission on Americans Outdoors Partial
FG411 Chemical Warfare Review Commission None
FG412 Arctic Research Commission None
FG413 National Council on Public Works Improvement None
FG414 United States Institute of Peace, Board of Directors Partial
FG415 Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Partial
FG416 Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission Partial
FG417 National Afro-American History & Culture Commission None
FG418 Commission on the Ukraine Famine None
FG419 Technical Review Group on Inertial Confinement Fusion (2 folders)
This secondary subject category contains material related to Executive Order 12509 creating the Technical Review Group on Inertial Confinement Fusion; comments from White House staff and agencies on the wording of the E.O.; and a comment on funding for the Review Group which necessitated an Executive Order.
Open
FG420 National Archives and Records Administration Partial
FG421 President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management Partial
FG422 President’s Child Safety Partnership Partial
FG423 Presidential Board of Advisors on Private Sector Initiatives None
FG424 National Graduate Fellows Program Fellowship Board None
FG425 State Justice Institute Board of Directors Partial 
FG426 National Commission on Innovation and Productivity None
FG427 Presidential Commission on Space Shuttle Challenger Accident Partial
FG428 Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad Partial
FG429 National Critical Materials Council Open
FG430 Commission on Merchant Marine and Defense None
FG431

Commission for the Study of Alternative to the Panama Canal

None
FG432 National Commission on Agricultural Finance None
FG433 United States International Narcotics Control Commission None
FG434

Advisory Board for Radio Broadcasting to Cuba (0.2 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material related to Recommendations for and appointments for the Advisory Board for Radio Broadcasting to Cuba; two reports from the Board on the organization of Radio Marti, its audience and some sample broadcast content; Chairman Jorge Mas’s request to begin broadcasting Radio Marti on Cuban Independence Day (May 20, 1985), and a discussion of the Board Chairman’s personal request to President Reagan on specific U.S. policy regarding Cuba.

Open
FG435 Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board None
FG436 President’s Special Review Board Partial
FG437 Commission on Education of the Deaf (0.2 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations and solicitations for membership on the Commission on Education of the Deaf; appointments of three members to the Commission; and copies of the draft and published (February 1988) versions of the report of the Commission.
Open
FG438

Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board (0.2 l.ft; )
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the formation of, recommendations for and appointment of members of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board and complaints from the American Legion that their recommended candidate was not on the Board.

Open
FG439 Aviation Safety Commission None
FG440 National Drug Policy Board None
FG441 National Summit Conference on Education None
FG442 Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority None
FG443 National Dam Safety Review Board (Empty) N/A
FG444 President’s Commission on Compensation for Federal Executives Partial
FG445 Dwight D. Eisenhower Centennial Commission None
FG446

Presidential Commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Epidemic (2.0 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Executive Orders establising and enlarging the membership of the Commission; recommendations for and appointments of persons to the Commission; litigation relating to the composition of the Commission; Freedom of Information Act requests regarding the Commission members and Commission actions; the Genaral Accounting Office (GAO) investigation and report relating to the Commission; policy discussions regarding long-range approaches to dealing with the spread of the HIV virus and resulting illnesses; copies of the preliminary and final reports of the Commission and the Reagan Administrations's response to the final Commission report and recommendations.

Open
FG447 Coordinating Committee for Sub-Saharan Africa None
FG448 Barry Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Foundation (3 folders)
This secondary subject category contains material related to recommendations to the Board of Trustees for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Foundation; nominations to the Board of Trustees for the Goldwater Foundation and the withdrawal of a nominated individual due to personal business pressures.
Open
FG449 Public Assistance Reform, Office of  - Interagency Low Income Opportunity, Advisory Board Partial
FG450 Interagency Council on the Homeless None
FG451 President’s Commission on Privatization Partial
FG452

National Economic Commission (0.2 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material related to establishing the bipartisan, legislatively mandated National Economic Commission. The National Economic Commission was established as part of the 1987 Budget Reconciliation Act tasked with developing recommendations for reducing the deficit. It was to be formulated by March 1, 1988 and a final report was due on March 1, 1989. Material also includes Governor Mario Cuomo’s (NY-D) early strong support for establishing a bipartisan Commission to suggest ways to curb or fix the United States budget deficit; administration resistance to the idea of the Commission; administration advice on whether the President was even required to appoint persons to the Commission; recommendations for the President to appoint; congratulations to all of the members chosen; selection of a location and a charter for the Commission and legal advice on the status of the Commission as “executive” or “legislative.”

Open
FG453

National Commission on Agricultural Policy (1 folder)
This secondary subject category contains material related to recommendations and appointments to the National Commission Agricultural Policy and a letter from Secretary of Agriculture stating the department had no appropriations to support this commission required by the Food Security Act of 1985.

Open
FG454

Institute of American Indian & Alaska Native Culture and Art Development (2 folders)
This secondary subject category contains material related to recommendations for the Board of Trustees of the Institute of American Indian & Alaska Culture and Art Development; reservations about a potential appointee; appointments to the Board; designation of a Chairman; and delegation of notification responsibility on terms of Board members to the Department of the Interior. This Institute was created in the Higher Education Amendment Act of 1986 and required the President to appoint a Board of Trustees.

Open
FG455

International Cultural & Trade Center Commission (2 folders)
This secondary subject category contains material related to the appointment of members of the International Cultural & Trade Center Commission; congratulations to the selected Chairman, Senator Charles Percy; objections by the Commission to majority tenancy given to the Department of Justice instead of agencies involved in international affairs; and an inquiry about the hiring of the “President” of the Center.

 

The International Cultural & Trade Center was authorized by the Federal Triangle Development Act of 1987. It was initially opposed by the Reagan Administration, but later supported when the Government Services Agency (GSA) proposed consolidating the outlying Department of Justice offices at considerable savings. Congress voted to name the building after President Ronald Reagan in 1995 and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center was officially opened on May 5, 1998.

Open
FG456

Working Group on Financial Markets (0.1 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material related to Executive Order #12631 creating the Working Group on Financial Markets tasked with implementing the recommendations on financial market reforms from various commissions, most notably the “Brady Commission” (President’s Task Force on Market Mechanisms, FG258-24); advice on how to proceed in composing the Working Group and how to implement decisions of the Working Group; and an interim report from the Working Group.

Open
FG457

Farm Credit System Assistance Board (0.1 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material related to recommendations of Board members and a single nomination of a Board member

Open
FG458

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Interim Board (0.2 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material related to multiple recommendations for Interim Board members for the newly legislated Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation; nominations for the Interim Board; designation of a Chairman and gratitude from appointed members.

 

The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (“Farmer Mac”) was created by the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987 to address the farm crisis particularly farm credit difficulties, mortgages and foreclosures of the late 1980s. The Interim Board was formed to organize the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation and get it started. This secondary subject category contains some slight references to the permanent Board created after the Interim Board’s work was completed.

Open
FG459

National Commission on Migrant Education (1 folder)
This secondary subject category contains material related to appointments of four members of the Commission and the designation of Linda Chavez as Chairman.

Open
FG460

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation (1 folder)
This secondary subject category contains material related to appointed members of the Board of Trustees; Congressional members as advisors to the Board of Trustees and a memorandum stating the legal status of Congressmen appointed to an Executive branch Foundation.

Open
FG461

National Commission on Children (0.1 l.ft.; Box )
This secondary subject category contains material related to recommendations of members for the National Commission on Children; appointments to the Commission; review of the legality of appointing a Congressman to the Commission and a letter of gratitude for an appointment to the Commission.

Open
FG462

National Commission on Child and Youth Deaths
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

Open
FG463

Commission on Agricultural Workers (1 folder)
This secondary subject category contains material related to recommendations and appointment nominations for members of the Commission on Agricultural Workers.

Open
FG464

Commission on Railroad Retirement Reform (0.1 l.ft)
This secondary subject category contains material related to recommendations for members of the Commission on Railroad Retirement Reform and notification to the President regarding the Comptroller’s General nomination of John G. Ireland to the Commission.

Open
FG465

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (1 folder;)
This secondary subject category contains material related to a recommendation of Virgil C. Summer by Senators Ernest Hollings and Strom Thurmond to the newly formed Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

Open
FG466

President’s Commission on Catastrophic Nuclear Accidents (0.1 l.ft.; )
This secondary subject category contains material related to Recommendations of and appointments of members of the President’s Commission on Catastrophic Nuclear Accidents; Executive Order #12658 creating the Commission; and an amendment to E.O. 12658 establishing the full Commission at 11 members.

Open
FG999

Federal Agencies, Proposed (This subject category is “in- process”)
This secondary subject category contains material related to newly proposed Federal agencies such as creating a “Drug Czar”; a Council of Young Leaders; revitalizing an Under Secretaries Roundtable; Crime Commissions; creating a Department of Energy and Natural Resources; creating a cabinet post for a Secretary of Aging; reorganizing trade functions within a Department of Trade and Industry;   

 

This category was largely used as “catch-all” for newly created entities (mostly commissions, committees and task forces), The Library has transferred all material when an FG (Federal Government) category was created for that unit. The largest transfers were for the Commission on Housing; the Commission on Drunk Driving; Hostage Compensation; the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board; the Private Sector Survey on Cost Control; the Task Force on the Arts and Humanities; the Presidential Commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Epidemic

 

This category was also used for material regarding councils, committees, commissions and advisory boards and task forces not directly under the President’s control and/or run through various agencies.

 

All other transfers were treated on a case file by case file basis and material was retained in FG999 if it comprises the only mention of the entity

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Research Availability:
Open - all records in the subject category have been processed and are available for research
Partial - some of the records in the subject category have been processed and available for research
None - no records in the subject category have been processed nor made available for research
N/A - No records in this category