Subject File, 1981-89
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT-ORGANIZATIONS: INDEPENDENT AGENCIES, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
DESCRIPTION OF SECONDARY FILE CODES
BOLDED CATEGORIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH USE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 affect of tax legislation on historic preservation and historic preservation case law.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
FG079 Board of Geographic Names (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.
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.
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 affect 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Because the 1984 Quad Commission focused exclusively on this legislative issue, no salary review was done. Their new legislation provided for a “special” Commission in 1986 to address salary levels only, and so the Reagan Administration had an additional Commission for 1986.
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.
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.
FG097 Commission on Highway Beautification (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.
FG098 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.
FG099 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.
FG100 Commission on the Review of National Policy Toward Gambling (Empty)
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.
FG102 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.
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.
FG104 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.
FG105 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
FG115 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).
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).
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
FG118 East-West Foreign Trade Board (Empty)
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.
FG119 Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation (Empty)
FG120 Endangered Species Scientific Authority (Empty)
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.
FG122-01 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.
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.
FG123-01 Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinating Council (Empty)
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.
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.
FG125 Export Expansion Advisory Committee (Empty)
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
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.
FG127 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
FG135 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.
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.
FG136-01 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.
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.
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.
FG138-01 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.
FG139 Federal Metal and Nonmetallic Mine Safety Board of Review (Empty)
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.
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.
FG142-01 Under Secretaries Group for Regional Operators (Empty)
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.
FG144 Federal Safety Council (Empty)
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.
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.
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.
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
FG149-01 Advisory Committee, Federal Buildings, National Capital Region (Empty)
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.
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.
FG149-05 National General Service Public Advisory Council (Empty)
FG149-06 Property Management and Disposal Service (Empty)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 only during the Nixon administration.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
FG165 James Madison Memorial Commission
FG166 Joint Federal-State Land Use Planning Commission for Alaska
FG167 Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention
FG167-01 Juvenile Justice & Delinquency National Advisory Committee
FG168 Legal Service Corporation, Board of Directors of the
FG171 Marine Mammal Commission
FG172 Missouri River Basin Commission (Terminated)
FG173 National Academy of Sciences
FG174 National Advisory Council on Low Income Housing
FG175 National Advisory Council on Oceans and Atmosphere
FG176 National Advisory Council on Adult Education
FG177 National Advisory Council on Educational Professions Development
FG178 National Advisory Council on Education of Disadvantage Children
FG179 Advisory Council on Extension and Continuing Education
FG180 National Advisory Council on Equality of Educational Opportunity
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.
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.
FG183 National Advisory Council on Supplementary Centers & Services
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.
FG185 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
FG185-01 Inspector General, Office of, NASA
FG186 National Alliance of Business
FG187 National Capital Planning Commission
FG189 National Commission on Electronic Fund Transfers
FG190 National Commission on Individual Rights
FG191 National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
FG192 National Commission on Manpower Policy
FG196 National Commission on Supplies and Shortages
FG197 National Commission on Water Quality
FG198 National Corporation of Housing Partnerships
FG199 National Council on Federal Disaster Assistance
FG201 National Council on Quality in Education
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.
FG202-01 National Credit Union Board
A secondary subject category containing material relating to appointments to the National Credit Union Administration Board.
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 IIMS 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).
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.
FG203-02 National Endowment for the Arts
FG203-03 National Endowment for the Humanities (1.4 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, appointments and resignations of individuals for the 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.
FG204 National Historical Publications and Records Commission
FG205 National Home Ownership Foundation
FG206 National Institute for Building Sciences
FG207 National Labor Relations Board
FG208 National Mediation Board
FG209 National Park Foundation
FG210 National Railroad Passenger Corporation
FG210-01 Financial Investment Advisory Panel
FG211 National Science Foundation
FG211-01 National Science Board
FG212 National Study Commission on Records and Documents of Federal Officials
FG213 National Transportation Policy Study Commission
FG214 National Transportation Safety Board
FG215 New England Regional Commission (Terminated)
FG216 New England River Basins Commission (Terminated
FG217 Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
FG218 Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
FG219 Ohio River Basin Commission (Terminated)
FG220 Old West Regional Commission (Terminated)
FG221 Overseas Private Investment Corporation
FG222 Ozarks Regional Commission (Terminated
FG223 Pacific Northwest Regional Commission (Terminated)
FG224 Pacific Northwest River Basin Commission (Terminated)
FG226 Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation
FG227 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
FG228 Permanent Committee for the Olive Wendell Holmes Devise
FG229 President’s Biomedical Research Panel
FG230 President’s Cancer Panel
FG232 President’s Commission on Executive Exchange
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.
FG234 President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
FG235 President’s Committee on Mental Retardation
FG236 President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science
FG238 President’s Committee on Urban Development & Neighborhood Revitalization
FG239 President’s Council on the Aging (Terminated: 08/17/1982
FG240 President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
FG240-01 Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports
FG240-02 Conference on Physical Fitness and Sports
FG242 President’s Interagency Committee on Export Expansion
FG245 Office of the Rail Public Counsel
FG246 Railroad Retirement Board
FG247 Renegotiation Board
FG248 Sinai Interagency Board
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.
FG250 Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC)
FG251 Selective Service System
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.
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.
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.
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.
FG253 Smithsonian Institution
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.
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.
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.
This secondary subject category contains memoranda relating to the establishment of the Task Force, agenda, background material, and briefing papers for the April 15, 28, and 30, 1981 meetings, the draft presidential decision memo and papers for the April 28 and April 30, 1981 meetings, the draft report discussed at the May 21, 1981 meeting and some public correspondence. Also included are memoranda, Cuban/Haitian problem, legal immigration and refugee admission, illegal immigration and refugee benefits and services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FG 258-18 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.
FG258-19 International Private Enterprise Task Force
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.
FG258-21 Task Force on Food Assistance
FG258-22 Task Force on Project Economic Justice (0.25 ft.)
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
FG258-23 Task Force on Adoption
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.
FG259 Tennessee Valley Authority
FG260 Trade Policy Committee
FG260-01 Trade Negotiations Committee
FG264 United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
FG266 United States Information Agency (See FG298)
FG267 United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
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.]
FG269 United States Postal Service
FG269-01 United States Postal Service Board of Governors
FG269-02 Postal Service Advisory Council
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.
FG269-04 Postmasters – Post Offices
FG270 Untied States Railway Association
FG271 United States Sinai Support Mission
FG272 United States Territorial Expansion Memorial Commission
FG273 Upper Great Lakes Regional Commission (Terminated)
FG274 Upper Mississippi River Basin Commission (Terminated)
FG275 Upper Missouri Regional Commission (Terminated)
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.
FG276-01 Board of Veterans Appeals
FG276-02 Inspector General, Office of, VA
FG277 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
FG278 Water Resources Council
FG279 Western Interstate Nuclear Board
FG280 Woodrow Wilson Memorial Commission
FG281 National Commission on Unemployment Compensation
FG282 National Health Resources Advisory Board
FG284 Presidential Advisory Board on Ambassadorial Appointments
FG286 United States Circuit Judge Nominating Commission
FG286-01 Nominating Panels (Circuit Judge) – Terminated 05/05/1981
FG288 Strategy Council (Drug Abuse)
FG289 National Commission on Employment & Unemployment Statistics
FG290 Committee on Selection of Federal Judicial Officers
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.
FG294 Statistical Policy Coordination Committee
FG296 National Commission on Social Security (Terminated)
FG297 Advisory Committee on Balanced National Growth & Development
FG298 United States Information Agency (2.5 l.ft.;
Memo, reports, correspondence. Topics include the agency’s office space requirements, mission statement, staff appointments, Voice of America matters, USICA name change back to USIA, and other administrative material; information about Director Charles Wick (including his involvement in taping conversations), an alleged “blacklist” used by the agency, foreign press coverage of Ronald Reagan’s speeches, and USIA initiatives to articulate U.S. policies abroad. Also includes USIA information products.
FG298-01 Voice of America (0.7 l.ft.; boxes 1-2)
Correspondence, memos. Letters from public and others about VOA appointments, VOA editorials, foreign press coverage, VOA reports, and efforts to modernize VOA.
FG299 United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy
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.
FG302 National Commission on Air Quality
FG304 Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
FG308 United States Tax Court Nominating Commission (Terminated 05/05/1981
FG309 President’s Commission on Pension Policy
FG310 Interagency Coordinating Council (Terminated : 08/17/1982)
FG312 Energy Coordinating Committee (Terminated: 08/17/1982)
FG313 Judicial Nominating Commission of Puerto Rico
FG314 Veterans Federal Coordinating Committee Council
FG315 National Productivity Council (Terminated: 08/17/1982)
FG317 Regulatory Council
FG317-01 Regulatory Analysis Review Group
FG318 Merit Systems Protection Board
FG319 Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
FG319-01 Government Ethics, Office of
FG319-02 Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee
FG320 Special Panel on Appeals for Discriminatory Cases
FG321 National Consumer Cooperative Bank Board of Directors
FG321-01 Office of Self-Help Development and Technical Assistance
FG322 Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy
FG323 Endangered Species Committee
FG324 Interagency Committee on Handicapped Research
FG325 Mid-Atlantic Regional Commission
FG326 Mid-South Regional Commission
FG327 Mid-America Regional Commission
FG328 Architectural and Transportation Barrier Compliance Board
FG329 Interagency Committee on Refugee Affairs
FG330 Advisory Committee on Libraries and Information Service
FG331 Federal Emergency
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.
FG331-01 United States Fire Administration
FG331-02 Federal Disaster Assistance Administration
FG331-03 Federal Preparedness Agency
FG331-04 Flood Insurance Administration
FG331-05 Federal Insurance Administration
FG333 National Commission for Employment Policy
FG334 Executive Group to Combat Fraud and Waste in Government
FG336 President’s Export Council (Extended until 09/30/1984)
FG337 Interagency Committee on Women’s Business Enterprise
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.
FG338 National Alcohol Fuels Commission
FG339 National Academy of Peace and Conflict Resolution
FG340 Office of Inspector for Alaska Gas Transportation System
FG340-01 Executive Policy Board
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.
FG342 United States International Development Cooperation Agency
FG342-01 Institute for Scientific & Technical Cooperation
FG342-02 Council on International Scientific & Technical Cooperation
FG342-03 Agency for International Development (A.I.D.)
FG343 Federal Legal Council
FG344 Commission on the Review of the Federal Impact Aid Program
FG345 Northern Mariana Islands Commission on Federal Law (0.1 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to thePresident’s legal ability to remove members of this Commission formed
in 1976 to recommend extending applicability of federal law within the newly formed Mariana’s Commonwealth; recommendations and
appointments; and public concern about an appointee to the Commission.
FG346 Emergency Management Council
FG348 Consumer Affairs Council
FG349 Panama Canal Commission
FG349-01 Panama Canal Commission Supervisory Board
FG350 National Advisory Community Investment Board
FG351 President’s Commission for National Agenda for the Eighties
FG352 United States Holocaust Memorial Council
FG352-01 Citizens Committee on Conscience
FG353 National Commission on Alcoholism & Alcohol-Related Programs
FG355 Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business Ownership
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.
FG356 State Planning Council on Radioactive Waste Management
FG357 Radiation Policy Council (Terminated: 08/17/1982)
FG358 President’s Committee on International Labor Organzation
FG359 Nuclear Safety Overnight Committee (Terminated)
FG360 Motor Carrier Ratemaking Study Commission
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 filing practices for material regarding SynFuels varied. There is policy material regarding the
Energy). In addition, the Library has a topic guide for Synthetic Fuels.
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.
FG362 Supplemental Health Insurance Panel
FG363 White House Coal Advisory Council, Terminated 12/31/1982
FG364 Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (0.1 l.ft.)
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
FG365 Tahoe Federal Coordinating Council
FG366 National Commission on Student Financial Assistance
FG367 Interagency Employee Benefit Council (Terminated: 08/17/1982
FG368 President’s Economic Policy Advisory Board
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.
FG370 President’s Council on Integrity & Efficiency
FG370-01 Coordinating Conference of Council of Integrity & Efficiency
FG371 Presidential Advisory Committee on Federalism
FG372 President’s Commission on Hostage Compensation
FG373 President’s Commission on Housing (.4 ft; box 1)
secondary subject category contains materials relating to the executive order
establishing the President’s Commission on Housing, recommendations for
commission appointments, letters to the commission members, draft charter of
the commission, reports from the commission, remarks from the President for a
commission meeting, and correspondence regarding the implementation status of
the commission’s recommendations. The commission was terminated on
FG374 Alaska Land Use Council
FG375 Presidential Commission on Broadcasting to Cuba, Terminated
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Executive Order 11030 establishing the Presidential Commission on Broadcasting to Cuba (Radio Free Cuba/Radio Marti); nominations and recommendations for Commission members; increase of the board by one; status reports on Radio Marti startup; WHO radio, Des Moines, Iowa objections to radio frequency for Radio Marti; Final Report of the Commission to the President; establishment of the Advisory Board for Radio Broadcasting to Cuba; recommendations of Board members; selecting a Director for Radio Marti; public and Congressional support for Radio Marti; and reactions to the first broadcast days of Radio Marti.
FG377 National Productivity Advisor Committee (Extended)
FG378 Emergency Mobilization Preparedness Board (1 l.ft.;
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.
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.
FG380 Peace Corps, 12/29/1981
FG380-01 Peace Corps Advisory Council
FG381 Property Review Board (Federal Real Property Board)
FG382 Presidential Commission on Drunk Driving
FG383 President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities
FG384 President’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control
FG385 President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory
Committee (0.8 l.ft.,
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the creation of the Advisory Committee in 1982, with representatives from the private sector advising President Reagan on defense- and national security-related aspects of US telecommunications. 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.
FG386 United States-German Tricentennial Commision (0.3 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Executive Order establishing the Commission, the appointing of Commission members, issues pertaining to service on the Commission, legislation extending the Commission, and the Commission’s bylaws and 1985 final report.
FG387 President’s Commission on Strategic Forces
FG388 Presidential Commission on Indian Reservation Economies (.83 ft.)
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
FG389 President’s Council for International Youth Exchange
FG390 African Development Foundation, Board of Directors
FG391 National Advisory Commission on Resource Conservation, Etc.
FG392 Presidential Commission on Conduct of U.S.-Japan Relations
FG393 Commission on Organized Crime
FG394 Interagency Working Group to Review Implementation of the Textile Import Program
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.
FG396 President’s Advisory Council on Private Sectors Initiatives
FG397 President’s Commission on Industrial Competiveness
FG398 National Bipartisan Commission on Central America (Kissinger Commission)
FG399 Cultural Property Advisory Committee
FG400 President’s Advisory Committee on Mediation and Conciliation
FG401 Presidential Advisory Council on the Peace Corps
FG402 President’s Council of Management Improvement
FG403 Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, Board of Trustees
FG404 Federal Old Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund, Board of Directors
FG405 Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund Board of Trustees
FG406 National Commission on Space
FG407 National Commission on Agricultural Trade & Export Policy
FG408 Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission
FG409 President’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nuclear Weapons, Etc.
FG410 President’s Commission on Americans Outdoors
FG411 Chemical Warfare Review Commission
FG412 Arctic Research Commission
FG413 National Council on Public Works Improvement
FG414 United States Institute of Peace, Board of Directors
FG415 Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States
FG416 Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission
FG417 National Afro-American History & Culture Commission
FG418 Commission on the Ukraine Famine
FG419 Technical Review Group on Inertial Confinement Fusion
FG420 National Archives and Records Administration
FG421 President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management
FG422 President’s Child Safety Partnership
FG423 Presidential Board of Advisors on Private Sector Initiatives
FG424 National Graduate Fellows Program Fellowship Board
FG425 State Justice Institute Board of Directors
FG426 National Commission on Innovation and Productivity
FG427 Presidential Commission on Space Shuttle Challenger Accident
FG428 Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad
FG429 National Critical Materials Council
FG430 Commission on Merchant Marine and Defense
FG431 Commission for the Study of Alternative to the Panama Canal
FG432 National Commission on Agricultural Finance
FG433 United States International Narcotics Control Commission
FG434 Advisory Board for Radio Broadcasting to Cuba
FG435 Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
FG436 President’s Special Review Board
FG437 Commission on Education of the Deaf
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.
FG439 Aviation Safety Commission
FG440 National Drug Policy Board
FG441 National Summit Conference on Education
FG442 Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
FG443 National Dam Safety Review Board
FG444 President’s Commission on Compensation for Federal Executives
FG445 Dwight D. Eisenhower Centennial Commission
FG446 Presidential Commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Epidemic (1.2 ft)
This secondary subject category contains information pertaining to the Presidential Commission on the HIV Epidemic, established to provide advice and recommendations on long-range approaches to deal with the public health dangers, including the medical, legal, ethical, social and economic impact, from the spread of the HIV virus and resulting illnesses, including AIDS and AIDS related complex. The materials contains memoranda and correspondence relating to the executive orders establishing and revising the membership of the Commission, recommendations for and appointments of persons to the Commission, correspondence between White House staff members and Commission members concerning the staffing of the Commission, litigation relating to the composition of the Commission, and the GAO investigation and report relating to the Commission. Also included are Commission reports and memoranda and correspondence relating to the Administration’s response to the final Commission report and recommendations.
FG447 Coordinating Committee for Sub-Saharan Africa
FG448 Interagency Low Income Opportunity, Advisory Board
FG449 Public Assistance Reform, Office of
FG450 Interagency Council on the Homeless
FG451 President’s Commission on Privatization
FG452 National Economic Commission
FG453 National Commission on Agricultural Policy
FG454 Institute of American Indian & Alaska Native
FG455 International Cultural & Trade Center Commission
FG456 Working Group on Financial Markets
FG457 Farm and Credit System Assistance Board, Board of Directors
FG458 Federal Agricultural Mortgage Association Interim Board
FG459 National Commission on Migrant Education
FG460 James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
FG461 National Commission on Children
FG462 National Commission on Child and Youth Deaths
FG463 Commission on Agricultural Workers
FG464 Commission on Railroad Retirement Reform
FG465 Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
FG999 Federal Agencies, Proposed (l.ft; Box 1-
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 material regarding or recommendations for members of councils, committees, commissions and advisory boards and task forces not directly under the President’s control and/or run through various agencies. We have kept this material within this category because for the most part it consists of single case files on these subjects within our collection. We have 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;