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The Presidential historical materials of Martin Anderson are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (44 U.S.C. 2111 note) and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, archivists reviewed the file group to identify personal and private materials (including materials outside the date span covered by the act) as well as nonhistorical items. These materials have been returned to the individual who has primary proprietary interest.

Materials covered by the Act have been archivally processed and are described in this register. Items which are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (GSA Form 7279 or NA Form 14021) with a description of each restricted document has been inserted at the beginning of each folder from which materials have been removed. A Document Control Record marks the original position of the withdrawn item. Employees of the National Archives will review periodically the unclassified portions of closed materials for the purpose of opening those which no longer require restriction. Certain classified documents may be declassified under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to a Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear feet of materials:   11.67
  • Approximate number of pages:   28,000

Biographical Note

July 18, 1938 Born in San Francisco, California

1957-1961 Student, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

1961-1964 Officer, United States Marine Corps

1964-1972 U.S. Marine Corps Reserves

1964-1967 Student, Hastings College of Law, University of California

1967-1970 Attorney, Office of General Counsel, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation

1970-1972 Staff Assistant to the President (scheduling trips and planning President Nixon's foreign trips)

1972-1973 Consultant on detail to the Inaugural Committee

March-October 1973 Aid to HUD Secretary James T. Lynn in his role as Counsellor to the President for Community Development

October 1973-May 1974 Staff Assistant, Domestic Council

May 1974-October 1975 Associate Director for Natural Resources and Associate Director for Energy and Transportation, Domestic Council

August 1975-April 1976 Assistant Counsellor to the President and Executive Director of the White House Intelligence Coordinating Group

April 1976-January 1977 Special Counsel to the President

1977- President, Industrial Products Group, Mead Corporation, Dayton, Ohio

Scope and Content Note

The Michael Raoul-Duval staff member and office files document his activities on the Domestic Council staff from 1973 to 1974. He was primarily responsible for formulating policy in the areas of transportation, energy and rural and community development. Before joining the Domestic Council, Raoul-Duval served in various positions within the government, first as attorney with the Department of Transportation, then with H.R. Haldeman's staff to schedule and coordinate President Nixon's trips, followed by a position as White House liaison with HUD Secretary James T. Lynn. His office records do not contain any files from his previous positions within the White House; apparently he left them behind for his successors. What remains are files from his tenure on the Domestic Council staff.

He did not retain significant amounts of correspondence or memoranda, apparently referring incoming mail either to his subordinates, Glenn R. Schleede and Norman E. Ross, or to the agencies for reply. The files only sparsely document the follow-up coordination or end results of work delegated to his assistants. The few documents that pre-date his time on the Domestic Council staff are part of on-going working files that pertain to his work with the Domestic Council.

The files consist of one series which are arranged in alphabetical order by folder title. Originally, several folders did not have titles; these were created by the processing archivist and are bracketed. In a few instances, the folders are not arranged by the first word in the title but by another one. In these cases the letter under which the folder title has been arranged is underlined. For example, [Paper: Alternatives for Conservation of Aviation Jet Fuel - Federal Aviation Administration - October 23, 1973] is both a created folder title and filed under "A" for aviation rather than "P" for paper.

Related information may be found in:

Staff Member and Office Files:

John D. Ehrlichman
Energy Policy Office
Glenn R. Schleede

White House Central Files, Subject Files

FG 6-17 Council on Environmental Quality
FG 6-23 National Energy Office
FG 6-25 Energy Policy Office
FG 6-26 National Energy Office
FG 25 Department of Transportation
FG 251 Citizens Advisory Committee on Environmental Quality
UT Utilities

Series Description

Boxes:   1-35
Series:   Alpha-Subject Files | Folder Title List
Description:   Circulars, reports, fact sheets, correspondence, memoranda, legislation, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous publications, press releases, transcripts of Congressional testimony, transcripts of White House press conferences, Congressional Record, Congressional Committee prints, speech drafts, Presidential statements, talking points, maps, and photographs. Arranged in alphabetical order.

Folder Title List

Available as a searchable Adobe Acrobat PDFpdf file.

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