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The Presidential historical materials of Darrell Trent 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 A Document Control Record marks the original position of the withdrawn item.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:   3.3
  • Approximate number of pages:   8,000

Scope and Content Note

This file group documents the activities of Darrell Trent, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy to Peter Flanigan. He was primarily associated with the Office of Emergency Planning, Civil Aeronautics Board, Interstate Commerce Commission, and the Small Business Administration.

Trent was born in Missouri in 1939, and grew up in Kansas. He attended Stanford University, and the Wharton School of Business. He earned an M.B.A. at the Columbia Graduate School of Business in 1964. Before participating in Nixon's 1968 campaign, Trent was board chairman of five corporations in the Midwest. He was also Commissioner of the General Services Administration's Property Management and Disposal Service. During the Reagan administration, he served as Deputy Secretary in the Department of Transportation.

These files reflect a wide variety of topics: Ambassadors, American Revolutionary Bicentennial Commission, Civil Aeronautics Board, Federal Trade Commission, and a sizable portion of materials relating to personnel matters.

Principal correspondents include John Ehrlichman, Peter Flanigan, and Bill Timmons.

In addition to this collection, related materials may be located in:

White House Central Files, Subject Files:

BE Business-Economics
CA Civil Aviation
FG 88 Civil Aeronautics Board
TA Trade
TN Transportation

White House Special Files, Staff Member and Office Files:

John Ehrlichman
Peter Flanigan

Series Description

Boxes:   1-9
Series:   Alpha-Subject Files | Folder Title List
Description:   These files are arranged alphabetically by subject. They include clippings, drafts, general correspondence, memoranda, press releases, and reports on a variety of topics.

Boxes:   10
Series:   Alpha-Name Files | Folder Title List
Description:   These folders are arranged alphabetically, by name. This box is personnel-related, and is comprised of resumes, applications for employment with the federal government, and letters of recommendation.

Folder Title List

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