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FG 101 (Committee for Purchase of Products and Services of the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped)

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These Presidential historical materials 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 private or personal as well as non-historical items. Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.

Materials covered by this act have been archivally processed and are described in this finding aid. Items that are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item.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 restrictions. Classified documents may be reviewed for declassification under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear measurement of materials:  2 in.
  • Approximate number of pages:  320

Organization Information

The Committee for Purchase of Products and Services of the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped, originally titled the Committee on Purchases of Blind-Made Products, was established by act of June 25, 1938 (52 Stat. 1196; 41 U.S.C. 46). The Committee determined the suitability and fair market price of all commodities and services offered for sale to the Federal Government by any non-profitmaking agency for the blind and other severely handicapped under the laws of the United States or of any State, and to make such rules and regulations as shall be necessary. The Committee's name changed by act of June 23, 1971 (85 Stat. 77).

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, reports, and press releases. Primary correspondents include the President, Peter Flanigan, Harry S. Flemming, Charles B. Wilkinson, Bernard H. Bieri, Jr., L.F. Donahue, and K.R. Wheeler. Topics include the selection of Committee members, appointments to and resignations from the Committee, and Committee communication with the White House.

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