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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 Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.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 A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item.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:   9 in.
  • Approximate number of pages:   1,440

Organization Information

In November 1961, President Kennedy created Federal Executive Boards (FEBs), consisting of the top Federal officials representing both civilian and military establishments in ten of the nation's largest cities. The FEBs were designed to improve cooperation and coordination among the agencies and to provide a rapid avenue for communication of Presidential concerns directly to the field. Board members were designed by the heads of their respective agencies and were to be the highest officials of the Federal Government in their locale.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, reports, news clippings, press releases, handwritten notes, and lists. Primary correspondents include President Nixon, Dwight Chapin, Ken Cole, John Ehrlichman, Peter Flanigan, George Shultz, Casper Weinberger, Dwight Ink, and Robert P. Mayo. Topics include evaluations of the FEBs; coordination of Administration policies in the field; New Federalism; meetings between President Nixon, Nixon's staff, and members of the FEBs; FEB activities; and revenue sharing. Oversize attachments 3998, 6413, 10793, and 13582 have been processed and integrated into the collection.

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