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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 Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.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 A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item.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:  < 1 in.
  • Number of pages:   4

Organization Information

The General Advisory Committee on Foreign Assistance Programs was established March 26, 1965 by Presidential Directive under authority granted by P.L. 88-206, dated December 16, 1963. It was a public advisory committee and was terminated.

This Committee advised the President, the Secretaries of State and Defense, the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, the administrator of the Agency for International Development and other departments and agencies on a continuing basis concerning policies, problems and implementation of foreign assistance programs.

The Committee consisted of 18 members representing the general public.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence and memorandums. Primary correspondents include White House staff Dwight L. Chapin and Hugh W. Sloan, Jr. There is also correspondence from George B. Eager of Cornell University.

The terms "Executive" [Ex] and "General" [Gen] are used before the code FG 138 to identify the source of the materials within a specific file. The files designated [Ex] are communications between national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, members of Congress and other prominent people. Files designated [Gen] are communications between government officials and private citizens, institutions and other private interests.

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