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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 Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.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 A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item.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:   3 in.
  • Approximate number of pages:   400

Organization Information

The National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control was established by the Fire Research and Safety Act of 1968 (PL 90-259). The Act called for a 20-member commission, appointed by the President, to undertake research to help diminish the hazards of death, injury, and damage to property created by fire. The Commission led a two-year study to determine practicable and effective measures for reducing the destructive effects of fire.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of originals, carbons, and copies of correspondence; memorandums; notes; newsclippings; and press releases. Primary correspondents include the President, John D. Ehrlichman, Tod R. Hullin, David R. Gergen, Charles B. Wilkinson, William E. Timmons, Charles Colson, Commission Chairman Richard E. Bland, Commission Director of Public Affairs and Congressional Relations Clayton Willis, governors, mayors, and fire chiefs. Topics include the funding and status of the Commission, activities of the Commission, a meeting of the President with the Commission, and appointments and resignations of Commission members. Corresponding oversized attachments 12141 (containing the final report of the Commission) and 12319 have been processed and are available in White House Central Files: Processed Oversized Attachments.

Related materials may be found in White House Central Files: Subject Files: FI 4/FG 170 (Finance—Budget Appropriations) and SA 1 (Safety—Fire)

The terms Executive and General are used before the code FG 170 generally to determine the source of the materials. Items designated Executive are communications among national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, Members of Congress, and other prominent people. Items designated General are communications between Government officials and private citizens, institutions, and other private interests.

Folder Title List

Box 1

[EX] FG 170 National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control [1969-1970]
[EX] FG 170 National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control 1/1/1971-[12/31/1972]
[EX] FG 170 National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control 1/1/1973-[8/9/1974]
[GEN] FG 170 National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control [1969-1970]
[GEN] FG 170 National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control 1/1/1971-[12/31/1972]
[GEN] FG 170 National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control 1/1/1973-[8/9/1974]
[EX] FG 170/A [1970]
[EX] FG 170/A [1971]

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