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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 Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.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 A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item.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.
  • Number of pages:   131

Organization Information

The United States Advisory Commission on Information was established by Title VI of the U.S. Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, P.L. 80-402, as amended. The Commission advises the Director of the United States Informational Agency.

The commission formulates and recommends to the Director of the United States Informational Agency policies and programs for carrying out the Agency's functions under the Information and Educational Exchange Act. These functions consist principally of providing an information service to disseminate abroad information about the United States, its peoples, and policies promulgated by the Congress, the President, the Secretary of State and other responsible officials of government having to do with matters affecting foreign affairs

The commission is composed of five members appointed by the President for three year terms. Members are representatives of business, public service and the communications media.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of biographical statements, letters, memorandums and press releases. Correspondents include President, Stephen Bull, Dwight Chapin, John D. Ehrlichman, Peter M. Flanigan, Alexander M. Haig, Jr., H. R. Haldeman, Bryce N. Harlow, Henry A. Kissinger, Herb G. Klein, Patrick E. O’Donnell, William E. Timmons, Ronald Ziegler, and other members of the White House Staff and members of Congress. These files contain correspondence from members of the United States Advisory Commission on Information.

Topics include appointments, nominations, resignations and recommendations of chairmen and members of the reappointments and recommendations of members to United States Advisory Commission on Information upon expirations of terms.

The terms Executive and General are used before the code FG 227 generally to determine the source of the materials within a specific file. The files designated Executive are communications among national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, Members of Congress, and other prominent people. Files designated General are communications between Government officials and private citizens, institutions, and other private interests.

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