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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 Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.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 A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item.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:   157

Organization Information

The Inter-Agency Economic Adjustment Committee was established by President Richard M. Nixon, March 4, 1970. The Committee provided advise, assistance and support to the Secretary of Defense, and coordinated economic adjustment activities that responded to significant defense program changes: i.e. military base closures, reductions in defense personnel, major weapons contract terminations.  Committee activities included identifying regions economically impacted by defense program changes and preparing development plans to coordinate federal, state, and local economic adjustment efforts. The Committee was composed of the Secretary of Defense (chairperson), the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Secretary of Transportation, the Administrator, General Services Administration, and the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of memorandums, correspondence, reports, and press releases. Primary correspondents include the President, Peter M. Flanigan, Kenneth Cole, John Campbell, and Melvin R. Laird.  Topics include domestic military base closings, unemployment, education and vocational training, defense personnel reductions, and defense contract cutbacks.

The terms Executive and General are used before the code FG 272 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. 

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