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The subject category is composed of correspondence, notes, cables, transcripts of testimony, press releases, referrals, cross-references, resumes, guest lists, schedules, itineraries, postcards and printed materials concerning the administration's relationship with the Legislative Branch. Also documented, under the rubric "President of the Senate," are the activities of Vice Presidents Spiro Agnew and Gerald Ford. Correspondents include Bryce Harlow, William Timmons, Kenneth BeLieu, Lyn Nofziger, Harry Dent, Harry Flemming, H. R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, Herbert Klein, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Kenneth Cole, General James D. Hughes, Dwight Chapin, Peter Flanigan, Murray Chotiner, Hugh Sloan, Clark MacGregor, Henry Kissinger, Charles Colson, Richard K. Cook, Tom C. Korologos, Alexander Butterfield, Max L. Friedersdorf, Noble M. Melencamp, Peter Peterson, John Niehuss, Melvin Laird, Ronald Ziegler, Anne Tobin Armstrong, Terrence O'Donnell, Alexander H. Haig, Rose Mary Woods, Spiro Agnew, C. Stanley Blair, W. Ernst Minor, John M. Damgard, Patrick E. O'Donnell and Gerald Ford. Related subject categories in the White House and Central Files include Federal Government-Organizations (FG), Public Relations (PR), Invitations (IV), Legislation (LE), Political Affairs (PL), Messages (ME), Speeches (SP), Personnel Management (PE), National Defense (ND), Social Affairs (SO), Trade (TA), Commodities (CM), Business Economics (BE), Federal Aid (FA), Finance (FI), Foreign Affairs (FO), and Welfare (WE). The Name File and the Staff Member and Office Files also hold materials related to this subject category, as do the Staff Member and Office Files and White House Central Files file groups which were taken into the White House Special Files.

The distinction between the Executive and General files is particularly indistinct in this group of subject categories since both contain correspondence between White House staff and members of Congress. Correspondence with the general public and with state and local officials and representatives of civic, philanthropic and charitable institutions will usually be found in the General files.

Because of changes made in the White House Central Files filing scheme at the beginning of 1971, several sub-categories exist only for the years 1969-1970. This is true of most of the sub-categories with third numbers in their file codes: for example, Ex FG 33-17-1 House Committees--Science and Astronautics--Subcommittees. In these cases, and in the cases of all other file categories whose contents fail to document at least four of the Nixon administration's six years, the years covered are indicated in brackets, for example, [1969-1970].

As of August 1969, Bryce Harlow was the head of the Congressional Liaison Staff; Lamar Alexander was his Administrative Assistant; William Timmons and William Casselman were in charge of liaison with the House of Representatives, while Kenneth BeLieu and Gene Cowen provided liaison with the Senate; Lyn Nofzigger handled Congressional public relations; Dale Grubb and John Nidecker were in charge of special projects, one of which, handled by Nidecker, was to give advance information to concerned members of Congress on the awarding of federal contracts. On February 5, 1970, William Timmons succeeded Bryce Harlow as head of the Congressional Liaison Staff.

FG 30 THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

Topics covered include White House-Congress liaison, supplemental appropriation requests, and government reorganization.

FG 21 THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES

Topics covered include White House-Congress liaison, appointments, requests for Presidential photographs, Congressional activity during the President's absences from Washington, Congressional attendance at White House Functions, schedule proposals, status reports on administration legislative initiatives, allocation of perquisites to members of Congress, and other domestic and foreign policy issues.

FG 31/ST 1-52 THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES/STATES
FG 31/ST A-Z
FG 31/CO 1

Topics covered include appointments, water projects, military facility closings, subsidies and grants, proposed regulations, commodity prices, protective trade practices, and other foreign and domestic policy issues. The file is composed primarily of cross references. Arrangement is first according to a numerical-alphabetical scheme, with each state, in alphabetical order, being assigned a sequential number. "New England" is in one place filled within a "States A-Z" folder, and in another within a "CO" folder.

FG 31-1 LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP MEETINGS

Topics covered include the proposal of, preparation for, and record of substance of and attendance at legislative leadership meetings, and expressions of appreciation to the President by attendees at the meetings.

FG 32 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
FG 32/ST HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES/STATES

Topics covered include schedule proposals, attendance at White House social events, Congressional voting records, White House-Congress liaison, and preparation for meetings with members of Congress.

FG 33 HOUSE COMMITTEES
FG 33-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--AGRICULTURE
FG 33-1-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--AGRICULTURE--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-2 HOUSE COMMITTEES--APPROPRIATIONS
FG 33-2-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--APPROPRIATIONS--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-3 HOUSE COMMITTEES--ARMED SERVICES
FG 33-3-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--ARMED SERVICES--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-4 HOUSE COMMITTEES--BANKING AND CURRENCY
FG 33-4-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--BANKING AND CURRENCY--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-5 HOUSE COMMITTEES--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
FG 33-5-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-6 HOUSE COMMITTEES--EDUCATION AND LABOR
FG 33-6-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--EDUCATION AND LABOR--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-7 HOUSE COMMITTEES--FOREIGN AFFAIRS
FG 33-7-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--FOREIGN AFFAIRS--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-8 HOUSE COMMITTEES--GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
FG 33-8-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-9 HOUSE COMMITTEES--HOUSE ADMINISTRATION
FG 33-9-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--HOUSE ADMINISTRATION--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-10 HOUSE COMMITTEES--INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS
FG 33-10-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-11 HOUSE COMMITTEES--INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE
FG 33-11-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-12 HOUSE COMMITTEES--JUDICIARY
FG 33-12-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--JUDICIARY--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-13 HOUSE COMMITTEES--MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES
FG 33-13-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-14 HOUSE COMMITTEES--POST OFFICE AND CIVIL SERVICE
FG 33-14-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--POST OFFICE AND CIVIL SERVICE--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-15 HOUSE COMMITTEES--PUBLIC WORKS
FG 33-15-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--PUBLIC WORKS--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-16 HOUSE COMMITTEES--RULES
FG 33-16-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--RULES--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-17 HOUSE COMMITTEES--SCIENCE AND ASTRONAUTICS
FG 33-17-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--SCIENCE AND ASTRONAUTICS--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-18 HOUSE COMMITTEES--STANDARDS OF OFFICIAL CONDUCT
FG 33-18-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--STANDARDS OF OFFICIAL CONDUCT--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-19 HOUSE COMMITTEES--INTERNAL SECURITY
FG 33-19-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--INTERNAL SECURITY--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-20 HOUSE COMMITTEES--VETERANS' AFFAIRS
FG 33-20-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--VETERANS' AFFAIRS--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 33-21 HOUSE COMMITTEES--WAYS AND MEANS
FG 33-21-1 HOUSE COMMITTEES--WAYS AND MEANS--SUBCOMMITTEES

Topics covered include issues within the purview of the various committees, invitations to White House staff to testify before committees, and Congressional requests for White House documents. Many transcripts of testimony given before the committees by administration and other witnesses are present in this file.

FG 34 SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

Topics covered include the President's meetings with the Speaker, White House social events at which the Speaker is present, proposed legislation, and official amenities. In addition, this category contains official Presidential communications with the Speaker, whose purposes include forwarding reports, transmitting treaties, giving notification of additions to the Wilderness Preservation System, and requesting appropriation amendments.

FG 35 SENATE

Topics covered include appointment requests, Senate internal politics, the Senate legislative schedule, the medical condition of some Senators, and requests for photographs of the President.

FG 36 SENATE COMMITTEES
FG 36-1 SENATE COMMITTEES--AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES
FG 36-1-1 SCIENCE COMMITTEES--AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 36-2 SENATE COMMITTEES--AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
FG 36-2-1 SENATE COMMITTEES--AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 36-3 SENATE COMMITTEES--APPROPRIATIONS
FG 36-3-1 SENATE COMMITTEES--APPROPRIATIONS--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 36-4 SENATE COMMITTEES--ARMED SERVICES
FG 36-4-1 SENATE COMMITTEES--ARMED SERVICES--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 36-5 SENATE COMMITTEES--BANKING AND CURRENCY [1969-1972]
FG 36-5 SENATE COMMITTEES--BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS [1973-1974]
FG 36-5-1 SENATE COMMITTEES--BANKING AND CURRENCY--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 36-6 SENATE COMMITTEES--COMMERCE
FG 36-6-1 SENATE COMMITTEES--COMMERCE--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 36-7 SENATE COMMITTEES--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
FG 36-7-1 SENATE COMMITTEES--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 36-8 SENATE COMMITTEES--FINANCE
FG 36-8-1 SENATE COMMITTEES--FINANCE--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 36-9 SENATE COMMITTEES--FOREIGN RELATIONS
FG 36-9-1 SENATE COMMITTEES--FOREIGN RELATIONS--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 36-10 SENATE COMMITTEES--GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
FG 36-10-1 SENATE COMMITTEES--GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 36-11 SENATE COMMITTEES--INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS
FG 36-11-1 SENATE COMMITTEES--INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 36-12 SENATE COMMITTEES--JUDICIARY
FG 36-12-1 SENATE COMMITTEES--JUDICIARY--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 36-13 SENATE COMMITTEES--LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE
FG 36-13-1 SENATE COMMITTEES--LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 36-14 SENATE COMMITTEES--POST OFFICE AND CIVIL SERVICE
FG 36-14-1 SENATE COMMITTEES--POST OFFICE AND CIVIL SERVICE--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 36-15 SENATE COMMITTEES--PUBLIC WORKS
FG 36-15-1 SENATE COMMITTEES--PUBLIC WORKS--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 36-16 SENATE COMMITTEES--RULES AND ADMINISTRATION
FG 36-16-1 SENATE COMMITTEES--RULES AND ADMINISTRATION--SUBCOMMITTEES

Topics covered include internal politics of committee staffs, issues being considered by the various committees, and the issue of whether White House staff should testify before the committees. Many transcripts of testimony given before the committees by administration and other witnesses are present in this file.

FG 37 SELECT AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE

Topics covered include the issue being considered before the various committees, and, particularly, those being considered by the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities. Transcripts of testimony given before the committee by administration and other witnesses are present in this file.

FG 38 PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE

This file category would better be entitled "Vice President of the United States," since only a small part of its contents concern the Vice President's duties as President of the Senate.

Topics covered in the Executive file include intergovernmental relations, oceanography, opinions aroused by the Vice President's speeches, speaking invitations, schedule proposals, the Vice President's use of White House facilities, and White House social events at which the Vice President is present. Also included is Presidential correspondence with the President of the Senate concerning proposed legislation.

Topics covered in the General file include public response to Spiro Agnew's speeches of late 1969 and early 1970, and particularly to his speech of November 14, 1969, given in Des Moines, Iowa, attacking the news media; acknowledgments for receipt of gifts and information, expressions of appreciation for support, invitations to speak, attend meetings and conferences, and officiate at public events; and Spiro Agnew's place on the 1972 ticket.

FG 38/1 PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE/APPOINTMENT OF A VICE PRESIDENT

Topics covered include Spiro Agnew's resignation of the Vice Presidency, recommendations for a successor, the announcement of the Gerald Ford nomination, reaction to the nomination, White House liaison with Congress concerning Ford's confirmation, and planning and scheduling the swearing-in ceremony, December 6, 1973.

FG 38-1 FORMER VICE PRESIDENTS

Topics covered include the placement of Spiro Agnew's staff after his resignation, and the Congressional enquiry into the expense of post-resignation services provided to the former Vice President.

FG 39 JOINT COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS
FG 39-1 JOINT COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS--ATOMIC ENERGY
FG 39-1-1 JOINT COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS--ATOMIC ENERGY--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 39-2 JOINT COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS--DEFENSE PRODUCTION
FG 39-2-1 JOINT COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS--DEFENSE PRODUCTION--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 39-3 JOINT COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS--DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE PAPERS
FG 39-3-1 JOINT COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS--DISPOSITION OF EXECUTIVE PAPERS--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 39-4 JOINT COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS--INTERNAL REVENUE TAXATION
FG 39-4-1 JOINT COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS--INTERNAL REVENUE TAXATION--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 39-5 JOINT COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS--LIBRARY
FG 39-5-1 JOINT COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS--LIBRARY--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 39-6 JOINT COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS--NAVAJO-HOPI INDIAN ADMINISTRATION
FG 39-6-1 JOINT COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS--NAVAJO-HOPI INDIAN ADMINISTRATION--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 39-7 JOINT COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS--PRINTING
FG 39-7-1 JOINT COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS--PRINTING--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 39-8 JOINT COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS--REDUCTION OF NON-ESSENTIAL FEDERAL EXPENDITURES
FG 39-8-1 JOINT COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS-REDUCTION OF NON-ESSENTIAL FEDERAL EXPENDITURES--SUBCOMMITTEES
FG 39-9 JOINT COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS--JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE
FG 39-9-1 JOINT COMMITTEES OF CONGRESS--JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE--SUBCOMMITTEES

Topics covered include issues being considered by various committees, and White House liaison with members of the committees. Transcripts of testimony given before the committees by administration and other witnesses are present in this file.

FG 40 ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL
FG 40/A ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL/APPOINTMENTS

Topics covered include improvement projects for the Capitol and for Pennsylvania Avenue, appropriations for the Architect of the Capitol, and the appointment of a new Architect of the Capitol.

FG 41 CAPITOL POLICE

FG 42 CAPITOL PAGE SCHOOL

Topics covered include the President's signing of graduation certificates, the visit of graduates and their families to the White House, appointments to the school, and the desire of women to be admitted to the school.

FG 43 UNITED STATES BOTANIC GARDEN

FG 44 GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE
FG 44/A GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE/APPOINTMENTS

Topics covered include White House cooperation with General Accounting Office investigations, and with the consequent requests for White House documents, legislation concerning the General Accounting Office, the President's meeting with the Comptroller General, and the appointment of a new Assistant Comptroller General. Copies of Comptroller General Election Form 2, reporting campaign expenditures, are present in this file.

FG 45 GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
FG 45/A GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE/APPOINTMENTS

Topics covered include ink standards for archival material, White House printing requests, and the appointment of a new Public Printer.

FG 46 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
FG 46/A LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/APPOINTMENTS

Topics covered include White House requests for books, appropriations, and appointments to the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board and the Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise, and of a new Librarian of Congress.

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