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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 Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.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 A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item.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:  2.5 in.
  • Approximate number of pages:  400

Organization Information

Title V of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 authorized the Secretary of Commerce to designate economic development regions. The Coastal Plains Region, consisting of 159 counties in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, was designated on December 21, 1966. The Commission was formally organized on July 29, 1967. The purpose of the Commission is to develop long-range, comprehensive economic development programs for the region, to coordinate Federal and State economic development activities in the region, and to promote increased private investment.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, transmittal memorandums, press releases, and reports. Primary correspondents include President Nixon, Maurice Stans, John L. Campbell, G. Fred Steele, James Duvall, Burt W. Roper, and members of the Commission. Topics include Federal Co-chair testimony before Congressional committees, Accelerated Public Works Program, the Commission's "Regional Economic Development Plan of August 1971," the sixth meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Regional Economic Development, revenue sharing, and appointments to and resignations from the Commission. Oversize Attachment 7155 has been processed and integrated into the collection.

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