The Presidential historical materials of Darrell Trent 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 personal and private materials (including materials outside the date span covered by the act) as well as nonhistorical items. These materials have been returned to the individual who has primary proprietary interest.
Materials covered by the Act have been archivally processed and are described in this register. Items which are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (GSA Form 7279 or NA Form 14021) with a description of each restricted document has been inserted at the beginning of each folder from which materials have been removed. A Document Control Record marks the original position of the withdrawn item.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 restriction. Certain classified documents may be declassified under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to a Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.
- Linear feet of materials: 3.3
- Approximate number of pages: 8,000
This file group documents the activities of Darrell Trent, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy to Peter Flanigan. He was primarily associated with the Office of Emergency Planning, Civil Aeronautics Board, Interstate Commerce Commission, and the Small Business Administration.
Trent was born in Missouri in 1939, and grew up in Kansas. He attended Stanford University, and the Wharton School of Business. He earned an M.B.A. at the Columbia Graduate School of Business in 1964. Before participating in Nixon's 1968 campaign, Trent was board chairman of five corporations in the Midwest. He was also Commissioner of the General Services Administration's Property Management and Disposal Service. During the Reagan administration, he served as Deputy Secretary in the Department of Transportation.
These files reflect a wide variety of topics: Ambassadors, American Revolutionary Bicentennial Commission, Civil Aeronautics Board, Federal Trade Commission, and a sizable portion of materials relating to personnel matters.
Principal correspondents include John Ehrlichman, Peter Flanigan, and Bill Timmons.
In addition to this collection, related materials may be located in:
White House Central Files, Subject Files:
CA Civil Aviation
FG 88 Civil Aeronautics Board
White House Special Files, Staff Member and Office Files:
Series: Alpha-Subject Files
Description: These files are arranged alphabetically by subject. They include clippings, drafts, general correspondence, memoranda, press releases, and reports on a variety of topics.
Series: Alpha-Name Files
Description: These folders are arranged alphabetically, by name. This box is personnel-related, and is comprised of resumes, applications for employment with the federal government, and letters of recommendation.
Series I: Alpha-Subject Files
Administrative Conference of the U.S. 
Air Transportation 
All Risk Insurance 
AMBASSADORS- Correspondence re Candidates 
AMBASSAOORS- Correspondence re Candidates 
Ambassadors, Special & Paris [1969-70]
American Revolution Bicentennial Commission 
Arms Control & Disarmament Agency 
Board of Foreign Scholarships
Bureau of the Budget [1969-70]
CAB-Air Routes, Morocco
CAB-Free Airline Transportation
CAB-International Air Transportation Policy Statement
CAB-International Civil Aviation Organization
CAB-Ireland Route [1969-70]
CAB-Korea, Republic of
CAB-Northwest-Northeast Merger 
CAB-Overseas National Airways 
CAB-Pan Am 
CAS-Philippines  [One Item]
CAB-Portugal  [One Item]
CAB-Singapore  [One Item]
CAB-Supplemental Carriers 
CAB-Transatlantic Supplemental Charter Authority Renewal Case [1st Air Policy Statement Case] 
CAB-Trans International Airlines  [One Item]
CAB-Trans Pacific Route  [One Item]
CAB-United Kingdom Routes 
Commission on Govt. Procurement [1969-70]
Ctte for Preservation of the WH [White House] [l969]
Comptroller of the Currency 
Comptroller General 
Consolidation of CAB, ICC, FMC, Proposal
Departmental Report-Level V and Above Appointments June 23, 1969
D.C. Development Bank 
Disasters- Aug-Dec 1969
Ethnic Groups 
FCC Candidates [1968-70]
FCC Complaint 
FTC Candidates  [1 of 2]
FTC Candidates  [2 of 2]
Federal Communications Commission 
Federal Maritime Commission [1969-70]
Federal Power Commission 
FLANIGAN - Memos from DMT 
FLANIGAN - Memos to DMT 
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission 
Forms for Processing
General Correspondence re Commission [1969-70]
HEW's Plan for Action for Appmts
Inter-American Commission on Women 
Interior Department- Reorganization 
International Organizations, U.S. Representation in 
Interstate Commerce Commission [1969-70]
Job Commitments- Priority Candidates 
Land and Water Conservation Fund 
Minority Enterprise [1969-70]
Miscellaneous Personnel Actions (formerly suspense File thru 1/70) [1 of 2]
Miscellaneous Personnel Actions (formerly suspense File thru 1/70) [2 of 2]
NLRB Candidates  [1 of 2]
NLRB Candidates  [2 of 2]
NASA PERSONNEL 
Nat'l Public Advisory Panel on Architectural Services 
Negroes Serving above Secretarial Level in Administration [1969-70]
Notes from Research
Obscenity & Pornography Commission 
Parks- Environmental Msg [l970] [1 of 21
Parks- Environmental Msg  [2 of 2]
People to be Placed
Personnel Interchange Program  [One Item]
Personnel Recruitment 
Personnel Trend Reports
President's Advisory Council on Executive Organization 
President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Presidential Scholars 
Public Broadcasting 
Rail Passenger Service 
Reading References 
Republican Nat'l Ctte Meeting June 26-28, 1969- Washington, D.C.
SBA-Expanded Ownership [1969-70]
SBA, Possible Candidates for [1969-70]
SBA-Small Business Investment Corp & Related Matters- DMT's personal file
SBA-Task Force Report 
SP Replies to Action Requests 
SMALL BUSINESS STUDY GROUP
Special Commission on Population Growth
State of the Union [1969-70]
STATUS REPORT ON CERTAIN INDEPENDENT AGENCIES & EXECUTIVE OFFICE ORGANIZATIONS 
Subversive Activities Control Board [1969-70]
Tax Revisions 
[Temporary] Pa. Avenue Commission 
Trusteeship Council 
U.S. Tariff Commission 
U.S. Tariff Commission 
Under Secretaries Meetings 
Welfare Reform Fact Sheet 
Series II: Alpha-Name Files
BACON, Ruth Elizabeth
Baker, Richard T.
Berkman, Craig L., Capt., USA
Bertoglio, Peter J.
Brewer, W. Donald
Buttle, Edgar A.
Carbaugh, John Jr.
Dole, Senator Bob
Charles Wythe Dunn
Ellsworth, Donald Delos
Gadberry, G. Robert
Gidwitz, James G.
Gillespie, W. Tyrone
Guthrie, Jo Carol
HANDY, Frank G. Mich
Ish, George D.
Jones, Isabella J.
Robert H. Knight
Kohler, Walter Jodok, Jr.
Lowe, Robert M.
Mason, Howard P.
Richard T. McCormick
Mollenhoff, Clark R.
Needham, James J.
Parker, Ellis J.
Pash, Melvin B.
PATE, Joe Bailey, Jr.
Phelps, Malcolm, E., M.D.
PRICE, William F.
Joseph R. Rensch
Henry B. Schact
TAYLOR, W. Barry
Toussaint, Paul Arthur
Wade, Gen. Leigh
White, Alvin S.
Zenowitz, Allan Ralph