FG 1 (President of the United States) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)

Scope and Content Note

The subject category for the President of the United States (FG 1) concerns the Administration's policies and accomplishments. Included are discussions of domestic and foreign issues, government reorganization, analyses of media reporting and public polls and topics related to the office of the President. Frequent correspondents include: President Richard Nixon, Stephen Bull, Kenneth Cole, Robert Ellsworth, John Ehrlichman, Bryce Harlow, Herbert Klein, Daniel Moynihan, John Price, William Safire, John Whitaker and Ronald Ziegler.

The Executive file category within this subject category includes the correspondence of the President, White House Staff and Administration officials with heads of state, members of Congress, political party members, personal acquaintances and business, patriotic and special interest organizations. The General file category mainly contains correspondence of the President and White House Staff with members of Congress, business, patriotic and special interest organizations and the general public. Many of the same subjects and correspondents, however, may be found in both files.

Related materials may be found in the following subject categories:

FG 10 The Cabinet

FI Finance

FI 4 Budget - Appropriations

JL 3 Criminal Matters

PL Political Affairs

PR 11 Motion Pictures - Film Strips - Recordings

PR 14 Presidential Favors

PR 16 Publicity - Newsleaks

PU 2-3 Clippings - Editorials

WE Welfare

WH 2-1 White House Administration: Furnishings

WH 2-2-1 White House Administration: Rooms

SC 2-3 Meteorological Rockets and Satellites

UT 1 Communications Satellites


The documentation of Administration accomplishments in the first 100 days and first year, the New Federalism, media reactions, public opinion polls, as well as scholarship and material objects associated with the Presidency such as White House furnishings and gifts are found in this subject category. Many foreign and domestic issues, including school desegregation, pollution, wage-price controls, transportation, Model Cities, urban problems, Vietnam, Cambodia, the People's Republic of China, race relations, welfare, youth, the draft, campus riots, public broadcasting, Watergate and related petitions from the National Commission for Fairness to the Presidency are found in these files.

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