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 Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.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 A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item.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.
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The Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board was created by Executive Order 10717 of June 27, 1957, for the purpose of making recommendations to the President on Federal career employees whose exceptionally meritorious achievements deserve consideration for the President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service. This award, symbolized by a gold medal, was created by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and is the highest honor for Federal career service. The five Board members serve without compensation for an indefinite term.
Topics include the purpose of the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board, congratulatory letters of appointment to members of the Board, and congratulatory letters to recipients of the award. Inclusive dates are 5/1969 -- 8/1972.
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