FG 140 (Golden Spike Centennial Celebration Commission) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


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 Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.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 A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item.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:   1 in.
  • Number of pages:   102
Organizational Note

The Golden Spike Centennial Celebration Commission was established August 21, 1967, under the authority of P.L. 90-70. It was a public advisory committee and was terminated upon completion of its assignment. This Commission was created to develop and execute suitable plans for the celebration of the one-hundredth anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad across the United States on May 10, 1969. Membership of the Commission consisted of 4 members of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate; 4 members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and 5 members appointed by the President from the general public.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence and memorandums. Primary correspondents include White House staff H.R. Haldeman, John R. Brown, Robert Ellsworth, Darrell Trent and Peter M. Flanigan. These files also contain correspondence from Thomas Goodfellow and the annual report of the Golden Spike Centennial Celebration Commission.

The terms "Executive" [Ex] and "General" [Gen] are used before the code FG 140 to identify the source of the materials within a specific file. The files designated [Ex] are communications between national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, members of Congress and other prominent people. Files designated [Gen] are communications between government officials and private citizens, institutions and other private interests.

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