FG 187 (Ozarks Regional Commission) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


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  • Linear measurement of materials:   1 in.
  • Number of pages:   204
Organizational Note

The Ozarks Regional Commission was established under title V of the Public Works and Economic Development Act, 1965 (PL 89-136). First designated in 1966, it consists of counties in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma. It is a partnership between federal, state and local government. Members consist of the Governor of each state and a Federal Cochairman appointed by the President.  The primary functions of the Commission are to develop long range economic development plans and to coordinate the Federal, state and local involvement in developing the economy.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of memorandums, correspondence, reports and Presidential statements.

Primary correspondents include Bryce N. Harlow, Peter G. Peterson, Dale Bumpers, E. L. Stewart, and William M. McCandless.

Topics include annual reports, scheduled functions, the signing of S 2317, which extends the duties of the Commission, appointments to the Commission and funding.

The terms Executive and General used before the file designation FG 187 generally determine the source of the material. Items designated Executive [EX] are communications between Commission members or staff and the President, White House staff members, Federal officials, members of Congress, and other prominent people. Items designated General [GEN] are communications between White House staff members and the general public or a Congressional representative writing on behalf of a constituent.

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