FG 212 (Quetico-Superior Committee) (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 Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.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 A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item.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.
  • Approximate number of pages:   50
Organizational Note

In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created by Executive Order the President’s Quetico-Superior Committee, which worked to preserve the natural state of Rainey Lake and Pigeon River Watersheds on the Canada-U.S. border. The incumbent President reissued the Executive Order to continue the Committee every four years, with the last such Executive Order (11342), signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, expiring on April 10, 1971. The Committee consisted of a Chairman appointed by the President, two other members appointed by the President, an employee of the Department of Agriculture designated by the Secretary, and an employee of the Department of the Interior designated by the Secretary.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of originals, copies, and carbons of correspondence; memorandums; a press release; and a December 1953 report of the Committee. Primary correspondents include the President; John Whitaker; John D. Ehrlichman, William E. Kriegsman, Tod R. Hullin, and Committee Chairman Charles S. Kelly. Topics include White House relations with the Committee, the organization of the Committee, and the appointment of new members.

The terms Executive and General are used before the code FG 212 generally to determine the source of the materials. Items designated Executive are communications among national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, Members of Congress, and other prominent people. Items designated General are communications between Government officials and private citizens, institutions, and other private interests.

Folder Title List

Box 1

[EX] FG 212 Quetico-Superior Committee [1969-1970]
[EX] FG 212 Quetico-Superior Committee 1/1/1971-[12/31/1972]
[EX] FG 212 Quetico-Superior Committee 1/1/1973-[8/9/1974] [empty]
[GEN] FG 212 Quetico-Superior Committee [1969-1970]
[GEN] FG 212 Quetico-Superior Committee 1/1/1971-[12/31/1972] [empty]
[GEN] FG 212 Quetico-Superior Committee 1/1/1973-[8/9/1974] [empty]
[EX] FG 212/A [July 1971]