FG 377 (Federal Energy Administration) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)

Scope and Content Note

Filed under the category FG (Federal Government-Organizations) are materials pertaining to matters such as establishment, disestablishment, organization, reorganization, audits, inspection, investigations, location, relocation, regulations, reports, appointments, and endorsements to top positions.

The terms Executive and General used before the code FG 377 and all subdivisions thereunder generally determine the source of the materials thus coded. 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. The topics filed under each category are generally similar.

Related subject categories in the White House Central Files include:

Staff Member and Office Files:

Charles J. DiBona
John A. Love

Subject Files:

BE 4 Business and Economics, Industrial

CM 29 Commodities and Petroleum Products

FE 6 Executive Orders

FG 5-17 Council on Environmental Quality

FG 6-23 National Energy Office

FG 6-25 Energy Policy Office

FG 6-26 Federal Energy Office


FG 377 contains materials pertaining to the Federal Energy Administration (FEA), which was established by the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (88 Stat. 96), effective June 28, 1974. It assumed the functions of the Federal Energy Office which was abolished by Executive Order 11790 of June 25, 1974. The FEA's responsibilities included regulation of fuel allocation and petroleum prices, collection of energy data, and energy planning with particular emphasis on energy conservation and expansion of supplies.

The types of documents filed under FG 377 are original incoming letters and memoranda; carbons and electrostatic copies of outgoing letters and memoranda; transmittal notes; press releases; government forms and cross references to other subject files.

The Executive file contains material concerning the organization, administration, policies and programs of the Federal Energy Administration. Topics include appointments to the FEA, schedule of public signing of Federal Energy Administration Act, financial situation of United States international carriers, economics, talking points and reports of meetings, fuel shortages, FEA regulation of international airlines, pending energy legislation, and FY 1975 objectives.

The General file was empty.

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