FG 6-13 (National Goals Research Staff) (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, inspections, investigations, location, relocation, regulations, reports, appointments, and endorsements to top positions.

FG 6-13 pertains to the National Goals Research Staff. The staff was announced in a White House statement of July 13, 1969, as “a small, highly technical staff, made up of experts in the collection, correlation and processing of data relating to social needs, and in the projection of social trends. It will operate under the direction of Leonard Garment, Special Consultant to the President, and will maintain a continuous liaison with Dr. Daniel P. Moynihan in his capacity as Executive Secretary of the Council for Urban Affairs and with Dr. Arthur Burns, Counsellor to the President, in his capacity as head of the Office of Program Development.”

The staff issued a single report, on July 4, 1970, which is available as Oversize Attachment 3835.

Among the principal correspondents in this subject category are the Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Leonard Garment, H. R. Haldeman, Ken Cole, John Ehrlichman, Raymond Bauer, Kenneth Khachigian, and members of the public.

FG 6-13 National Goals Research Staff

Types of materials found here include memos, correspondence, clippings, resumes, and reports. Subjects covered pertain to the establishment of the staff, its relationship to the White House, and comments from the public about its activities.