FG 6-15 (Domestic Council) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)

Scope and Content Note

Subject file category FG 6-15 contains materials pertaining to the Domestic Council. The principal correspondents are Roy Ash, Steve Bull, John Campbell, James Cavanaugh, Dwight Chapin, Kenneth Cole, John Ehrlichman, Lewis Engman, John Evans, Richard Fairbanks, Robert Finch, Peter Flanigan, Ed Harper, Tod Hullin, Donald Johnson, Fred Malek, Dana Mead, Ed Morgan, Daniel P. Moynihan, David Parker, John Price, Donald Rumsfeld, Geoff Shepard, Maurice Stans, William Timmons, Gerald Warren, and Ronald Ziegler.

The terms Executive and General precede each FG 6-15 file designation. Executive items include communications among national, state, and local governments and their agencies, members of Congress, and other prominent correspondents. Items designated General include communications between government officials and private citizens and institutions, including resumes sent by members of the general public.

The types of materials filed under FG 6-15 include letters and memoranda, printed materials, newspaper clippings, and photographs. When a document includes several subjects or could be requested under several similar file categories, the White House Central Files placed cross reference notations on the document.

Related subject categories and subcategories include:

FG 1 The President of the United States

FG 6-3 Council of Economic Advisers

FG 6-11-1/Cole, Kenneth Cole, Kenneth

FG 6-11-1/Ehrlichman, John Ehrlichman, John

FG 6-16 Office of Management and Budget

FG 22 Department of Labor

FG 23 Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

FG 24 Department of Housing and Urban Development

LG Local Governments

WE Welfare


Included in the Executive files of category FG 6-15 is a significant amount of correspondence pertaining to Domestic Council Cabinet level committee and subcommittee meetings. The topics covered in these meetings include aging, the bicentennial celebration, community development, energy, health, human resources, law enforcement and drug abuse, natural resources, planning assistance for state and local governments, transportation, veterans services, and welfare reform planning. Also documented are the staff travel project "Listening Sessions", the Model Cities Program, the Expanded Ownership (of property) Program, and the Urban League job programs. The Executive files also include several letters of resignation from staff members. Updated Domestic Council staff rosters are periodically found in the Executive files.

The General files include resumes and letters of application from government and non-government personnel for Domestic Council positions. There are also several requests for members of the Domestic Council staff to speak before various organizations across the country. In addition, members of the general public sent inquiries wanting to know how the Domestic Council works. The General files also include several requests from high school and college students seeking information about the Domestic Council for research projects.


The Executive files include several orders of presidential appointments to the Domestic Council staff. In addition, there are also several letters of resignation from staff members and replies from the President.

The General file is empty.


This subcategory contains a very limited amount of material concerning the Domestic Council Committee on the Right to Privacy.

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