FG 66 (Administrative Conference of the United States) (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 Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.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 A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item.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:  < 9 in.
  • Number of pages:  1,831
Organizational Note

The Administrative Conference of the United States was established as a permanent independent agency by the Administrative Conference Act (5 U.S.C. 571-576) enacted in 1964. The statutory provisions prescribing the organization and activities of the Conference are based in part upon the experience of two temporary Conferences called by the President in 1953 or 1961, each of which operated for a period of 18 months.

The purpose of the Administrative Conference is to develop improvements in the legal procedures by which Federal agencies administer regulatory, benefit, and other Government programs. As members of the Conference, agency heads, other Federal officials, private lawyers, university professors, and other experts in administrative law and government are provided with a forum in which they can conduct continuing studies of selected problems involving those administrative procedures and can combine their experience and judgment in cooperative efforts toward improving the fairness and effectiveness of such procedures.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, press releases, personnel actions, reports of subcommittees, budget requests, agendas and plenary sessions. Primary correspondents include the President, Jere S. Williams, David E. Kartalia, John E. Cushman, Roger C. Cramton, Antonin Scalia, John D. Ehrlichman, Peter M. Flanigan, Anne Armstrong, Edward L. Morgan and other Senior White House Staff Members. Topics include the nomination, recommendation, appointment, resignation and retirement of those who serve on the United States Court of Claims.

The terms Executive [Ex] and General [Gen] are used before the code FG 66 to identify the source of the materials within a specific file. Files designated [Ex] are communications among national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, members of Congress, and other prominent people. Files designated [Gen] are communications between Government officials and private citizens, institutions, and other private interests.

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