Gerald L. Warren (White House Special Files: Staff Member and Office Files)

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The Presidential historical materials of Gerald L. Warren, Deputy Press Secretary to the President, are in custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-526, 88 Stat. 1695) and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, archivists reviewed the file group to identify personal and private materials (including materials that are outside the date span covered by the act) and nonhistorical items. These items have been returned to Warren.

Materials covered by the act have been archivally processed and are described in this register. Items which are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (GSA Form 7279) with a description of each restricted document has been inserted at the beginning of each folder from which materials have been removed. A Document Control Record marks the original position of the withdrawn item.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 restriction. Certain classified documents may be declassified under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to a Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear feet of materials:   .8
  • Approximate number of pages:   1,600
Biographical Note

1930 August 17 Born in Hastings, Nebraska

1951-1952 Lincoln (Neb.)-Star, Reporter

1952 A.B., University of Nebraska

1952-1956 U.S.N.R., lt. (j.g.)

1952-1961 San Diego Union, Reporter, Assistant City Editor

1961-1963 Copley News Service, Business Representative

1963-1968 San Diego Union, City Editor

1965 Married Euphemia Florence Brownell

1968-1969 San Diego Union, Assistant Managing Editor

1969-1974 Deputy Press Secretary, Nixon Administration

1974-1975 Deputy Press Secretary, Ford Administration

1975- San Diego Union, Editor

Scope and Content Note

The materials are arranged into one series:

  1. Chronological Files

The Chronological files of Gerald Lee Warren are dated January 1971 to June 1972. During this time, Warren served as Deputy Press Secretary to the President. The bulk of the files consists of memoranda dealing with routine matters of the Press Office, such as the transmittal of information used as guidance for press briefings and correspondence concerning applications for White House press credentials.

The majority of the materials are communications from Warren to Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler. Also included are scattered memoranda and correspondence to and from other members of the White House Staff, namely Neal Ball, Michael J. Farrell, Herbert G. Klein, Agnes M. Waldron, and J. Bruce Whelihan.

An exit interview with Warren was recorded, dated October 24, 1974, upon his departure from the White House Staff.

Series Description

Boxes:   1-2
Series:   Chronological Files
Spans:   1971 - 1972
Description:   Memoranda, correspondence, and newsclippings arranged chronologically by date of creation.

Folder Title List


Box 1

[Jan. 14 - March 23, 1971]
[April 3 - May 31, 1971]
[June 1971]
[July 1-30, 1971]
[August 1-17, 1971]
[September 7-30, 1971]
[October 4-29, 1971]
[November 1971]
[December 1-27, 1971]

Box 2

[Jan. 7 - Feb. 29, 1972]
[March 3-31, 1972]
[April 3-26, 1972]
[May 1 - June 8, 1972]