Peter E. Millspaugh (White House Special Files: Staff Member and Office Files)

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The Presidential historical materials of Peter E. Millspaugh, Deputy Special Assistant to the President, 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 (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 as well as nonhistorical items; none were found.

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 A Document Control Record marks the original position of the withdrawn item.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 the authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to a Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear feet of materials:   .5
  • Approximate number of pages:   1,600
Biographical Note

1936 April 30 Born in Norwich, New York

1963 M.A. degree, Georgetown University

1967 Honorable discharge, United States Army, first lieutenant

1967-1968 Research analyst for the Republican National Committee; J.D. degree, American University (1968); volunteer, Nixon-Agnew Campaign

1968-1969 Administrative aide, Presidential Transition Committee

1969-1972 Administrative assistant in the office of Harry S. Flemming (a Special Assistant to the President); and subsequently Deputy Special Assistant to the President in the office of Harry S. Dent (a Special Counsel to the President)

Scope and Content Note

The materials of Peter E. Millspaugh date from November 1969 to January 1973. During that time he was initially an administrative aide in the office of Harry S. Flemming and subsequently a Deputy Special Assistant to the President under the direction of Harry S. Dent. Millspaugh was a mid-level administrative officer with responsibility for domestic partisan liaison; he assisted in the coordination of Republican party activities between numerous elements of its membership and the White House.

The subject matter of this file group reflects his responsibilities. There are letters, memoranda, notes, public statements, press announcements, news clippings, tour schedules, and personnel lists relating to numerous Republican party affairs, especially patronage in its various aspects: appointments and employment in public service positions, control and award of contracts, and assistance in congressional elections.

The materials are arranged one series:

  1. Alphabetical Subject Files
Series Description

Boxes:   1-2
Series:   Alphabetical Subject Files
Spans:   1969 - 1972
Description:   Incoming and outgoing correspondence. Tissue and electrostatic copies of memoranda and letters. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically therein.

Folder Title List


Box 1

Finding Aid
Abbott Laboratories
Agora Group (Nicolaides and Nagle)
Appalachian Power Company--Project No. 2317 (Arnold L, Young, North Carolina)
Beall, J. Glenn
Bent, Chuck
Bernard, Charles T.
Blount, James D., Jr.
Bull, Stephen
Cahill, Gov. William T.
Coble Dairy Products Cooperative
Colson, Chuck
Committee for the Re-Election of the President
1974 Congressional Races and Candidates (Sensitive)
Coordinating Meeting
Dairymen's Association (Mid-America)
Daley, Mayor John
Dent Memos
Diagnostic Data, Inc. (DDI), M.G. Smith, President
Dunn, Gov. Winfield
Elliott, Ralph
Elrod, Luther Clay, Jr.
Farley, Frank S.
FHA--Farmers Home Administration
Flemming, Harry S.
Flemming, Lynne
Fraser, Edith
Frey, Lou
General Dynamics
General Services Administration
Gosman, Bob
Hawke, Jack
Helms, Jesse
HEW (Health, Education, and Welfare)
Huntley, Chet
Internal Revenue Service
Johnson, Congressman Albert
Jones, David R.
Jones, Oliver H.
Kaupinen, Al
Kingsley, Daniel--Appointments
Louisiana Dredging Project--Michoud Canal, La (Miss. River-Gulf Outlet)
Lowrey, Mrs. Betty
Lugar, Mayor Richard
Magruder, Jeb
McCloskey, Paul N.
Meat Import Quotas (1972)
Meyers, Clay
Mitchell, A/G John N.

Box 2

North Carolina Races '70
Nunn, Lee
OEO (Office of Economic Opportunity)
OMB [Office of Management and Budget] Project "Confidential"
Political Contacts
President's TV appearance
Radio Free Europe
Raymore, Missouri Sewer Project
Rebozo, C.G. (Bebe)
Rizzo, Frank L.
Rothman, Bob (American Apparel Manufacturers Association)
Russell, Fred
Ryther, Phillip
Schweiker, Senator Richard S.
Schweitzer, Richard H. Jr.
Sherwin, Paul J. (Secretary of State, New Jersey)
Short, Richard
Shultz, George P.
Southern Regional Model
Spielman, Matthew
St. Louis Area Airport
State Chairmen
Suit, Hal
Sverdrup, General I.J.
Thurmond, Senator Strom
Trent, Darrell
Veterans Administration
Wage Board and Price Commission
Wallace, Gov. George
Walsh, Charles E.
Warner, Clarence
Warren, Walter
Watson, Congressman Albert
Westbay, Tim (Harry H.)
"Youth" Book