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This sub-category is composed of documents pertaining to the Cabinet and Cabinet meetings. Included are letters, memoranda, telegrams, lists, schedules, and reports. Frequent correspondents include John C. Whitaker, Dwight L. Chapin, John D. Ehrlichman, Kenneth R. Cole, Jr., H.R. Haldeman, and David N. Parker. Related subject categories in the White House Central Files include Public Relations (PR), Invitations (IV), Business-Economics (BE), and Judicial-Legal Matters (JL). Related documents are also contained in the Name File and Staff Member and Office Files in the White House Central Files and in the White House Special Files. The folders are arranged in two groups beginning with those coded FG 10 (The Cabinet) followed by those coded FG 10-1 (Cabinet Meetings).

The terms Executive (EX) and General (GEN) precede each of the file designations. These terms are used by the White House CEntral Files to indicate separation of documents according to source. Executive items include communications among national, foreign, and state and local governments and their agencies, members of Congress, and selected prominent correspondents. General items designate communications between government officials and private citizens, institutions, and private interest groups. Where "/A" follows a numeric file designation, it indicates files relating to appointments, nominations, and resignations.


This category includes items pertaining to reorganization of Cabinet departments and executive branch agencies, a list of Cabinet department heads from 1789 to 1971, and a list of Nixon sub-cabinet members.


The documents include original and copied Cabinet meeting agendas for the 1969-1974 period and transcripts of the December 24, 1969 and December 21, 1971 Cabinet meetings. Contained in this category, are agendas for nine of the thirteen Cabinet meetings held in 1969, ten of the fifteen meetings held in 1970, and sixteen of the twenty-one meetings held in 1971. The agendas in this category for the years 1972 and 1973 number respectively eight and twelve. One 1972 agenda, dated February 8, is found in the White House Special Files as are six of the 1973 agendas and all of the six 1974 agendas. The agendas state names of participants, topics presented and discussed, and time allocated for each topic.

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