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FG 281 (New England River Basins Commission)

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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 Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.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 A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item.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:   1 in.
  • Number of pages:   200

Organization Information

The New England River Basins Commission was established September 6, 1967, by Executive Order 11371, under the authority of Public Law 89-90, the Water Resources Act. The Commission served as an interagency advisory commission of the Water Resources Council. The Commission studied the needs for water and related land resources in New England and recommended plans and programs for meeting those needs.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of memorandums, correspondence, reports, and maps. Primary correspondents include the President, William J. Hopkins, Kenneth Cole, William E. Timmons, and Peter M. Flanigan. Topics include expansion of the geographical jurisdiction of the New England river basins, and the Great Lakes basin, the Upper Mississippi River basin, the Pacific Northwest river basins, the Ohio River basin, and the Missouri River basin.

The terms Executive and General are used before the code FG 281 generally to determine the source of the materials. Items designated Executive are communications among national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, Members of Congress, and other prominent people. Items designated General are communications between Government officials and private citizens, institutions, and other private interests.

Related White House Central Files subject categories include:

FG 236 Water Resources Council
FG 255 Great Lakes Basin Commission
FG 284 Pacific Northwest River Basins Commission
FG 285 Souris-Red-Rainy River Basins Commission
FG 307 Ohio River Basin Commission
FG 344 Upper Mississippi River Basin Commission
FG 345 Missouri River Basin Commission

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