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The subject category pertaining to the Transition to Incoming Administration (FG 3) includes materials from late 1968. The files contain advice and comments to the President-Elect on domestic and foreign policy, references to pre-Presidential task force reports, and transition staff activities such as air travel, phone cards, political expenses and liaison with President Lyndon Johnson's staff. Correspondents include: Martin Anderson, Arthur Burns, Harry Dent, John Ehrlichman, Peter Flanigan, Bryce Harlow, Henry Kissinger, Herbert Klein, Gen. George Lincoln, Rose Mary Woods and Ronald Ziegler.

The Executive file category within this subject category includes the correspondence of the President, White House Staff and Administration officials with heads of state, members of Congress, political party members, personal acquaintances and business, patriotic and special interest organizations. The General file category mainly contains correspondence of the President and White House Staff with members of Congress, business, patriotic and special interest organizations and the general public. Many of the same subjects and correspondents, however, may be found in both files.

Related materials may be found in the following subject categories:

FG 999 Proposed Departments - Agencies - Boards - Commissions
PL 2 Fund Raising - Expenditures
PP 10-5 President's Messages Received - Inaugural - Anniversary
PR 10 Public Relations - Mailing Lists
WH 4-1, 5, 6 White House Administration: Mail, Personnel, Protection


This subject category includes materials concerning the 1969 inauguration, the Presidential Transition Act, the transition from the Johnson administration, personnel procedures, expenses and schedules of the President-Elect's staff, and task force reports and other advice to the President-Elect.

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