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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 Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.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 A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item.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:   3.5 in.
  • Approximate number of pages:   700

Organization Information

The Pay Board was established by Executive Order 11627, October 15, 1971, and was continued by Executive Orders 11640, January 26, 1972, and 11660, March 23, 1972. The Pay Board was terminated by Executive Order 11696, January 17, 1973.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, telegrams, biographies, resumes, nominee and member lists, notes, press clippings, reports, drafts of speeches and orders. Primary correspondents include The President, Peter M. Flanigan, William E. Timmons, Noble M. Melencamp, Donald Rumsfeld, John D. Ehrlichman, Judge George H. Boldt, Michael B. Smith and Patrick E. O'Donnell. Topics include nominations and recommendations, membership appointments and resignations, speaking engagements and Phase II of the wage and price stabilization program.

The terms Executive and General are used before the code FG 335 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.

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