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Filed under the category FG (Federal Government-Organizations) are materials pertaining to matters such as establishment, disestablishment, organization, reorganization, audits, inspections, investigations, location, relocation, regulations, reports, appointments, and endorsements to top positions.

FG 6-18 pertains to the Office of Consumer Affairs, which replaced the President’s Committee on Consumer Interests in 1971. Both the Committee and the Office were directed by Virginia Knauer. The Office was announced in Executive Order 11583 on February 24, 1971. Its function was to not only advise and represent the President on matters of consumer interest, but also analyze and coordinate the implementation of all Federal activities in the field of consumer protection, helping to establish priorities and resolve conflicts, and recommending ways in which governmental consumer programs could be made more effective.

Knauer remained head of the OCA after it was absorbed by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) in 1973.

Among the principal correspondents in this subject category are Virginia Knauer, the President, Peter Flanigan, Jim Loken, John Ehrlichman, Len Garment, Patrick E. O’Donnell, and Virginia Knauer.

FG 6-18 Office of Consumer Affairs

Types of materials found here include memos, correspondence, notes, press releases, telegrams, and testimony. Subjects covered pertain to the placement, goals, and staffing of the office, comments on the draft Executive Order, and speaking engagements of Virginia Knauer.

FG 6-18/A

Types of materials found here include orders, transmittal letters, and correspondence pertaining to Office appointments, nominations, and resignations.

FG 6-18-1 Consumer Advisory Council

Types of materials found here include memos and correspondence mainly related to Executive Order 11583.

FG 6-18-1/A

Types of materials found here include orders, transmittal letters, and correspondence pertaining to Council appointments, nominations, and resignations.

Two additional folders were located as Oversize Attachment 5923, comprised of notes related to draft Congressional bills to create a consumer office.

 

Folder Title List

Box 1
[EX] FG 6-18 Consumer Affairs, Office of 1/1/71-12/31/71 [1 of 3]
[EX] FG 6-18 Consumer Affairs, Office of 1/1/71-12/31/71 [2 of 3]
[EX] FG 6-18 Consumer Affairs, Office of 1/1/71-12/31/71 [3 of 3]
[EX] FG 6-18 1-1-72 [1 of 2]
[EX] FG 6-18 1-1-72 [2 of 2]
[EX] FG 6-18 Consumer Affairs, Office of 1/1/73- [See FG 23-16]
[GEN] FG 6-18 Consumer Affairs, Office of
[GEN] FG 6-18 See FG 23-16 [empty]
[EX] FG 6-18/A [empty]
[GEN] FG 6-18/A [empty]
[EX] FG 6-18-1 Consumer Advisory Council
[EX] FG 6-18-1 Consumer Advisory Council 1/1/73-
[GEN] FG 6-18-1 Consumer Advisory Council
[GEN] FG 6-18-1 Consumer Advisory Council 1/1/73- [empty]
[EX] FG 6-18-1/A [I]
[EX] FG 6-18-1/A [II]
[GEN] FG 6-18-1/A
[FG 6-18] [OA 5923] Consumer Office Bills (1) [1 of 6]
[FG 6-18] [OA 5923] Consumer Office Bills (1) [2 of 6]
[FG 6-18] [OA 5923] Consumer Office Bills (1) [3 of 6]
[FG 6-18] [OA 5923] Consumer Office Bills (1) [4 of 6]
[FG 6-18] [OA 5923] Consumer Office Bills (1) [5 of 6]
[FG 6-18] [OA 5923] Consumer Office Bills (1) [6 of 6]

Box 2
[FG 6-18] [OA 5923] Consumer Office Bills (2) [1 of 5]
[FG 6-18] [OA 5923] Consumer Office Bills (2) [2 of 5]
[FG 6-18] [OA 5923] Consumer Office Bills (2) [3 of 5]
[FG 6-18] [OA 5923] Consumer Office Bills (2) [4 of 5]
[FG 6-18] [OA 5923] Consumer Office Bills (2) [5 of 5]



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