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

The terms Executive and General used before the code FG 6-25 and all subdivisions thereunder generally determine the source of the materials thus coded. 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. The topics filed under each category are generally similar.

Related subject categories in the White House Central Files include:

Staff Member and Office Files:

  • Charles J. DiBona
  • John A. Love

Subject Files:

AT 2 Atomic Energy, International
AT 4 Atomic Energy, International Agreements
BE 3 Business and Economics, Economic Controls
BE 4 Business and Economics, Industry
CM 29 Commodities, Petroleum and Coal Products
FG 6-9 Office of Science and Technology
FG 6-26 Federal Energy Office
FG 11-1/DiBona State Department, Secretary and Staff Officials
FG 11-1/Love State Department, Secretary and Staff Officials
FG 23 National Energy Office
FG 78 Atomic Energy Commission
FG 119 Federal Council for Science and Technology
FG 129 Federal Power Commission
FG 327 Cost of Living Council
FO 2 Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic-Consular Relations
NR 6 Natural Resources, Oil-Natural Gas
UT Utilities


FG 6-25 contains materials pertaining to the Energy Policy Office (EPO) which was established within the Executive Office of the President by Executive Order 11726 effective June 29, 1973 to formulate and coordinate energy policies at the Presidential level; and was abolished on March 26, 1974 by Executive Order 11775. The Government Manual for 1973-1974 defined the Energy Policy Office's responsibilities as "identifying major problems in the energy area, reviewing alternatives, making policy recommendations, assuring that Federal agencies develop short- and long-range plans for dealing with energy matters, and monitoring the implementation of approved energy policies" in order to achieve independence with regard to energy by 1980. Principal correspondents include, among others, the President, John A. Love, Charles J. DiBona, Barry M. Locke, John Schaefer, Robert D. Linder, Lyle Lindesmith, Peter M. Flanigan, William E. Simon, Stanley Ebner, Fred Benson, and numerous congressmen, businessmen, scientists and academics.

The types of documents filed under FG 6-25 are original incoming letters and memoranda; carbons and electrostatic copies of outgoing letters and memoranda; transmittal notes; reports; press releases; transcripts of press conferences; electrostatic copes of magazine articles and newspapers clippings; pamphlets; Executive Orders; memoranda of meetings; cross references to other file subjects; and Presidential messages to Congress.

The Executive file contains material concerning the organization, administration, policies and programs of the Energy Policy Office. Topics include appointments to the EPO; requests by various civic organizations for speakers to address conventions; official invitations; price controls for crude oil; international cooperation in research and development of energy resources; mandatory allocation of petroleum by the Federal Government; proposed propane allocation program; organization of Federal energy regulatory activities; Federal Government efforts to conserve energy; Mid-East oil embargo and fuel shortages; Environmental Impact Statements on low sulfur petroleum products; Council on Environmental Quality; proposed roll back in crude oil price under phase IV; and an annual report.

The General file topics mirror those of the Executive file and include appointments and endorsements; invitations to speak to various civic organizations; and correspondence to and from the general public.

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