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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, appointments, and endorsements to top positions.

The terms Executive and General used before the code FG 6-26 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
  • Rogers C.B. Morton

Subject Files:

BE 3 Business and Economics, Economic Controls
BE 4 Business and Economics, Industry
BE 5 Business and Economics, National Economy
CM 29 Commodities, Petroleum and Coal Products
FG 6-23 National Energy Office
FG 6-25 Energy Policy Office
FG 10 Cabinet Meetings
FG 129 Federal Power Commission
FG 139 General Services Administration
FG 217 Small Business Administration
FG 377 Federal Energy Administration
UT Utilities


FG 6-26 contains materials pertaining to the Federal Energy Office (FEO), which was established within the Executive Office of the President by Executive Order 11748 effective December 4, 1973. It was created to bring together in one agency the major energy functions of the Federal Government and to provide centralized authority. It was abolished and its functions were transferred to the Federal Energy Administration by Executive Order 11790 of June 15, 1974. Principal correspondents include, among others, the President, Frank G. Zarb, William E. Simon, John C. Sawhill, Robert D. Linder, Peter M. Flanigan, Michael Raoul-Duval, Staff Secretary, Max L. Friedersdorf, Jerry Jones, and other White House executives.

The types of documents filed under FG 6-26 are original incoming letters and memoranda; carbons and electrostatic copies of outgoing letters and memoranda; transmittal notes; press releases; pamphlets; Executive Orders; and cross references to other subject files.

The Executive file contains material concerning the organization, administration, policies and programs of the Federal Energy Office. Topics include appointments to the FEO, requests by various civic organizations for speakers, official invitations, Cabinet meetings, outline of Federal Energy Board, policy plans, truck blockades, crude oil price options, pending energy legislation, international energy conference, proposed advisory committees at FEO, Arab oil embargo, meeting with economic advisors, proposed establishment of an interagency federal tourism resources board, international oil market, financial situation of U.S. international carriers, foreign investment in U.S. domestic energy resources and supplies, and oil and gas prices.

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

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