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The papers of Jerome H. Jaffe, Director, Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention, were received by the Office of Presidential Papers on March 1, 1973.

Under the terms of a standard deed of gift, some materials which contain information of a personal nature or are security classified have been removed and placed in. a closed folder. A Withdrawal Sheet, GSA Form 7122, with a description of each restricted document has been inserted at the beginning of each folder from which the material has been removed. A Document Control Record indicates the original position of the withdrawn item within the folder. The staff periodically reviews closed materials for the purpose of opening materials which no longer require restriction. Certain classified documents may be declassified under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to a Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

Extent:   2 linear feet, 2 linear inches
Approximate number of pages:  4,000

Biographical Note

1933, July 6 Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1954 A.B., Psychology, Temple University
1956 M.A., Experimental Psychology, Temple University
1958 M.D., Temple University School of Medicine
1958 Married Faith Kessel
1961-62 Post Doctoral Fellow, Interdisciplinary Program, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1962-64 Post Doctoral Fellow and resident in psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, New York
1964-66 Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
1966-69 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago
1969-71 Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago
1969-71 Director, Drug Abuse Program, Department of Mental Health, State of Illinois
1971-72 Special Consultant to the President for Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs
1972-73 Director, Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention, Executive Office of the President, The White House

Scope and Content Note

The papers of Jerome Herbert Jaffe reflect his responsibilities as both Special Consultant to the President for Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and as Director of the Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention, during the years 1971-73.

Included in the collection are copies of correspondence, copies of Congressional testimony, and a Legislative History of the Special Action Office. Also, included are news clippings relating to the development of the Special Action Office.

The collection begins chronologically in 1971 with the correspondence series. This series consists of two subseries: personal correspondence and White House and Congressional correspondence. The personal correspondence papers are mainly congratulatory letters which relate to Dr. Jaffe's appointment as Director of the Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention on April 11, 1972. The White House and Congressional correspondence includes letters of appreciation for support given to legislation establishing the Special Action Office and memorandums concerning short-term federal goals in the areas of the treatment, rehabilitation, research, prevention, training and education of drug abuse, and drug addiction. Correspondents include senators, representatives, and White House staff members. Scattered in the latter series are letters from President Nixon.

The Congressional testimony series includes printed copies of testimony made by Dr. Jaffe, Paul Perito and Grasty Crews before Congressional committees since the issuance of Executive Order 11599 on June 17, 1971, establishing the Special Action Office. This series also includes floor statements and extended remarks made during the 92nd Congress which are relevant to the history of the Special Action Office.

The news clippings series contains electrostatic copies of news clippings relating to the development and activities of the Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention. The final series, the reports series, traces the legislative history of Public Law 92-255 which established the Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention.

Series Description

Boxes:   1
Series:   Correspondence | Folder Title List
Spans:   1971-1973
Description:   Electrostatic copies of outgoing correspondence, originals of incoming correspondence, and memorandums. Arranged in two subseries as follows:

  • Personal Correspondence, July 1971-Jan. 1973. Electrostatic copies of outgoing correspondence, and originals of incoming correspondence. Folders and material in folders arranged in chronological order.

  • White House and Congressional Correspondence, 1972. Electrostatic copies of outgoing correspondence, and originals of incoming correspondence, and memorandums. Folders arranged in chronological order, material in folders arranged in reverse chronological order.

Boxes:   1-5
Series:   Congressional Testimony | Folder Title List
Spans:   1971-1972
Description:   Printed copies of hearings, floor statements and extended remarks. Folders arranged by subject.

Boxes:   5
Series:   News Clippings | Folder Title List
Spans:   1971-1973
Description:   Electrostatic copies of news clippings. Folders and materials in folders arranged in chronological order.

Boxes:   5
Series:   Reports | Folder Title List
Spans:   1972
Description:   Published bound volume.

Folder Title List

Series I: Correspondence, 1971-1973

Box 1

Personal Correspondence [July 21, 1971-Mar. 3D, 1972] [1 of 3]
Personal Correspondence [Apr. 6-Aug. 14, 1972] [2 of 3]
Personal Correspondence [Sept. 6, 1972-┬ĚJan. 16, 1973] [3 of 3]
White House & Congressional Correspondence [Dec. -July 1972]

Series II: Congressional Testimony, 1971-1972

[Statements from Congressional Record, Oct. 15, 1971-0ct. 13, 1973] [1 of 9]
[Hearings Before A Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations. House. Apr. 1972] [2 of 9]

Box 2

[Hearings Before A Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations. House. Sept. 1972] [3 of 9]
[Hearings Before the Special Subcommittee on Drug Abuse in the Armed Services of the Committee on Armed Services. House. Oct. 1971-Jan. 1972] [4 of 9]
[Hearings Before the Suhcommittee on Puhlic Health and Environment of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. House. Mar. 23, 1972] [5 of 9]
[Hearings Before the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Senate. Apr. 11, 1972] [6 of 9]
[Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Man Power and Civil Service of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. House. Mar. 7, 1972] [7 of 9]
[Hearings Before the SuhcQmmittee on Public Health and Environment of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. House. Feb.-May 1972] [8 of 9]
[Hearings Before the Suhcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics of the Committee, on Labor and Public Welfare. Senate. May 1972] [9 of 9]

Box 3

[Joint Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Executive Reorganization and Government Research and the Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations of the Committee on Government Operations. Senate. July 1971] [1 of 5]
[Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Senate. Aug. 1971] [2 of 5]
[Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Drug Abuse in the Military of the Committee on Armed Services. Senate. Feb. 1972] [3 of 5]
[Hearings Before the Senate Committee on Appropriations. Senate. Mar. 1972] [4 of 5]

Box 4

[Hearings Before the Senate Committee on Appropriations. Senate. Oct. 1972] [5 of 5]
[Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Public Health and Environment of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. House. June-Nov. 1971] [1 of 7]
[Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Public Health and Environment of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. House. June-Nov. 1971] [2 of 7]
[Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Public Health and Environment of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. House. June-Nov. 1971] [3 of 7]
[Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Public Health and Environment of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. House. June-Nov. 1971] [4 of 7]
[Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Veteran's Affairs. Senate. July-Sept. 1971] [5 of 7]

Box 5

[Hearings Before Subcommittee No. 4 of the Committee on the Judiciary. House. June-Sept. 1971] [6 of 7]
[Hearings Before Subcommittee No. 4 of the Committee on the Judiciary. House. May-Oct. 1972] [7 of 7]

Series III: News Clippings, 1971-1973

News clippings [June-Dec. 1971] [1 of 2]
News clippings [Jan. 1972-Jan. 1973] [2 of 2]

Series IV: Reports, 1972

Legislative History of the Drug Abuse Office and Treatment Act of 1972

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