FG 287 (National Council on Organized Crime) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


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 Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.

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  • Linear measurement of materials:   < 1 in.
  • Number of pages:   60
Organizational Note

The National Council on Organized Crime was established June 4, 1970 by Executive Order 11534. The Council served as an interagency council under the sponsorship of the Department of Justice. The Council was chartered to formulate a coordinated national strategy for the elimination of organized crime. The Council met at the call of the Attorney General who served as chair.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of drafts of Executive Order 11534 and memorandums. Primary correspondents include the President, Stephen Bull, and John D. Ehrlichman. Topics include the signing ceremony for Executive Order 11534.

The terms Executive and General are used before the code FG 287 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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