FG 297 (National Advisory Committee on Jobs for Veterans) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


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  • Linear measurement of materials:   < 1 in.
  • Number of pages:   28
Organizational Note

The National Advisory Committee on Jobs for Veterans was established by the President on October 15, 1970. The Committee, chaired by James Franklin Oates, coordinated the President's Jobs for Veterans Program, an effort to focus national attention on the employment potential of Vietnam and other veterans. The Committee also worked with the private sector and with Executive branch departments and agencies to enhance veterans' employment opportunities.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, and personnel actions. Primary correspondents include the President, John Ehrlichman, Ken Cole, John Evans, Ed Morgan, Tod Hullin, and Melvin R. Laird. Topics include appointments to the Committee, the unemployment rate for Vietnam veterans, and the planned absorption of the Jobs for Veterans Program into various Executive branch departments. Corresponding oversized attachments have been processed and integrated into the files.

The terms Executive and General are used before the code FG 297 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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