FG 300 (Commission on the Bankruptcy Laws of the United States) (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 Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.

Materials covered by this act have been archivally processed and are described in this finding aid. Items that are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item. Employees of the National Archives will review periodically the unclassified portions of closed materials for the purpose of opening those which no longer require restrictions. Classified documents may be reviewed for declassification under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear measurement of materials:   < 1 in.
  • Number of pages:   13
Organizational Note

The Commission on the Bankruptcy Laws of the United States was established by an act of Congress, July 24, 1970 (84 Stat. 468). The Commission studied and analyzed the basic philosophy of  bankruptcy, its causes, and possible alternatives to the system of bankruptcy administration. The Commission also considered the applicability of advanced management techniques to achieve economy in the administration of the Bankruptcy Act of 1898. The Commission terminated in July 1973 after submitting its final report.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, personnel actions, and press releases. Primary correspondents include the President, Clark MacGregor, Ronald Elliott, Harry Flemming, Tom Jones, Noble Melencamp, and Commission Executive Director Frank Kennedy. Topics include fiscal year 1971 appropriations, office space for the Commission, and veterans issues. Corresponding oversized attachments have been processed and integrated into the files.

The terms Executive and General are used before the code FG 300 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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