FG 305 (National Tourism Resources Review Commission) (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 Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.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 A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item.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:   5 in.
  • Approximate number of pages:   800
Organizational Note

The National Tourism Resources Review Commission was established by the International Travel Promotion Act of October 21, 1970 (84 Stat. 1071), an amendment to the International Travel Act of 1961. The Commission advised on programs of federal assistance for travel promotion and prepared a forecast of the nation's accommodation needs for increased tourism anticipated for the 1970's. The Commission also studied the possibility of establishing an agency to coordinate all federal tourism activities. 

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, reports, personnel actions, and press releases. Primary correspondents include the President, Peter Flanigan, Tod Hullin, Stephen Bull, Ken Clawson, Melvin Laird, and Rose Mary Woods. Topics include funding for the Commission, tourism research and analysis, the presentation of the Commission's report to the President, implementation of its recommendations,  and appointments to the Commission. Corresponding oversized attachments have been processed and integrated into the files.

The terms Executive and General are used before the code FG 305 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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