FG 321 (National Parks Centennial 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 Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.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 A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item.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:   < 1 in.
  • Number of pages:   51
Organizational Note

The National Parks Centennial Commission was established by Public Law 91-332 as an advisory commission of the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. The Commission planned the 100th anniversary commemoration of the establishment of Yellowstone National Park (the world's first) on March 1, 1872 and coordinated host services for the World Conference on National Parks, held at Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in 1972. The Commission consisted of fifteen members. Six members were appointed by the President; four members of the House of Representatives by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and four members of the Senate by the President of the Senate. The Secretary of the Interior also served on the Commission. The Director of the National Park Service served as the Commission's Executive Director. The Commission terminated following the submission of its final report in December 1973.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence , memorandums, press releases, and personnel actions. Primary correspondents include the President, H. R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, Ed Harper, Egil "Bud" Krogh, John Campbell, David N. Parker, Anne Armstrong, Terrence O'Donnell, Daniel T. Kingsley, and Secretary of the Interior Rogers C. B. Morton. Topics include official attendance at the World Conference, plans for the presentation of the Commission's report to the President, 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 321 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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