FG 339 (Rent Advisory Board) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


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  • Linear measurement of materials:   < 1 in.
  • Approximate number of pages:   55
Organizational Note

The Rent Advisory Board was established by Executive Order 11623, November 22, 1971, as part of the Economic Stabilization Program which was established under authority of P.L. 91-379, the Economic Stabilization Act of 1970, as amended. It was abolished by Executive Order 11695, January 11, 1973. The Rent Advisory Board was a public advisory committee of the Cost of Living Council, Executive Office of the President. It advised the Secretary of Commerce on ways in which the federal government could aid areas of substantial and persistent unemployment and underemployment in taking effective steps in planning and financing their economic redevelopment and ensure that federal assistance to communities, industries, enterprises and individuals in areas needing redevelopment achieved lasting improvement and enhanced the domestic prosperity by the establishment of stable and diversified local economies and improved local living conditions.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, telegrams, and press releases. Primary correspondents include The President, Noble M. Melencamp, Daniel T. Kingsley, and individual members of the Rent Advisory Board. Topics include oil price increases, membership appointments and acceptances, resignations of members of the Board and letters of appreciation for members of the Board.

The terms Executive and General are used before the code FG 339 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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