Sidney L. Jones (White House Central Files: Staff Member and Office Files)

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The Presidential historical materials of Sidney L. Jones 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 personal and private materials (including materials outside the date span covered by the act) as well as nonhistorical items. These materials have been returned to the individual who has primary proprietary interest.

Materials covered by the Act have been archivally processed and are described in this register. Items which are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (GSA Form 7279 or NA Form 14021) with a description of each restricted document has been inserted at the beginning of each folder from which materials have been removed. A Document Control Record marks the original position of the withdrawn item.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 restriction. Certain classified documents may be declassified under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to a Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear feet of materials:  0.4
  • Approximate number of pages:  800
Biographical Note

1933 Sidney L. Jones, born September 23, 1933, Ogden, Utah

1953 Married Merlene Stewart

1954 B.S. Economics, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

1958 M.B.A. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

1960 Ph.D. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

1960-1964 Assistant Professor of Finance, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

1964-1965 Associate Professor of Finance, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

1965-1969, 1971-1972 Professor of Finance, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1969-1971 Council of Economic Advisers

August 1969-February 1970 Senior Staff Economist

March 1970-August 1971 Special Assistant to the Chairman

1972-1973 Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs, U.S. Mission to NATO

Scope and Content Note

From August 1969 through March 1970, Sidney L. Jones was a senior staff economist with the Council of Economic Advisers. He then became Special Assistant to the Chairman and served in this capacity until August 1971. Jones' areas of competence included: staff work on a new tax reform bill; proposal to grant interest subsidies to state and local governments willing to issue taxable bonds; Cabinet Committee on Construction; small business; minority business programs; working group on economic incentives to industrial location in rural areas; Rural Economic Development Task Force, and housing. Jones' file contains one series of records, a correspondence file arranged by date. One folder contains a planning guide calendar with handwritten annotations.

Series Description

Boxes:   1
Series:   Correspondence
Spans:   1969-1971
Description:   Correspondence, memorandums, drafts of correspondence, and papers. Topics covered include: economic stabilization, comments on proposed chapters of annual economic report of President; housing and national priorities; comments on draft bills and legislation; small business activities; programs for black economic development; minority business enterprise; rural economic development; and the President's draft message on construction. Arranged chronologically.

Folder Title List

Series I: Correspondence, 1969-1971

Box 1

[Correspondence Aug.-Dec. 1969] [1 of 2]
[Correspondence Aug.-Dec. 1969] [2 of 2]
[Correspondence 1970] [1 of 2]
[Correspondence 1970] [2 of 2]
[Correspondence Jan.-Aug. 1971] [1 of 2]
[Correspondence Jan.-Aug. 1971] [2 of 2]
1971 Planning Guide