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Harry S. Truman Library
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The Harry S. Truman Library has accessioned thirteen linear feet of papers of Milton Katz. They date from 1932 to 1952 and include material documenting his wide government service with the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, the National Recovery Administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, the War Production Board, and the European Cooperation Administration. The papers also include material relating to his career as a professor at Harvard Law School and personal correspondence files.
The library also accessioned the personal papers of Thomas K. Finletter, three linear feet for the period 1943 to 1969. Finletter served in the government in a number of capacities, including minister in charge, Economic Cooperation Administration, in the United Kingdom from 1943 to 1949; secretary of the air force from 1950 to 1953; and United States ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization from 1961 to 1965.
Oral history interviews recently accessioned by the library include interviews with Admiral Robert L. Dennison, naval aide to the president from 1948 to 1953; Thomas K. Finletter; Roswell L. Gilpatric, undersecretary of the air force from 1951 to 1953; and India Edwards, vice-chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1950 to 1956.
more than one linear foot spanning the years 1962 to 1969, are organized into two series. The first consists of drafts of Eisenhower's articles and related correspondence and research materials; the other consists of correspondence dealing with the process of publishing Eisenhower's articles.
The library staff has completed a review of the papers of John W. Gibson, assistant secretary of labor from 1946 to 1950; James E. Webb, director of the Bureau of the Budget from 1946 to 1949 and undersecretary of state from 1949 to 1952; Herschel V. Johnson, ambassador to Brazil from 1948 to 1953; Paul M. Herzog, chairman of the National Labor Relations Board from 1945 to 1953; Theodore Tannenwald, Jr., assistant director and chief of staff to the director for mutual security from 1951 to 1953; David D. Lloyd, administrative assistant to the president from 1951 to 1953; Will Clayton, undersecretary of state for economic affairs from 1946 to 1947; Clark Clifford, special counsel to the president from 1946 to 1950; J. Howard McGrath, U.S. senator from Rhode Island from 1947 to 1959, chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1947 to 1949, and attorney general of the United States from 1949 to 1952. Records of the Democratic National Committee and a number of the library's smaller collections were also reviewed. Approximately twenty-five thousand pages of previously closed material are now available for the use of researchers. A review was also begun of Harry S. Truman's senatorial files.
Five reels of microfilm copies of the papers of Neil H. Jacoby at the Boston University Libraries have recently been accessioned by the Eisenhower Library. Jacoby served as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1953 to 1955, and most of the material concerns this period although the papers span the years 1952 to 1963. The documents consist of Jacoby's personal and official correspondence, memorandums, reports, agendas and minutes of meetings, and press releases related to his economic activities in the federal government. Principal correspondents include Arthur F. Burns, R. J. Saulnier, council staff members, and economists from various agencies and institutions. Topics covered include antiinflation measures, social security, veterans' benefits, the Advisory Board on Economic Growth and Stability, the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East, statistical methods, antitrust measures, and aid to education.
The Eisenhower Library has recently accessioned four linear feet of additional papers of Eleanor Lansing Dulles who served as chief of the finance division of the Social Security Board from 1936 to 1942, economic officer at the Department of State from 1942 to 1945, financial attaché in Vienna from 1945 to 1949, member of the Western European Division of the Department of State from 1949 to 1951, member of the National Production Authority of the Department of Commerce from 1951 to 1952, special assistant in the Office of German Affairs at the Department of State from 1952 to 1962, and professor at Georgetown University beginning in 1963. She represented the United States government at the
Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library has recently received papers of Ben Hibbs, author, editor, and collaborator with Eisenhower on articles for the Saturday Evening Post and Reader's Digest. The papers,
Bretton Woods Conference on the International Monetary Fund in 1944.
The accessioned papers consist of personal and official correspondence, diaries, memorandums, reports, speeches, and newspaper clippings. Principal correspondents include John Foster Dulles, Allen W. Dulles, Mrs. Deane Edwards, officials of various federal agencies and departments, publishers, editors, and diplomatic representatives and political leaders of foreign states. The papers cover such subjects as her trips to Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America; American policy concerning Germany, Austria, and post-World War II planning; Austrian fiscal and monetary problems after World War II; and U.S. relations with communist governments.
of White House, Tariff Commission, and personal files, 1960-68, of Dan H. Fenn, Jr., staff assistant to the president and member of the U.S. Tariff Commission; seventy-five linear feet of congressional papers, official and personal correspondence, and scrapbooks, 1934-66, of Brooks Hays, assistant secretary of state and special assistant to the president; and fifteen linear feet of material relating to the Far East and other subjects, 1960-66, of James C. Thomson, special assistant to the assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern affairs.
Several series of records of the Democratic National Committee are now open for research use. These include six linear feet of material related to the 1952 convention, two feet related to the 1952 campaign, ten feet related to the 1956 convention, and fourteen feet related to the 1956 campaign.
John F. Kennedy Library
The Kennedy Library recently opened for research the following groups of material: one roll of microfilm of personal correspondence, 1961-63, of Fritz Alfsen, trade consultant at the Department of Commerce; less than one linear foot of copies of addresses and public remarks, 1961-63, of John A. Carver, Jr., assistant secretary of the interior; thirteen rolls of microfilm of speeches, photographs, and clippings, 1961-62, of Secretary of Labor Arthur J. Goldberg; forty-nine rolls of microfilm and eighteen linear feet of papers of Secretary of Commerce Luther Hodges; and one roll of microfilm of papers of Edward C. Welsh, executive secretary of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Oral history interviews with the following individuals have recently been opened for research use: Harley Bailey, Charles Baldwin, Henry Brandon, Thomas Broderick, Seymour Harris, Anne Hearst, Roger Hilsman, Roger Jones, Helen Lempart, Henry Cabot Lodge, Frank Morrison, Leander Perez, Theodore Sorensen, Stanley Tretick, Ernest Warren, and Harris Wofford. Interviews with David Bell and William Macomber are available but may be cited, paraphrased, or quoted only with the permission of the donor. Interviews with Harold Brown and Thomas Mann may
be used with the donor's permission.
The following additional material can be made available with the permission of the donor: thirty-eight rolls of microfilm copies of files about New Hampshire politics, the General Services Administration, and the Office of Economic Opportunity, 1958-66, of Administrator of General Services Bernard Boutin; twenty-five linear feet
The Kennedy Library has recently acquired thirty-two linear feet of the papers of Louis Brownlow, journalist and public administrator. The collection contains manuscript material for Brownlow's books, articles, and lectures; general correspondence and subject files from 1920 to 1963; papers relating to his service as a commissioner of the District of Columbia from 1915 to 1920; records of the President's Committee on Administrative Management and other material dealing with the reorganization of the federal government from 1933 to 1940 and in 1949; papers relating to the Public Administration Clearing House; miscellaneous family and personal papers; and scrapbooks and press clippings.
employment opportunity, desegregation, meetings and conferences on civil rights, program development, responsibilities of agencies and departments which implement civil rights legislation and executive decrees, and the appointment and operation of committees and commissions.
The library has received two feet of papers of James McShane, chief marshal of the United States from 1957 to 1968. The papers include personal and official correspondence, material relating to his work as an investigator for the Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor and Management Field and the Kefauver Antitrust and Monopoly Subcommittee, 1960 and 1964 campaign material, and speeches and clippings.
The library has also received four feet of additional papers of Drexel Sprecher, deputy chairman for political organization of the Democratic National Committee from 1956 to 1960. This accession includes 1956 files of the committee's Small Business Division, material relating to Democratic organizations within states from 1957 to 1960, and correspondence with regional representatives of the committee from 1957 to 1959.
In addition, the basic files of the White House Conference "To Fulfill These Rights,” called by President Johnson in his remarks Howard University, were opened. The conference of June 1-2, 1966, was preceded by a planning session in November 1965. The records include the files of the chairman, vice-chairman, and public information office; participant data; agenda papers; transcripts of proceedings; reports; news clippings; and photographs.
The Johnson Library received from the National Archives the records of the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, established in 1965 and headed by Nicholas Katzenbach. The commission incorporated its findings and recommendations in sixteen published reports. The records include transcripts of commission meetings and task force proceedings, drafts of published reports, unpublished reports and background papers, correspondence, subject files containing press clippings, reference material, survey data files, and police arrest reports. Many of these records are still closed.
Lyndon B. Johnson Library
Papers of Lyndon Baines Johnson related to civil rights have been opened for research. The papers consist of material from prepresidential papers, subject files of the White House central files, public opinion mail, and Johnson's messages to Congress proposing civil rights legislation and other statements; folders on civil rights from the files of White House aides; legislative reports; task force reports; administrative histories; and oral history interviews which relate to civil rights. The papers document such topics as civil rights legislation, equal
The records of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission, and the records of the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence chaired by Milton S. Eisenhower were also transferred from the National Archives and are available for research.
E. William Johnson, Robert W. Krauskopf, George P. Perros, Harold T. Pinkett, Jeanne Schauble, and Debra Wallace, all staff members of the National Archives and Records Service, contributed information for this section.
o acquaint its readers with opportunities for genealogical research in the National Archives, each issue of Prologue will describe federal records of particular interest to the genealogist and local historian. Readers with suggestions about topics or problems they would like to see featured should write to James D. Walker, Prologue, National Archives (GSA), Washington, DC 20408.
Federal Land Records
Genealogists and local historians will be interested in recent books and microfilm publications dealing with federal land records. The Gendex Corporation has published Grass Roots in America (Salt Lake City, 1972), which indexes all names found in the federal land and claims series of the American State Papers. Documents used in the book are from the records of the United States Senate, the records of the United States House of Representatives, and the records of the Bureau of Land Management. Clifford Neal Smith used the above and additional record groups in Federal Land Series (Chicago, 1972), volume 1, published under the auspices of the American Library Association. The book is of great value in locating documents in fed
eral, state, and local collections. A new National Archives microfilm publication, U.S. Revolutionary War Bounty Land Warrants Used in the U.S. Military District of Ohio and Related Papers (Acts of 1788, 1803, 1806) (M829), has been released as part of the bicentennial-related activities of the National Archives and Records Service and is described below.
Federal land records are described in detail in the Guide to Genealogical Records in the National Archives (Washington, D.C., 1964), pages 104-128, and briefly in National Archives General Information Leaflet 5, Genealogical Records in the National Archives. Detailed descriptions of federal land records on file at the Washington National Records Center are in the National Archives Preliminary Inventory Federal Land Papers, which is available at most libraries. Recent accessions of federal land records are reported in Prologue. The spring and fall 1971 issues contain information on the most recent transfer of land records, including two thousand tract books for Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, and land patents for public domain land in California and the above states except Alaska.