The Record - March 1998
Accessions and Openings
Washington, DC Area
Declassification and Initial Processing Division
Records of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Record Group 22, 38 cubic feet). Bird Migration Schedules and Waterfowl Reports, 1884-1924, transferred from NARA Mid-Atlantic Region (Philadelphia). Materials open. Contact Textual Archives Services Division (301) 837-3510.
U.S. Coast Guard (RG 26, 15 cubic feet). Records of Charles A. Park concerning electronic aids to navigation, 1910-46. Materials open. Contact the Old Military and Civil Records staff (202) 357-5385.
U.S. Customs Service (Rg 36, 13 cubic feet). Circulars and Manual Supplements, 1932-95; congressional correspondence, 1978-88; Correspondence personally signed by Acting Commissioner William T. Archey, 1980-82; Correspondence personally signed by Commissioner William von Raab, 1982-88; Public mail, 1977-88; White House Instructions, 1984-88; White House referred correspondence, 1984-91; and Miscellaneous memos, 1978- 88. Materials open. Contact the Old Military and Civil Records staff (202) 357-5385.
Department of State (RG 59, 165 cubic feet). Records maintained by the Executive Secretariat, including: Daily Reports, 1975; Morning Summaries of Significant Reports, 1971-74; Special Summaries, 1969; and accretions to Daily Staff Summaries, 1944-71, and Afternoon Summaries, 1959-71; Memorandums, 1964-76; Presidential and Secretary of State Correspondence with Heads of State, 1961-71; and Records of the Special Group (Counter Insurgency), 1962-66.
Transcripts of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's Staff Meetings, 1973-77; Records of Deputy Secretary of State Charles W. Robinson, 1976-77; Records of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs, 1961-68; Bureau of Economic Affairs Daily Economic Summaries, 1961-70, Minutes of Economic Staff Meetings, 1960-69, and Records Relating to Commercial Arbitration, 1943-62; and Records of the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs Relating to Economic Aid Programs, 1946-49.
Records of the Office of Inter-American Regional Political Affairs Relating to Inter-American Organizations and Conferences, 1945-56; and Records of the Office of Caribbean and Mexican Affairs Relating to Mexico, 1938-63, and to Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti, 1947-60.
Records of Ambassador at Large Ellsworth Bunker, 1962-67; Records of the Office of International Economic and Social Affairs Relating to International Labor Matters, 1948-70; Records of the Office of United Nations Political Affairs Relating to Select Countries and Subjects, 1949-67; Position Papers for United States Delegations to the United Nations, 1953-65; Records of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Richard N. Gardner, 1961-65; and Records of the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, 1961-65. Materials open. Contact Textual Archives Services Division (301) 837-3510.
Bureau of Intelligence and Research Morning Briefs, 1959-71. Materials security classified. Contact Textual Archives Services Division (301) 837-3510.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (RG 75, 52 cubic feet). Office files of Associate Commissioner James E. Officer, 1959-67; Correspondence and Office files of Commissioner Philleo Nash, 1961-66; and Records relating to the task forces on Indian and Alaska Native affairs, 1961-63; Materials open. Contact the Old Military and Civil Records staff, (202) 357-5385.
Federal Reserve System (RG 82, 44 cubic feet). Minutes of Meetings of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 1914-66, and Index to Minutes, 1934-51 and 1962-65. Materials open. Contact Textual Archives Services Division (301) 837-3510.
U.S. Mint (RG 104, 6 cubic feet). Annual Reports, 1876-1993. Materials open. Contact Textual Archives Services Division (301) 837-3510.
Office of the Judge Advocate General (Army) (RG 153, 8 cubic feet). JAG Library collection of publications and issuances relating to the World War I draft and Veterans Bureau, 1917-40. Materials open. Contact the Old Military and Civil Records staff, (202) 357-5385.
Panama Canal (RG 185, 24 cubic feet). Official Personnel Folders (Panama Railroad Company), 1896-20, and Official Personnel Folders, 1903-20 (Panama Canal). Materials open. Contact Textual Archives Services Division (301) 837-3510.
Temporary Committees, Commissions, and Boards (RG 220, 24 cubic feet). Records of the President's Commission on Crime in the District of Columbia, 1965-66. Materials open. Contact Textual Archives Services Division (301) 837-3510.
U.S. Information Agency (RG 306, 3 cubic feet). Research Reports, 1988-89. Materials open. Contact Textual Archives Services Division (301) 837-3510.
Army Staff (RG 319, 367 cubic feet). Records of the Office of the Chief of Research and Development 1963-73. Materials security classified. Contact Textual Archives Services Division (301) 837-3510.
U.S. Army Continental Commands, 1821-1920 (RG 393, less than one cubic foot). Copies of general orders, special orders, and informational circulars received by the First Brigade, Third Division, Fifth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac ("Tyler's Brigade"), 1862-63. Materials open. Contact the Old Military and Civil Records staff (202) 357-5385.
Nontextual Records Division, Motion Picture, Sound and Video Branch
National Archives Gift Collection (DM 8 cubic feet). CBS News, September-November l997, 8 cubic feet. An accretion of 66 videotapes to the existing series of videotaped morning, midday, and evening news programs and news specials beginning with broadcasts dated April 1, l974. The accreted material has not been processed. Joan M. Lemley donation, ca. l945, 2 items, 2 reels of motion picture films including one reel of gun camera footage made during World War II, and the other documenting the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Materials are open and processed.
Bureau of Reclamation (RG 115, 25 cubic feet). 196 videotapes l950-91, an accretion to an accession documenting activities relating to the Glen Canyon, Flaming Gorge, Navajo, Ridgway, Brantley, Jordanelle, Fontenelle, and other dams; environmental studies; archaeology projects; endangered fish studies; Animas-LaPlata, Middle Rio Grand, Central Utah, Strawberry Valley, Sevier River Basin, and other Bureau of Reclamation projects. Materials are open and processed.
Still Picture Branch
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture (RG 16, 72,000 images). Photographic Negatives and Proof Sheets of Selected U.S. Department of Agriculture Activities, 1969-79 (Series NF) and a Logbook for Photographs in RG 16, Series NF, 1969-1979 (Series NFX). Contact still picture reference services at College Park, MD (301) 837-0561 ext. 234.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (RG 22, 6 posters). Game Season Bulletins, N.D. (Series GB). Contact still picture reference services at College Park, MD (301) 837-0561 ext. 234.
U.S. Geological Survey (RG 57, 4,580 images). Lantern Slides Relating to Geographical Surveys and Geological Studies, ca. 1900-59 (Series LS); Caption Lists to RG 57, Series LS, "Lantern Slides Relating to Geographical Surveys and Geological Studies, ca. 1900-1959" (Series LSW); Subject Index to RG 57, Series LS, "Lantern Slides Relating to Geographical Surveys and Geological Studies, ca. 1900-1950" (Series LSX); Geographic Index to RG 57, Series LS, "Lantern Slides Relating to Geographical Surveys and Geological Studies" (Series LSY). Contact still picture reference services at College Park, MD (301) 837-0561 ext. 234.
Boundary and Claims Commissions and Arbitrations (RG 76, 8,163 images). Caption Lists for Lantern Slides of Survey Activities on the United States-Canada Boundary, 1921 (Series LSX); Photographic Prints and Negatives of Surveys of the United States-Canada Boundary, 1898-13 (Series N); Photographic Prints, Negatives, and Slides of Boundary Markers on the U.S.-Canada Border, 1901-87 (Series SP); and Original Caption Lists for Photographs of Boundary Markers on the U.S.-Canada Border, 1920-94 (Series SPL). Contact still picture reference services at College Park, MD (301) 837-0561 ext. 234.
Soil Conservation Service (RG 114, 16 posters). Posters Promoting Environmental Awareness and Conservation, 1988-95 (Series MP). Contact still picture reference services at College Park, MD (301) 837-0561 ext. 234.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (RG 207, 24 posters). Posters Produced or Collected by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, ca. 1988-95 (Series PP). Contact still picture reference services at College Park, MD (301) 837-0561 ext. 234.
Department of Energy (RG 434, 724 images). Miscellaneous Color Slides Relating to the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, ca. 1980-ca. 1982 (Series A); Office of the Federal Inspector Slide Presentation, 04/1982 (Series AK); Slide Presentation Relating to the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System, 02/1981 (Series AL); and Slide Presentation of Aerial Photographs of the Eastern and Western Legs of the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System, 03/1981 (Series PA). Contact still picture reference services at College Park, MD (301) 837-0561 ext. 234.
Records recently transferred from textual records units in the National Archives include:
National Archives Gift Collection of Materials Relating to Polar Regions (1220 images). Robert E. Peary Family Collection: Photographic Prints of Memorials and Ceremonies for Adm. Robert E. Peary, 1911-65 (Series XPH); Photographic Portraits of Marie Peary Kuhne, 1893-1956 (Series XPJ); Photographic Prints and Negatives from Marie Peary Kuhne's Photograph Albums, 1900-30 (Series XPK); and Photographic Prints of Subjects Relating to Polar Expeditions of Adm. Robert E. Peary, 1886-1939 (Series XPS). Contact still picture reference services at College Park, MD (301) 837-0561 ext. 234.
Office of Regional Records Services
NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
NORTHEAST REGION (Boston)
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, Massachusetts 02452-6399
District Courts of the United States (RG 21, less than 1 cubic foot). Certificates of Loyalty (Immigration and Naturalization Service Form N438) relating to naturalization of enemy (primarily German and Italian) aliens in the U. S. District Court in Hartford, Connecticut, 1944-51. Final naturalization and administration of the Oath of Allegiance to the U. S. could not occur for these individuals until the appropriate investigation had been completed and the certificate received from the INS. Materials open.
Naval Districts and Shore Establishments (Record Group 181, 19 cubic feet). General Correspondence Files of the Portsmouth (NH) Naval Shipyard, 1965-66, relating to administration and operation of the activity; the planning, production, alteration and repair, outfitting, commissioning and decommissioning of submarines; logistical support to the fleet and other shore facilities; and liaison with other Navy elements. Accretions to current holdings. Materials open.
Contract Administration Records ("Ships Case Files"), 1962-67, from the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Construction, and Repair, Groton, CT, relating to the design and construction of the USS Triton (SSN 586) and other "first-in-class vessels." Accretions to current holdings. Materials open.
Research and Special Programs Administration (DOT) (RG 467, 13 cubic feet). Technical Reports, 1985-92, and Research and Development Project/Program Files, 1975-90, of the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA. The former include reports relating to the Small Business Innovations Research (SBIR) Program. The latter include records relating to the International Data Exchange on Aviation Safety (IDEAS), 1986-90; the Track Safety Research Project, 1975-83; the Court House Security Project, 1986-88; and the F.A.A. Airport Fire Fighting and Rescue Equipment Building Guide Project, 1983-86. Accretions to present holdings. Materials open.
NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
1000 Commodore Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066
District Courts of the United States (RG 21, 13 cubic feet). Naturalization petitions, 1971-1972, and civil case files concerning estates of deceased and deserting seamen, 1954-1970, of the Northern District of California. Materials open.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (RG 34, 5 cubic feet). Closed bank legal files, 1981, of the Legal Division, Western States Area. Some materials may be restricted.
PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY SYSTEM
JIMMY CARTER LIBRARY
441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
Papers of Jimmy Carter, White House Staff Office Files of Frank Moore of the Office of Congressional Liaison, 1976-81 (39 cubic ft.) Frank Moore served throughout the Carter administration as head of the Office of Congressional Liaison, and this open material consists of his files. The remainder of the Office of Congressional Liaison files are still closed pending processing. The purpose of the office was to coordinate activities with members of Congress concerning scheduling, priority, and substance of legislation; federal grants; federal appointments; White House-Congressional correspondence; constituent concerns; and election campaigns.
Papers of Jimmy Carter, White House Staff Office Files of Assistant to the President and White House Staff Director Alonzo L. McDonald, 1979-81 (17 cubic ft.). McDonald joined the Carter White House staff on August 10, 1979, and served throughout the remainder of the administration. In addition to his files as White House Staff Director, some files from McDonald's previous service as Acting Special Trade Representative are included here.
Papers of Jimmy Carter, White House Office Files of the National Security Adviser, 1977-81 (21 cubic ft. added to the 248 cubic ft. previously available on request; file totals about 750 cubic ft.). The most recent opening provides researchers a folder title list of the Schecter/Friendly (Press) File (8 cubic ft.) and the Public and Congressional Correspondence File (13 cubic ft.). The folder title list for approximately thirty-five percent of the files of National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski and his staff has been made available to researchers so that they may request the processing of folders of interest. Carter Library staff will then open what can be opened from these folders and submit the security-classified documents for mandatory declassification review. Due to anticipated high demand, lengthy delays may be expected in the processing of folders requested.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT LIBRARY
511 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, New York 12538
The Library received the papers of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Schuler, Jr. Mr. Schuler was a foreign service officer (1931-44) who served in Japan prior to World War II. The papers deal with the warning of a Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor conveyed by the Peruvian Ambassador to Japan to the American Ambassador, Joseph Grew, in January 1941. ( 1.5 feet) The Library also received additional papers of Sumner Welles and his wife, Mathilde. The accretion consists of Sumner Welles' journals, 1929-March 9, 1933 (381 pp.), and a typescript of Mathilde Welles' autobiography, December 1944 (91 pp.)
GERALD R. FORD LIBRARY
1000 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
The Files of John O. Marsh, 1974-77, (less than one cubic foot). This previously-closed material from the files of President Ford's Counsellor relates primarily to notifications of Congress, under the War Powers Resolution, of administration actions in Southeast Asia and Lebanon. Materials open for research.
The Papers of Patricia S. Lindh, (1970) 1973-77, (less than one cubic foot). Includes speeches, clippings, memos, and other materials generated as President Ford's Special Assistant for Women, as well as materials relating to her career immediately before and after her White House tenure. Materials open for research.
The University of Michigan Law School: Student case file of Gerald R. Ford, 1937 (1973), (less than one cubic foot). Includes Gerald Ford's application, transcript and other items regarding his enrollment for a summer term. Materials open for research.
An accretion to the Papers of Robert M. Teeter, 1975-76, (less than one cubic foot). The material consists of memoranda from Robert Teeter, then Executive Vice President of Market Opinion Research, Detroit, to White House and President Ford Committee staff members concerning the 1976 presidential election. Materials added and opened for research.
JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY
Boston, MA 02125
TheBoston Herald gave the Library the 2300 images in their library on John F. Kennedy. The images are made up of original Boston Herald photographs and wire service photographs. These materials are open.
The Personal Papers of John Corson, management consultant and presidential advisor, have been opened for use, 10 feet.
Eight thousand photographs from the Ernest Hemingway Collection were indexed in a database so that information about them may be retrieved by name, subject or date. The photos cover all aspects of Ernest Hemingway's life other than bullfighting.
Received an accretion to the Personal Papers of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy consisting of birthday cards on her 80th birthday. Closed until larger collection is deeded.
White House photographs for the period 1961-63 were given to the Library by the estate of Evelyn Lincoln, President Kennedy's secretary, 6500 images. These materials are open.
NBC News has donated to the Library the film/tape that was shot/compiled for Maria Shriver's special on Castro and Cuba. This material is open for research depending on availability of screening copies. NBC News has also donated videotape of its coverage of the JFK assassination and funeral. This material is open for research.
One foot of material has been reviewed for declassification and opened for use from the Personal Papers of Richard Neustadt, author, Presidential Power (1960); consultant to the President (1961-1966); consultant to the Bureau of the Budget (1961-70); consultant to the Atomic Energy Commission.
Two thousand images from the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Collection are now open. The images represent the work of Peace Corps volunteers throughout the world from 1961-92.
Oral history interviews with the following people have been opened:
Bernard J. Kirk (Barney) about his meeting with Ernest Hemingway in Spain. 23 pages.
William Dunfey, New England Co-ordinator for John F. Kennedy's 1960 Presidential Campaign; chairman, New Hampshire Democratic State Committee, 1965-67; New England Co-ordinator for Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 Presidential Campaign. Interview conducted for the Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Project72 pages.
Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., Congressman from Massachusetts, 1963-86; Speaker of the House, 1977-86. 189 pages.
HARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY
500 West U.S. Highway 24
Independence, MO 64050-1798
The Library has received the papers of William Hillman, consisting of correspondence, clippings, transcripts of interviews, financial records, drafts of books and articles, appointment calendars, notes, outlines, research materials, photographs, and other items relating primarily to Hillman's association with Harry S. Truman during the period from 1953 to 1962, and particularly to his work as adviserand assistant to Truman in the writing of his Memoirs and other literary projects. 12 linear feet, 1942-62. This collection is closed pending processing.
The Library has received the papers of Peggy Watts, consisting of correspondence, photographs, fabric samples, floor plans, printed materials, and other items relating to Watts's work as an interior designer involved in the renovation of the White House during the Truman administration. 800 pages, c. 1946-92. This collection is closed pending processing.
The Library has received photocopies of records of the U.S. Department of State, Record Group 59, relating to the origins of the U.S. intelligence community, compiled by the State Department for publication as a microfilm supplement (which was ultimately not published) to a volume in the Foreign Relations of the United States series. 1 linear foot, 1945-50. This material is closed pending processing.