Guide to Federal Records

Records of the U.S. Sugar Equalization Board, Inc.


(Record Group 6)
1917-23
60 cu. ft.

Table of Contents

  • 6.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 6.2 RECORDS OF THE U.S. SUGAR EQUALIZATION BOARD, INC. 1917-23 52 lin. ft.

6.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: As a corporation by the U.S. Government under the laws of the State of Delaware, to function as an agency of the U.S. Food Administration, July 11, 1918, with the Food Administrator as chairman of its board of directors. Functions: Bought and distributed the 1918-19 crop of Cuban sugar, and stimulated U.S. sugar production by equalizing prices of domestic and imported crops. Regulated coffee imports under authority of the War Trade Board and the U.S. Food Administration beginning in the fall of 1918.

Control of the domestic sugar industry ended with the expiration of the board's contract with U.S. sugar refiners, December 31, 1919. Sugar licensing and the responsibility for administering regulations against hoarding, profiteering, and unfair practices were transferred to the Attorney General by Presidential proclamation, November 21, 1919.

Abolished: Effective July 14, 1926, by EO 4475, July 10, 1926.

Finding Aids: Forrest R. Holdcamper, comp., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the United States Sugar Equalization Board, Inc.," NC 72 (Sept. 1964).

Subject Access Terms: World War I agency.

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Textual Records Washington Area 60 cu. ft.

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6.2 RECORDS OF THE U.S. SUGAR EQUALIZATION BOARD, INC.
1917-23
52 lin. ft.

Textual Records: Board minutes, 1918-19. General correspondence, 1918-20. Records of the corporation president, 1918-20; secretary, 1918-19; general counsel, 1918-23; and other officials, 1918-20. Reports and other records of the Statistical Department, 1918-19. Minutes of the Sugar Distributing Committee and the Cuban Export Committee, 1917-18. Minutes, correspondence, and other records of the American Refiners Committee and the International Sugar Committee, 1917-20.


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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