Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Federal Fuel Distributor


(Record Group 89)
1922-23
57 cu. ft.

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Table of Contents

  • 89.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 89.2 RECORDS OF THE PRESIDENT'S FUEL DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE August-September 1922 12 lin. ft.
  • 89.3 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL FUEL DISTRIBUTOR 1922-23 54 lin. ft.

89.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: As an emergency agency by an act of September 22, 1922 (42 Stat. 1025).

Predecessor Agencies:

  • President's Fuel Distribution Committee (July-Sept. 1922)
Functions: Assured an adequate supply and an equitable distribution of coal and other fuel. Assisted the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) in executing its orders.

Abolished: By statutory limitation, September 21, 1923.

Finding Aids: Dorothy V. Martin, comp., "Preliminary Checklist of the Records of the Federal Fuel Distributor, 1922-23," PC 13 (Nov. 1943); Genevieve S. O'Brien, comp., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Federal Fuel Distributor," NC 129 (Sept. 1965).

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89.2 RECORDS OF THE PRESIDENT'S FUEL DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE
August-September 1922
12 lin. ft.

History: Appointed by President Warren G. Harding in late July 1922 during a period of strikes by miners and railroad shopmen to establish voluntary price agreements for coal and to help administer an ICC order establishing coal transportation priorities. Composed of Secretary of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover, Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall, Attorney General Harry Daugherty, Interstate Commerce Commissioner Clyde B. Aitchison, and Henry B. Spencer, as Federal Fuel Distributor. Superseded by the Office of Federal Fuel Distributor, September 1922. SEE 89.1.

Textual Records: Correspondence, August-September 1922, with index. Press releases, August-September 1922. Correspondence of committee representatives at Birmingham, AL; Louisville, KY; Knoxville, TN; Norton, VA; and Bluefield, Fairmont, Huntington, and Thurmond, WV, August-September 1922.

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89.3 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE FEDERAL FUEL DISTRIBUTOR
1922-23
54 lin. ft.

History: Established with Conrad E. Spens as Federal Fuel Distributor. Office organization provided for an administrative committee, advisory committees on industry and transportation, and 17 district committees that primarily allocated coal priority orders under ICC authority. Worked closely with the Secretary of Commerce, the ICC, and the U.S. Coal Commission. SEE 89.1.

Textual Records: Correspondence of the Federal Fuel Distributor with the states and with federal agencies and officials, 1922-23. Correspondence of Secretary Hoover with trade associations, April-July 1923. Correspondence and related reports of the Advisory Committee on Industry, 1922-23. Reference files, including printed and processed material, on the coal industry, strikes, and other coal-related matters, 1922-23. Appointments, oaths of office, releases, and memorandums concerning employees, 1922-23. Correspondence of district representatives at Bluefield, WV; Columbus, OH; and St. Louis, MO, October-November 1922.


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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