Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Petroleum Administration for Defense


(Record Group 312)
1950-57 (BULK 1950-54)

OVERVIEW OF RECORDS LOCATIONS

Table of Contents

  • 312.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 312.2 GENERAL RECORDS 1950-57
  • 312.2.1 Records of the Office of the Deputy Administrator
  • 312.2.2 Records of the Office of the Congressional Liaison Officer
  • 312.2.3 Records of the Legal Division
  • 312.2.4 Records of the Public Information
  • Division
  • 312.2.5 Records of the Executive Secretary
  • 312.2.6 Records of the Administrative
  • Division
  • 312.2.7 Records of the Office of Historian
  • 312.2.8 Records of the Materials Division
  • 312.2.9 Records of the Office of the Foriegn
  • Coordinator
  • 312.2.10 Records of the Program Division
  • 312.2.11 Records of the Manpower Division
  • 312.2.12 Records of Facility Security Division
  • 312.2.13 Records of the Office of the Assistant Deputy Administrator, Domestic Petroleum Operations
  • 312.2.14 Records of the Office of Finance Counselor
  • 312.2.15 Records of the Supply and Transportation Division
  • 312.2.16 Records of the Production Division
  • 312.2.17 Records of the Distribution and Marketing Division
  • 312.2.18 Records of the Refining Division
  • 312.2.19 Records of the Office of the Assistant Deputy Administrator, Foreign Petroleum Operations
  • 312.2.20 Records of the Foreign Production Division
  • 312.2.21 Records of the Foreign refining Division
  • 312.2.22 Records of the Foreign Supply and Transportation Division
  • 312.2.23 Records of the Office of the Assistant Deputy Administrator, Natural Gas Operations
  • 312.2.24 Records of the Records of the Gas Production and Processing Division
  • 312.2.25 Records of the Gas Operations Division
  • 312.2.26 Records of the Gas Facilities Division
  • 312.2.27 Records of the Gas Planning Division
  • 312.2.28 Other PAD records

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312.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: In the Department of the Interior by the Defense Production Act of 1950, implemented by the Secretary of the Interior's Order 2591, October 3, 1950. Functions: Administered a program for development and execution of policies and programs for meeting military, government, industrial, and civilian requirements for petroleum and gas.

Abolished: Effective April 30, 1954, by Secretary of the Interior's Order 2755, April 23, 1954.

Successor Agencies: Oil and Gas Division, Department of the Interior.

Security-Classified Records: This record group may include material that is security-classified.

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Petroleum Administration for Defense in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government. Records of the Petroleum Administrative Board, 1924-42, RG 232. Records of the Petroleum Adminstration for War (PAW), 1935-48, RG 253

Subject Access Terms: Korean War Agency

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312.2 GENERAL RECORDS
1950-57

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312.2.1 Records of the Office of the Deputy Administrator

Textual Records: General records, 1950-54.

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312.2.2 Records of the Office of the Congressional Liaison Officer

Textual Records: General records, 1951-53.

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312.2.3 Records of the Legal Division

Textual Records: General records, 1950-54.

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312.2.4 Records of the Public Information Division

Textual Records: General records, 1950-54. Press releases, 1950-54. Biographical data, 1950-53. Remarks, statements, and speeches by PAD personnel, 1950-53.

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312.2.5 Records of the Office of Executive Secretary

Textual Records: Administrative reference file, 1950-54. Records of the records management analyst, 1950-54. Organizational records, 1950-54. Master forms file, 1950-54. Report file, 1950-54. Master file of committees, 1951-53. Records of the Advisory Committee on Export Policy, 1950-54.

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312.2.6 Records of the Administrative Division

Textual Records: General records, 1950-52. Issuance file, 1950-52.

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312.2.7 Records of the Office of Historian

Textual Records: Record copies of correspondence, issuances, and other PAD documentation used by the Historian in compiling the unpublished official history, including a copy of history and selected working papers, 1950-54.

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312.2.8 Records of the Materials Division

Textual Records: General records, 1950-53. General records of the Oilfield Manufacturers Equipment Branch, 1950-53.

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312.2.9 Records of the Office of the Foreign Coordinator

Textual Records: General records, 1951-53. Records of the Foreign Petroleum Materials Committee, 1951-53. Records of the Foreign Operations Facilities Committee, 1951-53. Records of the Foreign Petroleum Committee, 1951-53.

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312.2.10 Records of the Program Division

Textual Records: General records, 1951-54.

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312.2.11 Records of the Manpower Division

Textual Records: General records, 1951-53.

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312.2.12 Records of the Facility Security Division

Textual Records: General records, 1951-53.

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312.2.13 Records of the Office of the Assistant Deputy Administrator, Domestic Petroleum Operations

Textual Records: General records, 1951-54.

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312.2.14 Records of the Office of Finance Counselor

Textual Records: General records, 1950-57.

NOTE: The files of the office were continued in current use by the successor agency, the Office of Oil and Gas of the Interior Department, until 1957.

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312.2.15 Records of the Supply and Transportation Division

Textual Records: General records, 1950-54. General records of the Research and Analysis Branch, 1951-54.

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312.2.16 Records of the Production Division

Textual Records: General records, 1951-54.

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312.2.17 Records of the Distribution and Marketing Division

Textual Records: General records, 1950-53.

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312.2.18 Records of the Refining Division

Textual Records: General records, 1950-54.

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312.2.19 Records of the Office of the Assistant Deputy Administrator, Foreign Petroleum Operations

Textual Records: General records, 1951-54.

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312.2.20 Records of the Foreign Production Division

Textual Records: General records of the office of the director, 1951-54. General records of the office of the assistant director, 1951-53. Records of the Exploration and Reserves Branch, 1951-54. Office file of a divisional staff member (Frank Reeves), 1950-53.

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312.2.21 Records of the Foreign Refining Division

Textual Records: General records, 1951-54. Records of the Operations Branch, 1951-53.

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312.2.22 Records of the Foreign Supply and Transportation Division

Textual Records: General records, 1951-54. General records of the Materials and Transportation Branches, 1951-53.

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312.2.23 Records of the Office of the Assistant Deputy Administrator, Natural Gas Operations

Textual Records: General records, 1951-54.

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312.2.24 Records of the Gas Production and Processing Division

Textual Records: General records, 1951-53.

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312.2.25 Records of the Gas Operations Division

Textual Records: Records concerning exemptions from PAD Order No. 2, curtailing consumption of controlled materials, 1950-53. General records of the Gas Facilities Committee, 1951-53.

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312.2.26 Records of the Gas Facilities Division

Textual Records: General records, 1951-53.

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312.2.27 Records of the Gas Planning Division

Textual Records: General records, 1951-53.

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312.2.28 Other PAD records

Textual Records: Report No. 435, A World-War Petroleum Program to Fuel a Major War, 1953-57, Dec. 1952.


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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