Series 1. OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, 1952-1974

11 boxes
15 subseries
Office file code: 1

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, printed documents, newspaper clippings, and other records relating to policies and activities of the office of the President and of White House agencies, especially as these relate to Arkansas and Arkansans.

Subseries:

Arranged chronologically.

  1. President (The White House), 1952-1974
  2. President's Secretaries, Cabinets, Appointments, 1962-1974
  3. Bureau of the Budget, 1961-1974
  4. Office of Defense Mobilization, 1960-1962
  5. Cost of Living Council, 1973-1974
  6. Office of Emergency Preparedness, 1961-1962, 1973
  7. National Security Council, 1961-1963, 1973
  8. Presidential Commissions, 1962, 1972-1973
  9. Office of Emergency Planning, 1963-1972
  10. Office of Economic Opportunity, 1965-1974
  11. Office of Science and Technology, 1964-1971
  12. Inaugural Activities, 1960-1969
  13. Vice President, 1966-1974
  14. Poverty, 1964
  15. Federal Energy Office, 1974

Subseries 1. President (The White House), 1952-1974.

4 boxes.
Office file code: 1

Records pertaining to the office of the President. Subjects to which material pertains include: political instability in Indochina, 1961 (Box 1, Folder 4), recommendation, 1967, for a meeting between President Lyndon B. Johnson and U.S.S.R. Premier Kosygin (3.7), proposal that U.S. send representative to funeral of Ho Chi Minh (4.4), Cuban missile crisis, 1962, JWF's efforts to influence foreign policy, other events and issues relating to foreign affairs; JWF's remarks on illness of the President (1.2), rumored deactivation of Fort Chaffee, political situation in Arkansas and prospect of a presidential visit to the state (1.4), proposed appointment of Knox Banner to head Housing and Home Finance Agency (2.1), political support for President Lyndon B. Johnson in Fayetteville, Arkansas (2.4), other political events and issues; dedication of Greers Ferry Dam by President John F. Kennedy (2.4) and federal water resources program in Arkansas (1.2); opposition to President Richard M. Nixon's policies on anti-inflationary wage limitations (4.6) and on increased meat imports (4.7), and other economic affairs, consumer interests, and agricultural trade issues; proposed 1964 World's Fair in U.S. (1.2); constituent's offer of a gift of furniture to the White House (2.3) and other constituent concerns; assassination of President John F. Kennedy (4.4); race relations and civil rights.


Subseries 2. President's Secretaries, Cabinets, Appointments, 1962-1974.

3 folders.
Office file code: 1-a

Records pertaining to presidential appointments and to arrangements for meetings with presidential staff personnel.


Subseries 3. Bureau of the Budget, 1961-1974.

1 box.
Office file code: 1-b

Records pertaining to federally funded programs. Subjects to which material relates include: watershed projects, particularly in regard to Washington County Muddy Fork project (5.1); Little Rock Community Health Program (5.7); Fulbright scholar ship program; small business grants; housing loans; requests for wage and price freeze exemptions.


Subseries 4. Office of Defense Mobilization, 1960-1962.

3 folders.
Office file code: 1c

Records pertaining to civil defense and disaster relief in Arkansas, particularly as regards requests for federal financial assistance to state and local civil defense programs and for flood disaster relief for Harrison School District.


Subseries 5. Cost of Living Council, 1973-1974.

2 folders.
Office file code: 1-c

Records pertaining to wage and price controls, particularly as regards requests for removal of controls over the health, sugar, steel and paper industries.


Subseries 6. Office of Emergency Preparedness, 1961-1962, 1973.

4 folders.
Office file code: 1-c

Records pertaining primarily to disaster relief projects and to Phase IV price-freeze complaints.


Subseries 7. National Security Council, 1961-1968.

5 folders.
Office file code: 1-d

Records pertaining primarily to civil defense and to the involvement of the Central Intelligence Agency in such international organizations as the Truth About Cuba Committee, the Foreign Broadcast Service, and The Experiment in International Living.


Subseries 8. Presidential Commissions, 1962-1974.

1 box.
Office file code: 1-d, e

Records pertaining primarily to: presidential appointments; disaster relief; railway labor contracts, particularly as regards opposition from Mammoth Spring to a 1962 Railroad Commission labor report (6.1); and wage and price controls, particularly as regards Pine Bluff Police Department (6.2).


Subseries 9. Office of Emergency Planning, 1963-1972.

1 box.
Office file code: 1-d

Records pertaining primarily to: complaints registered by Wortz Biscuit Company of Fort Smith of alleged discrimination against small businesses on the part of the Department of the Army (8.1) and other problems of small business firms; efforts by Arkansas Governor Dale Bumpers and others to acquire federal disaster relief funds for the state (8.2); depletion of titanium oxide, nickel, and antimony deposits in Arkansas (8.3, 5, 6); complaints against public utilities price increases (8.8, 9); complaints about the applicability of the Fair Labor Standards Act to pre-school training institutions in Arkansas (8.11); requests for wage and price freeze exemptions, particularly as regards Arkansas petroleum companies, the Marshall School District, and Arkansas teachers (8.7).


Subseries 10. Office of Economic Opportunity, 1965-1974.

2 boxes.
Office file code: 1-e

Records pertaining to Head Start program, Job Corps, VISTA, Neighborhood Youth Program, and other anti-poverty programs in Arkansas, particularly as regards Head Start in Van Buren and Harrison (9.4), the 1976 OEO survey dealing with the relationship between poverty and violence in the state (9.9), and federal funding of emergency food and medical services and drug rehabilitation centers in northeast Arkansas (10.15).


Subseries 11. Office of Science and Technology, 1964-l971.

1 folder.
Office file code: 1-f

Records pertaining to a constituent's request for establishment of a national clearinghouse for information generated by various research projects.


Subseries 12. Inaugural Activities, 1960-1969.

3 folders.
Office file code: 1-f

Records pertaining to Arkansan's requests for invitations to Presidential inaugurations.


Subseries 13. Vice President, 1966-1974.

2 folders.
Office file code: 1-f

Records pertaining to the office of Vice President, particularly as regards: events relating to resignation of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew; Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey's support, in 1966, of JWF's appraisal of situation in Indochina; and Republic of Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky's defense, addressed to Humphrey, of actions and policies of Ky's government.


Subseries 14. Poverty, 1964.

3 folders.
Office file code: 1-g

Records pertaining, in particular, to proposed establishment of a Job Corps Center at Fort Chaffee and to the cotton industry's proposal for implementation of a cotton-stamp program as a supplement to the food-stamp program.


Subseries 15. Federal Energy Office, 1973-1974.

5 folders.
Office file code: 1-g

Records pertaining primarily to petroleum shortages and fuel allotments, particularly as regards the impact of oil restrictions on service stations, homes, the food industry, and other interests in Arkansas. Included is JWF's FEO briefing notebook.


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