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Arthur F. Burns Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1970
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Arthur F. Burns Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1970
    Dates: 1969-1970
    Collection Number: 6124465
    Creator/Collector: Burns, Arthur F. (Arthur Frank), 1904-1987
    Extent: 1 linear foot, 4 linear inches; 3 boxes
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    Repository: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
    Abstract: Arthur F. Burns served as Counselor to the President. He was given broad responsibility in program and policy development for the Nixon Administration. Although his primary role was in development of domestic programs, he did venture into international matters in some economic programs. The subject files described here result from Burns’ activities during the transition and early months of the administration, when he headed a series of task forces which developed program proposals. These reports were sent to executive agencies and departments for review and comment. The subject files are comprised principally of the comments returned to Burns by the agencies and departments.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Some materials may be unavailable based upon categories of materials exempt from public release established in the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974.

    Publication Rights

    Most government records are in the public domain, however, this series includes commercial materials, such as newspaper clippings, that may be subject to copyright restrictions. Researchers should contact the copyright holder for information.

    Preferred Citation

    Arthur F. Burns Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1970. Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

    Acquisition Information

    These materials are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-526, 88 Stat. 1695) and implementing regulations.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This series contains the subject files of Arthur F. Burns. The files primarily contain agency and department comments on program proposals sent by Burns as a part of a variety of task reports. As Counselor to the President, Burns was given broad responsibility in program and policy development for the new administration. Although his primary role was in development of domestic programs, he did venture into international matters in some economic programs. The subject files described here resulted from Burns's activities during the transition and early months of the administration, when he headed a series of task forces which developed program proposals. The Burns task force reports containing program proposals were sent to executive agencies and departments for review and comment. The subject files are comprised principally of the comments returned to Burns by the agencies and departments. The files are arranged by the subject of the task force reports but do not contain the task force reports. The bulk of Burns's files as Counselor to the President were donated by Burns to the Ford Library, which holds 14 linear feet of Burns material from the January 1969-January 1970 period as part of the 187 linear feet of donated Burns material which also document Burns's activities as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board and as Ambassador to Germany. Additional papers of Arthur Burns, 1930-1969, consisting of personal materials and files relating to his service as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, are held by the Eisenhower Library.