Edwin L. Harper Papers, White House Central Files, 1970-1973
Title: Edwin L. Harper Papers, White House Central Files, 1970-1973
Collection Number: 6183376
Harper, Edwin Leland, 1941-
Extent: 31 linear feet, 11 linear inches; 73 boxes
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Abstract: Edwin L. Harper served as a Special Assistant for Domestic Affairs to the President and as Assistant Director of the Domestic
Council. Harper assisted in the area of research, planning, and coordination of domestic policy. These policies included:
budget issues, the 1972 Election Campaign, and revenue sharing programs. (For additional materials see White House Special
Files: Staff Member and Office Files: Harper.)
Language of Material: English
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.
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.
Edwin L. Harper Papers, White House Central Files, 1970-1973. Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
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
Dr. Edwin L. Harper was appointed as Special Assistant to the President in December 1969. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Harper
was a senior consultant with the Arthur D. Little firm in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in federal and state government
programs for improving the planning, budgeting, and implementation of their programs. From 1970 to 1972, Harper was Assistant
Director, Domestic Council, where he assisted in the area of research, planning and coordination of domestic policy.
The files are arranged in seven different series: Chronological File, arranged by date; Domestic Council Policy File, arranged
alphabetically by subject; Budget Issues and Review File, arranged alphabetically by subject; 1972 Election Campaign File,
arranged alphabetically by subject; Revenue Sharing Programs File, arranged alphabetically by subject; Subject Files, arranged
alphabetically by subject; and Meetings and Speeches, arranged chronologically by date.
Major correspondents and personalities that figure in the files include: John D. Ehrlichman; Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.; Richard
P. Nathan, James W. McLane; John R. Price; Richard K. Cook; John C. Campbell; Raymond J. Waldmann; Robert P. Mayo; C. D. Ward;
Donald R. Rumsfeld; Dwight A. Ink; Robert P. Mayo; and Peter A. Michel.