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Robert H. Finch Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1972
6203783  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert H. Finch Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1972
    Dates: 1969-1972
    Collection Number: 6203783
    Creator/Collector: Finch, Robert H. (Robert Hutchinson), 1925-1995
    Extent: 25 linear feet, 5 linear inches; 58 boxes
    Repository: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
    Abstract: Robert H. Finch served as Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1969 to 1970. This file group documents responsibilities as Counselor to the President from 1970 to 1972. His primary role was advising the President on domestic issues and assisting in developing domestic policy. Finch’s main area of concern included: health, youth issues, welfare reform, women’s rights, education, economic opportunities for minorities, and voluntary action.
    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

    Robert H. Finch Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1972. 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

    Robert H. Finch was the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1969 to 1970. The file group documents his responsibilities as Counsellor to the President from 1970 to 1972. His primary role was advising President Nixon on domestic issues, and assisting in developing domestic policy. His main areas of concern included: health, youth issues, welfare reform, women's rights, education, economic opportunities for minorities, and voluntary action. Prominent personalities mentioned most frequently include: Staff Assistants George Grassmuck, Charles Lichtenstein, David Frohnmayer, Rayburn Hanzlik, Bonnie Bradbeer, and Warren Hendricks; Counsellor to the President Donald Rumsfeld; John Ehrlichman of the Domestic Council, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Elliot Richardson, Director of Communications Herb Klein, and top officials at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.