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Marina von Neumann Whitman Papers, White House Central Files, 1971-1973
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Marina von Neumann Whitman Papers, White House Central Files, 1971-1973
    Dates: 1971-1973
    Collection Number: 6171610
    Creator/Collector: Whitman, Marina von Neumann. Council of Economic Advisers
    Extent: 9 linear feet, 7 linear inches; 22 boxes
    Repository: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
    Abstract: Marina von Neumann Whitman became the first female member of the Council of Economic Advisers or CEA in March 1972. Whitman’s areas of responsibility on the CEA included: analyses on international economic development and policy; price and wage developments; food prices; Economic Stabilization Program; human resources program; industry studies, including agriculture and transportation; environmental programs; international trade, and issues related to regulated industries. She also served as an active member of the Committee of Eight (8) and the Committee of Twenty (20). The Committee of Eight was a working group made up of representatives from the Cost of Living Council (CLC) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
    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

    Marina von Neumann Whitman Papers, White House Central Files, 1971-1973. 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

    Marina von Neumann Whitman was appointed by President Nixon in March 1972 as the first woman member of the Council of Economic Advisers or CEA. She replaced Paul W. McCracken who resigned at the end of December 1971. Prior to her appointment to the CEA, Mrs. Whitman served from October 1971 through February 1972 on the seven-member Price Commission. Mrs. Whitman's areas of responsibility on the CEA included: analyses of international economic development and policy; price and wage developments; food prices; Economic Stabilization Program; human resources program; industry studies, including agriculture and transportation; environmental programs; international trade; and issues related to regulated industries. She was also an active member of the Committee of 8, a working group made up of representatives from the Cost of Living Council (CLC) and other agencies. This committee was concerned with Phase II planning and the impact of Federal construction policies on inflation. Mrs. Whitman was also active with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Committee of 20. This committee's mandate was directed at the reform of the international monetary system. In this matter, she assisted the Volcker Group, the U.S. working group involved in international monetary negotiations with the IMF countries, under the direction of Undersecretary of the Treasury Paul A. Volcker. The files are arranged in three series: Administrative File, Speech File, and Subject Files. The Administrative File is arranged by folder title. The Speech File is arranged chronologically. These two series comprise about ten percent of the total volume. The Subject Files are arranged alphabetically by letter, acronym or folder title. Three folders entitled "Correspondence" contain some duplication of materials found in the Administrative File.