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Earl L. Butz Papers, White House Central Files, 1973
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Earl L. Butz Papers, White House Central Files, 1973
    Dates: 1973
    Collection Number: 6133768
    Creator/Collector: Butz, Earl L. (Earl Lauer), 1909-2008
    Extent: 1 linear foot, 9 linear inches; 4 boxes
    Repository: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
    Abstract: Earl L. Butz served as Secretary of Agriculture and Counselor to the President for Natural Resources. This file group includes subjects dealing with timber exports, the Alaskan pipeline, the Clean Air Act, national parkland acquisition, and meetings with governmental and non-governmental groups concerned with natural resources.
    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

    Earl L. Butz Papers, White House Central Files, 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

    In January of 1973, as part of his continuing effort at Executive branch reform, President Nixon created three positions with the title of Counsellor to the President. The mandate of each of the Counsellors was to broadly coordinate responsibilities in one of the following three areas of domestic concern: Natural Resources, Human Resources, and Community Development. The Earl L. Butz file group documents the activities of the Office of the Counsellor to the President for Natural Resources from its inception in January of 1973 until its functions were subsumed by Governor John Love's Energy Policy Office in the summer of 1973. During this time, the position of Counsellor to the President for Natural Resources was held by Earl L. Butz, Secretary of Agriculture. Other members of the Counsellor's Office included John W. Larson, Executive Director of the Natural Resources Committee, and Norman Ross and Glenn Schleede, Assistant Directors. The Office's liaison with the Domestic Council was Richard Fairbanks, Associate Director of the Domestic Council. The Earl L. Butz file is subdivided into Administrative Files, Correspondence Files, Alpha-Subject Files, and the Meetings and Conferences Files. Principal correspondents include Earl L. Butz, Richard Fairbanks, John Larson, Bobbie Crider, Secretary to Earl Butz, and Vern Highly, Administrative Assistant to Secretary of Agriculture. Subjects include: timber exports, the Alaskan pipeline, the Clean Air Act, national parkland acquisition, and meetings with governmental and non-governmental groups concerned with natural resources.