Partial Preliminary Inventory of the James C. Miller papers

Finding aid prepared by Andrew Rudalevige and Hoover Institution Archives Staff
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Title: James C. Miller papers
Date (inclusive): 1972-1989
Collection Number: 89059
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 198 manuscript boxes (79.2 linear feet)
Abstract: Speeches and writings, correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, studies, statistics, clippings, and other printed matter, relating to domestic policy in the United States during the presidential adminstration of Ronald Reagan, and especially to policy regarding regulation of commerce, planning and implementation of the federal budget, and administration of federal government agencies.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Miller, James C. (James Clifford), 1942-

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James C. Miller papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1989.

Accruals

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Biographical/Historical Note

Chairman, United States Federal Trade Commission, 1981-1985; director, United States Office of Management and Budget, 1985-1988.

Scope and Content of Collection

This partial inventory covers boxes 1-12, 25-32, 39-42, 51-61, 80-85, 91-92, 101-112, 125-130, 151-156, 171-175, 191-196. Content includes: speeches and writings, correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, studies, statistics, clippings, and other printed matter, relating to domestic policy in the United States during the presidential adminstration of Ronald Reagan, and especially to policy regarding regulation of commerce, planning and implementation of the federal budget, and administration of federal government agencies.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Reagan, Ronald.
United States. Federal Trade Commission.
United States. Office of Management and Budget.
Budget--United States.
Trade regulation--United States.
United States--Commerce.
United States--Politics and government--1981-1989.

Box 1

Federal Trade Commission material

Scope and Contents note

Bound collection of his policy statements as Federal Trade Commission head
Box 2

Office of Management and Budget material for fiscal year 1988

Scope and Contents note

Includes “Pork projects” for fiscal year 1988, and Spring Review Policy on Housing Policy 1988
Box 3

Office of Management and Budget material 1985-1986

Scope and Contents note

Binders on fiscal year 1987 supplemental budget and needed legislation and Office of Management and Budget confirmation materials, mostly “pre-hearing questions” and proposed answers
Box 4

Federal Communication Commission testimony, 1983-1985

Box 4

Fiscal year 1987-1989 budget materials

Box 4

Fiscal year 1987 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act binder

Box 4

Fiscal year 1989 budget overview materials

Box 5

Council on Wage and Price Stability and Federal Trade Commission materials

Box 6

Speeches, 1983

Box 7

Speeches, June-September 1983 1980-1983

Box 7

Congressional Testimony, February 1980-February 1983 1980-1983

Box 8-12

Speeches and testimony, 1983-1984

Box 13-24

Material not yet described

Box 25-26

Speeches, 1982-1984

Box 26

Office of Management and Budget material, 1986-1987

Scope and Contents note

Includes two folders on Gramm-Rudman-Hollings law, 1986 and 1987
Box 28

Office of Management and Budget material 1987-1989

Scope and Contents note

Includes draft of Office of Management and Budget memoir (later published as “Fix the US Budget”) – August 20, 1989, and materials on Gramm-Rudman-Hollings law (some of it materials discussed in memoir)
Box 29

Office of Management and Budget speeches and other material, 1985-1989

Scope and Contents note

Includes July 1989 Task Force on Regulatory Relief briefing binder, Office of Management and Budget speech texts, October 1985 to April 1988, and a later (9/5/1989) draft of the Office of Management and Budget memoir in Box 28
Box 30

Briefing books for Congressional testimony, 1988

Scope and Contents note

Includes testimony before House Ways and Means and Senate Appropriations, February and March 1988
Box 30

Office of Management and Budget material 1987-1988

Scope and Contents note

Includes fiscal year 1988 mid-session review book (July 1987), EOP phonebook, January 1988
Box 31

Office of Management and Budget briefing binders, 1984-1988

Scope and Contents note

Major Budget Presentation binder, fiscal year 1986, "Responses to Assertions in Media," January, 1987, binder on drug control policy and Meese working group thereon, and health budget issues, early 1988
Box 32

Office of Management and Budget briefing binders, 1987-1989

Scope and Contents note

Includes Welfare Reform, 1987, fiscal year 1990 spring review (NASA; R&D) and 1989 Briefing Book
Box 33-38

Not yet described

Box 39

Speeches, 1983

Box 40

Speeches and Congressional testimony 1986, and Office of Management and Budget confirmation materials

Scope and Contents note

Includes Budget Review Division briefing for director-designate, transcript, Senate Government Affairs confirmation hearing
Box 41

Office of Management and Budget materials 1985-1986

Scope and Contents note

Includes DPC meeting in December 1986 on Superconducting Supercollider, General Counsel memos (M. Horowitz), and “Sensitive Issues” by agency – proposed budget cuts from late 1985
Box 42

Office of Management and Budget materials 1985-1989

Scope and Contents note

Includes Passback phonecalls, fiscal year 1986, “Ratchet” spreadsheets, November 1985, fiscal year 1990 Spring review (see also Box 32) and binder on Superconducting supercollider (complements material in Box 41)
Box 43-50

Not yet described

Box 51

Office of Management and Budget materials on fiscal year 1988 budget

Scope and Contents note

Includes fiscal year 1988 budget materials by agency, status of drug testing policy, fiscal year 1988 continuing resolution
Box 52

Office of Management and Budget materials, fiscal year 1988 and others

Scope and Contents note

Includes folder “Fiscal year 1988 budget ideas,” but with material back to 1985, fiscal year 1988 budget advocacy, Defense advocacy (mostly 1986) and line item veto materials
Box 53

Office of Management and Budget materials from fiscal year 1988

Scope and Contents note

Includes fiscal year 1988 budget results, trade bill (1987), AIDS (1987), budget process reform, and “Pork” memorandum from March 1988 and supporting materials
Box 54

Office of Management and Budget chronological file May 1987

Box 54

Office of Management and Budget materials 1981-1988

Scope and Contents note

Includes major initiatives, 1981, budget preparation, fiscal year 1988, and spring overview, fiscal year 1990
Box 55-56

Office of Management and Budget chronological file, October 1985 – June 1986

Box 57

“The Miller File”– August and September 1986

Scope and Contents note

Collected clippings and cartoons about Miller, the budget process, and other political topics
Box 58

Office of Management and Budget chronological file, late October 1986- April 1987

Box 59

Office of Management and Budget chronological file, August 1986-October 1986

Box 60

Office of Management and Budget chronological file, scattered dates, late 1985-March 1986, and July 1986

Box 61

Federal Trade Commission chronological files, 1983

Box 61

“Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Reponse” folders, 1986-1987

Box 62-79

Not yet described

Box 80

Office of Management and Budget material fiscal year 1988 and fiscal year 1989

Scope and Contents note

Includes Director’s Review on national security division, fiscal year 1988, Director’s reviews (various), fiscal year 1989, State of the Union 1987, and Budget process, fiscal year 1987
Box 81-82

Office of Management and Budget material fiscal year 1988

Scope and Contents note

Includes additional director’s reviews for the Office of Management and Budget divisions, and “Crosscut” reviews, fiscal year 1988
Box 83

Office of Management and Budget material fiscal year 1986

Scope and Contents note

Contains files on domestic appropriations bills tracking, fiscal year 1986, and the Drug bill/executive order, 1986
Box 84

Office of Management and Budget material 1986

Scope and Contents note

Mainly material on deputy director Joseph Wright and a potential conflict of interest investigation
Box 85

Office of Management and Budget material 1986

Scope and Contents note

Includes folders on “domestic advocacy” and “overall budget advocacy”, spring 1986
Box 85

Testimony, November 1983

Box 86-90

Not yet described

Box 91

Office of Management and Budget task force and regulatory issues, 1981

Box 91

Status of USPS privatization, 1986

Box 91

Academic syllabi and course materials for Miller’s Economics 203, taught from 1967-1972

Box 92

Office of Management and Budget regulatory issues, 1981

Box 93-100

Not yet described

Box 101

Speeches, 1984

Box 102-103

Federal Trade Commission chronological file, 1981-1982

Box 104

Office of Management and Budget materials, 1985-1986

Scope and Contents note

Mainly orientation material on Office of Management and Budget as Miller prepares to take over the directorship (staff list, organizational chart, notes of conversations)
Box 105

Office of Management and Budget material on fiscal year 1987 budget

Scope and Contents note

Contains House Budget Resolution and reconciliation materal, and speech material on “Economic Bill of Rights” from July 1987
Box 106-107

Federal Trade Commission materials

Box 107

Office of Management and Budget material fiscal year 1987

Scope and Contents note

Includes Senate Appropriations, fiscal year 1987
Box 108

Office of Management and Budget material 1985-1987

Scope and Contents note

Contains materials on Tax Reform act of 1986, and the fiscal year 1988 budget
Box 109

Office of Management and Budget material on fiscal year 1987 budget

Box 110-111

Office of Management and Budget material 1987-1988

Scope and Contents note

Mostly on catastrophic health care bill/law
Box 112

Office of Management and Budget material on fiscal year 1989 budget

Box 113-124

Not yet described

Box 125-126

Federal Trade Commission chronological files, 1982-1983

Box 127

Federal Trade Commission chronological files, 1981-1985

Scope and Contents note

Not complete chronological run, includes January 1985 but then bounces around and includes March-June 1981. See also box 102-103
Box 128-129

Federal Trade Commission chronological files, April-October 1985

Box 130

Federal Trade Commission materials

Box 130

Office of Management and Budget material on fiscal year 1988 budget

Scope and Contents note

Includes fiscal year 1988 budget testimony and fiscal year 1988 summary of domestic appropriations
Box 131-150

Not yet described

Box 151

Speeches and testimony, 1981-1987

Scope and Contents note

Also includes material on December 1986 Cabinet meeting covering the fiscal year 1988 budget
Box 152-153

Speeches and testimony, 1981-1987

Box 154-156

Speeches and testimony, 1981

Box 157-170

Not yet described

Box 171-172

Speeches, early 1985

Box 173

Office of Management and Budget confirmation materials and material on budget negotiations, fiscal year 1988

Scope and Contents note

Contains material from Federal Trade Commission confirmation process, but collected for use in Office of Management and Budget process, a binder on budget negotiations, February-June 1987, and a file on a trip to Dallas (as Federal Trade Commission chair) in 1985
Box 174

Office of Management and Budget confirmation materials and other briefing books, 1985-1987

Scope and Contents note

Consists of Office of Management and Budget confirmation materials, a folder on “new farm bill” 1985-1987, material on budget themes, fiscal year 1987, and Defense fiscal year 1988
Box 175

Office of Management and Budget briefing binders, 1985-1986

Scope and Contents note

Includes NASA (on post-Challenger shuttles and funding), fiscal year 1989 budget material, Reconciliation fiscal year 1986, and Homelessness, Feb. 1986
Box 176-190

Not yet described

Box 191-192

Congressional testimony, 1982-1983

Box 192

Federal Trade Commission meeting, May 1985

Box 193

“Miller File” October 1985-March 1986

Scope and Contents note

Collected clippings and cartoons about Miller, the budget process, and other political topics. See also box 57.
Box 194

Federal Trade Commission material, 1983-1985

Box 195

Federal Trade Commission and Office of Management and Budget material, 1985

Scope and Contents note

Contains 1970s testimony on aviation regulation and Office of Management and Budget materials include files on “pork,” “scorekeeping gimmicks,” and Office of Management and Budget writing style
Box 196

Congressional testimony, centered on aviation regulation and deregulation, 1970s

Box 197-198

Not yet described