Register of the Frederic V. Malek Papers, 1968-1977

Processed by Rebecca J. Mead; machine-readable finding aid created by Xiuzhi Zhou
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Register of the Frederic V. Malek Papers, 1968-1977

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
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Processed by:
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Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Frederic V. Malek papers,
Date (inclusive): 1968-1977
Collection Number: 84009
Creator: Malek, Frederic V.
Collection Size: 11 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope (4.7 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Speeches and writings, correspondence, memoranda, reports, and notes, relating to domestic politics and administration of the federal government during the presidencies of Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford.
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frederic V. Malek papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1984.


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Access Points

Ford, Gerald R. (Gerald Rudolph), 1913-
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-
United States. Office of Management and Budget
United States--Politics and government
United States--Politics and government--1969-1974
United States--Politics and government--1974-1977

Biographical Note

1937 December 22 Born, Oak Park, Illinois
1967-1969 Chairman, Triangle Corporation, Columbia, South Carolina
1969-1970 Deputy Under Secretary, Department of Health, Education and Welfare
1970-1973 Special Assistant to President Richard M. Nixon
1972 Deputy Director, Committee for the Re-election of the President
1973-1974 Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget
1974-1975 Member, White House Domestic Council
1975- Vice President, Marriott Corporation
1978 Author, Washington's Hidden Tragedy: The Failure to Make Government Work

Container List

Box 1


Scope and Content Note

Clippings. Arranged chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 1

Clippings, 1971 April-1974 Aug.

Boxes 1-3


Scope and Content Note

Drafts and printed copies of speeches and writings with related correspondence. Arranged chronologically.


Box 1., Folder 2

General. Memoranda, letters, and schedules, 1973 May-1975 Nov.

Box 1., Folder 3

Background material. Notes, letters, clippings and speeches by William Simon, Arthur Burns and others, primarily relating to banking and economic policy, 1975 May-1976 April

Box 1., Folder 4

"Assessment of Management Quality," Business Horizons, 1968 April. Reprint

Box 1., Folder 5

"Analysis and Recommendations--The Food and Drug Administration Organizational Review," Food and Drug Cosmetic Law Journal, 1970 Jan. Printed article

Box 1., Folder 6

"Master Plan for Merger Negotiations," Harvard Business Review, 1970 Jan.-Feb. Reprint

Box 1., Folder 7

"Management Improvement in the Federal Government: An Inside View," Business Horizons, 1971 Aug. Reprint

Box 1., Folder 8

"Management Improvement in HEW: An Inside View," Management Review, 1972 Jan. Printed article

Box 1., Folder 9

Interview, 1973 Feb. 19. Clipping

Box 1., Folder 10

Speech, 1973 June 7. Typescript

Box 1., Folder 11

Speech, 1973 June 18. Typescript

Box 1., Folder 12

Speech, 1973 Oct. Typescript

Box 1., Folder 13

Speech, 1973 Nov. 15. Typescript and a letter

Box 1., Folder 14

"One That Got Away," New York Times, 1973 Dec. Clipping and a letter

Box 1., Folder 15

Speech, 1974 Feb. 1. Typescript

Box 1., Folder 16

Testimony, U.S. Senate, Committee on Government Operations, Budgeting, Management and Expenditures Subcommittee, 1974 Feb. 5. Typescript

Box 1., Folder 17

"Real Nixon Accomplishments Go Unheralded," Los Angeles Times, 1974 Feb. 7. Typescript, letters and a clipping

Box 1., Folder 18

Speech, 1974 March 1. Typescript and a letter

Box 1., Folder 19

Speech, 1974 March 12. Typescript and a letter

Box 1., Folder 20

"Managing for Results in the Federal Government," Business Horizons, 1974 April. Reprint

Box 1., Folder 21

"The New Federalism--Making it Work," ca. 1974 April. Typescript

Box 1., Folder 22

Speech, ca. 1974 April 1. Typescript

Box 1., Folder 23

Speeches, 1974 April 2-10. Notes, typescripts, letter, and clippings

Box 1., Folder 24

"The New Federalism: The Kind of Change We Need," Chicago Tribune, 1974 April 19. Typescript and clipping

Box 1., Folder 25

"New Federalism: Giving Government Back to the People," 1974 April 22. Typescript, letters, and clippings

Box 1., Folder 26

Speech, 1974 April 30. Typescript and letters

Box 1., Folder 27

Speech, 1974 May 3. Typescript and memorandum

Box 1., Folder 28

"The Federal Dollars in New Federalism," 1974 May 13. Typescript, letters and a flyer

Box 1., Folder 29

"The Development of Public Executives--Neglect and Reform," Public Administration Review, 1974 May-June. Reprint

Box 1., Folder 30

Letter to the Editor, Wall Street Journal, 1974 June 12. Typescript and clipping

Box 1., Folder 31

Speech, 1974 July 2. Typescript

Box 1., Folder 32

Interview, ca. 1974 Aug. Notes and a draft statement

Box 1., Folder 33

"Reflections on Five and One Half Years with President Nixon," 1974 Aug. Typescript and a letter

Box 1., Folder 34

"The New Federalism," 1974 Aug. Typescript and a letter

Box 1., Folder 35

"The Art and Politics of Public Management," 1976 April. Notes, a letter and other miscellaneous materials relating to a Harvard University study group


Washington's Hidden Tragedy: The Failure to Make Government Work, 1978



Box 2., Folder 1

Background material

Box 2., Folder 2

Correspondence and comments. NOTE: Specific chapter comments are with those chapters

Box 2., Folder 3

Outlines and notes


Chapters. Typescripts, notes, letters and comments, clippings, printed articles and other background materials

Box 2., Folder 4-7


Box 3., Folder 1-7


Box 4


Scope and Content Note

Speech transcript, letters, reports, appointment book, clippings, printed articles, procedural manual, charts, memoranda, and agenda. Primarily relates to management planning within the agency. Arranged alphabetically by subject.


Box 4., Folder 1

General. Speech transcript, a photocopy of a letter from Elliot Richardson to Barry Goldwater, and a brief summary of authorizing legislation, 1970-1976

Box 4., Folder 2

Appointment book, 1969

Box 4., Folder 3

Clippings and printed articles, 1970-1976


Management planning

Box 4., Folder 4

General. Charts, reports, agenda and memoranda, 1969 Nov.-1971 Oct.

Box 4., Folder 5-6

Reports and procedural manuals. Includes cover memoranda and reports written by Frederic Malek for H.R. Haldeman and others, 1969-1976

Boxes 4-7

WHITE HOUSE FILE, 1969-1977.

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlet, press releases, charts, letters, appointment books, clippings, minutes, reports, memoranda, printed articles, notes, and lists. Relates to the organization of the Executive Branch, personnel, and high-level appointments in the Nixon Administration. Arranged alphabetically by subject.


Box 4., Folder 7

General. Pamphlet of statements by Richard Nixon, charts entitled "Legislative Infringements or Limitations on the Executive," press releases, and a letter of reply to Lyndon B. Johnson, 1969-1974

Box 5., Folder 1-2

Appointment books, 1970-1972

Box 5., Folder 3

Clippings, 1970 Nov.-1976 Feb.

Box 5., Folder 4

Cabinet meetings. Minutes, 1971 Nov.-1974 March

Box 5., Folder 5

Information leaks. Primarily monthly progress reports relating to an improper disclosure directive, 1971 June-1972 June

Box 5., Folder 6

Magruder, Jeb S. Memoranda relating to job placement, 1972 Dec.


Organization and reorganization of the Executive branch. SEE ALSO: OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET FILE/Reorganization

Box 5., Folder 7

General. Press releases, clippings, reports, memoranda, letter, and printed articles, 1970 Sept.-1977 April

Box 5., Folder 8

Transition (post-1972 election). Memoranda and reports relating to transition plans; includes a memorandum from Richard Nixon to H.R. Haldeman relating to the CIA, 1971 Oct.-1973 Feb.

Box 6., Folder 1

White House staff. Reports, notes, charts, printed article, and memoranda relating primarily to White House personnel, legal services, and public relations functions, 1971 Jan.-1973 May


Recruiting and placement




General. Relates to vacancies and personnel searches

Box 6., Folder 2

Memoranda, 1970 Oct.-1972 Dec.

Box 6., Folder 3

Notes. Primarily meetings with other White House staff members and advisors, 1970 Sept.-1972 May

Box 6., Folder 4

Consultants. Proposals and notes, ca. 1970 Oct.

Box 6., Folder 5

Sources. Memorandum from H.R. Haldeman to Richard Nixon, 1970 Nov.

Box 6., Folder 6

White House Task Force on Executive Manpower. List and handbook, 1970 Nov.

Box 6., Folder 7

Ambassadors. Lists, memoranda, letters, and a press release, 1971 Oct.-1974 June



Box 6., Folder 8

General. Memoranda and notes primarily relating to Cabinet-level appointments, 1972 Sept.-1973 Jan.

Box 7., Folder 1

Agriculture Department. Memoranda, 1971 Oct.-Nov.

Box 7., Folder 2

Commerce Department. Memoranda and a schedule, 1971 Dec.-1974 March

Box 7., Folder 3

Defense Department. Memoranda, 1971 April-1973 Jan.

Box 7., Folder 4

Health, Education and Welfare Department. Memoranda, 1970 Dec.-1973 Jan.

Box 7., Folder 5

Housing and Urban Development Department. Memoranda, 1972 Dec.-1973 Jan.

Box 7., Folder 6

Interior Department. List and memoranda, 1973 Jan.

Box 7., Folder 7

Justice Department. Memoranda, 1971 Dec.-1973 Jan.

Box 7., Folder 8

Labor Department. Memoranda, 1971 July-1972 Dec.

Box 7., Folder 9

State Department. Memoranda, 1971 April-1972 March

Box 7., Folder 10

Transportation Department. Memoranda, 1972 Nov.-1973 Jan.

Box 7., Folder 11

Treasury Department. Memoranda, clipping and a letter, 1970 Dec.-1974 June

Box 7., Folder 12

Independent agencies and regulatory commissions. Memoranda, letter, notes, a clipping, and biographies. Includes material relating to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Securities and Exchange Commission, ACTION, the Atomic Energy Commission, the Federal Reserve Board, and others; also includes material relating to a U.S. Senate symposium on regulatory agency appointments, 1971 Oct.-1976 Sept.

Box 7., Folder 13

Schorr, Daniel. Clippings, press release, memoranda, notes and letters from Sen. Sam Ervin, Jr., 1971 Nov.-1972 Jan.

Box 7


Scope and Content Note

Clippings, radio transcript, correspondence, memoranda, reports, pamphlets, a deposition and other legal materials. Primarily relates to informal recommendations on whether or not various organizations should receive grant funding. Arranged alphabetically by form.
Box 7., Folder 14

Clippings. Includes a transcript of a new report by Walter Cronkite for CBS radio, 1973 Dec.-1974 June

Box 7., Folder 15

Correspondence. Notes and correspondence with Senators Sam Ervin, Jr., Robert Byrd, Herman Talmadge, Mike Mansfield and Howard Baker, Jr., relating to specific projects, 1973 Jan.-Aug.



Box 7., Folder 16

General. Collected memoranda and a short report entitled "Administration Efforts in Support of the Re-election." 1971 July-1972 June

Box 7., Folder 17

1971 Sept.-1972 Dec. Memoranda from Frederic Malek to H.R. Haldeman and others, relating primarily to convention planning, press and public relations, and the re-direction of the White House staff to support the re-election of Richard Nixon

Box 7., Folder 18

Publications. Republican National Committee, 1972

Box 8., Folder 1

Report. "Use of the Incumbency-Reponsiveness Program", with memoranda analyzing the report, ca. 1974

Box 8., Folder 2

Testimony. Deposition by Frederic Malek, letters and miscellaneous legal material, 1973 July-1974 March

Boxes 8-11


Scope and Content Note

Clippings, correspondence, appointment book, reports, speeches, memoranda, printed articles, press releases, notes, budgets, agenda, and a pamphlet. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 8., Folder 3-5

General. Clippings, letter, interview outline, appointment book, and reports, 1973 Jan.-1975 Sept.



Box 8., Folder 6

General. Clippings, primarily relating to the Carter Administration, 1973 Sept.-1977 Jan.

Box 8., Folder 7

Economic analyses. Speech, proposals, and memoranda relating to wage-price controls and general economic policy, 1974 Jan.-July

Box 9., Folder 1

FY 1974. Fact sheet, report, and memoranda, 1973 Feb.-1974 Feb.


FY 1975

Box 9., Folder 2-3

Memoranda, 1973 Feb.-1974 June

Box 9., Folder 4

Public relations material. Press releases, statements by Richard Nixon and Frederic Malek, charts, and notes for presentations, primarily to various Congressional committees, 1973 Sept.-1974 April

Box 9., Folder 5-6

Reviews. Director's review of HEW budget and materials for a presidential review of energy, science and natural resources agencies, ca. 1973 Nov.

Box 9., Folder 7

FY 1976. Statement, report, press release and charts, 1975


Domestic policy

Box 9., Folder 8

General. Memoranda and proposals, 1973 May-Aug.

Box 9., Folder 9

White House Domestic Council. Memoranda, ca. 1973 Jan.-1974 July



Box 10., Folder 1

General. Memoranda, agenda, report, and correspondence with Sen. Harry F. Byrd, Jr., 1970 Dec.-1976 Aug.

Box 10., Folder 2-3

Management by Objectives program. Reports, memoranda, letters, agency proposals, presidential objectives, agenda, and printed articles, 1972-1975



Box 10., Folder 4

General. Memoranda, pamphlet, and notes, 1970 Aug.-1975 Dec.

Box 10., Folder 5

Federal Executive Development Program. Memoranda and reports, 1974 Jan.-1976 Nov.

Box 10., Folder 6

President's Commission on Personnel Interchange. Letter, agenda and background materials for meetings, memoranda, and a pamphlet, 1974 May-July



Box 10., Folder 7

General. Memoranda, proposals, press releases and notes, 1972 Nov.-1973 Jan. SEE ALSO: WHITE HOUSE FILE/Reorganization

Box 11., Folder 1

Office of Management and Budget. Proposals, letter, printed articles, meeting notes, charts, and memoranda, 1972 Dec.-1974 Dec.

Box 11., Folder 2

Undersecretaries group. Memoranda, meeting reports and notes; includes material relating to conferences at Camp David, 1973 Feb.-1974 July

Box 11

SUBJECT FILE, 1973-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets, letters, charts, reports, notes, printed articles, and clippings relating to other government departments. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 11., Folder 3

Commerce Department. Pamphlets relating to department objectives and management conferences, 1973 June-1974 June

Box 11., Folder 4

Drug Enforcement Administration. Notes, printed article, clipping, statement, a letter and a report, 1973 March-1976 Nov.

Box 11., Folder 5

Housing and Urban Development Department. Reports, charts and letters, including a photocopy of a letter from Gerald Ford, 1974 Sept.-1976 Nov.

84009 - 10.A/V


Envelope A

Photographs, 1972-1973

Scope and Content Note

3 prints and one proof sheet of a swearing-in ceremony, with Frank Zarb, Frederic Malek, and others; one print and one proof sheet of Frederick Malek.
Reading room workstation


Scope and Content Note

Formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government, released in full or in part. Available as PDF files. The PDF files are page images, so full-text search is not possible. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover, thereunder by date of creation.
Reading room workstation

Record released in 2010, 1973