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Title: Egil Krogh Papers, White House Special Files, 1969-1973
Collection Number: 2500462
Krogh, Egil, 1939-.
Domestic Council (U.S.)
Extent: 34 linear feet, 7 linear inches; 79 boxes
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Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Abstract: Egil "Bud" Krogh, Jr. was the Deputy Counsel to the President and, later, Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs.
His responsibilities included drugs, crime, law enforcement, housing, government reorganization, and transportation. The files
record each of these responsibilities.
Language of Material: English
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.
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.
Egil Krogh Papers, White House Special Files, 1969-1973. Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
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.
The Domestic Council was established by Executive Order 11541 (July 1, 1970) to formulate and to coordinate domestic policy
recommendations to the President. During the Nixon administration, Council membership included the President and Vice President
of the United States; the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Health, Education and Welfare, Housing and Urban Development,
Interior, Labor, Transportation, and Treasury; the Director of the office of Management and Budget; the Chairman of the Council
of Economic Advisors; and other individuals as designated by the President.
Council work was accomplished through ad hoc project committees set up to deal with either broad program areas or specific
problems. John D. Ehrlichman was the Executive Director of the Council staff. Support staff could be drawn from department
and agency experts, as well as from the Office of Management and Budget.
Scope and Content of Collection
The Materials of Egil (Bud) Krogh, Jr., Deputy Assistant to the President (domestic affairs) reflect his responsibilities
as Assistant Director of the Domestic Council staff, as Executive Director of the Cabinet Committee on International Narcotics
Control, and as White House liaison officer for District of Columbia affairs. Krogh's broad areas of responsibility were drugs,
crime, law enforcement, housing, government reorganization and transportation.
In his exit interview, Krogh stated that he spent 50-60% of his time on narcotics and law enforcement, 20% on transportation,
and 20% on the District of Columbia. He said that he had policy making responsibilities in the areas of law enforcement and
narcotics, and he contributed indirectly to national transportation policy. He served as project manager over a staff of five
The materials are arranged into eight series:
Alpha Name Files;
Alpha Subject Files;
Alpha Subject Files/Crime;
Alpha Subject Files/Drugs;
Alpha Subject Files/Transportation;
Alpha Subject Files/Books, Briefing Papers, Manuals, Reports;
The first series, Chronological Files, contains mostly carbon copies of outgoing memoranda and letters. The second series,
Alpha Name Files, consists mostly of incoming correspondence to Krogh from Department and Agency officials and job-seeking
candidates. The Alpha Subject Files have been arbitrarily subdivided into five series because of large concentrations of materials
on drugs, crime, transportation, and briefing and reference materials. The Alpha Subject Files series contains materials filed
by subject that reflect all of Krogh's activities. The series entitled Alpha Subject/Crime; Alpha Subject/Drugs; and Alpha
Subject/Books, Briefing Papers, Manuals, Report each contain materials relating to the subtopics indicated.
The Chronological Files subseries consists of carbon and electrostatic copies of staff memorandums and letters, some with
original attachments, and news clippings. Subject matter reflects Egil Krogh's responsibilities related to domestic issues
such as law enforcement, crime, security, drugs, and transportation. Subjects also reflect Krogh's role as White House liaison
officer for District of Columbia affairs.
The Oversized Attachments series contains files that the White House Central File Unit received from Krogh's office and placed
in the Oversized Attachment files rather than in the subject category file FG 6-11-1 under Krogh's name because of bulk of
volume. The White House Central Files assigned the material an OA number when it was received. The Special Files Unit pulled
the OA files in this series from the Central Files to be included with Krogh's other Special Files materials.
Photographs, cassette tapes, newspaper clippings, and "thermofax" copies of documents have been removed from the files and
replaced with electrostatic "preservation" copies. Audiovisual Collection withdrawal sheets mark the place of the original
photographs or tapes which are available in the AV Collection, PA78-2-2-27. Approximately eighty photographs and one cassette
tape were transferred to the audio-visual collection.
This series consists of eight subseries.
The Alpha Name Files subseries consists of memorandums, correspondence, resumes, biographical sketches, press releases, printed
materials, magazine and newspaper clippings. Krogh's incoming correspondence is with Department and Agency officials, and
non-government people including candidates for various staff positions.
The Alpha Subject Files subseries consists of memorandums, correspondence, press releases and printed materials. Materials
concern Krogh's trips, meetings, conferences and speeches, as well as background information relating to his responsibilities
as previously outlined. Some of the subjects included are administrative procedures, government reorganization, demonstrations,
obscenity and pornography, the take-over of the Bureau of Indian Affairs building in 1972, the 1972 election campaign, and
Krogh's appointment as Under Secretary of Transportation (1973).
The Alpha Subject Files/Crime subseries consists of memorandums, correspondence, press releases and printed materials. The
files concern meetings, trips, programs, legislation and issues related to crime.
The Alpha Subject Files/Drugs subseries consists of memorandums, correspondence, telegrams, press releases and printed materials.
The files concern trips, conferences, meetings and speeches concerning the Administration's anti-drug programs and legislation.
The Alpha Subject Files/Transportation subseries consists of memorandums, correspondence, news clippings, press releases and
printed materials. The files concern meetings, planning and programs relating to national and District of Columbia transportation
matters. Some of the topics included are the air carrier industry, airports, the C-5A aircraft, airport and aircraft security,
the railroad industry, Railpax, Amtrak, automobile and highway safety, urban mass transportation, and the Washington, D.C.
area transit and freeway system.
The Alpha Subject Files/Books, Briefing Papers, Manuals, Reports subseries consists of memorandums, correspondence, notes,
press releases, journal reprints, news clippings and printed materials. The files contain many printed materials, including
reports and studies. The subseries also contains briefing and background reference materials gathered for trips, meetings,
conferences, legislation, and speeches. Subjects include drugs, law enforcement, crime, government reorganization, transportation
and other domestic issues. The subseries includes a carbon copy of a typewritten manuscript, Undercover, by C. J. Motto.
The Oversized Attachments subseries consists of memorandums, correspondence, notes, telegrams, teletype messages, news clippings,
press releases and printed materials. Each file contains a typed list of contents. Subjects covered include drugs, crime,
law enforcement, government reorganization, revenue sharing, youth, transportation, internal security, environment, and the
District of Columbia.
Krogh, Egil, Jr.
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