Guide to Federal Records

Records of the U.S. Fuel Administration [USFA]


(Record Group 67)
1917-20
943 cu. ft.

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Table of Contents

  • 67.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 67.2 RECORDS OF THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE 1917-19 44 lin. ft.
  • 67.3 RECORDS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION 1917-19 420 lin. ft.
  • 67.3.1 General records
  • 67.3.2 Records of the Bureau of State Organizations
  • 67.3.3 Records of the Bureau of Prices
  • 67.3.4 Records of the Bureau of Production
  • 67.3.5 Records of the Bureau of Conservation
  • 67.3.6 Records of the Bureau of Education
  • 67.3.7 Records of the Bureau of Traffic and Transportation
  • 67.3.8 Records of the Bureau of Investigation
  • 67.3.9 Records of other bureaus
  • 67.4 RECORDS OF THE DISTRIBUTION DIVISION 1917-19 392 lin. ft.
  • 67.4.1 Records of the General Director and of the Bureau of Bituminous Coal and Coke
  • 67.4.2 Records of the Bureau of State Distribution
  • 67.4.3 Records of the Bureau of Gas Plants
  • 67.4.4 Records of the Bureau of Anthracite Coal
  • 67.5 RECORDS OF THE OIL DIVISION 1917-19 150 lin. ft.
  • 67.5.1 General records
  • 67.5.2 Records of the Bureau of Law
  • 67.5.3 Records of the Bureau of Statistics
  • 67.5.4 Records of the Bureau of Engineering
  • 67.5.5 Records of the Bureau of Oil Well Supplies
  • 67.5.6 Records of the Bureau of Pipe Lines
  • 67.5.7 Records of the Bureau of Oil Conservation
  • 67.5.8 Records of other bureaus
  • 67.6 RECORDS OF THE U.S. BITUMINOUS COAL COMMISSION 1919-20 3 lin. ft.
  • 67.7 STILL PICTURES (GENERAL) 1917-19 55 images

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67.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: As an emergency agency by EO 2690, August 23, 1917, under authority of the Food and Fuel Control Act, August 10, 1917 (40 Stat. 276).

Functions: Regulated the production, distribution, and consumption of coal, coke, natural gas, and fuel products of petroleum.

Abolished: Formally discontinued, June 30, 1919. Revived, October 26-December 13, 1919, during the bituminous coal strike of 1919.

Finding Aids: Harold W. Ryan and Thomas J. Stallans, comps., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the United States Fuel Administration," NC 83 (Dec. 1964).

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the U.S. Fuel Administration in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.

Subject Access Terms: World War I agency.

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67.2 RECORDS OF THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE
1917-19
44 lin. ft.

Textual Records: General correspondence and other records of Fuel Administrator Harry A. Garfield, 1917-19. Correspondence and press releases of Assistant Fuel Administrator Cyrus Garnsey, Jr., 1918-19. General correspondence and historical files of the executive secretary and historian, 1918-19. Records of the Anthracite Committee, 1917-19; and of the adviser on retail coal, 1917-19. Correspondence of the technical adviser, 1917-19. Office files of the chief counsel, 1917-19.

Related Records: Personal papers of Harry A. Garfield are in the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

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67.3 RECORDS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
1917-19
420 lin. ft.

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67.3.1 General records

Textual Records: Director's general correspondence, 1918-19. Office files of the general solicitor, 1918-19.

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67.3.2 Records of the Bureau of State Organizations

Textual Records: General correspondence, reports, issuances, and other records, 1917-19.

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67.3.3 Records of the Bureau of Prices

Textual Records: Records relating to determination and fixing of prices, 1917-19.

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67.3.4 Records of the Bureau of Production

Textual Records: General correspondence; and correspondence and general records of the Coke Section, Supply and Equipment Section, and Production Committee, 1917-19.

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67.3.5 Records of the Bureau of Conservation

Textual Records: General correspondence, reports, issuances, and other records; and records of the Industrial Furnace Section, Engineering Section, Power and Light Section, and State Conservation Section, 1917-19.

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67.3.6 Records of the Bureau of Education

Textual Records: General correspondence, publicity material, and other records; and records of the Library, Advertising Section, Campaign Manager for Production, and Copy Section, 1917-19.

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67.3.7 Records of the Bureau of Traffic and Transportation

Textual Records: Records relating to freight car diversions and coal transportation, 1917-19.

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67.3.8 Records of the Bureau of Investigation

Textual Records: Records relating to jobbers' activities, contracts, and violations, 1918-19.

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67.3.9 Records of other bureaus

Textual Records: General correspondence and other records of the Bureau of the Business Manager, 1918-19. Records of the Bureau of Labor relating chiefly to wage agreements, 1917-19. General correspondence, telegrams, and reports of the Mine Track Bureau, 1918-19.

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67.4 RECORDS OF THE DISTRIBUTION DIVISION
1917-19
392 lin. ft.

History: In cooperation with the War Industries Board and the U.S. Railroad Administration, the Distribution Division controlled the distribution of coal and coke; allocated coal and coke supplies to the army, railroads, and certain war industries; and arranged the routing of shipments.

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67.4.1 Records of the General Director and of the Bureau of
Bituminous Coal and Coke

Textual Records: Correspondence and related documents concerning mine inspections and reports, complaints, shutdown orders, and munitions requirements; and including records of the Lake and Canadian Section, Railroad Fuel Section, Tidewater Section, Coke Section, Inspection Section, Coal Zone License Section, and Munitions Section, 1917-19 (203 ft.).

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67.4.2 Records of the Bureau of State Distribution

Textual Records: Correspondence, circulars, allotment notices, and reports; and records of the District of Columbia Section, 1918-19.

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67.4.3 Records of the Bureau of Gas Plants

Textual Records: General correspondence, including reports on the heating value of artificial gas, 1918-19.

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67.4.4 Records of the Bureau of Anthracite Coal

Textual Records: Correspondence, including harbor reports, issuances, and other records of the Anthracite Committee, 1917- 19.

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67.5 RECORDS OF THE OIL DIVISION
1917-19
150 lin. ft.

History: Established, January 1918. Stimulated production and conservation of crude oil and its products, supervised the transportation and allocation of oil, and assisted the oil industry in organizing for efficient contribution to the war effort.

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67.5.1 General records

Textual Records: Central files, 1918-19 (84 ft.). Records of the Office of the General Director and the office assistant, 1918-19. Correspondence and other records of the oil director for the Pacific coast, 1918 (in San Francisco). Correspondence of the Advisory Committee on Natural Gas, 1917-18. Records of the Inter- Allied Petroleum Conference, 1918.

Finding Aids: Chester Guthrie, comp., "Preliminary Checklist of the Records of the Oil Division, United States Fuel Administration," PC 5 (Apr. 1943).

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67.5.2 Records of the Bureau of Law

Textual Records: Correspondence and related records, 1918-19.

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67.5.3 Records of the Bureau of Statistics

Textual Records: Correspondence and reports relating to refineries, pipelines, and production, 1918.

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67.5.4 Records of the Bureau of Engineering

Textual Records: Correspondence, reports, memorandums, and other records, including reports and working papers relating to refining costs, yields, and prices, prepared for the Federal Trade Commission, 1918.

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67.5.5 Records of the Bureau of Oil Well Supplies

Textual Records: Correspondence and vouchers, 1918.

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67.5.6 Records of the Bureau of Pipe Lines

Textual Records: Correspondence and related documents, including tracings, negatives, and blueprints of maps showing pipelines and pumping stations, 1918.

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67.5.7 Records of the Bureau of Oil Conservation

Textual Records: Records relating to the use of fuel oil and natural gas, including records of the Districts of New England, New York, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and New Orleans, and of the Mid Continent Division (Oklahoma City), 1918.

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67.5.8 Records of other bureaus

Textual Records: General correspondence and tabulations of the Bureau of Production relating to the production and consumption of petroleum, 1918. Correspondence, reports, and related material of the Bureau of Technology concerning yields, prices, tankers, and production, 1918. Correspondence and record cards of the Bureau of Refining, 1918-19. Minutes of the U.S. Highways Council, Subcommittee on Bituminous Road Materials, June-November 1918, retained by the Bureau of Domestic Consumption, which assisted the Highway Council in obtaining road oil. Correspondence and related records of the Kansas City branch office of the Bureau of Traffic and Transportation, 1918. Correspondence, applications, and a reference file of the Bureau of Lubricants and Foreign Requirements, 1918. Correspondence and related records of the Bureau of Prices and Licenses, 1918-19.

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67.6 RECORDS OF THE U.S. BITUMINOUS COAL COMMISSION
1919-20
3 lin. ft.

History: Established, December 19, 1919, to mediate the general bituminous coal mine strike of November 1919. Submitted its report, March 10, 1920. Abolished, effective June 30, 1920, by EO 3249, March 24, 1920.

Textual Records: Drafts of the commission agent; transcripts of proceedings; administrative records; correspondence and reports, with briefs and related data presented by miners and operators; petitions and decisions; and press releases, 1919-20.

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67.7 STILL PICTURES (GENERAL)
1917-19
55 images

Photographs: USFA facilities and personnel, 1917-19 (A, 43 images). Panoramas of the West Virginia Coal and Coke Company's installations at Coalton and Bower, WV; the Hitchman Coal and Coke Company's installation at Wheeling, WV; and an unidentified coal and coke community, 1917-19 (FAP, 12 images).


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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