Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Board of Investigation and Research-Transportation


(Record Group 198)
1940-44
59 cu. ft.

Overview of Records Locations

Table of Contents

  • 198.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 198.2 GENERAL RECORDS 1940-44 24 lin. ft.
  • 198.3 RECORDS OF BOARD MEMBERS 1941-44 31 lin. ft.
  • 198.4 RECORDS OF RESEARCH GROUPS 1941-44 16 lin. ft.

198.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: As an independent agency by the Transportation Act (54 Stat. 952), September 18, 1940. Extended by Presidential Proclamation of June 26, 1942.

Functions: Investigated and reported on the efficiency of carriers in transportation services, the extent to which carriers were aided by public funds, and the extent to which carriers were taxed by each level of government.

Abolished: September 18, 1944, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 2559, June 26, 1944.

Finding Aids: Leo Pascal, comp., Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Board of Investigation and Research- Transportation, PI 19 (1949).

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Board of Investigation and Research--Transportation in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government. Records of the Inland Waterways Corporation, RG 91.
Records of the Federal Coordinator of Transportation, RG 133.
Records of the Interstate Commerce Commission, RG 134.
Records of the United States Maritime Commission, RG 178.
Records of the Office of Defense Transportation, RG 219.

Subject Access Terms: World War II agency.

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198.2 GENERAL RECORDS
1940-44
24 lin. ft.

Textual Records: Minutes, 1941-44. Central files, 1940-44. "12- Day Carload Traffic Study, 1939," and related IBM tabulation sheets, 1943-44. Records of the Administration Division, consisting of office files of the senior administrative officer, 1941-44. Classification files of the Personnel Section, 1941-44.

Subject Access Terms: Guenther, Lewis H.

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198.3 RECORDS OF BOARD MEMBERS
1941-44
31 lin. ft.

Textual Records: Office file of the chairman, 1941-44. Office files of board members, 1941-44.

Subject Access Terms: Childe, Cyril E.; Smith, Nelson Lee; Webb, Robert E.

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198.4 RECORDS OF RESEARCH GROUPS
1941-44
16 lin. ft.

Textual Records: Office files of the Secretary of the Board in Charge of Research, 1941-42. Subject and report files of the Director, Economic Research and Special Studies, 1942-43, and Director of Research, 1943-44. Office files of the Director, Integration Section, 1942-43. Reports and studies, 1941-44.

Subject Access Terms: Allison, Anthony G.; Bigham, Truman C.; Goff, John H.


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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