Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Office of the Housing Expediter [OHE]


(Record Group 252)
1941-53
2,522 cu. ft.

Table of Contents

  • 252.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 252.2 RECORDS OF OHE PREDECESSORS 1942-47 284 lin. ft.
  • 252.3 RECORDS OF OHE HEADQUARTERS 1941-53 920 lin. ft.
  • 252.3.1 Central records
  • 252.3.2 Records of OHE staff offices
  • 252.4 RECORDS OF OHE REGIONAL AND AREA OFFICES 1941-53 790 lin. ft.
  • 252.4.1 Records of OHE Region 1 (Boston, MA)
  • 252.4.2 Records of OHE Region 2 (New York, NY)
  • 252.4.3 Records of OHE Region 3 (Cleveland, OH)
  • 252.4.4 Records of OHE Region 4 (Atlanta, GA)
  • 252.4.5 Records of OHE Region 5 (Dallas, TX)
  • 252.4.6 Records of OHE Region 6 (Chicago, IL)
  • 252.4.7 Records of OHE Region 7 (Seattle, WA)
  • 252.4.8 Records of OHE Region 8 (San Francisco, CA)
  • 252.4.9 Records of the Washington Metropolitan Area Region
  • 252.5 MOTION PICTURES (GENERAL) 1946 1 reel
  • 252.6 SOUND RECORDINGS (GENERAL) 1950-52 73 items

252.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: As an independent agency by the Veterans' Emergency Housing Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 208), May 22, 1946.

Predecessor Agencies:

Housing production:
  • Industrial Production, Industrial Materials, and Labor Divisions, Advisory Commission to the Council of National Defense (ACCND, 1940-41)
  • Office of Production Management (OPM), Office for Emergency Management (OEM, 1941-42)
  • Priorities Board, OPM, OEM (1941); Supply Priorities Allocation
  • Board, OEM (1941-42)
  • War Production Board (WPB), OEM, (1942-45)
  • Civilian Production Administration (CPA), OEM (1945-46)
  • Office of Temporary Controls (OTC, 1946-47)
Rent control:
  • Consumer and Price Divisions, ACCND (1940-41)
  • Office of Price Administration and Civilian Supply (OPACS),
  • OEM (1941)
  • Office of Price Administration (OPA), OEM (1941-42)
  • OPA (1942-46)
  • Office of Temporary Controls (OTC, 1946-47)
Post war housing program:
  • Housing Expediter, Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion (OWMR, 1945-46)
  • Office of the Housing Expediter (OHE, 1946)
  • OHE/National Housing Agency (NHA, 1946-47)
Functions: Planned, coordinated, and expedited postwar housing programs.

Abolished: By EO 10276, July 31, 1951.

Successor Agencies: Office of Rent Stabilization, Economic Stabilization Agency (continuation of rent control programs); Housing and Home Finance Agency (liquidation of veterans' and wartime emergency housing programs).

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Office of the Housing Expediter in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government. Records of the Office of Price Administration, RG 188.
General Records of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, RG 207. Records of the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion, RG 250. General Records of the Economic Stabilization Agency, RG 296.

RECORDS
RECORD TYPES RECORD LOCATIONS QUANTITIES
Textual Records Washington Area 1,146 cu. ft.
  Anchorage 6 cu. ft.
  Atlanta 156 cu. ft.
  Boston 120 cu. ft.
  Chicago 281 cu. ft.
  Denver 36 cu. ft.
  Fort Worth 200 cu. ft.
  Kansas City 63 cu. ft.
  New York 83 cu. ft.
  Los Angeles 1 cu. ft.
  Philadelphia 113 cu. ft.
  San Francisco 236 cu. ft.
  Seattle 77 cu. ft.
Motion Pictures College Park 1 reel
Sound Recordings College Park 73 items

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252.2 RECORDS OF OHE PREDECESSORS
1942-47
284 lin. ft.

History: Responsibility for administering wartime housing production programs initially vested in WPB, established in OEM by EO 9040, January 24, 1942, and superseded by the CPA, OEM, effective November 3, 1945, by EO 9638, October 4, 1945. (For a detailed administrative history of WPB and its predecessors, SEE RG 179.) Responsibility for rent control initially vested in OPACS, established in OEM by EO 8734, April 11, 1941, redesignated OPA by EO 8875, August 28, 1941, and made an independent agency by the Emergency Price Control Act (56 Stat. 23), January 30, 1942. (For a detailed administrative history of OPA and its predecessors, SEE RG 188.) WPB and CPA consolidated with other wartime agencies to form OTC by EO 9809, December 12, 1946. Housing Expediter appointed in OWMR by Presidential letter, December 12, 1945. OHE established as an independent agency to implement an emergency housing program for veterans by EO 9686, January 26, 1946. Confirmed legislatively, May 22, 1946. SEE 252.1.

Housing functions of CPA transferred to OHE, effective April 1, 1947, by EO 9836, March 22, 1947. Rent control responsibilities of OTC assigned to OHE, effective May 4, 1947, by EO 9841, April 23, 1947, as part of general redistribution of OTC functions.

Housing Expediter confirmed, February 6, 1946, to head the NHA, which had been established by EO 9070, February 24, 1942, to consolidate federal functions relative to nonfarm housing and housing located off military installations. Functions of OHE and NHA separated by EO 9820, January 1, 1947. NHA abolished by Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1947, effective July 27, 1947.

Textual Records: Orders, directives, and regulations of the WPB and the CPA, 1942-46. Subject file of the CPA Office of Production, documenting efforts to stimulate production of building materials, 1943-47. Reports, correspondence, and memorandums of the Director of the Labor Advisory Service, 1944- 47. Records of the Office of the Chief Compliance Commissioner, consisting of memorandums relating to policy and procedures, 1943-44; compliance surveys, 1942-45; and general records of various officials, 1942-47.

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252.3 RECORDS OF OHE HEADQUARTERS
1941-53
920 lin. ft.

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252.3.1 Central records

Textual Records: Central subject files, 1946-47, 1950-51. Issuances, 1946-47. Records of Housing Expediter Tighe E. Woods, 1947-52, and other officials, 1942-48. Publications of OPA, OHE, and the Office of Rent Stabilization relating to government housing and rent programs, 1945-53. Minutes of staff meetings of the OHE Policy Council and the National Housing Agency, 1946-47. Records documenting the veterans' emergency housing program, 1946-47. Plans and specifications for prefabricated houses, 1946- 47. Rent control historical files, 1941-50.

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252.3.2 Records of OHE staff offices

Textual Records: Subject and locality files and publicity materials of the Director of the Community Action Advisory Service, 1946-47. Records of the Land and Public Advisory Service, including correspondence and memorandums maintained by service officials, 1946-47. Records of the Compliance Division of the Office of General Counsel, consisting primarily of case files of WPB and CPA transferred to OHE, 1944-48; and organization charts and related records, 1946-53. Case file of the Assistant General Counsel, Regional Compliance Division, relating to violations of production controls under the veterans' emergency housing program by Tanforan Racetrack, San Bruno, CA, 1946-49 (in San Francisco). Records of the Office of the Deputy Director for Administration, including general files, 1947-52; budget records, 1944-53; and memorandums and instructions relating to liquidation, 1945-50. General records of the Office of Operations, 1946-47. Administrative records of the Office of Industry Advisory Committees, 1945-47. Correspondence, memorandums, and reports of industrial labor specialists, 1946- 47. Records of the Non-Residential Construction Branch, including reports and memorandums, 1946-47; selected case files of the national office, 1946-48; and selected case files of district construction offices, 1946-47. Records of the Statistics and Analysis Branch, 1946-47.

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252.4 RECORDS OF OHE REGIONAL AND AREA OFFICES
1941-53
790 lin. ft.

History: Eight OHE regional offices established by EO 9686, January 26, 1946, to administer OHE field projects. The number of regional offices was reduced by the abolishment of Region 7 in 1947 and Region 5 in 1950. Area rent offices were established by regional housing expediters principally to administer rent control. Functions of OHE regional offices transferred to the Office of Rent Stabilization by EO 10276, July 31, 1951, which maintained OHE regional structure until its abolishment by EO 10475, July 31, 1953.

Regional offices and jurisdictions as follows:

1946-47

Region Headquarters Jurisdiction
1 Boston, MA CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
2 New York, NY DE, MD (except suburbs of DC), NJ, NY, PA
3 Chicago, IL IL, IN, IA, KS (Johnson and Wyandotte Counties), MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI
4 Atlanta, GA AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA (except suburbs of DC)
5 Dallas, TX AR, CO, KS (except Johnson and Wyandotte Counties), LA, NM, OK, TX
6 San Francisco, CA AZ, CA, HI, NV, UT
7 Seattle, WA AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY
8 Cleveland, OH KY, MI, OH, WV
W.M.A.* Washington, DC AS, CZ, DC, MD and VA suburbs of DC, PR, VI

*Washington Metropolitan Area

1947-49

Region Headquarters Jurisdiction
1 Boston, MA CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
2 New York, NY DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA
3 Cleveland, OH IN, KY, MI, OH, WV
4 Atlanta, GA AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, VA
5 Dallas, TX AR, CO, KS, LA, MO, NM, OK, TX
6 Chicago, IL IL, IA, MN, NE, ND, SD, WI
8 San Francisco, CA AK, AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY

1949-50

Region Headquarters Jurisdiction
1 Boston, MA CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
2 New York, NY DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA
3 Cleveland, OH IN, KY, MI, OH, WV
4 Atlanta, GA AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, PR, SC, TN, TX, VA
6 Chicago, IL CO, IL, IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI, WY
8 San Francisco, CA AK, AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA

1950-51

Region Headquarters Jurisdiction
Eastern Washington, DC DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA
Northeastern* Boston, MA CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Southeastern* Atlanta, GA AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, PR, SC, TN, TX, VA
3 Cleveland, OH IN, KY, MI, OH, WV
6 Chicago, IL CO, IL, IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI, WY
8 San Francisco, CA AK, AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, NM, UT, WA

* Styled Branches and subordinated, under Associate Regional Housing Expediters, to the Eastern Regional Housing Expediter

1951-52 (Office of Rent Stabilization)

Region Headquarters Jurisdiction
I Boston, MA CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
II Philadelphia, PA DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA
III Cleveland, OH IN, KY, MI, OH, WV
IV Atlanta, GA AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, VA
V Dallas, TX AR, LA, OK, TX
VI Chicago, IL CO, IL, IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI, WY
VIII San Francisco, CA AK, AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA

1953 (Office of Rent Stabilization)

Region Headquarters Jurisdiction
I Boston, MA CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
II Philadelphia, PA DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA
III Cleveland, OH IN, KY, MI, OH, WV
IV Atlanta, GA AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, VA
V Dallas, TX AR, LA, OK, TX
VI Chicago, IL CO, IL, IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI, WY
VIII San Francisco, CA AK, AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA

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252.4.1 Records of OHE Region 1 (Boston, MA)

History: Opened as OHE Region 1, 1946, with jurisdiction over states of CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT. Redesignated OHE Northeastern Branch, 1951. Redesignated Office of Rent Stabilization Region I, 1951. Closed, 1953.

Textual Records (in Boston): Records of John J. Pendergast, Eastern Regional Housing Expediter, 1950-51. Records of the Deputy Regional Director, 1950-51. Records of John B. Leonard, Regional Information Officer, 1951-53. Records of the Regional Rent Attorney, 1942-53. Narrative reports of area rent offices, 1942-51. Sample rent enforcement case records, Boston, MA, 1942- 53. Area rent random samples, CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT, 1942- 50. Area rent select samples, Boston, MA, 1942-48; Manchester, NH, 1942-48; and Portland, ME, 1942-50. Supplementary rent enforcement sample, Boston Litigation Office, 1952. OPA general rent records, 1942-53. Records relating to "critical defense housing areas," 1951-52. Investigative case files for OHE Region 1, 1946-47. Administrative file of the regional board coordinator, 1947-53. Minutes of meetings of rent advisory boards, 1947-53. Sample records of the Boston rent advisory board, 1942-53. Rent advisory board survey analysis sheets, 1949. Local option decontrol records, 1950-53.

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252.4.2 Records of OHE Region 2 (New York, NY)

History: Opened as OHE Region 2, 1946, with jurisdiction over DE, MD (except suburbs of DC), NJ, NY, and PA. Acquired responsibility for MD suburbs of DC from abolished Washington Metropolitan Area Region, 1947. Redesignated OHE Eastern Region, with headquarters in Washington, DC, 1951. Redesignated Office of Rent Stabilization Region II, with headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, 1951. Closed, 1953.

Textual Records (in New York, except as noted): Organizational records, 1943-49. Minutes of meetings of regional enforcement and compliance coordinating subcommittees, 1945-47. Records of the regional information office, 1943-50 (in Philadelphia). Locality files of the Community Action Advisory Service for MD, NJ, NY, and PA, 1946-48 (in Philadelphia). Records of rent advisory boards, 1947-50. Records of Pittsburgh, PA, rent advisory boards, 1943-53 (in Philadelphia). Proceedings of subcommittees on landlords' and tenants' applications, NY rent advisory board, 1949. Records pertaining to rent control of cooperative, limited dividend, and state rental housing developments, 1946-48. Sample rent enforcement case records for NY, 1942-53, and (in Philadelphia) for Philadelphia, PA, 1942-50. Area rent random samples for NJ and NY, 1942-50, and (in Philadelphia) for DE, MD, and PA, 1946-50. Area rent select samples for New York, Buffalo, and Syracuse, NY, 1942-50. Decontrol surveys for NJ and NY, 1948- 49, and (in Philadelphia) for DE, MD, and PA, 1948-49. Local option decontrol records for NJ and NY, 1950-53, and (in Philadelphia) for DE, MD, and PA, 1950-53. Analyses of area offices' operating reports, 1945-49. Statistical and field analyses, 1941-47. Area rent office reports, 1943-50. Narrative reports of area rent offices in NJ and NY, 1942-51, and (in Philadelphia), DE, MD, and PA, 1942-51. Transcript of a hearing before the U.S. Emergency Court of Appeals in the matter of the recommendation of the local advisory board for the Jamestown Defense Rental Area, Jamestown, NY, for an increase in the maximum rents in the area, 1948. Records (in Philadelphia) relating to recommendations of rent advisory control boards for Hampton Roads, VA, 1948; Norfolk, VA, 1948-49; and Wilmington, DE, 1948.

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252.4.3 Records of OHE Region 3 (Cleveland, OH)

History: Opened as OHE Region 8, 1946, with jurisdiction over KY, MI, OH, and WV. Redesignated Region 3, 1947, with jurisdiction expanded to include IN from old Region 3 (new Region 6, Chicago, IL). Redesignated Office of Rent Stabilization Region III, 1951. Closed, 1953.

Textual Records (in Chicago, except as noted): Records of the Regional Rent Executive, 1944-47. Regional Office Community action files, 1946-47. Narrative reports of area rent offices, 1942-51. Narrative reports of area rent offices in WV, 1942-51 (in Philadelphia). Sample rent enforcement case records, Cleveland, OH, 1942-53. Area rent random samples, IN, 1947; MI, 1943-47; and OH, 1943-47, and (in Philadelphia) WV, 1946-50. Area rent select samples, Cincinnati, OH, 1943-51; Cleveland, OH, 1943-51; Detroit, MI, 1943-51; Indianapolis, IN, 1943-47; and South Bend, IN, 1943-47. Rent advisory board records, Hamilton County, OH, 1942-53. Post reviews of legal interpretations and opinions, 1942. Local option decontrol records, 1950-53. Local option decontrol records for WV, 1950-53 (in Philadelphia). Cleveland, OH, supplementary sample, 1951-53. Locality files of the Community Action Advisory Service, 1946-48.

Related Records: Additional records for Kentucky in 252.4.4.

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252.4.4 Records of OHE Region 4 (Atlanta, GA)

History: Opened as OHE Region 4, 1946, with jurisdiction over AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN, and VA (except suburbs of DC). Acquired responsibility for VA suburbs of DC and for PR from abolished Washington Metropolitan Area Region, 1947. Acquired responsibility for AR, LA, OK, and TX from abolished Region 5 (Dallas, TX), 1950. Redesignated OHE Southeastern Branch, 1951. Redesignated Office of Rent Stabilization Region IV, 1951, with jurisdiction over AR, LA, OK, and TX transferred to reconstituted Region V (Dallas). Closed, 1953.

Textual Records (in Atlanta, except as noted): Serial memorandums of the Regional Rent Executive, 1942-50. Records maintained by Pete Martin, Regional Information and Public Relations Office, 1948-50. Administrative memorandums of the Regional Rent Executive, 1943-47. Narrative reports of area rent offices, 1942- 51. Narrative reports of area rent offices in PR, 1942-51 (in New York), and VA, 1942-51 (in Philadelphia). Area rent select samples for AL, GA, KY, and TN, 1942-52. Area rent random samples for AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN, and VA, 1942-50; and (in Philadelphia) for VA, 1946-50. Local option decontrol records, 1949-52. Miami rent advisory board recommendations on decontrols, 1948-49. Registrations of rental properties in Greenville, SC, 1942-49. Supplemental enforcement files, Atlanta, GA, 1942-52. Records of the St. Petersburg, FL, Area Rent Director, 1945-49. Records of Area Rent Directors in AL, GA, KY, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, and VA, 1942-51. Records of Area Rent Directors, Arlington and Alexandria, VA, 1942-50 (in Philadelphia). Locality files of the Community Action Advisory Service, 1946-47. Correspondence with area offices, 1942-49. Landlords' applications for review of area office determinations, 1943-44. Rent regulation interpretations of the Regional Rent Attorney, 1942-47. Landlords' petitions for adjustment of rent, 1944-49. Records relating to the veterans' affairs program, 1948-49. Records relating to decontrol of defense rental areas, 1948-50. Correspondence relating to landlords' petitions for review of maximum rent determination, 1948-50. Rent control enforcement samples, 1942-49. Subject files of regional and area rent office officials, Atlanta, GA, 1949-53. Records relating to rent interpretations, 1945-53. Transcripts of a hearing before the Miami Decontrol Board, October 1948, with exhibits and supporting documentation.

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252.4.5 Records of OHE Region 5 (Dallas, TX)

History: Opened as OHE Region 5, 1946, with jurisdiction over AR, CO, KS (except Johnson and Wyandotte Counties), LA, NM, OK, and TX. Acquired responsibility for MO and Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, KS, from Region 3 (Chicago, IL), 1947. Abolished, 1950, with AR, LA, OK, and TX to Region 4 (Atlanta, GA); CO, KS, and MO to Region 6 (Chicago, IL); and NM to Region 8 (San Francisco, CA). Reconstituted as Office of Rent Stabilization Region V, 1951, with jurisdiction acquired over AR, LA, OK, and TX from Region IV (Atlanta, GA). Closed, 1953.

Textual Records (in Fort Worth, except as noted): Records maintained by Russell S. Stephens, Director, Abilene, TX, Defense-Rental Area Office, 1948-49. Memorandums of the Regional Housing Expediter, 1948-49. Audit reports by regional field representatives, 1946-49. Records maintained by the Regional Rent Attorney, 1945-49. Local option decontrol records, 1950-53. Records of the regional attorney relating to interpretations, 1942-49. Records of the Regional Information Office, 1947-48. Histories of the region's area rent offices, 1949-50. Regional field records depository charts, 1947-48. Narrative reports of the area rent offices in AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX, 1942-51; and (in Denver) CO, 1942-50. Sample rent enforcement case records for Dallas, TX, 1942-51. Area rent random samples for AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX, 1942-50. Area rent select samples, Houston, TX, New Orleans, LA, and Oklahoma City, OK, 1942-50; and (in Denver) Denver, CO, 1942-50, and Pueblo, CO, 1942-48. Miscellaneous records of regional and district rent operations, 1943-49. Miscellaneous reports of rent operations, 1945-49. Defense rental area decontrol surveys, 1947-50. Rental property comparability charts, 1948. Compliance field records, 1946-49. Cash collection registers and judgments, 1944-49. Applications for review, 1947- 49. Records relating to advisory boards, 1942-50. Locality files of the Community Action Advisory Service, 1946-48. Closed enforcement case files for Baton Rouge, LA, 1946-47. Subject files of the Lake Charles, LA, area office, 1947-53.

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252.4.6 Records of OHE Region 6 (Chicago, IL)

History: Opened as OHE Region 3, 1946, with jurisdiction over states of IL, IN, IA, KS (Johnson and Wyandotte Counties), MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, and WI. Redesignated OHE Region 6, 1947, with jurisdiction reduced to IL, IA, MN, NE, ND, SD, and WI by transfer of responsibility for MO and Johnson and Wyandotte Counties, KS, to Region 5 (Dallas, TX) and IN to new Region 3 (Cleveland, OH). Acquired jurisdiction over CO, KS, and MO from abolished Region 5 (Dallas, TX), and over WY from Region 8 (San Francisco, CA), 1950. Redesignated Office of Rent Stabilization Region VI, 1951. Closed, 1953.

Textual Records (in Chicago, except as noted): Records of the Regional Rent Executive, 1947-52. Serial memorandums of the Regional Rent Executive, 1942-46. Narrative reports of area rent offices, 1942-51. Narrative reports (in Denver) of area rent offices in CO, 1950-51; ND, 1945-50; SD, 1942-49; and WY, 1950- 51. Sample rent enforcement case records, Chicago, IL, 1942-53. Area rent random samples, IL, IN, and WI, 1943-47; and (in Denver) CO, 1950-53, ND, 1944-51, SD, 1942-48, and WY, 1947-52. Area rent select samples, Chicago, IL, 1943-51; Indianapolis, IN, 1943-47; Milwaukee, WI, 1943-51; Minneapolis, MN, 1943-51; and South Bend, IN, 1943-47; and (in Denver), Denver, CO, 1950-52. Rent advisory board records, Cook County, IL, 1943-53, and (in Kansas City) Rolla, MO, 1951-53. Records relating to local option decontrol for WY, 1950-53 (in San Francisco). Reports of field inspectors concerning local office operations, 1942-47. Hotel surveys, 1942-46. County decontrol surveys, 1945-49. Area office lists of comparable dwelling units, n.d. Landlords' applications for review of area office determinations, 1942-44. Releases of rent administrator's treble damage claims, 1947. Records of rent advisory boards, 1947-49. Radio scripts, 1942-49. Press clippings of rent control publicity, 1944-46. OPA-OHE interpretations, 1942-49. Transcript of proceedings before the Minneapolis Rent Advisory Board in the case of Minneapolis Rental Property Association v. Tighe E. Woods, Director of Rent Stabilization, 1951. Locality files of the Community Action Advisory Service, 1946-48.

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252.4.7 Records of OHE Region 7 (Seattle, WA)

History: Opened as OHE Region 7, 1946, with jurisdiction over ID, MT, OR, WA, WY, and Territory of Alaska. Abolished, 1947, with jurisdiction transferred to Region 8 (San Francisco, CA).

Textual Records (in Seattle, except as noted): Subject files of the area rent offices at Anchorage, AK, 1943-47 (in Anchorage); Bremerton, WA, 1945-47; Fairbanks, AK, 1943-47 (in Anchorage); and Juneau, AK, 1943-47 (in Anchorage). Records of the Western Log and Lumber Administration, consisting of general correspondence, 1942-47; and correspondence of Administrator F.H. Brundage, 1942-47. Locality files of the Community Action Advisory Service, 1946-47. Narrative reports (in Denver) of area rent offices in MT, 1942-47. Area rent random samples (in Denver) for MT, 1946-47; and WY, 1942-47. Area rent select samples (in Denver) for Cheyenne, WY, 1942-47. Area rent random samples for AK, ID, OR, and WA, 1942-47 (in San Francisco). Sample rent enforcement case records for Seattle, WA, 1942-47 (in San Francisco). Eviction sample of rent area offices in ID, OR, and WA, 1943-47 (in San Francisco). Reports of area rent offices in AK, ID, OR, and WA, 1942-47 (in San Francisco).

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252.4.8 Records of OHE Region 8 (San Francisco, CA)

History: Opened as OHE Region 6, 1946, with jurisdiction over AZ, CA, NV, and UT, and Territory of Hawaii. Redesignated Region 8, 1947, with jurisdiction expanded to include ID, MT, OR, WA, WY, and Territory of Alaska, all from abolished Region 7 (Seattle, WA). Acquired responsibility for NM from abolished Region 5 (Dallas, TX), 1950. Lost responsibility for WY to Region 6 (Chicago, IL), 1950. Redesignated Office of Rent Stabilization Region VIII, 1951. Closed, 1953.

Textual Records (in San Francisco, except as noted): Records of the area offices at San Francisco, CA, 1942-47; and Sacramento, CA, 1949-50. Reports of the Regional Rent Advisory Board coordinator, 1950-51. Correspondence and reports of the regional director, 1949-53. Records of the regional compliance officer, 1952. Records of the regional attorney, 1942-53, including records relating to regulations, 1947-53; and case files relating to landlords' applications for review of area office determinations, 1943-47. Landlords' applications for review, 1943-44. Records of the regional rent investigative office, 1948- 53. Records of James R. Moore, regional field representative, 1951-53. Records of the Area Rent Director, 1951-52. Critical area files of the deputy director, 1952-53. Enforcement office case follow-up lists, 1947-50. Rental property comparability charts, 1943-45. Rent advisory board minutes and related correspondence, 1947-50. Area rent random samples for AZ, CA, and NV, 1942-50; and AK, ID, OR, and WA, 1947-50. Sample rent enforcement case records for Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, CA, 1942-53; and Seattle, WA, 1947-53. Eviction sample of rent area offices in AZ, CA, and NV, 1943-47. Reports of area rent offices in AZ, CA, and NV, 1942-51; and AK, ID, OR, and WA, 1947-51. Decontrol surveys and proceedings, 1948-50. Records relating to local option decontrol for AK, CA, OR, UT, and WA, 1950-53. Records of the Tucson, AZ, critical housing area, 1951- 52. Records of the Alameda County, CA, area rent office, 1947-51. Rent advisory board case files for Klamath Falls, OR, 1947-49. Docket registers for the Los Angeles, CA, area rent office, 1949- 50. Records of the San Diego, CA, area rent office, 1945-50. Correspondence relating to the San Diego rent advisory boards, 1947-50. Sample records of the San Diego Rent Advisory Boards, 1943-53. Records of the San Francisco, CA, area rent office, 1943-45. Records of the Portland, OR-Vancouver, WA, area rent office, 1942-51. Records of the Fresno, CA, district office, 1943-45. Reports on rent complaints in areas not under rent control, 1943-46. Complaints and inquiries from areas not under rent control, 1943-46. Interpretations of rent regulations, 1942. Tally sheets, 1948-50. Scrapbooks, 1946-47. Portland, OR- Vancouver, WA, sample files, 1946-48. Santa Barbara, CA, sample files, 1947-49. Richmond, CA, random samples, 1948. Records relating to Tanforan Race Track, San Bruno, CA, 1949. Records of OPA rent operations, San Francisco, CA, 1942-45. Select sample of case files from the Los Angeles Office of examined applications for waivers, 1942-50 (in Los Angeles). Records of the San Diego Office, Office of Rent Stabilization, 1952-53 (in Los Angeles). Narrative reports (in Denver) of area rent offices in MT, 1942- 50; UT, 1945-48; and WY, 1947-50. Area rent random samples (in Denver) for MT, 1946-48; UT, 1942-48; and WY, 1947-52. Area rent select samples (in Denver) for Salt Lake City, UT, 1944-46; and Cheyenne, WY, 1947-52. General subject files of the area rent offices at Anchorage, AK, 1947-53 (in Anchorage); Fairbanks, AK, 1947-53 (in Anchorage); Juneau, AK, 1947-53 (in Anchorage); Bremerton, WA, 1947-53 (in Seattle); Tacoma, WA, 1947-53 (in Seattle); and Wenatchee, WA, 1952-53 (in Seattle). Minutes and correspondence of the Seattle Rent Advisory Board, 1947-52 (in Seattle).

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252.4.9 Records of the Washington Metropolitan Area Region

History: Opened, 1946, with jurisdiction over DC and its MD and VA suburbs; and over the territories and possessions of AS, CZ, PR, and VI. Abolished, 1947, with jurisdiction over DC and over the territories and possessions (except PR) transferred to OHE Headquarters, DC; MD suburbs of DC to Region 2 (New York, NY); and VA suburbs of DC, and PR, to Region 4 (Atlanta, GA).

Textual Records (in Philadelphia): Narrative reports of area rent offices, DC, 1942-50. Nonresidential case files, Washington, DC, Construction Office, 1946-47, with indexes.

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252.5 MOTION PICTURES (GENERAL)
1946
1 reel

Homes for Veterans, 1946.

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252.6 SOUND RECORDINGS (GENERAL)
1950-52
73 items

Public hearings on rent control; and broadcasts of rental control speeches, interviews, and panel discussions by housing officials, Members of Congress, and others, 1950-52.


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