Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Commissions on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government [Hoover Commissions]


(Record Group 264)
1947-55
191 cu. ft.

Table of Contents

  • 264.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 264.2 RECORDS OF THE FIRST HOOVER COMMISSION 1947-49 103 lin. ft.
  • 264.2.1 Records of the Secretary's Office
  • 264.2.2 Records of the Office of the Executive Director
  • 264.2.3 Records of the Library and Research Section
  • 264.2.4 Records of task forces
  • 264.3 RECORDS OF THE SECOND HOOVER COMMISSION 1953-55 122 lin. ft.
  • 264.3.1 Records of the Office of the Executive Director
  • 264.3.2 Records of the Office of the Executive Secretary
  • 264.3.3 Records of the Office of the Editorial Director
  • 264.3.4 Records of the Office of Legislative Drafting
  • 264.3.5 Records of the Department of Defense Committee on Business Organization
  • 264.3.6 Records of the Staff on Independent Agencies
  • 264.3.7 Records of task forces
  • 264.4 SOUND RECORDINGS (GENERAL)

264.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Finding Aids: Kathryn M. Murphy, comp., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government (1947-49)," NC 115 (June 1965). Kathryn M. Murphy, comp., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government (1953-55)," NC 116 (June 1965).

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Commissions on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government. Additional records relating to the commissions in RG 51, Records of the Office of Management and Budget. Post-Presidential papers of Herbert C. Hoover relating to the commissions (53 ft.) in Hoover Library.

RECORDS
RECORD TYPES RECORD LOCATIONS QUANTITIES
Textual Records Washington Area 191 cu. ft.
Sound Recordings College Park 3 items

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264.2 RECORDS OF THE FIRST HOOVER COMMISSION
1947-49
103 lin. ft.

History: First Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government, chaired by former President Herbert C. Hoover, established by act of July 7, 1947 (61 Stat. 246). Studied and investigated organization and methods of operation of the Executive branch of the Federal Government, and recommended organization changes to promote economy, efficiency, and improved service. Operated through functional area task forces. Submitted numerous full commission and individual task force reports to Congress, culminating with a final report, published as Concluding Report: Report to Congress, May 1949, which included an index to previously submitted reports. Terminated June 12, 1949, as provided in enabling legislation.

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264.2.1 Records of the Secretary's Office

Textual Records: Minutes and transcripts of commission meetings, 1947-49. General correspondence, 1947-49. Official project file, consisting of reports and studies of task forces, 1947-49. Fiscal records, 1947-49.

Sound Recordings (3 items): "You and the Hoover Commission," consisting of CBS interviews with Chairman Hoover, 1949.

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264.2.2 Records of the Office of the Executive Director

Textual Records: Administrative, general, miscellaneous, and subject (task force area) correspondence, 1947-49. Drafts of commission reports, 1947-49. Galley proofs of commission reports, 1949.

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264.2.3 Records of the Library and Research Section

Textual Records: General subject file, 1947-49. Task force file, 1947-49.

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264.2.4 Records of task forces

Textual Records: Staff studies, correspondence, administrative files, and reference material of the task forces on the following subjects: Agricultural Activities, 1948-49; Federal Field Services, 1947-49; Federal Medical Services, 1948-49; Federal Supply, 1947-48; Fiscal, Budgeting, and Accounting Activities, 1947-48; Foreign Affairs, 1948; Independent Regulatory Commissions, 1948-49; the National Security Organization, 1948; and Personnel Management, 1948-49.

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264.3 RECORDS OF THE SECOND HOOVER COMMISSION
1953-55
122 lin. ft.

History: Second Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government, chaired by former President Herbert C. Hoover, established by act of July 10, 1953 (67 Stat. 142), and extended by act of May 23, 1955 (69 Stat. 64). Studied and investigated organization and methods of operation of the Executive branch of the Federal Government, and recommended organization changes to promote economy, efficiency, and improved service. Operated through functional area task forces. Submitted a final report to Congress, June 29, 1955, published in two volumes as Final Report to the Congress and Index to the Commission and Task Force Reports, June 1955. Terminated June 30, 1955, as provided in extending legislation, with an additional 90 days for liquidation.

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264.3.1 Records of the Office of the Executive Director

Textual Records: Correspondence, 1953-55.

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264.3.2 Records of the Office of the Executive Secretary

Textual Records: Minutes, 1953-55. Correspondence, 1954-55. Drafts of bills developed by the Office of Legislative Drafting, that were introduced in the Congress to implement commission recommendations, 1955. Records containing budgetary and legislative data, 1953-55.

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264.3.3 Records of the Office of the Editorial Director

Textual Records: Correspondence and memorandums, 1954-55. Reference materials, 1953-55.

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264.3.4 Records of the Office of Legislative Drafting

Textual Records: Records relating to legislative processes, 1955.

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264.3.5 Records of the Department of Defense Committee on
Business Organization

Textual Records: Correspondence, reports, summaries of interviews, working papers, reference files, and other records, 1953-55. Records of subcommittees on the following subjects: Business Enterprises in the Department of Defense, 1953-55; Depot Utilization in the Department of Defense, 1953-55; Special Personnel Problems in the Department of Defense, 1953-55; Research Activities in the Department of Defense, 1954-55; and Transportation in the Department of Defense, 1954-55.

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264.3.6 Records of the Staff on Independent Agencies

Textual Records: Reports, working papers, miscellaneous records, and reference materials, 1953-55.

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264.3.7 Records of task forces

Textual Records: Minutes, transcripts, reports, correspondence, reference material, and questionnaires of task forces on the following subjects: Budget and Accounting, 1953-55; Federal Medical Services, 1953-55; Intelligence Activities, 1954-55; Legal Services and Procedure, 1953-55; Lending Agencies, 1953-54; Paperwork Management, 1953-55; Overseas Economic Operations, 1954-55; Personnel and Civil Service, 1953-55; Procurement, 1953- 55; Real Property Management, 1953-55; Subsistence Services, 1953-55; Use and Disposal of Federal Surplus Property, 1953-55; and Water Resources and Power, 1953-55.

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264.4 SOUND RECORDINGS (GENERAL)

SEE UNDER 264.2.1.


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.
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