Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Army


(Record Group 335)
1903-80 (bulk 1940-80)

Overview of Records Locations

Table of Contents
  • 335.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 335.2 RECORDS OF THE IMMEDIATE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY 1947-64, 1970-72
  • 335.3 RECORDS OF STAFF OFFICES 1942-74 (bulk 1951-65)
  • 335.3.1 Records of the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army
  • 335.3.2 Records of the Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison
  • 335.3.3 Records of the Office of the General Counsel
  • 335.3.4 Records of the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs
  • 335.4 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF THE ARMY 1947-54
  • 335.5 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (TASA) 1947-49
  • 335.6 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (GENERAL MANAGEMENT) 1950-53
  • 335.7 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (INSTALLATIONS AND LOGISTICS) 1953-64
  • 335.8 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE FORCES) 1940-54
  • 335.9 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT) 1957-61
  • 335.10 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (CIVIL WORKS) 1950-80
  • 335.11 RECORDS OF BOARDS AND COMMITTEES 1903-56 (bulk 1942-56)
  • 335.11.1 Records of the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice
  • 335.11.2 Records of the Army Renegotiation Division of the Armed Services Renegotiation Board (ASRB)
  • 335.11.3 Records of the Army-Air Force Wage Board
  • 335.11.4 Records of the Army Contract Appeals Panel of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
  • 335.11.5 Records of the Army Civilian Legal Personnel Committee
  • 335.11.6 Records of the Committee to Review Decartelization Policy in Germany
  • 335.11.7 Records of the Army Advisory Board on Government Furnished Property
  • 335.11.8 Records of the War Contract Hardship Claims Board
  • 335.11.9 Records of the Army Committee of the Joint Welfare Board
  • 335.11.10 Records of the Committee on Civilian Components
  • 335.11.11 Records of the army representative on the Munitions Board
  • 335.11.12 Records of the Advisory Committee on Army Organization
  • 335.11.13 Records of the Army Installations Board
  • 335.12 TEXTUAL RECORDS (GENERAL) 1976
  • 335.13 SOUND RECORDINGS (GENERAL)
  • 335.14 MACHINE-READABLE RECORDS (GENERAL) 1978-87
  • 335.15 STILL PICTURES (GENERAL) 1992-1994
 335.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: By the National Security Act of 1947 (61 Stat. 501), July 26, 1947, to head the Department of the Army, a component of the National Military Establishment created by the same act.

Predecessor Agencies:

In the War Department:
  • Office of the Secretary of War (1789-1947)
Transfers: To Department of Defense (DOD), formerly the National Military Establishment, by the National Security Act Amendments of 1949 (63 Stat. 579), August 10, 1949.

Functions: Develops policy and implements programs for the civil and military operations of the U.S. Army.

Finding Aids: Helen L. Bowen and Mary Joe Head, comps., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Army," NM 2 (1962); updated version in National Archives microfiche edition of preliminary inventories.

Security-Classified Records: This record group may include material that is security-classified.

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Office of the Secretary of the Army in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.
Records of the Army Air Forces, RG 18.
Records of the Office of the Secretary of War, RG 107.
Records of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, RG 218.
Records of the Army Staff, RG 319.
Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, RG 330.
Records of Interservice Agencies, RG 334.
Records of Headquarters Army Ground Forces, RG 337.
Records of U.S. Army Commands, 1942- , RG 338.
Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, RG 340.
Records of Joint Commands, RG 349.
General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1947- , RG 428.

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 335.2 RECORDS OF THE IMMEDIATE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
1947-64, 1970-72


Textual Records: Security-classified and unclassified general correspondence, 1947-64 (1,056 ft.). Memorandums concerning the review of general court-martial sentences, 1947-52. Secretary of the Army's appointment books, 1947-53. Security-classified records of the National Security Council (NSC) received by the Secretary of the Army in his capacity as a member of the NSC, including meeting agendas, records of actions taken, and reports, 1947-63. Security-classified weekly foreign policy guidance papers issued by the Department of State, 1950-52. Security- classified summaries of actions taken by the Army Chief of Staff, 1951-52. Security-classified daily or weekly summaries of significant action prepared in the immediate office of the Secretary of the Army, 1960-64. Correspondence of the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, of which the Secretary of the Army was the executive agent, 1953-61. Unpublished history of the tenure of Secretary of the Army Wilber M. Brucker, and staff reports used as source material, 1960-61. Studies of the Reorganization Project Office and other departmental units relating to a possible reorganization of the Department of the Army, 1961-62. Formerly security-classified report, with accompanying documentation, of the Army's investigation of the 1968 incident at My Lai, South Vietnam ("My Lai Massacre"), 1970. Security-classified copies of correspondence, minutes, and other records documenting the tenure of Secretary of the Army Robert Froehlke, 1971-72 (in Nixon Presidential Materials).

Related Records: Copies of scrapbooks, 1947-58, of Gordon Gray, Secretary of the Army (1949-50), in Truman Library (originals at University of North Carolina); oral history of Gordon Gray, in Truman Library; papers, 1946-53, and oral history interview, of Frank Pace, Jr., Secretary of the Army (1950-53), in Truman Library; papers, 1877-1968, of Wilber M. Brucker, Secretary of the Army (1955-61), at University of Michigan; papers (closed), 1938-67, and oral history interview, of Elvis J. Stahr, Jr., Secretary of the Army (1961-62), in Kennedy Library; papers, 1955-56, of Chester R. Davis, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management) (1955-56), in Eisenhower Library.

Subject Access Terms: Calley, Lt. William; Hoelscher Study; Project 80.

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 335.3 RECORDS OF STAFF OFFICES
1942-74 (bulk 1951-65)

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 335.3.1 Records of the Office of the Administrative Assistant to
the Secretary of the Army


Textual Records: Memorandums, directives, and other records relating to the Department of the Army's committee management program, encompassing internal, joint, international, and advisory committees, 1953-65. Correspondence, memorandums, and other records relating to the organization and functions of the Defense Supply Service, Washington, DC, over which the administrative assistant had general oversight, 1951-53.

Related Records: Other records of the Office of the Administrative Assistant for the period 1947-64 are interfiled with the general correspondence of the immediate Office of the Secretary of the Army, UNDER 335.2.

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 335.3.2 Records of the Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison

Textual Records: Security-classified and unclassified correspondence, reports, and other records relating to legislation developed by DOD and its component departments for submission to Congress; legislation of interest to DOD developed by other federal agencies; and Congressional bills and resolutions of interest to DOD, 1955-64. Security-classified and unclassified memorandums, reports, and other records relating to army briefings of members of Congress; and army testimony given at Congressional oversight hearings, 1955-64. Records relating to the case of Maj. Irving Peress, accused of being a Communist by Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, 1955-64.

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 335.3.3 Records of the Office of the General Counsel

Textual Records: Records relating to the Army-McCarthy Hearings, consisting of memorandums, reports, and other records of the issues in dispute between the army and the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, 1954.

Sound Recordings (161 items): Army-McCarthy Hearings, recorded from network radio and television broadcasts, April 22-June 17, 1954. SEE ALSO 335.12.

Related Records: Records of the Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison relating to the investigation of Maj. Irving Peress, UNDER 335.3.2. Other records of the Office of the General Counsel for the period 1951-64 are interfiled with the general correspondence of the immediate Office of the Secretary of the Army, UNDER 335.2.

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 335.3.4 Records of the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs

Sound Recordings (613 items): "Army Hour," a news and variety show broadcast to U.S. servicemen, 1942-74, with gaps; with accompanying scripts and program summaries, 1953-74. SEE ALSO 335.12.

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 335.4 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
1947-54


History: Office of Under Secretary of War established in War Department by act of December 16, 1940 (54 Stat. 1224). Secretary of War assumed authority and functions of Under Secretary of War by General Order 67, War Department, July 25, 1947. Under Secretary of War redesignated Under Secretary of the Army by Circular 225, War Department, August 16, 1947, pursuant to National Security Act of 1947; confirmed and made effective by Circular 1, Department of the Army, September 18, 1947. Responsibilities of Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for administration of occupied areas assigned to Office of Under Secretary of the Army, effective August 22, 1949, by General Order 43, Department of the Army, August 29, 1949. By General Order 17, Department of the Army, May 24, 1950, Office of the Under Secretary redesignated Office of Assistant Secretary with responsibility for occupied areas, acquiring also personnel functions from Office of Assistant Secretary (General Management); and, without change in function, Office of Assistant Secretary (Materiel) redesignated Office of Under Secretary. By General Order 48, Department of the Army, May 7, 1952, and without change in function, Office of Under Secretary redesignated Office of Assistant Secretary (Research and Materiel), and Office of Assistant Secretary (General Management) redesignated Office of Under Secretary. By General Order 90, Department of the Army, October 6, 1952, and without change in function, Office of Under Secretary redesignated Office of Assistant Secretary (General Management) and Office of Assistant Secretary (Research and Materiel) redesignated Office of Under Secretary. By General Order 12, Department of the Army, February 12, 1954, Office of Under Secretary redesignated Office of Assistant Secretary (Financial Management) and Office of Assistant Secretary (Materiel) redesignated Office of Under Secretary. By General Order 64, Department of the Army, August 26, 1954, Office of Under Secretary redesignated Office of Assistant Secretary (Logistics and Research and Development); and new Office of Under Secretary established without specific assignment in functional areas.

Textual Records: Security-classified and unclassified general correspondence and other records, 1947-54. Security-classified correspondence of the Department of the Army European Recovery Program Group for Bizone Germany relating to the implementation of the 1948 Foreign Assistance Act, 1948-49. Security-classified correspondence of the Food Administrator for Occupied Areas, 1948-50. Records of the Special Assistant for General Management relating to internal economy and efficiency measures, 1950-54. Security-classified memorandums, reports, and other records relating to a Congressional investigation of alleged ammunition shortages in Korea, 1950-54. Security-classified records relating to Under Secretary Archibald Alexander's tour of Alaska and Far Eastern Commands, 1951. Two appointment books of Under Secretary Alexander, 1951-52.

Related Records: Records of the Under Secretary of the Army for the period 1955-64 are interfiled with the general correspondence of the immediate Office of the Secretary of the Army, UNDER 335.2. Papers, 1954-58, of Charles G. Finucane, Under Secretary of the Army (1955-58), in Eisenhower Library. Oral history interviews of William H. Draper, Jr., Under Secretary of the Army (1947-49); and Karl R. Bendetsen, Under Secretary of the Army (1952), in Truman Library.

Subject Access Terms: Mutual Defense Assistance Program.

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 335.5 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (TASA)
1947-49


History: Assistant Secretary of War established in War Department by act of August 3, 1861 (12 Stat. 287); abolished by act of March 2, 1867 (14 Stat. 423); reestablished by 1883 Appropriations Act (22 Stat. 237), August 5, 1882; abolished by 1884 Appropriations Act (22 Stat. 550), March 3, 1883; reestablished by act of March 5, 1890 (26 Stat. 17). Two Assistant Secretaries authorized by 1942 Military Appropriations Act (55 Stat. 389), June 30, 1941. One Assistant Secretary designated Assistant Secretary of War (Air), 1941, and redesignated Assistant Secretary of War for Air by Circular 247, War Department, July 28, 1942. Assistant Secretary of War redesignated Assistant Secretary of the Army, and Assistant Secretary of War for Air abolished, pursuant to National Security Act of 1947, by Circular 225, War Department, August 16, 1947; confirmed and made effective by Circular 1, Department of the Army, September 18, 1947. Authorization for more than one Assistant Secretary given by 1948 Military Appropriations Act (61 Stat. 550), July 30, 1947. Assistant Secretary responsible for procurement and industrial mobilization designated "The" Assistant Secretary of the Army (TASA); and Assistant Secretary responsible for occupied areas designated Assistant Secretary of the Army, by General Order 44, Department of the Army, June 21, 1948. TASA redesignated Assistant Secretary of the Army (Materiel) by General Order 12, Department of the Army, April 11, 1950.

Textual Records: Security-classified and unclassified correspondence, reports, and other records relating to procurement; industrial mobilization planning; materiel research and development; and conversion of war production facilities to peacetime uses, 1947-48. Studies and reports concerning the work of the Secretary of Defense's Committee on a Uniform Code of Military Justice, of which TASA was a member, 1948-49. Security- classified, formerly security-classified, and unclassified minutes, policy papers, and summaries of decisions of the State- Navy-Air Force Coordinating Committee, on which TASA served as the Army's representative, 1948-49.

Related Records: Copies of scrapbooks, 1947-58, of Gordon Gray, Assistant Secretary of the Army (1947-48) and The Assistant Secretary of the Army (1948-49), in Truman Library (originals at University of North Carolina); oral history interview of Gordon Gray, in Truman Library.

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 335.6 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (GENERAL MANAGEMENT)
1950-53


History: Responsibility for general management, 1947-49, exercised by Office of Assistant Secretary of the Army, designated Office of Assistant Secretary of the Army (General Management) by General Order 12, Department of the Army, April 11, 1950. Personnel function of Office of Assistant Secretary (General Management) assigned to Office of Under Secretary, redesignated Office of Assistant Secretary, by General Order 17, Department of the Army, May 24, 1950. Office of Assistant Secretary (General Management) redesignated Office of Under Secretary, and former Office of Under Secretary redesignated Office of Assistant Secretary (Research and Materiel) by General Order 48, Department of the Army, May 7, 1952. By General Order 90, Department of the Army, October 6, 1952, Office of Under Secretary redesignated Office of Assistant Secretary (General Management) and Office of Assistant Secretary (Research and Materiel) designated Office of Under Secretary. Office of Assistant Secretary (General Management) abolished by General Order 23, Department of the Army, March 2, 1953, with authority and functions assumed by Under Secretary.

Textual Records: Security-classified correspondence, drafts of treaties, and other records relating to proposed U.S. contractual agreements with the Federal Republic of Germany and with Japan, 1951-52. Security-classified memorandums, reports, and other records concerning an investigation of Army Finance Center practices by the Inspector General, 1950-51. Appointment books of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (General Management), 1950- 53.

Related Records: Oral history interview of Karl R. Bendetsen, Assistant Secretary of the Army (General Management), 1950-52, in Truman Library.

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 335.7 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (INSTALLATIONS AND LOGISTICS)
1953-64


History: Responsibility for logistics and for research and development, 1947-54, was exercised alternately by the Under Secretary of the Army and an Assistant Secretary. Office of Assistant Secretary of the Army (Logistics and Research and Development) established by General Order 64, Department of the Army, August 26, 1954, with functions transferred from Office of the Under Secretary. Redesignated Assistant Secretary of the Army (Logistics), with research and development responsibilities transferred to Director of Research and Development, by General Order 64, Department of the Army, November 3, 1955. Redesignated Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations and Logistics), by General Order 10, Department of the Army, April 1, 1961.

Textual Records: Security-classified and unclassified correspondence, reports, and issuances relating to such subjects as procurement; development and production of missile systems; logistical requirements for Europe and Southeast Asia; construction and management of army industrial facilities; and industrial mobilization planning, 1953-64.

Related Records: Correspondence pertaining to procurement and logistics for the period 1947-48 is interfiled with the general correspondence of the Office of The Assistant Secretary of the Army, UNDER 335.5; that for the period 1949-54 is interfiled with the general correspondence of the Office of the Under Secretary, UNDER 335.4. Also related are records of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, in RG 319, Records of the Army Staff.

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 335.8 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE FORCES)
1940-54


History: Established by General Order 45, Department of the Army, June 26, 1951. Redesignated Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower) by General Order 23, Department of the Army, March 2, 1953. Redesignated Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Forces) by General Order 45, Department of the Army, May 25, 1953. Redesignated Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower, Personnel, and Reserve Forces) by General Order 12, Department of the Army, March 1, 1957. Abolished by General Order 10, Department of the Army, April 1, 1961, with functions transferred to Under Secretary.

Textual Records: Security-classified general correspondence relating to such occupation activities as occupation laws for Germany, Austrian peace treaty negotiations, and refugee problems; and such manpower and personnel matters as the organization of the Reserves and the operation of the Personnel Policy Board, 1949-50. Security-classified records relating to the negotiation of the U.S.-Japanese peace treaty following World War II, 1950-52. Security-classified and unclassified correspondence, reports, and other records of the Office of Civilian Personnel, including interpretations of personnel regulations, job descriptions, salary categories, and contractual services with civilians, 1940-54. Correspondence and project files of the Office for Occupied Areas relating mainly to the educational and cultural reorientation program in Japan, 1948-52.

Related Records: Other general correspondence of the Assistant Secretary (Manpower and Reserve Forces) is interfiled with the records of the immediate Office of the Secretary of the Army, UNDER 335.2.

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 335.9 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT)
1957-61


History: Responsibility for research and development, 1947-54, was exercised alternately by the Under Secretary of the Army and an Assistant Secretary. Office of Assistant Secretary (Logistics and Research and Development) established by General Order 64, Department of the Army, August 26, 1954. Office of Director of Research and Development established, with relevant functions transferred from Office of Assistant Secretary (Logistics and Research and Development), and that office redesignated Office of Assistant Secretary (Logistics), by General Order 64, Department of the Army, November 3, 1955. Office of Director of Research and Development redesignated Office of Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research and Development) by General Order 10, Department of the Army, April 1, 1961.

Textual Records: Correspondence, studies, and reports relating to the army's conduct of the DOD experimental project to preserve food by irradiation, 1957-61.

Related Records: Records relating to research and development for the period 1947-48 are interfiled with the correspondence of the Office of The Assistant Secretary of the Army, UNDER 335.5; for the period 1949-54 with the correspondence of the Office of the Under Secretary of the Army, UNDER 335.4; for 1955 with the correspondence of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations and Logistics), UNDER 335.7; and for the period 1956-61 with the correspondence of the immediate Office of the Secretary of the Army, UNDER 335.2. Also related are the records of the Chief of Research and Development and the records of the Assistant Chief of Staff, Logistics, in RG 319, Records of the Army Staff.

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 335.10 RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (CIVIL WORKS)
1950-80


History: Preceded by Office of Civil Functions, established by General Order 14, Department of the Army, May 27, 1974. Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) established by General Order 9, Department of the Army, April 1, 1975.

Textual Records: Security-classified general records of the Office of the Military Assistant for Panama Affairs, including the 1974-79 files of the Panama Canal Company Board of Directors, relating to political and military activities, economic and social conditions, and ongoing U.S.-Republic of Panama treaty negotiations, 1950-80.

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 335.11 RECORDS OF BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
1903-56 (bulk 1942-56)

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 335.11.1 Records of the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle
Practice


History: Established by General Order 61, War Department, April 27, 1903, pursuant to the 1904 Army Appropriations Act (32 Stat. 941), March 2, 1903, providing for annual rifle matches for civilians. Duties have included instruction of citizens in small arms marksmanship; issuance of weapons and ammunition to organizations offering small arms training to civilians; and construction, equipment, and maintenance of rifle ranges.

Textual Records: Formerly security-classified correspondence and other records relating to program assistance given and rifles issued by the army to schools and rifle clubs; army inspection of schools equipped for training in small arms; and relevant legislation, 1903-52 (bulk 1920-52). Security-classified annual budget estimates for board operations proposed by the Office of the Director of Civilian Marksmanship, 1926-51.

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 335.11.2 Records of the Army Renegotiation Division of the Armed
Services Renegotiation Board (ASRB)


History: War Department Price Adjustment Board, with authority to renegotiate war contracts in order to prevent excessive profits, established by a memorandum of the Secretary of War, June 30, 1942. War Contracts Price Adjustment Board, with authority to coordinate renegotiation policy for the entire Federal Government, established by the Renegotiation Act of 1943 (58 Stat. 85), February 25, 1944, which also delegated specific responsibility for military contracts to War Department Price Adjustment Board. Pursuant to National Security Act of 1947, War Department Price Adjustment Board redesignated Army Price Adjustment Board. ASRB established by a memorandum of the Secretary of Defense, July 19, 1948, pursuant to the Renegotiation Act of 1948 (62 Stat. 259), May 21, 1948. ASRB composed of a Renegotiation Division for each of the three armed services. War Contracts Price Adjustment Board abolished, with functions transferred to the newly established Renegotiation Board, by the Renegotiation Act of 1951 (65 Stat. 7), March 23, 1951. ASRB abolished, with functions transferred to Renegotiation Board, by Directive 500.02-1, DOD, January 18, 1952, effective January 20, 1952.

Textual Records: Unclassified minutes of the War Department and the Army Price Adjustment Boards; and security-classified minutes of the Determination Committee of the War and the Army Price Adjustment Boards, 1942-50. Security-classified minutes and unclassified correspondence of the War Contracts Price Adjustment Board, 1944-51. Security-classified correspondence, issuances, publications, and other records of the Army Renegotiation Division of the ASRB, 1947-53. Reading file of the legal adviser to the Army Renegotiation Division, containing copies of letters sent to various firms undergoing renegotiation, and legal opinions, 1943-51. Histories of army and navy renegotiation activities, 1942-50.

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 335.11.3 Records of the Army-Air Force Wage Board

History: War Department Wage Coordination Board established by War Department Order L, November 8, 1945. Expanded to include functions of War Department Wage Administration Agency by War Department Order F, November 5, 1946. Redesignated Army-Air Force Wage Board by Joint Army-Air Force Adjustment Regulation 1-11-35, July 16, 1948.

Textual Records: Security-classified correspondence, reports, and other records relating to wage surveys of civilians employed by the army in various states; wage schedules for civilians employed by the Army Map Service, the Chemical Corps, and the Manhattan Engineer District; and job classifications at ordnance plants, 1942-51. Correspondence and reports relating to civilians employed on Army Corps of Engineers projects, 1945-54.

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 335.11.4 Records of the Army Contract Appeals Panel of the Armed
Services Board of Contract Appeals


History: War Department Board of Contract Appeals established by a memorandum of the Secretary of War, August 8, 1942. Pursuant to the National Security Act of 1947, redesignated Army Board of Contract Appeals. Abolished, with functions transferred to the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, May 1, 1949.

Textual Records: Correspondence relating to private contractors' appeals of decisions made by War Department and Department of the Army contracting officials, 1942-54. Dockets of cases handled by the War Department and the Armed Services Boards of Contract Appeals, 1942-52.

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 335.11.5 Records of the Army Civilian Legal Personnel Committee

History: War Department Civilian Legal Personnel Committee established by Memorandum 15, War Department, March 12, 1942, to oversee the examination and appointment of civilian attorneys in the army. Renamed Civilian Legal Personnel Committee pursuant to the National Security Act of 1947, and functioned as a joint army-air force committee until January 1, 1952, when the Air Force Civilian Legal Personnel Committee was established by Directive 110.48-2, DOD, September 26, 1951. Civilian Legal Personnel Committee redesignated Army Civilian Legal Personnel Committee by a memorandum of the Secretary of the Army, December 17, 1951, effective January 1, 1952.

Textual Records: Records relating to committee procedures; the appointment and resignation of various committee members; and relevant recommendations of the Commission on the Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government (Second Hoover Commission, 1953-55), 1942-56.

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 335.11.6 Records of the Committee to Review Decartelization
Policy in Germany


History: Established by a public announcement of the Secretary of the Army, December 3, 1948. Charged with surveying the status of German decartelization programs, in particular the program conducted by the Decartelization Branch, Economics Division, Office of Military Government for Germany (U.S.) [OMGUS]. Dissolved after submission of final report to the Secretary of the Army, April 15, 1949.

Textual Records: Final report, April 15, 1949, and accompanying exhibits, some dating back to 1944; transcripts of testimony heard by the committee, 1948-49; and OMGUS progress reports on the decartelization program, 1946-48.

Related Records: Records of OMGUS in RG 260, Records of U.S. Occupation Headquarters, World War II. Papers, 1946-49, of Johnston Avery, Assistant Chief, Decartelization Branch, OMGUS (1946-48), in National Archives collection of donated materials.

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 335.11.7 Records of the Army Advisory Board on Government
Furnished Property


History: Advisory Board to the Under Secretary of War on Government Furnished Property established by Memorandum 734-5-5, War Department, November 6, 1946. Redesignated Army Advisory Board on Government Furnished Property by a memorandum of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, September 22, 1947. Dissolved, February 14, 1949, upon completion of mission.

Textual Records: Security-classified correspondence, issuances, and other records relating to the board's adjudication of disputes over property accounts and contracts involving government property acquired by contractors at government expense, 1946-49.

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 335.11.8 Records of the War Contract Hardship Claims Board

History: Established by Memorandum 734-50-1, War Department, February 7, 1947, pursuant to EO 9786, October 5, 1946, implementing provisions of an act of August 7, 1946 (60 Stat. 902), authorizing compensation of contractors for losses incurred in the execution of war contracts between September 16, 1940, and August 14, 1945. Dissolved upon submission of final report, April 6, 1951.

Textual Records: Security-classified and unclassified case files of claims, 1947-51, with security-classified index and register. Security-classified correspondence relating to claims, 1947-51. Unclassified board minutes, 1947-51.

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 335.11.9 Records of the Army Committee of the Joint Welfare Board

History: Army Central Welfare Fund, with responsibility of coordinating distribution of funds raised by volunteer means, established by Army Regulation 210-50, June 1, 1944. Redesignated Army-Air Force Central Welfare Fund, with army members of the Board of Directors constituting the Army Committee, by Joint Army-Air Force Adjustment Regulation 1-11-18, April 30, 1948. Redesignated Joint Welfare Fund, 1949.

Textual Records: Agendas and minutes of the Army-Air Force Central Welfare Fund Board of Directors, 1948; the Army Committee of the Joint Welfare Fund, 1949; and the Army Club and Mess Club Council, consisting of the Army Committee acting as receiver of remaining assets of deactivated clubs and messes, 1947-59.

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 335.11.10 Records of the Committee on Civilian Components

History: Established by a memorandum of the Under Secretary of the Army, January 10, 1949, pursuant to EO 10007, October 15, 1948, requiring the Secretary of Defense and the three service secretaries to develop a plan for organizing and training a civilian reserve component of the armed forces. Dissolved upon submission of a final report to the Secretary of the Army, dated February 17, 1949.

Textual Records: Formerly security-classified correspondence, final report, and other records relating to the committee's examination of army reserve components, 1948-49.

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 335.11.11 Records of the army representative on the Munitions Board

History: Munitions Board established by the National Security Act of 1947 (61 Stat. 505), July 26, 1947, to coordinate the procurement activities of the three armed services, superseding the Joint Army and Navy Munitions Board, established 1922. Abolished by Reorganization Plan No. 6, effective June 30, 1953, with functions transferred to the Secretary of Defense.

Textual Records: Security-classified records relating to interservice coordination in areas of procurement and mobilization planning, ordnance production policies, and stockpile objectives, 1948-53.

Related Records: Records of the Munitions Board, 1921-53, in RG 330, Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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 335.11.12 Records of the Advisory Committee on Army Organization

History: Established by the Secretary of the Army, September 1953, pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 6 of 1953, effective June 30, 1953. Dissolved upon submission of final report to the Secretary of the Army, December 14, 1953.

Textual Records: Minutes, working papers, and reports relating to the committee's examination of various army components, and including some 1948 background material and 1955 documentation on the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government (Second Hoover Commission), 1948-55.

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 335.11.13 Records of the Army Installations Board

History: Established, effective May 15, 1951, by a memorandum of the Army Chief of Staff, May 12, 1951. Dissolved upon submission of a final report to the Secretary of the Army, April 15, 1952, and a supplement to the final report, August 15, 1952.

Textual Records: Security-classified correspondence, working papers, and reports relating to installation retention or disposal recommendations, 1951-52. Security-classified correspondence of Subcommittee No. 1 on Headquarters, Training, and Defense Installations, 1951-52.

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 335.12 TEXTUAL RECORDS (GENERAL)
1976


Records of the Special Commission on the U.S. Military Academy, a panel investigating allegations of cheating and the reliability of the honor code system at West Point, 1976.

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 335.13 SOUND RECORDINGS (GENERAL)

SEE UNDER 335.3.3 and 335.3.4.

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 335.14 MACHINE-READABLE RECORDS (GENERAL)
1978-87


Data compiled by the Environmental Supply Group, consisting of Battalion Tracking Study (BTS), 1983-86 (55 data sets), and Vietnam Experience Study (VES), 1983-86 (8 data sets); both studies with supporting documentation. Army Nuclear Test Personnel Review (ANTPR), 1978-87 (8 data sets), with supporting documentation.

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 335.15 STILL PICTURES (GENERAL)
1992-1994


Posters (4 images): Posters commemorating the 50th Anniversary of World War II, 1992-94 (GRA).

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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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