Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Food and Nutrition Service


(Record Group 462)
1965-66, 1975-88

Overview of Records Locations

Table of Contents

  • 462.1 Administrative History
  • 462.2 Records of the Food and Nutrition Service 1965-66, 1975-88
    • 462.2.1 Records of the Food Stamp Division
    • 462.2.2 Records of the Consumer and Food Economics Division

462.1 Administrative History

Established: In the Department of Agriculture by Secretary's Memorandum 1659, supplement 1, August 8, 1969, to administer the food stamp program, the commodity distribution program, and the child nutrition (school lunch, school breakfast, school food service equipment, and school milk) programs formerly vested in the Consumer and Marketing Service (located in RG 136).

FNS works in partnership with the States in all its programs. States determine most administrative details regarding distribution of food benefits and eligibility of participants, and FNS provides funding to cover most of the States' administrative costs.

Related Records:
Records of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, RG 16.
Records of the Agricultural Marketing Service, RG 136.
Records of the Agricultural Research Service, RG 310.
Records of the Food safety and Inspection Service, RG 584

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462.2 Records of the Food and Nutrition Service
1965-66, 1975-88

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462.2.1 Records of the Food Stamp Division

Machine-Readable Records: Surveys of Characteristics of Households Receiving Food Stamps, 1975-88, with supporting documentation, 1975-78 (18 data sets).

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462.2.2 Records of the Consumer and Food Economics Division

Machine-Readable Records : Surveys of individual and household food consumption in the United States (National Food Consumption Survey), 1965-66, with supporting documentation (1 data set).

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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.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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