Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health [OASH]


(Record Group 514)
1950-88

Overview of Records Locations

Table of Contents

  • 514.1 Administrative History
  • 514.2 Records of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and Scientific Affairs 1950-72
  • 514.3 Records of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health 1970-88
  • 514.4 Textual Records (General) 1964-88

514.1 Administrative History

Established: In the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), November 1972.

Predecessor Agencies: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and Scientific Affairs, HEW (1967-72)

Transfers: To the Department of Health and Human Services by the Department of Education Organization Act (93 Stat. 695), October 17, 1979.

Functions: Administers and exercises oversight responsibility for the Public Health Service (PHS) and its component health agencies.

Related Records:
Records of the Public Health Service, 1912-1968, RG 90.
Records of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, RG 510.
Records of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, RG 511.
Records of the Health Resources and Services Administration, RG 512.
Records of the Indian Health Service, RG 513.

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514.2 Records of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
and Scientific Affairs
1950-72

History: Established in HEW, effective January 1, 1967, to administer the Public Health Service, pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1966, effective June 25, 1966, which authorized Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare to reorganize PHS and its component health agencies. Redesignated OASH, 1972. See 514.1.

Textual Records: PHS numbered publications, 1950-71. Office of Administrative Management publication, Public Health Service Manual, Laws, and Regulations, 1972.

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514.3 Records of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
1970-88

Textual Records: Special reports of the Office of Health Planning and Evaluation, 1986-88. Health, United States, a recurring publication of the Office of Health Research, Statistics, and Technology, 1984-88, and expired project files of the same office, 1970-80.

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514.4 Textual Records (General)
1964-88

Records of the Office of International Health, including correspondence, 1964-74; records of the special currency exchange program, 1970-74; and records of the Directing Council and its Executive Committee, 1968-72. Records of the Office of Population Affairs, including family planning grant applications and summary reports, 1979-88. Records of the Office of Management, including records of the Federal Assistance Streamlining Task Force, 1970; records of the Federal Assistance Review Program, 1972; reports of accomplishments, 1973-79; and Federal Property Assistance Program files, 1980-87. Correspondence of the PHS Executive Secretariat, 1973-79. Program planning files of the Office of Policy Development and Planning, 1971-79. Subject files of the Health Data Policy Committee, 1972-77. Family planning program grant applications and summary reports of the Office of Population Affairs, 1979-88.


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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This Web version is updated from time to time to include records processed since 1995.


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