The National Archives at San Francisco

Guide to Archival Holdings (RG 202-295)

Records of the National War Labor Board (World War II) (RG 202)

Administrative History

The National War Labor Board (NWLB) was established in the Office for Emergency Management (OEM) by an Executive order of January 12, 1942. It was to act as final arbiter of wartime labor disputes and to pass on adjustments in certain wages and salaries. An Executive order of September 19, 1945, transferred the NWLB to the Department of Labor. The NWLB was terminated by the Executive order of December 31, 1945, that established the National Wage Stabilization Board (NWSB) with all powers, functions, and responsibilities of the NWLB relating to stabilization of wages and salaries as well as limited functions relating to the settlement of disputes. The NWSB was terminated by an Executive order of December 12, 1946. While the initial functioning of the NWLB was solely in Washington, DC, on October 29, 1942, the NWLB announced establishment of 10 regional advisory offices. The authority of these first regional offices was quite limited, but on January 12, 1943, the NLRB created two new regions, and converted the (now 12) regional advisory offices to regional war labor boards, with considerable independent authority in resolving disputes. The NWLB also created several special tripartite industry commissions and panels to deal with particular industries nationally.

Records Description

Dates: 1942-47
Volume: 293 cubic feet

Records of the NWLB and NWSB Region X office, San Francisco, 1942-47, serving Arizona, California, and Nevada; and the Territorial War Labor Board for Hawaii, Honolulu, 1942-45, serving the Territory of Hawaii. The records relate to wage violation and enforcement activities, voluntary and disputed wage cases, studies of wage rates in various industries, and administration and operations of the regional boards. Subjects include disputed labor issues, such as severance pay, sick leave, vacations, wage rates, and other labor issues. The records consist of case files, correspondence, legal papers, memorandums, minutes of meetings, and reports.

Finding Aids

  • Series title list.
  • For Region X: indexes to enforcement case files, voluntary wage and salary adjustment case files (1945-46 only), and occupational wage-rate survey reports, and to the Territorial War Labor Board voluntary case files.
  • Entries 165, 167, 170, 173-174, 177-178, 244-247, 462-463, and 519-522 in Estelle Rebec, comp., Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the National War Labor Board (World War II), PI 78 (1955).

General Records of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (RG 207)

Administrative History

The Department of Housing and Urban Development had its origins in the Housing and Home Finance Agency (HHFA), which was established by Reorganization Plan No. 3 in 1947 as the replacement for the National Housing Agency, which had been created in 1942 to coordinate wartime housing activities. The HHFA was responsible for implementing the Housing Act of 1949 until its functions and powers were transferred to the Department of Housing and Urban Development by an act of September 9, 1965.

Records Description

Dates: 1953-54
Volume: 1 cubic foot

Records of the HHFA Region VII office, San Francisco, serving Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, and Nevada. The records document the prefabricated housing loan program. They include correspondence, case files, financial records, and legal papers.

Finding Aids

Series description.

Records of the War Manpower Commission (RG 211)

Administrative History

The War Manpower Commission (WMC) was established within the Office for Emergency Management by an Executive order of April 18, 1942. Operating through regional and State WMC offices and local offices of the U.S. Employment Service, it recruited labor for the war effort and essential civilian industries, trained labor for essential jobs, analyzed manpower utilization practices to increase labor efficiency, and accumulated national labor market information. It was terminated by an Executive order of September 19, 1945, and its functions were transferred to the U.S. Employment Service.

Records Description

Dates: 1942-45
Volume: 120 cubic feet

Records of the Region XII office, San Francisco, serving Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington; and the Territorial office, Honolulu, Hawaii, serving the Territory of Hawaii. The records document the economic condition of areas and their responses to wartime programs and controls, employment stabilization programs, and discriminatory hiring practices. Included are appeals case files, correspondence, minutes of board and committee meetings, and narrative and statistical reports.

Finding Aids

  • Series title list.
  • Entries 267-280, 282-283, and 285 in Charles Zaid, comp., Inventory of the Records of the War Manpower Commission, Inventory Series No. 6 (1973).

Restrictions
Access to some files or portions of documents may be restricted due to privacy concerns.

Records of the Office of Defense Transportation (RG 219)

Administrative History

The Office of Defense Transportation (ODT) was established in the Office for Emergency Management on December 18, 1941, to promote the maximum utilization of domestic transportation facilities to support the war effort. It was authorized to coordinate activities of Federal agencies and private transportation groups to prevent congestion and make maximum use of available resources. The ODT employed a network of regional offices to facilitate implementation of its activities, including regional administrative offices, which oversaw Regional Operating Managers in significant transportation hubs. There were also District and Federal Managers responsible for specific firms, and field representatives.

Records Description

Dates: 1942-46
Volume: 7 cubic feet

Records of the Attorney, Region IX, serving California and Oregon. The records document appeals made by bus companies, farmers, taxi cab operators, and other commercial concerns associated with motor vehicle transportation, for expansion of services, additional allotments of fuel, and other exceptions to transportation regulations. Also included are records relating to trucks seized from interned Japanese-American farmers for sale to actively producing farmers. The records consist of appeal decisions, correspondence, memorandums, and requisition request forms.

Records of the Division of Storage, San Francisco. The records document coordination, development, procurement, and regulation of port area storage facilities on the Pacific coast. Included are correspondence and port storage forwarding permits. Nontextual records consist of drawings of port facilities interfiled with textual records.

Records of the Waterway Transport Department, San Francisco. The records relate to freight traffic and transshipment involving barges, harbors, and railways. Included are correspondence, clippings, and reports.

Records of the Tank Car Division, Liquid Transport Department, San Francisco. The records relate to the movement of acid, alcohol, coconut oil, fish oil, fuel oil, and other liquids by rail. Included are bills of lading and correspondence.

Finding Aids

Folder title list.

Records of the Office of Scientific Research and Development (RG 227)

Administrative History

The Office of Scientific Research and Development(OSRD) was created June 28, 1941, within the Office for Emergency Management to support research in scientific and medical problems relating to national defense. A center for the mobilization of scientific personnel and resources, the Office coordinated, aided, and supplemented research activities of the War Department and Department of the Navy and other Federal agencies. It entered into contracts and agreements with individuals, educational and scientific institutions (including the National Academy of sciences and the National Research Council), industrial organizations, and other agencies for studies, experimental investigations, and reports. It also was given responsibility for similar contracts entered into by the National Defense Research Committee and the Health and Medical Committee, prior to June1941, and by the Federal Security Administrator in his capacity as coordinator of health, medical, and related activities as authorized by the Council of National Defense. The OSRD was terminated December 31, 1947, and its business was transferred for completion to the National Military Establishment.

Records Description

Dates: 1942-46
Volume: 2 cubic feet

Records of the Statistical Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, which was under contract to the National Defense Research Committee. The records relate to bombing theory research, bombing damage prediction and evaluation, and target-weapon analysis. Included are correspondence, memorandums, reports, and studies. Nontextual records include charts and tables.

Finding Aids

Series description and folder title list.

Records of the Committee on Fair Employment Practice (RG 228)

Administrative History

The first Committee on Fair Employment Practice was established in the Office of Production Management (OPM) by Executive Order 8802 of June 25, 1941, and then assigned to the War Manpower Commission in 1942. That committee was abolished by Executive Order 9346 of May 27, 1943, which created a new Committee on Fair Employment Practice in the Office for Emergency Management. The new Committee formulated and interpreted policies to combat racial and religious discrimination in employment; received, investigated, and adjusted complaints of such discrimination; and assisted Government agencies, employers, and labor unions with problems of discrimination. The Committee terminated its activities on June 28, 1946.

The first FEPC utilized six field investigators and a few field clerical employees, and held public hearings in several major cities across the country. The second FEPC initially established nine regional offices and two suboffices, continuing and expanding the network of the first FEPC's field investigators; additional offices and suboffices were added later.

Records Description

Dates: 1941-46
Volume: 20 cubic feet

Records of Region 12, San Francisco, serving northern California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. The records document actions taken on racial and religious discrimination complaints filed against Federal Government agencies, private employers, and labor unions. Included are case files, clippings, correspondence, index cards, and reports.

Finding Aids

  • Series title list and folder title lists.
  • Entries 68-72 and 85 in Charles Zaid, comp., Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Committee on Fair Employment Practice, PI 147 (1962).

Records of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RG 234)

Administrative History

The Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) was established by an act of January 22, 1932. It was authorized to extend financial aid to agriculture, commerce, and industry by means of direct loans to banks and other credit agencies and, upon approval by the Interstate Commerce Commission, to railroads. Later legislation authorized the RFC to purchase certain capital stock and make loans, to assist in financing construction of public works and various self-liquidating projects, and to accept drafts and bills of exchange drawn upon the RFC by purchasers abroad of American products. The RFC was organized as a Government business corporation, with considerable independence, but (unlike most Federal agencies) directly accountable to Congress. Under the law that created it, the RFC would have expired after 10 years (in 1942), but amendments extended its life several times. It eventually was abolished on June 30, 1957.

Loan agencies were established in the field, usually in cities that had Federal Reserve banks. Committees were frequently formed at field loan agencies to study particular problems as they arose.

Records Description

Dates: 1941-47
Volume: 24 cubic feet

Records of the Pacific Coast Office, War Damage Corporation, San Francisco. The records relate to insurance against loss and damage from enemy attack or contact with the enemy. The records consist of applications for war risk insurance, correspondence, issuances, insurance policies and endorsements to policies, and receipts.

Finding Aids

  • Box contents list.
  • Entry 191 in Charles Zaid, comp., Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, PI 173 (1973).

Records of the Federal Aviation Administration (RG 237)

Administrative History

The Civil Aeronautics Act of June 23, 1938, established an independent Civil Aeronautics Authority "to promote the development and safety and to provide for the regulation of civil aeronautics." In 1940, the authority was divided into a Civil Aeronautics Board with safety regulatory authority and a Civil Aeronautics Administration to enforce civil air regulations; aid the development of a national airport system; and plan, construct, and operate the Federal Airways System. Both organizations were part of the Department of Commerce until the establishment of the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) in 1958 which assumed all of their functions. The FAA became a part of the Department of Transportation by an act of October 15, 1966, and was redesignated the Federal Aviation Administration.

Records Description

Dates: 1944-79
Volume: 118 cubic feet

Records of the Pacific-Asia Regional Office, Honolulu, 1944-79, serving the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Ocean area. The records relate to the establishment, construction, and alteration of facilities; installation and repair of electronic equipment; and general administration and operations, and the restoration of facilities on Wake Island after typhoon Olive in 1952. The records consist of correspondence, issuances, memorandums, reports, and telegrams. Nontextual records include engineering drawings interfiled with textual records.

Records of the Civil Aeronautics Authority International District Office, San Francisco International Airport, 1947-56. The records document accident investigations, approach procedures, inspections, and other aspects of FAA activity. Included are correspondence, issuances, and reports.

Finding Aids

Descriptions and box contents lists for some series.

Records of the Office of the Housing Expediter (RG 252)

Administrative History

A Housing Expediter was appointed in the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion by the President on December 12, 1945, to plan, coordinate, and expedite postwar housing programs. The Expediter was authorized by an Executive order in January 1946 to plan and coordinate a veterans' housing program. The Office of the Housing Expediter, which had been authorized by an act of Congress of May 22, 1946, was terminated by an Executive order of July 31, 1951, and its functions were transferred to the Economic Stabilization Agency and the Housing and Home Finance Agency.

Records Description

Dates: 1942-53
Volume: 227 cubic feet

Records of Region VIII, San Francisco, 1942-53, serving at various times Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The records relate primarily to rent control including computation of rent based on accommodations, equipment, and services; inspection of dwelling units; litigation of rent cases; termination of rent control; and general administration and public relations. Included are advisory board minutes, case files, clippings, correspondence, issuances, and narrative and statistical reports. Nontextual records consist of a separate series of photographs relating to the reconstruction of Tanforan Race Track, San Bruno, California.

Records of the following California field offices:
  • Alameda County area rent office;
  • Fresno district office;
  • Richmond-Vallejo area rent office;
  • Sacramento area rent office;
  • San Francisco area rent office.
The records document activities of local rent advisory boards and include correspondence, minutes, rent case files, and reports.

Finding Aids

  • Series title list.
  • Descriptions and box contents lists for some series.

Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (RG 255)

Administrative History

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was preceded by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), created by an act of March 3, 1915. The principal activities of the Committee were the scientific study of flight and aeronautical research and experiment. The Committee was terminated by an act of July 29, 58, that created NASA and transferred to it committee functions and records.

Records Description

Dates: 1939-88
Volume: 1,025 cubic feet

Records of Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, 1939-88. The records document theoretical and applied research and testing related to aeronautics and space technology. Subjects include aerodynamics, airframe problems, flight simulation, high-performance aircraft technology, instrument development, satellite re-entry, and wing de-icing, as well as wind-tunnel tests of aircraft such as the P-51 Mustang and P-38 Lightning, and development of space programs such as Pioneer and Voyager. Records relating to project proposals and authorizations, work of NACA and NASA committees on which Ames staff served, and general administrative matters are also included. The records are primarily central files, consisting of correspondence, data sheets, minutes of meetings, memorandums, specifications, and technical reports. Nontextual records include artwork, engineering drawings, and photographs interfiled with textual records.

Finding Aids

Descriptions and folder title lists for some series.

Restrictions
Access to some files or portions of documents may be restricted due to national security classification.

Records of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (RG 265)

Administrative History

The Foreign Funds Control, a predecessor of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, was established in the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury in April 1940 to administer functions assigned to the Secretary. Through a system of licenses, rulings, and other "freezing" regulations, the control functioned as part of the Government's financial warfare program to prevent enemy-dominated countries or their nationals from using frozen assets. It administered import controls on enemy assets and wartime restrictions on trade with the enemy, participated in administering the "Proclaimed List of Certain Blocked Nationals," and took censuses of foreign-owned assets in the United States and American-owned assets abroad. The Office of Foreign Assets Control was established as a separate office under the Assistant Secretary for International Affairs in 1962. The Office administers the foreign assets control program and Cuban assets control regulations, which block Communist Chinese, North Korean, North Vietnamese, and Cuban assets in the United States and prohibit unlicensed trade and financial transactions on behalf of those countries.

Records Description

Dates: 1941-46
Volume: 47 cubic feet

Records of Foreign Funds Control, Office of the Governor of Hawaii. The records relate to property owned by Japanese- and German-Americans and foreign nationals who were sent to detention and relocation centers during World War II; property owned by nationals or businesses of enemy nations or enemy-controlled areas, primarily Japan, but also Germany and other countries; and licenses issued to foreign nationals to engage in specific foreign exchange transactions such as purchasing goods, raising employees' wages, and selling land. Included are applications, correspondence, indexes, internee report forms, property report forms, and special licenses.

Finding Aids

  • Series title list.
  • Box contents lists.
  • Indexes to internee report forms, property report forms, and special licenses to engage in foreign transactions.

General Records of the General Services Administration (RG 269)

Administrative History

The General Services Administration (GSA) was established as an independent agency by the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of June 30, 1949. The act consolidated and transferred to GSA certain real and personal property and related functions formerly assigned to various agencies. Its purpose is to provide an economical and efficient system for managing Government property and services, including such activities as constructing and operating buildings, procuring and distributing supplies, disposing of surplus property, managing traffic and communications, and stockpiling strategic and critical materials.

Records Description

Dates: 1943-80
Volume: 35 cubic feet

Records of the Regional Counsel, Region 9, San Francisco, 1943-59. The records relate to the disposal of Federal property (such as airfields, army training camps, defense plants, forts and other military installations, prisoner-of-war camps, and Veterans Administration hospitals) in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada. The records are case files, which include correspondence, deeds and other legal papers, property inventories, and site reports. Nontextual records include architectural drawings and maps interfiled with textual records. See RG 121, RG270, and RG 291 for related records.

Records of the Comptroller, Region 9, San Francisco, 1943-63, relating to the disposal of Basic Magnesium, Inc., property in Nevada, and Howard Hughes's HK-1 flying boat known as the Spruce Goose. They include contracts and other legal papers, correspondence, memorandums, property inventories, and site reports. Nontextual records include architectural drawings and maps interfiled with textual records.

Records of the Comptroller, Region 9, San Francisco, 1969-80, relating to expenses associated with President Richard M. Nixon and the "Western White House" at San Clemente, California, such as maintenance and repairs. Included are correspondence, invoices, purchase orders, receipts, and vouchers.

Records of the Regional Administrator, Region 9, San Francisco, 1950-73. The records relate to Project Cristianitos, which involved the development of San Onofre State Beach adjacent to President Nixon's San Clemente residence, 1972-73, and to GSA structure and organization, 1950-64. Included are correspondence, memorandums, organization charts, and statements of purpose. Nontextual records include separate series of maps and architectural and engineering plans relating to Project Cristianitos; additional drawings and maps are interfiled with textual records.

Records of Region 9, San Francisco, relating to disposal of Alcatraz Island, 1961-73. The records relate to appraisal, maintenance, inquiries and proposals for use, requests to visit, and occupation by Native Americans from 1969 to 1971. Included are clippings, correspondence, and investigative and site reports. Nontextual records consist of interfiled maps and photographs.

Finding Aids

  • Draft inventory (1997).
  • For records of the Regional Counsel: folder title list for real property disposal case files (on database).

Restrictions
Access to some files or portions of documents is restricted due to privacy and law enforcement concerns.

Records of the War Assets Administration (RG 270)

Administrative History

The War Assets Administration (WAA) was established in the Office for Emergency Management by Executive order on March 25, 1946. The chief WAA function was the disposal of surplus consumer, capital, and producer goods; industrial and maritime real property; and airports and aircraft located in the United States and its territories. The WAA was abolished by an act of June 30, 1949, and its functions were transferred to the newly created General Services Administration.

Records Description

Dates: 1946-49
Volume: 59 cubic feet

Records of the Office of Real Property Disposal, Washington, DC, relating to sites in California, Hawaii, and Nevada. The records document disposal of surplus real property, such as airports, defense plants, housing projects, naval and military sites, and war relocation camps. They consist of case files, which may contain applications for public use; bids and invitations; correspondence; determination of surplus; documents relating to the care of property pending disposition; easements and deeds; inspections and appraisal reports; notices of availability; reports of excess; requests for property, including authorizations and approval of disposition; and donation, exchange, lease, transfer, and use permit and assignment; and sales documents. Nontextual records consist of architectural drawings, maps, and photographs interfiled with textual records. See RG 121, RG 269 and RG 291 for related records.

Finding Aids

  • Draft inventory (1997).
  • Folder title list (on database).

Records of the U.S. Courts of Appeals (RG 276)

Administrative History

The courts of appeals are intermediate courts created by an act of March 3, 1891, to relieve the Supreme Court of considering appeals in cases originally decided by Federal courts. They are empowered to review final and certain interlocutory decisions of district courts (see RG 21) except where the law provides for direct review by the Supreme Court. They also review orders of Federal administrative bodies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.

Records Description

Dates: 1891-1986
Volume: 4,411 cubic feet

Records of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, San Francisco. The records document appeals of cases heard by lower Federal courts in Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, the Mariana Islands, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Included are admiralty law, land use, and mining and mineral resources cases. Some notable cases involved the "Birdman of Alcatraz" Robert Stroud, labor leader Harry Bridges, kidnapper Caryl Chessman, Walt Disney, the Luckenbach shipping line, and Iva Togura D'Aquino ("Tokyo Rose"). Also included are records of judicial conference proceedings. The records consist of briefs, case files, minutes, opinions, and transcripts. Nontextual records include maps, photographs, and plans interfiled with textual records. See RG 21 and RG 118 for related records.

Finding Aids

  • Draft inventory (1997).
  • Folder title list for printed case proceedings, 1891-1903.
  • An index to the case files is maintained by the Clerk of the Court.

Records of the Government of American Samoa (RG 284)

Administrative History

Under the 1899 Treaty of Berlin the seven eastern islands of Samoa were designated a U.S. possession. The treaty was ratified by the U.S. Senate on February 16, 1900. An Executive order placed American Samoa under control of the Department of the Navy and directed the Secretary of the Navy to take necessary steps to establish U.S. authority and give the islands protection. U.S. naval control of American Samoa lasted until an Executive order of June 29, 1951, transferred control to the Department of the Interior. In 1960, the Secretary of the Interior approved a constitution for American Samoa.

Records Description

Dates: 1900-66
Volume: 206 cubic feet

Records of the Office of the Governor, 1900-61. The records relate to naval and civil administration and daily government operations; laws and regulations; activities of the consultative legislature (Fono); and government affairs, including citizenship, copra sales, customs receipts, education, licensing, local politics, public health, public works, taxation, and vital statistics. The records consist of correspondence, issuances, legislative proceedings, memorandums, reports, and speeches. Nontextual records include a separate series of color plates of designs for the Samoan flag.

Records of the High Court and its predecessor, the Office of the Secretary of Native Affairs, 1900-66. The records relate to administrative and judicial matters, such as civil and criminal cases; censuses; oil production; immigration and naturalization; village affairs, including regulations and conduct of officials; and war damage claims. The records consist of case files, census returns, correspondence, decisions, issuances, petitions, proceedings, and reports.

Records of the Office of the Attorney General, 1900-65. The records relate to administrative and law enforcement functions, including civil and criminal investigations; commission and board activities; district and village matters; general government affairs; immigration and emigration; prisons and prisoners; and microfilm I27, Personnel Records: Register of Officers. The records include correspondence, investigative case files, issuances, proceedings, and transcripts.

Finding Aids

Peggy Lowndes, comp., Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Government of American Samoa (1976).

Related Microfilm Publications

T1182, Records of the Government of American Samoa, 1900-58; I22, Selected Records of Genealogical Importance from the Government of American Samoa.

Restrictions
Access to some files and portions of documents may be restricted due to privacy concerns.

Records of the Federal Property Resources Service (RG 291)

Administrative History

The Federal Property Resources Service (FPRS) was established by the Administrator of General Services on July 18, 1978, to manage real and personal property and critical stockpile disposal. Its predecessor, the Property Management and Disposal Service (PMDS), had served the same functions until it was abolished and its duties dispersed among several agencies in 1973. The PMDS was created in 1966 to assume these disposal functions from the Defense Materials Service and the Utilization and Disposal Service.

Personal property disposal functions were transferred to the Federal Supply Service in 1982; critical stockpile disposal functions were transferred to the Defense Logistics Agency in 1988. Today FPRS manages the use and disposal of surplus Federal real property.

Records Description

Dates: 1961-67
Volume: 80 cubic feet

Records of the Property Management and Disposal Service, Region IX, San Francisco. The records relate to disposal of Federal property (such as light stations, military installations, post office sites, prisoner-of-war camps, and Veterans Administration hospitals) in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada. The records are primarily case files, which include correspondence, deeds, site reports, and title search reports. Nontextual records consist of architectural drawings, maps, and photographs interfiled with textual records. See RG 121, RG 269, and RG 270 for related records.

Finding Aids

  • Draft inventory (1997).
  • Folder title list (on database) of real property disposal case files.

Records of the Wage and Salary Stabilization Boards of the Economic Stabilization Agency (RG 293)

Administrative History

The Wage Stabilization Board was established by Executive Order 10161 of September 9, 1950, to control wages and salaries during the Korean War. In May 1951, a Salary Stabilization Board was created with authority over administrative, executive, and professional salaries. Wage controls were suspended February 6, 1953, and the boards were terminated April 30, 1953.

Records Description

Dates: 1951-53
Volume: 3 cubic feet

Records of Region 12, San Francisco, serving Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada. The records document board activities, procedures, and rulings on wage and fringe benefit adjustment cases. Included are labor market reports for Hawaii. The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, minutes, newspaper clippings, and press releases.

Finding Aids

Series list and folder title list.

Records of the Office of Price Stabilization (RG 295)

Administrative History

The Office of Price Stabilization was established within the Economic Stabilization Agency on January 24, 1951, to obtain voluntary compliance with measures to stabilize prices and to establish and administer price regulations during the Korean War. It worked through regional and district offices until it was abolished on June 30, 1953.

Records Description

Dates: 1951-53
Volume: 15 cubic feet

Records of the Region XII office, San Francisco, serving Arizona, California, and Nevada. The records document the community pricing program and ceiling prices for dry goods in Fresno, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Reno, Sacramento, and San Diego. Included are correspondence, price amendments, and posters.

Records of the Hawaii district, Honolulu. The records relate to the establishment of ceiling prices for commodities and services, implementation of ceiling price regulations, price differentials between Hawaii and the mainland, the Hawaiian economy, and administrative matters. Included are reports from district offices in Guam and other territorial possessions. The records include correspondence, issuances, and reports.

Finding Aids

Series list and folder title lists.

Related Microfilm Publications

T460, Defense History Program Studies Prepared During the Korean War Period.

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