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Records of the Commodity Credit Corporation

(Record Group 161)

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  • 161.1 Administrative History
  • 161.2 Records of the Commodity Credit Corporation 1933-88

161.1 Administrative History

Established: In the Department of Agriculture as a federally chartered corporation, effective July 1, 1948, by the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act (62 Stat. 1070), June 29, 1948.

Predecessor Agencies:
  • Commodity Credit Corporation (1933-48)
Functions: Administers price support and commodity production programs in cooperation with the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service and the Foreign Agricultural Service.

Finding Aids: Norman D. Moore, comp., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Commodity Credit Corporation," NC 98 (Feb. 1965).

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Commodity Credit Corporation in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.

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161.2 Records of the Commodity Credit Corporation

History: Established as an independent agency, October 17, 1933, under the laws of the State of Delaware, by authority of EO 6340, October 16, 1933. Transferred to the Department of Agriculture by Reorganization Plan No. I of 1939, effective July 1, 1939; to the Administration of Food Production and Distribution by EO 9322, March 26, 1943, renamed War Food Administration by EO 9334, April 19, 1943; to Office of Secretary of Agriculture by EO 9577, June 29, 1945, terminating War Food Administration; to the Production and Marketing Administration by Secretary of Agriculture's Memorandum 1118, August 18, 1945. Received federal charter, 1948. See 161.1.

Textual Records: Central files, 1933-43 (792 ft.), with indexes (228 ft.). Docket files, 1944-88. Minutes of meetings of the board of directors, 1933- 88. State Department cables, 1939-41, concerning the 1939 United States-United Kingdom Cotton-Rubber Exchange Agreement. Samples of program records, 1939-48. Records of War Hemp Industries, Incorporated, including incorporation and dissolution documents; minutes of meetings of its board of directors; and records relating to the War Hemp Program of the Department of Agriculture, 1942-47.

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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