Guide to Federal Records

Records of the National Council on Marine Resources and

(Record Group 303)

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Table of Contents

  • 303.1 Administrative History
  • 303.2 Records of the Council 1965-71

303.1 Administrative History

Established: In the Executive Office of the President by the Marine Resources and Engineering Development Act of 1966 (80 Stat. 203), June 17, 1966.

Functions: Provided advice and assistance to the President in developing a national marine science and technology program.

Abolished: April 30, 1971, by failure of appropriations.

Successor Agencies: Office of Science and Technology, pursuant to Presidential letter, May 28, 1971.

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

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the National Council on Marine Resources and Engineering Development in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.

303.2 Records of the Council

History: Consisted of the Vice President (chairman); Secretaries of State, Commerce, Transportation, the Interior, the Navy, and Health, Education, and Welfare; Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission; and Director of the National Science Foundation. Staff work performed by an executive secretariat. Initially funded for two years; appropriation renewed, 1968 and 1969. Terminated, 1971. SEE 303.1.

Textual Records: Correspondence, 1966-69, 1971. Minutes of meetings, 1966-70. Contract files, 1966-69, 1971. Congressional hearings files, 1966-70. Administrative files, 1967-70. Press releases and informational issuances, 1965-69. Administrative history files, 1966-68. Reference materials, 1966-70.

Photographs: Visits and meetings of Vice President Hubert Humphrey, 1966-68 (HV, 199 images). Oceanographic activities, 1967 (M, 41 images).

Color Slides: Marine and oceanographic activities, 1966-69 (S, 303 images).

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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