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White House Executive Clerk Reading Papers, White House Central Files, 01/20/1969 - 08/09/1974
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Description
This series consists of copies of Presidential memoranda sent to the heads of departments and agencies during the Nixon Administration. These memorandums were a reference set kept by John Ratchford, White House Executive Clerk, until his retirement and span the entire Nixon Presidency.
Background
The Executive Clerk was responsible for the preparation and disposition of all official Presidential documents, such as nominations submitted to the U.S. Senate, commissions of appointment, acceptance of resignations, executive orders, proclamations, messages to Congress, and memorandums from the President to units of the Executive Branch. In addition, the Executive Clerk served as the official point of receipt for formal documents from the Congress.
Extent
10 linear inches; 2 boxes
Restrictions
Most government records are in the public domain; however, this series includes commercial materials, such as newspaper clippings, that may be subject to copyright restrictions. Researchers should contact the copyright holder for information.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Some materials may be unavailable based upon categories of materials exempt from public release established in the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974.