Michael P. Balzano, Jr. was a White House Staff Assistant. He worked in the office of Charles W. Colson on labor and ethnic
matters. Balzano served as a liaison between the Nixon Administration and various segments of the population including labor
and Eastern European ethnic groups. These files are reflective of Balzano’s monitoring such concerns as ethnic representation
in government, busing, crime, patronage, Radio Free Europe, Eastern Europe, Nixon’s visit to the Soviet Union, Vietnam, the
Ethnic Studies Heritage Programs Act, and the Higher Education Act.
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