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Preliminary Inventory of the United States. Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government Records
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Description
Correspondence, reports, minutes, press releases, and printed matter, relating to rationalization of the organization of the executive branch of the United States government. Includes records of the second Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government (1953-1955).
Background
The First Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government, chaired by former President Herbert Hoover, was established by act of July 7, 1947 (61 Stat. 246). The commission studied and investigated the organization and methods of operation of the Executive branch of the federal government, and recommended organization changes to promote economy, efficiency, and improved service. Operating through functional area task forces, it submitted numerous full commission and individual task force reports to Congress. The final report, published as Concluding Report: Report to Congress, May 1949, included an index to previously submitted reports. The commission was terminated June 12, 1949, as provided in the enabling legislation.
Extent
36 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box 15.9 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.