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Records of Temporary Committees, Commissions and Boards: Records of the President's Materials Policy Commission (Record Group 220)

1951-1952

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Processed by: Erwin J. Mueller (1964); David Clark (2013).

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN: General Records (A-W)

Box 1

  • Administration
  • Budget and accounting
  • Consultations with representatives from industry-labor
  • Contracts
  • Domestic resources
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Foreign resources
  • Forestry
  • Land reclamation
  • Materials, general
  • Meetings
  • Metals and minerals, general
  • National Security Resources Board
  • Organization and functions
  • Personnel
  • Petroleum
  • Policy issues
  • Preparation, printing and distribution of report
  • Production materials
  • Public relations
  • Questionnaires to industry
  • Reports - progress reports
  • Reports to chairman, general
  • Requests for comments in drafts
  • Rubber
  • Technology
  • Water resources

OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN: Reading File (January 22, 1951-June 28, 1952)

  • Reading File - Mr. Pauley - Dr. Mason

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY: Administrative File

Box 2

  • Atomic energy review
  • Coal products - as raw material for chemical industry
  • Comments on drafts
  • Commodities
  • Conferences - committees and meetings
  • Conferences - committees and meetings - Commission meetings
  • Discovery techniques (National Research Council)
  • Economic waste
  • Editing, printing, and distribution
  • Energy
  • Files
  • Foreign resources
  • Letters of appreciation
  • Office of General Counsel
  • Partial sources of mailing list

Box 3

  • Paley report interviews
  • PMPC - distribution plans - mailing lists
  • PMPC - progress reports
  • PMPC - press plans
  • PMPC - budgets
  • PMPC - drafts of forewords, acknowledgments, history, etc.
  • PMPC - Commission meetings
  • PMPC - drafts on organization chapter
  • Personnel

Box 4

  • Publicity
  • Questionnaires
  • Receipts for material returned
  • Requests for information
  • Review meetings - forest products - metals - minerals
  • Review procedure
  • Requirements for materials
  • Security
  • Source material
  • Statistics
  • Stock-piling
  • Technology
  • Technology - Battelle Reports
  • Transmittal of materials to members of Commission
  • Transmittal of materials to staff

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY: Proceedings of Commission Meetings - (March 29-April 4, 1951)

Box 5

  • Conference report - (March 29) - copy #1
  • Conference report - (March 29) - copy #3
  • Transcript of proceedings - March 30, 1951 (3 copies)
  • Transcript of proceedings - April 4, 1951 (2 copies)

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY: Proceedings of Commission Meetings - (April 9-November 2, 1951)

Box 6

  • Transcript of proceedings - April 9, 1951 (2 copies)
  • Transcript of proceedings - May 10, 1951 (3 copies) - morning session
  • Transcript of proceedings - May 10, 1951 (3 copies) - afternoon session
  • Discussion with Messrs. Geo. and Alan Bateman - Oct. 4 (4 copies)
  • Commodity meeting on manganese and tin - October 15
  • Meeting with Department of Interior officials - November 2 (2 copies)
  • PMPC meeting - April 9
  • Liquid fuels meeting - November 2

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY: Proceedings of Commission Meetings - (November 16-December 12, 1951)

Box 7

  • Transcript - National Security Resources Board - December 11 (2 copies)
  • Minerals and metals meeting - December 12 (3 copies)
  • Commission meeting - November 16 (4 copies)

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY: Published Report, Digests, Press Releases

Box 8

  • Resources for Freedom (Vol. I) Foundations for Growth and Security - June 1952
  • Resources for Freedom (Vol. II) The Outlook for Key Commodities - June 1952
  • Resources for Freedom (Vol. III) The Outlook for Energy Sources - June 1952
  • Resources for Freedom (Vol. IV) The Promise of Technology - June 1952
  • Resources for Freedom (Vol. III) Selected Reports to the Commission - June 1952
  • Summary of Vol. 1 - Materials Policy Commission
  • Press release: biographical summaries of the Commissioners
  • Excerpts from the report (Vol. I)
  • Summary on foreign resources (Vol. I)
  • Selected reports to the Commission (Vol. I)
  • The outlook for energy sources

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY: Processed Documents

Box 9

  • Letter to Paley from President Truman - January 22, 1951 (PMPC) - press release
  • Preliminary listing of reports, documents, other sources - April 2, 1951
  • Program statement for fiscal year 1951
  • Questionnaire (minerals-metals) PMPC - May 18, 1951
  • Letter to Lyle Craine (Department Interior) re: reserves of principal minerals - March 24, 1951
  • Letter to Lyle Craine from P.H. Coombs - March 30, 1951
  • Letter to Lyle Craine signed Dr. Lovering, re: mineral deposits - April 16, 1951
  • PMPC organization chart - May 28, 1951
  • Letter to Lyle Craine - Spencer Summary Statistics - June 5, 1951
  • Letter to Lyle Craine from Philip H. Coombs re: acknowledgment of receipt report, Metals and Minerals - July 19, 1951
  • Letter to Mr. Alexander (April 12, 1951) from Lyle E. Craine, Acting Director, Program Staff Department of Interior
  • "It's Later Than you Think" - Coombs to staff - July 3, 1951
  • Relation of production materials to economic growth and security
  • Schedule for conferences with General Motors representatives - Abrahamson PMPC - July 13, 1951
  • Corporation depletion statistics (PMPC), 1948-1949
  • Letter to M.W. Boyer from P. Coombs (PMPC) - July 17, 1951
  • Memo to staff (August 3, 1951) Coombs, re: broad dimensions of the PMPC's job
  • Standard outline for final commodity reports - August 8, 1951
  • Memo to PMPC staff from Philip Coombs - November 21, 1951
  • Memo to PMPC staff from Mr. Ackerman, re: Mr. Coombs new appointment - October 29, 1951
  • Reminder regarding care and handling of classified material - Ackerman memo to PMPC staff - October 13, 1951
  • Eric Hodgin memo to PMPC staff writers (draft three)-September 29, 1951
  • Coombs memo to PMPC staff, re: revision of 1st draft and schedule of Commission meetings - September 13, 1951
  • Coombs memo to all PMPC secretaries - September 6, 1951
  • McConnel memo to PMPC secretaries - August 22, 1951
  • Coombs memo to staff, re: administrative arrangements concerning technology area - July 18, 1951
  • Coombs-Hodgins memo to PMPC staff - July 31, 1951
  • First specifications for uniform typing style on monographs and manuscripts (O'Connell, July 13, 1951)
  • Listing of reports, documents, other sources (Supplement #4), May 21, 1951
  • Listing of reports, documents, other sources (Supplement #3), April 30, 1951
  • Listing of reports, documents, other sources (Supplement #2), April 20, 1951
  • Memo to new staff members - availability of background of material - April 23, 1951
  • Long-run problems relating to the procurement and expansion of foreign supplies (materials) - March 13, 1951
  • Agenda for meeting on foreign resources - February 27, 1951
  • Agenda for first meeting of PMPC - January 30, 1951
  • Minutes - President's Materials Policy Commission No. 2 - February 13, 1951
  • Biographical summaries

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY: Preliminary Drafts of Report (Domestic Resources Group)

Box 10

  • Functions of domestic resources group (draft) - April 18, 1951
  • Foreign interests and attitudes on the development of their material resources - July 4, 1951
  • The place of the U.S. in the free world's forest economy
  • Premium price plan as an incentive device
  • Direct incentives for the mineral industries - September 19, 1951
  • Tentative summary of answers to questionnaire on forest resources and products
  • Domestic materials policy (E.S. Mason) - May 8, 1951
  • Outline of work program for the domestic resources policy group
  • Clarifications of commodity reports needed by the domestic resources group (Fritz) - June 12, 1951
  • Production level and organization of U.S. agriculture in 1975 - July 5, 1951
  • Manufacturing methods - processing requirements for fertilizers - K.D. Jacobs - June 22, 1951
  • Technically qualified government personnel on commodities except fuels, June 11, 1951
  • Problems and objectives of domestic resources policy (Fritz) - July 10, 1951
  • Questionnaire on forest resources and products - July 1951
  • U.S. and world (reserves - potential) sources of minerals and selected metals - June 1951
  • Assignment 5 - minerals - protection of resources in place (staff study)
  • Losses of minerals in milling, smelting, refining (staff study #7)
  • Depletion and expensing in the minerals industries (2 folders)
  • Direct incentives for the mineral industries - September 13, 1951
  • Direct incentives for the mineral industries - September 19, 1951
  • Coal reserves
  • Petroleum and natural gas reserves
  • Water
  • Policy paper on black report on land productivity
  • Outline for project - U.S. Forest Products Laboratory (J.C. Rettie)
  • Problems relating to non-renewable domestic resources

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY: Preliminary Drafts of Report Arranged According to PMPC Organization

Box 11

  • Energy Resources - Use of atomic energy for electric power
  • Energy Resources - Technological developments arising from the Atomic Energy Commission program
  • Energy Resources - Discovery and exploration of the atom
  • Energy Resources - By-product materials of atomic energy
  • Energy Resources - Atomic Energy Commission materials demands
  • Energy Resources - Direct incentives for exploration and discovery of atomic power
  • Energy Resources - Agenda for presentation by Atomic Energy Commission
  • Energy Resources - major problems and issues
  • Foreign Resources - Foreign resources area - working outline (Frank Mikesell)
  • Foreign Resources - Preliminary draft for foreign resources
  • Foreign Resources - Tin study - H. Kahn
  • Foreign Resources - Major policy questions in foreign resources area (Mikesell)
  • Foreign Resources - Information required by the Foreign Resources Group from the commodity specialists
  • Foreign Resources - Foreign interests and attitudes toward the development of their material resources (R.F. Mikesell)
  • Foreign Resources - Summary of current experience of the international materials conference
  • Foreign Resources - Obstacles to U.S. private investment (Nicholas)
  • Foreign Resources - Miscellaneous strategic materials (Taristcheff)
  • Foreign Resources - Foreign resources area projects - April 9, 1951
  • Foreign Resources - Long-run problems relating to the procurement and expansion of foreign supplies of materials
  • Foreign Resources - Agenda for meeting on foreign resources - February 27, 1951
  • Legal Resources - Topics of special interest to Office of General Counsel for inclusion in commodity reports
  • Legal Resources - Revision of mining law essential to encourage new exploration - development (C. Martz)
  • Legal Resources - Memo to PMPC staff from Max Isenbergh - April 9, 1951
  • Security and Market Policy - Security outline (Huntsberger) - June 27, 1951
  • Security and Market Policy - Market policy outline - June 5, 1951
  • Security and Market Policy - The materials position of the Soviet bloc (E. Ames)
  • Security and Market Policy - Assumptions on long-range market prospects for materials (Knorr)
  • Security and Market Policy - Stable markets as a long run objective (Gideonese)
  • Security and Market Policy - Monographs, staff studies, project papers of Security and Market Policy Division
  • Security and Market Policy - Problems of strategic stock piling (Mendershausen)
  • Security and Market Policy - Market policy issues - July 5, 1951
  • Security and Market Policy - Security assumptions and conclusions (Hunsberger)
  • Security and Market Policy - Security issues (S. & M. P. staff)
  • Security and Market Policy - Materials policy and enemy attack on the free world (Knorr)
  • Security and Market Policy - Buffer stocks outline (Knorr) - July 3, 1951
  • Security and Market Policy - Questions raised by Security and Market Policy staff to aid work of commodity specialists
  • Statistical Services - Spencer memo re: specify sources from statistical editorial staff
  • Technology - Technology group work schedule (R. Miller)
  • Technology - Some preliminary questions
  • Technology - Technical growth of metals to meet future needs (Clark)
  • Technology - Policy question in the technology area (Miller)
  • Technology - Commission meeting - agenda for technology - July 10, 1951
  • Technology - Chemicals and materials (Elias)
  • Technology - Technology draft (E. Hodgins) - May 30, 1951
  • Technology - Statement of PMPC Battelle project - May 8, 1951
  • Technology - Memo (R. Miller) to PMPC staff re: Battelle reports - October 3, 1951
  • Technology - Memo (R. Miller) to PMPC staff - (August 28) Battelle project
  • Technology - Outline for technology section of PMPC report (E. Hodgins)
  • Technology - Misc. (technology)

Box 12

  • General Analysis - Guide list - general references for commodity reports - June 1, 1951
  • General Analysis - Plan for handling commodity studies
  • General Analysis - Memo: to commodity reporters and other interested parties - June 26, 1951
  • General Analysis - Bulletin: to commodity studies staff - October 25, 1951
  • General Analysis - Technically qualified government personnel on commodities (Fritz)
  • General Analysis - Guidance notes for commodity studies (Alexander) - May 31, 1951
  • General Analysis - Commodity coverage (Alexander)
  • General Analysis - Guidance notes for commodity studies, No. 2
  • General Analysis - Guidance notes for commodity studies, No. 3
  • General Analysis - Checklist of c