Anderson, Clinton P. Papers

Dates: 1945-1956

Secretary of Agriculture, 1945-1948; U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1949-1973

The papers of Clinton P. Anderson consist of correspondence, reports, memoranda, prepared statements, newspaper clippings, printed publications, and materials related to domestic and foreign agricultural issues, as well as other items concerning food shortages, production, allocation, distribution, and consumption.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 6 linear feet.
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in this material and in any other material received by the U.S. government and maintained in a depository administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Documents created by U.S. government officials in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: John T. Curry, 1963; Lindsay Closterman (2023).


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1895 (October 23)

 

Born, Centerville, South Dakota

1913-1915

 

Attended Dakota Wesleyan University

1915-1916

 

Attended University of Michigan

1921 (June 22)

 

Married Henrietta McCartney

1925-1963

 

Owner, Clinton P. Anderson Agency

1933-1934

 

Treasurer, State of New Mexico

1935

 

Administrator, New Mexico Relief Administration

1935-1936

 

Field Representative, Federal Emergency Relief Administration

1936-1938

 

Chairman and Executive Director, Unemployment Compensation Commission of New Mexico

1939-1940

 

Managing Director, United States Coronado Exposition Commission

1941-1945

 

U.S. Representative, New Mexico

1945-1948

 

Secretary of Agriculture

1949-1973

 

U.S. Senator, New Mexico

1963-1972

 

Chairman, Aeronautical and Space Sciences Committee

1975 (November 11)

 

Died, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Clinton P. Anderson consist of correspondence, reports, printed materials, newspaper clippings, and other items concerning food shortages and allocation, famine relief, price control, and various agricultural issues.

The collection is arranged in eight series. The first series, the Alphabetical Correspondence File, contains correspondence and newspaper clippings related to agricultural and food issues, sent by Secretary Anderson’s friends and acquaintances, as well as officials and members of the public.

The second series, the Official Correspondence File, makes up most of the collection. It contains correspondence, memoranda, copies of statements by officials, reports, meeting minutes, summaries of operations, newspaper clippings, printed items, and other materials related to agriculture, food shortages and allocation, price control, and famine, among other issues.

The third series is the Personal File, which contains correspondence, drafts of congressional bills and statements by officials, court documents, newspaper clippings, and other items regarding Secretary Anderson’s personal engagements, travel, and club memberships, and other personal matters.

The fourth series, the Agricultural Department File, contains correspondence, summary reports, printed materials, newspaper clippings, prepared statements, press releases, and other items related to departmental activities and goals.

The fifth series is the Appointments File. This series consists of the daily appointment schedule of Secretary Anderson, including travel itineraries. For each year represented, there is a list of his daily appointments, as well as a name index of individuals who met with Secretary Anderson.

The sixth series, the China - Famine Relief File, contains reports, prepared statements, questionnaires, and other materials related to famine relief efforts in China, including food shortages and the transport of food and supplies.

The seventh series, the International Emergency Food Council File, contains reports of the International Emergency Food Council (IEFC), drafts of congressional bills, correspondence, a committee roster, and other items regarding price recontrol, food and coal shortages and allocations, and internal council matters.

The eighth and final series in the collection is the Subject File. It contains a variety of reports, prepared statements, memoranda, meeting agendas, printed materials, newspaper clippings, charts, and other materials related to food production, shortages, allocation, and consumption, as well as other agricultural issues.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.

 

Series

1-3

  ALPHABETICAL CORRESPONDENCE FILE, 1945-1948
Correspondence and newspaper clippings from friends, acquaintances, officials, and members of the public, related to agricultural issues. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent’s last name.

4-11

  OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE FILE, 1945-1948
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, copies of statements by officials, meeting minutes, summaries of operations, newspaper clippings, printed materials, and other items related to agriculture, food shortages and allocation, price control, and famine. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

12

  PERSONAL FILE, 1945-1948
Correspondence, drafts of congressional bills and statements by officials, court documents, newspaper clippings, and other materials related to personal engagements, travel, club memberships, and various personal matters. Arranged alphabetically.

13

  AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT FILE - GENERAL, 1945-1949
Correspondence, summary reports, printed materials, newspaper clippings, prepared statements, press releases, and other items regarding departmental activities and goals. Arranged alphabetically.

14

  APPOINTMENTS FILE, 1945-1948
Daily appointment schedule of Secretary Anderson, including travel itineraries and a name index of individuals who met with the Secretary. Arranged chronologically.

14

  CHINA - FAMINE RELIEF FILE, 1946
Reports, prepared statements, questionnaires, and other items related to famine relief efforts in China, including food shortages and the transport of food and supplies. Arranged alphabetically.

15

  INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY FOOD COUNCIL FILE, 1946-1948
Reports of the International Emergency Food Council, drafts of congressional bills, correspondence, committee roster, and other items related to price recontrol, food and coal shortages and allocations, and global agricultural concerns. Arranged alphabetically.

15-16

  SUBJECT FILE, 1945-1956
Reports, prepared statements, memoranda, meeting agendas, printed materials, newspaper clippings, charts, and other materials regarding food production, shortages, allocation, and consumption. Arranged alphabetically.
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FOLDER TITLE LIST

ALPHABETICAL CORRESPONDENCE FILE, 1945-1948

Box 1

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H [1 of 2]

Box 2

  • H [2 of 2]
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L
  • M
  • Mc
  • N

Box 3

  • O
  • P
  • Q
  • R
  • S [1 of 2]
  • S [2 of 2]
  • T
  • U
  • V
  • W
  • X-Y-Z

OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE FILE, 1945-1948

Box 4

  • Agriculture, Secretaries of; Commissioners and Directors
  • Agriculture, pattern for
  • American Life Convention - Chicago, October 9, 1947
  • Anderson, Clinton P.
  • Andresen, August
  • Appropriations - 1947
  • Army - Navy - Defense
  • Candy
  • Cattle, Dairy and Breeder
  • Combined Food Board
  • Commodity Credit Corporation
  • Commodities in Short Supply

Box 5

  • Community Improvement
  • Confidential Reports - Latham White [1 of 2]
  • Confidential Reports - Latham White [2 of 2]
  • Consultants
  • Corn Investment Insurance
  • Crop Insurance
  • Dairy
  • Decontrol Material

Box 6

  • Distillers [1 of 2]
  • Distillers [2 of 2]
  • Economic Stabilization, Office of
  • Famine Emergency Committee Material
  • Farm Credit Administration
  • Fertilizer
  • Flax
  • Food Situation in Germany - 1946
  • Food Subsidies - Termination
  • Food Supplies from Latin America
  • Foot and Mouth - Publications, Charts, etc.

Box 7

  • Foot and Mouth Disease [1 of 2]
  • Foot and Mouth Disease [2 of 2]
  • Formosa and the Philippines
  • Future of Agriculture
  • Germany Trip (European Tour)
  • Grain [1 of 2]
  • Grain [2 of 2]
  • Grain Speculation [1 of 2]

Box 8

  • Grain Speculation [2 of 2]
  • Interdepartmental Memoranda, Miscellaneous
  • Interior, Department of - Controversies
  • Investigation, Office of
  • Linder, Tom
  • Market Break - February 1948 [1 of 2]
  • Market Break - February 1948 [2 of 2]
  • Meat
  • Memberships and Commissions
  • Memeographed Copies of Testimony

Box 9

  • Miscellaneous Reports
  • Oregon and California Lands
  • Packing Plants [1 of 2]
  • Packing Plants [2 of 2]
  • Peanuts
  • Personal
  • Personal Letters Written by Secretary
  • Potatoes
  • Press Reactions and Editorials
  • Price Control and Decontrol Material
  • Price Recontrol Bill - 1947 [1 of 2]

Box 10

  • Price Recontrol Bill - 1947 [2 of 2]
  • Production and Marketing Administration
  • Program and Policy Committee meetings
  • Rationing, Termination of
  • Reorganization of P.M.A.
  • Ronald, W.R.
  • Senate, Correspondence re Running for

Box 11

  • Slaughtering
  • Speeches, Miscellaneous
  • Stassen, Harold
  • Swearing-in Ceremonies
  • Trips
  • V-J Day, Report on USDA plans for
  • War Food Administration Investigation - Tarver Committee
  • War Production Board
  • White House

PERSONAL FILE, 1945-1948

Box 12

  • Air Lines Cases - Miscellaneous
  • Albright, Horace M.
  • Bohemian Club and Boy Scouts
  • Dakota Wesleyan University
  • Dreis, Hazel
  • Dunlap, Walter F.
  • Havana, Cuba trip
  • Hill, Grover
  • Hodges, Luther
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Hoover, Herbert
  • Lovett, Watson and Dodd
  • McFarland, John F.
  • Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District - 1945-1947
  • Political
  • Simms, Albert G.
  • Stanley, Dean
  • Wilson, Earl B.

AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT FILE - GENERAL, 1945-1949

Box 13

  • Andresen, August - re Commodity Transactions
  • Commodity Credit Corporation - Correspondence
  • Farm Policy, Testimony before Congressional Committees on Agriculture re
  • Judicial Officer, Summary report to the Secretary re Activities as "Schwellenbach" Officer by, 1945-1949
  • Legisla