Goldy, Daniel L. Papers

Dates: 1929-1969

Official with the Department of the Interior, 1947-1951; the Economic Cooperation Administration and Mutual Security Agency, 1951-1952; the Department of Labor, 1946-1947 and 1952-1958

The papers of Daniel L. Goldy document primarily his U.S. government service with the Department of Labor, the Department of the Interior, and the Mutual Security Agency during the Truman administration, and the Department of Commerce during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Goldy's areas of specialization in the positions he held during the Truman administration were employment services, resource management, and economic development; during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations they were economic development and export expansion. The collection is composed primarily of several subject files documenting Goldy's work in different agencies. About 25% of the collection documents Goldy's Truman administration positions, and about 40% his Kennedy and Johnson administration positions. Smaller amounts of material document his service in the U.S. Navy, with State agencies in Illinois and New Jersey, in the Department of Labor during the Eisenhower administration, and his business and personal affairs.

See also Oral History

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 59 linear feet, 11 linear inches (about 110,000 pages)
Access: Open, with the exception that a few documents have been closed in accordance with the requirements of the Executive Order governing the administration of classified information.
Copyright: Daniel L. Goldy donated his copyright interest in any unpublished writings in this collection or in any other collection in the possession of the United States Government to the people of the United States. In addition, documents prepared by United States Government employees in the course of their official duties are also in the public domain. Copyright interest in documents that do not fall in the above two categories is presumed to remain with the writers of the documents.
Processed by: Dennis Bilger, Raymond H. Geselbracht, Anita Smith, Sharie Simon, Randy Sowell, and Monica Milliren (1994); Jan Davis and David Clark (2016).

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1915

 

Born, Butler, New Jersey

1936

 

A.B. and work completed for M.A., University of Wisconsin

1936-37

 

Graduate Student, University of Chicago

1936-37

 

Apprentice to the Director and Consultant, the American Public Welfare Association

1937-41

 

Executive Assistant and Assistant Commissioner, Division of Placement and Unemployment Compensation, Illinois Department of Labor

1941-42

 

Assistant Regional Director for Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky, Office of Defense, Health and Welfare

1942-43

 

Assistant Regional Director for Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky, War Manpower Commission

1943-46

 

Served in the U.S. Navy, assigned to offices overseeing war production and civilian personnel and industrial relations programs

1946-47

 

Special Assistant to the Director of the United States Employment Service

1947-49

 

Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Interior (1947-48) and Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior (1948-49), supervising the activities of the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Mines, the Geological Survey, and the National Park Service

1949-51

 

Pacific Northwest Regional Administrator, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior

1951-52

 

Deputy Director, Labor Division for Europe, Economic Cooperation Administration

1952-58

 

Regional Director for the Pacific Northwest Region, Bureau of Employment Security, Department of Labor

1955-59

 

General partner, Mountain Fir Lumber Company, Oregon

1958-59

 

Regional Director for the region including New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, Bureau of Employment Security, Department of Labor

1959

 

Assistant Commissioner for Employment and Manpower, New Jersey Department of Labor and Industry; member, Migrant Labor Board

1959-61

 

Vice President, Pacific Northern Lumber Co., Alaska and Oregon

1961

 

Deputy Administrator, Area Redevelopment Administration, Department of Commerce

1962-63

 

Administrator, Business and Defense Services Administration, Department of Commerce; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Business Domestic and International

1964-65

 

President's National Export Expansion Coordinator; Executive Director, Cabinet Committee on Export Expansion

1965-68

 

Vice President, International Systems and Controls Corp; President, ISC World Trade Corp.

1969-76

 

President and Director, International Systems and Controls Corp.; President, Investors Counsel, Capital Shares, Inc.

1971-76

 

Director, regional vice chairman, chairman of the international committee, chairman of the Task Force on World Shortages, and other offices, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

1971-77

 

Member of the Advisory Council to the U.S. Cabinet Committee on Japan/U.S. Economic Relations

1972-77

 

Director, Otis Elevator Company

1974-77

 

Member, European Community/U.S. Businessman's Council

1975-

 

Member, President's Advisory Council on Trade Negotiations

1976-79

 

Director, Oregon Department of Economic Development

1979-

 

Consulting Economist

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Daniel L. Goldy document primarily his U.S. government service with the Department of Labor, the Department of the Interior, and the Mutual Security Agency during the Truman administration, and the Department of Commerce during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Goldy's areas of specialization in the positions he held during the Truman administration were employment services, resource management, and economic development; during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations they were economic development and export expansion. About 25% of the collection documents Goldy's Truman administration positions, and about 40% his Kennedy and Johnson administration positions. Smaller amounts of material document his service in the U.S. Navy, with State agencies in Illinois and New Jersey, in the Department of Labor during the Eisenhower administration, and his career as a businessman involved in the lumber industry in the Pacific Northwest. Goldy's brief assignment early in his career with the Office of Defense, Health and Welfare and the War Manpower Commission are apparently not documented in the collection, nor is his service from 1976 to 1979 as director of the Oregon Department of Economic Development.

The collection is divided into ten series. The small Illinois Department of Labor File relates to Goldy's work with the Division of Placement and Unemployment Compensation from 1937 to 1941. Another small series, the Department of the Navy File, gives some insight into Goldy's wartime work on procurement for that department.

The Department of Labor File has three subseries. The United States Employment Service File includes information on the appointment of an advisory council for the agency, employment services for veterans, labor legislation, and reconversion. The Bureau of Employment Security, Pacific Northwest File has information, primarily, dating from 1952 to 1958, about economic development, labor-management relati