Webb, James E. Papers

1928-1980

Director, Bureau of the Budget, 1946-1949; Under Secretary of State, 1949-1952; Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1961-1968.
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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1

  • BUREAU OF THE BUDGET
  • General File
  • Civil Service Forms
  • Congratulatory letters re appointment as Budget Director A-E (1)
  • Congratulatory letters re appointment as Budget Director E-O (2)
  • Congratulatory letters re appointment as Budget Director P-Z (3)
  • Congratulatory letters to Mrs. James E. Webb re appointment as Budget Director (2 folders)

Box 2

  • Calendar July - December, 1946 (1)
  • Calendar January - June, 1947 (2)
  • Calendar July - December, 1947 (3)

Box 3

  • Calendar January - June, 1948 (4)
  • Calendar July, 1948 - January
  • Daily Diary - 1955
  • Daily Diary - 1959
  • Telephone calls, May 27, 1955 - December, 1958
  • The Visible Week (appointment book), 1957
  • The Visible Week (appointment book), 1958
  • Conference Notes (personal) October, 1946 - January, 1949

Box 4

  • Telephone calls and telegrams, August, 1946 - December, 1948
  • Press relations, January, 1947 - March, 1948
  • Invitations - general, October, 1947- January, 1949
  • Invitations - speaking engagements, October, 1947 - December, 1948
  • Notes of the director (miscellaneous)
  • Speeches
  • Speeches (general) other than delivered by Director, September 1946 - December 1948

Box 5

  • Speeches by James E. Webb and correspondence re speeches, March, 1941 - November, 1943
  • Speeches of the Director (general correspondence, material for new speeches, etc.) July, 1946 - April, 1948
  • Civil Service Assembly of the United States and Canada, New York, N.Y.; October 22, 1946
  • Federal Council of Administrative Management of Metropolitan New York, October 22, 1946
  • The Advancement of Management through Staff and Control Agencies, Washington, D.C., December 19, 1946
  • How the Federal Budget is Made, January 20, 1947, National Democratic Women's Club, Washington, D.C.
  • "Main Factors in Administrative Morale" Washington, D.C., February 24, 1947
  • "Institute in Small Business Enterprise", University of North Carolina, Aug. 29, 1947
  • "Inside the Budget," Shelby, N.C. Service clubs, Sept. 1, 1947
  • "The United States in the World Today, " Economic Club of New York, New York, N.Y., March 4, 1948

Box 6

  • Rotary Club of Washington D.C. March 10, 1948
  • "The Role of the Budget in the Democratic Process," April 23, 1948
  • "Some Aspects of the Federal Budget," Rittenhouse Club, Philadelphia, Pa., April 23, 1948
  • "The Federal Budget Process as a Part of American Democracy," University of North Carolina, April 28, 1948
  • National Association of State Budget Officers, May 14, 1948
  • First Joint Orientation Conference, National Military Establishment, Office of Secretary of Defense, Nov. 10, 1948
  • "Fiscal Coordination in our Federal-State System of Government, " 9th Biennial General Assembly of the States, Detroit, Mich., Dec. 2, 1948
  • Woodrow Wilson School of Commerce at Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. Dec. 6, 1948
  • "Opportunities for College Graduates in Public Service," Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., Dec. 6, 1948
  • Advisory Council on Federal Report, Dec. 9, 1948 A3-12.19
  • Travel File
  • Directors Travel (agenda, vouchers, T.R.s etc.), Sept. 1946 - Dec. 1948
  • Field Trip (1947)

Box 7

  • Organization and Administration - Bureau of the Budget
  • Staff Orientation Manual (Bureau of the Budget)
  • Director's memoranda to heads of departments and Agencies, Sept. 1946 - Nov. 1948
  • Consultant - Paul H. Appleby, March 1947 - Feb. 1949
  • Consultant - John B. Blandford, Aug. 1947 - Jan. 1948
  • Consultant - James H. Rowe, Jan. 1947 - Aug. 1958
  • Consultant - Walter Wilgus, June 1947 - Sept. 1948
  • Consultant - James T. Williams, April, 1947 - Oct. 1948
  • Office of the Director - Assistant Director, Jan. - April, 1948
  • Office of the Director - Staff Assistant to the Director, Sept. 1946 - Aug. 1948
  • Office of the Director - Assistant to the Director Lawton, Oct. 1946 - Jane. 1948
  • Office of the Director - Assistant to the Director French, Jan. - June 1948
  • Office of the Director - General Counsel, Aug. 1946
  • Bureau Divisions - Administrative Management Division, Aug. 1946 - Feb. 1948
  • Bureau Divisions - Estimate Division, Aug. 1946 - Nov. 1947
  • Bureau Divisions - Field Service, July 1947 - May 1948
  • Bureau Divisions - Advisory Council on Federal Reports, May 1954 - Oct. 1958
  • Bureau Divisions - Fiscal Division, Jan. - Dec. 1947
  • Bureau Divisions - Legislative Reference Division, Dec. 1946 - Apr. 1948
  • Bureau Divisions - Statistical Standards Division, Aug. 1947 - Feb. 1948

Box 8

  • Organization and Administration - White House
  • The President
  • Clark Clifford
  • Matthew J. Connelly
  • Charles Murphy
  • Charles Ross
  • John Steelman
  • Organization and Administration - Congress
  • Correspondence with Members of Congress, Feb. 1947 - Sept. 1948
  • Statement of Director before Joint Committee on Legislative Budget, Jan. 31, 1947
  • Testimony of Director before House Ways and Means Committee, Jan. 19, 1948
  • Work Papers

Box 9

  • Statement of Director before House Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments, on Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1948, Feb. 5, 1948
  • Statement of Director on Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1947
  • Statement of Director before Senate Finance Committee, March 1, 1948
  • Statement of Director before House Committee on Civil Service, April 14, 1943
  • Statement of Director or the Subcommittee on Independent Offices of the Senate Appropriations Committee
  • Statement of Director before the Subcommittee, Senate Post Office and Civil Service Committee, Established to Consider Increases in the Rate of Compensation of the Heads and Assistant Heads of Executive Departments and other Agencies, Dec. 13, 1948
  • Organization and Administration - Government agencies
  • Agriculture, Department of
  • Air Coordinating Committee
  • Air Force, Department of the
  • Air Policy Commission
  • Army, Department of the
  • Atomic Energy Commission
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Civil Aeronautics Administration
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Commerce, Department of
  • Council of Economic Advisors
  • Defense, Secretary of
  • European Cooperation Administration

Box 10

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Board of Hospitalization
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Federal Personnel
  • Federal Security Agency
  • Federal Reserve System
  • Federal Reserve System - Board of Governors
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • General Accounting Office
  • Interior, Department of the
  • International Revenue, Bureau of
  • Justice, Department of

Box 11

  • Labor, Department of - Secretary
  • Military Academy, U.S. (Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor)
  • National Security Resources Board
  • National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
  • Navy Department
  • Navy Department (Admiral Chester W. Nimitz)
  • Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government, Commission on the (Herbert Hoover)
  • Post Office Department (Robert Hannegan)
  • Reconstructive Finance Corporation
  • Selective Service System
  • State, Department of (Secretary George C. Marshall)
  • State, Department of (Assistant Secretary William Benton)
  • Supreme Court
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Treasury, Department of the (Secretary John W. Snyder)
  • Veterans Administration (General Omar Bradley)
  • Subject File
  • Agriculture - Interior Relationship (W.R. Vawter) 1948
  • Air Transportation - items 1 through 10
  • Air Transportation - items 11 through 17

Box 12

  • Air Transportation - items 18 through 24
  • Air Transportation - items 25 through 28
  • Air Transportation - miscellaneous
  • Alaska (agricultural activities in Alaska)
  • Anti-inflation (economic stabilization) 1947-48
  • "At the Crossroads," report by the Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion, July 1, 1946

Box 13

  • Bureau of the Budget, Staff report on organization of the
  • Bureau of the Budget, (general)
  • Budget (general)
  • Budget (miscellaneous)
  • Budget Material, 1956
  • Budget Bureau - correspondence 1955 - 58
  • Budget speech material
  • Cabinet secretariat

Box 14

  • Citizens Food Committee
  • Decentralization
  • Displaced persons
  • Electoral College System
  • European Recovery Program - items 1 through 3
  • European Recovery Program - items 4 through 6
  • European Recovery Program - items 7 through 9

Box 15

  • Executive pay bill
  • Federal administrative management (Public administration)
  • Federal aid to education
  • Federal Budget - 1947
  • Federal Budget - 1948 (2 folders)

Box 16

  • Federal Budget - 1949 (2 folders)
  • Federal Budget - 1950
  • Federal-State relations
  • C.A.O. - Treasury - Budget Accounting Project, folder 1

Box 17

  • C.A.O. - Treasury - Budget Accounting Project, folder 2
  • Housing
  • Industry
  • Inflation
  • Join Study of Accounting and Reporting Systems of the Federal Government

Box 18

  • Labor - Management relations
  • Legislative status reports - 80th Congress 2nd Session (folder 1)
  • Legislative status reports - 80th Congress 2nd Session (folder 2)
  • Management engineering
  • Mobilization (2 folders)
  • National Science Foundation

Box 19

  • Patents and industrial research
  • Personnel Policy
  • Public management sources
  • Reorganization
  • State of the Union Messages (1947, 1948, and 1949)
  • State - commerce relationship (Dangerfield)
  • Statistical services
  • Tax policy
  • Unification (folder 1)

Box 20

  • Unification (folder 2)
  • Universal Military Training
  • General File - Department of State
  • Acheson, Dean
  • American foreign policy - historical setting
  • Army Consultant
  • Articles on foreign policy
  • Background - office of Public Affairs, April - September, 1951
  • Britain and America in the Era of Total Diplomacy Center of International Studies - Princeton University
  • Bush, Vannevar
  • China, Republic of
  • Commission Report on the Organization of the Government for the conduct of Foreign Affairs

Box 21

  • Congratulatory letters - appointment as Under Secretary of State (4 folders)
  • Consultant to the Bureau of the Budget
  • Consultant to the Civil Service Commission

Box 22

  • Correspondence - general, 1949-52 (3 folders)
  • Defense of America - Public Affairs Institute
  • Draft of Treaty of Friendship - economic development and commerce between the United States of America
  • Early days at the State Department
  • Editorial page on Senator Joseph McCarthy (St. Louis Post Dispatch) February 18, 1951

Box 23

  • Foreign economic effects of a United States depression
  • G.A.O. - U.S. Treasury Department - accounting improvement an improved personnel system for the conduct of Foreign affairs - report to the secretary of State (Secretary's advisory committee on Personnel ) August, 1950
  • International Bank and Monetary Fund
  • International relations - historical setting
  • Morse, Wayne - Speech, Congressional Record, August 23, 1951
  • Mutual Security Program, 1951
  • National Security Council
  • Notes and briefing papers (folder 1)

Box 24

  • Notes and briefing papers (folders 2-3)
  • Notes on Conversation with Secretary of State Organization and Administration of the Department of State
  • President's Advisory Committee on Management Improvement
  • Problems in business and industrial mobilization production controls - bureau of Business Research School of Business (Indiana University)
  • Reorganization Task Force #1 (Department of State) Report May, 1949
  • Reorganization Task Force #2 (Department of State) Report, May 1949

Box 25

  • Report of the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council
  • Secretary of Defense
  • Secretary of State
  • Selective Service
  • Soviet Commitment to Education - Report o the First U.S. Education mission to the U.S.S.R.
  • Soviet Propaganda
  • State Department, 1955-57
  • State Department Organization
  • Truman, Harry S.
  • Under Secretary of State - general
  • United Nations - Committee on Contributions
  • U.S. Advisory Commission on Educational Exchange
  • Washington State Aeronautics Commission
  • Speech drafts and memoranda (folder 1)

Box 26

  • Speech drafts and memoranda (folder 2)
  • Speeches as Under Secretary of State - general (3 folders)
  • National Conference on American Foreign policy - March 17, 1949
  • Foreign Service Institute Graduation - April 8, 1949
  • International Telecommunications Conference - April 25, 1949
  • Alumni Luncheon - University of North Carolina - June 6, 1949

Box 27

  • Statement before Senate Banking and Currency Committee on Point IV-Aug. 9, 1949
  • Statement before House Banking and Currency Committee on Point IV-Aug. 19, 1949
  • Statement before House Appropriations Committee on Military Assistance Program - Oct. 11, 1949
  • Statement before Appropriations Committee on Military Assistance Program - Oct. 12, 1949
  • Foreign Assistance Correlation Committee - Oct. 14, 1949
  • Press and Radio News Conference - November 9, 1949
  • Proposed remarks as DSRA Luncheon - Nov. 16, 1949
  • Proposed remarks to conference on Strengthening International Organizations - Nov. 17, 1949
  • Point IV - Opportunity for a Better Life for a Billion Plus People - Nov. 28, 1949
  • Off the Record remarks to Customs Conference - Dec. 5, 1949
  • Remarks to the Annual Dinner of the Granville County Chamber of Commerce, Oxford, N.C. - January 27, 1950
  • Radio talk for NBC recorded broadcast: "The Balance sheet of Freedom" - Jan. 28, 1950
  • Draft of Radio script for "Capitol Memo"
  • Remarks at luncheon for Ambassador Ali Sastromidjojo - Feb. 20, 1950
  • Lecture at National War College on "The Organization of the State Department" Feb. 24, 1950
  • Address before the Export Managers Club of N