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Hendrik S. Houthakker Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1971
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hendrik S. Houthakker Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1971
    Dates: 1969-1971
    Collection Number: 6169609
    Creator/Collector: Houthakker, Hendrik S. Council of Economic Advisers
    Extent: 29 linear feet, 9 linear inches; 68 boxes
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    Repository: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
    Abstract: Dr. Hendrik S. Houthakker served two years as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers or CEA. These files cover the years of 1969-1971 and include his activities as a senior staff economist on the international task forces; he was chairman of several subcommittees and working groups that dealt with such issues as antitrust policy; the pricing and selling of copper; increases in prices of lumber and plywood; housing construction prices; Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) policy; agricultural trade; oil import control system; economic policy; transportation; and steel prices and cost factors in the U. S. steel industry.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Some materials may be unavailable based upon categories of materials exempt from public release established in the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974.

    Publication Rights

    Most government records are in the public domain; however, this series includes commercial materials, such as newspaper clippings, that may be subject to copyright restrictions. Researchers should contact the copyright holder for information.

    Preferred Citation

    Hendrik S. Houthakker Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1971. Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

    Acquisition Information

    These materials are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-526, 88 Stat. 1695) and implementing regulations.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Dr. Hendrik S. Houthakker served two years as a member of the CEA, from 1969 to 1971. These files cover the years 1967 to 1971 and include his activities as a senior staff economist on the CEA (1967-1968). Dr. Houthakker served on a number of interagency and international task forces, and was chairman of several subcommittees and working groups that dealt with such issues as antitrust policy; the pricing and selling of copper; increases in prices of lumber and plywood; housing construction prices; OECD economic policy; agricultural trade; oil import control system; economic policy; transportation; and steel prices and cost factors in the U.S. steel industry. The Hendrik S. Houthakker files series is comprised of the Administrative Files subseries, the Meetings subseries, the Speeches subseries, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Policy; Subcommittee on Copper Files, the Cabinet Committee on Economy Policy; Task Force on Softwood Lumber and Plywood Files subseries; the United States (U.S.) Department of the Interior; Energy Action Program Files subseries; the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Economic Policy Committee; Working Party Files subseries; the Agriculture Programs Files subseries; the Subject Files subseries; and the Discussion Study Papers subseries. The Administrative Files subseries is divided into two segments: the Memoranda for the President's File and the White House Policy and Programs Files. Topics covered in the first segment include economic conditions in western Europe; international monetary reform; the unemployment rate; interest rates; and the Export-Import Bank. The second segment includes information related to White House assignments and directives; monetary and fiscal policy; inflation; Daniel P. Moynihan's "On Universal Higher Education"; and the Cabinet Committee on Economic Policy. The Speeches subseries contains memoranda, statements, and correspondence pertaining to topics such as natural and mineral resources; Federal Government expenditures; international trade; and exchange rates. The Meetings subseries includes correspondence, memoranda, statements, press releases, and printed materials related to inflation; imports; international trade; and U.S. trade policy. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Policy; Subcommittee on Copper Files subseries contains correspondence, drafts, memoranda, reports, papers, cables, publications, and news clippings related to copper supply and demand; possible antitrust activities in the copper industry; marketing conditions and pricing procedures and policies; world copper consumption and supply; allocation of copper to domestic consumers; the London Metal Exchange; mineral resources policy; and the wire and cable industry. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Policy; Task Force on Softwood Lumber and Plywood Files subseries contains material related to softwood lumber legislation; national forests; supply-demand outlook; futures trading in plywood; timber sales delays; rail car shortages; the proposed Bureau of Land Management allowance cut plan for Western Oregon; and Canadian softwood/plywood exports. The U.S. Department of the Interior; Energy Action Program Files subseries contains correspondence, charts/graphs, reports, and printed materials on topics such as oil tanker rates; the U.S. energy situation; Interior Department proposals; coal resources; and natural gas production. The OECD Economic Policy Committee; Working Party Files includes correspondence, drafts, papers, and reports on topics related to economic policy; price and production policy; the exchange parity system; economic growth projections; the balance of payments adjustment process; and monetary conditions and policies in OECD countries. The Agriculture Programs Files subseries contains material related to family farms; farm policy; the National Farmers Organization (NFO); agricultural programs; legislation; payments to farmers; feed grains; wheat and cotton; United Kingdom agricultural policy changes; commodity trading; and the dairy price support program. The Subject Files subseries includes material related to airport development and financing; antitrust policy, Office of Foreign Direct Investments regulations; construction statistics; and the task force on U.S. balance of payments. The Discussion Study Papers subseries includes correspondence, papers, and printed materials dealing with diverse subject matter such as the economy; inflation; macroeconomics; money and econometric systems.