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Andre Buckles Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1974
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Andre Buckles Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1974
    Dates: 1969-1974
    Collection Number: 6124378
    Creator/Collector: Buckles, Andre
    Extent: 13 linear feet, 7 linear inches; 31 boxes
    Repository: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
    Abstract: Andre Buckles worked as a staff assistant on the Nixon Administration’s Domestic Council before becoming White House Liaison for District of Columbia Affairs in 1974. This file group reflects White House concern with improving various aspects of the District of Columbia. These include new highways and bridges, housing projects, and plans for the 1976 Bicentennial celebrations. The materials also include information on the District of Columbia City Council, the Office of the Mayor, and Home Rule. Principal correspondents are John Ehrlichman, Egil Krogh, Dana Mead, Sallyanne Payton, D.C. Mayor Walter Washington, and members of the D.C. City Council.
    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

    Andre Buckles Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1974. 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

    The Andre Buckles file group documents the activities of the Nixon Administration's Domestic Council. In the summer of 1974, Mr. Buckles succeeded Dana Mead as White House Liaison for District of Columbia Affairs. Mr. Mead left the Domestic Council to teach at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Buckles was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1942, and grew up in Columbus, Ohio. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Denison University he graduated with a law degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He worked in the Office of the General Counsel of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1972, he was on the staff of the Ohio Committee to Re-Elect the President. He also served as Assistant General Counsel for the U.S. Information Agency. These files reflect White House concern with improving various aspects of the District of Columbia. These include improvements such as the Mall, Metro system construction, new highways and bridges, housing projects, and plans for the 1976 Bicentennial celebrations. The materials also include information on the District of Columbia City Council, the Office of the Mayor, and Home Rule. Principal correspondents are John Ehrlichman, Egil Krogh, Jr., Dana Mead, Sallyanne Payton, D.C. Mayor Walter Washington, and members of the D.C. City Council. Memoranda, reports, correspondence, and statements comprise the collection. Also included are maps, newspaper clippings, and plans for various projects. The file folders in this collection are arranged alphabetically with D.C. preceding each folder title that pertains to the District of Columbia. The last three boxes (27, 28, and 29) consist of bound reports and publications which were found in the Andre Buckles collection. These were not materials generated by this office, but are included in order to maintain the archival provenance. Two other publications, which were too large to include with the rest of the materials, are included as oversized attachments.