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Michael Raoul-Duval Papers, White House Central Files, 1973-1974
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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: Michael Raoul-Duval Papers, White House Central Files, 1973-1974
    Dates: 1973-1974
    Collection Number: 6217319
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 15 linear feet, 4 linear inches; 35 boxes
    Repository: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
    Abstract: Michael Raoul-Duval was a Staff Assistant to the President (scheduling trips and planning President Nixon’s foreign trips); consultant on detail to the Inaugural Committee; Aide to HUD Secretary Lynn in his role as Counselor to the President for Community Development; Staff Assistant, Domestic Council; Associate Director for Natural Resources, Domestic Council; and Director for Energy and Transportation, Domestic Council. The files document only his activities on the Domestic Council staff from 1973 to 1974 and are largely concerned with transportation, energy, and rural and community development.
    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

    Michael Raoul-Duval Papers, White House Central Files, 1973-1974. 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 Michael Raoul-Duval staff member and office files document his activities on the Domestic Council staff from 1973 to 1974. He was primarily responsible for formulating policy in the areas of transportation, energy and rural and community development. Before joining the Domestic Council, Raoul-Duval served in various positions within the government, first as attorney with the Department of Transportation, then with H.R. Haldeman's staff to schedule and coordinate President Nixon's trips, followed by a position as White House liaison with HUD Secretary James T. Lynn. His office records do not contain any files from his previous positions within the White House; apparently he left them behind for his successors. What remains are files from his tenure on the Domestic Council staff. He did not retain significant amounts of correspondence or memoranda, apparently referring incoming mail either to his subordinates, Glenn R. Schleede and Norman E. Ross, or to the agencies for reply. The files only sparsely document the follow-up coordination or end results of work delegated to his assistants. The few documents that pre-date his time on the Domestic Council staff are part of on-going working files that pertain to his work with the Domestic Council. The files consist of one series which are arranged in alphabetical order by folder title. Originally, several folders did not have titles; these were created by the processing archivist and are bracketed. In a few instances, the folders are not arranged by the first word in the title but by another one. In these cases the letter under which the folder title has been arranged is underlined. For example, [Paper: Alternatives for Conservation of Aviation Jet Fuel - Federal Aviation Administration - October 23, 1973] is both a created folder title and filed under "A" for aviation rather than "P" for paper. Related information may be found in: Staff Member and Office Files: John D. Ehrlichman, Energy Policy Office, Glenn R. Schleede. White House Central Files, Subject Files: FG 6-17 Council on Environmental Quality, FG 6-23 National Energy Office, FG 6-25 Energy Policy Office, FG 6-26 National Energy Office, FG 25 Department of Transportation, FG 251 Citizens Advisory Committee on Environmental Quality, UT Utilities