Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Nils A. Boe Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1971
Collection Number: 6124365
Boe, Nils A. (Nils Andreas), 1913-1992
Extent: 20 linear feet, 7 linear inches; 47 boxes
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Abstract: Nils A. Boe was Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations (OIR) from 1969 through 1971. The Office of Intergovernmental
Relations was created as part of the Office of the Vice President by Executive order 11455. The purpose of the office was
to strengthen Federal, state, and local relations. The OIR served as a clearinghouse for the prompt handling and solution
of Federal-State-local problems brought to the attention of the President or Vice President by executive and legislative officers
of state and local governments.
Language of Material: English
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.
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.
Nils A. Boe Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1971. Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
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 Nils A. Boe file group documents the activities of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations from 1969 through late 1971.
During much of this period, its Deputy Director was Wendell E. Hulcher, former mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Assistant
Director was Robert P. Janes, former Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for Hennepin County, Minnesota. Janes was later
succeeded by J. Marsh Thomson.
The Office of Intergovernmental Relations was created as part of the Office of the Vice President by Executive Order 11455
of February 14, 1969. The purpose of the office was to strengthen Federal, State, and local relations.
The OIR served as a clearinghouse for the prompt handling and solution of Federal-State-local problems brought to the attention
of the President or the Vice-President by executive and legislative officers of State and local governments.
The Office identified and reported to the Vice-President on recurring intergovernmental problems of a Federal interdepartmental
and interprogram nature as well as on the ways and means of strengthening the headquarters and interagency relationships of
Federal field offices as they related to intergovernmental activities.
The Nils A. Boe file is subdivided into the Correspondence [Intergovernmental] Series, the Agency Series, the Alpha Subject
Series, the Meetings and Conferences Series, and the Public Interest Group Series. As one might suspect, there is only a limited
amount of correspondence with the White House. The chief correspondents are the chief executives of the states, cities, and
counties, as well as the executive directors of their several public interest groups (the National Governors' Association,
the National League of Cities, etc.). Other Federal agencies are represented as they were contacted to more fully answer questions
asked of the OIR.