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Edwin L. Harper Papers, White House Central Files, 1970-1973
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edwin L. Harper Papers, White House Central Files, 1970-1973
    Dates: 1970-1973
    Collection Number: 6183376
    Creator/Collector: Harper, Edwin Leland, 1941-
    Extent: 31 linear feet, 11 linear inches; 73 boxes
    Repository: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
    Abstract: Edwin L. Harper served as a Special Assistant for Domestic Affairs to the President and as Assistant Director of the Domestic Council. Harper assisted in the area of research, planning, and coordination of domestic policy. These policies included: budget issues, the 1972 Election Campaign, and revenue sharing programs. (For additional materials see White House Special Files: Staff Member and Office Files: Harper.)
    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

    Edwin L. Harper Papers, White House Central Files, 1970-1973. 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. Edwin L. Harper was appointed as Special Assistant to the President in December 1969. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Harper was a senior consultant with the Arthur D. Little firm in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in federal and state government programs for improving the planning, budgeting, and implementation of their programs. From 1970 to 1972, Harper was Assistant Director, Domestic Council, where he assisted in the area of research, planning and coordination of domestic policy. The files are arranged in seven different series: Chronological File, arranged by date; Domestic Council Policy File, arranged alphabetically by subject; Budget Issues and Review File, arranged alphabetically by subject; 1972 Election Campaign File, arranged alphabetically by subject; Revenue Sharing Programs File, arranged alphabetically by subject; Subject Files, arranged alphabetically by subject; and Meetings and Speeches, arranged chronologically by date. Major correspondents and personalities that figure in the files include: John D. Ehrlichman; Kenneth R. Cole, Jr.; Richard P. Nathan, James W. McLane; John R. Price; Richard K. Cook; John C. Campbell; Raymond J. Waldmann; Robert P. Mayo; C. D. Ward; Donald R. Rumsfeld; Dwight A. Ink; Robert P. Mayo; and Peter A. Michel.