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White House Conference on Aging Papers, White House Central Files, 1971-1972
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: White House Conference on Aging Papers, White House Central Files, 1971-1972
    Dates: 1971-1972
    Collection Number: 6219818
    Creator/Collector: White House Conference on Aging
    Extent: 3 linear feet, 1 linear inch; 7 boxes
    Repository: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
    Abstract: The objective of the Conference was to provide a forum for representatives of older Americans throughout the country to discuss and propose solutions to the unique problems facing the elderly in the United States. This collection contains primarily printed and released materials, both in the form of press releases, pamphlets, minutes, and reports. No inter-office or personal correspondence is included in this file series.
    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

    White House Conference on Aging Papers, White House Central Files, 1971-1972. 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 White House Conference on Aging was convened at the behest of President Richard M. Nixon as a follow-up to a similar conference held in the waning days of the Eisenhower Administration. The objective of the Conference was to provide a forum for representatives of older Americans throughout the country to discuss and propose solutions to the unique problems facing the elderly in this country. The Conference, directed and organized by the Commissioner on Aging John B. Martin, was preceded by a series of forums, hearings, meetings and additional White House Conference at the State and local levels. The conclusions of the Conference were to be translated into a plan of action to be implemented during the succeeding year. Dr. Arthur S. Flemming was chosen to chair the Conference. Other persons mentioned in the files include Americans both young and old, chosen to participate in the event. Members of the Nixon Administration are rarely named in this collection. This collection contains primarily printed and released materials, both in form of press releases, pamphlets, minutes and reports. No inter-office or personal correspondence is included. The first portion of the collection, which pertains primarily to the pre-Conference, Conference, and post-Conference period is arranged chronologically. The succeeding half of the collection which contains booklets and pamphlets is arranged alphabetically by folder title.