Earl L. Butz Papers, White House Central Files, 1973
Title: Earl L. Butz Papers, White House Central Files, 1973
Collection Number: 6133768
Butz, Earl L. (Earl Lauer), 1909-2008
Extent: 1 linear foot, 9 linear inches; 4 boxes
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Abstract: Earl L. Butz served as Secretary of Agriculture and Counselor to the President for Natural Resources. This file group includes
subjects dealing with timber exports, the Alaskan pipeline, the Clean Air Act, national parkland acquisition, and meetings
with governmental and non-governmental groups concerned with natural resources.
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.
Earl L. Butz Papers, White House Central Files, 1973. 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
In January of 1973, as part of his continuing effort at Executive branch reform, President Nixon created three positions with
the title of Counsellor to the President. The mandate of each of the Counsellors was to broadly coordinate responsibilities
in one of the following three areas of domestic concern: Natural Resources, Human Resources, and Community Development.
The Earl L. Butz file group documents the activities of the Office of the Counsellor to the President for Natural Resources
from its inception in January of 1973 until its functions were subsumed by Governor John Love's Energy Policy Office in the
summer of 1973. During this time, the position of Counsellor to the President for Natural Resources was held by Earl L. Butz,
Secretary of Agriculture. Other members of the Counsellor's Office included John W. Larson, Executive Director of the Natural
Resources Committee, and Norman Ross and Glenn Schleede, Assistant Directors. The Office's liaison with the Domestic Council
was Richard Fairbanks, Associate Director of the Domestic Council.
The Earl L. Butz file is subdivided into Administrative Files, Correspondence Files, Alpha-Subject Files, and the Meetings
and Conferences Files. Principal correspondents include Earl L. Butz, Richard Fairbanks, John Larson, Bobbie Crider, Secretary
to Earl Butz, and Vern Highly, Administrative Assistant to Secretary of Agriculture. Subjects include: timber exports, the
Alaskan pipeline, the Clean Air Act, national parkland acquisition, and meetings with governmental and non-governmental groups
concerned with natural resources.