Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Energy Policy Office Papers, White House Central Files, 1973-1974
Collection Number: 6172022
Love, John A., 1916-
DiBona, Charles J.
Schaefer, J. F. (John F.)
Rafuse, John L. (John Laurence)
Miller, Edward M.
Energy Policy Office
Extent: 43 linear feet, 9 linear inches; 100 boxes
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Abstract: The Energy Policy Office file group documents the Nixon administration’s energy policies for the early 1970s. The mission
of the EPO was to identify major problems in the energy area, review alternatives, make policy recommendations, and assure
that Federal agencies developed short and long-range plans for dealing with energy policies in order to achieve independence
from foreign energy suppliers by 1980. The EPO assumed most of the energy-related activities of the Department of the Interior
as well as programs from the Department of Agriculture, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Commerce Department, and related
agencies. This series contain files from the offices’ of the following EPO staff members. The staff members were as follows:
John A. Love 1973 Served as Director of the EPO and Department of Natural Resources.
Charles J. DiBona 1973 Served as Deputy Director of the EPO and Special Assistant to the President for Energy, National Energy
John F. Schaefer 1972-1974 Served as Staff Assistant to the President, Council on International Economic Policy (1972-73);
Staff Assistant to the President, Energy Policy Office (1973); and Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations and Compliance,
Federal Energy Office (1973-74).
John L. Rafuse 1973 Served as Staff Assistant to the President, Energy Policy Office.
Edward M. Miller, Jr. 1970-1974 Served as an Economist, Energy Policy Office 1973 to 1974; Economist, Office of Management
and Budget 1974; Economist, Department of the Treasury, Office of Tax Analysis, on detail to the White House 1972 to 1973;
and Economist, Department of Transportation 1970 to 1972.
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.
Energy Policy Office Papers, White House Central Files, 1973-1974. 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 Energy Policy Office (EPO) file group documents the Nixon administration's energy policies for the early 1970's. The EPO
was established within the Executive Office of the President by Executive Order 11726 on June 29, 1973 out of an earlier White
House committee, the National Energy Office. John A. Love and Charles J. DiBona were appointed as director and deputy-director
respectively in June 1973. The EPO's mission was to identify major problems in the energy area, review alternatives, make
policy recommendations, assure that Federal agencies developed short and long-range plans for dealing with energy matters,
and monitor the implementation of approved energy policies in order to achieve independence from foreign energy suppliers
by 1980. It assumed most of the energy-related activities of the Department of Interior as well as programs from the Department
of Agriculture, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Commerce Department and related agencies. Both Love and DiBona resigned on
December 4, 1973, when the EPO was abolished by Executive Order 11775 and its functions and responsibilities were transferred
to the Federal Energy Office.
In addition to John Love's and Charles DiBona's files the EPO's files consist of the office files of John F. Schaefer; John
L. Rafuse; and Edward M. Miller. John Schaefer's files contained a segment of loose, miscellaneous documents on a variety
of energy-related topics; these have been arranged by topic, interfiled with the rest of his papers, and can be identified
by brackets around the folder titles.