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Preliminary Inventory of the Richard P. Nathan papers
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Richard P. Nathan papers
    Dates: 1957-1979
    Collection Number: 80025
    Creator: Nathan, Richard P.
    Collection Size: 67 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (27.2 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: The collection relates to American politics and intergovernmental relations and to domestic policy, particularly welfare and revenue sharing programs, during the presidency of Richard M. Nixon. It contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, studies, printed matter, and photographs.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Richard P. Nathan papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1980.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Materials

    John Ehrlichman papers, Hoover Institution Archives
    Forrest David Matthews speeches, Hoover Institution Archives
    John G. Veneman papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical/Historical Note

    1935 Born
    1957 Bachelors degree, Brown University
    1959 Masters degree in Public Administration, Harvard University
    1959-1962 Legislative assistant, U.S. Senator Kenneth B. Keating
    1962-1964 Director, Domestic Policy Research, National Campaign Staff, Nelson A. Rockefeller
    1966 Doctorate of Philosophy, Political Economy and Government, Harvard University
    1967 Associate Director for Program Research, National Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Commission)
    1968 Director, Domestic Policy Research, National Campaign Staff, Nelson A. Rockefeller
    1969 Chair, Nixon Transition Task Force on Intergovernmental Relations
      Chair, Nixon Transition Task Force on the Poor
    1969-1970 Chair, Domestic Council Committee on Welfare Reform Planning
    1969-1972 Assistant Director, U.S. Office of Management and Budget
    1972 Deputy Under Secretary for Welfare Reform, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
    1972-1977 Visiting professor, Woodrow Wilson Department of Government, University of Virginia
    1972-1979 Senior fellow, The Brookings Institution
    1975 Author, The Plot that Failed: Nixon and the Administrative Presidency
      Author, Monitoring Revenue Sharing, with Allen D. Marvel and others, The Brookings Institution
    1977 Author, Revenue Sharing: The Second Round, with Charles F. Adams, Jr., and Associates, The Brookings Institution
    1979-1989 Professor of Public and International Affairs and Policy, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
    1983 Author, The Administrative Presidency
    1987 Author, Reagan and the States, with Fred C. Doolittle and others
    1988 Author, Social Science in Government, Uses and Abuses
    1989-2004 Director, The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York
    1989-2009 Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Rockefeller College, University at Albany, State University of New York
    1993 Author, Turning Promises into Performance
    1997-2001 Advisor, U.S. Government Accountability Office
    2003-2004 President, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
    2003-Present Member, New York State Commission on Judicial Nominations
    2005-2009 Co-Director, The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection relates to American politics and intergovernmental relations and to domestic policy, particularly welfare and revenue sharing programs, during the presidency of Richard M. Nixon. It contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, studies, printed matter, and photographs.
    As director of domestic policy research for Nelson A. Rockefeller's 1968 presidential campaign, Nathan kept organized binders of studies on domestic issues such as crime, youth, and poverty. These materials are included in the collection along with press releases and speeches from the campaign.
    Reports and correspondence from Nathan's time as assistant director of the Office of Management and Budget detail the development of the Nixon administration's welfare reform proposals, including the Family Assistance Plan, from 1968 to 1972. Among these materials are studies relating to government assistance programs in New York and California, as well as background information packets compiled for Nixon's meeting with Governors Rockefeller and Reagan in 1971.
    Other materials in the collection include memoranda received and studies administered by Nathan during his time in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, drafts and proof copies of articles, editorials, and books written by Nathan, and research materials and writings on revenue sharing compiled while working as a fellow with the Brookings Institution.
    The collection is arranged in the order in which it was received, with no further arrangement done by archives staff.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
    United States. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare.
    United States. Office of Management and Budget.
    Intergovernmental fiscal relations--United States.
    Public welfare--United States.
    United States--Politics and government--1969-1974.
    United States--Social policy.