Preliminary Inventory of the Richard P. Nathan papers

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Inventory of the Richard P. Nathan papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Samira Bozorgi
Date Completed:
2011
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Machine-readable finding aid derived from Microsoft Word and MARC record by Samira Bozorgi.
© 2011 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

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.
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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.

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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.


Box: 1

Writings on "New Federalism," 1969-1972

Box: 1

Rockefeller campaign. Public statements, 1968-1970

Box: 1

Brookings Institution. Reports and writings, 1968-1970

Box: 1

Office of Management and Budget background materials, 1970

Box: 1

United States. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) files, 1971

Box: 1

Goodell-Laind bill materials, 1966-1967

Box: 2

Brookings Institution. Transcripts of conference proceedings, 1978

Box: 2

Writings on welfare reform, 1972

Box: 2

Clippings, 1972

Box: 3

Books of Nixon campaign speeches and statements, 1968

Box: 3

Brookings Institution. Reports, 1978

Box: 3

Photocopies of clippings, 1972

Box: 3

Memoranda, 1972

Box: 4

Brookings Institution files

Box: 4

HEW file. Reports on health policy, 1970

Box: 4

Printed matter and clippings on welfare reform

Box: 4

Drafts and research materials, 1965

Box: 5

Rockefeller campaign. "Domestic Research," 1968

Box: 5

Rockefeller campaign. Report for Republican Governor's Association Policy Committee, 1967

Box: 5

Memoranda, 1968

Box: 6

Speeches and writings, 1971

Box: 6

Brookings Institution. Reports, 1978

Box: 6

Partial draft of The Plot That Failed

Box: 7

HEW file. Speeches, 1969-1970

Box: 7

HEW file. Task Force on Welfare reports and office files, 1968-1970

Box: 7

Rockefeller campaign. "Domestic Research," 1968

Box: 7

Office of Management and Budget. Reports, undated

Box: 8

Rockefeller campaign. Speeches and statements, 1968

Box: 8

Rockefeller campaign. "Domestic Research," 1968

Box: 8

Heller-Pechmann plan

Box: 8

Brookings Institution files

Box: 9

Writings, 1960

Box: 9

Statements by Kenneth B. Keating, 1961-1964

Box: 9

HEW file. Family Assistance Act, 1970

Box: 9

Public Welfare Association materials, 1972

Box: 10

HEW file. Excerpts and statements, 1972

Box: 10

State statistics for Colorado, 1972

Box: 11

Drafts and working files, 1968-1969

Box: 11

Intergovernmental Task Force materials

Box: 11

Miscellaneous writings and congressional acts, undated

Box: 12

Drafts, 1972

Box: 12

Internal Advisory Committee reports

Box: 12

Intergovernmental relations, 1969

Box: 12

Memoranda, 1969

Box: 13

Drafts of articles and reports, 1970s

Box: 13

Public affairs file

Box: 13

Photographs of Nathan

Box: 14

HEW file. Studies and reports, 1969-1972

Box: 15

Drafts, 1972

Box: 15

HEW file. Health services and welfare reform reports, 1971-1972

Box: 15

Research materials. International income security programs, 1970s

Box: 16

Commission on Income Maintenance Program

Box: 16

Government reports, 1970

Box: 16

HEW file. Memoranda and correspondence re welfare, 1972

Box: 17

Rockefeller campaign. "Domestic Research" and summary on positions, 1968

Box: 17

Writings and memoranda relating to H.R. 1 and welfare reform, 1971-1972

Box: 17

Clippings, correspondence and research materials, 1971-1972

Box: 18

Writings, 1971

Box: 18

Drafts of "Welfare Reform Under the Nixon Administration," undated

Box: 18

Drafts of "Federalism and Tax Sharing," 1967

Box: 19

Rockefeller campaign. "Domestic Research," 1968

Box: 19

Sociology thesis, 1957

Box: 19

HEW file. Reports, 1971

Box: 19

Drafts, 1973

Box: 20

Rockefeller campaign. "Domestic Research," 1968

Box: 21

Rockefeller campaign. "Domestic Research," 1968

Box: 22

Drafts of The Plot That Failed, 1973

Box: 22

Rockefeller campaign. "Domestic Research," 1968

Box: 23

Writings on incidence analysis, 1973-1974

Box: 24

Drafts, 1973-1974

Box: 24

Rockefeller campaign materials, 1968

Box: 25

Brookings Institution. Drafts of Monitoring Revenue Sharing, 1974

Box: 26

Brookings Institution file, 1972

Box: 26

Nixon transition team materials, probably 1969

Box: 26

Miscellaneous papers relating to Keating, 1964, and Rockefeller, 1968

Box: 26

Speeches, 1973

Box: 27

Bureau of Budget (Office of Management and Budget) file. Statements and writings, 1974-1975

Box: 28

Brookings Institution. Research materials, 1974-1975

Box: 28

Correspondence, undated

Box: 28

Subject file. Revenue sharing, undated

Box: 29

Research materials, 1975

Scope and Content Note

Includes photocopies of clippings and notes
Box: 30

Brookings Institution. Reports and newsletters on revenue sharing, 1975

Box: 31

Drafts, 1971

Box: 31

Published articles, 1970s

Box: 31

Transition data, 1968

Box: 32

Intergovernmental Task Force reports, 1968

Box: 32

Department briefings and reports

Box: 32

Subject file. Civil rights, undated

Box: 32

Brookings Institution files, 1976

Box: 33

HEW file, 1972

Box: 34

Articles and reports, 1976

Box: 34

Government department reports and studies, 1968-1971

Box: 34

Bureau of Budget file

Box: 34

HEW file, undated

Box: 35

Research materials, 1971-1973

Box: 35

Keating campaign materials, 1964

Box: 35

Correspondence, undated

Box: 36

Speeches and writings, 1975-1976

Box: 36

"New Federalism" notes and research materials, 1973-1974

Box: 37

Drafts and edits, 1974-1975

Box: 37

Correspondence, 1975-1976

Box: 37

Correspondence, 1975-1976

Box: 38

Speeches, 1975-1977

Box: 39

Correspondence, 1968

Box: 39

Appendix of United States Government Budget for Fiscal Year 1972

Box: 40

Brookings Institution. Revenue sharing, 1976

Box: 40

Drafts of book chapters, 1974

Box: 41

Voting record of Kenneth B. Keating

Box: 41

Writings on revenue sharing, 1975

Box: 41

Reports to U.S. congress, 1975

Box: 41

Questionnaires, 1974

Box: 42

Drafts of book chapters, 1975

Box: 43

Task Force meeting materials, 1975

Box: 43

Subject file. Civil rights, 1975

Box: 44

Testimonies, 1976

Box: 44

Brookings Institution. Research report on revenue sharing, 1974

Box: 44

Materials from meetings, 1975

Box: 45

Office of Management and Budget programs, 1971

Box: 45

Correspondence, 1975-1978

Box: 45

Drafts of writings, 1974

Box: 46

Keating campaign. Press releases, 1964

Box: 46

Research materials for book, 1972

Box: 47

Rockefeller campaign. Press releases, 1965

Box: 47

Drafts of writings, 1964

Box: 47

Keating files, 1964

Box: 48

Two audio cassette tapes labeled "Task Forces Part 1" and "B.O.B. and The Plot That Failed Part 2," undated

Box: 48

Keating files, 1963

Box: 49

Materials from speaking engagements and correspondence, 1973-1974

Box: 50

Speeches and writings, 1973-1974

Box: 51

Speeches and writings, 1974

Box: 52

Drafts of Monitoring Revenue Sharing, 1974

Box: 53

Conference materials and speaking engagements, 1975-1976

Box: 54

HEW file. Task Force on Man Power Coordination, 1972

Box: 55

Chronological file, 1970-1971

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, memoranda, and writings
Box: 56

Chronological file, 1969 and 1972

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, memoranda, and writings
Box: 57

Excerpts from writings

Box: 57

Revenue sharing proposal, 1969

Box: 58

Brookings Institution. Memoranda, 1967-1968

Box: 58

Chronological file, 1966

Box: 58

Research studies and clippings, 1968-1974

Box: 59

Subject file. H.R. 1, 1970-1971

Box: 59

HEW file. Welfare reform in California, West Virginia, and New York, 1972

Box: 59

Photocopies of clippings, 1972

Box: 60

Family assistance programs, 1968-1970

Box: 60

Studies, data analysis, and reports, 1969-1971

Box: 60

Memoranda, background materials, and notes from meeting with Rockefeller and Reagan, 1971

Box: 61

Reports on Medicaid and welfare reform, 1969-1972

Box: 61

Memoranda, background materials, and notes from meeting with Rockefeller and Reagan, 1971

Box: 62

Binder. Budget and management transition data, 1968

Box: 63

Miscellaneous, 1971

Box: 64

Awards and framed photographs, 1970-1978

Box: 65 : 1-4

Committee for Economic Development, Maine, 1965

Box: 65 : 5-8

Committee for Economic Development, Mississippi, 1965

Box: 66 : 1-2

Committee for Economic Development, Georgia, 1968

Box: 66 : 3-7

National Advisory Committee on Civil Disorders, short-term programs, 1967

Box: 67

Correspondence, 1968-1969

Box: 67

Materials from speaking engagements, 1975

Box: 68

Correspondence, 1967-1968

Box: 68

Fiscal assistance programs, 1975

Box: 68

Conference materials, reports, and studies, 1975-1976