Correspondence, reports, minutes, press releases, and printed
matter, relating to rationalization of the organization of the executive
branch of the United States government. Includes records of the second
Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government (1953-1955).
The First Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government, chaired by former President Herbert Hoover,
was established by act of July 7, 1947 (61 Stat. 246). The commission studied and investigated the organization and methods
of operation of the Executive branch of the federal government, and recommended organization changes to promote economy, efficiency,
and improved service. Operating through functional area task forces, it submitted numerous full commission and individual
task force reports to Congress. The final report, published as Concluding Report: Report to Congress, May 1949, included an index to previously submitted reports. The commission was terminated June 12, 1949, as provided in
the enabling legislation.
36 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box
15.9 linear feet)
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Collection is open for research.