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Preliminary Inventory of the United States. Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government Records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: United States. Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government records,
    Date (inclusive): 1947-1955
    Collection number: XX312
    Creator: United States. Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government (1947-1949)
    Extent: 36 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box 15.9 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: 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).
    Language: 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], United States. Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of Government records, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Accruals

    Increments may have been received since this finding aid was prepared. Please check Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat  to find the full extent of the collection.

    Historical Note

    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.
    The Second Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government, chaired by former President Herbert Hoover, was established by act of July 10, 1953 (67 Stat. 142), and extended by act of May 23, 1955 (69 Stat. 64). It studied and investigated organization and methods of operation of the Executive branch of the federal government, and recommended organization changes to promote economy, efficiency, and improved service. The commission's final report to Congress was submitted on June 29, 1955, and was published in two volumes as Final Report to the Congress and Index to the Commission and Task Force Reports, June 1955. The commission was terminated June 30, 1955, as provided in extending legislation, with an additional ninety days for liquidation.

    Scope and Content Note

    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).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    United States--Politics and government.
    United States--Executive departments.
    United States--Politics and government--1945-1953.
    United States--Politics and government--1953-1961.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
    United States. Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government (1953-1955)