Baylor University Poage Library

Series III


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I. Texas Senate
II. U. S. House
III. U. S. Government
IV. Office Files
V. Political Files
VI. REA-BRA
VII. Personal Materials
VIII. Sample & Discard

    III. U.S. Government : Executive; Departments; Boards, Commissions, and Agencies; 1936-1978, 140 linear feet

    This major division includes materials outside Poage's legislative duties with the House. Most materials are from the Administrative Branch of the government and most date from the 1950s to the end of Poage's service in 1978. There are three divisions : Executive, Departments, and Commission and Agencies.

    A. Executive,1968-1978, 1.5 linear feet
    These files contain information on the Central Intelligence Agency, the Office of Management and Budget, White House press releases, and White House correspondence related to Watergate including the Presidential Clemency Board.

    B. Departments, 1936-1978, 106 linear feet
    Of the twelve departments represented here, the Defense and Agriculture files comprise over half the materials. Health, Education, and Welfare files are 18 linear feet with the other departments containing less than four linear feet each. A wide range of topics is covered under each department illustrating the diversity needed by the congressman in order to keep abreast of all areas involved with government service.
    1. Agriculture Department, 1940-1978
    2. Commerce Department, 1950-1978
    3. Defense Department, 1936-1978
    4. Energy Department, 1969-1978
    5. Health, Education, and Welfare, 1947-1978
    6. Housing and Urban Development, 1954-1978
    7. Interior Department, 1951-1978
    8. Justice Department, 1948-1978
    9. Labor Department, 1946-1979
    10. State Department, 1949-1979
    11. Transportation Department, 1967-1978
    12. Treasury Department, 1950-1978
    13. Speeches and Speech Correspondence, 1961-1974
    C. Boards, Commissions, and Agencies, 1937-1978, 26 linear feet
    The ninety-seven boards, commissions, and agencies represented in this section demonstrate the diversity of the Federal government as well as the difficulty any congressman has in keeping up with all the publications, correspondence, and other paperwork. The majority of these papers are from the 1970s. However, a number of them date from the 1950s and 1960s with two files from the 1930s.
    1. Agency for International Commerce, 1977
    2. Bicentennial, 1967-1977
    3. Atomic Energy Commission, 1950-1977
    4. Civil Aeronautics Board, 1951-1978
    5. Civil Defense Administration, 1957-1968
    6. Civil Service Commission, 1950-1978
    7. Commission on Paperwork, Federal, 1975 and 1977
    8. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 1975-1978
    9. Community Services Administration, 1973-1978
    10. Consumer Federation of America, 1973-1978
    11. Cost of Living Council, 1971-1974
    12. Defense Production Administration, 1951-1952
    13. Displaced Persons Committee, 1949-1952
    14. Economic Stabilization Board, 1951
    15. Energy Research & Development Admin., 1973-1978
    16. Environmental Protection Agency, 1970-1978
    17. Equal Employment Opportunity Comm., 1965-1978
    18. Export-Import Bank, South Africa, 1975 and 1978
    19. Farm Credit Administration, 1951-1975
    20. Federal Aviation Administration, 1959-1978
    21. Federal Communications Commission, 1950-1978
    22. Federal Council for Science & Technology, 1967
    23. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 1960-1975
    24. Federal Election Commission, 1974-1978
    25. Federal Energy Administration, 1973-1977
    26. Federal Home Loan Bank Board, 1964-1978
    27. Federal Land Bank, 1951-1972
    28. Federal Maritime Commission/Admin., 1969 and 1975
    29. Federal National Mortgage Association, 1952
    30. Federal Power Commission, 1955-1977
    31. Federal Railroad Administration, 1976
    32. Federal Reserve Bank, 1950-1978
    33. Federal Security Agency, 1950-1952
    34. Federal Trade Commission, 1952-1978
    35. Federal Works Agency, 1950
    36. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 1955-1977
    37. Foreign Operations Administration, 1955
    38. General Accounting Office, 1949-1978
    39. General Services Administration, 1950-1978
    40. Government Printing Office, 1955-1978
    41. Indian Claims Commission, 1954 and 1963
    42. Inter-American Development Bank, 1963
    43. International Trade Commission, 1975-1978
    44. Interagency Task Force for Indo-China, 1975
    45. Interstate Commerce Commission, 1950-1978
    46. Library of Congress, 1956-1978
    47. Mutual Security Agency, 1952-1954
    48. National Advisory Council on Extension & Continuing Education, 1975
    49. National Aeronautics and Space Admin., 1959-1978
    50. National Archives, 1955-1978
    51. National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse, 1973
    52. National Council on the Aging, 1974
    53. National Credit Union Administration, 1973
    54. National Endowment for the Arts, 1978
    55. National Forest Reserves Commission, 1953-1963
    56. National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, 1966-1978
    57. National Gallery of Art, 1964
    58. National Guard, 1950-1976
    59. National Housing Agency, 1950-1953
    60. National Labor Relations Board, 1954-1974
    61. National League of Cities, 1976-1977
    62. National Mediation Board, 1970
    63. National Production Authority, 1950-1953
    64. National Railroad Passenger Corp. /AMTRAK, 1970-1978
    65. National Science Foundation, 1962-1978
    66. National Securities Resources, 1950
    67. National Security Training Commission, 1974
    68. National Water Commission, 1973
    69. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 1978
    70. Office of Civilian Requirements, 1951
    71. Office of Defense Mobilization, 1952
    72. Office of Economic Opportunity, 1964-1974
    73. Office of Price Administration, 1944
    74. Office of Rent Stabilization, 1952
    75. Office of Emergency Preparedness, 1969-1973
    76. Office of Personnel Management, 1979
    77. Peace Corps, 1961-1978
    78. Price Commission, 1972
    79. Reconstruction and Finance Corporation, 1950-1953
    80. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1953-1976
    81. Selective Service, 1950-1977
    82. Small Business Administration, 1953-1978
    83. Smithsonian Institute, 1954-1978
    84. Supreme Court, 1937-1978
    85. Tariff Commission, 1951-1974
    86. Tennessee Valley Authority, 1965
    87. United Nations, 1950-1978
    88. U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament, 1963
    89. U.S. Civil Rights Commission, 1961-1978
    90. United Stated Postal Service, 1937-1978
    91. U. S. Railroad Retirement Board, 1951-1977
    92. Veterans Administration, 1937-1978
    93. Wage Stabilization Board, 1951-1952
    94. War Claims Commission, 1950-1953
    95. War Production Board, 1943
    96. Water Quality Association, 1978
    97. World Bank, 1971

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