Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Records of Temporary Committees, Commissions and Boards:
Records of the President's Advisory Commission on Universal Training
(Record Group 220)

1946-1947.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 6 linear feet.
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in this material and in any other material received by the U.S. government and maintained in a depository administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Documents created by U.S. government officials in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Erwin J. Mueller (1983).

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

    ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS
Box 1
  • Access to files, authority for
  • Administrative memorandums
  • Agendas
  • General information
  • Libraries (President's Advisory Commission)
  • List of materials in Commission's Library, January 24, 1947
  • Office memoranda
  • Press releases
  • Tables of contents
  • Ward and Paul - court reporters
  • War Department form letters
    CORRESPONDENCE FILE
  • Boeckman, June
  • Cohen, Wilbur
  • Compton, Karl T.
  • Sells, Dorothy M.
  • Director of Research (folder 1)
Box 2
  • Director of Research (folder 2)
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • Library of Congress
  • New York Times
  • U.S. State Department
  • Veterans Administration
  • U.S. War Department - general
  • U.S. War Department - liaison (General R.S. McLain)
  • U.S. War Department - Universal Military Training Plan
  • Youth groups for final report
  • Poll results
Box 3
    MEETINGS - COMMISSION KITS
    1946
  • December 28
    1947
  • January, 3
  • January, 10
  • January, 15
  • January, 24
  • January, 31
  • February, 7
  • February, 14
  • February, 21-22
  • February, 28
Box 4
  • March, 1
  • April, 18-19
  • Material submitted to members of Commission, May 3
  • First Princeton meeting, May 7-9
Box 5
  • Material submitted between first and second Princeton meetings (2 folders)
  • Second Princeton meeting, May 16-17
  • Material submitted to members of Commission, May 16-17 (2 folders)
  • Material submitted to members of Commission, May 28
    STAFF STUDIES
Box 6
  • Questions to be answered by Members of Commission: the Nature of War by General Louis Harstad
  • Congressional records on Universal Military Training
  • Memo for Commission members - Conference with Secretary of War, Robert P. Patterson and General Dwight D. Eisenhower, February 10, 1947
  • Conference with Secretary of State George C. Marshall, January 30, 1947
  • Requests for reports from agencies and organizations
  • Memorandum on Universal Military Training from General Jacob L. Devers to Dr. Karl T. Compton, January 29, 1947
  • Letter from General Dwight D. Eisenhower to Dr. Karl T. Compton, May 7, 1947
  • University of Michigan
  • Women's Christian Temperance Union
  • Office of Temporary Controls
  • Memorandum from Brigadier General John A. Palmer
  • Wilbur J. Cohen memoranda, May 5, 1947
  • U.S. State Department
  • Report - Conscientious objectors projects and Service War Department studies (2 folders)
Box 7
  • Preliminary drafts of research papers on military training in foreign nations
  • "Educational aspects of a Program for National Security" (uncompleted)
  • Labor market aspects
  • Staff study #5 and President's Budget Message (fiscal 1948)
  • Summary of bills introduced in Congress on Universal Military Training, 1915-1947
  • Expenditures for public and private education as compared with the national income, 1930-1944
  • Estimates of annual current expenditures for adequate public education
  • Expenditures for public education per pupil and per capita - expenditures for public and private education per adult
  • Summary of public and private expenditures and their relation to national income
  • Comparison of education expenditures in urban and rural schools
  • Education expenditures in the United States, Soviet Union, United Kingdom, Canada, Norway
  • Estimates of necessary capital outlays for public education
  • Negro public elementary and secondary schools compared with schools for Negroes and whites
  • Protective and security employees in the United States
  • Statements made by opponents of social and economic legislation
  • Summary of civilian defense operations during World War II
  • Extracts from the Congressional Record, January 14 - March 11, 1947
  • Hearings on H.R. 515
Box 8
  • Aspects and systems of universal military training (2 folders)
  • Ft. Knox, Kentucky studies
  • Submissions by War Department and other agencies (folders 1-2)
Box 9
  • Submissions by War Department and other agencies (folder 3)
  • War Department experiment, April, 1947
  • Submissions by Members of Commission for report
    SPEAKERS FILE
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • K
Box 10
  • L
  • M
  • N
  • O
  • P
  • R
  • S
  • T
  • U
  • W
  • XYZ
    MEETINGS-OFFICIAL MINUTES
  • Index to Commission Hearings, December 20, 1946 - April 19, 1947
    1946
  • December 20 - First Meeting
  • December 28 - Second Meeting
    1947
  • January 3 - Third Meeting
Box 11
  • January 10 - Fourth Meeting
  • January 15/16 - Fifth Meeting
  • January 24/25 - Sixth Meeting
  • January 31 - Seventh Meeting
  • February 1 - Seventh Meeting (continued)
  • February 7/8 - Eighth Meeting
  • February 14/15 - Ninth Meeting
  • February 21/22 - Tenth Meeting
  • February 28 - Eleventh Meeting
  • March 1 - Eleventh Meeting (continued)
Box 12
  • April 5, 10 - minutes of Division meetings
  • April 11/12 - Twelfth Meeting
  • April 18/19 - Thirteenth Meeting
  • May 16/17 - Fifteenth Meeting
    GENERAL FILE
  • Analysis of the problems before the Commission, May 7, 1947 (3 folders)
Box 13
  • Intelligence Research Project - Foreign Systems of Military and Quasi-Military Training of Civilians, May 2, 1947
  • Memoranda and notes relating to the work of the Commission (folders 1-5)
Box 14
  • Memoranda and notes relating to the work of the Commission (folder 6)
  • Newspaper clippings pertaining to media coverage of the Commission and universal military training

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