Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


GENERAL RECORDS OF THE ECONOMIC STABILIZATION AGENCY:
RECORDS OF THE SALARY STABILIZATION BOARD
(Record Group 296)

Dates: 1951-1953

This collection contains the final report of the Salary Stabilization Board in 1953 as well as printed materials, reports, memorandums, and other items relating to the Board's activities.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 5 linear inches (about 800 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: Documents created by U.S. government officials in the course of their duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Updated by: Rachel McNeill (2013) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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Agency History Note

The Salary Stabilization Board was established as part of the Economic Stabilization Agency (ESA). The ESA was created by executive order as an independent agency under the authority of the Defense Production Act, on September 9, 1950. Its functions were to administer price ceiling and salary stabilization programs during the Korean War. The Salary Stabilization Board, the Office of Price Stabilization, the Wage Stabilization Board, and the Office of Rent Stabilization were among the constituent agencies supervised by the ESA.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection contains materials that document the decisions made by the Salary Stabilization Board in regard to stabilizing salaries in a way that would remain consistent with the new controls being placed on wages, prices, and rents during the Korean War.

Included in the collection are the final report of the Salary Stabilization Board, issued on June 30, 1953, and an appendix to the report. The appendix contains a program operations manual from the Office of Salary Stabilization, which administered the Board's decisions; memorandums, letters, printed materials, reports, and regulations concerning the Board's activities; and a transcript of a meeting of the Board's Professional Sports Panel, in which the participants included baseball legend Ty Cobb and representatives of the major professional sports leagues.

The materials in this collection are duplicates of records at the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.Series
1SUBJECT FILE, 1951-1953
The series consists of printed materials, letters, reports, memorandums, and other items regarding the factors that went into decisions made by the Salary Stabilization Board.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Final Report, June 30, 1953
  • Final Report, Appendix, Volume 1, Programs Operations Manual
  • Final Report, Appendix, Volume 2
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Final Report, Appendix, Volume 3
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Final Report, Appendix, Volume 4

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