Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


C. Girard Davidson Papers

1930-1977.

Assistant Secretary of the Interior, 1946-1950.

See also C. Girard Davidson oral history.

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Size: 13 linear feet, 7 linear inches.
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 (1979); David Clark (2014); Jan Davis and David Clark (2016).

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

    CORRESPONDENCE FILE
Box 1
  • A - general
  • B - general
  • C - general (2 folders)
Box 2
  • D - general
  • E - general
  • F - general
  • G - general (folder 1)
Box 3
  • G - general (folder 2)
  • H - general (2 folders)
  • I - general
  • J - general
  • K - general
Box 4
  • L - general
  • M - general
  • Mc - general
  • Mitchell, Hugh
  • N - general
  • O - general
  • P - general
Box 5
  • R - general
  • S - general
  • T - general
  • U - general
  • V - general
  • W - general
Box 6
  • XYZ
    CHRONOLOGICAL FILE
  • 1948, March - April
  • 1948, May - June
  • 1948, July - December
  • 1949, January - December
    SUBJECT FILE
  • Administrative Procedure Act, 1946
  • Aluminum
  • Americans for Democratic Action
Box 7
  • Block, Ivan - correspondence, 1946-1950 (2 folders)
  • Boy Scouts
  • City Club of Portland, Oregon
  • City Club of Portland, Oregon, Committee on Racial Relations
  • Civil Rights
Box 8
  • Columbia Basin Reclamation Project
  • Columbia Valley Authority - background material
  • Columbia Valley Authority - general memoranda, 1944-50
  • Columbia Valley Authority - hearings, 1946
  • Columbia Valley Authority - legislation, November, 1944 - June, 1945
  • Columbia Valley Authority - legislation (S.460) July - December, 1945
  • Columbia Valley Authority - legislation correspondence, 1946
Box 9
  • Columbia Valley Authority - legislation (S.460) draft, October 30,1945
  • Columbia Valley Authority - legislation (S.460) draft, November 20,1945
  • Columbia Valley Authority - legislation, printed material
  • Columbia Valley Authority - legislation (S.1716) January - April, 1946
  • Columbia Valley Authority - publications by Hugh Mitchell
  • Columbia Valley Authority - questions for governors and hostile witnesses
  • Columbia Valley Authority - releases and publications
  • Columbia Valley Authority - unclassified material
  • Committee on Economic Foreign Policy
  • Community Chest campaign
Box 10
  • Comparison of activities - TVA-BPA
  • Comparison of activities - TVA-BPA
  • Conference - Postwar Resources Institute, November 6, 1945
  • Conference - Postwar Resources Institute, November 8, 1945
  • Conference - Postwar Resources Institute, November 9, 1945
  • Conference - Wildlife, Recreation and Related Resource Problems, December 1, 1947
  • Conference - Wildlife, Recreation and Related Resource Problems, December 2, 1947
Box 11
  • Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • Congressional correspondence re secretary's visits to Pacific Northwest, 1950
  • Davidson, C. Girard - general correspondence, 1947-50
  • Davidson, C. Girard - resignation of Assistant Secretary of Interior, 1950
  • Department of the Interior - Defense Administrations, 1950
  • Department of the Interior - general memoranda, 1949-50
  • Democratic Conference, Chicago, Illinois, May 13-15, 1950
  • Democratic National Committee (folder 1)
Box 12
  • Democratic National Committee (folder 2)
  • Democratic National Convention, 1948
  • Democratic Party of Oregon
  • Democratic Party meeting, Pocatello, Idaho, October 22, 1948
  • Douglas, Helen Gahagan
  • Economic Council (Council of Economic Advisers)
  • Energy - program staff
  • Field trip, June 14 - July 5, 1950
  • Foreign policy issues
  • Goldy, Dan L.
  • Governors statements re Tennessee Valley Authority
Box 13
  • Hearings on proposed use by the War Department of public lands in Western Utah - Salt Lake City, Utah, September 12, 1946
  • Heart Campaign, 1950 - Washington, D.C. Heart Association
  • Hoover Commission
  • Idaho - memoranda re
  • The Impact of Foreign Aid Upon the Domestic Economy - Report to the President by Council of Economic Advisers, 1947
  • Invitations to speak or attend - declined
  • Memoranda - general
  • New England Democratic Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, November 20-21,1949 (canceled)
  • New England - New York Resources Survey Commission (S.3707), Senate Subcommittee of the Committee on Public Works (Hearing), Reports of Proceedings June 29 and July 5, 1950
Box 14
  • Oregon and California Land Hearings, Eugene, Oregon, January 21-22, 1948
  • Pacific Northwest Coordination Committee - Joint meeting of Departmental and Bureau Representatives, Washington D.C., May 3, 1948
  • Pacific Northwest Coordination Committee - Joint meeting of Departmental and Bureau Representatives, Washington D.C., May 4, 1948
  • Pacific Northwest Coordination Committee - Joint meeting of Departmental and Bureau Representatives, Washington D.C., May 5, 1948
Box 15
  • Personnel data - Department of the Interior (2 folders)
  • Phosphate deposits, proposed regulations for Leasing Public Lands containing - Hearings, Pocatello, Idaho, August 31, 1948
  • Point Four Program
  • Power, 1946-49 (2 folders)
Box 16
  • Power program (people to use)
  • Power report: An Accelerated Power Program for the Pacific Northwest to Meet Defense Production Requirements, February 12, 1951
  • Power report (copies)
  • Power shortages
    TRIP FILE
    1946
Box 17
  • June 16-19, Western states visit (2 folders)
  • June 6-19, Log of Secretary's trip - Western states
  • September 10-24, visit to Western states
  • October 7 - Bluefield, West Virginia
  • November 16 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • December 4 - New York City, New York
    1947
Box 18
  • February 12 - March 3, Yakima, Washington and Pacific Islands
  • May 28 - Bellingham, Washington
  • June 15 - Window Rock, Arizona (Navajo Indian Reservation)
  • August 16 - Portland Oregon
  • September 14 - October 6 - Pacific Northwest
    1948
  • January 13-26, Pacific Northwest
  • March 15-18, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • August 30 - September 5, Alaska and Western states
  • October 21-28, Southwestern Region
    1949
  • February 25-27, Pacific Northwest
  • April 18-26, Pacific Northwest
  • June 4-16, Boise, Portland, Seattle, and Corvallis
  • June 30-July 4, Calais, Maine (Dedication of St. Croix National Monument)
  • August 12-31, Shreveport, Louisiana and Pacific Northwest
  • September 15-30, Pacific Northwest
  • October 24, New York City, New York
  • November 17-18, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • December 11-13, Chicago, Illinois
    1950
  • January 18-20, Springfield, Massachusetts
  • February 2-6, New York City, New York
  • March 24-Virgin Islands (Inauguration of Governor de Castro)
  • April 30-May 1, New York City, New York
  • May 9-10, Princeton, New Jersey and New York, New York
  • May 14-16, Chicago, Illinois (Democratic Conference)
  • July 6-8, New York, Boston and Hartford
  • July 26 - August 2, Pacific Northwest
  • August 22-24, New York City and Hartford
  • August 29 - September 4 - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Notes on trips and conferences for 1950
    SPEECHES, STATEMENTS AND ARTICLES
Box 19
  • Addresses, statements and radio broadcasts, 1945-1947
  • Addresses, statements and radio broadcasts, 1948
  • Addresses, statements and radio broadcasts, 1949 (3 folders)
Box 20
  • Addresses, statements and radio broadcasts, 1950 (2 folders)
    1945
  • May 10, Engineers Club of Seattle, Washington
  • November 6, Postwar Resources Institute Conference, Washington, D.C.
    1946
  • December 4, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York City
    1947
  • May 29, Jefferson Day Dinner, Bellingham, Washington
  • June 25, Columbia Basin Inter-Agency Committee, Walla Walla, Washington
  • July 18, Valley Authority Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • September 13, Public Ownership League, Chicago, Illinois
  • September 21, dedication, Marcus Whitman National Monument, Walla Walla, Washington
  • September 26, Northwest Mining Association, Spokane, Washington
  • November 15, Young Democratic National Convention, Cleveland, Ohio
  • December 10, Subcommittee/Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington, D.C.
Box 21
  • December 17, Press-Radio Wing of American Veterans Committee, Washington, D.C.
    1948
  • March 15, Chalmette National Historical Park Association, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • March 18, Southwestern Louisiana Institute, Lafayette, Louisiana
  • April 30, Federation of American Scientists, Washington, D.C.
  • May 28, Northwest Mining Association, Spokane, Washington
  • June 15, House Public Lands Subcommittee, Washington, D.C.
  • August 31, Hearings on leasing of phosphate lands, Pocatello, Idaho
  • September 10, City Club, Portland, Oregon
  • October 25, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • December 4, Northwest Mining Association, Spokane, Washington
    1949
  • January 31-February 7, statements of the Secretary, Under Secretary, and Assistant Secretaries (Department of the Interior) before the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, U.S. Senate
Box 22
  • February 1, Senate Committee on Interior/Insular Affairs, Washington, D.C.
  • March 5, New York Herald Tribune Forum, New York, New York
  • March 10, House Committee on Public Lands/Subcommittee on Mines
  • March 12, American Society for Public Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • April 5, Tourist and Resort Conference, Pullman, Washington
  • April 15, "Blueprint for Boom," This Week magazine
  • April 22, Young Democrats, Portland, Oregon
  • April 22, Americans for Democratic Action, Portland, Oregon
  • April 23, Young Democratic Clubs, Eugene, Oregon
  • May 10, American Veterans Committee, Washington, D.C.
  • May 13, National Emergency Conference on Resources, Washington, D.C.
  • May 14, Textile Workers Union of America, Worcester, Massachusetts
Box 23
  • May 20, Inter-Church Fellowship, Washington, D.C.
  • June 7, Oregon Bankers Association, Portland, Oregon
  • June 9, Chamber of Commerce, Seattle, Washington
  • June 13, Oregon State Grange, Coos Bay, Oregon
  • June 21, Senate Public Works Committee, Washington, D.C.
  • July 2, St. Croix National Monument, St. Croix Island, Maine
  • July 8, Senate Public Works Committee, Washington, D.C.
  • July 14/18, House Committee on Public Works, Washington, D.C.
  • July 25, House Public Lands Committee, Washington, D.C.
  • August 19, Young Men's Business Club, Tacoma, Washington
Box 24
  • August 26, Public Power Progress Conference, Spokane, Washington
  • August 27, Debate with Governor Carr, Missoula, Montana
  • September 17, Izaak Walton League, Bend, Oregon
  • September 18/19, Western States Democratic Conference, San Francisco (2 folders)
  • September 22, Debate with Senator Dworshak (CVA), Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • September 26, Catholic Conference on Industrial Problems, Portland, Oregon
Box 25
  • September 26, Chamber of Commerce, Portland, Oregon
  • October 15, Forum discussion on CVA (broadcast), Washington, D.C.
  • November 4, Bureau of the Budget, Washington, D.C.
  • November 10, Allied Daily Newspapers of Washington, Vancouver, Washington
  • November 17, Young Democratic National Convention, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • December 9, Federation of Civic Associations, Washington, D.C.
  • December 12, Farm Bureau Federation, Chicago, Illinois
    1950
  • January 18, Springfield Public Forum, Springfield, Massachusetts
  • February 17, Fair Deal Facts Conference (Democratic National Committee), Washington, D.C.
  • February 27, Program Committee Meeting (Interior Department), Washington, D.C.
  • March 4, American Institute of Planners, Niagara Falls, Canada
  • March 17, Debate with Payne Carr (proposed), Seattle, Washington
  • March 24, Inauguration of Governor de Castro, Virgin Islands
Box 26
  • March 28, American Power Association, Washington, D.C.
  • March 29, Harvard University (Public Power), Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • April 24, NCAAP Award, Washington, D.C.
  • April 30, Virgin Islands Civic Association, New York, New York
  • May 3/4, U.S. Technical Conference on Air Pollution, Washington, D.C.
  • May 8, 12, Bureau of Land Management Conference of Regional Administrators, Washington, D.C.
  • May 12, Program Committee Meeting (Interior Department), Washington, D.C.
  • May 15, Democratic National Conference, Chicago, Illinois
  • May 26, UAW-CIO Legislative Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • May 31, Radio broadcast on northwest problems of natural resources
  • June 19, Second Institute of Northwest Resources, Corvallis, Oregon
  • June 23, Grange-AFL Labor meeting, Vancouver, Washington
  • June 29/30, Lectures-Great Plains Workshop, Bozeman, Montana
Box 27
  • July 5, Senate Public Works Committee (S. 3707), Washington, D.C.
  • July 22, Debate with Senator Watkins on CVA (American Forum of the Air broadcast)
  • July 31, Chamber of Commerce Forum, Pendleton, Oregon
  • August 30, American Mining Congress, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • September 25, Training class (subject: mineral resources), Washington, D.C.
  • October 23, Columbia Basin Inter-Agency Committee Banquet, Wallace, Idaho
  • November 2, Radio KLBM (Hell's Canyon Development), LaGrande, Oregon
  • Address (canceled), Snohomish County, Washington
  • Columbia Valley Authority - speech material
Box 28
  • Future speeches - material re
  • Miscellaneous speech material
  • Speech (not given), Methodist Committee for Social Action
  • Speeches prepared for members of Congress re CVA
  • Statement re statehood for Alaska - House Committee on Public Lands
  • Statement - Subcommittee on Royalty oil
  • "Aluminum, Power and Frustration," New Republic, August, 1950
  • Article (proposed) American Forests magazine, June, 1950
  • Journal of the American Institute of Planners - drafts of articles, 1950
  • Material for proposed Argosy magazine article, 1949
  • Published articles
    CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS
Box 29
  • Congressional hearings relating to the Department of the Interior (folders 1-5)
    PUBLICATIONS FILE
Box 30
  • Miscellaneous printed material
    SCRAPBOOK FILE
  • Scrapbooks, 1949-1950 (C. Girard Davidson)
    LOYALTY FILE
Box 31
  • Letter from C. Girard Davidson to the Harry S. Truman Library re additional manuscript material, September 17, 1985
  • Loyalty program - 1947-1948 (2 folders)
  • Loyalty program - 1949-1950
  • Loyalty program - newspaper clippings
  • Secretary Oscar L. Chapman - loyalty probe, September 1950
  • Senator Schoeppel's attack on Interior Department personnel
    CROSS REFERENCE FILE
  • Material transferred to the book collection, HSTL
  • Certificates [2014 accretion]
  • Memorabilia [2014 accretion]
  • Photographs [2104 accretion]
  • Scrapbook, 1940-1949
  • Scrapbook, 1948-1949
  • Scrapbook, 1949-1953

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