Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Lynn R. Edminster Papers

Dates: 1925-1969.

Vice Chairman, U.S. Tariff Commission, 1942-1953.

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Size: 8 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: Laura Heller (1969).

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

    PERSONAL DATA
Box 1
  • Autobiographical sketches and commentary on the Edminster papers (2 folders)
    SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS
  • Addresses, articles, and pamphlets (3 bound volumes)

Box 2

  • Documents relative to the controversy attending publication of the Cattle Industry and the Tariff and International Control of Raw Materials
  • Miscellaneous papers by Lynn R. Edminster
  • Newspaper clippings and other notices relating to addresses by Lynn R. Edminster (3 folders)
  • Articles and speeches written by Lynn R. Edminster for others (2 folders)

Box 3

  • Books and pamphlets by Lynn R. Edminster (material transferred to the Book Collection, Harry S. Truman Library)
  • Surveys by Lynn R. Edminster as a private economic consultant on lead and zinc tariff (6 folders) 1957-1964
  • Surveys by Lynn R. Edminster as a private economic consultant, "Cuban Tariff Revision and the Cuban Economy" 1956-1957 (2 folders)
  • Orders for Lynn R. Edminster official appointments

Box 4

  • Miscellaneous memoranda, chiefly re pending trade agreements legislation, 1948, 1949, and 1955
  • Miscellaneous correspondence, 1933-1936
  • Miscellaneous correspondence, 1960-1965
  • Correspondence chiefly on the War in Vietnam, 1963-1969
    UNITED STATES TARIFF COMMISSION FILE
  • Minutes of meetings, November 14, 1944-December 30, 1952 (4 folders)

Box 5

  • Minutes of meetings, January 18, 1953-June 14, 1955 (3 folders)
    INTERDEPARTMENTAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCIAL POLICY FILE
  • Minutes of meetings, May 4, 1934-February 19, 1941
  • Miscellaneous reports to the Committee (5 folders)

Box 6

  • Subcommittee on the restriction of imports
  • Subcommittee on Wage and Hour Legislation (2 folders)
  • Subcommittee to Study Treasury Department Bill affecting the Tariff Act of 1930
  • Subcommittee on Tariff Valuation
  • Subcommittee on Export Restrictions
  • Subcommittee on Flaxseed
  • Subcommittee on Internal (State) Impediments to Foreign Trade

Box 7

  • Subcommittee on Japanese Trade Relations
  • Subcommittee on Export Subsidies
  • Subcommittee on Emergency Restriction of Strategic Materials
  • Subcommittee on Excise Taxes and Other Fiscal Charges on Imports
  • Subcommittee on Agricultural Legislation
  • Subcommittee on Export Subsidies (Eicher and McAdoo Bills)
  • Subcommittee on Study Trade Agreements Act
  • Subcommittee on Raw Material
  • Subcommittee on Nationality of Goods
    INTERDEPARTMENTAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC FOREIGN POLICY FILE
  • Minutes of meetings, January-November, 1946 (2 folders)

Box 8

  • Minutes of meetings, January-November, 1948
    INTERDEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE ON TRADE AGREEMENTS FILE
  • Minutes of meetings, 1934-1937 (7 folders)

Box 9

  • Minutes of meetings, 1938-1939 (7 folders)
  • Minutes of meetings, January-March, 1947

Box 10

  • Minutes of meetings, April, 1947-May, 1949 (5 folders)
    INTERDEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL COMMODITY AGREEMENTS FILE
  • Minutes of meetings, June, 1943-July, 1945
    INTERDEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL COMMODITY PROBLEMS FILE
  • Minutes of meetings, November 8, 1944-June 27, 1945

Box 11

  • Minutes of meetings, July 4, 1945-February 10, 1949
  • Report of the Committee and related correspondence (2 folders)
  • Documents and reports
  • Miscellaneous correspondence
  • Commodity agents and methods of trade (folder 1)

Box 12

  • Commodity agents and methods of trade (folder 2)
  • Buffer stocks (5 folders)
    UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND EMPLOYMENT, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1946, FILE
  • Suggested Charter for an International Trade Organization of the United Nations, September 1946
  • Documents relating to restrictive business practices
  • First meeting of the Preparatory Committee, general information

Box 13

  • First meeting of the Preparatory Committee, documents furnished to United States delegates
  • First meeting of the Preparatory Committee, published or non-confidential materials
  • Lists of delegates
  • Working papers for Subcommittee on Administration and Organization (folders 1-4)

Box 14

  • Working papers for Subcommittee on Administration and Organization (folder 5)
  • Drafts of Preparatory Committee's final report (3 folders)
  • Preparatory Committee's final report
    UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND EMPLOYMENT, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, 1947, FILE
  • Report of the Drafting Committee of the Preparatory Committee, January 20-February 25, 1947
  • An Informal Comparative Analysis, Geneva Draft and New York Draft of the Charter for an International Trade Organization, September, 1947
  • Draft Charter for the International Trade Organization

Box 15

  • Department of State Bulletin, Vol. XVII, Numbers 431, 432, 434
  • Telegram sent August 8, 1947, to American Consul at Geneva
  • Working Papers (folders 1-4)

Box 16

  • Working papers (folders 5-6)
    UNITED NATIONS CONFRENCE ON TRADE AND EMPLOYMENT, HAVANA, CUBA, NOVEMBER 1947-FEBRUARY 1948, FILE
  • Index to the Havana Charter for an International Trade Organization
  • Havana Charter for an International Trade Organization
  • Reports of committee and principal subcommittees
  • Final Act and Documents, April 1948
  • Report on the Havana Charter, prepared for the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives
  • The Havana Charter for an International Trade Organization, an appraisal for the National Association of Manufacturers

Box 17

    LECTURE FILE
  • Committee for a National Trade Policy - A Program for Liberal Trade Policy, March 1959
  • Committee for a National Trade Policy - Trade Agreements Act, 1958 - 1. legislative history, 2. summation of key provisions, June 1959
  • Economic Development - lecture notes, University of Maryland, September 1957-May 1960
  • Economic Foreign Policy - lecture, The American University, 1957
  • Economic and Social History of the United States, outline of a course of lectures, University of Virginia, 1926-1927
  • International Economic Relations - notes used in lecture courses in 1920's and early 1930's

Box 18

  • U.S. Tariff Policy - Vol. I - preliminary review and appraisal of arguments for and against protection
  • U.S. Tariff Policy - Vol. II - historical review: 1791-1934
  • U.S. Tariff Policy - Vol. III - historical review: since 1934; current status
    MISCELLANEOUS FILE
  • Brookings Institution, The Changing Environment of International Relations, A Major Problem of American Foreign Policy, Washington, D.C., 1956 (annotated copy)
  • Committee for a National Trade Policy, 1969-1970
  • "A History of the Tariff," press releases from the office of Senator Paul H. Douglas
  • "Joint State, Commerce, and Agriculture press release on Trade Liberalization," April 25, 1960
  • "Looking Outwards," an address by Eric White, Executive Secretary on Tariffs and Trade before the General Export Association of Sweden, Stockholm, April 6, 1960
  • Music - orchestration of a song written and copyrighted by Lynn R. Edminster
  • Page, Dr. Thomas Walker - manuscript, "Relationship of the Tariff to American Agriculture"

Box 19

  • Pamphlets [2 folders]
  • The Political Economy of American Foreign Policy, reviewed by Harry C. Hawkins, Director of the William L. Clayton Center for International Economic Affairs and Economic Adviser to U.S. Council of the International Chamber of Commerce
  • Tasca, Henry J., The Reciprocal Trade Policy of the United States, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1938 (annotated copy)
  • Vietnam War - material re, 1969-1970
  • List of Materials transferred to the book collections
  • Correspondence, articles, and letters to the press, 1969-1981

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