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Creed Carter Black papers, 1967-1970, 1975

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Julie Williams

Title

Creed Carter Black papers

Date

1967-1970, 1975

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Organized into the following units: Appointment books, Chronological file, Congressional liaison reports, Emergency school aid, General organization and operation, Grants, HEW Annual report, HEW budget, Hearings and legislation, House and Senate hearings, Humor, Legislative briefing book, Miscellaneous correspondence, News items, Photographs, Policies, Political breakdown by offices, Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act, Reading files, Reports, Speeches, Student unrest, Testimony before House and Senate committees, Weekly memos to the White House, and White House memos. Arrangement is chronological, except for the miscellaneous correspondence files, which are arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

79M1: [identification of item], Creed Carter Black papers, 1967-1970, 1975, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

4.5 Cubic feet

10 boxes

Biography/History

Government official and newspaperman, Creed Carter Black, was a native of Harlan, Kentucky. He had a long journalism career with newspapers in Paducah, Kentucky; Chicago; Nashville; Savannah; and Wilmington, North Carolina before joining President Richard Nixon's administration in 1969. In the administration he served as Assistant Secretary for Legislation under Health, Education, and Welfare Secretaries Robert Finch and Elliott Richardson. He left the government in August 1970 to become editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer. In 1977, he became the chairman of the board and publisher of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Scope and Content

The Creed Carter Black papers relate to Black's service as Assistant Secretary for Legislation in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare from 1969-1970. There are three major units of files in this collection: Chronological, Reading, and News Items. The News Items give a comprehensive account of the activities of the department as reported in the nation's leading newspapers. Other files include appointment books, a legislative briefing book prepared for Secretary Richardson, miscellaneous correspondence, photographs, policies, reports, speeches, and weekly memos to and from the White House. Among topics covered are emergency school aid, general organization and operation, grants, annual budget of HEW, hearings and legislation, House and Senate hearings, humor, political breakdown by offices, several files on student unrest, and testimony before House and Senate committees. Roughly three-fourths of these materials consist of correspondence and departmental policy papers.

These papers are of interest for the insight they give into the workings of the first Nixon administration, and the legislative relations of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in particular. They show the relationship of partisan political considerations and the development of public policy, particularly in regard to the Nixon administration's responses to student unrest in the late 1960s.

Subjects

  • United States. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
  • Finch, Robert H., (Robert Hutchinson), 1925-1995
  • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
  • Richardson, Elliot L., 1920-1999
  • Educational law and legislation--United States.
  • Public health laws--United States.
  • Public welfare--Law and legislation--United States.
  • Student movements--United States.

Collection Inventory

I Appointment books, 1969-1970
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

The Appointment book series contains Black's appointment records for meetings and hearings from 1969 to 1970.

II Chronological files, 1969-1970
Scope and Content Note:

The Chronological files series contains typescript drafts and official Department of Health, Education, and Welfare correspondence. The series is organized by month and year.

1969 February
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
1969 March
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
1969 April
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]
1969 May
[Box: 1, Folder: 5]
1969 June
[Box: 1, Folder: 6]
1969 July
[Box: 1, Folder: 7]
1969 August
[Box: 1, Folder: 8]
1969 September
[Box: 1, Folder: 9]
1969 October
[Box: 1, Folder: 10]
1969 November
[Box: 1, Folder: 11]
1969 December
[Box: 2, Folder: 1]
1970 January
[Box: 2, Folder: 2]
1970 February
[Box: 2, Folder: 3]
1970 March
[Box: 2, Folder: 4]
1970 April
[Box: 2, Folder: 5]
1970 May
[Box: 2, Folder: 6]
1970 June
[Box: 2, Folder: 7]
1970 July
[Box: 2, Folder: 8]
1970 August
[Box: 3, Folder: 1]
III Congressional liaison reports, 1969-1970
Scope and Content Note:

The Congressional liaison reports series contains weekly liaison intelligence reports for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

1969
[Box: 3, Folder: 2]
1970
[Box: 3, Folder: 3]
IV Emergency school aid, 1970
[Box: 3, Folder: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

The Emergency school aid series contains a loose-leaf booklet concerning the Emergency School Aid Program and the Emergency School Aid Act of 1970.

V General organization and operation, 1969-1970
Scope and Content Note:

The General organization and operation series contains memorandum and correspondence concerning the organization and operation of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

1969
[Box: 3, Folder: 5]
1970
[Box: 3, Folder: 6]
undated
[Box: 3, Folder: 7]
VI Grants, 1969-1970
[Box: 3, Folder: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

The Grants series contains memorandum, correspondence, and other documents concerning grants approved by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

VII HEW annual report, 1969
[Box: 3, Folder: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

The HEW annual report series contains a published copy of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's Annual Report for 1969.

VIII HEW budget, 1971
[Box: 4, Folder: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

The HEW budget series contains a published copy of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's proposed budget for 1971.

IX Hearings and legislation, 1970
[Box: 4, Folder: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

The Hearings and legislation series contains two published books. The first is a Committee copy of the House bill for discussion on the Family Assistance Act of 1970. The second book records hearings held on the federal response to Hurricane Camille.

X House and Senate hearings, 1969
[Box: 4, Folder: 3-4, Box: 5, Folder: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

The House and Senate hearings series contains eight published books documenting hearings held in the House and Senate. The hearings dealt with the following topics: the Community Mental Health Centers Amendment of 1969 (2 copies); Independent Agency for Credit Unions (2 copies); the Comprehensive Narcotic Addiction and Drug Abuse Care and Control Act of 1969 (2 copies); the Community Mental Health Centers Act Extension; and Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities, 1969.

XI Humor, 1969-1970
[Box: 5, Folder: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

The Humor series consists of correspondence, notes, memos, articles, and other documents containing witty, humorous stories or jokes.

XII Legislative briefing book, 1970
[Box: 5, Folder: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

The Legislative briefing book series contains a report of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's legislative program and outlook for 1970. The book was prepared for Secretary Elliott Richardson.

XIII Miscellaneous correspondence, 1969-1970
[Box: 5, Folder: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

The Miscellaneous correspondence series contains official Department of Health, Education, and Welfare correspondence arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.

XIV News items, 1969-1970
Scope and Content Note:

The News items series contains news stories, which give a comprehensive account of the activities of the department as reported in the nation's leading newspapers.

Publications, undated
[Box: 5, Folder: 5-6]
News clippings and releases, 1969-1970
[Box: 5, Folder: 7]
1969 January-February
[Box: 6, Folder: 1]
1969 March
[Box: 6, Folder: 2]
1969 April
[Box: 6, Folder: 3]
1969 May
[Box: 6, Folder: 4]
1969 June
[Box: 6, Folder: 5]
1969 July
[Box: 6, Folder: 6]
1969 August
[Box: 6, Folder: 7]
1969 September
[Box: 6, Folder: 8]
1969 October
[Box: 6, Folder: 9]
1969 November-December
[Box: 6, Folder: 10]
1970 January
[Box: 6, Folder: 11]
1970 February
[Box: 6, Folder: 12]
1970 March
[Box: 7, Folder: 1]
1970 April
[Box: 7, Folder: 2]
1970 May
[Box: 7, Folder: 3]
1970 June
[Box: 7, Folder: 4]
1970 July
[Box: 7, Folder: 5]
1970 August
[Box: 7, Folder: 6]
XV Photographs, 1969-1970
[Box: 7, Folder: 7]
Scope and Content Note:

The Photograph series contains photographs of Creed Black and other officials.

XVI Policies, 1969-1970
[Box: 7, Folder: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

The Policies series contains official Department of Health, Education, and Welfare memos on subjects including reports to Congress, a request for drafting assistance, and clearance procedures for Congressional Testimony.

XVII Political breakdown by offices, 1969-1970
[Box: 7, Folder: 9]
Scope and Content Note:

The Political breakdown by offices series consists documents recording office structure based on political affiliation for 1969 and 1970.

XVIII Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act, 1975 March
[Box: 7, Folder: 10]
Scope and Content Note:

The Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act series contains a book about the act.

XIX Reading files, 1969-1970
Scope and Content Note:

The Reading files series contains typescript drafts of correspondence, reports, and memorandum for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

1969 April
[Box: 8, Folder: 1]
1969 May
[Box: 8, Folder: 2]
1969 June
[Box: 8, Folder: 3]
1969 July
[Box: 8, Folder: 4]
1969 August
[Box: 8, Folder: 5]
1969 September
[Box: 8, Folder: 6]
1969 October
[Box: 8, Folder: 7]
1969 November
[Box: 8, Folder: 8]
1969 December
[Box: 8, Folder: 9]
1970 January
[Box: 8, Folder: 10]
1970 February
[Box: 8, Folder: 11]
1970 March
[Box: 8, Folder: 12]
1970 April
[Box: 8, Folder: 13]
1970 May
[Box: 8, Folder: 14]
1970 June
[Box: 8, Folder: 15]
1970 July
[Box: 8, Folder: 16]
1970 August
[Box: 8, Folder: 17]
XX Reports, 1969-1970
Scope and Content Note:

The Reports series contains Department of Health, Education, and Welfare memos documenting weekly activity for the department and other related actions.

1969 February-June
[Box: 8, Folder: 18]
1969 July-December
[Box: 8, Folder: 19]
1970 January-April
[Box: 9, Folder: 1]
1970 May-August
[Box: 9, Folder: 2]
XXI Speeches, 1969-1970
Scope and Content Note:

The Speeches series contains drafts, edits, and final copies of speeches given by Creed Black.

1969
[Box: 9, Folder: 3]
1970
[Box: 9, Folder: 4]
XXII Student unrest, 1967-1969
Scope and Content Note:

The Student unrest series consists of material relating to student unrest from 1967 to 1969. These materials include reports, studies, legislative provisions, proposals, background material, and hearing reports.

Background material, 1969
[Box: 9, Folder: 5]
House of Representatives Committee hearings, 1969
[Box: 9, Folder: 6]
Legislative provisions and administrative action, 1968-1969
[Box: 9, Folder: 7]
Office of Education guidelines, 1969
[Box: 9, Folder: 8]
Proposal for National Advisory Council and testimony of Secretary Robert Finch, 1969
[Box: 9, Folder: 9]
Reports and studies, 1967-1969
[Box: 9, Folder: 10]
XXIII Testimony before House and Senate committees, 1969-1970
[Box: 9, Folder: 11]
Scope and Content Note:

The Testimony before House and Senate committees series contains twelve typescript statements which include speeches given by Creed Black at twelve different hearings before several House and Senate Committees.

XXIV Weekly memos to the White House, 1969-1970
Scope and Content Note:

The Weekly memos to the White House series consists of weekly Department of Health, Education, and Welfare memos sent to the White House in 1969 and 1970.

1969
[Box: 9, Folder: 12]
1970
[Box: 10, Folder: 1]
XXV White House memos, 1969-1970
Scope and Content Note:

The White House series contains copies and official memos from the White House to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in 1969 and 1970.

1969 January-April
[Box: 10, Folder: 2]
1969 May-June
[Box: 10, Folder: 3]
1969 July-September
[Box: 10, Folder: 4]
1969 October-December
[Box: 10, Folder: 5]
1970
[Box: 10, Folder: 6]
XXVI Personal notes, 1969-1970
Scope and Content Note:

The Personal notes series consists of Black's notes on his work with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1969 to 1970.

1969
[Box: 10, Folder: 7]
1970
[Box: 10, Folder: 8]

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