fbpx
Seattle

Document Compilation: Truman Administration Efforts to Reorganize Federal Transportation Functions in 1946

This 105-page PDF file contains 17 original source documents found in the Bureau of the Budget’s transportation reorganization subject file at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.

  1. January 25, 1946 memo from Ernie Williams to Paul David proposing the creation of a Federal Transportation Agency. (8 pages.)
  2. January 30, 1946 memos from Paul David to J. Weldon Jones forwarding, and commenting on, the earlier Williams memo. (2 pages.)
  3. February 8, 1946 memo from C.H. Schwartz, Jr. to Paul David forwarding a February 6, 1946 memo on the topic from W.K. Holl. (3 pages.)
  4. February 11, 1946 memo from C.H. Schwartz, Jr. to a “Mr. Miles” commenting on transportation reorganization plans. (2 pages.)
  5. April 2, 1946 memo from D.C. Stone to Budget Director Smith transmitting a proposed decision memo to President Truman on transportation reorganization. (6 pages.)
  6. April 12, 1946 handwritten memo from Paul David forwarding an April 11, 1946 memo to David from Williams suggesting names for a Federal Transportation Agency head. (4 pages.)
  7. April 13, 1946 draft of a reorganization plan creating a Federal Maritime Agency. (9 pages.)
  8. April 17, 1946 draft of a reorganization plan creating a Federal Transportation Agency. (12 pages.)
  9. April 17, 1946 memo from Ralph Burton entitled “Issues Re Transportation Reorganization Plan. (2 pages.)
  10. April 18, 1946 draft message for President Truman to transmit to Congress to accompany a transportation reorganization plan. (7 pages.)
  11. April 26, 1946 draft of a maritime reorganization plan. (9 pages.)
  12. April 26, 1946 memo from Donald Stone to Budget Director Smith with three appendices: a decision matrix for maritime functions, a draft of the transportation reorganization plan with two alternative maritime sections, and a list of additional proposals for consideration. (19 pages.)
  13. April 27, 1946 draft of a revised section 6 (maritime) of a transportation reorganization plan. (2 pages.)
  14. April 29, 1946 summary of the transportation reorganization plan. (2 pages.)
  15. May 8, 1946 draft of the transportation reorganization plan. (9 pages.)
  16. May 8, 1946 summary of the transportation reorganization plan with discussion of maritime alternatives (8 pages.)
  17. May 21, 1946 memo from A.J. Horn to “Mr. Schaub” discussing maritime alternatives. (1 page.)

 

Be Part of the Conversation
Sign up to receive news, events, publications, and course notifications.
No thanks