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Clay Committee Report Original Transmittal Letter
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Clay Committee Report Original Transmittal Letter

September 12,2020 This is a PDF of the original letter from the five members of President Eisenhower's "Clay Committee" transmitting their final report on "A 10-Year National Highway Program."
January 1956 White House Meeting with GOP Leaders on Highway Bill
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January 1956 White House Meeting with GOP Leaders on Highway Bill

September 12,2020 This is an internal White House summary of the January 31, 1956 meeting between President Eisenhower, his staff and key Cabinet members with House and Senate Republican leaders. The summary is a...
April 1960 Eisenhower Guidelines on Interstate Highway Construction
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April 1960 Eisenhower Guidelines on Interstate Highway Construction

September 12,2020 This PDF file is a copy of a one-page memorandum dated April 11, 1960 from President Eisenhower to the Secretary of Commerce listing seven guidelines on the future construction of the Interstate...
December 1957 White House Meeting With Railroads
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December 1957 White House Meeting With Railroads

September 12,2020 This PDF file contains two documents relating to a December 5, 1957 meeting at the White House between senior Eisenhower Administration staff and seven railroad CEOs, regarding the financial...
November 1959 Eisenhower Meeting on Highways
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November 1959 Eisenhower Meeting on Highways

September 12,2020 This PDF file is a "memo for the record" of a meeting held on November 30, 1959 between President Eisenhower and his Special Assistant for Public Works Planning, John S. Bragdon.
December 1960 Final Report to Eisenhower on the Interstate Highway Program
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December 1960 Final Report to Eisenhower on the Interstate Highway Program

September 12,2020 This is the final report given to President Eisenhower on the status of the Interstate Highway Program, dated December 28, 1960.
March 1960 Interim Report on Highways from John S. Bragdon
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March 1960 Interim Report on Highways from John S. Bragdon

September 12,2020 This is a 100+ page report on the status and future of the Interstate Highway Program, prepared in March 1960 for President Eisenhower by his Special Assistant for Public Works Planning, John S....
1955 White House Internal Debates on Clay Commission Report
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1955 White House Internal Debates on Clay Commission Report

September 12,2020 Records of White House meetings in January-February 1955 to determine whether or not President Eisenhower should endorse the Clay Committee report on highways.
1956 Treasury Secretary Letter to Harry Byrd on Pay-As-You-Build Highways
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1956 Treasury Secretary Letter to Harry Byrd on Pay-As-You-Build Highways

September 12,2020 This PDF is a copy of a letter from Treasury Secretary George Humphrey to Senate Finance Committee chairman Harry Byrd (D-VA), dated March 23, 1956 and marked "personal" and addressed "Dear Harry,"...
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1954 Inter-Agency Committee on the President’s Highway Program

September 07,2020 This is a PDF file of documents from the 1954 “inside” Eisenhower Administration committee originally intended to parallel the “outside” Clay Committee coming up with highway...
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