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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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February 1956 Treasury Proposal for an “Interstate Highway System Fund”

September 06,2020 This is a two-page document dated February 8, 1956 from the Office of Tax Policy at the Treasury Department. It is a draft legislative provision creating an "Interstate Highway System Fund" to...
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Record of Briefing State Governors on Revised Eisenhower Highway Plan – November 3, 1955

September 06,2020 This PDF file is a one-page memo to Treasury Secretary George Humphrey from Dan Throop Smith, head of tax analysis at Treasury, dated November 4, 1955, about a meeting the previous day where Commerce...
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October 28, 1955 Cabinet Meeting on Highways

September 06,2020 This PDF file contains documents relating to the October 28, 1955 Cabinet meeting. This was another meeting conducted in the absence of President Eisenhower due to his September 24, 1955 heart attack.
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September 30, 1955 Cabinet Meeting

September 06,2020 This PDF file contains records from the Eisenhower Library on the Cabinet meeting of September 30, 1955, which was historic in several respects. as it was the first Cabinet meeting conducted in...
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December 1955 Revised Eisenhower Highway Plan

September 06,2020 This file contains several documents relating to the Eisenhower Administration's revised December 1955 Interstate highway funding proposal (after Congress had rejected the first proposal in July...
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1959 Gore-Eisenhower Letters

September 04,2020 This PDF file is an exchange of letters between Senator Albert Gore (D-TN) and President Eisenhower in the fall of 1959.
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