Creed Carter Black papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
Creed Carter Black papers
Date
1967-1970, 1975
Creator
Black, Creed Carter, 1925-2011
Extent
4.5 Cubic feet
Subjects
Educational law and legislation--United States.
Public health laws--United States.
Public welfare--Law and legislation--United States.
Student movements--United States.
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.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Julie Williams
Preferred Citation
79M1: [identification of item], Creed Carter Black papers, 1967-1970, 1975, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

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.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Appointment books, 1969-1970

  • Box 1, Folder 1
The Appointment book series contains Black's appointment records for meetings and hearings from 1969 to 1970.
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Chronological files, 1969-1970

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
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, 1969 March

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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, 1969 April

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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, 1969 May

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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, 1969 June

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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, 1969 July

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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, 1969 August

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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, 1969 September

  • Box 1, Folder 9
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, 1969 October

  • Box 1, Folder 10
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, 1969 November

  • Box 1, Folder 11
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, 1969 December

  • Box 2, Folder 1
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, 1970 January

  • Box 2, Folder 2
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, 1970 February

  • Box 2, Folder 3
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, 1970 March

  • Box 2, Folder 4
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, 1970 April

  • Box 2, Folder 5
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, 1970 May

  • Box 2, Folder 6
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, 1970 June

  • Box 2, Folder 7
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, 1970 July

  • Box 2, Folder 8
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, 1970 August

  • Box 3, Folder 1
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Congressional liaison reports, 1969-1970

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

, 1969

  • Box 3, Folder 2
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, 1970

  • Box 3, Folder 3
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Emergency school aid, 1970

  • Box 3, Folder 4
The Emergency school aid series contains a loose-leaf booklet concerning the Emergency School Aid Program and the Emergency School Aid Act of 1970.
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General organization and operation, 1969-1970

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
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, 1970

  • Box 3, Folder 6
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, undated

  • Box 3, Folder 7
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Grants, 1969-1970

  • Box 3, Folder 8
The Grants series contains memorandum, correspondence, and other documents concerning grants approved by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
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HEW annual report, 1969

  • Box 3, Folder 9
The HEW annual report series contains a published copy of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's Annual Report for 1969.
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HEW budget, 1971

  • Box 4, Folder 1
The HEW budget series contains a published copy of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's proposed budget for 1971.
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Hearings and legislation, 1970

  • Box 4, Folder 2
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.
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House and Senate hearings, 1969

  • Box 4, Folder 3-4
  • Box 5, Folder 1
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.
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Humor, 1969-1970

  • Box 5, Folder 2
The Humor series consists of correspondence, notes, memos, articles, and other documents containing witty, humorous stories or jokes.
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Legislative briefing book, 1970

  • Box 5, Folder 3
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.
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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1969-1970

  • Box 5, Folder 4
The Miscellaneous correspondence series contains official Department of Health, Education, and Welfare correspondence arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
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News items, 1969-1970

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
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News clippings and releases, 1969-1970

  • Box 5, Folder 7
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, 1969 January-February

  • Box 6, Folder 1
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, 1969 March

  • Box 6, Folder 2
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, 1969 April

  • Box 6, Folder 3
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, 1969 May

  • Box 6, Folder 4
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, 1969 June

  • Box 6, Folder 5
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, 1969 July

  • Box 6, Folder 6
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, 1969 August

  • Box 6, Folder 7
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, 1969 September

  • Box 6, Folder 8
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, 1969 October

  • Box 6, Folder 9
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, 1969 November-December

  • Box 6, Folder 10
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, 1970 January

  • Box 6, Folder 11
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, 1970 February

  • Box 6, Folder 12
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, 1970 March

  • Box 7, Folder 1
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, 1970 April

  • Box 7, Folder 2
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, 1970 May

  • Box 7, Folder 3
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, 1970 June

  • Box 7, Folder 4
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, 1970 July

  • Box 7, Folder 5
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, 1970 August

  • Box 7, Folder 6
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Photographs, 1969-1970

  • Box 7, Folder 7
The Photograph series contains photographs of Creed Black and other officials.
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Policies, 1969-1970

  • Box 7, Folder 8
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.
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Political breakdown by offices, 1969-1970

  • Box 7, Folder 9
The Political breakdown by offices series consists documents recording office structure based on political affiliation for 1969 and 1970.
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Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act, 1975 March

  • Box 7, Folder 10
The Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act series contains a book about the act.
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Reading files, 1969-1970

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
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, 1969 May

  • Box 8, Folder 2
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, 1969 June

  • Box 8, Folder 3
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, 1969 July

  • Box 8, Folder 4
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, 1969 August

  • Box 8, Folder 5
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, 1969 September

  • Box 8, Folder 6
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, 1969 October

  • Box 8, Folder 7
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, 1969 November

  • Box 8, Folder 8
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, 1969 December

  • Box 8, Folder 9
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, 1970 January

  • Box 8, Folder 10
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, 1970 February

  • Box 8, Folder 11
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, 1970 March

  • Box 8, Folder 12
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, 1970 April

  • Box 8, Folder 13
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, 1970 May

  • Box 8, Folder 14
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, 1970 June

  • Box 8, Folder 15
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, 1970 July

  • Box 8, Folder 16
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, 1970 August

  • Box 8, Folder 17
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Reports, 1969-1970

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
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, 1969 July-December

  • Box 8, Folder 19
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, 1970 January-April

  • Box 9, Folder 1
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, 1970 May-August

  • Box 9, Folder 2
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Speeches, 1969-1970

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

, 1969

  • Box 9, Folder 3
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, 1970

  • Box 9, Folder 4
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Student unrest, 1967-1969

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
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House of Representatives Committee hearings, 1969

  • Box 9, Folder 6
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Legislative provisions and administrative action, 1968-1969

  • Box 9, Folder 7
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Office of Education guidelines, 1969

  • Box 9, Folder 8
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Proposal for National Advisory Council and testimony of Secretary Robert Finch, 1969

  • Box 9, Folder 9
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Reports and studies, 1967-1969

  • Box 9, Folder 10
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Testimony before House and Senate committees, 1969-1970

  • Box 9, Folder 11
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.
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Weekly memos to the White House, 1969-1970

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
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, 1970

  • Box 10, Folder 1
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White House memos, 1969-1970

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
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, 1969 May-June

  • Box 10, Folder 3
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, 1969 July-September

  • Box 10, Folder 4
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, 1969 October-December

  • Box 10, Folder 5
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, 1970

  • Box 10, Folder 6
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Personal notes, 1969-1970

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
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, 1970

  • Box 10, Folder 8
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