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WILLIAM S. BALLENGER PAPERS, 1971-77

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare




SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Materials relating primarily to the recommendation, application, and appointment of individuals to senior positions, advisory committees, and councils within the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW). Also included are documents regarding the process, politics, and policies of appointments to the committees and councils, as well as background information about organizations. This collection also documents the continuing relationships cultivated by William Ballenger with his former constituents and colleagues as he dealt with Michigan-related issues.

In addition, Ballenger acquired the files of Marcia Myers, Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of HEW. Her files constitute the following series: Agency Appointment Files; Advisory Committees and Councils Appointment Files; and Candidate Files. Myers supervised and handled personnel issues as well as the processing of recommendations for, and appointments to, HEW advisory committees and councils.

QUANTITY
6.7 linear feet (approximately 13,400 pages)

DONOR
William S. Ballenger (81-NLF-46)

ACCESS
Open. File units are available as review-on-request. Researchers wishing to view files should consult with an archivist prior to their visit in order to request that specific folders be added to the Librarys review-for-access queue. Even after the completion of this review some items may be temporarily restricted under terms of the donor's deed of gift, a copy of which is available on request, or under National Archives and Records Administration general restrictions (36 CFR 1256).

COPYRIGHT
William S. Ballenger donated to the United States of America his copyrights in all of his unpublished writings in National Archives collections. The copyrights to materials written by other individuals or organizations are presumed to remain with them. Works prepared by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duties are in the public domain.

RELATED MATERIALS
Related materials can be found in the White House Central Files Subject Files categories FG 23 and 23/A (Department of Health, Education, and Welfare), Presidential Personnel Office Files, and the David Mathew Papers.

Prepared by Jeff Senger, 11/17/2015
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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION


William S. Ballenger


March 28, 1941 - Born in Flint, MI

1958-62 - A.B., Princeton University

1963-64 - Reporter, Evansville Press, Evansville, IN

1965-70 - Director of Research for the Michigan Republican State Central Committee

1969-70 - Michigan State House Representative, 87th District (R)

1971-74 - Michigan State Senator, 30th District (R)

1975-77 - Assistant to the Secretary of HEW, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation HEW, Deputy Assistant Secretary of HEW

1977 - MPA, Harvard University

1977-81 - Director, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulation

1982-86 - Michigan State Racing Commissioner

1987- - Founder, Editor, and contributor to Inside Michigan Politics

1993-2004 - Radio Talk Show Host, WKAR-AM

2003-07 - Robert P. & Marjorie Griffin Professor in American Government, Central Michigan University


SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Agency Appointment Files, 1971‑77.  (Boxes 1‑6, 2.4 linear feet)
This series consists primarily of resumes, correspondence, and organizational background material related to political appointments to positions in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, including the National Institute of Health and National Institute of Education. Also included are general materials related to appointments and press releases.

Arranged in two sections: general and organization, thereunder alphabetically.

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Advisory Committees and Councils Appointment Files, 1971‑77. (Boxes 6‑8, 0.8 linear feet)
This series contains letters recommending individuals to membership on advisory committees and councils, background information on candidates, and other records related to appointments. Also included are general materials related to policies regarding the creation and maintenance of advisory committees and councils, as well as Department of Health, Education, and Welfare organizational charts and operational information.

Arranged in two sections: general and organization, thereunder alphabetically.

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Candidate Files, 1975‑77.  (Box 9, 0.5 linear feet)
This series consists primarily of resumes of prospective candidates for political appointments to various positions within the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Occasionally, correspondence and other documents are included in the file.

Arranged alphabetically by candidate name.

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General Files, 1973‑77. (Boxes 9‑16, 3.0 linear feet)
This series contains correspondence, publications, recommendations for appointments to advisory committees and councils, congressional reports and recommendations, personnel files, employee evaluations, as well as Department of Health, Education, and Welfare organizational and operational information.

Arranged alphabetically by file name.

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CONTAINER LIST

Box 1 - Agency Appointment Files

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  • General:
    Foreign Service Officer Exchange Program
    HR 69 Enabled Advisory Council Recommendations
    Mid-Level Positions (Resumes)
    Office of Special Projects (OSP) - Replies to Applicants
    Personnel Hiring
    Press Releases (1)
    Press Releases (2)
    Region IX Management Report
    Schedule C Authorizations
    Supergrade Priority
    Supergrade Requests

Box 2 - Agency Appointment Files

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  • Organization:
    Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA) (1)
    Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA) (2)
    Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
    Assistant Secretary of Education (ASE) Search 1973 (1)
    Assistant Secretary of Education (ASE) Search 1973 (2)
    Comptroller
    Coordinator for Private Proprietary Programs
    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grants and Procurement

Box 3 - Agency Appointment Files

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  • Organization:
    Deputy Commissioner of School Systems (Wheeler, Robert Application)
    Deputy Commissioner for Indian Education
    Health Services Administration (HAS)-Health Resources Administration (HRA)
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
    National Institute of Education (NIE) (1)
    National Institute of Education (NIE) (2)
    National Institute of Education (NIE) (3)
    National Institute of Education (NIE) (4)
    National Institute of Education (NIE) (5)

Box 4 - Agency Appointment Files

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  • Organization:
    National Institute of Health (NIH) Candidates (1)
    National Institute of Health (NIH) Candidates (2)
    Office of Child Development (OCD) (1)
    Office of Child Development (OCD) (2)
    Office of Child Development (OCD) (3)
    Office of Civil Rights

Box 5 - Agency Appointment Files

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  • Organization:
    Office of Education (OE): Organization
    Office of Human Development
    Office of International Affairs
    Office of Regional Liaison (ORL) Resumes
    Office of Special Concerns (1)
    Office of Special Concerns (2)
    Office of Special Projects
    Post-Secondary Education
    Rehabilitation Service Administration

Box 6 - Advisory Committees and Councils Appointment Files

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  • General:
    Advisory Committees and Council Recommendations
    Advisory Committees Creation and Organization (1)
    Advisory Committees Creation and Organization (2)
    Advisory Committees Creation and Organization (3)

Box 7 - Advisory Committees and Councils Appointment Files

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  • General:
    Advisory Committee Vacancies
  • Organization:
    Adult Education
    Aging
    Arthritis, Metabolism and Digestive Diseases
    Bilingual Education
    Blind
    Cancer Panel
    Career Education
    Child Health and Human Development
    Coal Mine Health Research
    Community Schools
    Dental Research
    Development Disabilities
    Diabetes
    Education Professions Development
    Education Statistics
    Educational Research (1)
    Educational Research (2)
    Emergency Medical Services
    Environmental Health Sciences
    Ethnic Heritage Studies
    Extension and Continuing Education
    Federal Hospital
    Financial Aid to Students
    Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    Food Committee

Box 8 - Advisory Committees and Councils Appointment Files

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  • Organization:
    Health Council
    Health Insurance Benefits
    Health Professions Education
    Health Services
    Human Experimentation
    Improvement of Post-Secondary Education
    Indian Affairs
    Indian Health
    International Women's Year 1975
    Mental Health
    Mental Retardation
    National Eye Institute
    National Heart and Lung
    Nurse Training
    Occupational Safety and Health
    Office of Education (OE) Presidential Advisory Committee
    U.S. Presidents Commission on Olympic Sports (1)
    U.S. Presidents Commission on Olympic Sports (2)
    Population Affairs
    Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research
    Regional Medical Programs
    Sickle Cell
    Social Security
    Supplementary Centers and Services
    Women's Education Program

Box 9 - Candidate Files

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  • Brannon, Richard
  • Carleson, Robert
  • Frankel, Harley M.
  • Garrish, Theodore V.
  • Helm, Lewis
  • Honneycutt, Van Buren
  • Lissy, Dave
  • Marik, Bob
  • McDonough, Lawrence
  • Radewagen, Fred
  • Rodriguez, Justine
  • Sabatini, Gloria
  • Shaw, Carl
  • Taft, Robert
  • Trachtenberg, Robert
  • Wing, Susan
  • Wren, Ed

Box 10 - General Files

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  • Assistant Surgeon General Nomination
  • Calendars: 1975-76
  • Correspondence: Feb- March 1975
  • Correspondence: April- June 1975
  • Correspondence: July- Dec 1975
  • Correspondence: 1976
  • Correspondence: Congratulatory
  • Correspondence: Informal Invitations and Requests

Box 11 - General Files

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  • Correspondence: Michigan (1)
  • Correspondence: Michigan (2)
  • Correspondence: Michigan (3)
  • Correspondence: Michigan (4)
  • Correspondence: Michigan: Capital Area Comprehensive Health Planning Association (CACHPA)
  • Correspondence: Michigan: Eaton Rapids Hospital Closing
  • Correspondence: Michigan: Spring Harbor College Physical Education Center Proposal
  • Correspondence: Principia College HEW Internship

Box 12 - General Files

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  • Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
  • List of Positions
  • Mathews, Dr. David
  • Michigan: Bicentennial Film Project
  • Michigan: Projects and Referrals (1)
  • Michigan: Projects and Referrals (2)
  • Michigan: State Medical Society
  • Michigan: Conference of the Public Health Association: 6/3/76
  • Michigan: Conference on Persons with Handicaps: 9/26/75
  • Michigan: Report "Financing Independent Higher Education in Michigan"
  • National Library of Medicine

Box 13 - General Files

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  • Official Travel
  • Personal (1)
  • Personal (2)
  • Personnel
  • Publications: "HEW Facts: Swine Flu"
  • Publications: "HEW Now"
  • Publications: "HEW: People Serving People"
  • Publications: Periodicals

Box 14 - General Files

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  • Recommendations for Advisory Committees and Councils (1)
  • Recommendations for Advisory Committees and Councils (2)
  • Recommendations for Advisory Committees and Councils (3)
  • Recommendations for Advisory Committees and Councils (4)
  • Recommendations for Advisory Committees and Councils (5)
  • Recommendations for Advisory Committees and Councils (6)
  • Recommendations for Advisory Committees and Councils (7)

Box 15 - General Files

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  • Recommendations for Advisory Committees and Councils (8)
  • Recommendations for Advisory Committees and Councils (9)
  • Recommendations for Advisory Committees and Councils (10)
  • Recommendations for Advisory Committees and Councils (11)
  • Recommendations for Advisory Committees and Councils (12)
  • Recommendations for Advisory Committees and Councils (13)
  • Recommendations for Advisory Committees and Councils (14)
  • Recommendations for Advisory Committees and Councils: 1975 Year End Report

Box 16 - General Files

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  • Recommendations for Advisory Committees and Councils: Coal Mine Health Research
  • Recommendations for Advisory Committees and Councils: Director of NIH
  • Recommendations for Advisory Committees and Councils: Policy
  • “Redman's 'Dance of Legislation': A Straight Gloss"
  • “Republican Party: Is there a Future?"
  • Schedule C Appointments, Authorities, and Policies
  • Science Magazine: "NIH Advisory Committees: The Politics of Filling Vacancies"
  • Senate Sub-Committee on Appropriations, HEW and Related Agencies

Box 17 - General Files

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  • Special Projects: The Politics of the HEW Advisory Panel Appointment Process, 1973-76" (1)
  • Special Projects: The Politics of the HEW Advisory Panel Appointment Process, 1973-76" (2)
  • U.S. Government Policy and Supporting Positions, 1973
  • U.S. Government Policy and Supporting Positions, 1976