WHCF Subject File - FI: Finance

According to the White House Central Files manual, this category was for "material pertaining to superintending and managing the national finance, including collections, disbursements and accounting, taxation, credit and loans, federal budget, securities, investments, and related finance subjects."

Specific exceptions are: federal-state appropriations (see ST); foreign loans and funds, mutual security and foreign aid (see FO); payrolls and deductions for federal employees (see PE); personal financial affairs of the President (see PP); revenue sharing (see FA); travel expenses and per diem of government employees (see PE); travel expenses and per diem of White House employees (see WH).


FI: Finance
Executive 825 pp. / General 40 pp.
Material on national monetary and financial conditions in general, particularly memoranda and correspondence from members of the Council of Economic Advisers and the Secretary of the Treasury, and cross-references on Presidential meetings on the economy and other general financial matters.

FI 1: Accounting
Executive 7 pp. / General 15 pp.
Material on federal government accounting and auditing procedures.

FI 1-1: Accounting: Collections - Receipts
Executive 450 pp. / General 90 pp.
Material on the collection of fees for uses of federally owned property, including grazing fees, royalty returns, toll charges on interstate highways and waterway user charges, especially the Panama Canal.

FI 1-2: Accounting: Disbursements - Expenditures
Executive 325 pp. / General 350 pp.
Material primarily on actions to curb the spending deficit, particularly budget rescissions and deferrals. Also included are information of federal expenditures in general, especially federal pay increases, and cross - references on the cost of energy conservation, tax increases and other budget deficit matters.

FI 1-3: Accounting: Irregularities
Executive 1 p. / General none
One cross reference on the investigation of a Sacramento health plan.

FI 1-3-1: Accounting: Violations of Anti-deficiency Act
Executive 300 pp. / General none
Reports to the President by heads of agencies through the Office of Management and Budget on violations of section 3679 of the Revised Statutes and remedial actions, documenting over-allocation of appropriated funds.

FI 2: Banks - Banking
Executive 300 pp. / General 250 pp.
Material on lending policies of federally regulated banks and savings and loan institutions. Included are correspondence from citizens and the business community complaining of unfair banking practices and guidance memoranda from the White House to executive departments.

FI 3: Bonds - Stocks - Investments
Executive 550 pp. / General 300 pp.
Material on the annual savings bond campaign, the industrial savings bond drive, employee stock ownership programs, and WIN campaign suggestions from the public relating to bonds, stocks and investments.

FI 4: Budget - Appropriations
Executive 2500 pp. / General 225 pp.
Material on proposed budget limitations and federal agency appropriations, excluding the White House budget. Included are correspondence reflecting White House liaison with Congress, briefing papers and meeting agenda on budget issues, memoranda from the President urging agency restraint in future budget requests, comments on legislation and correspondence from the public offering suggestions on lowering the federal budget.

FI 4/FG#: Budget - Appropriations/ (federal agency)
Executive 3000 pp. / General 500 pp.
Material on budget proposals and spending limitations for individual agencies, especially the Department of Defense, including comments on legislation and meeting agenda. Arranged by federal agency file codes.

FI 4/FG 6: Budget - Appropriations/ Executive Office of the President
Executive 150 pp. / General 1 p.

FI 4/FG 11: Budget - Appropriations/ State Department
Executive 150 pp. / General 1 pp.

FI 4/FG 12: Budget - Appropriations/ Treasury Department
Executive 25 pp. / General none

FI 4/FG 13: Budget - Appropriations/ Defense Department
Executive 800 pp. / General 125 pp.

FI 4/FG 14: Budget - Appropriations/ Army
Executive 25 pp. / General 1 p.

FI 4/FG 15: Budget - Appropriations/ Navy
Executive 2 pp. / General none

FI 4/FG 16: Budget - Appropriations/ Air Force
Executive 4 pp. / General none

FI 4/FG 17: Budget - Appropriations/ Justice Department
Executive 150 pp. / General none

FI 4/FG 19: Budget - Appropriations/ Interior Department
Executive 225 pp. / General 25 pp.

FI 4/FG 20: Budget - Appropriations/ Agriculture Department
Executive 90 pp. / General 100 pp.

FI 4/FG 21: Budget - Appropriations/ Commerce Department
Executive 75 pp. / General 16 pp.

FI 4/FG 22: Budget - Appropriations/ Labor Department
Executive 150 pp. / General 30 pp.

FI 4/FG 23: Budget - Appropriations/ Health Education and Welfare Department
Executive 150 pp. / General 150 pp.

FI 4/FG 24: Budget - Appropriations/ Housing and Urban Development Department
Executive 30 pp. / General 3 pp.

FI 4/FG 25: Budget - Appropriations/ Transportation Department
Executive 150 pp. / General none

FI 4/FG 103: Budget - Appropriations/ Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Executive 125 pp. / General 8 pp.

FI 4/FG 106: Budget - Appropriations/ District of Columbia
Executive 125 pp. / General none

FI 4/FG 112: Budget - Appropriations/ Export-Import Bank
Executive 25 pp. / General 20 pp.

FI 4/FG 142: Budget - Appropriations/ Indian Claims Commission
Executive 50 pp. / General none

FI 4/FG 164: Budget - Appropriations/ National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Executive 125 pp. / General none

FI 4/FG 182: Budget - Appropriations/ National Science Foundation
Executive 75 pp. / General none

FI 4/FG 233: Budget - Appropriations/ Veterans Administration
Executive 45 pp. / General 5 pp.

FI 4/FG 236: Budget - Appropriations/ Water Resources Council
Executive 30 pp. / General none

FI 4/FG 239: Budget - Appropriations/ Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Executive 150 pp. / General none

FI 4/FG 293: Budget - Appropriations/ National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
Executive 30 pp. / General 1 p.

FI 4/FG 295: Budget - Appropriations/ United States Postal Service
Executive 60 pp. / General 25 pp.

FI 4/FG 383: Budget - Appropriations/ Energy Research and Development Administration
Executive 80 pp. / General none

FI 4/IT#: Budget - Appropriations/ (international organization)
Executive 10 pp. / General none
Memoranda on budget recommendations and appropriations for the Asian Development Bank and the International Development Association.

FI 4-1: Allocations
Executive 200 pp. / General none
An incomplete set of presidential authorizations for allocation of funds to federal agencies for "unanticipated personnel needs" under provisions of the General Government Appropriations Act. Arranged by year and thereunder in numerical order as received by the White House Central Files. Cross-referenced by appropriate agency file categories.

FI 4-2: Estimates
Executive 3750 pp. / General none
Requests submitted by the President to Congress for supplemental appropriations or changes in appropriations bill language for individual federal agencies, including budget estimates, agency reports and staff notes. Arranged by year and thereunder in numerical order as received by the White House Central Files. Cross-referenced by appropriate agency file categories.

FI 5: Credit - Loans
Executive 175 pp. / General 125 pp.
Material on White House relations with Congressmen, business leaders, bankers and concerned citizens on a variety of credit related problems, including credit legislation, credit card services and lending practices of federal banks.

FI 5-1: Credits: Agricultural
Executive 250 pp. / General 125 pp.
Material on loans of federal funds to encourage rural development or soften the impact of agricultural disasters, complaints or comments from farmers and Congressmen about the policies of the Farmers Home Administration.

FI 5-2: Credits: Aircraft
Executive none / General none

FI 5-3: Credits: Defense Production
Executive none / General none

FI 5-4: Credits: Housing
Executive 500 pp. / General 350 pp.
Material on federal programs for home purchase assistance, home construction and other home finance matters. Included are correspondence with state and local government officials on the shortage of home mortgage funds, comments on legislation and briefing papers for presidential bill signing ceremonies.

FI 5-5: Credits: Railroads
Executive 30 pp. / General 20 pp.
Material on the financial condition of railroad companies, including reports on loans, citizen inquiries about the solvency of specific companies, and cross references on railroad legislation.

FI 5-6: Credits: Schools - Institutions of Higher Learning
Executive 30 pp. / General 10 pp.
Material on loans to private and public schools for building construction and student aid, including information on a proposed student tuition bond and defaults on federally guaranteed student loans.

FI 5-6-1: Credits: Students - Teachers
Executive 50 pp. / General 125 pp.
Material on procedures, regulations and complaints about federal student loan programs, especially information on the problem of defaults on federally guaranteed loans.

FI 5-7: Credits: Small Business
Executive 200 pp. / General 300 pp.
Material on federal credit policies for small businesses, including drafts of legislation, correspondence from Members of Congress forwarding the concerns of small businesses, and correspondence from the public offering complaints or comments about the credit policies of the Small Business Administration.

FI 5-8: Credits: Vessels
Executive 20 pp. / General none
One letter on the Fisheries Loan Fund and the financial plight of commercial fishermen, and one cross-reference on Micronesian fisheries.

FI 6: Credit Unions
Executive 200 pp. / General 4 pp.
Material on credit union practices in general, credit union participation in home mortgages, and legislation of particular concern to credit unions.

FI 7: Funds - Accounts
Executive 20 pp. / General none
Material on non-insured pension funds and cross-reference on legislation and appropriations affecting federal funds.

FI 8: Interest Rates
Executive 75 pp. / General 225 pp.
Material on the prime lending rate and the effect of interest rates on the economy, including correspondence from the public offering interest rate suggestions for the WIN campaign and asking the President to curb inflation by lowering interest rates.

FI 9: Monetary Systems
Executive 475 pp. / General 160 pp.
Material on administration concern for the international monetary situation, especially information on the private purchase of gold, the sale of gold in the international market and currency and coinage issues, particularly the two dollar bill. Numerous cross-references to Council of Economic Advisers reports on monetary and international financial conditions and similar financial matters.

FI 10: Public Debt
Executive 50 pp. / General 75 pp.
Material on proposals to impose a ceiling on federal spending and correspondence from citizens concerned about the budget deficit.

FI 11: Taxation
Executive 400 pp. / General 300 pp.
Material on tax issues in general. Included are legislation for reforming the tax structure or reducing federal taxes and suggestions from the public on tax reduction proposals.

FI 11-1: Taxes: Excise; Estate - Gift; Excess Profit
Executive 350 pp. / General 450 pp.
Material on proposed taxes on gasoline, taxation aspects of the administration's energy program, including increased duties on imported oil, and taxes on gifts and other luxury goods.

FI 11-4: Taxes: Income
Executive 1700 pp. / General 2100 pp.
Material on individual and corporate income taxes. Included are proposals for tax reform legislation, especially tax rebates, drafts and final versions of tax conventions with foreign countries, and suggestions for reform of the tax structure and for use of taxing mechanisms to control inflation and the budget deficit.

FI 11-5: Taxes: Real - Personal Property
Executive 25 pp. / General 25 pp.
Material on possible federal efforts to reverse the trend of rising real and personal property taxes.

FI 11-6: Taxes: Sales
Executive 1 p. / General 10 pp.
Correspondence with the public on the possibility of instituting a national sales tax to curb inflation.

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