Rare Book & Manuscript Library

David Hamburg papers, 1949-2003

Series II: United States Government, 1984-2001

The series pertains to Hamburg's advisory work for various agencies from the executive branch of the U.S. Government. It contains correspondence with various government officials and the White House, minutes of meetings, research materials, recommendations and reports. The series initially contained a large number of printed official U.S. government documents, which are preserved and available elsewhere. These publications were discarded, unless they contained manuscript notes by Hamburg; only their title or front pages were retained in order to document the fact of their presence in the collection.

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Subseries II.1: President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

David Hamburg served on President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology Policy (PCAST) within the Office of Science and Technology Policy, a part of the Executive Office of the President (EOP) of U.S. Government. The subseries contains materials on PCAST initiative on race, biodiversity initiative, Education Panel and Children's Initiative, memoranda to President Clinton, and reports to Vice-President Al Core, materials related to the National Science and Technology Council. OSTP files contain a substantial amount of CCSTG materials and reports; for additional CCSTG documents see the Carnegie Corporation of New York Series IV.B

Box 206 Folder 1-30 PCAST subject files, January 1995-October 1995

Box 207 Folder 1-39 PCAST subject files, October 1995-June 1996

Box 208 Folder 1-32 PCAST subject files, July 1996-February 1997

Box 209 Folder 1-40 PCAST subject files, March 1997-June 1997

Box 210 Folder 1-36 PCAST subject files, July 1997-October 1997

Box 211 Folder 1-22 PCAST subject files, November 1997-May 1998

Box 212 Folder 1-26 PCAST subject files, June 1998-February 1999

Box 213 Folder 1-32 PCAST subject files, February 1999-September 1999

Box 214 Folder 1-33 PCAST subject files, September 1999-April 2000

Box 215 Folder 1-31 PCAST subject files, May 2000-2001, undated

Box 216 Folder 1-30 PCAST subject files, 1994-2000

Subseries II.2: Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses

Materials relating to Hamburg's participation in Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses, also within the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and part of the National Science and Technology Council. It includes background materials on stress and immunity from 1985-1996, and documents related to the CCSTG, PDC, and Children and Youth programs of Carnegie Corporation. The files are arranged chronologically.

Box 217 Folder 1-50 PCAST subject files, 1995-May 1996

Box 218 Folder 1-35 Gulf War Illnesses Materials, May 1996-September 1996

Box 219 Folder 1-20 Gulf War Illnesses Materials, September 1996-May 1997

Box 220 Folder 1-22 Gulf War Illnesses Materials, June 1997-1998

Box 221 Folder 1-21 Gulf War Illnesses Materials, November 1992-December 1992

Subseries II.3: Office of President Clinton

The subseries documents David Hamburg's participation in Bill Clinton's Transition Office in November 1992 through April 1993. It also contains materials relating to Hamburgs White House meetings of 1997-1999.

Box 714 Folder 1-15 Clinton Transition Office, December 1992-April 1993

Box 715 Folder 1-8 Clinton Transition Office - end, 1997-1999

Box 715 Folder 9-16 White House Meetings, 1990-1994

Subseries II.4: Secretary of Energy Advisory Board

The series contains the correspondence from the period of Hamburg's service on the Department of Energy Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB).

Box 716 Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Correspondence, 1984-1987

Box 717 Meeting files, 1984-1987

Subseries II.5: Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel

Hamburg served on a number of policy advisory boards in the international security field, including the Executive Panel for the Chief of Naval Operations. He was also a member of the Defense Policy Board of the Department of Defense under U. S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry . The series contains correspondence, minutes of meetings, travel reports, printed matter.

Box 718 Subject Files and Printed materials, 1984-1997

Box 719 Subject Files and Printed materials