Executive Order 12937



The following excerpt (Executive Order 12937) from the Federal Register further affirms the Clinton Administration's commitment to openness.  

President Clinton and Attorney General Reno have made known their intention for increased openness on the part of governmental agencies.  This is demonstrated notably in the memorandum of October 1993, to all agencies from the White House urging increased openness, to reduce FOIA backlogs, and urging agencies to make spontaneous releases of information, and a related memo from Atty. General Reno also of October 1993.  

It is also pertinent to note that President Clinton's Presidential Review Directive 29 (PRD-29), is well under way, operating with clear goals of reducing the amount of classified material, increased declassification and greater release of information to the public.  PRD-29 will result in a re-write of the security provisions of Executive Order 12356. 

We expect that researchers from many interest groups will profit from the material being released.  We hope that the UFO community reaps some benefit from this release of material as well. 

                                        J. Klotz
                                        D. Goudie

Federal Register / Vol. 59, No. 219 / Tuesday, November 15, 1994 
/ Presidential Documents 59097  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Presidential Documents

Executive Order 12937 of November 10, 1994

Declassification of Selected Records Within the Archives of the United States

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered:

Section 1. The records in the National Archives of the United States referenced in the list accompanying this order are hereby declassified.

Sec. 2. The Archivist of the United States shall take such actions as are necessary to make such records available for public research no later than 30 days from the date of this Order, except to the extent that the head of an affected agency and the Archivist have determined that specific information within such records must be protected  from disclosure pursuant to an authorized exemption in the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552, other than the exemption that pertains to national security information.

Sec. 3. Nothing contained in this order shall create any right or benefit substantive or procedural, enforceable by any party against the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities, its officers or employees, or any other person.

November 10, 1994

        /s/ William Clinton

Billing code 3195-01-M

Records in the following record groups ("RG") in the National Archives of the United States shall be declassified. Page numbers are approximate.  A complete list of the selected records is available from the Archivist of the United States.

I. All unreviewed World War II and earlier records, including:

A.   RG 18, Army Air Forces
B.   RG 65, Federal Bureau of Investigation
C.   RG 127, United States Marine Corps
D.   RG 216, Office of Censorship
E.   RG 226, Office of Strategic Services
F.   RG 60, United States Occupation Headquarters
G.   RG 331, Allied Operational and Occupation Headquarters, 
      World War II (including 350 reels of Allied Force Headquarters) 
H.   RG 332, United States Theaters of War, World War II
I.    RG 338, Mediterranean Theater of Operations and European

       Subtotal for World War II and earlier

1,722,400 pp.
   362,500 pp.
   195,000 pp.
   112,500 pp.
   415,000 pp.
4,422,500 pp.

3,097,500 pp.
1,182,500 pp.

 9,500,000 pp.

  21.0 million pp.

Federal Register / Vol. 59, No. 219 / Tuesday, November 15, 1994 
/ Presidential Documents 59098 

II. Post-1945 Collections (Military and Civil)

A.  RG19, Bureau of Ships, Pre-1950 General Correspondence 
      (selected records)
B.  RG 51, Bureau of the Budget, 52.12 Budget Preparation Branch,
C.  RG 72, Bureau of Aeronautics (Navy) (selected  records)
D.  RG 166, Foreign Agricultural Service, Narrative Reports, 1955-61
E.  RG 313, Naval Operating Forces (selected records)
F.  RG 319, Office of the Chief of Military History Manuscripts and
     Background Papers (selected  records)
G.  RG 337, Headquarters, Army Ground Forces (selected records)
H.  RG 341, Headquarters, United States Air Force (selected records)
I.   RG 389, Office of the Provost Marshal General (selected records)
J.   RG 391, United States Army Regular Army Mobil Units
K.  RG 428, General Records of the Department of the Navy (selected
L.  RG 472, Army Vietnam Collection (selected records) 

Subtotal for Other    



1,732,500 pp.

142,500 pp.

5,655,000 pp.
1,272,500 pp.

   407,500 pp.
   933,000 pp.
1,269,700 pp.
4,870,000 pp.
   448,000 pp.
   240,000 pp.
     31,250 pp.
5,864,000 pp.

22.9 million pp.

43.9 million pp.


[FR Doc. 94-28431
Filed 11-14-94; 12:17 pm]
Billing code 7515-01-M


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