Records of the Food and Nutrition Service. 1965 - 9999. Program Planning, Development, and Historical Files


Records of the Food and Nutrition Service. 1965 - 9999. Program Planning, Development, and Historical Files

1941 - 1964

These records contain memorandums, correspondence, reference materials, issuances, and other documents related to programs as developed by the Food Distribution Division and its predecessors. Much of the records relate specifically to the Industrial Feeding and Food Stamp programs. A portion of these records contain correspondence from Orville L. Freeman, the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, to the Governors of all fifty states sent about a week after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The letter requested that each of the governors' reply with their thoughts and suggestions about President Kennedy's Food Stamp initiative and what could be done to improve the program. Among the notable replies included Alabama Governor George C. Wallace, Michigan Governor George Romney (Detroit, Michigan having been one of the pilot cities used to test the program), and California Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown. Texas Governor John Connally, still recovering from the gunshot wounds he also received during the Kennedy Assassination, had instructed a member of his staff to reply to Secretary Freeman's letter in his place.

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