George H. Boldt Papers, 1971-1973  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Boldt, George H., 1903-
Title
George H. Boldt Papers
Dates
1971-1973 (inclusive)
Quantity
10.0 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 207 (collection)
Summary
George Boldt was a Montana and Washington attorney and judge who served on the Nixon Pay Board. The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, opinions, reports, speeches, select case information, and other documents pertaining to the Pay Board.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

George H. Boldt was born on December 28, 1903, in Chicago. Boldt came to Montana as a child, graduating from Stevensville High School in 1921. He received his A.B. from the University of Montana (then called the State University of Montana) in 1925 and his LL.B. from the same institution in 1926. He was admitted to the Montana bar in 1926; in Washington in 1928; and in all federal courts, including the Supreme Court. From 1928 to 1945, he was a partner in the Seattle firm of Ballinger, Hutson, and Boldt. From 1945 to 1953, he was a partner in the Tacoma firm of Metzger, Blair, Gardner, and Boldt. He also served as assistant attorney general for the state of Washington in 1940 and 1950. In 1953, he was appointed a judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. He became chief judge in 1971.

On October 22, 1971, President Nixon appointed Judge Boldt chairman of the newly created Pay Board, an agency established within the Executive Office under the Economic Stabilization Program. The Pay Board was responsible for overseeing pay increases as part of Phase II of the administration's wage and price freeze program (Phase I, a 90-day wage and price freeze, extended from August to November 1971). In Phase II, the Pay Board, together with the Price Commission, worked to meet the anti-inflationary goals set by the Cost of Living Council. For more further information, see Series XI, Pay Board Background.

Judge Boldt was a trustee of the University of Montana Foundation and a member of various other national judicial and legal organizations. He married Eloise Baird in 1928; they had three children.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, opinions, reports, speeches, select case information, and other documents pertaining to the Pay Board, the Cost of Living Council, and other aspects of Nixon's Economic Stabilization Program.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to The University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], George H. Boldt Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana--Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Pay Board, General Correspondence , 1971-1973Return to Top

0.5 linear feet

This series contains correspondence to and from the Pay Board. It includes internal notes, agendas, and memoranda; requests for information on regulations; requests for exemption from Pay Board guidelines; and invitations to speak.

Materials are arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
November 1971
1/2
November 1971-December 1971
1/3
December 1971
1/4
January 1972
1/5
January 1972
1/6
January 1972
1/7
January 1972-February 1972
1/8
February 1972-March 1972
1/9
April 1972-May 1972
1/10
June 1972
1/11
July 1972
1/12
July 1972
1/13
August 1972-September 1972
1/14
October 1972
1/15
November 1972
1/16
December 1972
1/17
January 1973

Series II:  General Counsel - Memos and Opinions , 1971-1972Return to Top

4 folders

This series contains memoranda and opinions from the General Counsel to the Pay Board.

Arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/18
November 1971-December 1971
1/19
January 1972
1/20
March 1972-June 1972
1/21
July 1972-October 1972

Series III:  Status Reports/Pay Board Proceedings , 1972Return to Top

1.5 linear feet

The series consists of status reports, the contents of which include: approved minutes of Pay Board meetings; status of case inventory, regulations, interpretations, and compliance matters; press releases; summaries of the Cases and Appeals Panel (starting March 3, 1972); and news coverage highlights, weekly Pay Board speakers, and Congressional activities and opinion mail analysis summaries (starting May 30, 1972). From January 17 to March 31, 1972, the status reports include an IRS weekly report with a narrative summary; a section of tables, charts, and maps; and an appendix listing litigation involving wage and price stabilization. Beginning April 3 the IRS report is replaced with a weekly summary from the Cost of Living Council. From January 17, 1972 to May 26, 1972 reports are weekly. Beginning May 30, 1972, reports become bi-weekly and the name changes from Weekly Status Report to Pay Board Proceedings.

Materials are arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
January 17-21, 1972
2/2
January 24-28, 1972
2/3
January 31-February 4, 1972
2/4
February 7-11, 1972
2/5
February 14-18, 1972
2/6
February 22-25, 1972
2/7
February 27-March 3, 1972
2/8
March 6-10, 1972
2/9
March 13-17, 1972
2/10
March 20-24, 1972
3/1
March 27-31, 1972
3/2
April 3-7, 1972
3/3
April 10-14, 1972
3/4
April 17-21, 1972
3/5
April 24-28, 1972
3/6
May 1-5, 1972
3/7
May 15-19, 1972
3/8
May 22-26, 1972
3/9
May 30-June 9, 1972
4/1
June 10-23, 1972
4/2
June 26-July 7, 1972
4/3
July 10-21, 1972
4/4
July 24-August 7, 1972
4/5
August 7-21, 1972
4/6
August 21-September 4, 1972
4/7
October 16-30, 1972
4/8
October 30-November 13, 1972
4/9
November 13-27, 1972
5/1
November 27-December 11, 1972
5/2
December 11-26, 1972
5/3
December 26, 1972-January 8, 1973

Series IV:  Weekly Performance Summaries , 1971-1973Return to Top

1.5 linear feet

This series includes the Weekly Performance Summary (later Weekly Summary) reports of the Economic Stabilization Program, produced by the Office of Operations Review, Cost of Living Council. The reports summarize activities and analyze trends, in graphs, charts, and written summaries regarding inquiries, complaints, requests for exemptions, appeals, and litigation. Except for the first two weeks, which are stapled sheets, the reports are in bound folders. The "weekly" summaries appear every other week between November 10 and November 24, 1972.

Materials are arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
5/4
November 15-19, 1971
5/5
November 29-December 3, 1971
5/6
February 8-15, 1972
5/7
February 22-29, 1972
5/8
February 29-March 7, 1972
5/9
March 7-14, 1972
5/10
March 14-21, 1972
5/11
March 21-28, 1972
5/12
March 28-April 4, 1972
5/13
April 4-11, 1972
5/14
April 11-18, 1972
5/15
April 18-25, 1972
5/16
April 25-May 2, 1972
6/1
May 2-9, 1972
6/2
May 9-16, 1972
6/3
May 16-23, 1972
6/4
May 23-30, 1972
6/5
May 30-June 6, 1972
6/6
June 6-13, 1972
6/7
June 13-20, 1972
6/8
June 20-27, 1972
6/9
June 27-July 4, 1972
6/10
July 4-11, 1972
6/11
July 18-25, 1972
6/12
July 25-August 1, 1972
6/13
August 1-8, 1972
7/1
August 22-29, 1972
7/2
August 29-September 5, 1972
7/3
September 5-12, 1972
7/4
September 12-19, 1972
7/5
September 19-26, 1972
7/6
September 26-October 3, 1972
7/7
October 3-10, 1972
7/8
October 10-17, 1972
7/9
October 17-24, 1972
7/10
October 24-31, 1972
7/11
October 31-November 7, 1972
7/12
November 7-14, 1972
7/13
November 10-24, 1972
7/14
November 24-December 8, 1972
7/15
December 8-29, 1972
7/16
January 1-7, 1973

Series V:  Weekly Highlight Reports and Executive Summary Reports , 1971-1972Return to Top

5 folders

The Weekly Highlight Report was incorporated into the Weekly Summary (Series IV) as of February 29, 1972. Three Executive Summary Reports are also included in this series, December 6 through 8, 1971.

Materials are arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/1
Weekly Highlight Reports
November 27, 1971
8/2
Weekly Highlight Reports
December 6-10, 1971
8/3
Weekly Highlight Reports
February 18, 1972
8/4
Weekly Highlight Reports
February 25, 1972
8/5
Executive Summary Reports
December 6-8, 1971

Series VI:  State and Local Government Committee , 1971-1973Return to Top

5 folders

This series includes correspondence, memoranda, internal notes, and press releases regarding the activities of the Pay Board and the Committee on State and Local Government Cooperation.

Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/6
Correspondence
March 1972-January 1973
8/7
Correspondence
February 1972
8/8
Correspondence
December 1971-January 1972
8/9
Correspondence
November 1971
8/10
Highlights Report
October 6, 1972

Series VII:  Case and Issue Papers , 1971-1972Return to Top

2.0 linear feet

This series includes folders relating to specific cases and issues that came before the Pay Board. Included are correspondence, memoranda, press releases, AP and UPI reports, statements, summaries of issues and cases, transcripts of press conferences and hearings, and submissions and reports to the Pay Board from interested parties.

The documents for each case or issue are arranged in reverse chronological order.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
8/11
Labor Walkout
March 1972-April 1972
8/12
Labor Walkout
March 1972
8/13
Labor Walkout
March 1972
8/14
Incentive Programs
February 1972
8/15
Puerto Rico Case
November-December 1971
8/16
Ohio Case
February-March 1972
8/17
Ohio Case
February-March 1972
8/18
Ohio Case
February 1972
8/19
Executive Compensation
November 1971-November 1972
8/20
Signalmen Case
November-December 1971
8/21
Merit Increase
December 1971-March 1972
8/22
Aerospace Case
December 1971-June 1972
9/1
Aerospace Case
undated
9/2
Coal Case
November 1971
9/3
Pro Sports Case
February-July 1972
9/4
Pro Sports Case
February-May 1972
9/5
Pro Sports Case
May 1972
9/6
Meat Cutters Case
May 1972
9/7
N.Y.C. Employees Case
June 1972
9/8
N.Y.C. Employee Case
June 1972
10/1
N.Y.C. Employees Case
June 1972
10/2
Longshore Case I
March-June 1972
10/3
Longshore Case I
March 1972
10/4
Longshore Case I
March 1972
10/5
Longshore Case II
May-June 1972
10/6
Longshore Case II
May 1972
10/7
Longshore Case II
April-May 1972
11/1
Bookbinders Case
April-May 1972
11/2
Minimum Wage, Working Poor
January-August 1972
11/3
Small Business Exemption
May-June 1972
11/4
Small Business Exemption
March 1972
11/5
Hospital Union Case (NY)
April-December 1972
11/6
Baking Industry Hearing Transcript
November 1972
11/7
Cases I-III, Board Meeting
December 13-15, 1972
11/8
Cases IV-V, Board Meeting
December 13-15, 1972
11/9
Cases VI, Board Meeting
December 13-15, 1972
11/10
Cases VII, Board Meeting
December 13-15, 1972
11/11
Cases VIII, Board Meeting
December 13-15, 1972

Series VIII:  Agenda and Policy Papers , 1972Return to Top

1.5 linear feet

This series consists of agendas and policy papers in bound folders, including agendas, reports, memoranda, and policy papers regarding cases and issues.

Materials are arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
12/1
January 24, 1972
12/2
February 1, 1972
12/3
February 7 and 17, 1972
12/4
February 22, 1972
12/5
February 29, 1972
12/6
March 14 and 20, 1972
12/7
April 12, 1972
12/8
April 25, 1972
13/1
May 2, 1972
13/2
May 23, 1972
13/3
June 6, 1972
13/4
June 27, 1972
13/5
July 12 and 13, 1972
13/6
August 1, 1972
13/7
August 13, 1972
14/1
September 19, 1972
14/2
October 12, 1972
14/3
November 1, 1972
14/4
November 13, 1972
14/5
December 13, 1972
14/6
January 3, 1973
14/7
January 25, 1973

Series IX:  Committee on Health Services Industry , 1971-1972Return to Top

2 folders

This series includes correspondence, memoranda, press releases, a list of committee members, and recommendations produced by the Committee on Health Services Industry under the Economic Stabilization Program.

Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
14/8
December 1971-November 1972
14/9
December 1971

Series X:  Cost of Living Council , 1971-1972Return to Top

0.25 linear feet

This series includes correspondence to and from the Cost of Living Council and the Pay Board; memoranda; press releases; AP and UPI reports; issue papers; orders on delegation of authority of the Cost of Living Council, Pay Board, and Price Commission; and appendices.

Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
15/1
May-July 1972
15/2
November 1971-May 1972
15/3
November 1971
15/4
November 1971
15/5
October 1971-November 1971
15/6
October 1971-November 1971
15/7
November 1971
15/8
November 1971
15/9
October 1971-November 1971

Series XI:  Pay Board Background , 1971-1972Return to Top

0.25 linear feet

This series includes a variety of information, including biographies of Pay Board members; Pay Board history, chronology, and other administrative information; and statements, press releases, and transcripts of press conferences from the White House and Department of Labor. Background information on laws and regulations pertaining to the Pay Board includes Executive Orders; text and background material for presidential address of October 7, 1971; and text of bills and excerpts from the Federal Register and Congressional Register. The series also includes a Pay Board briefing book.

Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
15/10
Pay Board Background
November 1971-November 1972
15/11
Pay Board Background
October 1971-May 1972
15/12
Pay Board Background
November 1971
15/13
Pay Board Regulations
1971-1972
15/14
Pay Board Regulations
1971-1972
15/15
Pay Board Briefing Book, Sections 1-8
1971-1972
15/16
Pay Board Briefing Book, Sections 9-15
1971-1972

Series XII:  Construction Industry Stabilization Committee , 1971-1972Return to Top

0.5 linear feet

This series includes correspondence, memoranda, press releases, reports, orders, directory of committee members, and other documents relating to the activities of the Construction Industry Stabilization Committee and the Pay Board.

Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
16/1
I
April 1972
16/2
I
December 1971-April 1972
16/3
I
October-December 1971
16/4
II
May 1972
16/5
II
October 1971-May 1972
16/6
II
October 1971-May 1972
16/7
II
November 1971-April 1972
16/8
II
March 1971-April 1972
16/9
III
June 1972-January 1973
16/10
III
June 1972
16/11
III
May-June 1972
16/12
III
May 1972
16/13
III
May-October 1972

Series XIII:  Pay Board Minutes , 1971-1973Return to Top

0.5 linear feet

The series consists of minutes of Pay Board meetings. Most of the minutes are signed, indicating they are approved minutes, and some have attached exhibits.

Materials are arranged chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
17/1
Minutes
October 27-December 14, 1971
17/2
Minutes
December 15, 1971-January 13, 1972
17/3
Minutes
January 18-February 17, 1972
17/4
Minutes
February 23-March 16, 1972
17/5
Minutes
March 21-May 8, 1972
17/6
Minutes
May 23-June 28, 1972
17/7
Minutes
July 12-September 27, 1972
17/8
Minutes
October 12, 1972-February 9, 1973

Series XIV:  Other Agencies , 1971-1972Return to Top

2 folders

This series consists of materials produced by the Cost of Living Council and memos and press releases from the IRS and the Pay Board. The Cost of Living Council folder contains one binder.

The IRS folder is arranged in reverse chronological order.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
17/9
Cost of Living Council, Compliance Investigation Status Report and Watch List
September 1972
17/10
IRS Memoranda
November 1971-September 1972

Series XV:  Speeches, Statements, and Testimony , 1971-1973Return to Top

7 folders

The series includes text of speeches and testimony; Pay Board press releases giving text of statements; and memos, correspondence, and background material relating to speaking engagements and hearings. Most of the speeches are by Judge Boldt, but the series includes a few statements by others.

Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
18/1
January-March 1973
18/2
June 1972-February 1973
18/3
April-September 1972
18/4
April-June 1972
18/5
March-May 1972
18/6
January-April 1972
18/7
October 1971-March 1972

Series XVI:  Office of Economic Policy and Case Analysis, Staff Papers , 1972-1973Return to Top

0.75 linear feet

The series consists of papers produced by this office, analyzing various issues.

Materials are arranged chronologically and by EAD or OCE number.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
18/8
EAD 1 - 6
1972
18/9
EAD 7 - 12
1972
18/10
EAD 13 - 14
1972
18/11
EAD 15 - 19
1972
18/12
EAD 20 - 25
1972
18/13
EAD 26 - 31
1972
18/14
EAD 32 - 37
1972
18/15
EAD 38 - 41
1972
18/16
EAD 42 - 51
1972
18/17
EAD 52 - 55
1972
18/18
EAD 56
1972
19/1
EAD 56 - 69
1972
19/2
EAD 70 - 75
1972
19/3
EAD 76 - 85
1972
19/4
EAD 86 - 91
1972
19/5
EAD 92 - 95
1972
19/6
EAD 96 - OCE 100
1972
19/7
OCE 101 - 104
1972
19/8
OCE 105 - 111
1972
19/9
OCE 112 - 118
1972
19/10
OCE 119 - 122
1973

Series XVII:  Pay Board Press Releases , 1971-1973Return to Top

3 folders

The series consists of press releases produced by the Pay Board Office of Public Affairs.

Materials are arranged in reverse chronological order.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
19/11
April 1972-January 1973
19/12
December 1971-April 1972
19/13
November-December 1971

Series XVIII:  Pay Board Regulations and Procedures , 1972Return to Top

0.5 linear feet

The series includes memos, text of regulations, public commentary on proposed recodified regulations, and a Pay Board procedures manual.

Materials are arranged chronologically and by subject.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
19/14
Comparison of Existing vs. Proposed Pay Board Regulations
August 1972
20/1
Memos and Public Commentary Regarding Proposed Recodified Regulations
September 1972
20/2
Pay Specialist's Manual
June 1972
20/3
Recodification: Public Comments and Testimony
August 1972
20/4
Pay Board Specialist Handbook, Ohio Salary Adjustment
ca. 1972

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Anti-inflationary policies--United States
  • Economic stabilization--United States
  • Wage-price policy--United States
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Montana--Missoula--Alumni and alumnae
  • Geographical Names :
  • United States--Economic conditions--1971-1981
  • United States--Economic policy--1971-1981
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • United States--Pay Board.