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Subseries 8. Attorney General's United States Attorneys Advisory Committee

Scope and Content Notes:

Folders here are arranged chronologically and include minutes and reports from the Advisory Committee (AGAC) meetings (1974-1975). "For the first time in the [Justice] Department's history, [AG Richardson] established a mechanism for the systematic input of the ninety-three U.S. Attorneys into the Attorney General's office. The AG's Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys was made of a dozen representative holders of that office and became, over the years, a valuable sounding board for a succession of Attorney Generals. I was among the first appointed to the Committee" ("Evidence" draft, p. 196).

Thornburgh's principal contribution was to co-chair a Subcommittee on Field Offices, the final report of which, dated February 15, 1974, is included here. Most of the focus of this inquiry was on the "Strike Forces" operated out of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the Department's Criminal Division (see "Strike Forces Subcommittee" files here). Materials include: memoranda, reports and annotated articles. Topics covered in this subseries may overlap with Thornburgh's subsequent work as the Assistant Attorney General (1975-1977) in charge of the Criminal Division.

Section: Minutes

Folder 23 The Attorney General's Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys (AGAC) First and Second Reports and Recommendations to the Attorney General 1974-1975
Folder 24 AGAC Meeting, San Francisco, California April 24, 1974 - April 26, 1974
Folder 25 AGAC Meeting, Washington, D.C. June 18, 1974 - June 20, 1974
Folder 26 Report of Legislation and Court Rules Subcommittee to the AGAC September 26, 1974
Folder 27 AGAC Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana October 14, 1974 - October 15, 1974
Folder 28 AGAC Meeting, Washington, D.C. January 14, 1975 - January 16, 1975
Folder 29 AGAC Meeting, Washington, D.C. March 18, 1975 - March 19, 1975

Section: Reports and Collected Material

Box 43
Folder 1 AGAC, Subcommittee on Field Offices (strike forces) 1974-1975
Folder 2 "The United States Attorney's Advisory Committee to the Attorney General of the U.S. Report of Subcommittee on Department of Justice Field Office Operations: Concepts and Relationships with U.S. Attorneys" February 15, 1974
Folder 3-5 AGAC: reports, memoranda, teletypes, annotated articles 1973-1975