Commission on Government Efficiency and Economy Records
Scope and Contents
This collection documents the activities of the Commission on Government Efficiency and Economy in Baltimore, Maryland between 1929 and 1974. Materials are mainly textual and include organizational records and articles of incorporation, meeting minutes of the board of trustees and the executive committee, correspondence, adminstrative files, financial records, research reports, newspaper clippings covering Baltimore local issues and related national topics, and publications.
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
The Commission on Government Efficiency and Economy (CGEE) was founded in 1929. Its predecessor was a volunteer commission on efficiency and economy which functioned from 1923 to 1927. This volunteer commission was concerned with public administration policy and practice, cost, management and operation of Maryland Government. The CGEE's mission after 1929 was to conduct impartial research on local and state government in order to affect higher standards of performance in conducting government affairs. It also sought to stimulate citizen participation by informing citizens about local government affairs.
77 Linear Feet
Collections is arranged in six series:
- Organizational Records and History
- Financial Records
- Research Reports and Memoranda
- Newspaper Clippings
The records of the Commission on Government Efficiency and Economy were deposited at the University's Baltimore Regional Institutional Studies Center in 3 accessions between 1970 and 1974. The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Alan L. Anders on September 30, 1974.
- Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Baltimore
- Commission on Governmental Efficiency and Economy (Baltimore, Md.)
- Finance, Public
- Government productivity
- Local finance
- Local government
- Municipal government
- Politics and government
- administrative records
- clippings files
- financial records
- Finding aid for the Commission on Government Efficiency and Economy Records
- Finding aid created by Special Collections and Archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (May 2020).
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Baltimore Studies Archives Repository
H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA