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Commission on Government Efficiency and Economy Records

 Collection
Identifier: R0026-CGEE

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.

Dates

  • 1929-1974

Creator

Language

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical Note

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.

Extent

77 Linear Feet

Arrangement

Collections is arranged in six series:
  • Organizational Records & History
  • Minutes
  • Correspondence
  • Financial Records
  • Research Reports & Memoranda
  • Newspaper Clippings

Custodial History

The records of the Commission on Government Efficiency & 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.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by UB Special Collections & Archives Staff
Title
Commission on Government Efficiency and Economy Records
Author
Finding aid created by UB Special Collections & Archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (May 2020).
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives Repository

Contact:
H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA
410-837-4253