This collection is available in whole for research use. Some folders may still have withdrawn material due to Freedom of Information Act restrictions. Most frequent withdrawn material is national security classified material, personal privacy, protection of the President, etc.


CRIPPEN, DAN L.: Files, 1988-1989 (2.8 l. ft.; Boxes 1-6)


Office of the Chief of Staff, April 1987-July 1988 (See separate inventory)

Office of Domestic Affairs, September 1988-January 1989


Danny L. Crippen (1952- ) is a consultant, speaker, writer, and has held several federal and Congressional staff positions.


Crippen, a South Dakota native, earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota. During the 1970’s he held positions in NASA, the Brookings Institution (a Washington, DC think tank), the South Dakota state budget office, and the Department of the Treasury. He did his postgraduate work at Ohio State University where he received a Ph.D. in public finance in 1981.


Crippen was the chief Counsel and economic policy adviser to Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr. when the Senator served as Majority Leader of the Senate during President Reagan’s first term.


Crippen left his Senate post to be Executive Director of the Merrill Lynch International Advisory Council, a group of prominent people – including Baker – that provided the brokerage house Merrill Lynch with advice and support. He joined the White House Staff from this position.


In May 1987, Crippen joined the White House Chief of Staff office to assist Chief of Staff Howard Baker with economic and budget policy, trade policy, and related matters. The Library has a collection of material for Crippen’s term in the Chief of Staff office.


Crippen left the White House staff shortly after Baker resigned in July 1988. However, he returned to the White House in September 1988, succeeding Kenneth Cribb as Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs.  Crippen reported to Kenneth Duberstein, the chief of staff, and remained until the end of the Reagan Administration. Crippen later served as Director of the Congressional Budget Office (1999-2003), and as chairman of a panel that advised NASA in the wake of the 2003 space shuttle Columbia disaster, He currently lives in the Washington, DC area where he works as a consultant, speaker, and writer, and serves as the Executive Director of the National Governors Association.


SERIES I: SUBJECT FILE, 1988-1989 (1.9 l. ft.; Boxes 1-6)


This series consists of material related to domestic issues primarily budgetary and trade related. Topics include Airbus, Canadian shakes and shingles, the deficit, trade relations with Canada and Taiwan, FEMA, tax policy, the stock market and other financial markets, housing policy, the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act, Social Security, AIDS, airline legislation, petroleum imports, the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, and the presidential transition process.  This series also includes Crippen’s appointment books from his time in the Domestic Affairs office. It is arranged alphabetically by folder title.


SERIES II: GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE PAY, 1988-1989 (0.1 l. ft.; Box 6)


This series consists of material related to government employee pay.  Material covers the recommendations of the “Quad” Commission. The Quadrennial Commission on Executive, Legislative and Judicial Salaries or “Quad” Commission was an appointed board assigned to monitor and recommend changes in salaries for Senators, Representatives, Federal judges, Cabinet officers and other agency heads. Additional subjects within this series relate to minimum wage, pay freeze, and changes to military pay. The series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.


SERIES III: BUDGET FILES, 1988-1989 (0.8 l. ft.; Boxes 6-8)


This series consists of material relating to the preparation of the Federal budget. Each budget covered one fiscal year (FY), which ran from October 1 to the following September 30. The majority of the series contains documents relating to the preparation of the FY 1990 budget. It is arranged alphabetically by folder title.





Box 1





Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988

Appointment Book – 1988

Appointment Book – 1989

Appropriations (1)-(6)

Base Closing

Bills at Issue

Canada Free Trade Agreement

Child Care

Children’s Television

China-US Trade Agreement Renewal

Choice in Education


Domestic Policy Farewell Address

Domestic Policy Speech (1)(2)

Drug Legislation (1)


Box 2

Drug Legislation (2)

Drug Policy Board

Drug Signing

Early Warning Veto Threats

Economic Message, Fiscal Year 1990

Economic Roundup, October 1988

Election 1988

Ethics Bill

Exchange Rates

Family Support Act

Feed Grain Acreage Reduction Program

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Fetal Research

Friday Economic and Financial Report

FSLIC (Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation) (1)-(5)

FSLIC Commission

Funding for Japanese Internment

GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) – Uruguay Round

Genocide Convention Implementation

Gramm-Rudman-Hollings (1)-(3)

HDTV (High-Definition Television)


Box 3

Highway Tax Exceptions

Homeless (1)(2)

Inspector General Act Amendments

Invitations (1)(2)

Legal Service

Low Income Opportunity Board Report (1)(2)

Major Fraud Act

Medicare Premiums

Minimum Wage

Montana Natural Resources Protection and Utilization

National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research

National Program for Soil and Water Conservation

Natural Gas Policy Act

OCA/DPC/EPC (Office of Cabinet Affairs/Domestic Policy Council/Economic

Policy Council) Activities Memo

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Fine Announcement

Parental Leave

Petroleum Imports/National Security Issues


President’s Export Council Meeting (1)(2)

President’s Weekly Update, 09/09/1988 [Dividers Only]

Press Conference-Mid-Term Review


Regulations (1)-(3)


Box 4

Regulations (4)-(7)

Request for Interview

Request for Meeting


Rice 301

SEC (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission)

Semiconductor Sanctions

Shakes and Shingles

Social Security

Special Access Program-Non-Disclosure Agreements


Stock Market


Supplemental Appropriations

Technical Corrections (1)-(3)


Trade Bill (1)(2)

Trade Bill E.O.

Trade Issues

Trade Regulations

Transition (October 1988) (1)(2)


Box 5

Transition (November 1988) (1)-(11)

Transition (December 1988) (1)-(3)

Transition (January 1989)

Transition Designations

Transition Policy Issues

UN Peacekeeping

Uruguay Round – Mid-Session Review

U.S.-Taiwan Fair Trade Council


Box 6

Welfare Reform (1)(2)

Whistleblower Protection (1)(2)



Box 6, cont.

FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act)/DC

Military Pay

Pay Freeze Absorption

Quad Commission (1)(2)



Box 6, cont.


Budget Briefing

Budget Options

Budget Process

Budget Process Reform

Budget Review Board (1)-(10)


Box 7

Budget Review Board (11)-(12)

EXOP (Executive Office of the President) (1)-(3)

FSLIC Budget (1)(2)

Funding for Drug Programs

FY 89 Budget Management Report

FY 90 Budget (1)-(7)

FY 90 Budget Communication Plan (1)(2)

FY 90 Budget Implementation (1)(2)

FY 90 Budget Management Message


Box 8

FY 90 Budget Credit User Fees

FY 90 Budget Message (1)-(6)

FY 90 Budget Promotion Plan

FY 90 Budget Reform 1988

FY 90 Budget Reports

FY 90 Budget Status Presidential Briefing

FY 90 Budget Supplementals and Rescissions

FY 90 Budget Talking Points