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Abbreviations and initials used in the comments and topics fields

Revised April 28, 2004

PLEASE NOTE: Additional abbreviations may be added as needed as the collection is processed.

INDIVIDUALS

COMMENTS

 

 

FDR

Franklin D. Roosevelt

HHH

Hubert H. Humphrey

JFK

John F. Kennedy

LBJ

Lyndon B. Johnson (USE INSTEAD OF "The President" or "Johnson")

MCC.

McChesney

MLK

Martin Luther King

RFK

Robert F. Kennedy

 

NOTE: The full name of an individual is used in the Speaker and Other Speaker fields.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS, ETC.

 

 

AEC

Atomic Energy Commission

A.I.D.

Agency for International Development

ARA

Area Redevelopment Administration

B.O.B.

Bureau of the Budget

CAB

Civil Aeronautics Board

CCC

Civilian Conservation Corps

CEA

Council of Economic Advisors

CED

Committee for Economic Development

CIA

Central Intelligence Agency

DOD

Department of Defense

EEOC

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EOB

Executive Office Building

FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

FBI

Federal Bureau of Investigation

FCC

Federal Communications Commission

FDIC

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

FHA

Federal Housing Administration

FMHA

Farmers Home Administration

FNMA

Federal National Mortgage Association ("Fannie Mae")

FPC

Federal Power Commission

FRB

Federal Reserve Board

FTC

Federal Trade Commission

GPO

Government Printing Office

GSA

General Services Administration

HEW

Department of Health, Education and Welfare

HHFA

Housing and Home Finance Agency

ICC

Interstate Commerce Commission

IRS

Internal Revenue Service

JCS

Joint Chiefs of Staff

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NDEA

National Defense Education Act

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NLRB

National Labor Relations Board

NSC

National Security Council

NYA

National Youth Administration

OEO

Office of Economic Opportunity

OEP

Office of Emergency Preparedness

PCEEO

President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity

REA

Rural Electrification Administration

SAC

Strategic Air Command

SEC

Securities and Exchange Commission

TVA

Tennessee Valley Authority

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

USIA

United States Information Agency

VA

Veterans Administration

VISTA

Volunteers in Service to America

WH

White House

WHCA

White House Communications Agency

 

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

 

CENTO

Central Treaty Organization

ECOSOC

Economic and Social Council (United Nations)

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

IDA

International Development Association

IMF

International Monetary Fund

MLF

Multi-Lateral Force

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NLF

National Liberation Front

OAS

Organization of American States

OAU

Organization of African Unity

OECD

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

UN

United Nations

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

 

DOMESTIC BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS

 

 

ABA

American Bar Association

ABC

American Broadcasting Company

ADA

Americans for Democratic Action

AFL-CIO

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

AMA

American Medical Association

AP

Associated Press

ASNE

American Society of Newspaper Editors

BLFE

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers

CBS

Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.

CORE

Congress of Racial Equality

DNC

Democratic National Committee

GM

General Motors

IT&T

International Telephone & Telegraph

KKK

Ku Klux Klan

KTBC

Johnsons' Radio Station, Austin

MFDP

Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party

MGIC

Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation

NAACP

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

NAM

National Association of Manufacturers

NBC

National Broadcasting Company

NYT

New York Times

RNC

Republican National Committee

SNCC

Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee

SWTSC

Southwest Texas State College

SWTSTC

Southwest Texas State Teachers College

TWA

Trans World Airlines

UAW

United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America

UPI

United Press International

UT

University of Texas (at Austin)

 

COUNTRIES AND PLACES (these abbreviations may also be used in the Place field)

 

 

DC

District of Columbia

LA

Los Angeles (NOT Louisiana)

NYC

New York City

UAR

United Arab Republic (Egypt)

UK

United Kingdom

US

United States

USSR

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

 

COMMON USAGE (abbreviations for military ranks can be combined, e.g., LT. COL. for "Lieutenant Colonel")

 

 

ABM

Anti-Ballistic Missile

AFB

Air Force Base

AM

morning (Latin ante meridiem)

ASSN

Association

BBQ

Barbecue

CAPT.

Captain

CPL.

Corporal

CO.

County

COL.

Colonel

CORP

Corporation

DEPT

Department

DEPTS

Departments

DMZ

Demilitarized Zone

DR.

Doctor

EO

Executive Order

GEN.

General

GI

"Government Issue" A member of the American military forces

GNP

Gross National Product

GOV.

Governor

GOVS.

Governors

GOVT

Government

ICBM

Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

JR.

Junior

LT.

Lieutenant

MAJ.

Major

MR.

Mister

MRS.

Mistress

PM

afternoon (Latin post meridiem)

PNO

Program Number

POL

petroleum, oil, lubricants

POW

Prisoner of War

PVT.

Private

REP.

Representative

SAM

Surface to Air Missile

SEN.

Senator

SGT.

Sergeant

SR.

Senior

SST

Supersonic Transport

ST.

Saint

TFX

Tactical Fighter - Experimental

TV

Television

UNIV

University

USS

United States Ship

VE

Victory in Europe (World War II)

VP

Vice President

WWII

World War II