Minutes, memoranda, letters, reports, contracts, and budgets; much mimeographed material. Papers begin in the year the AFI became a private, non-profit corporation, although still relying on government funds, and run through Hanks' years as National Endowment for the Arts chairman. Arranged alphabetically by topic.
Chiefly printed material, including draft reports and background papers of six panels. Panel areas of responsibility included energy; food, health, world population, and quality of life; raw materials, industrial development, capital formation, employment, and world trade; international trade and monetary systems; change, national security, and peace; and quality of life of Americans. Arranged alphabetically; folders for panels arranged numerically.