Collas G. Harris Papers
Collas G. Harris (1906-1981) was born in Staunton, Virginia and graduated from the Augusta Military Academy in 1928 and attended Washington & Lee University. From 1933-1934, Harris served as Assistant to the Executive Secretary in Charge of Personnel at the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. He served as Executive and Budget Officer at the National Archives from 1934-1942. These papers constitute the bulk of this collection and consist of annual and quarterly reports, correspondence, and memos. From 1942-1948, Harris served in the Air Force and also worked at the Supreme Commander of Allied Powers Headquarters in Tokyo. The material collected here consists of correspondence, lectures, lesson plans, memo, and project reports. Also included is his 201 file. Harris returned to the National Archives in 1948 and remained there until 1952 as Director of Administrative Services. Several boxes of clippings concerning the National Archives and various publications constitute the remainder of the collection.