Hoffman, Anna Rosenberg, 1902-1983

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An expert on labor mediation and welfare services, Hoffman, a Hungarian immigrant, founded her own consulting firm in 1924 and became an advisor to Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, N.Y. Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, and N.Y. Governor Herbert Lehman. She served as regional director for the National Recovery Administration (1935) and the Social Security Board (1936-1943) during the New Deal; on the Retraining and Reemployment Administration (1941-1945), War Manpower Commission (1942-1945), and Office of Defense Health and Welfare Services during WWII; consulted for the National Security Resources Board, Bureau of Employment Security, and War Mobilization and Reconversion Advisory Board in the postwar period; was Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Personnel under George Marshall, the highest post up to that time (1950-1953); and in Sept. 1951 established the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services.

From the description of [Videotape collection] [videorecording]. 1951-1982. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122614707

An expert on labor mediation and welfare services, Hoffman, a Hungarian immigrant, founded her own consulting firm in 1924 and became an advisor to Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, N.Y. Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, and N.Y. Governor Herbert Lehman. She served as regional director for the National Recovery Administration (1935) and the Social Security Board (1936-1943) during the New Deal; on the Retraining and Reemployment Administration (1941-1945), War Manpower Commission (1942-1945), and Office of Defense Health and Welfare Services during World War II; consulted for the National Security Resources Board, Bureau of Employment Security, and War Mobilization and Reconversion Advisory Board in the postwar period; was Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Personnel under George Marshall (1950-1953), the highest post ever held by a woman in the defense establishment; and in Sept. 1951 she chaired the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. In 1919 she married businessman Julius Rosenberg; they had one son and were later divorced. In 1963 she married Paul Gray Hoffman.

From the description of Papers, 1870-1983 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006999

Government consultant; interviewee married Paul Hoffman.

From the description of Reminiscences of Anna M. Rosenberg : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309724000

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referencedIn Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. 1860 - 1964. Correspondence with Harry S. Truman. 1945 - 1962. Harry S. Truman, June 1947-1948. 1945 - 1962. Letter from Harry S. Truman to Eleanor Roosevelt
creatorOf Hoffman, Anna Rosenberg, 1902-1983. [Videotape collection] [videorecording]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Hoffman, Anna Rosenberg, 1902-1983. Papers, 1870-1983 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Lyndon Baines Johnson Archives Collection. 1931 - 1968. Famous Names Correspondence Files
referencedIn Maurice F. Neufeld Papers, 1919-1990, (bulk 1932-1987) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers of Drew Pearson. 1915 - 1969. Files from the Merry-Go-Round Farm
referencedIn Robert Abercrombie Lovett papers, 1919-1986 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn A. Philip Randolph Papers, 1909-1979, (bulk 1941-1968) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979. A. Philip Randolph papers, 1909-1979 (bulk 1941-1968). Library of Congress
creatorOf Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. Letters of tribute to Carl Sandburg [manuscript], 1951-1952. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn James Parton papers, 1914-1986. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Newman, Pauline. Papers, 1903-1982 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Dewson, Molly, 1874-1962. Albums, 1861-1962 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Neufeld, Maurice F. Papers, 1919-1990 (bulk 1932-1987). Library of Congress
referencedIn Lord, Mary Pillsbury, 1904-1978. Papers, 1927-1972 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Sage Colleges Archives. Honorary degree recipient for 1943, Anna Lederer Rosenberg. The Sage Colleges Libraries
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referencedIn Miller, Frieda S. Papers, 1909-1973 (inclusive), 1929-1967 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, (invlusive), (bulk), 1909-1973, 1929-1967 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn President's Secretary's Files (Truman Administration). 1945 - 1960. Personal Files. 1945 - 1953. Roosevelt, Eleanor: General [2 of 3]. 1945 - 1953. Letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to Harry S. Truman
referencedIn Neufeld, Maurice F. Papers of Maurice F. Neufeld, 1919-1990 (bulk 1932-1987). Library of Congress
referencedIn Lovett, Robert A. (Robert Abercrombie), 1895-. Robert Abercrombie Lovett papers, 1919-1986 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Hoffman, Anna Rosenberg, 1902-1983. Reminiscences of Anna M. Rosenberg : oral history, 1957. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Benton, William. Papers, 1839-1973 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986. Chester Bowles papers, 1924-1982 (inclusive). Yale University Library
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associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. person
associatedWith Lasker, Mary Woodard. person
associatedWith Lederer, Charlotte Bacskai. person
associatedWith Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963. person
associatedWith Lord, Mary Pillsbury, 1904-1978. person
associatedWith Lovett, Robert A. (Robert Abercrombie), 1895- person
associatedWith MARY (MOLLY) WILLIAMS DEWSON, 1874-1962 person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Hungary
New York (N.Y.)
United States
United States
Subject
Women and the military
Manpower policy
Children's literature
New Deal, 1935-1939
New Deal, 1933-1939
Government consultants--Interviews
Antisemitism
Korean War, 1950-1953
Occupation
Government consultants
Consultants
Illustrator
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Birth 1902-06-19

Death 1983-05-09

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