Papers, ca.1895-1965.

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Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965. Papers, ca.1895-1965.

Papers, ca.1895-1965.

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, drafts of speeches, appointment books, subject files, documents, photographs, memorabilia and printed materials. Major correspondents in this collection are: Grace Abbott; Arthur J. Altmeyer; Robert T. Amis; Clara M. Beyer; Maty W. Dewson; James A. Farley; Felix Frankfurter; Warner W. Gardner; Carter Goodrich; William Green; Sidney Hillman; Albert Ford Hinrichs; Cordell Hull; Harold Ickes; Hugh S. Johnson; Paul Kellogg; Mary LaDame; Herbert H. Lehman; Katharine F. Lenroot; John L. Lewis; Isador Lubin; Daniel W. McCormack; Frank W. Persons; Gerard D. Reilly; Eleanor Roosevelt; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; John R. Steelman; Lillian Wald; Henry A. Wallace; L. Metcalf Walling; Leo Wolman; and Mary E. Woolley.

71 linear ft. (ca. 71,500 items in 170 boxes & 1 carton of restricted family papers).

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Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965

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Frances Perkins (born Fannie Coralie Perkins; April 10, 1880 – May 14, 1965) was an American sociologist and workers-rights advocate who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, the longest serving in that position, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. She and Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes were the only original members of the Rooseve...

Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

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Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965

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Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963

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Goodrich, Carter, 1897-1971

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Economic historians, professor emeritus of economics at Columbia University. Goodrich served as chairman of the governing body of the International Labor Office, 1939-1945, as chief of the United Nations economic survey mission in Vietnam, 1955-1956, and as a special representative to Bolivia for the Secretary General of the United Nations, 1952-1953. From the guide to the Carter Goodrich Papers, 1918-1971., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) ...

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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...

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National Consumers' League

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Wald, Lillian D., 1867-1940

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Director of Henry Street Settlement in New York City. Miss Wald retired from active directorship in 1932. From the guide to the Lillian D. Wald Papers, 1895-1936, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Lillian D. Wald (1867-1940), a public health nurse and social worker in New York City on the Lower East Side, was a pioneer in American social work and public health. She founded the Henry Street Settlement and the Visiting Nurse Service of...

Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955

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Abbott, Grace, 1878-1939

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Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

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Government attorney, prof. of law, legal scholar, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In service of Federal Gov't., 1906-1914, 1917-1919 in N.Y.? prof. of law, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., 1914-1939; U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1939-1962. Author of books and articles on legal and related topics. Recipient of numerous honorary degrees. Visiting prof., Oxford Univ., England, 1933-1934. From the description of Papers of Felix Frankfurter, 1900-1965 (inclusive), 1939-19...

Wandersee, Winifred D.

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A professor of history at Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y., Wandersee was the author of Women's Work and Family Values, 1920-1940 (1981) and On the Move: American Women in the 1970s (1988). She began this biography of Frances Perkins in 1989 but was unable to finish it before her death from cancer in 1994. From the description of Be ye stedfast : Frances Perkins to mid-life, 1995. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232008911 ...

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