Papers, 1898-1961, 1921-1961 (bulk)

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Dewson, Molly, 1874-1962. Papers, 1898-1961, 1921-1961 (bulk)

Papers, 1898-1961, 1921-1961 (bulk)

Correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, campaign material, notebooks, scrapbooks, and a diary relating to Democratic Party matters and her government positions on the Advisory Council of the President's Committee on Economic Security and the Social Security Board. Subjects include the campaign of 1936, Equal Rights Amendment, National Consumers' League, social security, women in politics, the New Deal, and women's wages and employment. Correspondents include Grace Abbott, Florence Allen, Clara Beyer, Harriet Elliott, James A. Farley, Felix Frankfurter, Lorena Hickok, Louis M. Howe, Herbert Lehman, Frances Perkins, Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Alfred E. Smith, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, and Sue S. White. Also, her unpublished manuscript of "An Aid to the End."

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Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), Jr., 1917-2007

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Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

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Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944

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

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Henry Agard Wallace (October 7, 1888 – November 18, 1965) was an American politician, journalist, and farmer who served as the 11th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, the 33rd vice president of the United States, and the 10th U.S. Secretary of Commerce. He was also the presidential nominee of the left-wing Progressive Party in the 1948 election. The oldest son of Henry C. Wallace, who served as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1921 to 1924, Henry A. Wallace was born in Adair County, Iowa in...

Perkins, Frances.

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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...

Elliott, Harriet Wiseman, 1884-1947

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Harriet Wiseman Elliott (1884-1947), of Carbondale, Ill., and Greensboro, N.C., served as Dean of Women at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina and as an active member of various political, civic, and federal government committees in the late 1930s and early 1940s. From the description of Harriet W. Elliott papers, 1900-1947. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71788984 ...

Allen, Florence Ellinwood, 1884-1966

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Lawyer and judge, of Cleveland, Ohio. From the description of Papers, 1856-1967, bulk 1901-1967. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 17937526 First woman lawyer to be appointed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, for the 6th circuit, 1934, Allen (1884-1966) had been a judge of the Supreme Court of Ohio, and earlier, judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. From the description of Papers, 1921-1958 (inclusive). (Harvard Universi...

United States. Committee on Economic Security. Advisory Council.

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Howe, Louis M. (Louis McHenry), 1871-1936

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Louis McHenry Howe (1871-1936) was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and moved to Saratoga Springs, New York, where he attended the Saratoga Institute, a private day school. His father had purchased the Saratoga Sun in 1882 and Louis worked for him, eventually taking charge of the publication when his father became ill. He also assumed his father''s supplemental position as local reporter for the New York Herald. In 1906, Howe became involved in an attempt to reform the Democratic Party in New York...

Hickok, Lorena A.

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Newspaper reporter, author. Hickok (1893-1968) was a close friend of Eleanor Roosevelt. She was assigned to cover Mrs. Roosevelt during the 1932 Presidential campaign. She worked with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, 1933-1936, and was the author of several books on Eleanor Roosevelt and Helen Keller. From the description of Papers, 1913-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155523285 ...

Dewson, Molly, 1874-1962

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Mary Williams Dewson was born in Massachusetts and graduated from Wellesley College in 1897. At the Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston) she studied ways to professionalize housework. She was the first head of the parole department (1900-1912) of the Massachusetts State Industrial School for Girls (Lancaster), and worked for a minimum wage in Massachusetts and later with the National Consumers' League. She also worked for woman suffrage, and with the American Red Cross in France, 19...

Abbott, Grace, 1878-1939

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Edith Abbott was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, in 1876. She received her A.B. from the University of Nebraska in 1901 and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1905. From 1906 to 1908, she continued post-graduate studies in economics and political science at the University of London. In 1908, Edith returned to Chicago and became a resident of Hull House until 1920. Between 1908 and 1920, she served as Associate Director of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy at the...

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

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Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, on May 8, 1884, the son of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman. The family, which soon included another boy, Vivian, and a girl, Mary Jane moved several times during Truman''s childhood and youth - first, in 1887, to a farm near Grandview, then, in 1890, to Independence, and finally, in 1902, to Kansas City. He attended public schools in Independence, graduating from high school in 1901. After leaving school, he worked briefly as a ti...

Democratic National Committee (U.S.). Women's Division

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The Women's Division conducted its affairs independently of the National Committee; the Division was headed by Miss Mary Dewson, 1932-1934, Mrs. James H. Wolfe, 1935-1936, Mrs. Thomas F. McAllister, 1937-1940, and Mrs. Charles W. Tillett, 1940-1946. From the description of Papers, 1932-1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155522524 ...

United States. Social Security Board

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National Consumers' League

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Organization founded in 1899 to monitor the conditions under which goods were manufactured and distributed. From the description of National Consumers' League records, 1882-1986 (bulk 1920-1950). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981678 The League was founded in 1898 to improve conditions for workers. From the description of Records, 1912-1949 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006759 The National Consumers' League was founded in 18...

Farley, James A. (James Aloysius), 1888-1976

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Business executive and U.S. postmaster general 1933-1940. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1949. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122446088 James A. Farley was a Democratic party leader and a U.S. Postmaster General. From the description of James A. Farley letter, 1971 Feb. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122411243 Politician. From the description of Reminiscences of James Aloysius ...

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

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Herbert H. Lehman, American politician. He served as Governor of the State of New York from 1933 to 1942, and represented New York in the United States Senate from 1950 to 1957. From the description of Herbert H. Lehman manuscript material : 3 items, 1934-1935 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 708247459 Lehman was Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1928-1932; Governor of New York, 1933-1942; Director General of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administ...

White, Sue Shelton, 1887-1943

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A suffrage worker in Tennessee and on the national level, White, a lawyer, also served as acting secretary to Senator Kenneth McKellar of Tennessee (1920-1926), as executive secretary of the Women's Division of the Democratic National Committee (1930-1933), and as assistant chair of the consumer's advisory board of the National Recovery Administration under Mary Harriman Rumsey (1934-1935). From the description of Papers, 1898-1963 (inclusive), 1909-1963 (bulk). (Harvard University)....

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...

Beyer, Clara E. Mortenson.

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Democratic Party (U.S.)

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