Oral history interviews, 1947-1974.


Oral history interviews, 1947-1974.

Oral history interviews with transcripts primarily concerning Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), Eleanor Roosevelt, New Deal agency experiences, and other subjects relating to Roosevelt, including Marion Dickerman on Val-Kill Industries; Gabrielle Forbush on FDR in 1932; Thad Holt on relief work in Alabama; interviews conducted by George A. Palmer of the National Park Service about FDR at Hyde Park; A.B. Recknagle on FDR and conservation; Samuel I. Rosenman on his work as special counsel to FDR; interview by Sidney Shalett with Vincent Astor about attempted assassination of FDR in Miami, Fla., 1933; Hilda Smith about her work with the Workers' Service Program, Federal Emergency Relief Administration, and the Works Progress Administration; interviews by Rexford G. Tugwell with Robert Copeland, William Hassett, Louis Joseph, Harry Kannee, Eleanor Roosevelt, James Roosevelt, Margaret Suckley, Henry Toombs, Tap Bennett, and Henry A. Wallace; and Esther Van Wagoner Tufty about women journalists in Washington, D.C.

ca. .5 cubic ft.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt announced donation of his papers and land for a library in December 1938; fund raising and official approval commenced 1939; building was finished by summer 1940. The organization was dissolved in 1960. From the description of Records, 1938-1947. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155523111 Collecting area: Materials relating to the Roosevelt presidential administration and the Roosevelt family. Records of governmental agencies and ...

United States. Works Progress Administration. Workers' Service Program

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Smith, Hilda Worthington, 1888-1984

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Hilda Worthington Smith (June 19, 1888 – March 3, 1984) was an American labor educator, social worker, and poet. She is best known for her roles as first Director of the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry and as a co-founder of the Affiliated Schools for Workers (later known as the American Labor Education Service), though she also had a long career in government service supporting education for underserved groups including women, labor workers, African-Americans and the elder...

United States. National Park Service

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Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady throughout her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office (1933-1945). She was an American politician, diplomat, and activist who later served as a United Nations spokeswoman. A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved–...

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...

Joseph, Louis J.

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Tugwell, Rexford G. (Rexford Guy), 1891-1979

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Economist. From the description of Reminiscences of Rexford Guy Tugwell: oral history, 1950. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527904 From 1934 to 1937 Tugwell was under secretary of agriculture. From the description of Rexford Guy Tugwell [sound recording] : an oral history / interviewed by Charles O. Jackson, June 7, 1968. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 49322584 Rexford G. Tugwell (1891-1979) was...

Toombs, Henry (Henry Johnston), 1896-1967

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Henry J. Toombs, architect and sculptor, was born in Cuthbert, GA; attended the U.S. Naval Academy, 1913-1916; received B.S. (1921) and M.A. (1923) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in architecture; worked for McKim, Mead, and White, New York architects; began independent architectural work for the Roosevelt family, ca. 1926; associated with Eric Gugler, architectural offices in New York City; served as architect for Georgia Warm Springs Foundation; opened offices in Warm ...

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...

Dickerman, Marion, 1890-1983

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Educator. From the description of Reminiscences of Marion Dickerman : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309732816 Educator. Marion Dickerman was interested in labor matters and served in the Women's Division of the Democratic Party with Nancy Cook and Eleanor Roosevelt. These three women built Val-Kill cottage on the Roosevelt estate and later a handicraft factory there. From the descri...

United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration

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In order to counteract the effects of the Depression, the Federal Government founded numerous agencies geared at lowering unemployment and boosting the economy. Among these were the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), created on May 12, 1933; the Civil Works Administration (CWA), established on November 9, 1933; and the Works Progress Administration (WPA-1), established on May 6, 1935. The Civil Works Administration was abolished in March, 1934, with its functions and records transfe...

Roosevelt, James, 1907-1991

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James Roosevelt II (December 23, 1907 – August 13, 1991) was an American businessman, Marine, activist, and Democratic Party politician. The oldest son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt, he received the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism while serving as a Marine Corps officer during World War II. He served as an official Secretary to the President and in the United States House of Representatives representing California....

Astor, Vincent, 1891-1959

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Holt, Thad, 1898-1984

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Broadcasting executive. President and general manager of stations WAPI, WAPI-TV, WAPI-FM, and executive of Alabama Educational Television (AETV). From the description of Papers. 1923-1984. (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 38266317 ...

Forbush, Gabrielle E. (Gabrielle Elliot)

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Forbush was Secretary to Louis Howe, 1932-1936, and Chief, Division of Correspondence, Treasury Dept., 1936-1945. Forbush retired from government service in 1966. From the description of Papers, 1932-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155523029 ...

Hassett, William D., 1880-1965

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William D. Hassett (1880-1965) was born in Northfield, Vermont. He attended Clark University from 1902 to 1904, then became a reporter for the Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont). In 1909, Hassett went to Washington, D.C., where he continued his newspaper career with the Washington Post and the Associated Press, and also served as Washington correspondent for the Cincinnati Enquirer and the New York Telegram. From 1921 to 1925, he served in London as correspondent for the Philadelphia Pu...

Recknagel, A. B. (Arthur Bernhard), 1883-1962

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Arthur Bernhard Recknagel (1883-1962): forester; U.S. Forest Assistant, 1906-1907; Chief of Reconnaissance on National Forests of the West, 1907-1908; Chief of Silviculture, Southwestern District, 1908-1910; Assistant District Forester, 1910-1913, professor of forestry at Cornell, and also chairman of the department; author of numerous books and articles on forestry. From the description of Arthur Bernhard Recknagel papers, 1904-1960 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702168...

Suckley, Margaret, 1891-1991

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Archivist at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. From the description of Papers, 1941-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155525819 ...

Shalett, Sidney.

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Rosenman, Samuel I. (Samuel Irving), 1896-1973

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Lawyer and judge. From the description of Papers, 1945-1966. (Harry S Truman Library). WorldCat record id: 70946898 Judge. From the description of Reminiscences of Samuel Irving Rosenman : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86131331 From the description of Oral history interview with Samuel Irving Rosenman, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309723901 Samue...

Kannee, Henry.

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Copeland, Robert

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Tufty, Esther Van Wagoner, 1896-1986

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Washington D.C. newspaper political columnist. From the description of Esther Van Wagoner Tufty papers, 1938-1953. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418641 ...

Palmer, George R.

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Bennett, Tap.

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