Papers, 1860-1962.


Papers, 1860-1962.

Papers consist of correspondence, memoranda, drafts of speeches and articles, diaries, engagement calendars, manuscripts of her published books, school notebooks, clippings, and other materials. Papers from the White House years include many letters from the general public seeking her assistance, intercession, solace, and advice on economic and social problems caused by the economic distress of the Depression years and complaints during World War II about the draft, military camps, rationing, race riots, and the shortage of goods and services; and her correspondence with the appropriate government agencies about the issues involved. Other subjects include the political and social role of women, women's rights, the Val-Kill furniture factory, prohibition, organizational membership and patronage, her newspaper columns, refugees, political issues, labor, the youth movement, civil liberties, public welfare, education, national defense, condolences on the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, foreign affairs, disarmament, minority rights, her various trips, public aid to parochial schools, the work of New Deal agencies, and her work with the United Nations, 1860-1957; and her notes, outlines, and examinations from the classes she taught at the Todhunter School in New York City, 1928-1932.

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