Edward A. Filene papers, 1888-1937 (bulk 1907-1937).


Edward A. Filene papers, 1888-1937 (bulk 1907-1937).

Materials relating to Edward A. Filene's work in the credit union movement (1907-1937) including correspondence with Roy F. Bergengren and speeches and writings; speeches and correspondence relating to Filene's activities with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; correspondence, resolutions, reports, minutes, and clippings (ca. 35 folders) relating to Filene's work in the International Chamber of Commerce; correspondence, speeches, reports, and articles (15 folders) relating to Filene's activites in the League to Enforce Peace, the League of Nations, and the World Court; materials relating to Boston 1915 movement (urban renewal project) including correspondence, booklets, articles, pamphlets, flyers, and newspaper clippings; materials (8 folders) relating to Filene's activities in funding European peace prizes; speech books (1909-1937; loose-leaf volumes of speeches); materials documenting Filene's work in the Massachusetts State Recovery Board; materials (8 folders) relating to Filene's work at William Filene's Sons Co., including his employment contract, relationships with the board of directors and store employees, and controversy involving Louis Kirstein and A. Lincoln Filene that removed Edward A. Filene from active participation in company policies; materials (7 folders) relating to Filene's work with the political campaigns of Woodraw Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt in Massachusetts; and photographs (ca. 600) inserted in four archival albums relating to Filene's personal and business life. Family papers including Clara Ballin Filene's handwritten account (1916; 10 p.) of her early childhood, E.A. Filene's correspondence with his mother Clara Ballin Filene (1920-1926), correspondence with his father William Filene (1888-1898), and correspondence with his brother A. Lincoln Filene (1888-1926); travel books (diaries) kept by Filene containing notes, names of contacts, and events attended; books written by Filene including copies translated into various languages; photocopy of unfinished biography of Filene written by Robert Cantwell; scrapbook relating to Filene's illness with pneumonia in Moscow in 1935; a detailed description of his death of pneumonia in 1937; and other materials including items documenting anti-semitism aimed at Filene and his work relating business forecasting.

16 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 8062404

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