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Frances Perkins papers, 1895-1965

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0989
Bib ID 4079571 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965
Title Frances Perkins papers, 1895-1965
Physical Description 71 linear feet (170 boxes and 1 carton of family papers)
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/ldpd_rbml_4079571.pdf
Access

Reader must use microfilm of materials specified above.

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. Box 1-30: Cataloged & uncataloged correspondence; Box 31-41: Documents; Box 42-59: Speeches & articles; Box 60-63: FDR - Letters, memos& documents; Box 64-65: Desk calendars, 1931-1946; Box 66: Misc. documents, 1919-1933; Box 67-69: THE ROOSEVELT I KNEW, manuscripts; Box 70-93: Subject files; Box 94-99: Clippings; Box 100-101: Photographs; Box 102: Scrapbooks; Box 103: Telegrams, etc.; Box 104: Biographical materials; Box 105: Pamphlets, etc. COGGESHALL ADDITION: Box 106-106C: Cataloged correspondence; Box 107: Cataloged manuscripts & documents; Box 108-118B: Uncataloged correspondence; Box 119-133: Speeches & articles; Box 134: Unidentified manuscripts; Box 135: FDR; Box 136-137: THE AL SMITH I KNEW; Box 138-139: Subject files; Box 140-141: Colleges & universities; Box 142-148: Personal materials; Box 149-150: Photographs; Box 151-161: Printed materials & audio tapes; Box 162: Address cards; Oversize folder: Photographs & drawings by Frances Perkins; Restricted box of family papers.

The Coggeshall addition must be checked in addition to the main sequence

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, drafts of speeches, appointment books, subject files, documents, photographs, memorabilia and printed materials. There are notes from her lectures on Sociology at Adelphi College in 1911-1912; papers from 1912-1932, when Perkins served on the Commission for Safety and on the Industrial Commission of New York State; the main body of the material is from the period of her cabinet office, 1933-1945; and some items from her days on the Civil Service Commission, 1946-1953. Also included are personal and family papers.

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.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

Reader must use microfilm of materials specified above.

This collection is located on-site.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frances Perkins papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

Parts 1-V, VIII are on: microfilm.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Entered in AMC 11/26/1990.

Papers Processed HR 02/16/1993.

Revision Description

2018-07-11 Restriction on family papers removed KWS

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Accounts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Addresses, Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Announcements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Annual reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Appointment books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bibliographies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Biographies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Budgets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Calendars (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Calling cards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carbon copies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Card files Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Documents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drafts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fiction (general genre) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Interviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lecture notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lectures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorabilia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorandums Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Microfilms Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mimeograph copies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Obituaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Oral histories (literary works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Outlines Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pamphlets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Press releases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proceedings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proofs (printed matter) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Speeches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stats Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Summaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Testimonies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Abbott, Grace, 1878-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cabinet officers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Christmas cards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Civil defense Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Civil defense -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Conference of Governors on Unemployment and Other Interstate Industrial Problems (Location of meeting: Albany, N.Y.). Date of meeting or treaty signing: (1931 :.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Democratic Party (U.S.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Goodrich, Carter, 1897-1971 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Government executives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Green, William Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Labor unions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lehman, Herbert H (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
National Consumers' League Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New Deal, 1933-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (State) -- Economic conditions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (State). Industrial Commission Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public officers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
State governments -- Officials and employees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Strikes and lockouts -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Unemployment -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Economic policy -- 1933-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Public welfare -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States Civil Service Commission Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Department of Labor Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wald, Lillian D., 1867-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wandersee, Winifred D Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women -- Political activity -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women -- Political activity -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women government executives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women in civil service Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women public officers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women social reformers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Working class -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Government official for New York State and the federal government, including Industrial Commissioner of the State of New York, 1929-1932, and United States Secretary of Labor, 1933-1945. She was actually born in 1880.