Frances Perkins papers

Frances Perkins papers, ca.1895-1965.
71 linear ft. ( 170 boxes & 1 carton of restricted family papers)
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.
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.
Finding Aid
Finding aid in repository.
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.
Reader must use microfilm of materials specified above.
This collection is located on-site.
Family correspondence is closed. Permission from Susanna W. Coggeshall required to see.
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
The Coggeshall addition must be checked in addition to the main sequence.
Parts 1-V, VIII are on microfilm.
Gift of Frances Perkins, 1955.
Gift of Susanna Coggeshall, 1970-1983, 1985, 1988 & 1992.
Cite As
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frances Perkins papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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