Inventory of the Frances Perkins Collection

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview of the Collection

Biography of Frances Perkins

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Organization of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965
Title: Frances Perkins Collection
Abstract: Manuscripts and research materials donated by Frances Perkins to Connecticut College in 1945

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Biography of Frances Perkins

Biography

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of reports and documents retained by Frances Perkins at state and federal agencies.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

Materials must be used within the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections & Archives

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons:
Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965
MacCormack, Daniel W., 1880-1937
Places:
Albany, N.Y.
Washington, D.C.
Subjects:
United States. Dept. of Labor
New York (State). Industrial Commission
New Deal 1933-1939
United States. Immigration and Naturalization Service
Document Types:

Correspondence

Records
Reports

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Related Material

Other collections of Frances Perkins papers are held by the Mt. Holyoke College and Cornell University.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Frances Perkins Collection, Linda Lear Center for Special Collections & Archives, Connecticut College

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection

Frances Perkins Papers

Binder
1-45 45 bound reports documenting the proceedings of the Statewide Coordination Meeting of federal agencies operating in individual states, April 6-May 27, 1936. New York, Maine, and Delaware are not included.
46-49 Committee on economic security, 1934: Unemployment compensation.
50 Committee on economic security, 1934: Child welfare.
51 Committee on economic security, 1934: Relief and public employment.
52 Committee on economic security, 1934: Unemployment opportunities.
53-54 Committee on economic security, 1934: Social insurance.
55 Committee on economic security, 1934: Health in relation to economic security.
56-57 Committee on economic security, 1934: Committee activities.
58 Committee on economic security, 1934: Committee publications.
59-61

Committee on economic security, 1934: Congressional material.

 

Box Folder
1 1 Addresses of Daniel W. MacCormack, Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, May 9, 1933-October 16, 1934 (20 addresses).
2 Addresses of Daniel W. MacCormack, October 25, 1934-March 10, 1935 (20 addresses).
3 Addresses of Daniel W. MacCormack, May 11, 1935-December 10, 1935 (20 addresses)
4 Addresses of Daniel W. MacCormack, December 13, 1935-February 10, 1936 (15 addresses)
2 1 Addresses of Daniel W. MacCormack, February 11, 1936-October 21, 1936 (17 addresses)
2 Papers relating to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (25 documents)
3 Papers relating to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (25 documents)
4 Papers relating to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (20 documents)
3 1 Letters of congratulation sent to Perkins on her appointment as Industrial Commissioner of New York State, 1929:
Abbott, Grace; Aime, Adah Hopkins; Alexander, Elizabeth; Anderson, Mary; Baker, Elizabeth Faulkner; Bannon, Anna C.; Barcalo, E.J.; Barnard, Seymour; Beard, Emma; Belding, Josephine; Bidwell, Bertha; Blankenhorn, Mary D.; Blatchly, Charles K.; Bloch, Maurice; Block, Siegfried; Block, S. John; Bolg, Madeline; Bonney, John W.; Boorstein, Samuel w.; Boyle, Edward F.; Brady, Peter J.; Brandeis, Susan; Brown, Dorothy Kirchwey; Brown, Stewart; Bruere, Jane; Buckley, Edward W.; Bulbs, Jeannette; Bureau of Inspection; Bureau of Statistics; Bureau of Women; Burns, John J.; Campbell, Kate; Carr, Emma J.; Catrevas, Christine; Cefaranno, Joseph; Chairman Office; Cherry, Charles E.; Childs, Grace and Richard; Clark, Mary Augusta; Clasen, William F.; Coleman, Robert F.; Collins, Winnie; Connor, Jeremiah F.; Cooper, Robert J.; Corwin, E.H.L.; Cunningham, Frederick H.; Daly, Mark H.; DeBisschop, F.J.; Deckelman, Charles; Deluca, Anthony M.; Derby, John H.; Deutschberger, Samuel; Devins, Mrs. Edward A.; Dewson, Mary; Dodge, martin; Donahue, William H.; Downey, P.J.; Doyle, William; Dreier, Mrs. H. Edward; Dreyfuss, Henrietta R.; Dutcher, Elizabeth; Dutton, Geo. P.; Eben, Mary; Eberle, Steenie; Elliott, Marion; Ernst, Morris L.; Erskine, W.R.; Fahey, Sara, H.; Fields, Harold; Finley, John H.; Fitzmaurice, Robert M.; Flaesch, Charles C.; Flynn, John J.; Folks, Homer; Foster, Lily F.; Frank, Lawrence K.; Frankel, Florence Hulton; Freiberger, Sadie; Goericke, Ann; Goldberg, H. Charles; Goldmark, Josephine; Goldsmith, Irving H.; Good, Mrs. William H.; Gorman, William J.; Graham, Thomas; Greembaum, S.; Guilfoyle, Leo J.

2 Letters of congratulation sent to Perkins on her appointment as Industrial Commissioner of New York State, 1929:
Hall, George A.; Halliday, Jane Caskey; Hanning, Helen; Hardy, Edward M.; Harned, Daniel V.; Harris, Louis I.; Haskins, G.F.; Havens, L.; Hawley, Betty; Heller, Judith; Higgins, John D.; Himmelwright, A.L.A.; Hill, L.W.; Hodson, William; Hofheimer, Mrs. Henry; Hopkins, Mary R.; Howells, Mrs. John; Huffaker, Lucy; Hughes, P.J.; Hughes, William M.; Huyck, Edmund N.; Hyers, John Samuel; Industrial Board; Industrial Committee of Central Branch of; the Y.W.C.A., Buffalo, New York; Jackson, Edward D.; Jackson, Percy; Jarvis, R.W.; Johnson, Ethel M.; Johnstone, Floyd W.; Jordan, William F.; Karlin, William; Keenan, James J.; Kehoe, Laura D.; Kelly, Florence; Kellor, Frances; Kennaday, Paul; Kenyon, Dorothy,; King, Edith Shatto; Kingsbury, John A.; Kirkus, Alfred R.; Kirivan, A.C.; Klots, Allen T.; Klueg, Grace B.; Kurzman, Samuel R.; Lang, F.H.; La Guardia, F.H.; Lasker, Florina; Lathrop, Julia C.; Leach, Agnes; Leighton, Etta V.; Leslie, Warren; Lewis, W.E.; Lewisohn, S.A.; Lewy, Dr. K.; Little, Alice R.; Lobsenz, Johanna; Lockwood, Charles C.; Lovejoy, Owen R.; Lynch, James M; Lynch, Thomas M.; McCracken, John W.; MacDonald, George D.; McGlade, P.J.; McMahon, Minnie M.; Maddock, Elizabeth; Maginnis, Samuel Abbot; Magovern, Mae A.; Marakle, W.A.; Marguilies, Larry J.; Merrill, Mabel G.; Merritt, Charles F.; Meyer, Max; Mills, Harriet May; Minassian, David; Minor, Jeanie V.; Moot, Adelbert; Morgenthau, Henry; Morley, R.B.; Moskowitz, Marcella; Murphy, Hugh J.
3 Letters of congratulation sent to Perkins on her appointment as Industrial Commissioner of New York State, 1929:
Nathan, Mrs. Frederick; Nelle; Newman, Pauline; Norris, Jean H.; Norris, Katherine H.; Nunan, W.J.; Nye, B.W.; O’Brien, Philip J.; O’Hanlon, John M.; Old-Timers; Osnato, Michael; Otis, Mrs. Stanley L.; Parsons, Geoffrey; Paterson, Mrs. J.H.; Paterson, Evelyn B.; Patton, W.A.; Peabody, A.; Peck, Edith W.; Penfield, William Warner; Perhamus, Belle; Phillips, Nathaniel; Pierce, Florence C.; Pierson, T.G.R.; Pisani, Antonio; Pollak, Marion; Porter, H.F.J.; Potofsky, Jacob S.; Prince, George M.; Wuinn, Barbara S.; Rabiner, A.M.; Radin, Herman T; Razovsky, Cecilia; Referees, State Dept. of Labor; Richards, W.C.; Rothstein, Henrietta; Ruly, Freda; Ryan, Jeremiah; Rybicki, Edward C.; Sabloff, Janet; Sayer, Henry D.; Scannell, J. Frank; Schneiderman, Rose; Schilling, John M.; Schwartz, Louis G.; Seigworth, V. Freda; Shinn, Anne O’Hagan; Shientag, Bernard L.; Sire, Lillian R.; Smith, Alice C.; Smith, Sudney J.; Snyder, Leroy E.; Spence, Peter C.; Stearns, Martin H.; Stein, Gertrude R.; Stokes, Harold Phelps; Straus, Dorothy,; Strauss, Isabel; Strauss, M.L.; Sullivan, John D.; Swain, Reba T.; Sawn, F.H.; Tausky, Alesander A.; Taussig, Elsa; Taussig, Frances; Tead, Clara; Tingley, Mrs. L.M.; Townsend, Mark; Van Beuthuysen, H.; Van Kleeck, Mary; Van Rensselaer, Lolita Coffin; Van Vranken, Elizabeth; Wear, D. Walker; Weyl, Bertha; Whelan, Charles; Whipple, James S.; Whipple, Caroline A.; Whitney, Albert W.; Widdener, Margaret; Wilder, H.K.; Williams, Arthur; Wilson, Harlow S.; Wilson, Marion; Wolff, W.D.; Wolff Industrial Service; Woods, Halle D.; Woodward, Alice; Woodycrest Camp; Worne, CT

4 Papers related to unemployment compensation, New York State, 1931-1932
  1. Sidney W. Wilcox, Chief Statistician, Department of Labor; Memorandum for Commissioner Perkins; May 17, 1932; Agenda for Conference of June 3-4; 10 pp.
  2. Sidney W. Wilcox to Hon. Frances Perkins; Mar 19, 1932; 1p- attached A.W. Brandt to Sidney W. Wilcox; Mar 18, 1932; 2pp.
  3. Sidney W. Wilcox; Memorandum for Hon. Frances Perkins; May 27, 1932; 3pp.
  4. FDR; Memorandum for Hon. Frances Perkins; May 2, 1932; 2 pp.
  5. First Report of the Royal Commission on Unemployment Insurance: Presented by the Secretary of State for the Home Department to Parliament by Command of His Majesty, June 1931; 74 pp; 2 copies.
  6. Ministry of Labour, London to Miss Perkins; June 24, 1931; 2 pp. Miscellaneous charts; 3pp. Bill from Seymore Hotel; 1p.
  7. Clausson to F. Perkins; “Employment Insurance”; Nov 13, 1931; 9pp. Comments on Above; Apr 26, 1932; 1p; 2 copies.
  8. Employment Insurance Plan- J.I. Case Co., Racine Wis.; 11pp; Comments on above; Apr 26, 1932; 1p; 2 copies.
  9. Connecticut Unemployment Commission to Employers and Business Men in the State of Connecticut; Feb 23, 1932; 7pp; 2 copies; Questionnaire results; Mar 11, 1932; 1p.
  10. “What Should We Do Next to Right Unemployment and to Help the Unemployed? Why? How?: A Planning Conference Called by the Governor of the State of New York, The Honorable Franklin D. Roosevelt at Albany,” Apr 1932; 11pp.
  11. “The Depression- Its Causes and the Way Out.” Apr 12, 1932; 24 pp.; “Review of Contents of Pamphlet (Marked Confidential) “The Depression-…” 1p; 2 copies; H. Chadbourne to Miss Frances Perkins; Apr 20, 1932; 1p.
  12. Richard A. Flynn, Chief, Division of Employment to Hon. Frances Perkins; Jan 16, 1929; 2pp.
  13. “Insurance Companies’ Clinic for Injured Workers,” Sacramento Valley Union Labor Bulletin; Mar 18, 1932; 1p; 2 copies (original & photocopy).
  14. Courts of Referees notice of meetings July 21 and 23; 1p.
  15. “Order of Tour;” no date; 30pp.
  16. Memorandum to Miss Perkins from Miss Overmyer; Apr 25, 1932; 1p enclosed- “From Concluding Paragraph of Paper of H.B. Butler, Deputy Director of International Labor Office on ‘Unemployment and its Remedies in the Light of the Present Depression’”; 1p.
  17. Examples of forms and applications from the Ministry of Labor. Ministry of Labor, “Outline of the Functions of ‘Branch E’ of the Finance Department (Claims and Records Office)”; Feb 1931; 2pp. “Detailed Accounting Work in Connection with Unemployment Insurance Acts.” Feb 1931; 2pp.
5 Papers Relating to the Junior Employment Service in New York State, 1928-29.
  1. “Junior Employment,” New York Times. Sept 27/28; 1p.
  2. Virginia McK. Caliborne, Organization Secretary, Vocational Service for Juniors to Miss Frances Perkins; Jan 8, 1929; 5pp.
  3. Plan for a Separate Department of Junior Employment Submitted to Hon. James A. Hamilton, Commissioner of Labor, New York State; no date; 6pp.
  4. “Junior Placement Favored by Directors.” Greater New York, Bulletin of the Merchants’ Association of New York; v. 15, no 8, p 12. Nov 27, 1928.
  5. Committee on Commercial Education to the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York; “Placement of Juniors in Industry,” Oct 4, 1928; 2pp.
  6. SC Mead, Secretary, Merchants’ Association of New York to Hon. Alfred E Smith; Governor of the State of New York; Nov 21, 1938; 3pp.
  7. “Improving Junior Employment,” The Public and the Schools, no 293; Oct 9, 1928; p8.
  8. “Agencies Urge Separate State Employment Service for Juniors,” Better Times, v. 9, no. 29, p 1; Oct 22, 1928.
  9. Collage of photos of newspaper clippings entitled “A Plan to Improve the Junior Employment Service of the New York State Department of Labor.”
  10. Mary Holmes Stevens Hayes, Vocational Service for Juniors to Miss Frances Perkins; Jan 9, 1929; 1p; - enclosed: Mrs. Max Morgenthau, Jr., Acting President, Vocational Service for Juniors to Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt; Jan 4, 1929.
  11. Guernsey T Cross, Secretary to the Governor to Miss Frances Perkins; Jan 16, 1929; 1psame enclosure as above.
  12. “Where the Highway Dollar Goes” Information for the Press, US Department of Agriculture, Office of Information, Press Service; Feb 27, 1932; 8pp.
4 1 ALS to Dorothy Schaffter, 5/19/1945, 6/12/1945
  2 ALS to Hazel Johnson and reply, 5/6-5/12/1955
  3 NY Times atricle announcing Perkins' appointment as industrial commissioner, 12/27/1928
  4 Documents relating to appointment and confirmation as Industrial Commissioner, 1/4-1/14/1929
  5 Address to staff at the NY State Dept. of Labor, 1/10/1929
  6 Invitation from the Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations and response, 1/19-1/24/1929
  7 Documents relating to a luncheon in honor of Francis Perkins, 1/31-2/6/1929
  8 Resolution of the Oneonta Motion Picture Study Club, 2/22/1929
  9 Petition of Haarlem House to Frances Perkins, 4/12/1929
  10 International housing and town planning bulletin, Berlin Congress, April, 1931
  11 Report to the President on 10 years' achievements in labor and social improvements, 12/31/1943