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 gathered 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

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1   (Record carton) Perkins, Personal file: Notes and photocopies for George Martin's biography of Frances Perkins; notes on archival collections containing Perkins materials at the National Archives, Columbia University, Cornell University, Connecticut College, and the University of Minnesota.
2   (Record carton) Perkins, Public affairs: Notes and photocopies for George Martin's biography of Frances Perkins; Derpartment of Labor
3   Outline of books, interviews, and oral histories concerning Perkins.
4   Photographs (20 folders); George Martin correspondence, A-K
5   George Martin correspondence, L-Z
6   Madam Secretary, Frances Perkins typescript with notes and corrections
7   Correspondence related to the paperback edition, documentaries, rights, and permissions
8   Reprinted excerpts; reviews; correspondence re: photographs.
9   J.R. Anderson. The New Deal career of Frances Perkins (Ph.D. thesis, 1969)
J.E. Curley. Some aspects of the New Deal rationale (Ph.D. thesis, 1957)

Elizabeth Myers. Madam Secretary: Frances Perkins (New York, 1972)

Frances Perkins. Two views of American labor. (Los Angeles, 1965)

Edgar Shor. The role of the secretary of labor (Ph.D. thesis, 1954)

Lillian Holmen Mohr. Frances Perkins: That woman in FDR's cabinet (New York, 1979)
10   Signed, framed photograph; notes on chronology