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Ruth Backes Papers, 1864-1865, 1882, circa 1900-2001 (Bulk: 1934-2001)
12 boxes, 39 volumes (9 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 0769 (LD 7082.18 Perkins)

Abstract:
Backes, Ruth Emerson, 1918-; Psychologist, teacher, and consultant. Papers consist of correspondence, writings, research material, publications, oral history material, and photographs relating to her research for a biography of social reformer and government official Frances Perkins, a 1902 graduate of Mount Holyoke College. Includes photocopies of letters and writings by Perkins.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

Unrestricted.

Restrictions on use:

Use of the collection is governed by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections

Biographical Note

Ruth Backes, a consultant, professor and psychologist, was born in Mount Vernon, New York on August 25, 1918 to Harriett Crofut Emerson and Robert Stewart Emerson. She graduated from New Rochelle High School (1935) and New York University (1939). She later earned a M.Ed. (1978) and Ed.D. (1985) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Massachusetts. She married Frederick Tregonning Backes and had three children. Backes worked in the fields of mental health, human services and education, both as a volunteer and professional, all of her adult life. Her professional life included nine years with the Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. and the United Service Organization (U.S.) (Baltimore, Maryland, New Haven, Connecticut, and Newfoundland, Canada); ten years with the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Yale University (Meriden and New Haven, Connecticut); and six years as a part-time faculty member at Antioch/New England Graduate School (Keene, New Hampshire). For more than twenty years she had a small private practice in Amherst, Massachusetts, assisting mid-life working women with family, self-esteem, and employment issues. This work triggered her interest in researching the life of Frances Perkins, United States Secretary of Labor in the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the first woman to hold a position in a presidential cabinet. Backes began her research concerning Perkins in 1991 and completed it in 2000. During that period, she was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Center for Research on Women at Wellesley College (1991-1993) and a Research Associate at the Five College Women's Studies Research Center at Mount Holyoke College (1993-1994). Backes served as a member and board member of many community and professional organizations and as a consultant to numerous hospitals, mental health centers and schools. She was a founding member of the National Committee for Mental Health Education. Her publications include many journal, magazine, and newspaper articles as well as a 1989 book about bookstores in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Ruth Backes Papers consist of correspondence, writings, research material, publications, oral history material, and photographs. Most of the material in the collection dates from 1934-2001 and relates to Backes's research for a biography of Frances Perkins. Correspondence (1990-1996) includes letters that she exchanged with Perkins' grandson, Tomlin Coggeshall, and letters to and from Allan David Bloom, Maurice F. Neufeld, and others who knew Perkins. Other letters concern talks that she gave about Perkins. Writings (1990-2001) contain a personal journal that Backes kept during the course of her research as well as her book proposals and drafts, a bibliography of her sources, the texts of her talks about Perkins, and a chronology that she prepared of Perkins' life. Research Material (1864-1865, circa 1900-1997) concerns both Perkins' personal life and her professional activities, particularly her service as United States Secretary of Labor from 1933-1945. Most of this series consist of photocopies of original documents that are in the collections of Columbia University, the Library of Congress, Cornell University, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, and other repositories. These items include copies of correspondence, articles, speeches, and reports written by Perkins between circa 1926-1965 concerning topics such as unemployment insurance, labor laws, women and children in the workplace, and occupational and industrial diseases. Of particular note are copies of her annual reports as Secretary of Labor, 1933/34-1944/45, and her "Report to the President on Ten Years' Achievements in Labor and Social Improvements", 1943. Other documents in this series relate to Perkins' family, childhood, and education. Publications in the collection chiefly consist of books dating from 1934-1995 that Backes collected during her research. Most of these items concern Perkins, Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt, the New Deal, or labor-related issues. Oral History Material (1951-1955, 1989-1994) contains lists, notes, correspondence, excerpts, and typed transcripts relating to oral history interviews conducted by Backes. Allan David Bloom, Alice Hanson Cook, Trude W. Lash, Carol Riegelman Lubin, Maurice F. Neufeld, Peter A. Poole, Richard Strassberg, and Perkins' daughter, Susanna Coggeshall, were among the individuals whom Backes interviewed. This series also contains an incomplete copy of the typed transcript of the "Reminscences of Frances Perkins", based on oral history interviews conducted by Dean Albertson for the Columbia Oral History Research Office between 1951-1955. In addition, Backes's detailed notes concerning these interviews are part of this series. Rounding out the collection are photographs dating from 1990, 1992, and 1995 that were taken at "The Brick House", Perkins' former home in Newcastle, Maine. These photographs are of Backes, Tomlin Coggeshall, and the house and grounds.

The correspondence, writings, research material, and photographs are arranged chronologically. Publications are arranged alphabetically by author. Oral history interviews are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the person interviewed.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

Unrestricted.

Restrictions on use:

Use of the collection is governed by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Ruth Backes Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA

Additional Formats

Transcripts and tapes of an oral history interview of Frances Perkins are available online atColumbia University Libraries Oral History Research Office. Notable New Yorkers: Frances Perkins..

History of the Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Patricia J. Albright, 2006


Additional Information
Contact Information
Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
8 Dwight Hall
50 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075

Phone: (413) 538-2013
Fax: (413) 538-2370

Email Reference Form: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/library/arch/forms/areq.htm
URL: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/library/arch/
Language
English

Contents List
Correspondence
1990-1996


Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Grant-in-Aid Program
1990-1992

Box 1: folder 1
F. Howe and others
1990-1993

Box 1: folder 2
F. Howe and others
1990-1993

Box 1: folder 3
With Tomlin Coggeshall
1990-1995

Box 1: folder 4
Frances Perkins at Cornell
1991-1992

Box 1: folder 5
Related to FP matters
1991-1996

Box 1: folder 6
Related to FP matters
1991-1996

Box 1: folder 7
Writings
1990-2001


Journal
1990-1991

Box 1: folder 8
Journal
1991-1992

Box 1: folder 9
Journal
1992

Box 1: folder 10
Journal
1993-1994

Box 1: folder 11
Journal
1995-1996, 1999, 2001

Box 1: folder 12
Bibliography
circa 1990-1996

Box 2: folder 1
Bibliography
circa 1990-1996

Box 2: folder 2
Chronology
circa 1990-1996

Box 2: folder 3
Assessments of Frances Perkins
circa 1990-1996

Box 2: folder 4
Notes and jottings
circa 1990-1996

Box 2: folder 5
Book proposals and tables of contents
circa 1990-1996

Box 2: folder 6
Prologues, synopses, notes
circa 1990-1996

Box 2: folder 7
Early chapter drafts
circa 1990-1996

Box 2: folder 8
Drafts of chapters
circa 1990-1996

Box 2: folder 9
Drafts of seamens strike chapters
circa 1990-1996

Box 2: folder 10
Drafts of seamen's strike chapters
circa 1990-1996

Box 2: folder 11
Drafts of seamen's strike chapters
circa 1990-1996

Box 2: folder 12
More drafts of seamen's strike
circa 1990-1996

Box 3: folder 1
More drafts of seamen's strike
circa 1990-1996

Box 3: folder 2
Chapter 8 - Longshoremen's strike
circa 1990-1996

Box 3: folder 3
Chapter 8 - Longshoremen's strike
circa 1990-1996

Box 3: folder 4
Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4
circa 1990-1996

Box 3: folder 5
Chapters 5, 6
circa 1990-1996

Box 3: folder 6
Chapters 7, 8
circa 1990-1996

Box 3: folder 7
Chapter 9-2 parts
circa 1990-1996

Box 3: folder 8
Talks 1, 2, 3
1991-1992

Box 3: folder 9
Talks 4, 5, 6
1992, 1994

Box 3: folder 10
Talks 7, 8, 9
1994-1995

Box 3: folder 11
Talks 10, 11, 12
1995-1997

Box 3: folder 12
Research Material
1864-1865, circa 1900-circa 1997


Addresses of contacts
circa 1990-circa 1996

Box 4: folder 1
All Saints Convent
circa 1994-1995

Box 4: folder 2
Annual Reports by Perkins as Secretary of Labor
1933/34-194243

Box 4: folder 3
Annual Reports by Perkins as Secretary of Labor and her ten-year report
1943/44-1944/45 1943

Box 4: folder 4
Articles by Perkins
1926-1934, circa 1936

Box 4: folder 5
Articles by Perkins
1939-1941, 1943, 1965

Box 4: folder 6
Biography writing
circa 1982-1995

Box 4: folder 7
Biography writing
circa 1982-1995

Box 4: folder 8
Butler Dearden Collection and other Worcester, Mass. material
circa 1900, 1916, circa 1947-circa 1994

Box 4: folder 9
Church of the Resurrection
circa 1968-circa 1997

Box 4
Columbia University: holdings on Perkins
circa 1990-1991

Box 4: folder 11
Columbia University: copies of and notes about Perkins' correspondence
1910, 1927, 1931, 1932, 1938-1945, 1991-1992

Box 4: folder 12
Cornell University: research notes and copies of portions of Perkins' lectures
1957-1965, 1991

Box 5: folder 1
Cornell University: publications, notes, and recollections
circa 1965-1995

Box 5: folder 2
Critiques of Backes's work
circa 1993-circa 1995

Box 5: folder 3
Department of Labor: research notes, publications, and Perkins postage stamps
circa 1980-1995

Box 5: folder 4
Early years: family histories, Worcester, Lincoln Academy, genealogy
1864, 1865, circa 1900, circa 1948-circa 1996

Box 5: folder 5
Early years: family histories, Worcester, Lincoln Academy, genealogy
1864, 1865, circa 1900, circa 1948-circa 1996

Box 5: folder 6
Excerpts from Al Smith by Matthew Josephson, and Frances Perkins by Lillian Mohr
1969, 1979

Box 5: folder 7
Excerpts from All For One by Rose Schneiderman, and clippings
1934, 1967, 1969, 1995-1996

Box 5: folder 8
Excerpts and notes from readings: Susan Ware, Thomas Eliot, Richard O'Connor and others
circa 1949-circa 1996

Box 5: folder 9
Excerpts from readings, articles, clippings, notes, and copy of letter about Perkins
1933-1934, circa 1980-1996

Box 5: folder 10
Excerpts from readings, articles, clippings, notes, and copy of letter about Perkins
1933-1934, circa 1980-1996

Box 5: folder 11
Harvard Law School Library: research notes and copies of Charles Wyzanski, Jr., Perkins, and C. C. Burlingame correspondence and documents
1934-1949, 1984, 1991

Box 6: folder 1
Impeachment of Perkins, her rebuttal, and dismissal of charges
1939, circa 1951-1955, circa 1990-1996

Box 6: folder 2
International Labor Organization: copy of Perkins' speech, notes, clippings, and excerpts from Social Justice for Women
1923, 1990-1996

Box 6: folder 3
Library of Congress: Maurice F. Neufeld Papers
1956-1965, 1976, 1991

Box 6: folder 4
Library of Congress: Maurice F. Neufeld Papers
1956-1965, 1976, 1991

Box 6: folder 5
Longshoremen's strike: Columbia Oral History excerpts and other material
1934-1937, circa 1951-1955, 1970, 1990-circa 1991

Box 6: folder 6
Longshoremen's strike: Columbia Oral History excerpts and other material
1934-1937, circa 1951-1955, 1970, 1990-circa 1991

Box 6: folder 7
Longshoremen's strike: notes, articles, excerpts, and other material
1934-1942, 1964, 1970, 1977, 1990-circa 1991

Box 6: folder 8
Longshoremen's strike: report of the National Longshoremen's Board, clippings, notes, and other material
1927, 1934-circa 1942, circa 1990-circa 1996

Box 6: folder 9
Longshoremen's strike: report of the National Longshoremen's Board, clippings, notes, and other material
1950, circa 1990-circa 1996

Box 6: folder 10
Mount Holyoke College: notes, excerpts, and drafts
1971, circa 1990-circa 1996

Box 6: folder 11
Mount Holyoke College: notes, excerpts, and drafts
1940, circa 1990-circa 1996

Box 6: folder 12
Mount Holyoke College: notes, excerpts, and drafts
1940, circa 1990-circa 1996

Box 6: folder 13
Mount Holyoke College: Student papers about Perkins
1992, 1996

Box 7: folder 1
National Archives: research notes and copies of correspondence
1933, circa 1936, 1990

Box 7: folder 2
New England Labor Association meeting
1994, 1995

Box 7: folder 3
Newspaper clippings, articles, and notes
1910, 1927-circa 1935, circa 1976-circa 1993

Box 7: folder 4
Quotations of Perkins
1934, 1946, circa 1951-circa 1955

Box 7: folder 5
Radcliffe College Conference on Biography Writing
1979, 1983, 1989-1990

Box 7: folder 6
Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, NY: research notes and copies of letters by and to Perkins
1933-1945, 1990

Box 7: folder 7
Schlessinger Library: research notes
1990

Box 7: folder 8
Speeches by Perkins
1929-1936

Box 7: folder 9
Speeches by Perkins
1937-1939, 1944

Box 7: folder 10
Publications
1882, 1934-1995


Bernstein, Irving. The lean years: a history of the American worker 1902-1933
1960

Vol. 1
Brecher, Jeremy. Strike!
1972

Vol. 2
Burns, James MacGregor. Roosevelt: the lion and the fox
1956

Vol. 3
Burns, James MacGregor. Roosevelt: the soldier of freedom
1970

Vol. 4
Cantarow, Ellen, and others. Moving the mountain: women working for social change
1980

Vol. 5
Challenge feminist biography: writing the lives of American women, ed. by Sara Alpern and others
1992

Vol. 6
Colman, Penny. A woman unafraid: the achievements of Frances Perkins
1993

Vol. 7
Cook, Blanche Wiesen. Eleanor Roosevelt (Volume One 1884-1933)
1992

Vol. 8
Cushman, David Quimby. The history of ancient Sheepscot and Newcastle
1882

Vol. 9
Davis, Kenneth S. FDR: The New York years 1928-1933
1985

Vol. 10
Dulles, Foster Rhea. Labor in America: a history
1955

Vol. 11
Ewen, Elizabeth. Immigrant women in the land of dollars: life and culture on the Lower East Side, 1890-1925
1985

Vol. 12
Foner, Philip S. Women and the American labor movement: from World War I to the present
1980

Vol. 13
Gersuny, Carl. Work hazards and industrial conflict
1981

Vol. 14
Hoff-Wilson, Joan and Lightman, Marjorie, eds. Without precedent: the life and career of Eleanor Roosevelt
1984

Vol. 15
Ickes, Harold L. The secret diary of Harold L. Ickes: the first thousand days
1953

Vol. 16
Kendall, Elaine. Peculiar institutions: an informal history of the Seven Sister colleges
1976

Vol. 17
Lash, Joseph P. Eleanor and Franklin
1971

Vol. 18
Lash, Joseph P. Eleanor: the years alone
1972

Vol. 19
Martin, George. Madam Secretary, Frances Perkins
1976

Vol. 20
Mohr, Lillian Holmen. Frances Perkins: that woman in FDR's cabinet
1979

Vol. 21
Montgomery, David. Workers' control in America
1979

Vol. 22
Mount Holyoke College. The centenary of Mount Holyoke College
1937

Vol. 23
National Labor Relations Board. A guide to basic law and procedures under the National Labor Relations Act
1978

Vol. 24
Observer, Unofficial. The New Dealers
1934

Vol. 25
Perkins, Frances. The Roosevelt I knew
1946

Vol. 26
Perry, Elisabeth Israels. Belle Moskowitz: feminine politics and the exercise of power in the age of Alfred E. Smith
1987

Vol. 27
Roosevelt, Eleanor. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Hyde Park: personal recollections of Eleanor Roosevelt
1949

Vol. 28
Roosevelt, Eleanor. This I remember
1949

Vol. 29
Roosevelt, Elliott and James Brough.1973. The Roosevelts of Hyde Park: an untold story
1973

Vol. 30
Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. The coming of the New Deal
1958

Vol. 31
Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. The coming of the New Deal. (American Heritage Library ed.)
1988

Vol. 32
Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. The imperial presidency
1973

Vol. 33
Showalter, Elaine, ed. These modern women: autobiographical essays from the twenties
1989

Vol. 34
Sklar, Kathryn Kish. Florence Kelley and the nation's work: the rise of women's political culture, 1830-1900
1995

Vol. 35
Watkins, T.H. The great depression: America in the 1930s
1993

Vol. 36
Wertheimer, Barbara Mayer. We were there: the story of working women in America
1977.

Vol. 37
Work in America. Report of a Special Task Force to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
1973

Vol. 38
Writing lives: feminist biography and autobiography
1992

Vol. 39
Oral History Material
1951-1955, 1989-1994


"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": introduction and tables of contents
1951-1955

Box 8: folder 1
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": index to Book I
1951-1955

Box 8: folder 2
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": index to Book II
1951-1955

Box 8: folder 3
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": index to Book III
1951-1955

Box 8: folder 4
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": index to Book IV
1951-1955

Box 8: folder 5
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": index to Book V
1951-1955

Box 8: folder 6
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": index to Book VI
1951-1955

Box 8: folder 7
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": index to Book VII
1951-1955

Box 8: folder 8
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book I, pp.1-75
1951-1955

Box 8: folder 9
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book I, pp.76-150
1951-1955

Box 8: folder 10
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book I, pp.151-225
1951-1955

Box 8: folder 11
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book I, pp.226-300
1951-1955

Box 8: folder 12
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book I, pp.301-375
1951-1955

Box 8: folder 13
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book I, pp.376-444
1951-1955

Box 8: folder 14
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book II, pp.1-75
1951-1955

Box 8: folder 15
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book II, pp.76-150
1951-1955

Box 8: folder 16
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book II, pp.151-225
1951-1955

Box 8: folder 17
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book II, pp.226-300
1951-1955

Box 9: folder 1
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book II, pp.301-375
1951-1955

Box 9: folder 2
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book II, pp.376-450
1951-1955

Box 9: folder 3
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book II, pp.451-525
1951-1955

Box 9: folder 4
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book II, pp.526-600
1951-1955

Box 9: folder 5
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book II, pp.601-675
1951-1955

Box 9: folder 6
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book II, pp.676-731
1951-1955

Box 9: folder 7
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book III, pp.1-75
1951-1955

Box 9: folder 8
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book III, pp.76-150
1951-1955

Box 9: folder 9
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book III, pp.151-225
1951-1955

Box 9: folder 10
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book III, pp.226-300
1951-1955

Box 9: folder 11
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book III, pp.301-375
1951-1955

Box 10: folder 1
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book III, pp.376-450
1951-1955

Box 10: folder 2
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book III, pp.451-525
1951-1955

Box 10: folder 3
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book III, pp.526-600
1951-1955

Box 10: folder 4
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book III, pp.570-654
1951-1955

Box 10: folder 5
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book IV, pp.1-125 (incomplete)
1951-1955

Box 10: folder 6
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book IV, pp.126-302 (incomplete)
1951-1955

Box 10: folder 7
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book IV, pp.303-457 (incomplete)
1951-1955

Box 10: folder 8
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book IV, pp.458-563 (incomplete)
1951-1955

Box 10: folder 9
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book V, pp.1-100 (incomplete)
1951-1955

Box 10: folder 10
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book V, pp.101-217 (incomplete)
1951-1955

Box 10: folder 11
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book V, pp.218-427 (incomplete)
1951-1955

Box 11: folder 1
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book V, pp.428-578 (incomplete)
1951-1955

Box 11: folder 2
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book VI, pp.16-200 (incomplete)
1951-1955

Box 11: folder 3
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book VI, pp.200-329 (incomplete)
1951-1955

Box 11: folder 4
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book VI, pp.330-541 (incomplete)
1951-1955

Box 11: folder 5
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book VII, pp.6-345 (incomplete)
1951-1955

Box 11: folder 6
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book VII, pp.346-492 (incomplete)
1951-1955

Box 11: folder 7
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book VII, pp.493-646 (incomplete)
1951-1955

Box 11: folder 8
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Book VII, pp.647-911 (incomplete)
1951-1955

Box 11: folder 9
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Excerpts from and notes concerning
1989-circa 1990

Box 12: folder 1
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Excerpts from and notes concerning
1989-circa 1990

Box 12: folder 2
"Reminiscences of Frances Perkins": Excerpts from and notes concerning
1989-circa 1990

Box 12: folder 3
Oral history interviews: lists, notes, article
1990-1994

Box 12: folder 4
Oral history interview of Allan David Bloom
1992

Box 12: folder 5
Oral history interview of Douglas Butler
1991

Box 12: folder 6
Oral history interviews of Susanna Coggeshall (Perkins' daughter)
1990-1992

Box 12: folder 7
Oral history interview of Guy Cohen
1991

Box 12: folder 8
Oral history interview of Alice Hanson Cook
1991

Box 12: folder 9
Oral history interview of Trude W. Lash
1990

Box 12: folder 10
Oral history interview of Carol Riegelman Lubin
1991

Box 12: folder 11
Oral history interview of Maurice F. Neufeld
1991

Box 12: folder 12
Oral history interview of Peter A. Poole concerning his grandmother, Margaret Van Dyne Poole
1994

Box 12: folder 13
Oral history interview of Gerard Denis Reilly
1991

Box 12: folder 14
Oral history interview of Richard Strassberg
circa 1991

Box 12: folder 15
Photographs
1990, 1992, 1995


Photographs of Backes, Tomlin Coggeshall, and the house and ground at


Box 12: folder 16
the "Brick House", Perkins' home in Newcastle, Maine
1990, 1992, 1995

Box 12

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Subjects
  • Backes, Ruth, 1918-
  • Biography as a literary form.
  • Bloom, Allan David, 1930-
  • Coggeshall, Susanna, b.1916.
  • Coggeshall, Tomlin, 1954-
  • Cook, Alice Hanson.
  • Labor policy--United States-History.
  • Lash, Trude W.
  • Lubin, Carol Riegelman.
  • Neufeld, Maurice F.
  • New Deal, 1933-1939.
  • Perkins family.
  • Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965.
  • Poole, Peter A.
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
  • Strassberg, Richard.
  • United States. Dept. of Labor--History.
  • Women cabinet officers--United States--Biography.
  • Women politicians--United States--Biography.
  • Women social reformers--United States--Biography.

Genre terms
  • Diaries.
  • Letters.
  • Oral histories.


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