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Frances Perkins papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS049

Scope and Contents

The first collection was given by Perkins in 1945, shortly after she resigned from the cabinet. The gift came in response to a request from College president Dorothy Schaffter who was seeking to build an American's Women's Collection and is comprised mostly of committee reports.

Dates

  • 1928 - 1955

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

About Frances Perkins

Frances Perkins (1880-1965) was Franklin Roosevelt's Secretary of Labor for the duration of his presidency, serving as the first female member of the U.S. Cabinet. She was directly involved with crafting many of the most significant policies of the New Deal, including the Public Works Administration, the National Industrial Recovery Act, the Social Security Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Extent

6 Linear Feet

Overview

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

Related Materials

Related collections include historian George Martin's collection for the research for his biography, Madam Secretary: Frances Perkins ( MS068 George Martin collection of Frances Perkin) /extref>. Also other collections of Frances Perkins papers are held by Columbuia University, Mt. Holyoke College and Cornell University.
Title
Guide to the Frances Perkins papers
Status
Completed
Author
Unknown. ArchivesSpace by Rose Oliveira, Lear Center Staff, and Denise Bonilla, student assistant.
Date
Unknown; revised and migrated in May 2020.
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
Conecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave
New London CT 06320 United States
860-439-2686