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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Correspondence: Church/Civic Groups for new NLRB
03/10/1934 - 05/28/1935

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from church and civic groups supporting the "Wagner Bill" and its creation of a new NLRB.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Correspondence: Labor Groups for new NLRB
03/07/1934 - 04/00/1935

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from labor groups supporting the "Wagner Bill" and its creation of a new NLRB. Includes carbon copies of TLs from RFW in reply and pamphlet entitled "Labor's Charter of Rights" by the AFL.

Item list: Copy of TLS from Ephraim Franer, Pres. of Local #51, IFTE & DU, to FDR. 03/08/1934

Telegram from Ray Cook, American Federation of Hosiery Workers, to FDR. 03/12/1934

Copy of TL from Arthur Young, VP of US Steel, to L. H. Korndorff;used in hearing 06/16/1934



Box: 1 Fold: 3 Correspondence: Automobile Manufacturing Industry
03/16/1934 - 05/03/1935

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence and clippings from automobile manufacturing industry opposing the "Wagner Bill" and its creation of a new NLRB.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Correspondence: Civic Organizations Against new NLRB
03/23/1934 - 04/00/1935

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence and circulars from civic organizations opposing the "Wagner Bill" and its creation of a new NLRB.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Correspondence: Manufacturers Against a new NLRB
03/05/1934 - 07/23/1935

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence, bulletins, and circulars from manufacturers opposing the "Wagner Bill" and its creation of a new NLRB.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Correspondence: Oil, Gas, & Steel Co. Against new NLRB
03/20/1934 - 06/28/1935

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence and circulars from oil, gas, and steel companies opposing the "Wagner Bill" and its creation of a new NLRB.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Correspondence: Miscellaneous Opposition to new NLRB
03/27/1935 - 08/00/1937

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence and circulars from miscellaneous groups opposing the "Wagner Bill" and its creation of a new NLRB. Includes some remarks by NLRB supporters and pamphlet opposing the board entitled "Judge...Jury...Prosecutor."

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Suggested Changes in Bill By Organizations: ACLU
06/05/1934 - 06/07/1935

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Harry Ward and Arthur Garfield Hays of the ACLU with memo prepared by the International Juridical Association suggesting changes in the Wagner Labor Disputes Bill, a.k.a. the National Labor Relations Act.

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TLS from Harry Ward and Arthur Garfield Hays of the ACLU to "Dear Senator". 06/05/1934

TLS from Harry F. Ward of the ACLU to "Dear Senator." [2 pages] 06/14/1934

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Suggested Changes in Bill By Organizations: Labor Dept.
01/10/1934 - undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from the Labor Department suggesting changes in the Wagner Labor Disputes Bill, a.k.a. the National Labor Relations Act, and LK's replies to these suggested amendments.

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TMs from LK to "Miss Perkins" discusses proposed changes in bill. undated TLS from Thomas Eliot, Associate Attorney, provides "Notes on Legislation..." 01/10/1934

TMs with "General Remarks" attached to part of bill with auto. corr. undated

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Suggested Changes in Bill By Organizations: NLB
05/29/1934 - 05/20/1935

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from members of the National Labor Board, including Milton Handler, Phil Levy, William G. Rice, Jr., and Edwin Smith suggesting changes in the Wagner Labor Disputes Bill, a.k.a. the National Labor Relations Act.

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TL from Milton Handler, General Counsel of NLB, to RFW. 05/29/1934

ALS w/ Typed Statement attached from Phil Levy to LK. 05/13/0000

ANS w/TL attached from Phil Levy to LK. 05/20/1935

TLS from William G. Rice, Jr., Assistant General Counsel to NLB, to RFW. 03/05/1934

TLS from Edwin S. Smith, NLRB member, to LK. 01/11/1935<

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Suggested Changes in Bill By Organizations:20th Century
03/12/1935 - 03/24/1935

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Twentieth Century Fund, esp. William H. Davis, suggesting changes in the Wagner Labor Disputes Bill, a.k.a. the National Labor Relations Act. Includes LK's reply to these suggested amendments.

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TMs from LK to Mr. William H. Davis discusses his proposed amendments. undated



Box: 1 Fold: 12 Suggested Changes in Bill By Individuals: A - F
03/07/1934 - 03/08/1934

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Louis B. Boudin and John A. Fitch to RFW suggesting changes in the Wagner Labor Disputes Bill, a.k.a. the National Labor Relations Act.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Suggested Changes in Bill By Individuals: G - K
01/15/1935

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence (1 TLS) from Lloyd K. Garrison, Dean of the University of Wisconsin Law School, to RFW suggesting changes in the Wagner Labor Disputes Bill, a.k.a. the National Labor Relations Act.

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TLS by Lloyd K. Garrison to RFW. (3 pages) 01/15/1935

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Suggested Changes in Bill By Individuals: L - P
03/08/1934 - 06/05/1935

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from William M. Leiserson, Chairman of the National Mediation Board, (3 TLS) and Charlton Ogburn, attorney, (2 TLS) suggesting changes in the Wagner Labor Disputes Bill, a.k.a. the National Labor Relations Act.

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TLS from William M. Leiserson to RFW. (6 pages) 03/08/1934

TLS from William M. Leiserson to RFW. (2 pages) 05/27/1935

TLS from William M. Leiserson to RFW. 06/05/1935

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Suggested Changes in Bill by Individuals: Q - T
05/00/1935

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Harold M. Stephens, Assistant Attorney General, suggesting changes in the Wagner Labor Disputes Bill, a.k.a. the National Labor Relations Act.

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TMs Entitled "A Bill" with Donald Richberg's name pencilled on it by LK. 05/00/1935

TLS with suggestions attached from Harold M. Stephens to RFW. 05/27/1935

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Suggested Changes in Bill by Individuals: U - Z
03/12/1934

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Mary van Kleeck suggesting changes in and expressing her grave doubts about the Wagner Labor Disputes Bill, a.k.a. the National Labor Relations Act.

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Telegram from Mary van Kleeck to RFW. 03/12/1934

TLS from Mary van Kleeck to RFW. (2 pages) 03/12/1934

Box: 1 Fold: 17 LK's Drafts of "Functions, Principles, & Policies"
undated

DESCRIPTION: 3 Drafts by LK of "Functions, Principles and Policies" of the National Labor Board for the Wagner Labor Disputes Bill, a.k.a. the National Labor Relations Bill.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 LK's Drafts of Bill to Establish NLRB
01/31/1934; undated

DESCRIPTION: LK's first four TMs Drafts of Wagner Labor Disputes Bill, a.k.a. the National Labor Relations Bill.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 LK's Drafts of Bill to Establish NLRB
undated; 06/00/1935

DESCRIPTION: LK's TMs Drafts (5 - 8) of Wagner Labor Disputes Bill, a.k.a. the National Labor Relations Bill.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Prints of Bill (with Comments) to Establish NLRB
02/27/1934 - 05/26/1934

DESCRIPTION: Prints of various versions of Wagner Labor Disputes Bill, a.k.a., the National Labor Relations Bill, which were introduced into the Senate by RFW, with comments and corrections.

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Print of Wagner Labor Disputes Bill w/ auto. corr. by RFW. 05/02/1934

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Prints of Bill (with Comments) to Establish NLRB
02/21/1935 - 05/20/1935

DESCRIPTION: Prints of various versions of Wagner Labor Disputes Bill, a.k.a., the National Labor Relations Bill, which were introduced into the Senate by RFW, with comments and corrections. Also includes Mr. Connery's Bills introduced into the House of Representativ

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Prints of Act to Establish NLRB
06/10/1935 - 06/21/1935

DESCRIPTION: 2 Prints of Act S.1958, the Wagner Labor Disputes Act, a.k.a, the National Labor Relations Act, from the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Copies of the Congressional Record
02/21/1935 - 06/03/1935

DESCRIPTION: Copies of the Congressional Record pertaining to the Wagner Labor Disputes Bill, a.k.a. the National Labor Relations Bill.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Copies of the Congressional Record
06/19/1935 - 06/27/1935

DESCRIPTION: Copies of the Congressional Record pertaining to the Wagner Labor Disputes Bill, a.k.a. the National Labor Relations Bill.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Rulings on Constitutionality of NLRA
09/05/1935 - 04/12/1937

DESCRIPTION: Report and Document on the constitutionality of the National Labor Relations Act. Includes opinions of the Supreme Court.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 Articles and Clippings re: Wagner Labor Disputes Bill
1934 - 12/27/1935

DESCRIPTION: Articles, clippings, and a student paper regarding the Wagner Labor Disputes Bill, a.k.a. the National Labor Relations Bill.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 Proposed Amendments to the Wagner Labor Disputes Act
1939

DESCRIPTION: Report issued by the International Juridical Association on amendments to the Wagner Labor Disputes Act.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Proposed Amendments to the Wagner Act: Burke Amendment
02/09/1939 - 04/17/1939

DESCRIPTION: Speech by Edward R. Burke regarding proposed amendments to the National Labor Relations Act and Copies of Bill introducing his amendments.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Proposed Amendments to the Wagner Act: Smith Amendment
07/20/1939 - 03/07/1940

DESCRIPTION: Copies of Resolutions and Bill introduced by Reprasentative Howard Smith proposing amendments to the National Labor Relations Act.

Box: 1 Fold: 30 Proposed Amendments to the Wagner Act: AFL/CIO Dispute
1939

DESCRIPTION: Reports and pamphlets referring to AFL President William Green's proposed amendments and the CIO's charges of AFL collusion with management. Includes typed statement by CIO President John L. Lewis.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 Wagner's Statements on Proposed Amendments
04/11/1939 - 11/23/1941

DESCRIPTION: Speeches and statements by RFW regarding various proposed amendments to the Wagner Act.

Box: 1 Fold: 32 1959 Amendment to the Wagner Act
1959

DESCRIPTION: Copy of "Text of Labor Management Relations Act, 1947, as Amended by Public Law 86-257, 1959."

Box: 1 Fold: 33 Keyserling's Correspondence with Irons re: Wagner Act
12/01/1980 - 09/17/1982

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between LK and Peter Irons, author of The New Deal Lawyers, explains LK's role in the formulation of the Wagner Labor Disputes Act.

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TL from LK to Peter Irons. (12 pages) 04/04/1981

TL with auto. corr. from LK to Peter Irons. (3 pages) 05/13/1981

TL from LK to Peter Irons. 09/14/1981

TL from LK to Peter Irons. 06/15/1982

TL from LK to Peter Irons. (4 pages) 09/17/1982

Box: 1 Fold: 34 Correspondence Regarding Housing Bill
01/04/1936

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from A. R. Clas and Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes to RFW refers to proposed housing bill and Ickes' drafts of the bill.

Item list:

Copy of TL from Harold Ickes to RFW. 01/04/1936

2 Copies of Proposed Housing Bill by Harold Ickes. 00/00/1936

Box: 1 Fold: 35 Correspondence Regarding Housing Bill
02/10/1937 - 02/19/1937

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from James Roosevelt, Frederick Delano, John Fahey, Harold Ickes, Stewart McDonald, and Henry Morgenthau,Jr., regarding proposed Housing Bill.

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TL from James Roosevelt to RFW. 02/19/1937

TL from John Fahey to James Roosevelt. 02/12/1937

TL from Harold Ickes to James Roosevelt. 02/12/1937

TL from Stewart McDonald to James Roosevelt. 02/11/1937

TL from Henry Morgenthau, Jr., to James Roosevelt. undated

Box: 1 Fold: 36 Correspondence Regarding Housing Bill
03/21/1937 - 04/23/1937

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from John Fahey, Chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, and Jerome N. Frank to LK regarding Housing Bill. Includes LK's replies.

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TLS from John Fahey to LK. 03/16/1937

TL from LK to John Fahey. 03/21/1937

TLS from Jerome Frank to LK. 04/23/1937

Box: 1 Fold: 37 Drafts of Housing Bill
undated

DESCRIPTION: Keyserling's TMss with auto. corr. of drafts of the Housing Bill.

Box: 1 Fold: 38 Printed Housing Bills for 1936
03/23/1936 - 03/31/1936

DESCRIPTION: Printed Housing Bills numbered "Drafts 1 - 6" with typed and auto. corrections by Keyserling.

Box: 1 Fold: 39 Printed Housing Bills for 1937
02/05/1937 - 02/24/1937

DESCRIPTION: Printed Housing Bills with typed and auto. corr. by Keyserling. Includes "Bill with amendments suggested by Secretary Ickes..."

Box: 1 Fold: 40 Correspondence Regarding Housing Reorganization Plans
undated; 02/23/1942

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between LK and others, such as Samuel I. Rosenman, Alan Johnstone, and Edward Weinfeld regarding plans to reorganize federal housing agencies.

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TL from LK addressed to "Dear_________:" (3 pages) undated Memorandum of Plan for Housing Reorganization by Samuel Rosenman. undated

TL from Alan Johnstone to Judge Samuel Rosenman. 01/24/1942

TLS from Edward Weinfeld, State Commissioner of Housing for NY, to LK. 02/11/1942

TL from LK to Joseph Pois. 01/30/1942

TL from LK to Edward Weinfeld. 02/14/1942

Box: 1 Fold: 41 Ds and Mss relating to Housing Reorganization Plan
1941 - 02/23/1942

DESCRIPTION: Ds and Mss regarding to "How Housing Has Been Done" and plans to reorganize federal housing agencies. Includes exhibits illustrating distribution of public housing by various federal agencies and copies of executive orders to reorganize housing agencies.

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2 Copies of Executive Order Revised at White House consolidating Housing Agencie 02/23/1942

Box: 2 Fold: 1 RFW Correspondence with Leon Keyserling 1934 - 1938
08/28/1934 - 12/21/1938

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between RFW and LK refers to the Recovery Act, Public Works construction, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his plan to expand the number of Supreme Court Justices, John Fahey, Phil Levy, and LK's book on the USHA program.

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TLS from RFW to LK. 08/28/1934

Copy of TL from LK to RFW. (3 pages) 08/30/1934

Copy of TL from LK to RFW. (2 pages) 03/06/1937

Copy of TL from LK to RFW. 12/21/1938

Box: 2 Fold: 2 RFW Correspondence with Leon Keyserling 1941 - 1942
03/17/1941 - 02/25/1942

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between RFW and LK refers to RFW's health, RFW's record on social legislation, the USHA and defense housing projects, the Lanham Act, RFW's election to the World Congress, Nathan Strauss, Phil Levy, William Leiserson, Sam Rosenman, and FDR

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Copy of TL from LK to RFW. (3 pages) 03/17/1941

ALS from RFW to LK. 03/20/1942

Copy of TL from LK to RFW. (2 pages) 07/02/1941

Copy of TL from LK to RFW. (2 pages) 08/04/1941

Copy of TL from LK to RFW. (2 pages) 02/25/1942

Box: 2 Fold: 3 RFW Correspondence with Leon Keyserling 1946, undated
1946; undated

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between RFW and LK refers to RFW's health, the Wagner-Ellender-Taft Bill, Senator Barkley, Senator Taft, Si Refkind, FDR, Harry Truman, housing, settlement of Jews in Palestine, loans to England, the Economic Council and Robert Wagner, Jr.

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Copy of TL from LK to RFW. (4 pages) 03/09/1946

ALS from RFW to LK. ("I got your comprehensive and magnificent report.") undated

ALS from RFW to LK. ("Your[sic] such a brilliant and loyal person...") undated

Copy of TL from LK to RFW. (2 pages) 11/14/1946

Box: 2 Fold: 4 RFW's Speech on Unemployment 1928
03/05/1928

DESCRIPTION: Printed Copy of RFW's speech on unemployment.

Box: 2 Fold: 5 RFW on Social Welfare 73rd - 75th Congress, 1933-1938
1938

DESCRIPTION: "Source Paper" entitled "Sen. Robert F. Wagner (N.Y.) on Social Welfare 73rd - 75th Congress, 1933-1938".

Box: 2 Fold: 6 RFW's Speech on Social Security 1935
Jan. 1935 - 06/14/1935

DESCRIPTION: Printed Copy of RFW's speech on social security in the Congressional Record, Print of proposed social security bill, and anonymous speech opposing social security act.

Box: 2 Fold: 7 RFW's Speeches 1936
09/02/1936 - 10/14/1936

DESCRIPTION: RFW's campaign speeches during 1936 refer to labor, the Roosevelt administration, social security, housing, Baron Von Steuben, and the November election.

Box: 2 Fold: 8 RFW's Speeches 1937 -1938
1937 - 1938

DESCRIPTION: RFW's "Speeches, Press Releases, Statements and Letters During 76th Congress" refer to labor, National Labor Relations Act, National Housing Act, Nazism, Jewish immigration to Palestine, Chandler Bill, employment, and Constitutional Convention in NY.

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Copy of TL from RFW to Joseph C. O'Mahoney. (2 pages) 02/02/1938

Copy of TL from RFW to Joseph A. McInerney. (5 pages) 02/21/1938

Copy of TL from RFW to Dr. Stephen S. Wise of United Palestine Appeal. (2 pages) 01/00/1938

Box: 2 Fold: 9 RFW's Speeches 1938
09/29/1938 - 11/20/1938

DESCRIPTION: RFW's speeches refer to NY State Democratic Convention, RFW's acceptance of Democratic nomination for Senator, housing, Jewish immigration into Palestine, RFW's legislative record, world peace and democracy, labor, social security, and human rights.

Box: 2 Fold: 10 RFW's Speeches 1939 - 1940
02/10/1939 - 03/13/1940

DESCRIPTION: RFW's "Press Releases, Statements and Letters During 76th Congress" refers to employment, federal mediation legislation, national health bill, housing and the USHA, proposed amendments to the National Labor Relations Act, and German refugee children.

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Typed Copy of Letter to the Editor of N.Y. Herald Tribune by RFW. 11/19/1939

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