The Harry L. Hopkins Papers: Series III - Diaries and Manuscripts

Box: 51 Folder: 0
Diary (Black)
Date span: 1932, March 23 - December 31
Description: Contains entries for the year 1932. Entries of note: April 29; May 13; May 16; May 25 and May 26; May 31; September 16 and 19; October 11; November 8; and December 31.


Box: 51 Folder: 0
Diary (Red)
Date span: 1933, January 3 - July 5
Description: Contains entries for this period.

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Diary (Maroon)
Date span: 1935, January 1 - July 19
Description: Contains entries for this period. Entries of note: March 15 and 16; May 12, 13, and 14; and July 13 and 14.

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Engagement Book (Black)
Date span: 1933, May 23 - 1934, December 31
Description: Contains Hopkins' appointments only for this period.

Box: 51 Folder: 0
Engagements Book (Black)
Date span: 1935, January 2 - 1936, December 31
Description: Contains Hopkins' appointments only for this period.

Box: 52 Folder: 0
Engagements Book (Black)
Date span: 1937, January 4 - 1938, December 30
Description: Contains Hopkins' appointments only for this period.

Box: 52 Folder: 0
Engagements Book (Black)
Date span: 1939, January 1 - 1940, September 6
Description: Contains Hopkins' appointments only for this period.

Box: 52 Folder: 0
Diary - Pandick (Black)
Date span: 1941, February 26 - December 31
Description: Contains entries for this period. Entry of note is "December 7" which contains Hopkins' manuscript notations.

Box: 52 Folder: 0
Diary (Black)
Date span: 1940, September 13 - December 16
Description: Contains appointment entries mainly for this period, and includes some notes.

Box: 52 Folder: 1
Appointments by Telephone (Loose)
Date span: ca.1939, January 31 - December 18
Description: Contains listing of telephone calls and messages.


Box: 52 Folder: 2
Engagements Calendar (Loose)
Date span: 1940, September 11 - December 15
Description: Contains Hopkins' appointments for this period.

Box: 52 Folder: 3
Diary (Loose)
Date span: 1941, January 2 - March 17
Description: Contains appointments for this period.

Box: 53 Folder: 0
Diary - Appointment (Black)
Date span: 1942, January 1 - December 31
Description: Contains appointment entries for this period.

Box: 53 Folder: 0
Diary - Appointment (Black)
Date span: 1943, January 2 - December 30
Description: Contains appointment entries for this period.

Box: 53 Folder: 0
Diary - Appointment (Loose)
Date span: 1944, January 1 - December 31
Description: Contains appointment entries for this period. Entries of note: August 7; August 12; August 19; August 28; and September 2.

Box: 53 Folder: 0
Diary - Date-book (Green)
Date span: 1945, September 4 - December 31
Description: Contains appointments for this period.

Box: 53 Folder: 0
Diary - Appointment (Black)
Date span: 1945, January 1 - July 21
Description: Contains appointments for this period. Entries of note: January 25 and 27; February 3 - 12; April 12; May 23 - June 13; and July 3 (announcement of Hopkins' resignation from government service).


Box: 53 Folder: 0
Diary - Appointments (Blue)
Date span: 1946, January 1 - January 16
Description: Contains appointments for this period.

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Directory - Address (Black)
Date span: Undated
Description: Contains telephone and address listings of various friends, businessmen, and government officials.

Box: 54 Folder: 1
"How Can the States Help?"
Date span: 1933
Description: Contains an offprint of Hopkins' statement for the American Legislators' Association.

Box: 54 Folder: 2
"There were twenty-one million people . . ."
Date span: 1933
Description: Contains 2 carbon manuscripts, with holograph corrections, of Hopkins' article written for Today Magazine.

Box: 54 Folder: 3
"Federal Emergency Relief Act of 1933 . . ."
Date span: 1933, June 22
Description: Contains 2 carbon manuscripts, one with an holograph notation, of Hopkins' article.

Box: 54 Folder: 4
"Foreword Monthly Report"
Date span: 1933, July 20
Description: Contains typed carbon foreword and holograph note regarding state funds apportioned through FERA.

Box: 54 Folder: 5
"Fighting Destitution"
Date span: 1933, August
Description: Contains magazine excerpt of Hopkins' article for The Jeffersonian. Folders 3 and 4 contain the manuscript portions of this article.

Box: 54 Folder: 6
"White House operator called about one . . ."
Date span: 1933, October 18
Description: Contains Hopkins' autograph notations regarding FDR's request that HLH and his wife spend the weekend with him on the "Sequoia"; FDR's press conference; and Kalinin.


Box: 54 Folder: 7
"Experience of the past nine months . . ."
Date span: 1934, February 28
Description: Contains typed manuscript carbon of a press release on unemployment and Civil Works.

Box: 54 Folder: 8
"Pathfinding for the Pioneers of 1934"
Date span: 1934, June 30
Description: Contains 2 typed manuscripts with holograph corrections and notations; 2 typed carbon manuscripts; letter from Fulton Oursler; mailing list; and 2 copies of Liberty Magazine in which Hopkins' article appeared.


Box: 54 Folder: 9
"Mussolini Interview - Notes"
Date span: 1934, July 19 and 25
Description: Contains Hopkins' autograph notes (2 pages; American Embassy stationary) regarding his interview with Mussolini in 1934 concerning Germany's political situation. Includes a memo and a letter carbon to FDR.


Box: 54 Folder: 10
"While we were at Hyde Park . . ."
Date span: 1934, September
Description: Contains Hopkins' 8-page autograph notes on his Labor Day weekend at Hyde Park with FDR; and later at the White House with FDR and Morgenthau regarding FDR's New Deal programs and policies. Highly illuminating.


Box: 54 Folder: 11
"They'd Rather Work" (I)
Date span: 1935
Description: Contains typed drafts and carbons of Hopkins' article for Collier's on FERA and the dole. Manuscripts contain holograph corrections, notations, and additions.

Box: 54 Folder: 12
"They'd Rather Work" (II)
Date span: 1935
Description: Contains second set of typed drafts and carbons of Hopkins' article for Collier's on FERA and the dole. Includes a letter from George Creel, and a staff memo.


Box: 54 Folder: 13
"Townsend and Old Age Pensions"
Date span: 1935, November
Description: Contains typed drafts and carbons of Hopkins' article for Collier's regarding Dr. Townsend's proposed program of old age pensions.

Box: 54 Folder: 14
Spending to Save - Intro to Chapter X
Date span: 1936 and 1931
Description: Contains typed drafts and carbons of Hopkins' book, Spending to Save (Introduction to Chapter X). Includes photostats of correspondence between Patrick Hurley and John B. Nichols.


Box: 54 Folder: 15
Spending to Save - Introduction to Chapter VII
Date span: 1936
Description: Contains typed drafts and carbons of Hopkins' book, Spending to Save (Introduction to Chapter VII). Includes Hopkins' autograph notes (6-pages, Hotel St. Regis stationary).


Box: 55 Folder: 1
Spending to Save - Introduction to Chapter X
Date span: 1936
Description: Contains typed manuscript carbons of Hopkins' book, Spending to Save (Introduction to Chapter X).

Box: 55 Folder: 2
Spending to Save - Introduction to Chapter X
Date span: 1936
Description: Contains typed drafts and carbons of Hopkins' book, Spending to Save (Introduction to Chapter X). Includes a 2-page autograph note of Hopkins' on Drake Hotel stationary.


Box: 55 Folder: 3
Spending to Save - Galley Proofs
Date span: 1936
Description: Contains publisher's galley proofs of Hopkins' book, Spending to Save.

Box: 55 Folder: 4
Spending to Save - Correspondence
Date span: 1936, October - 1938, April
Description: Contains letters from various individuals who received copies of Hopkins' book, Spending to Save, as well as Hopkins' outgoing.

Box: 55 Folder: 5
Spending to Save - Publicity
Date span: 1936
Description: Contains listing of names sent to W.W. Norton Publishers regarding the release of Hopkins' book, Spending to Save.

Box: 55 Folder: 6
Spending to Save - Publicity - WPA Names
Date span: 1936
Description: Contains listings of WPA personnel sent to W.W. Norton Publishers regarding notification of Hopkins' book, Spending to Save.

Box: 55 Folder: 7
Spending to Save - Publisher's Files
Date span: 1934, April 26 - 1937, March 9
Description: Contains correspondence, telegrams, and memos from W.W. Norton Publishers regarding Hopkins' book, Spending to Save.

Box: 56 Folder: 1
Spending to Save - Reviews
Date span: 1936, September - October
Description: Contains book reviews of Hopkins' Spending to Save.

Box: 56 Folder: 2
"There are as yet only a handful of men . . ."
Date span: 1936, May
Description: Contains typed drafts and carbons, with holograph notations and corrections, of Hopkins' proposed article on employment for Today Magazine. Includes 1 letter from Eugene Torker.


Box: 56 Folder: 3
"Boondoggling: Boon or Bane"
Date span: 1936, May 19 and August 19
Description: Contains Hopkins' carbon letter and manuscript on boondoggling as well as a copy of the Christian Science Monitor Magazine in which the article appeared.

Box: 56 Folder: 4
"People Want Steady Jobs"
Date span: 1936, October
Description: Contains typed carbon manuscript, with holograph corrections and notations, of Hopkins' article written for the Sunday Magazine of the New York Times, as well as a staff letter.


Box: 56 Folder: 5
"What Price Recovery"
Date span: 1936, December
Description: Contains typed draft and carbon, with holograph notations and corrections, of Hopkins' article for The New Republic. Includes staff letter and revealing memo from David Niles.


Box: 56 Folder: 6
"President Roosevelt had good reason . . ."
Date span: 1937, February
Description: Contains Hopkins' typed draft and carbon, with holograph notations and corrections, and notes of a proposed article on flood relief. Includes correspondence from The Saturday Evening Post.


Box: 56 Folder: 7
"WPA Looks Forward"
Date span: 1938, May 21 - June
Description: Contains typed carbon, with holograph corrections, and an offprint of Hopkins' article for Survey Midmonthly.

Box: 56 Folder: 8
"We left Washington early in the afternoon . . ."
Date span: 1939, April 3
Description: Contains Hopkins' 2-page autograph manuscript of his trip to Warm Springs with FDR.

Box: 56 Folder: 9
"Department of Commerce - Historical"
Date span: 1939, April 28
Description: Contains typed draft of an article on the Department of Commerce prepared by Russell Davenport and sent to Hopkins for criticism.

Box: 56 Folder: 10
"Press Club Speech"
Date span: 1940, June 15
Description: Contains memorandum from Victor Sholis regarding material for Hopkins' speech.


Box: 56 Folder: 11
"Racing Memo"
Date span: 1940, October (?)
Description: Contains White House memo regarding races.

Box: 56 Folder: 12
"London Trip"
Date span: 1941, January 10
Description: Contains Hopkins' autograph manuscript (9-page, on blue Claridge's stationary), concerning his London trip as Lend-Lease representative. Discusses Eden and Churchill. Includes manuscript note and envelope.


Box: 56 Folder: 13
"Diary - George VI meeting"
Date span: 1941, January 30
Description: Contains Hopkins' typed manuscript, (7-page legal size), regarding Hopkins' luncheon with George VI and Queen Elizabeth; as well as a typed manuscript (2-page, legal size), of his visit with the King of Norway.

Box: 56 Folder: 14
"Civilian Mobilization"
Date span: 1941, May - 1942, December
Description: Contains correspondence and letters from the editorial staff of The American Magazine regarding Hopkins' article on civilian mobilization.

Box: 56 Folder: 15
"Hitler Can't Win"
Date span: 1941, May
Description: Contains typed drafts and carbons, with holograph notations and corrections, of Hopkins' article which appeared in The American Magazine. Includes correspondence and telegrams regarding that article.


Box: 56 Folder: 16
"We may as well start . . ."
Date span: 1941, May - 1942, March
Description: Contains 13-page typed manuscript of Hopkins' proposed article for Collier's concerning the war and party politics. Includes correspondence from The American Magazine.


Box: 56 Folder: 17
"Inside Story of My Meeting"
Date span: 1941, December
Description: Contains magazine clipping only of Hopkins' article on his meeting with Stalin.

Box: 56 Folder: 18
"Stalin-Hitler Grudge Fight"
Date span: 1941, December
Description: Contains 2 (two) typed carbon manuscripts, with holograph corrections and notations, of Hopkins' article on Hitler and Stalin.

Box: 56 Folder: 19
"You and Your Family Will Be Mobilized"
Date span: 1942, February - 1943, April
Description: Contains typed drafts and carbons of manuscript, (with holograph notations and corrections), of Hopkins' article on civilian mobilization. Includes a letter from OIW as to the official White House line


Box: 56 Folder: 20
"You and Your Family Will Be Mobilized"
Date span: 1942, February 2 - 1943, April
Description: Contains readership response concerning Hopkins' article on civilian mobilization which appeared in Reader's Digest.

Box: 57 Folder: 1
"You Will Be Mobilized" - Correspondence
Date span: 1943, January - February
Description: Contains readership response concerning Hopkins' article on civilian mobilization. The major portion of the correspondence is negative as to the government handling of the situation.


Box: 57 Folder: 2
"Waller Case Memorandum and Eleanor Roosevelt" Date span: 1942, July 1

Description: Contains a White House memo from Hopkins regarding Eleanor Roosevelt's involvement in this case concerning a negro tenant farmer accused of murdering his landlord. Interesting Hopkins' statement.


Box: 57 Folder: 3
"What We Have to Face"
Date span: 1943

Description: Contains 2 letters only on the public's reaction to Hopkins' article regarding food rationing. Includes copy of newspaper cartoon.

Box: 57 Folder: 4
"What Victory Will Bring Us"
Date span: 1943, November 4 - 1944, May
Description: Contains 2 typed carbon manuscripts of Hopkins' article, "What Victory Will Bring Us". Includes interesting readership response regarding the article.

Box: 57 Folder: 5
"We Can Win By 1945"
Date span: 1943, July - November
Description: Contains 2 typed manuscripts, with holograph corrections, of Hopkins' article predicting a quick victory over Germany and Japan. Includes correspondence from Sumner Blossom, editor of American Magazine.


Box: 57 Folder: 6
"Foreign Affairs Article" - "Killed"
Date span: 1944, March 27 - April 21
Description: Contains 1 typed carbon manuscript of Hopkins' proposed article on foreign affairs which did not pass official censorship, and was "killed" by FDR. Notations were made by the War Department; State; and other agencies. Includes Hull and Early memos.


Box: 57 Folder: 7
"Your Job After the War"
Date span: 1944, September - October
Description: Contains readership response of Hopkins' article which appeared in the October issue of the American Magazine.

Box: 57 Folder: 8
"Tomorrow's Army and Your Boy"
Date span: 1944, July 10 - 1945, March
Description: Contains 1 typed carbon draft (second) of Hopkins' article on compulsory military training which appeared in the American Magazine. Includes correspondence from its editorial staff.


Box: 57 Folder: 9
"V-E Day Speech"
Date span: 1945, May 8
Description: Contains 2-page typed copy of Hopkins' radio speech on NBC regarding V-E Day.

Box: 57 Folder: 10
"Eisenhower Visit - Frankfurt, Germany"
Date span: 1945, June 7
Description: Contains Hopkins' 2-page typed memo regarding his visit with General Eisenhower in Frankfurt, Germany. Topics discussed: Eisenhower as president; Zukhov; Allied Control Commission and occupation; and Stalin.


Box: 57 Folder: 11
"Notes on Negotiations During Moscow Visit"
Date span: 1945, June 13
Description: Contains Hopkins' 1-page, 1 paragraph typed memo regarding his Moscow visit. Topics discussed: the Polish question; Churchill's participation; and British elections.


Box: 57 Folder: 12
"I can write now . . . as a private citizen"
Date span: 1945, July 20
Description: Contains 24-page typed carbon manuscript of Hopkins' proposed article on writing about foreign affairs as a private citizen.


Box: 57 Folder: 13
"America is now faced with 2 great tasks . . ."
Date span: 1945, September 6
Description: Contains Hopkins' 12-page (yellow legal) holograph manuscript of a speech to the Coat and Suit Industry, New York. Speech concerns 2 tasks of U.S.: war to peacetime economy, and the securing of a lasting peace.

Box: 57 Folder: 14
"Yalta"
Date span: 1945, October 19
Description: Contains 7-page typed mansucript of Hopkins' reminiscences of the Yalta Conference and its participants.

Box: 57 Folder: 15
Undated Manuscript - "Anti-Aircraft Drill"
Date span: Undated
Description: Contains Hopkins' 3-page holograph manuscript regarding an anti-aircraft drill attended by FDR and staff on board the U.S.S. "Iowa". Interesting incident related about a torpedo accidentally fired at them by an American destroyer.


Box: 57 Folder: 16
Undated Manuscripts - "Public funds"
Date span: Undated
Description: Contains Hopkins' typed manuscripts, with holograph notations and corrections, regarding relief funding; social planning; and the expenditure of public funds.


Box: 57 Folder: 17
Undated Notes
Date span: Undated
Description: Contains 2 holograph notes by Hopkins.

Box: 57 Folder: 18
Manuscript Requests
Date span: 1936 - 1945
Description: Contains correspondence from individuals such as Cass Canfield and Bennett Cerf requesting Hopkins write books, articles, or columns for their respective publishing companies, magazines, or newspapers.


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