Frances Perkins Papers

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Accession Number: 
LP001649
Extent: 
0.25 linear feet (1 folder)
Date: 
1953-02-10

Frances Perkins, born in 1880, served as the first woman U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933-1945 and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet under Franklin D. Roosevelt. As Secretary of Labor during the Great Depression, she was heavily involved in New Deal projects and the creation of jobs for the unemployed.

Resulting from her close relationship with Roosevelt, Perkins wrote a book entitled The Roosevelt I Knew in 1946. This collection consists of one letter written by Perkins to Donald H. Kotz of Wisconsin responding to his impressions of her book.

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