Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Papers of Harry S. Truman
Staff Member and Office Files:
John R. Steelman Files

Dates: Date Span: 1946-1951.
Bulk Date Span: 1949-1950.

Special Assistant to the President, 1945-1946; Director, Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion, 1946; Chairman, President's Scientific Research Board, 1946-1947; The Assistant to the President, 1946-1953; Acting Chairman, National Security Resources Board, 1948-1950; Acting Director, Office of Defense Mobilization, 1952.

The John R. Steelman Files document his work on the White House staff from 1946-1953 as the Assistant to the President. During this period, Steelman worked with federal programs to alleviate unemployment in distressed areas of the United States as established in accordance with the President's memorandum of July 14, 1949. These documents pertain to unemployment, the Bureau of Employment Security, other federal agencies, housing, labor, public works, railroads, and the economy. The files include correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, printed materials, reports, pamphlets, drafts of legislation, charts and graphs, speeches, press releases, maps, minutes of meetings, reports, and telegrams.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 5.6 linear feet (11,200 pages)
Access: Open.
Copyright: Harry S. Truman donated his copyright interest in writings in these files to the United States government. Documents created by U. S. government officials in the course of their official duties are likewise in the public domain. Copyright interest in any other writings in these files is assumed to remain with the authors of the documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Philip D. Lagerquist (1956); Tammy Kelly and David Clark (2003).


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1900 (June 23) Born, Thornton, Arkansas
1922 A.B., Henderson Brown College, Arkadelphia, Arkansas
1924 M.A., Vanderbilt University
1928 Ph.D., University of North Carolina
1928-34 Professor of Sociology and Economics, Alabama College, Montevallo, Alabama
1934-36 Commissioner of Conciliation, U.S. Conciliation Service
1936-37 Special Assistant to the Secretary of Labor
1937-44 Director, U.S. Conciliation Service, U.S. Department of Labor
1944-45 Public Relations Consultant, New York City
1945-46 Special Assistant to the President
1946 Director, Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion
1946-53 The Assistant to the President
1946-47 Chairman, President's Scientific Research Board
1948-50 Acting Chairman, National Security Resources Board
1952 Acting Director, Office of Defense Mobilization
1953 Served briefly as Special Assistant to the President, helping the Eisenhower administration get underway
1953-c.1968 Industrial Relations Consultant, Washington, D.C.
1955-69 Served at various times as president of the Montgomery Publishing Company and chairman of the board of the Record Publishing Company, and as publisher of newspapers in Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Rockville, Maryland
1999 (July 14) Died, Naples Florida

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The John R. Steelman Files document his work as Assistant to President Harry S. Truman. The Steelman Files are part of the Staff Member and Office Files of the Harry S. Truman Papers. Steelman did not take the material in these files with him at the conclusion of his government service. When the administration ended in 1953, his files were shipped to Kansas City as part of Mr. Truman's presidential papers, which Truman subsequently donated to the United States government. As part of his duties at the White House, Steelman worked with federal programs to alleviate unemployment in distressed areas. These programs were established in accordance with the President's memorandum of July 14, 1949, and were aimed at dealing with the effects of the economic recession of 1949.

The collection is composed of nine series and a number of subseries. A small General File consists of the outline of the filing system for the collection, drafts waiting for approval, and Bureau of Employment Security and Commerce Distribution Lists from 1949-1950.

The Chronological File consists of carbons of all outgoing correspondence and related memos from August 1949 to June 1950. The letters are to state government officials, Congressmen, federal officials and individuals asking about conditions in specific areas of the country, thanking them for information provided, and assuring them that the government was taking steps to improve the unemployment situation.

The State File consists of correspondence between Steelman and state government officials, Senators, Representatives, organizations (often unions) and private citizens regarding economic conditions in the individual states from 1949-1951. The correspondence primarily pertains to conditions in specific cities, or sometimes a particular industry or business, and what the states were trying to do to improve the situation.

The Organization of Program File, 1946-1950, consists of correspondence and press releases pertaining to the legal foundation for establishing the program to channel government contracts to economically depressed areas, the establishment and function of the program, and previous programs designed to relieve unemployment.

The Operation of Program File consists primarily of correspondence, drafts of legislation, handwritten notes, memoranda, newspaper clippings, press releases, reports, brochures and speeches relating to federal programs to alleviate unemployment in distressed areas from 1946-1950. The series has seven subseries. The Letters to Agencies Transmitting B.E.S. (Bureau of Employment Security), Lists to Distressed Areas File consists of transmittal letters accompanying Bureau of Employment Security summary reports on the labor market trends and characteristics of various depressed areas from 1949-1950. The Letters to Agencies Transmitting General Information File contains summary reports and correspondence pertaining to unemployment from 1949-1950. The Miscellaneous Correspondence and Material-Individual Agencies File, which is the largest subseries in the Operation of Program File, consists of correspondence, reports, handwritten notes, brochures, press releases, and speech drafts relating to assistance from agencies and plans to channel government purchasing and contracts to areas with critical unemployment from 1949-1950. The Administration File consists of correspondence, resumes, employment applications, information regarding offices and parking and legislation from 1949-1950. The Miscellaneous Subject File consists of public works and resource development reports, Soviet government organizational charts, speeches, press releases, and reports pertaining to railroads, employment, and the United Nations from 1949-1950. The Legislation File consists of legislation pertaining to compensation of federal employees, aid for small businesses, economic expansion, the mutual defense assistance program, foreign aid and the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1949-1950. The Private Organizations Files consists of correspondence, reports and newsletters pertaining to the American Municipal Association, the Congress of Industrial Organizations, and "Kiplinger Washington Letters" from 1949-1950.

The Monthly Reports from Agencies File consists of correspondence, handwritten notes, memoranda, press releases, and reports from 1949-1950. This series has four subseries: Reports, Correspondence Regarding Establishing Reporting System, Consolidated Reports, and Reports by Agencies. These subseries contain information pertaining to federal efforts to channel procurement, construction and loans into distressed areas of the country.

The Extra Copies of Mimeographed Material From Labor and Commerce File consists of duplicate copies of reports from 1949-1950 from the Departments of Labor and Commerce with information pertaining to labor supply and the labor market.

The Bureau of Employment Security (B.E.S.) and Commerce Reports on Individual Areas File consists of charts, graphs, reports pertaining to labor market trends and characteristics, fact-finding surveys, and local business employment reports from 1949. This series has 16 subseries, one for each of the following states: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Vermont. Each of these states included specific cities that were considered distressed areas.

The Personal Files, Reports and Press Releases File consists of correspondence, drafts of legislation, handwritten notes, memoranda, press releases, printed materials, reports and transcripts pertaining to contracts, agriculture, economic development, labor supply, the labor market, product development and marketing, income trends, and industrial development, from 1947-1950.

A related collection at the Truman Library is the John R. Steelman Papers.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos. Series
1 GENERAL FILE, 1949-1950
Memoranda outlining filing system, correspondence, and memoranda of distribution lists for Bureau of Employment Security and Commerce Department reports and memos. Arranged alphabetically.
1 CHRONOLOGICAL FILE, 1949-1950
Correspondence, memoranda, and clippings, relating to requests for information on economically distressed areas, and assuring people of the government's commitment to provide aid. Arranged chronologically.
2-3 STATE FILE, 1949-1951
Correspondence, handwritten notes, memoranda, clippings, pamphlets, and reports regarding economic conditions in each state. Arranged alphabetically.
4 ORGANIZATION OF PROGRAM FILE, 1946-1950
Correspondence and press releases pertaining to the legal foundation for establishing the program to channel government contracts to economically depressed areas, the establishment and function of the program, and previous programs designed to relieve unemployment. Arranged chronologically.
4-9 OPERATION OF PROGRAM FILE, 1946-1950  Seven subseries:
4
4
4-8
8
    Administration File, 1946-1950, consisting of correspondence, resumes, applications pertaining to employment, and legislation. Arranged alphabetically.
8-9
    Miscellaneous Subject File, 1949-1950, consisting of public works and resource development reports, Soviet government organizational charts, speeches, press releases, and reports pertaining to railroads, employment, and the United Nations. Arranged alphabetically.
9
    Legislation File, 1949-1950, consisting of legislation pertaining to compensation of federal employees, aid for small businesses, economic expansion, mutual defense assistance program, foreign aid and the Civilian Conservation Corps. Arranged alphabetically.
9
    Private Organizations File, 1946-1950, consisting of correspondence, reports and newsletters pertaining to the American Municipal Association, Congress of Industrial Organizations and "Kiplinger Washington Letters." Arranged alphabetically. (Box 9)
9-10
MONTHLY REPORTS FROM AGENCIES FILE, 1949-1950  Four Subseries:
9
    Reports File, 1949-1950, consisting of Correspondence and reports pertaining to federal efforts to channel procurement, construction and loans into distressed areas of the country. Arranged alphabetically.
10
10
    Consolidated Reports File, 1949, consisting of Correspondence, handwritten notes, memoranda, press releases, and reports pertaining to federal efforts to channel procurement, construction and loans into distressed areas of the country. Arranged chronologically.
10
    Reports - by Agencies File, 1949 consisting of reports pertaining to federal efforts to channel procurement, construction and loans into distressed areas of the country. Arranged alphabetically.
10
EXTRA COPIES OF MIMEOGRAPHED MATERIAL FROM LABOR AND COMMERCE FILE, 1949-1950
Duplicate copies of reports from 1949-1950 from the Departments of Labor and Commerce with information pertaining to labor supply and the labor market. Arranged alphabetically, thereunder chronologically.
11-12
B.E.S.[BUREAU OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY] AND COMMERCE REPORTS ON INDIVIDUAL AREAS FILE, 1949
Charts, graphs, and reports pertaining to labor market trends and characteristics, fact-finding surveys, and local Business employment reports. Arranged alphabetically.  16 Subseries:
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
11-12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
13-14
PERSONAL FILES, REPORTS, AND PRESS RELEASES FILE, 1947-1950
Correspondence, drafts of legislation, handwritten notes, memoranda, press releases, printed materials, reports and transcripts pertaining to contracts, agriculture, economic development, labor supply, labor market, product development and marketing, income trends and industrial development. Arranged alphabetically.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST
Box 1
  • Outline of Filing System
  • Drafts - for Approval
  • B. E. S. [Bureau of Employment Security] and Commerce Distribution Lists
  • August 1949
  • September 1949
  • October 1949
  • November 1949
  • December 1949
  • January 1950
  • February 1950
  • March 1950
  • April 1950
  • May 1950
  • June 1950
Box 2
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware [folder empty]
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa [folder empty]
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Maryland, Cumberland
Box 3
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska [folder empty]
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota [folder empty]
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota [folder empty]
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington State
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming [folder empty]
Box 4
  • Re Authority of President to Establish Program
  • Previous Programs Designed to Relieve Unemployment
  • Comptroller General's Decision re Awarding Contracts in Case of Tie Bids
  • President's Memorandum of July 14, 1949, Establishing Program
  • Dr. Steelman's Letter of July 15, 1949, Requesting Designation of Agency Representative
  • List of Agency Representatives
  • Maguire's Memorandum of December 20, 1949 to Dr. Steelman - "Planning With Respect to Unemployment"
  • Commerce - Labor Committee-Organization - correspondence re establishing
  • Steelman's Letter of August 9, 1949
  • Maguire's Memorandum of August 11, 1949
  • Steelman's Letter of September 29, 1949
  • Steelman's Letter of November 17, 1949
  • Steelman's Letter of January 24, 1950
  • Houston's Letter of March 21, 1950
  • Houston's Letter of April 18, 1950 - Operations
  • Steelman's Letter of September 27, 1949, Transmitting List of Commerce Procurement Information Centers, Comptroller General's Decision, and B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Directory of "E" Areas
  • Steelman's Letter of January 21, 1950, Reemphasizing Importance of Program
  • Maguire's Memorandum of January 26, 1950, Transmitting New B. E. S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Directories
  • Agencies - Miscellaneous
  • Agriculture - Legislation
Box 5
  • Agriculture - Miscellaneous
  • Atomic Energy - Miscellaneous
  • Budget Bureau - Miscellaneous
  • Budget Bureau - Re the Budget
  • Commerce - Census Unemployment Statistics
  • Commerce - Commerce Factual and Firm Reports - Procurement Information Centers
  • Commerce - Miscellaneous
  • Commerce - Secretary Sawyer's Reports on Field Trips
  • Congress - Letters Transmitting B. E. S. [Bureau of Employment Security] and Commerce Material
  • Council of Economic Advisers - "Economic Indicators"
  • Council of Economic Advisers - Miscellaneous
  • Department of Defense - Action Taken in Response to Dr. Steelman's Letters re General Aspects of Program
  • Department of Defense - Correspondence re Placing Subcontracts in "E" Areas
  • Department of Defense - Correspondence with Defense re General Problem of Reductions in Defense Installations
  • Department of Defense - Miscellaneous
Box 6
  • Department of Defense - Printed Materials re Procurement Activities of Various Branches of Department of Defense
  • Economic Cooperation Administration - Miscellaneous
  • Federal Security Agency - Miscellaneous
  • General Services Administration - Miscellaneous
  • General Services Administration - Public Construction Magazine
  • Housing and Home Finance Agency - Miscellaneous
  • Interior - Miscellaneous
  • Justice - Miscellaneous
  • Joint Committee on the Economic Report - Miscellaneous
  • Joint Committee on the Economic Report - Subcommittee on Low Income Families
  • Joint Committee on the Economic Report - Subcommittee on Unemployment
  • Labor - Bureau of Employment Security - "Community Programs to Combat Unemployment"
  • Labor - Bureau of Employment Security - "Key Industries in 'E' Areas"
  • Labor - Bureau of Employment Security - Miscellaneous
Box 7
  • Labor - Bureau of Employment Security - Reports on Unemployment Figures
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Labor - Bureau of Employment Security -Unemployment Insurance Claims
  • Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics - Miscellaneous
  • Labor - Full Employment Committees
  • Labor - Miscellaneous
  • Labor - Wage and Hour and Public Contracts Divisions
  • Maritime Commission - Miscellaneous
  • National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics - Miscellaneous
  • National Security Resources Board - Miscellaneous
  • Post Office - Miscellaneous
Box 8
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation - Miscellaneous
  • Reconstruction Finance Corporation - RFC Loan Policies
  • State - Miscellaneous
  • State - Point IV Program
  • Tennessee Valley Authority - Miscellaneous
  • Treasury - Miscellaneous
  • Veterans Administration - Miscellaneous
  • Applicants - Administrative
  • Miscellaneous - Administrative
  • Dr. Steelman's Speech before American Hotel Association - October 1949 - Miscellaneous
  • Miscellaneous - Miscellaneous [correspondence, Giffen Plan, press releases, report on cow feed, Soviet government organizational charts]
  • Press Reports - Miscellaneous
  • Public Works and Resource Development - Miscellaneous
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
Box 9
  • Railroads - Miscellaneous
  • Report of Meetings - Miscellaneous
  • "State of the Union" Message of January 4, 1950 - Miscellaneous
  • United Nations - Miscellaneous
  • Classification Act of 1949 and Related Measures Re Compensation of Federal Employees
  • Draft of Bill to Aid Small Business - Spingarn
  • Economic Expansion Act of 1949
  • Miscellaneous - Legislation
  • Mutual Defense Assistance Program
  • Public Law 327 - Appropriations for Foreign Aid for FY June 30, 1950
  • Re Civilian Conservation Corps
  • American Municipal Association
  • C. I. O. [Congress of Industrial Organizations] - "Economic Outlook"
  • Kiplinger Washington Letter
  • Miscellaneous - Private Organizations
  • Reports - Miscellaneous
Box 10
  • Maguire Memorandum of August 18, 1949
  • Steelman's Letter of September 3, 1949
  • First Quarterly Report - July through September 1949 - Reports
  • Reports by Agencies - Work Sheets
  • Directory of Communities in Areas with Very Substantial Labor Surplus
  • B. E. S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Directory of Selected Labor Market Areas - Areas Classified as "E" as of November 30, 1949
  • List of "E" Areas - July 1949
  • List of "E" Areas - September 21, 1949
  • List of "E" Areas - October 28, 1949
  • List of "E" Areas - November 30, 1949
  • List of "E" Areas - December 30, 1949
  • List of "E" Areas - January 31, 1950
  • List of "E" Areas - February 28, 1950
  • List of "E" Areas - March 31, 1950
  • List of "E" Areas - April 28, 1950
  • List of "E" Areas - May 31. 1950
  • Labor Department Release - August 26, 1949 [folder empty]
  • Labor Department Release - November 12, 1949
  • B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Classification of Labor Market Areas According to Relative Labor Supply - July 8, 1949
  • B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Classification of Labor Market Areas According to Relative Labor Supply - September 1, 1949
  • B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Classification of Labor Market Areas According to Relative Labor Supply - November 15, 1949
  • B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Classification of Labor Market Areas According to Relative Labor Supply - December 30, 1949
  • B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Classification of Labor Market Areas According to Relative Labor Supply - February 28, 1950
  • B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Classification of Labor Market Areas According to Relative Labor Supply - April 28, 1950
  • B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Classification of Labor Market Areas According to Relative Labor Supply - June 30, 1950
  • B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Bi-monthly Summary of Labor Market Developments in Major Areas - September 1, 1949
  • B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Bi-monthly Summary of Labor Market Developments in Major Areas - December 1, 1949
  • B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Bi-monthly Summary of Labor Market Developments in Major Areas - March 15, 1950
  • B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Bi-monthly Summary of Labor Market Developments in Major Areas - May 9, 1950
  • B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Bi-monthly Summary of Labor Market Developments in Major Areas - July 7, 1950
  • Community Programs to Combat Unemployment
  • Community Development Programs - A Survey of State and Local Activities B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] - March 31, 1950
  • Federal Procurement Information Centers in Labor Market Areas of Significant Unemployment
Box 11
  • Jasper - Walker County - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security} Reports - August
  • Jasper - Walker County - Commerce - Fact Finding
  • Jasper - Walker County - Commerce - Firm Reports
  • San Diego - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Report [folder empty]
  • San Diego - Commerce - Fact Finding
  • San Diego - Commerce - Firm
  • Ansonia - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Ansonia - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • Ansonia - Commerce Reports - Firms
  • Bridgeport - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - July
  • Bridgeport - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Bridgeport - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • Bridgeport - Commerce Reports - Firms
  • Bristol - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Bristol - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • Bristol - Commerce Reports - Firms
  • Danielson - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Danielson - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • Danielson - Commerce Reports - Firms
  • Meriden - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Meriden - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • Meriden - Commerce Reports - Firms
  • New Britain - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • New Britain - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • New Britain - Commerce Reports - Firms
  • New London - Groton - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • New London - Groton - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • New London - Groton - Firms
  • Waterbury - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - July
  • Waterbury - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Waterbury - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • Waterbury - Commerce Reports - Firms
  • Honolulu - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - October
  • Cairo - Alexander and Pulaski Counties - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Cairo - Alexander and Pulaski Counties - Commerce - Fact Finding
  • Cairo - Alexander and Pulaski Counties - Firm
  • Centralia - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Centralia - Fact Finding - Commerce [folder empty]
  • Crab Orchard - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Crab Orchard - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding [folder empty]
  • Crab Orchard - Commerce Reports - Firms
  • Mt. Vernon - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Mt. Vernon - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • Mt. Vernon - Commerce Reports - Firms
  • Clinton - Fact Finding - Commerce
  • Terre Haute - Vigo County - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Terre Haute - Vigo County - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • Terre Haute - Vigo County - Commerce Reports - Firm
  • Vincennes - Knox County - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Vincennes - Knox County - Fact Finding - Commerce
  • Vincennes - Knox County - Firm - Commerce
  • Biddeford - Sanford - York County - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Biddeford - Sanford - York County - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding and Firm
  • Washington County - "E" Area Survey - Commerce
  • Cumberland - Alleghany County - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Cumberland - Alleghany County - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • Cumberland - Alleghany County - Commerce Reports - Firms
  • Fall River - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Fall River - Fact Finding - Commerce Reports
  • Fall River - Commerce - Firm Report
  • Fitchburg - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Fitchburg - Commerce - Fact Finding and Firm Report
  • Lawrence - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Lawrence - Commerce - Fact Finding and Firm
  • Lowell - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Lowell - Commerce - Fact Finding and Firm
  • New Bedford - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - July
  • New Bedford - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • New Bedford - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • New Bedford - Commerce Reports - Firms
Box 12
  • Worchester - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - July
  • Worchester - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Worchester - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • Worchester - Commerce Reports - Firms
  • Jackson - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Jackson - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - October
  • Jackson - Fact Finding - Commerce
  • Jackson - Firms - Commerce
  • Muskegon - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - July
  • Muskegon - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Muskegon - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • Muskegon - Commerce Reports - Firms
  • Port Huron - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Port Huron - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - October
  • Port Huron - Fact Finding - Commerce
  • Port Huron - Firm Reports - Commerce
  • Upper Peninsula Copper Area - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Upper Peninsula Copper Area - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - October
  • Upper Peninsula Copper Area - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • Upper Peninsula Copper Area - Commerce Reports - Firm
  • Manchester - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Manchester - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - October
  • Manchester - Fact Finding - Commerce Reports
  • Utica - Rome - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - July
  • Utica - Rome - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Utica - Rome - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • Utica - Rome - Commerce Reports - Firms
  • Altoona - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - October
  • Altoona - Commerce - Fact Finding and Firm
  • Greensburg - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Greensburg - Fact Finding - Commerce
  • Greensburg - Firms - Commerce
  • Johnstown - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - October
  • Johnstown - Commerce - Firm
  • Pottsville - Schuylkill County - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Pottsville - Schuylkill County - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • Pottsville - Schuylkill County - Commerce Reports - Firms
  • Scranton - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - July
  • Scranton - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Scranton - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • Scranton - Commerce Reports - Firms
  • Wilkes-Barre - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - July
  • Wilkes-Barre - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Wilkes-Barre - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • Wilkes-Barre - Commerce Reports - Firms
  • Providence - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - July
  • Providence - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Providence - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • Providence - Commerce Reports - Firms
  • Knoxville - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - July
  • Knoxville - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Knoxville - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
  • Knoxville - Commerce Reports - Firms
  • Burlington - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - August
  • Burlington - B.E.S. [Bureau of Employment Security] Reports - October
  • Burlington - Commerce Reports - Firm
  • Burlington - Commerce Reports - Fact Finding
Box 13
  • Army Procurement - Contracts Let on Distressed Labor Market Areas - Reports - 1 April 1950-30 April 1950
  • Commerce - Labor Committee
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Department of Agriculture-Maps of States Showing County Divisions
  • Department of Commerce - Miscellaneous Processed Documents
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • "The Economy of Hawaii Today" - Prepared by James H. Shoemaker, Vice President, Bank of Hawaii
  • Form Letter Re Awarding of Contracts to Firms in Distressed Labor Areas
  • Form Letter used by Air Materiel Command Re Bids on Advertised Procurements to Help Alleviate Unemployment
Box 14
  • 14 Industrial Series - U. S. Department of Commerce, Office of Domestic Commerce, Area Development Division
  • "The Labor Market and Employment Security" - Prepared by U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Employment Security
  • Miscellaneous Records of Vincent Rock
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Personal - Mr. Houston, John C.
  • Personal - Rock, Vincent
  • Press Releases Concerning Reorganization Plans Numbers 1 through 21
  • Press Release - Report of John R. Steelman to the President - December 1, 1949
  • Senator Green Correspondence re ECA [Economic Cooperation Administration]
  • Stenographer's Notebooks [written in shorthand] - August 1, 1949-April 20, 1950

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The creation of this online resource was made possible in part by funding from the William T. Kemper Foundation - Commerce Bank, Trustee.