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Guide to the Daniel C. Roper Papers, 1860-1958

Collection Overview

The Daniel C. Roper Papers, 1860-1958 (bulk 1933-1938), consist chiefly of professional and political correspondence, including telegrams and memoranda, but also include speeches, financial papers, clippings, invitations, legal papers, printed material, and pictures. The collection primarily documents Roper's term as Secretary of Commerce during the first administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In general the papers provide an inside look at this Democratic administration during the early depression years, as well as the relationships among business, government, and politics. In particular, Roper had close ties to people in the business community and was sympathetic to their concerns. In addition, the collection tracks the course of the New Deal in the Department of Commerce and the career of Roper not only as a United States government official in Roosevelt's cabinet but also as a progressive Democrat. However, there are some gaps in these professional files in that there is very little material pertaining to Roper's career prior to his appointment to the cabinet post. Also, files for 1931 are almost entirely missing, and cross-reference sheets in the collection prepared by Roper's staff appear to refer to a separate set of files missing from this collection. There is relatively little in the papers concerning Roper's personal life, except for financial papers.

Roper's tenure as Secretary of Commerce is primarily documented in the Alphabetical Series, which not only is the largest series but also forms the heart of the collection. His support of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 presidential campaign probably helped him earn this cabinet appointment along with Roper's representation of the old Woodrow Wilson element in the Democratic Party. Roper set as a major task the development of mutual confidence, cooperation, and a closer relationship between business and government in order to bring about a recovery from the depression. Since he had been a tax expert and business consultant prior to becoming Secretary, this was a natural role for him. In fact in 1933 he had organized a Business Advisory and Planning Council for the Department of Commerce to advise the administration on the effect of the New Deal's proposals on business. After serving in the administration for almost six years, Roper resigned to return to private life.

The Alphabetical Series includes correspondence from a large number of prominent senators and congressmen, men in government service, businessmen, lawyers, judges, and New Deal figures. These include Bernard Baruch, James Byrnes, Patrick Callahan, James Cannon, Thomas Chadbourne, David Coker, Homer Cummings, Josephus Daniels, William Dodd, Ernest Draper, Robert Elbert, James Farley, John Garner, and W. Averell Harriman. Other correspondents are William Henry Harrison, Edward House, Louis Howe Cordell Hull, Clarence Hurrey, Jesse Jones, Hugh MacRae, William Gibbs McAdoo, George Milton, Robert Owen, Hollins Randolph, Lawrence Robert, L.S. Rowe, and John Humphrey Small. The Farley correspondence includes a run of first day covers, 1933-1938, while he was Postmaster General. Roper's interest in the stamps was piqued in part by the fact that he had been the First Assistant Postmaster General appointed by Woodrow Wilson. There are smaller amounts of correspondence with other New Deal figures, such as Harry Hopkins, Frances Perkins, and Harold Ickes.

Information on organizations and topics is scattered throughout the Alphabetical Series. They include aeronautics (in Aviation folder); American University; the Board of Education of the District of Columbia; commerce (in Foreign Trade folder); communication (radio and telegraph); financial federations, specifically The Community Chest of Washington, D.C.; the Democratic National Committee; the Democratic Party (in Politics folder); Duke University; the Export-Import Bank of Washington; and the Hindenburg accident. Others are the Freemasons (in Masons folder); Japanese Economic Mission to the United States; the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (also in Methodist Church and Mt. Vernon Place Church folders); the National Benefit Life Assurance Company; the National Recovery Administration; the Post Office Department; the presidential election of 1932 (in Politics folder); prohibition; religion and politics; Franklin D. Roosevelt; and temperance and liquor laws (in Liquor Control folder). Roper supported prohibition and in fact had served during the prohibition era as Commissioner of Internal Revenue in the Treasury Department, charged with enforcing liquor laws. There is information about agencies within or related to the Department of Commerce including the Business Advisory Council, the Bureau of the Census (in Census folder), the Bureau of Fisheries (in Fisheries folder), and the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce (in Foreign and Domestic folder). Other topics represented in the collection include the Boxing Bill; the Communications Group; the Inter-departmental Communications Committee (in Communications Committee folder), probably a precursor of the Federal Communications Commission; and a proposed National Advisory Council.

Roper's professional views are expressed in the Writings and Speeches Series primarily while he served as Commissioner of Internal Revenue and as Secretary of Commerce. The speeches address a number of domestic political and economic issues, including the relationship of business and government, government regulation, taxation, economic recovery from the depression, the U.S. Postal Service, and the role of government in society.

There is scant evidence in these papers relating to Roper's career other than that as Secretary of Commerce and his speeches as Commissioner of Internal Revenue. His autobiography, Fifty Years of Public Life in the Writings and Speeches Series, gives an overview of his career. There is some information on his career as the First Assistant Postmaster General in the Alphabetical Series in the Postmaster General file. In that series there is a little information in Internal Revenue Service folders about his resignation as Commissioner. In the Clippings Series there is documentation of his brief service as U.S. Minister to Canada in the summer of 1939. There is a scrapbook, "My Clippings of Their Majesties' Visit to Canada, 1939," and loose clippings pertaining to the visit.

Roper's personal life is not well documented in the collection except for his financial concerns as seen in the Financial Papers Series. The information in that series relates not only to the investments and bank accounts of Roper but to his wife Lou McKenzie Roper and their children. There is some additional information on the Ropers in the various Roper folders and in other scattered folders under various topics in the Alphabetical Series, and in the Legal Papers and Pictures in the Miscellaneous Series.

A photograph album entitled, "Sugar: Story in Pictures," concerning sugar growing in Santo Domingo appears in the Miscellaneous Series. In addition this series contains photographs of prominent statesmen and others, such as Bernard Baruch, the British Royal family, William Jennings Bryan, Grover Cleveland, Josephus Daniels, Averell Harriman, Harold Ickes, Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson. An oil portrait of Roper is in the custody of the Special Collections Library. The Clippings Series includes scattered information on farming in South Carolina, especially cotton, African Americans, racial relations, tariffs, the presidential campaign of 1924 and William Gibbs McAdoo, and Roosevelt's cabinet.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Daniel C. Roper papers 1860-1958
Creator
Roper, Daniel C. (Daniel Calhoun), 1867-1943
Extent
56 linear feet, circa 33,900 items
Repository
Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Durham, North Carolina 27708-0185
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language
English.

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Contents of the Collection

Chiefly typed, professional correspondence to and from Roper, including telegrams, memoranda and carbon copies of Roper's outgoing mail. The bulk was generated during Roper's tenure as Secretary of Commerce. A variety of other material scattered throughout the files includes printed material in the form of pamphlets, booklets, and serials; press releases from the Department of Commerce; reports; addresses by Roper and others; charts and graphs; organizational records from various groups including minutes, budgets, and agendas; clippings; and photographs. A series of folders contains first day covers given to Roper by Postmaster James A. Farley. There is a small amount of personal correspondence and financial information. Two volumes of correspondence are at the end of the series. They are a letterbook of congratulations upon Roper's appointment as Secretary of Commerce with copies of Roper's replies, and "Special Letters of Congratulation to Daniel C. Roper, March 4, 1933," with Roper's replies. Cross-reference sheets prepared by Roper's staff are found frequently throughout the series, many of which appear to refer to a separate set of files not in this collection.

A, 1929-1933, undated
Box 1
Abbot, Willis J., 1927-1932, undated
Box 1
Agriculture, 1927-1930
Box 1
Allen, Frederick Hobbes, 1932
Box 1
Allen, George G., 1932
Box 1
Allied Forces for Prohibition, 1932
Box 1
Allotment Bill, Domestic, 1933
Box 1
American Peace Society, 1930-1933, undated
Box 1
1928-1943, undated
(2 folders)
Box 1
Reorganization Committee, 1932, undated
Box 1
American Voting Machine Company, 1932, undated
Box 1
Amory, Copley, 1932-1933, undated
Box 1
Anderson, Lloyd C., 1920
Box 1
Anti-Saloon League of America, 1929-1933
Box 1
Applications for Government Positions, 1932-1933
Box 1
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co., 1943
Box 1
Auchincloss, Gordon, 1933
Box 1
Austin, William L., 1932-1933
Box 1
Aviation, 1937-1938
Box 1
Aviation, Inter-Departmental Committee on Civil International Aviation, 1937-1938, undated
Box 1
Ayres, W. A., 1929-1931
Box 1
Ba-Bf, 1918-1943
Box 1
Baker, James M, 1928-1939
Box 1
Baker, Newton D., 1928-1932
Box 1
Baker, Ray Stannard, 1929
Box 1
Barkley, Alben W., 1932-1941
Box 1
Barristers Lodge No. 48, F.A.A.M., 1929-1933
Box 1
Barrol, L. Wethered, 1932
Box 1
Baruch, Bernard M., 1920, 1928
Box 1
Baruch, Herman B., 1928-1933
Box 1
Bassett, Richard, 1928
Box 1
Battle, Edgar, 1929-1932
Box 1
Beil, Fred C., 1929-1932
Box 1
Benners, Joseph N., 1928-1930, undated
Box 1
Bennett, James R., Jr., 1928-1932
Box 1
Bertron, S. R., 1930-1933
Box 1
Bg-Bl, 1928-1943
Box 1
Binder, Julius J., 1929-1932
Box 1
Bingham, Robert W., 1932-1934
Box 1
Black Bill, 1933
Box 1
Black, Eugene, 1932, 1943
Box 1
Blair, David H., 1928-1929
Box 1
Blair, Emily Newell, 1929-1932
Box 1
Blair, Gist, 1932
Box 1
Bm-Br, 1919-1937
Box 1
Board of Education (District of Columbia), 1931-1932
(2 folders)
Box 1
Boileau, Ralph E., 1924-1930
Box 2
Bolen, Hubert L., 1928-1932
Box 2
Bond, Henry Herrick, 1929
Box 2
Bowen, W. C., 1929-1930
Box 2
Bowers, Claude G., 1928-1937
Box 2
Bowes, Walter H., 1928
Box 2
Boxing Bill, 1927-1930, undated
Box 2
Bradford, Russell L., 1930-1932
Box 2
Bradley, Rolland, 1928-1932
Box 2
Brandeis, Louis D., 1932
Box 2
Bride, Daniel, 1928-1933
Box 2
Bright, Frank S., 1928-1929
Box 2
Brindley, A. R., 1928-1933
Box 2
Brookmire Economic Service, Inc., 1928-1930
Box 2
Brooks, Henry W., Jr., 1932
Box 2
Brown, Arlo Ayres, 1943
Box 2
Brown, C. M., 1929-1932
Box 2
Brown, E. T., 1927-1932
Box 2
Brownlow, Louis, 1930-1932
Box 2
Bryan, William Jennings, Memorial Association, 1930-1933
Box 2
Bs-Bz, 1928-1936, undated
Box 2
Buchler, William Paul, 1929
Box 2
Buckingham, R. T., 1943
Box 2
Bulla, Charles D., 1928-1930
Box 2
Burkhead, L. L., 1928-1932
Box 2
Burleson, A. S., 1922-1934
Box 2
Busick, Adrien F., 1927-1930
Box 2
Business Advisory Council, 1933-1938
(2 folders)
Box 2
Byrnes, James F., 1930-1932
Box 2
Ca-Cf, 1928-1938
(2 folders)
Box 2
Cabinet anniversary dinners, 1934-1938
Box 2
Cabinet meetings, 1933-1938
Box 2
Caffrey, James Garret, 1933-1936
Box 2
Caldwell, Rush, 1928-1936
Box 2
Calhoun, C. C., 1929-1938
Box 2
Calhoun, Harry D., 1935
Box 2
California Pacific International Exposition, 1935
Box 2
California Reimbursement Bill, 1932
Box 2
Callahan, P. H., 1928-1938
(2 folders)
Box 2
Callan, Joseph H., 1917-1933
Box 2
Campbell, Carlyle, 1928-1943
Box 2
Canada, 1925-1939
Box 2
Canaday, Ward M., 1934-1936
Box 2
Candler, Warren A., 1929-1936
Box 2
Cannon, Bishop James, 1927-1930
Box 2
Carden, George A, 1928-1938
(2 folders)
Box 2
Carroll, John, 1928-1930
Box 3
Carroll, Robert P., 1931-1938
Box 3
Carter, Amon, 1933-1938
Box 3
Carter, Boake, 1935-1937
Box 3
Cary, Harry Francis, 1933-1938
Box 3
1933-1938
(2 folders)
Box 3
Unemployment Census, 1937, 1933-1938
Box 3
Central Statistical Board, 1937
Box 3
Century of Progress, 1933-1934
Box 3
Cg-Cl, 1928-1938
(3 folders)
Box 3
Chadbourne, Thomas L., 1924-1938
Box 3
Chadbourne, W. A., 1932-1938
Box 3
Chamber of Commerce of the United States, 1930-1934
Box 3
Champion, Ira T., 1928-1938
Box 3
Chatterton, Edward W., 1928-1934
Box 3
Chevy Chase Club, 1928-1934
Box 3
Chilton, W. E., 1935-1937
Box 3
China, 1935-1938
Box 3
Christie, A. C., 1930-1933
Box 3
Christmas correspondence, 1938
Box 3
Church and Welfare Recovery, 1934
Box 3
Citizens Committee of One Thousand, 1929-1932
Box 3
Civil Aeronautics Authority, 1938
Box 3
Civil Service Commission, 1928-1936
Box 3
Clagett, Brice, 1932-1938
Box 3
Clark, Clifton, 1929-1933
Box 3
Clark, Elmer T., 1933-1937
Box 3
Clark, M. M., 1933-1935
Box 3
Clarke, Bennett Champ, 1933-1937
Box 3
Clayton, William L., 1936-1938
Box 3
Clergymen, 1938
Box 3
Cloud, Wendell H., 1929-1937
Box 3
Club memberships, miscellaneous, 1933-1943
Box 3
Cm-Cr, 1928-1938
(4 folders)
Box 4
Coal industry, legislation, 1933-1936
Box 4
Cobb, Zach Lamar, 1929-1935
Box 4
Cockayne, Selena, 1936-1937
Box 4
Cohen, John S., 1933-1935
Box 4
Coker family, 1920-1944
Box 4
Coker, D. R., Mr. and Mrs., 1928-1938
(3 folders)
Box 4
Coker, Samuel, 1928-1934
Box 4
Coker College, 1929-1936
Box 4
Collier, Barron G., 1935-1937
Box 4
Collier's magazine, 1936-1937
Box 4
Collins, Linton M., 1934-1943
Box 4
Colquitt, O. B., 1933-1937
Box 4
Comer, Donald, 1934
Box 4
Commerce, Department of, 1926-1942, undated
(2 folders)
Box 4
Commercial Policy Committee, 1933-1934
Box 4
Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, statements by Roper, 1933
Box 4
Communications Committee, 1933-1934
(2 folders)
Box 4
Communications Committee and Majority Report, 1933-1934
Box 4
The President, 1933-1934
Box 5
Report, 1934, Jan. 23
Box 5
Communications Group, 1932-1934, undated
(2 folders)
Box 5
Community Chest of Washington, 1928-1938
Box 5
Cone, J. Carroll, 1933-1937
Box 5
Congressional Record, 1935-1936
Box 5
Contributions, miscellaneous, 1933-1938
Box 5
Cook, O. W. E., 1934
Box 5
Cooksey, George R., 1931-1933
Box 5
Coolidge, Marcus A., 1929-1933
Box 5
Cooper, Frank, 1929-1933
Box 5
Cooper, Robert A., 1928-1935
Box 5
Copeland, Royal S., 1935-1938
Box 5
Costello, John F., 1932-1938
Box 5
Costigan, E. P., 1928-1937
Box 5
Cotton industry, 1933-1938
Box 5
Cotton, Hamilton H., 1933-1936
Box 5
Covington, Ethel M., 1933-1934
Box 5
Cowles, John H., 1928-1934
Box 5
Cramer, W. Stuart, 1933
Box 5
Creel, George, 1933-1938
Box 5
Crosland, Dana, 1928
Box 5
Crowell, John F., 1928-1930
Box 5
Cs-Cz, 1928-1943
Box 5
Cuddihy, Robert J., 1928-1934
Box 5
Culbertson, William S., 1929-1937
Box 5
Cummings, Homer, 1930-1938
(2 folders)
Box 5
Cummings, Walter J., 1934-1937
Box 5
Cupp, Walter R., 1935-1936
Box 5
Curley, James M., 1933-1935
Box 5
Currie, Daniel J., 1928-1943
Box 5
Da-Df, 1928-1943
(2 folders)
Box 5
Dalrymple, A. V., 1933-1935
Box 5
D'Amico, John B., 1930-1935
Box 5
Daniel, Thomas H., 1928-1935
Box 5
Daniels, Jonathan, 1932-1938
Box 5
Daniels, Josephus, 1927-1943
Box 6
Darby, W. L., 1929-1937
Box 6
Daughters of the American Revolution, 1934-1936
Box 6
Davies, Joseph E., 1933-1938
Box 6
Davis, Ewin L, 1933-1937
Box 6
Davis, Herbert L., 1932-1938
Box 6
Davis, John W., 1928-1933
Box 6
Davis, P. M., 1929-1933
Box 6
Davison, Philip N., 1933
Box 6
Decell, J. L., 1934-1938
Box 6
Deflation of government spending, 1932-1933
Box 6
Degrees and other honors, 1933-1936
Box 6
Delano, Frederic A., 1928-1937
Box 6
Democratic convention, 1928
Box 6
Democratic League of D.C., 1936-1938
Box 6
Democratic National Committee, 1933-1938
Box 6
Democratic organizations, clubs, etc., 1933-1938
Box 6
Denning, William I, 1932-1935
Box 6
Denny, Collins, 1929-1934
Box 6
Department of the Interior, 1926-1937
Box 6
DePhillips, Madeline, 1938
Box 6
Dern, George H., 1933-1936
Box 6
De Titta, Arthur, 1933-1937
Box 6
De Witt, William C., 1928-1938
Box 6
Dg-Dl, 1928-1943
Box 6
Dial, N.B., 1928-1937
Box 6
Diaper, Ernest G., 1934-1938
Box 6
Dick, Noble, 1934
Box 6
Dickinson, John, 1928-1936
Box 6
Dill, C. C., 1928-1936
Box 6
Discharge books, Department of Commerce, 1936-1937
Box 6
Disney, Wesley E., 1934-1936
Box 6
Dix, Howard W, 1930-1937
Box 6
Dixcy, T. B., 1929-1933
Box 6
Dm-Dr, 1928-1943
Box 6
Dodd, William E., 1922-1938
(2 folders)
Box 6
Donovan, Edward, 1935-1938
Box 6
Doran, J. M., 1929-1933
Box 6
Doughton, Robert L., 1933-1938
Box 6
Douglas, Charles A., 1928-1936
Box 6
Doyle, Michael Francis, 1933-1938
Box 6
Ds-Dz, 1928-1943
Box 6
Dudley, Claude W., 1933-1938
Box 6
Duke University, 1928-1933, Mar.
(2 folders)
Box 6
Duke University, 1933-1943, undated
(3 folders)
Box 7
Durbin, W. W., 1933-1937
Box 7
Ea-Ef, 1924-1943
Box 7
Early, Stephen, 1936-1942
Box 7
Eastman, Joseph B., 1934-1936
Box 7
Eaton, Cyrus S., 1934-1938
Box 7
Ecumenical Conference, 1932-1936
Box 7
Education, 1928-1938
Box 7
Eg-El, 1924-1943
Box 7
Eisner, Mark, 1933-1938
Box 7
Elbert, Robert H,. 1934-1937
Box 7
Election, 1936
Box 7
Elliott, W. Y., 1937-1938
Box 7
Em-Er, 1924-1943
Box 7
Emig, Clayton E. 1929-1934
Box 7
Emory University, 1935
Box 7
Engagements, 1937-1938, undated
Box 7
Entertainment, Miscellaneous, 1933-1938
Box 7
Es-Ez, 1924-1943
Box 7
European trip, 1936-1938
(2 folders)
Box 7
Evans, John Gary, 1930-1938
Box 7
Evans, Kathleen, 1933-1938
Box 7
Excerpts (miscellaneous), 1933-1937, undated
Box 7
Executive Council, 1933
Box 7
Executive Orders, 1933-1937
Box 7
Export-Import Bank of Washington, 1934-1937
Box 7
Fa-Ff, 1928-1938
Box 7
Farley, James A., 1932-1935
(2 folders)
Box 7
Farley, James A., 1933-1943
(4 folders)
Box 8
Federal Aviation Commission, 1934
Box 8
Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, 1932-1938
Box 8
Federal Emergency Relief Administration, 1933
Box 8
Federal government reorganization, 1933
Box 8
Federal Judgeship, Marion, S.C., 1934
Box 8
Federal Home Loan Bank Board Home Owner's Loan Corporation, 1933-1935
Box 8
Federal Housing Administration, 1934-1936
Box 8
Feick, Fred L., 1932-1936
Box 8
Fertich, Roscoe, 1934-1938
Box 8
Feuchtwanger, Joseph, 1928-1933
Box 8
Few, William P., 1928-1938
Box 8
Fg-Fl, 1928-1938
Box 8
Field, Robert M., 1932-1937
Box 8
Filene, Edward A., 1933-1937
Box 8
Filene, Lincoln, 1933-1938
Box 8
Fisheries, Bureau of, 1934-1938
Box 8
FitzHenry, Louis, 1933
Box 8
Flax production, 1933-1936
Box 8
Florida State Bar Association, 1934-1935
Box 8
Florida vacations, 1934-1942
Box 8
Flowers, R. L., 1928-1938
Box 8
Fm-Fr, 1928-1943
(2 folders)
Box 8
Ford Motor Company, 1929
Box 8
Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Bureau of, 1935-1938
(2 folders)
Box 8
Foreign Service: Retirement Bill, 1938
Box 8
1933-1938
Box 8
Reports (George N. Peek)
Box 8
Foreign Trade Week, celebration of, 1936-1937
Box 8
Foreign Trade Zones, 1934-1937
Box 8
Fox, Marvin L., 1928-1934
Box 8
Francis, Clarence, 1937-1938
Box 8
Fraternities, undated
Box 8
Frazier, Frank, 1928-1937
Box 8
Frazier, Virgil H., 1934-1938
Box 8
Freed, Allie S., 1935-1938
Box 8
Freeman, James E., 1933-1937
Box 8
Frensdorf, Edward, 1933-1935
Box 8
Friant, Julian N., 1936-1938
Box 8
Friday, David, 1928
Box 8
Fs-Fz, 1928-1938
Box 8
Fullilove, S.C., 1933
Box 8
Ga-Gf, 1928-1943
(2 folders)
Box 9
Gannon, Elizabeth, 1936-1937
Box 9
Gans, Issac, 1933-1937
Box 9
Gardiner, W. Gwynn, 1933-1938
Box 9
Garner, John N., 1930-1938
Box 9
Gasque, Allard H., 1928-1938
Box 9
Garver, Harry H., 1935-1937
Box 9
Gell, Harry J., 1934-1943
Box 9
Genealogy, 1929-1935
Box 9
Gentry, J. J., 1929-1937
Box 9
Gg-Gl, 1886-1943
Box 9
Gideons, bibles, 1936
Box 9
Gifts received by Roper, 1933-1938
Box 9
Gm-Gr, 1928-1943
(3 folders)
Box 9
Gonzales, W. E., 1932-1937
Box 9
Gore, Robert H., 1933-1938
Box 9
Government reorganization, 1933
Box 9
Grain Futures Act, 1934-1935
Box 9
Grayson, Cary T., 1927-1938
Box 9
Great Lakes Exposition, 1936-1937
Box 9
Greensboro College, 1935-1937
Box 9
Greenwood, Moses, 1932-1937
Box 9
Gridiron Club, 1933-1938
Box 9
Gs-Gz, 1928-1943
Box 9
Guffey, Joseph F., 1936-1938
Box 9
Gundlach, E. T., 1928-1938
Box 9
Ha-Hf, 1928-1943
(4 folders)
Box 9
Hackett, E. F., 1936-1938
Box 9
Hagner, Randall H. and Co., 1931
Box 9
Halsey, Edwin A., 1932-1938
Box 9
Haly, Percy, 1928-1937
Box 9
Hamer, Tom M., 1932-1938
(2 folders)
Box 9
Hamer, William M., 1933-1935
Box 9
Hamilton, Norman R., 1934-1938
Box 10
Hamlin, Frank, T., 1928-1933
Box 10
Haney, Bert E., 1933
Box 10
Hansbrough, H. C., 1932
Box 10
Hardison, Robert B., 1934-1937
Box 10
Harmon, Nolan B., 1929-1935
Box 10
Harriman, W. Averell, 1933-1943
Box 10
Harris, Edwin S., 1932-1936
Box 10
Harris, Frederick Brown, 1929-1937
Box 10
Harrison, William Henry, 1937-1938
Box 10
Harvey, Richard, 1928-1933
Box 10
Hathaway, Minnie, 1928-1933
Box 10
Hawkins, Walter, 1934-1938
Box 10
Hay, Charles M., 1928-1943
Box 10
Hecht, R. S., 1936-1937
Box 10
Heflin, J. Thomas, 1934-1938
Box 10
Heimann, Henry H., 1933-1943
Box 10
Helium reserves, 1937
Box 10
Hentz, Henry and Company, 1929-1938
Box 10
Hereley, D. G. "Ted," 1933-1938
Box 10
Hereley, Hannah M., 1932-1937
Box 10
Herman, Raphael, 1928-1938
Box 10
Hg-Hl, 1928-1943
Box 10
High, Stanley, 1934-1937
Box 10
Hildreth, Melvin D., 1927-1943
Box 10
Hill, John Wesley, 1933-1936
Box 10
Hindenburg Accident, 1936-1937
Box 10
Hm-Hr, 1928-1943
(2 folders)
Box 10
Hobbs, Franklin W., 1933-1943
Box 10
Hodges, Edward P., 1932-1933
Box 10
Holt, Hamilton, 1928-1943
Box 10
Hopkins, Harry, 1933-1938
Box 10
Hotels, 1928-1938
Box 10
House, E. M., 1919-1938
Box 10
Housing, 1933-1938
Box 10
Houston, Herbert S., 1933-1938
Box 10
Howard, Clinton N., 1929-1937
Box 10
Howe, Louis McHenry, 1931-1936
Box 10
Howell, Clark, 1933-1937
Box 10
Hoyt, James A., 1930-1933
Box 10
Hs-Hz, 1928-1943
Box 11
Hull, Cordell, 1927-1943
Box 11
Hurley, Edward N., 1933
Box 11
Hurrey, Clarence B., 1932-1939
Box 11
Hutchinson, Forney, 1932-1937
Box 11
Hutchinson, J. E., 1933-1936
Box 11
I, 1928-1943
Box 11
Ickes, Harold L., 1932-1938
Box 11
Inauguration, 1937
Box 11
Insurance, 1932-1938
Box 11
Internal Revenue Service, 1920(2 vols. and 1 folder)
Box 11
Interstate Commerce Commission, 1933
Box 11
Irey, Elmer L., 1932-1938
Box 11
Ja-Jl, 1928-1938
Box 11
Jackson, Burris, 1936-1938
Box 11
Jackson, Charles E., 1932-1937
Box 11
Jackson Day Dinner, 1936-1938
Box 11
Jacobs, Harry L., 1933-1937
Box 11
Jamieson, W. D., 1928-1938
Box 11
Japanese Economic Mission, 1937, May 11-June 16
Box 11
Jefferson Islands Club, 1934-1937
Box 11
Jefferson Memorial, 1936-1938
Box 11
Jenckes, Virginia E., 1933-1936
Box 11
Jennifer, William, 1933-1937
Box 11
Jewelers of the United States, volume, 1917(?)
Box 11
Jm-Jz, 1928-1938
Box 11
Johnson, Hugh S., 1933-1935
Box 11
Johnson, J. Monroe, Assistant Secretary of Commerce, 1935-1938
Box 11
Jones, Jessie H., 1928-1938
Box 12
Julian, W. A., 1928-1938
Box 12
Justice Department, 1933-1938
Box 12
Ka-Kf, 1928-1943
Box 12
Kaltenborn, H. V., 1935-1936
Box 12
Kempler, William T., 1933-1938
Box 12
Kendall, Henry P., 1933-1938
Box 12
Kennedy, Joseph P., 1936-1938
Box 12
Kern, Paul B., 1938
Box 12
Kernahan Campaign, evangelism, 1930
Box 12
Kg-Kl, 1933-1938
Box 12
King, W. L. MacKenzie, 1938-1943
Box 12
Kip, Frederic E., 1935-1936
Box 12
Kiwanis Club, 1934-1936
Box 12
Klien, Ernest L., 1933-1943
Box 12
Klinck, J. C., 1935-1937
Box 12
Km-Kz, 1928-1943
Box 12
Knapp, Frank F., 1929-1936
Box 12
Knight, Peter O., 1935-1936
Box 12
Knoxville, Tenn., tariff controversy, 1931
Box 12
Kraft, Herman F., 1933-1938
Box 12
Kroner, Hayes, 1928-1936
Box 12
Kuhn, Oliver Owen, 1933-1937
Box 12
La-Lf, 1928-1943
(3 folders)
Box 12
Labor Department, 1933-1938
Box 12
Lamar, Lucy, 1933-1937
Box 12
Lambeth, William A., 1928-1943
Box 12
Lamport, Sam C., 1933-1937
Box 12
Landon, Alf M., 1936campaign
Box 12
Lane, Alex M., 1933-1938
Box 12
Lane, Julius J., 1928-1938
Box 12
Latimer, J. Austin, 1936-1938
Box 12
Lauck, W. Jett, 1932
Box 12
Law, William A., 1933-1936
Box 12
Laws, Bolitha J., 1928-1938
Box 12
Lawson, Martin E., 1929-1936
Box 13
Lawton, J. J., 1932-1938
Box 13
League of Nations Association, 1928-1938
Box 13
Leete, Frederick D., 1934-1938
Box 13
Legge, Alexander, 1929-1936
Box 13
Legislation, U.S. Congress, 1933-1938
Box 13
L'Enfant, Pierre Charles, Memorial, 1928-1930
Box 13
Letts, John C., 1929-1936
Box 13
Lewine, Jerome, 1929
Box 13
Lewis, J. Hamilton, 1932-1936
Box 13
Lg-Ll, 1928-1943
Box 13
Lightfoot, M. D., 1928-1929
Box 13
Lightle, James F., 1932
Box 13
Liquor Control Committee, 1933
(3 folders)
Box 13
Lm-Lr, 1928-1943
Box 13
Long, Breckinridge, 1933-1937
Box 13
Long, Richard Henry, 1928-1943
Box 13
Loose, Ella, 1935-1943
Box 13
Lord, J. A., 1928-1938
Box 13
Love, Thomas B., 1928-1943
(2 folders)
Box 13
Lowson, Frank, 1932
Box 13
Ls-Lz, 1928-1943
Box 13
Ludlow, Louis, 1928-1938
Box 13
Ma-Mf, 1928-1943
(4 folders)
Box 13
Ma-Mf, 1928-1943
(2 folders)
Box 14
MacFadden, Bernarr, 1934-1937
Box 14
MacRae, Hugh, 1928-1936
Box 14
Mahany, Rowland B., 1928-1932
Box 14
Mahoney, William V., 1936
Box 14
Malone, Paul B., 1933-1937
Box 14
Maloney, Thomas, 1933-1938
Box 14
Marine Inspection and Navigation, Bureau of, 1937-1938
Box 14
Maritime Commission, United States, 1936-1938
Box 14
Marshall, Rowland S., 1933-1936
Box 14
Marshall, Stuart B., 1932-1933
Box 14
Martin, A. E., 1932-1936
Box 14
Martin, George, 1933-1935
Box 14
Martin, Harry, 1902-1937
Box 14
Martin, Rex, 1934-1937
Box 14
Masons, 1929-1938
Box 14
Mattern, James J., 1937
Box 14
Matthews, Ben C., 1933-1937
Box 14
Mattox, E. Tilden, 1935-1937
Box 14
Maybank, Burnet, 1936-1943
Box 14
McAdoo, William Gibbs, 1916-1939
(2 folders)
Box 14
McArdle, Ruskin, 1932-1938
Box 14
McArdle, Willett, 1934-1935
Box 14
McCall, Chester H., 1933-1938
Box 14
McColl, Delle Roper, 1929-1937
Box 14
McColl, Eulah, 1928-1938
Box 14
McColl, J. B., 1932-1935
Box 14
McConihe, Malcolm S., 1933-1937
Box 14
McCormick Vance C., 1928-1940
Box 14
McCormick, Willoughby M., 1931-1932
Box 14
McCulloch, J. E., 1928-1938
Box 14
McDonald, Capt. J. J., 1917-1932
Box 14
McGrath, John J., 1933-1938
Box 14
McGurn, Arthur J., 1936
Box 14
McIntyre, Marvin H., 1933-1943
Box 14
McKee, William A., 1933-1937
Box 14
McKellar, Kenneth, 1934-1938
Box 14
McKenzie, William N., Sr., 1928-1938
Box 14
McKenzie, William N., Jr., 1932-1938
Box 14
McLaurin, Sidney L., 1932-1940
Box 14
McLean, Angus W., 1928-1937
Box 14
McLendon and Hedrick, lawyers, 1928
Box 14
McLeod, F. H., 1933-1936
Box 14
McMillan, E. J., 1933-1938
Box 14
McMillan, Thomas S. 1937-1938
Box 14
McMorran, C. W., 1935-1938
Box 14
McNeal, George H., 1929-1936
Box 14
McNeil, Archibald, 1933-1936
Box 14
McRae, A. C., Jr., 1934-1938
Box 14
McSwain, J. J., 1932-1936
Box 14
Mead, George H., 1933-1938
Box 14
Meekins, Lynn W., 1936-1938
Box 14
Mellon, Andrew W., 1928
Box 14
Memberships, miscellaneous, 1933-1938
Box 15
Memoranda, miscellaneous, 1932-1938
Box 15
Merchant Marine, 1933-1938
Box 15
Meredith, E. T., 1920-1929
Box 15
Merger of D.C. utilities, 1932
Box 15
Messages, 1933-1938
(2 folders)
Box 15
Methodist Church, 1929-1943, undated
(2 folders)
Box 15
Committee on Appeals, 1931-1932
Box 15
General conference, 1930
Box 15
Judicial Council, 1928-1929
Box 15
Mg-Ml, 1928-1943
Box 15
Michelson, Charles, 1932-1938
Box 15
Middleton, Hugh Calhoun, 1933-1935
Box 15
Miles, Vincent, 1933-1938
Box 15
Millar, A. C., 1933-1938
Box 15
Miller, Douglas, 1936-1937
Box 15
Miller, Hugh, 1933
Box 15
Miller, Izetta Jewell, 1933-1937
Box 15
Miller, Justin, 1932-1938
Box 15
Miller, Milton A. 1932-1935
Box 15
Milton, George Fort, 1928-1943
(2 folders)
Box 15
Mitchell, Ewing Y., 1928-1934
Box 15
Mm-Mr, 1928-1943
(2 folders)
Box 15
Moehlenpah, H. A., 1929-1933
Box 15
Moley, Raymond, 1933-1935
Box 15
Monopolies, 1937-1938
Box 15
Montgomery, Mabel, 1933-1937
Box 15
Moody, Alvin, 1928-1932
Box 15
Mooney, James D., 1933-1937
Box 15
Moore, Arthur J., 1936-1938
Box 15
Morgan, W. Forbes, 1932-1937
Box 15
Morgenthau, Henry, 1933-1937
Box 15
Morris, Ira Nelson, 1934-1938
Box 15
Morrison, Charles C., 1937
Box 15
Morrison, R. W., 1933-1938
Box 15
Morro Castle, steamboat sinking, 1934
Box 15
Morse, V. D., 1928-1935
Box 15
Motion pictures, 1933-1938
Box 16
Mott, John R., 1932
Box 16
Mount Vernon Place Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1928-1938
(2 folders)
Box 16
Moyer, J. S., 1937-1938
Box 16
Ms-Mz, 1928-1943
Box 16
Murphy, Frederick E., 1934-1937
Box 16
Murphy, Louis J., 1932-1937
Box 16
Murrell, John M., Mr. and Mrs., 1933-1938
Box 16
Na-Nf, 1928-1943
(2 folders)
Box 16
Narcotics, 1936-1937
Box 16
National Advisory Council, 1931-1935
Box 16
National Benefit Life Insurance Company, 1931-1938
(2 folders)
Box 16
National Business Show, 1936-1937
Box 16
National Conference of Jews and Christians, 1931-1933
Box 16
National Emergency Council, 1933-1936
Box 16
National Institute of Public Affairs, 1934-1938
Box 16
National organizations, miscellaneous, 1930-1938
Box 16
National Preaching Mission, 1936
Box 16
National Recovery Administration, 1933-1937
(3 folders)
Box 16
National Safety Council, 1934-1935
Box 16
National University, 1935-1938
Box 16
National Woman's Democratic Law Enforcement League, 1929
Box 16
Neblett, William H., 1934-1936
Box 16
Negroes, 1933-1938
Box 16
Nesbit, Scott, 1932-1935
Box 16
Neutrality, United States, 1936-1937
Box 16
New England Society of South Carolina, 1934
Box 16
Newspapers, magazines, etc., 1933-1938
(2 folders)
Box 17
Newton, Byron R., 1928-1938
Box 17
New York World's Fair, 1937-1939
Box 17
Ng-Nz, 1928-1943
Box 17
Niles, Frank B., 1927-1932
Box 17
Nippert, Alfred K., 1932-1943
Box 17
Noyes, Theodore W., 1937-1938
Box 17
Nunn, C. S., 1928-1935
Box 17
Nutt, L. G., 1928-1935
Box 17
Oa-Ol, 1926-1941
Box 17
Obici, A., 1934-1938
Box 17
O'Connell, William L., 1935-1936
Box 17
O'Connor, J. F. T., 1933-1938
Box 17
Oleson, Anna Dickie, 1932-1937
Box 17
Om-Oz, 1926-1941
Box 17
Omicron Delta Kappa (Duke University), 1929-1936
Box 17
Owen, Robert L., 1932-1938
Box 17
Owen, Ruth Bryan, 1929-1935
Box 17
Oxford Group, 1934-1936
Box 17
Pa-Pf, 1928-1943
(2 folders)
Box 17
Palaver Club, 1931-1937
Box 17
Palmer, A. Mitchell, 1932-1936
Box 17
Parker, Walter, 1935-1938
Box 17
Patent Centennial, 1936, Nov. 23
Box 17
Patent Office and patents, miscellaneous, 1935-1938
Box 17
Patterson, Jean Rushmore, 1932
Box 17
Patterson, Richard C., Jr., 1935-1938
Box 17
Payer, Harry F., 1933-1939
Box 17
Peabody, George Foster, 1932-1937
Box 17
Peacock, J. Craig, 1932-1937
Box 17
Pearlstine, S.S., 1934-1938
Box 17
Penn Club, 1935
Box 17
Perkins, Frances, 1933-1937
Box 17
Perkins, W. R., 1932-1933
Box 17
Personnel (miscellaneous), 1933-1938
Box 17
Peters, Andrew J., 1917-1938
Box 17
Peters, James W. S., 1933-1937
Box 18
Pg-Pl, 1928-1943
Box 18
Philadelphia Convention, 1936
Box 18
Phillips, G. Z., 1928-1936
Box 18
Pickett, Deets, 1927-1937
Box 18
Pinci, A. R., 1932-1940
Box 18
Pleasantaire Corporation, 1937
Box 18
Pm-Pr, 1928-1943
(2 folders)
Box 18
Poe, Clarence, 1933-1938
Box 18
Poland Spring House, Maine, 1932-1937
Box 18
Poling, Daniel A., 1930-1937
Box 18
Politics: 1932 Democratic National Campaign, 1932
(10 folders)
Box 18
1936 Democratic National Campaign, 1936
Box 18
1938 Democratic National Campaign, 1938
Box 18
Democratic Party, 1928-1938
(6 folders)
Box 18
Pomerene, Atlee, 1928-1937
Box 18
Portraits, 1934-1936
Box 18
Free Delivery Service, 1860-1911
Box 19
Precedents and Practice, 1915
Box 19
Pratt, G. W., 1928-1938
Box 20
President's birthday ball, 1935-1938
Box 20
President's Cup Regatta, 1934-1938
Box 20
Press, 1936-1938
Box 20
Press Club, 1932-1938
Box 20
Press Conferences, 1934-1938
Box 20
Press Releases (Department of Commerce), 1933-1938
(10 folders)
Box 20
Press, miscellaneous, undated
Box 20
Price, Jesse D., 1935
Box 20
Price, John W., 1927-1938
Box 20
Price, Katherine Z., 1935-1937
Box 20
Price, Theodore H. 1928-1935
Box 20
Prohibition, 1927-1936
(2 folders)
Box 20
Prohibition, 1932 Campaign, 1932
Box 20
Prohibition, (law enforcement), 1928-1929
Box 20
Ps-Pz, 1928-1938
Box 20
Public Works Administration, 1933-1938
Box 20
Publicity Bureau, Department of Commerce (H. R. Daniel), 1938
Box 20
Purdy, E. A., 1932-1937
Box 20
Q, 1932-1938
Box 20
Questionnaires, miscellaneous (Roper's responses), 1933-1938
Box 20
Quinn, Stanley J., 1932-1935
Box 21
Ra-Rf, 1928-1943
(2 folders)
Box 21
Radio (addresses and miscellaneous), 1928-1938
Box 21
Railroads, 1933-1938
Box 21
Rainey, Henry T., 1928-1935
Box 21
Randolph, Hollis N., 1928-1938
Box 21
Rankin, William H., 1933-1938
Box 21
Raper, C. L., 1932-1943
Box 21
Rayburn, Sam, 1933-1938
Box 21
Recommendations (miscellaneous), 1937-1938
Box 21
Reconstruction Finance Corporation, 1932-1938
Box 21
Reisner, Christian F., 1930-1939
Box 21
Religion and religious groups, 1932-1938
Box 21
Religion and Welfare Recovery, 1934-1937
Box 21
Reorganization of U.S. Government Departments, 1933-1937
Box 21
Reports (cross-references), 1935-1938
Box 21
Revere, C. T., 1932-1939
Box 21
Rg-Rl, 1928-1943
Box 21
Richberg, Donald, 1935-1939
Box 21
Rippy, J. Fred, 1932-1937
Box 21
Rm-Rr, 1928-1943
(2 folders)
Box 21
Robert, Lawrence Wood, Jr., 1933-1939
Box 21
Roberts, Coleman W., 1934-1937
Box 21
Roberts, George M., 1933-1938
Box 21
Robins, William L., 1928-1939
Box 21
Robinson, David, 1937
Box 21
Robinson, Elsie, 1932-1934
Box 21
Robinson, Joseph T., 1933-1937
Box 21
Rockefeller, John D., 1934-1937
Box 21
Rogers, Elmer E., 1932-1939
Box 21
Rogers, James Harvey, 1932-1939
Box 21
Rogers, Sallie C., 1933
Box 21
Rogers Will, 1933-1938
Box 21
Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, 1928-1937
Box 21
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1933-1939
Box 21
1919-1943, undated
Box 21
Miscellaneous memoranda, 1933-1938
(3 folders)
Box 21
Secretary Louis McH. Howe, 1933-1934
Box 21
Roosevelt, James, 1933-1938
Box 22
Root, Nelly Hall, 1928-1937
Box 22
Roper, A. Kent, 1932-1933
Box 22
Roper, Alvin W., 1928
Box 22
Biographical, 1913-1938, undated
Box 22
Personal, 1928-1939
Box 22
Roper, Daniel C. Jr., 1920-1938
(2 folders)
Box 22
Roper, Harry McK., 1928-1938
Box 22
Roper, Jack C., 1928-1938
Box 22
Roper, James Hunter, 1930-1938
Box 22
Roper, John Wesley, 1929-1937
Box 22
A-Z
(3 folders)
Box 22
Miscellaneous
Box 22
Roper, Richard Fred, 1928-1937
(3 folders)
Box 22
Roper, T. W., 1928-1932
Box 22
Roper family, 1886-1943, undated
Box 22
Roper genealogy, family history, etc., 1933-1938
Box 22
Roper residence, Washington, D.C., 1925-1938, undated
Box 22
Roper, miscellaneous, 1933-1938
Box 22
Rosser, C. M., 1930-1937
Box 22
Rothchild, Meyer D., 1932-1936
Box 22
Rowe, L. S., 1928-1943
Box 22
Rs-Rz, 1928-1943
Box 23
Rukeyser, Merryle S., 1933-1938
Box 23
Russell, Charles Edward, 1935-1937
Box 23
Russell, William J., 1928-1939
Box 23
Russia, miscellaneous, 1933-1937
Box 23
Rustin, John W., 1937-1939
Box 23
Sa-Sf, 1930-1939
(4 folders)
Box 23
Sabella, Ricardo H., 1936-1937
Box 23
St. Clair, Labert, 1933-1939
Box 23
Saltzman, Charles McK., 1933-1938, undated
Box 23
Salvation Army, 1933-1938
Box 23
Sanders, Jared Y., 1932-1933
Box 23
Sanford, Fred L., 1932-1943
Box 23
Scarborough, J. H., 1933-1938
Box 23
Seagrave, Arthur E., 1935-1938
Box 23
Seeligson, Arthur A., 1932-1929
Box 23
Seibels, Edwin G., 1935-1939
Box 23
Sells, Cato, 1930-1939
Box 23
Senatorial campaigns, contributions, 1932
Box 23
Sg-Sl, 1930-1943, undated
(3 folders)
Box 23
Shaver, C. L., 1930-1936
Box 23
Shaw, Albert, 1936-1939
Box 23
Shaw, Alex C., 1930-1933
Box 23
Shepherd, Jesse L., 1937-1939
Box 23
Sheppard, Morris, 1933-1939
Box 23
Sherwood, Carlton M., 1933-1943
Box 23
Shinn, Earl Whittier, 1938-1939
Box 23
Shipping, 1934-1937
Box 23
Shoemaker, Samuel M., 1937-1938
Box 23
Sholtz, David, 1934-1939
Box 23
Showalter, William J., 1930-1933
Box 23
Shuff, John L., 1930-1939
Box 23
Shure, Ralph G., 1931-1936, undated
Box 23
Shutts, Frank B., 1935-1939
Box 23
Sibley, Harper, 1936-1939
Box 23
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, 1932-1938
(3 folders)
Box 23
Silverman, Samuel W., 1932-1938, undated
Box 23
Simmons, Furnifold M., 1929-1938
Box 23
Sinnot, John F., 1934-1937
Box 23
Slemp, C. Bascom, 1930-1937
Box 23
Sloane, George A., 1935-1938
Box 23
Sm-Sr, 1886-1939, undated
(3 folders)
Box 24
Small, John H., 1930-1937
Box 24
Small Business Men's Conference, 1938
Box 24
Smith, Arthur C., 1933-1937
Box 24
Smith, Elizabeth, 1932-1935
Box 24
Smith, Ellison D., 1932-1938
Box 24
Smith, Frank, 1933-1938
Box 24
Smith, Fred B., 1933-1937
Box 24
Smith, Rembert G., 1935-1937
Box 24
Smith, Tom K., 1938-1943
Box 24
Smith, W. Angie, 1934-1937
Box 24
Smith, Willis, 1932-1937
Box 24
Snell, Arthur V., 1932-1933
Box 24
Société Amonyme des Minerais, 1939
Box 24
Sommers, H. A., 1934-1936
Box 24
Soong, T. V., 1933-1940
Box 24
South Carolina, miscellaneous, 1932-1939, undated
Box 24
Southeastern Development Board, 1934
Box 24
Southern Society of Washington, 1930-1937
Box 24
Sowell, Ashley B., 1934-1943
Box 24
Spivey, Ludd M., 1930-1937
Box 24
Splawn, Walter M. W., 1930-1937
Box 24
SS President Hoover, 1938
Box 24
Ss-Sz, 1930-1943, undated
(3 folders)
Box 24
Stackhouse, M. Steed, 1932-1937, undated
Box 24
Stackhouse, T. B., 1926-1939, undated
Box 24
Stackhouse, Texie, 1933, undated
Box 24
Stackhouse, Wade, 1932-1938
Box 24
Stackhouse, Walter F., 1930-1939
Box 24
Stackhouse, Will, 1930-1943
Box 24
Standards, Bureau of, 1934
Box 24
State Department, 1933-1938, undated
Box 24
Stettinius, Edward R., Jr., 1933-1943
Box 24
Steuart, William M., 1930-1933
Box 24
Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1935-1938
Box 24
Stone, Alfred H., 1932-1934
Box 24
Stover, James D., 1932-1935
Box 24
Stuart, R. Douglas, 1937-1939
Box 24
Sulzer, William, 1933-1939
Box 24
Summaries of newspaper editorials about Roper, 1933-1936
Box 24
Sweet, E. M., 1933-1943
Box 24
Sweet, William E., 1930-1934
Box 24
Ta-Tf, 1887-1939
Box 25
Tariff, 1932 campaign, 1932
Box 25
Taussig, F. W., 1918-1934
Box 25
Taxes, miscellaneous, 1919-1939, undated
Box 25
Taylor, James H., 1928-1930
Box 25
Telegrams, 1931-1932
Box 25
Tg-Tz, 1919-1939
Box 25
Travel expenses, 1932-1933
Box 25
Traxler, David B., 1928-1939
Box 25
Trimble, South, Jr., 1931-1932
Box 25
U, 1928-1932
Box 25
U.S. Constitution, celebration, 1935-1937
Box 25
U.S. Post Office, 1932-1938
Box 25
Unemployment relief, 1934-1938
Box 25
University Club, 1930-1933
Box 25
V, 1928-1939
Box 25
Vacations, 1930-1932
Box 25
Wa-Wf, 1928-1939
Box 25
Walker, Frank C., 1932-1939
Box 25
Wallace, Hugh, 1919-1932
Box 25
Walter, William E., 1933-1936
Box 25
Washington Criminal Justice Association, 1939
Box 25
Washington Federation of Churches (W. L. Darby), 1932
Box 25
Watson, E. O., 1928-1932
Box 25
Webb, George T., 1932
Box 25
Wesley, Lofton S., 1928
Box 25
Wetherill, Samuel P., 1939
Box 25
Wg-Wl, 1928-1940
Box 25
White House, miscellaneous memoranda, 1933-1936
Box 25
Wiggins, A. Lee M., 1930-1940
Box 25
William, Maurice, 1931-1939
Box 25
Williams, Dixon C., 1927-1930
Box 25
Williams, J. Lester, 1930-1939
Box 25
Williams, Wayne C., 1928-1939
Box 25
Wilson, Frank R., 1939
Box 25
Wilson, Luke I., 1928-1932
Box 25
Wilson, William B. 1928-1931
Box 25
Wilson, Woodrow, 1916-1924
Box 25
Winton, David J., 1932
Box 25
Wm-Wz, 1930-1939
Box 25
Woodson, Urey, 1930-1939
Box 25
Woolley, Robert M., 1932-1939
Box 25
Wyvell, Manton M., 1928-1932
Box 25
Y, 1928-1939
Box 25
Yellowley, Edward C., 1932-1939
Box 25
Younger, Donald, 1928-1933
Box 25
Z, 1932-1939
Box 25
Zapf, Lacey C., 1932-1939
Box 25
Miscellaneous, 1936-1943
Box 25
(Congratulations upon Roper's appointment as Secretary of Commerce)
Box 26
Letterbook, 1933
Box 26
Special letters of congratulation to Daniel C. Roper, March 4, 1933
Box 26

Chiefly typed transcripts, in bound and loose form, of Roper's public addresses and statements. The majority, many of which were broadcast over national radio, were delivered while Roper was Commissioner of Internal Revenue or Secretary of Commerce. Also includes two typed, unbound book manuscripts containing proofreaders' marks; correspondence about speaking engagements and book publication; and a small amount of press releases, printed speeches, speeches by others, and background material for speeches and books. Volumes contain some duplicates of loose material in the series.

Addresses, 1913-1940, undated
(16 folders)
Box 27
Addresses: List of Speeches Given by Roper, 1933-1938
Box 27
Addresses, 1933-1936(4 vols.)
Box 28
Addresses, 1937-1938(2 vols.)
Box 29
Correspondence, 1933-1938
Box 29
Corespondence and statements, 1938
Box 29
Correspondence, 1919-1943
Box 29
Manuscript, 1941
(4 folders)
Box 29
Notes, 1921-1941
Box 29
Notes, undated
Box 30
Miscellaneous, 1941, undated
Box 30
Manuscript, undated
(2 folders)
Box 30
Miscellaneous, 1934, undated
Box 30
Quotations and References, 1936-1937, undated
Box 30
Miscellaneous, 1938, undated
Box 30

Contains records of the personal finances of Roper, his wife, and children, including investments in a number of businesses and real estate holdings, primarily in the form of correspondence with bankers, stock brokers and tenants. Also contains balance sheets; tax returns; records of stock transfer; lists of assets; profit and loss statements; financial statements from banks, brokerage houses, and various companies; receipts for dividends and taxes; and a few mortgage and lease agreements. Roper held major accounts with the City Bank Farmers' Trust Company (previously Farmers' Loan and Trust Company). Includes a number of financial record books documenting the above investments. A scrapbook generated by Roper's employment at the Marlin Rockwell Corporation contains correspondence, legal agreements, financial records, clippings, reports, and receipts.

1884-1943, n.d:Receipts, Miscellaneous
1921-1937:Tax Returns
1926-1928:Farms, N.C. and S.C.
1926-1938: Miami, Fla., property
1926-1929:Miscellaneous
1927-1928: Roper, Hagerman, Hurrey, and Parks
1927-1932:Roper children
1928:Investments
1928-1937: Bradenton, Fla., property
Income Tax
Investments
1929-1930:Farms, N.C. and S.C.
1930: Roper, Hagerman, Hurrey, and Dudley
1930-1931: City Bank Farmers' Trust Co., custodian account
1930-1932:Investments,
(2 folders)
1930-1939: City Bank Farmers' Trust Co., trust agreements
Box 31
1931:Miscellaneous
Box 31
1931-1932:Farms, N.C. and S.C.
Box 31
Dividend Memoranda
Box 31
1932-1933: City Bank Farmers' Trust Co.
Box 31
1932-1934: Roper, Hurrey, and Dudley
Box 31
Miscellaneous
Box 31
1933:Farms, N. C. and S.C.
Box 31
1934: City Bank Farmers' Trust Co. custodian account
Box 31
1934-1936:Farms, N.C. and S.C.
Box 31
1935-1936: City Bank Farmers' Trust Co., custodian account
Box 31
1936-1940:Income Tax
Box 31
1936-1937:Miscellaneous
Box 31
1937: City Bank Farmers' Trust Co., custodian account
Box 31
Investments
Box 31
Johnston, Lemon, and Co.
Box 31
1937-1940:Miscellaneous
Box 31
1938: New Orleans, La., property
Box 31
1938-1940, undated: City Bank Farmers' Trust Co., custodian account
Box 31
Financial Record Books: 1921-1929, 1939(2 vols.)
Box 31
Financial Record Books: 1928-1937(8 vols.)
Box 32
Scrapbook: 1918-1921:
Box 32

Chiefly loose clippings and clippings in scrapbooks, documenting Roper's political career and contemporary events. Scrapbooks also contain some correspondence, speeches, charts, printed materials and photographs.

1919-1944, undated
(4 folders)
Air Mail Service, 1933-1934, undated
Box 33
Political, 1933-1934, undated
Box 33
1860-1908
Box 33
1903-1920
Box 33
1913-1917, undated
Box 33
1923-1926
Box 33
1930-1931
Box 34
1932
Box 34
1933
Box 34
1934-1935:
Box 34
1936, Jan.-June:
Box 34
1936, July-1938(no.1), (3 vols.)
Box 35
1938(no. 2)
Box 35
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Visit to Canada, 1939 (loose items)
(2 folders)
Box 36
Scrapbook: My Clippings of Their Majesties' Visit to Canada, 1939
Box 36

Chiefly loose photographs of Roper, his family, and professional associates, including prominent politicians. Most of the latter were taken during the time of his cabinet post, and many have captions attached. Also includes invitations, legal papers, printed material, programs to banquets and other events, correspondence regarding photographs, and five volumes.

Invitations, 1923-1943, undated
(4 folders)
Box 37
Legal Papers, 1904, 1929
Box 37
Printed Material, 1913-1943
Box 37
Programs, 1934-1958
(2 folders)
Box 37
Volume: Commonplace Book, 1906-1912
Box 37
Volume: The Guilds of America, 1933
Box 37
Volumes, 1928, undated
Box 37
Correspondence, 1936-1938, undated
Box 37
Baruch, Bernard M., 1920
Box 37
British Royal Family, 1938-1939
Box 37
Bryan, William Jennings, undated
Box 37
Byrnes, James F., 1941
Box 37
Cleveland, Grover, 1908, undated
Box 37
Daniels, Josephus, 1937-1947
Box 37
Dodd, William E., undated
Box 37
Duke University, undated
Box 37
Harriman, W. Averell, undated
Box 37
House, Edward M., 1924
Box 37
Ickes, Harold, undated
Box 37
Luther, Hans, 1937
Box 37
Pan-American Union, 1933-1937
Box 37
Rainey, Henry T., 1934
Box 37
Roosevelt, Eleanor, undated
Box 37
Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1934-1937, undated
Box 37
Roosevelt, Sarah, 1940
Box 37
Roper, Daniel C., 1884-1938, undated
(2 folders)
Box 37
Roper Family, 1907-1948, undated
(2 folders)
Box 37
Taft, William H., 1924
Box 37
United States Supreme Court, undated
Box 37
Washington, D.C., undated
Box 37
Wilson, Woodrow, undated
Box 37
People, A-Z and Miscellaneous, 1934-1939, undated
Box 37
Photograph Album, Sugar Story in Pictures, undated
Box 37
A-Z, 1892-1938, undated
(2 folders)
Box 38
A-Z, 1928-1938, undated
Oversize Folder Folder 1
Correspondence, 1938
Box 38
Miscellaneous, undated
Oversize Folder Folder 1
Scrapbook, 1860-1908 (Insert), undated
Box 38
1926-1928:Farms, N.C. and S.C.
Box 38
1926-1936: Miami, Fla. property
Box 38
1927-1928: Roper, Hagerman, Hurrey and Parks
Box 38
1927-1931:Roper children
Box 38
1929:Investments
Box 38
1932:Brokerage statements, Daniel C. Roper
Box 38
1932:Brokerage statements, Lou McKenzie Roper
Box 38
1935: Daniel C. Roper
Box 38
1921-1937:Tax Returns
Box 39
1926-1940:Miscellaneous
Box 39
1931-1939: City Bank Farmers' Trust Company: custodian account
Box 39
Volume: Financial Record Book, 1922-1928
Box 39
1926-1936:Miami, Fla. property
Oversize Cabinet OC:III:3
1932-1938:Miscellaneous
Box 39
1920-1946, undated
(2 folders)
Box 39
1917-1941, undated
(3 folders)
Box 40

Historical Note

DateEvent(s)
1867, April 1Born Marlboro County, S.C.
1888Received B.A. from Trinity College (became Duke University)
1889, Dec. 25Married Lou McKenzie
1892-1894Member of South Carolina House of Representatives
1894-1897Clerk for U.S. Senate Committee on Interstate Commerce
1897-1900Practiced law in Washington, D.C.
1900-1910Expert special agent for U.S. Census Bureau
1901Received LL.B. from National University (Washington, D.C.)
1911-1913Statistician and Chief Clerk for Ways and Means Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
1913-1916First Assistant Postmaster General of United States
1916Chairman, Organization Bureau, Woodrow Wilson campaign
1917, Mar.-Sept.Vice-Chairman, U.S. Tariff Commission
1917-1920Commissioner of Internal Revenue
1920-1921President of Marlin Rockwell Corporation, New York City
1921Returned to Washington, D.C. to practice law
1929-1943Trustee of Duke University
1932Worked on Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidential campaign
1933-1938U.S. Secretary of Commerce
1939, May-Aug.Minister to Canada
1943, April 11Died

Roper received the following academic degrees: LL.D. from Tusculum College (1927), LL.D from National University (1933), M.B.A. from Bryant and Stratton College in Providence, R.I. (1933), and L.H.D. from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fl.(1934). He was a member of the American Bar Association; the Board of Stewards; the Democratic Party; the Board of Directors for the Atlantic Coast Line Railway; the Board of Education in Washington, D.C. (1932); the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (1930); the 6th Ecumenical Conference (1931); Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi Beta Kappa; the Chevy Chase Club; the National Press Club; the University Club (Washington, D.C.); and the Masons. He was a trustee of Coker College and the American University. Roper was the author of The United States Post Office (1917) and Fifty Years in Public Life (1941).

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Daniel C. Roper Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The papers of Daniel C. Roper (1860-1958) were donated to the Duke University Special Collections Library in 1977, 1978 and 1980 by members of the Roper family.

Processing Information

Processed by Denise Dolan and Sharon Knapp

Date Completed: April 27, 1993

Encoded by Alvin Pollock

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