A Guide to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Letters, 1918, 1933-1945
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) was 32nd President of the United States (1933-1945). Thomas Bell Love (1870-1948) was a lawyer, Texas Speaker of the House (1906-1907), and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (1917-1919).
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Letters, 1918, 1933-1945, contain photocopies of correspondence with Thomas B. Love during Roosevelt’s presidency, as well as clippings, memos, speeches, and petitions, and a letter to Warren Alexander. Topics discussed in the letters include Love’s suggestions on certain political appointments; his involvement and concerns on judicial reform, the Supreme Court, and judicial confirmations; the defeat of the Black-Connery; banking reform and the passage of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act; elections of 1936, 1940, and 1944; federal regulations of the oil industry and on agriculture with respects to Texas; flood control and improvement of navigation of the Trinity River; controversies surrounding liquor bills and various New Deal measures; and Love’s reelection in 1938 and appointments to different businesses.
This collection is open for research use.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Letters, 1918, 1933-1945, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
Subsequent revisions made by Evan Usler, September 2011.
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