Series 83. RECORDS PERTAINING TO JWF'S TENURE IN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1941-1945

28 boxes
7 subseries
Office file code: uncoded

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, memoranda, printed reports and related material pertaining to Congressional activities, contact with federal departments and agencies, and constitutional problems during World War II, Some material from the period prior to taking his seat in HR is included as material used by JWF in the conduct of his official House duties.

Subseries:

Arranged chronologically, alphabetically and topically.

  1. Records Pertaining to JWF's Tenure in the House of Representatives (General), 1941-1945
  2. Legislation, 1942-1944
  3. Military, 1943-1945
  4. Cross Reference Material, 1943-1945
  5. Jobs, 1942-1945
  6. Office of Price Administration, 1943-1944
  7. War Production Board, 1942-1944

Subseries 1. Records Pertaining to JWF's Tenure in the House of Representatives (General), 1941-1945.

10 boxes.
Office file code: uncoded

Records primarily pertain to appeals and complaints of constituents relating to issues before the U. S. House of Representatives, particularly wartime difficulties and pressures, especially problems concerning public works projects and economic stabilization. Some records pertain to constituent appeals for assistance with personal and domestic problems.

Correspondents include: Hattie Wyatt Caraway (1.1), Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill (3.2), Clyde Albert Fuller, Arthur McCracken Harding (3.1, 7.4), Henry Robinson Luce (5.1), Richard Ryan Thompson (5.1), Herbert K. Thatcher (9.1).


Subseries 2. Legislation, 1942-1944.

5 boxes.
Office file code: uncoded

Records pertain primarily to subjects under consideration for legislative action before Congress, especially the Fulbright Resolution; and requests for information.

Correspondents include: Richard S. Bowers (14.14), Louis C. Cohen (12.6), Arthur McCracken Harding (12.12), Carey Estes Kefauver (15.11), Joe M. Steele (12.2), Walter Francis White (11.13).


Subseries 3. Military, 1943-1945.

4 boxes.
Office file code: uncoded

Records primarily pertain to constituent requests for assistance concerning draft deferments, dependency allotments, military leaves, and releases from active duty.

CLOSED TO RESEARCHERS.


Subseries 4. Cross Reference Material, 1943-1945.

2 boxes.
Office file code: uncoded

Records are copies of all outgoing correspondence from JWF's office during his tenure in the House of Representatives.


Subseries 5. Jobs, 1942-1945.

3 boxes.
Office file code: uncoded

Records primarily pertain to constituent inquiries regarding jobs and positions available within the ten counties of Third Congressional District. Some records pertain to employment opportunities in nation's capital. A few records pertain to Congressional staff openings.

CLOSED TO RESEARCHERS.


Subseries 6. Office of Price Administration, 1943-1944.

2 boxes.
Office file code: uncoded

Records pertain primarily to regulated prices of goods and services controlled by federal government in national interest during Second World War, especially those agricultural products of greatest financial interest to residents of Arkansas.

Correspondents include: Chester Bliss Bowles (24.8), Prentiss M. Brown (25.9), Alfred H. Clement (24.8), Robert P. Hall (24.1), James L. Harrison (24.13), Fiorello Henry LaGuardia (25.1).


Subseries 7. War Production Board, 1942-1945.

2 boxes.
Office file code: uncoded

Records primarily pertain to requests regarding obtaining of equipment and vehicles during wartime conditions by constituents. Some records are criticisms of regulations and allocations.

Correspondents include: O. Klute Braswell (26.3), David Eli Lilienthal (26.2), Donald Marr Nelson (26.3), Everett W. Pate (27.4), H. T. Steele (27.7).


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