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Series 11. Records pertaining to patronage and to applications for employment, 1913-1917.

Records pertaining to employment vacancies and applications, especially during the economic depression of the 1930s. After selective weeding of ephemeral materials, approximately 70% of the original volume remains. Four subseries in 80 ½ boxes (331-411).  RESTRICTED

Subseries 1. General Correspondence--Alphabetical files, 1914 ... 1924, 1927-1937. 66 ½ boxes
Subseries 2. Post Office appointments, 1913 ... 1931, 1932-1937.7 ½ boxes
Subseries 3. Judicial appointments, 1927-1928, 1932-1936. 3 boxes
Subseries 4. Other appointments, 1932-1936. 3 ½ boxes


1. General Correspondence--Alphabetical files, 1914 ... 1924, 1927-1937.  66 ½ boxes.
RESTRICTED

Primarily correspondence with constituents requesting aid in securing employment. Correspondents may request letters of recommendation or information about job vacancies. Some correspondence with government agencies concerning vacancies and applications. Also included are letters of appreciation for assistance in finding employment. Arranged chronologically and alphabetically. Cross reference: 9:4



 
2. Post Office appointments, 1913 ... 1931, 1932-1937.7 ½ boxes. RESTRICTED

Records pertaining to Postal employment, consisting primarily of letters requesting employment and letters of recommendation. JTR's role was limited in these cases and he often referred the correspondent to the Congressman in whose district the Post Office was located. Arranged alphabetically and chronologically.


3. Judicial appointments, 1927-1928, 1932-1936. 3 boxes.  RESTRICTED

Records pertaining to applications for judicial appointments,  especially for U.S. Marshall of the Western District of Arkansas. Also included are records pertaining to confirmation of appointment and letters of congratulation. Arranged topically and chronologically.

4. Other appointments, 1932-1936.3 ½ boxes.  RESTRICTED
Records pertaining to applications for employment, primarily for government positions. Correspondence between JTR and various government agencies concerning employment possibilities is also included. Arranged topically and chronologically. Cross reference: 9:4



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