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Series 9. Records pertaining to constituent services and legislative matters, Senate, 1922-1937.

Records pertaining to the Senate activities of JTR from his election as Majority Leader until his death in 1937. Printed materials are placed at the end of the file with the appropriate date, alphabetical letter, or subject heading, unless otherwise noted. Seven subseries in 154 ½ boxes (147-302).

Subseries 1. General correspondence, 1933-1937. 63 ½ boxes
Subseries 2. Legislative bills, 1933-1937. 36 ½ boxes
Subseries 3. Records pertaining to Executive departments and agencies, 1933-1937.  11 boxes
Subseries 4. Records pertaining to economic depression and recovery, 1933-1937. 32 boxes
Subseries 5. Records pertaining to foreign affairs, 1933-1937. 4 boxes
Subseries 6. Records pertaining to Agriculture, 1933-1937. 6 boxes
Subseries 7.  Records pertaining to Railroads and to the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1933-1937. 1 ½ boxes


1. General correspondence, 1933-1937. 63 ½ boxes.

Records pertaining to the Senate activities of JTR from his election as Majority Leader until his death in 1937. Correspondence is primarily with constituents. Arranged alphabetically, topically and chronologically.


2. Legislative bills, 1933-1937. 36 ½ boxes.

Records pertaining to legislation introduced by JTR in the Senate. Related correspondence is filed with the appropriate bill. Indexes and histories of bills are filed with the appropriate time periods. Included is the only legislation to bear the name of Senator Robinson, the Robinson-Patman Bill. Also included is correspondence dealing with legislation that was not introduced by JTR but in which he was involved, especially the proposed supreme Court reorganization . Cross-reference: 9:6


3. Records pertaining to Executive departments and agencies, 1933-1937.  11 boxes.

Correspondents are primarily constituents or various businesses. Also included is correspondence with the agency or department and JTR. Arranged by government department or agency and division, and then arranged chronologically.


4. Records pertaining to economic depression and recovery, 1933-1937. 32 boxes.

Records pertaining to the economic depression and efforts to bring about recovery. Records are in four categories, finances, industry, agriculture, and relief. Arranged topically and chronologically. Cross reference: 11:4.


5. Records pertaining to foreign affairs, 1933-1937. 4 boxes.

Records pertaining to JTR's involvement in foreign affairs and to constituent concerns in this area. An important issue during this time was the World Court. Arranged topically and chronologically.


6. Records pertaining to Agriculture, 1933-1937. 6 boxes.

Records pertaining to agricultural matters in the U.S. and in Arkansas. Also included are records pertaining to forests, roads, rivers, bridges, and harbors, since the Federal Bureau of Public Roads was a bureau of the Department of Agriculture. Arranged chronologically and topically. Cross reference: 9:2


7. Records pertaining to Railroads and to the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1933-1937. 1 ½ boxes.

Records pertaining to JTR'S involvement in Interstate Commerce and railroads, especially the workers' strike against the Kansas City Southern Railway Company. Other topics include pension and retirement matters and numerous legislative concerns.



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