Register of the President's Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership (1931 : Washington, D.C.) Records, 1931-1932

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Register of the President's Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership (1931 : Washington, D.C.) Records, 1931-1932

Hoover Institution Archives



Stanford University

Stanford, California

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  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
Natasha Porfirenko
Date Completed:
1998
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© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: President's Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership (1931 : Washington, D.C.) Records,
Date (inclusive): 1931-1932
Collection number: XX396
Creator: President's Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership (1931 : Washington, D.C.)
Extent: 51 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 oversize photograph (22.8 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Memoranda, reports, correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, press releases, and expense statements, relating to housing conditions in the United States, and to proposals for improving them, and especially for promoting home ownership through home loan banks.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: English.

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Access Points

Housing--United States.
Housing, Rural--United States.
Urban policy--United States.
United States--Politics and government.
United States--Social conditions.
Home ownership--United States.
Afro-Americans--Housing.
Federal home loan banks.

Historical Note.

The Conference on Home Building and Home ownership was announced by President Hoover on August 30, 1930. It followed the White House Conference on Child Health and Protection as the second in the series of social studies to be undertaken by the administration. Its primary purpose was to bring together facts concerning housing throughout the United States; to determine the factors that influence housing, favorably or unfavorably, and how they are inter-related in cities, in smaller communities, and in rural areas; to focus attention upon the problems of home ownership and to suggest means of meeting them.
The President named Secretary of Commerce Robert P. Lamont and Secretary of the Interior Ray Lyman Wilbur as co-chairmen of the Conference. Dr. John M. Gries, who had organized and for several years headed the Division of Building and Housing in the Department of Commerce, was appointed Executive Secretary. A planning Committee was set up to advise and help with the organization.
The President and his advisers believed that the best way to get at the facts was to organize into study committees outstanding individuals engaged in one way or another in activities affecting housing. Thirty-one committees were formed and set to work in the course of 1931; of the 31, twenty-five were fact-finding committees, and six were correlating committees assigned the task of drawing from the 25 main committee reports recommendations related to: Technological Development; Legislation and Administration; Standards and Objectives; Research; Organizations Programs; Education and Service.
More than 540 individuals served as volunteers on the study committees. Funds for research in preparation for the Conference and for publication of final reports were privately provided. The data collected by each committee and checked against the combined experience of committee members and the recommendations drawn from the reports by the correlating committees were incorporated in tentative reports which were presented to a general Conference held on December 2-5, 1931.
Some 3600 people from every state in the Union as well as Hawaii and Puerto Rico were invited to Washington by the President to consider the reports and recommendations of the committees. These delegates included a wide range of individuals whose activities affected housing. In addition to the land and construction interests -realtors, sub-dividers, architects, and builders, there were manufacturers and dealers in lumber, brick, stone, concrete, tile, and what-not in the materials field; there were manufacturers of equipment and furnishings; carpenters, masons, plasterers, plumbers, and other trades; there were also the financing interests, including bankers, building and loan executives, and insurance officials; there were landscape architects, home economists, and decorators; city planners, utilities men, traffic authorities, tax experts, building inspectors, and other Government officials -State and municipal; there were, in addition, sociologists, psychologists, doctors, lawyers, educators, and editors; and there were a few -because only a few had the wide experience to be designated -housing experts. The pooling of so much experience to discuss and evaluate fact and opinion is without precedent in the history of housing. It revealed for the first time the immense scope of the subject as well as its organic unity.
To ease the serious conditions throughout the country affecting home mortgages, the President had asked the Committee on Finance and Taxation for advice on his proposal for the creation of a system of home loan discount banks. In his talk to the Conference at its first general session he explained that the proposal had been "brought forward partially to meet the situation presented by the present emergency, to alleviate the hardships that exist among home owners today, and to revitalize the building of homes as a factor of economic recovery,...in its long distance view it was put forward in the confidence that through the creation of an institution of this character we could gradually work out the problem of systematically promoted home ownership on such terms of sound finance as people who have the home-owning aspiration deserve in our country."
The Conference by unanimous resolution expressed its support of the legislation proposed by the President to create a Home Loan Bank System and to establish regional Home Loan Banks under a Federal Home Loan Bank Board. The Home Loan Bank Act (H.R. 12280) was passed by the 72nd Congress and signed by the President on July 22, 1932. The Federal Home Loan Bank Board was named on August 5. On August 9 came formal organization of the Board which promptly went to work to put the new system of banks into operations. Its major purpose was to do for institutions which lend on mortgage what the Federal Reserve system does for commercial banks. The plan was not the result of the depression but it was hurried into action by the emergencies of the depression.
The Conference provided much practical information for the whole field of housing, and Committee reports, combining the various studies, were published promptly in eleven volumes.
In addition to its specific recommendation for favorable action on the Home Loan Bank System, the Conference urged that the work of the Conference be carried on by a Constitution Committee. To some extent this follow through was handled by Better Homes in America, the staff of which could be pressed into service to handle publication of the reports. The nation-wide volunteer organization of Better Homes in America could and did make considerable effort to stimulate the utilization of the findings of the Conference.

Scope and Content

The records in this collection span the years 1926-1947, although the majority falls within the years 1931-1932, and are arranged in five series.
Most of the collection consists of COMMITTEE files, which deal with the work of the twenty-five fact-finding committees and of the six correlating committees (assigned to draw recommendations for the main committee reports).
Also important is the OFFICE FILE, related to the organization of the Conference. The areas of particular interest are the speeches of Herbert Hoover at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Conference, and his statements.
It is important to note that the REPORTS series does not include the reports themselves, but rather correspondence and memoranda related to them, as well as typescripts, galleys, forewords, lists of possible titles, and reviews of the eleven volumes put out by the Conference.
The PUBLICITY FILE covers the most extensive time-period of 1922-1947. Of special interest are the press releases which reflect the work of the Conference on a daily basis.

Container List

Box No. 1-17.

Office File, 1930-1934

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, legal documents, letters, lists, memoranda, minutes of meetings, press releases, publications, statements, summaries and other records related to the organization of the conference, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box 1., Folder 1-3

General

Folder 4

Announcement of the President's Conference Biographies. See Lists

 

Correspondence

 

General

Folder 5

General

 

Board of Directors

Folder 6-8

Ford, James (Executive Director)

Box 2., Folder 1

Gries, John (Executive Secretary)

Folder 2

Lamont, Robert (Co-chairman)

Folder 3-6

Wilbur, Ray Lyman (President)

Box 3., Folder 1

Governors

Folder 2

Mayors

Folder 3

Bailey, Theodora C.

Folder 4-5

Blanche, Halbert

Folder 6

Bremer, Pond W.

Folder 7

Chase, Pearle

Folder 8

Ihlder, John

Folder 9

Melvin, Bruce L.

Folder 10

Richardson, Inez G.

Folder 11

Saginaw, Michigan

Folder 12

Taylor, James S.

Box 4.

Financial records

Folder 2

General

Folder 2

Bids

Folder 3

Budgets

Folder 4

Correspondence with ARA Children's Fund

Folder 5-7

Expenditures

Box 5., Folder 1

Expense voucher

Folder 2

Internal Revenue Service return form

Folder 3

Monthly audits of publications and postage

Folder 4

Payroll

Folder 5

Printing bills

Folder 6-7

Statements

Folder 8

Summaries

Box 6., Folder 1

Summaries

Folder 2-7

Unsigned checks and statements

Box 7.-13.

Unsigned checks and statements

Box 14., Folder 1

Form letters

Folder 2

Index to filing cases

Folder 3

Insurance file

Folder 4

Inventory of supplies and equipment

 

Lists

Folder 5

General. Includes biographies of all members of the President's Conference

Folder 6

Appointees

Folder 7

Attendees

Folder 8

Colored people invited

Folder 9

Committee chairmen

 

Committee members

 

General

Folder 10

General

Folder 11

Regional representatives

Folder 12

Accepted

Folder 13

Appointed by governors and mayors

Folder 14

Suggested participants

Box 15.

Committee personnel

Folder 1-2

General

Folder 3

Directories

 

Committees

Folder 4

Local leaders interested in home improvement

Folder 5-6

Names for conference

Folder 7

Registered participants (Total number, by state)

Folder 8

Suggested participants

Folder 9

Material for delegates

Box 16.

Memoranda

 

General

Folder 1

Committee members

Folder 2

Personnel

Folder 3

Secretaries

Folder 4

Staff

Folder 5

Connor, Julia

Folder 6

Ellington, John

Folder 7

Ford, James. Includes memoranda of James S. Taylor

Folder 8

Gries, John M.

Folder 9

Liston, Mr.

Folder 10

Ricker, George A.

Folder 11

Taylor, James

Folder 12

Wilbur, Ray Lyman

 

Minutes of personnel meetings, 1931

Folder 13

May 13

Folder 14

May 27

Folder 15

June 19

Folder 16

July 23

Folder 17

Preliminary outline of conference

Folder 18

Registration forms

Box 17.

Remarks

Folder 1

Opening - Herbert Hoover (Honorary President)

 

Closing

Folder 2

Hoover, Herbert

Folder 3

Rippin, Deeter

Folder 4

Wilbur, Ray Lyman

 

Statements

 

General

Folder 5

General

Folder 6

Re copyright permission

 

Hoover, Herbert, 1930

Folder 7

August 1

Folder 8

September 24

 

Subject file

Folder 9

Tickets

Folder 10

Transportation

Folder 11

Miscellaneous

Box No. 17-39.

Committees File, 1927-1933.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, charts, invoices, letters, lists, memoranda, messages, mimeographed material, minutes of meetings, notes, press releases, programs, questionnaires, reports, research projects, reviews, statements, arranged by type of committee and therein alphabetically by name of committee
Box 17.

General

 

Planning Committee. Correspondence, letters, lists of committee members, memoranda, press release, minutes of meetings

Folder 12

General

Folder 13

Members

Box 18., Folder 1

Personnel

Folder 2

Executive Committee. Stenographer's report of General session, 1931 December 2

 

Follow-Up Committee

Folder 3

General. Includes material relating to states sub-committees

Folder 4

Extension program

Folder 5

Fund raising file

 

Letters

 

Appreciation

Folder 6

Gries, John M., to all committee members, 1931 December 26

Folder 7

Lamont, R. P., to all committee chairmen

Folder 8

Replies to form letter of April 29, 1933, to all who attended the conference

Folder 9

Resolution presented by the Puerto Rico Delegation

Folder 10

Miscellaneous

 

Fact finding committees

 

Blighted Areas and Slums Committee

Folder 11

General

Folder 12

Correspondence - Abram Garfield, Chairman

Folder 13

Financial records

Box 19.

Minutes of meetings, 1931

Folder 1

June 16

Folder 2

July 13

Folder 3

September 24

Folder 4

October 26-27

 

Business and Housing Committee

Folder 5

Correspondence

 

Drafts of resolution for presentation to the Committee

Folder 6

Kohler, Walter J.

Folder 7

Wetherill, Samuel P.

 

Lists of committee members

Folder 8

Suggested

Folder 9

Final

 

Minutes of meetings, 1931

Folder 10

September 18

Folder 11

September 29

 

Reports

Folder 12

First draft of report for the committee (Ely, Richard)

Folder 13

Final report of the committee

 

City Planning and Zoning Committee

Folder 14

General

Folder 15

Clippings

Folder 16

Correspondence

Folder 17

Financial records

Folder 18

Lists of committee members

Folder 19

Memoranda

Folder 20

Regional planning notes

 

Reports

Folder 21

1931 December 2-5

Folder 22

1932 January 20 (MacDougall, Edward A.)

Box 20.

Construction Committee

Folder 1

Correspondence - Gries, John M.

Folder 2

Financial records

Folder 3

Memoranda

Folder 4

Stenographer's report of the committee of construction, 1931 December 2-5

 

Design Committee

Folder 5

Correspondence - Parker, William Stanley

Folder 6

Financial records

Folder 7

Lists of committee members

Folder 8

Stenographer's report, 1931 December 2-5

 

Farm and Village Housing Committee

Folder 9

General

Folder 10

Circular letters

 

Correspondence

Folder 11

General. Regarding approvals of publications

Folder 12

Ford, James

Box 21., Folder 1-2

Mann, Albert R.

Folder 3

Melvin, Bruce

Folder 4

Financial records

Folder 5

Lists of committee members

Folder 6

Memoranda

 

Proposals

Folder 7

Cooperative farm colony

Folder 8

Housing of Mexicans and Indians

Folder 9

Indian housing improvement

Folder 10

Organization of an agricultural service corporation

Folder 11

Publicity file

Folder 12

Radio interview with Bruce L. Melvin, Research Secretary of the committee

 

Reports

Folder 13

Stenographer's report, 1931 December 2-5

Folder 14

Work of the committee

Folder 15

Scale for rating living room equipment

 

Score cards

Folder 16

Dwelling house

Folder 17

Home grounds

 

Finance Committee

Folder 18

General

Folder 19

Address made by Frederick Ecker, Vice-President, 1919 December 4-5

Folder 20

Correspondence. Mostly of Frederick H. Ecker

Folder 21

Division mortgage structure

Box 22., Folder 1

Editorial file

Folder 2

Invoices

 

Lists

Folder 3

Attendees of the conference

Folder 4

Possible members

Folder 5

Members (final list)

Folder 6

Memoranda

 

Reports, 1931

Folder 7

November 14 (related to foreclosure laws and foreclosure provisions)

Folder 8

November 15 (report and recommendations)

Folder 9

1931 December 2-5 (stenographer's)

Folder 10

1931 December 4 (tentative report)

Folder 11

Statement by Herbert Hoover, 1931 November 13

Folder 12

Statistics

Folder 13

Suggestions for program of the committee

 

Fundamental Equipment Committee

Folder 14

General

Folder 15

Agenda of meeting, 1931 July 17

Folder 16

Article on talk given by George N. Thompson, 1932 April 30

Folder 17

Correspondence. Mostly of Collins P. Bliss, Chairman

Folder 18

Endorsement of report, 1932 February

Folder 19

Invoices

 

Lists

Folder 20

Committee members

Folder 21

Subdivisions

Folder 22

Memoranda

Folder 23

Statement by Dr. James Ford regarding the scope of work, 1931

Folder 24

Stenographer's report of meetings, 1931 December 2-5

 

Home Furnishing and Decoration Committee

Folder 25

Endorsement of report, 1931 November

Folder 26

Invoices

Folder 27

Stenographer's report of meetings, 1931 December 2-5

Box 23.

Home Information Centers Committee

Folder 1

General

Folder 2

Brief summary of procedure

 

Correspondence

Folder 3-4

Chase, Pearl. Includes excerpts of a letter from Henry Wright, Research Secretary, Committee on Design, to Pearl Chase

Folder 5

Ford, James

Folder 6

Frampton, Merle E.

Folder 7

Gries, John, M.

Folder 8

Hall, Marion

Folder 9

Kelley, Roy H.

Folder 10

Merrill, Julia Wright

Folder 11

Miscellany

Folder 12

Editorial file

Box 24., Folder 1

Invoices

Folder 2

Letters

 

Lists

Folder 3

Agencies (commercial, educational, and social) to receive Miss Atwater's questionnaire

Folder 4

Committee's findings as to the how, why, who, and what of the Home Information Services

Folder 5

Existing agencies in Boston involved in homemaking

Folder 6-7

Members of the committee. Includes correspondence

Folder 8

Officers in departments of education in charge of adult education

Folder 9

Plan service organizations

Folder 10

Memoranda. Includes regulations and by-laws of American Home Information Service

Folder 11

Mimeographed material

Box 25., Folder 1

Mimeographed material

 

Minutes of meetings, 1931

Folder 2

June 9-10

Folder 3

September 24-26

 

Notes

Folder 4

Meeting of section B of the Committee, 1931 August 29

Folder 5

Parker, Mr.

Folder 6

Plans re possible organization

Folder 7

Program

Folder 8-9

Publicity files. Include illustrative material

 

Questionnaires

Folder 10

Agencies giving public information

Folder 11

Home building clinic

Folder 12

Local organizations

Box 26.

Recommendations

Folder 1

For the committee

Folder 2

Of the committee

 

Reports

 

General

Folder 3

Undated

 

1931

Folder 4

General

Folder 5

September 25 (supplementary)

Folder 6

September 30 (summarized)

Folder 7

December 2-5 (stenographer's)

Folder 8

On Home Information Centers directed by or affiliated with American Homemakers, Inc.

Folder 9

On publicity program

Folder 10

Scope sheet

 

Studies

Folder 11

Building material exhibits, 1931 September

Folder 12

Providence, RI, by Ida S. Harrington, 1931 September

Folder 13

Twenty-four selected cities

 

Subject file

Folder 14

General

Folder 15

Exhibits

Folder 16

Salt Lake City

Folder 17

Santa Barbara

 

Suggestions

Folder 18

General

Folder 19

For a National Institute of Housing and Civic Affairs, 1931 September 23

Folder 20

From Bleeker Marquette, 1931 September 18

 

Home Ownership and Leasing Committee

Folder 21

General

 

Correspondence

Folder 22

General

Folder 23

Gries, John M.

Folder 24

Trigg, Ernest T.

Folder 25

List of committee members

Folder 26

Memoranda

Folder 27

Program

Folder 28

Regional survey of New York and its environs

 

Reports

Folder 29

Preliminary draft of a report of the Committee, 1931 October 12

Folder 30

Stenographic, 1931 December 4

 

Homemaking Committee

Folder 31

General

 

Correspondence

Folder 32

General

Box 27., Folder 1

Van Rensselaer, Martha

Folder 2

Miscellaneous

Folder 3

Editorial file

Folder 4

Invoices

 

Lists

Folder 5

Agencies in Boston related to homemaking

 

Members

Folder 6

Committee

Folder 7

Sub-committee

Folder 8

Memoranda

Folder 9

Minutes of meeting, 1931 August 1

Folder 10

Press release, 1931 December 5

Folder 11

Questionnaire replies

 

Reports

 

General

Folder 12

Brief (on the Alabama study)

Folder 13

Main. Includes endorsements

Folder 14

Stenographer's, 1931 December 2-5

Folder 15

Tentative

 

Sub-committees on city housing and family development

 

General

Folder 16

1931 September 29

Folder 17

1931 December 5

Folder 18

Preliminary on special problems of city living

Folder 19

Research

Folder 20

Supplementary, 1931 December 5

Box 28.

Household Management Committee

Folder 1

General

 

Correspondence

Folder 2

Ford, James

Folder 3

Gries, John

Folder 4

Raitt, Effie I.

Folder 5

Miscellaneous

Folder 6

List of committee members

Folder 7

Memoranda

Folder 8

Preliminary notes on meeting, 1931 July 1

Folder 9

Stenographer's report, 1931 December 2-5

 

Housing and the Community Committee

Folder 10

General

 

Correspondence

Folder 11

Cabot, Richard Clarke

Folder 12

Ford, James

Folder 13

Gries, John

Folder 14

Pratt, Joseph H.

Folder 15

Miscellaneous

Folder 16

List of committee members

Folder 17

Memoranda

 

Minutes of meetings, 1931

Folder 18

October 3

Folder 19

October 31

Folder 20

Regional survey of New York and its environs

 

Reports

Folder 21

On effect of housing conditions upon the efficiency of industrial workers, 1931 November 16

Folder 22

Stenographic, 1931 December 2-5

 

Industrial Decentralization and Housing Committee

Folder 23

General

 

Correspondence

Folder 24

Cramer, Stuart W.

Folder 25

Gries, John M.

Folder 26

Haig, Robert Murray

Folder 27

Leukhardt, J. C.

Folder 28

Miscellaneous

 

Lists

Folder 29

Acceptances and declinations

Folder 30

Invitations sent

Folder 31

Members

Folder 32

Suggested members

Folder 33

Memoranda

Folder 34

Minutes of meeting, 1931 August 24-25

Folder 35

Questionnaire

Folder 36

Statement on industrial decentralization in appointment of Rural Aid Board, 1931 August 20

Folder 37

Stenographer's report, 1931 December 4

Box 29.

Kitchens and Other Work Centers Committee

Folder 1

General

Folder 2

Checklist to assist in determining need for reconstructioning or modernizing

 

Correspondence

Folder 3

General

Folder 4

Halbert, Blanche

Folder 5

Marlatt, Abby L.

Folder 6

Stanley, Louise

Folder 7

Wichers, H. E.

Folder 8

Invoices

Folder 9

Memoranda

 

Reports

Folder 10

Progress

Folder 11

Stenographic

 

Landscape Planning and Planting Committee

Folder 12

General

Folder 13

Agenda for the first meeting, 1931 June 5-6. Includes list of committee members

 

Correspondence

Folder 14

Morgan, Junius S.

Folder 15

Miscellaneous

 

Lists

Folder 16

Books

Folder 17

Possible members

Folder 18

Subcommittees

Folder 19

Memoranda

Folder 20-21

Mimeographed material

Box 30., Folder 1

Regional planning notes (County of Los Angeles)

Folder 2

Restrictions by subcommittee on streets, parkways, highways, and byways

Folder 3

Stenographer's report, 1931 December 2-5

Folder 4

Summary of activities

 

Large Scale Operations Committee

Folder 5

General

Folder 6

Acknowledgments

Folder 7

Correspondence. Mostly of Alfred K. Stern, Chairman

Folder 8

Financial records

Folder 9

Lists of committee members

Folder 10

Memoranda

 

Minutes of meetings

Folder 11

Undated. Includes general correspondence

Folder 12

1931 September 23 (Chicago)

Folder 13

1931 September 30 (joint)

Folder 14

1931 October 12 (Cleveland)

Folder 15

Regional survey of New York and its environs

 

Reports

Folder 16

General. Endorsements, 1931 November

Folder 17

Final

Folder 18

Stenographic, 1931 December 3

Folder 19

Statement of Alfred Stern, Chairman and Director of the Julius Rosenwald Fund

Folder 20

Suggestions for committee agenda

 

Negro Housing Committee

Folder 21

General

Box 31.

Correspondence

Folder 1

Burroughs, Nannie H., Chairman

Folder 2

Committee members

Folder 3

Editorial file

Folder 4

Invoices

 

Lists

Folder 5

Members

Folder 6

Negro newspapers, magazines, trade journals, and press services in the United States, 1931 October

Folder 7

Material regarding copyright

Folder 8

Memoranda

 

Messages

Folder 9

Sent by President Herbert Hoover to the Committee, 1931 April 24

Folder 10

Suggested by Dr. James Ford to the National Negro Insurance Association, 1931 April 21

Folder 11

Publicity file

Folder 12

Questionnaire

Box 32.

Reports

 

General

Folder 1

1931 December 2-5 (stenographic)

Folder 2

1932

Folder 3

Negro housing, 1931. Includes also endorsement and extracts of the report

Folder 4

Rural, 1931

 

Statements to the committee

Folder 5

By Herbert Hoover, 1931 April 24

Folder 6

By Robert Lamont

 

Studies

Folder 7

Comparative study of houses occupied by whites and Negroes in parallel areas, 1931

Folder 8

Short study of housing and ownership in Boley Community

 

Reconditioning, Remodeling, Modernizing Committee

Folder 9

General

Folder 10

Correspondence. Mostly of Frederick Feiker, Chairman

Folder 11

Editorial file. Includes letters, memoranda, printed report

Folder 12

Invoices

Folder 13

List of committee members

Folder 14

Memoranda. Includes press memoranda

Folder 15

Minutes of meeting, 1931 May 25

Folder 16

Program of business cooperation

 

Reports

 

General

 

1931

Folder 17

General

Folder 18

December 2-5 (stenographer's)

 

1932

Folder 19

June 10

Folder 20

July 26

Folder 21

Activities, 1932

Folder 22

Upkeep and improvement of the home

Folder 23

Suggestions for remodeling and home modernizing, 1931

Folder 24

Tentative operating manual for conducting a local modernizing campaign, 1932 September

 

Relationship of Income and the Home Committee

Folder 25

General

Folder 26

Chart on cost of living

 

Correspondence

Folder 27

General

Box 33., Folder 1

Carpenter, Niles, Chairman

Folder 2

Committee members

Folder 3

Data regarding rental and sale costs of houses (Richmond, Va), 1931

Folder 4

Descriptive leaflet

Folder 5

Invoices

Folder 6

Letter of instructions to collecting agents

Folder 7

List of committee members

Folder 8

Memoranda

Folder 9

Minutes of meeting, 1931 July 6

Folder 10

Press release, 1931 December 4

Folder 11

Primary research project

Folder 12

Questionnaire

 

Relationship of Income and the Home Committee

 

Reports

 

General

Folder 13

1931 December 3 (tentative)

Folder 14

1931 December 4

Folder 15

Stenographic, 1931 December 2-5

 

Studies

 

Buffalo, NY

Folder 16

General

Folder 17

Ten home purchasing families

Folder 18

Relationship of income and home

Folder 19

Two hundred families of small wage earners, Newark, NJ, 1931

Folder 20

Tentative outline of subject-matter of committee on relationship of income and home

Box 34.

Subdivision Layout Committee

Folder 1

Correspondence

Folder 2

Invoices

Folder 3

List of committee members

Folder 4

Memorandum

 

Minutes of meeting, 1931

Folder 5

April 30

Folder 6

June 1

Folder 7

References of possible interest to committee

 

Stenographer's report, 1931 December 2-5

Folder 8

General

Folder 9

Endorsement

Folder 10

Preliminary draft

 

Taxation Committee

Folder 11

General

Folder 12

Correspondence

 

Financial records

Folder 13

General, regarding Bill H.R. 7620

Folder 14

Invoices

Folder 15

Lists of committee members

Folder 16

Memoranda

 

Minutes of meetings, 1931

Folder 17

July 15

Folder 18

October 5

Folder 19

News release

 

Reports

Folder 20

Preliminary report (by Marion McKay), 1931

Folder 21

First draft of report for the committee (by Richard Ely), 1931

Folder 22

Draft of report of the committee (submitted by H. L. Lutz), 1931

Folder 23

Draft of the final report, 1931. Includes endorsement of report

Folder 24

Stenographer's, 1931 December 2-5

Box 35.

Types of Dwellings Committee

 

General

Folder 1

General

Folder 2

Scope sheets

Folder 3

Correspondence. Mostly of John Ihlder

Folder 4

Invoices

Folder 5

Lists of committee members

Folder 6

Memoranda

 

Minutes of meetings, 1931

Folder 7

May 4

Folder 8

June 3

Folder 9

July 17

Folder 10

September 21

Folder 11

October 17

 

Reports

Folder 12

General. Written by Robert Whitten as chapter II of the report "Neighborhoods of Small Homes: Economic Density of Low-Cost Housing in America and England," 1931 May 27

Folder 13

Stenographic, 1931 December 2-5. Includes endorsements of report

Folder 14

Tentative, 1931 August 4

Box 36.

Utilities for HousesCommittee

Folder 1

General

Folder 2

Correspondence

Folder 3

Invoices

Folder 4

Lists of committee members

Folder 5

Memoranda. Includes memoranda of meetings

Folder 6

Notes on certain topics assigned for preliminary discussion to T. H. Wiggin

Folder 7

Preliminary draft of a discussion on housing in unincorporated areas adjustment to cities, 1931 September 21

 

Reports

Folder 8

Draft report of the Committee, 1931 September 8

 

Forstall, Walton 1931

Folder 9

February 25

Folder 10

March 3

Folder 11

March 11

Folder 12

Stenographer's, 1931 December 2-5. Includes endorsements of report

 

Correlating committees

 

Education and Service Committee

 

Correspondence

Folder 13

Ford, James M.

Folder 14

Gries, John

Folder 15

Hart, Joseph

Folder 16

Lamont, R. P.

Folder 17

Shaw, Albert

Folder 18

Financial records

 

Lists

Folder 19

Committee members

Folder 20

Subcommittees

Folder 21

Memoranda

 

Reports

Folder 22

On order of business

Folder 23

Stenographer's, 1931 December 2-5

 

Legislation and Administration Committee

Folder 24

General

Folder 25

Financial records

Folder 26

Correspondence. Mostly of Bernard J. Newman, Chairman

Folder 27

List of committee members

Folder 28

Memoranda

 

Minutes of meetings of the committee's correlation group C, 1931

Folder 29

August 12

Folder 30

October 15

Folder 31

November 2

Folder 32

Stenographer's report, 1931 December 2-5

Box 37.

Organization Programs, Local and National Committee

Folder 1

General

Folder 2

Correspondence. Mostly of Harlean James, Chairman

Folder 3

Invoices

Folder 4

List of committee members

Folder 5

Memoranda

Folder 6

Minutes of meeting, 1932 August 14

Folder 7

Reports of the committee

 

Research Committee

Folder 8

General

 

Bibliographies

Folder 9

Building and housing, 1931 May 1

Folder 10

Crime and housing, 1931 June

Folder 11

Housing and health, 1931 June

Folder 12

Miscellany

 

Correspondence

Folder 13

General

Folder 14

Ford, James, Chairman

Folder 15

Editorial file

Folder 16

Invoices

 

Lists

Folder 17

Committee members

Folder 18

Suggestions for research

Folder 19

Memoranda

 

Minutes of meetings, 1931

Folder 20

September 11

Folder 21

October 9

Box 38., Folder 1

Press release, 1931 December 5

Folder 2

Real estate activity chart, 1932

 

Reports

 

General, 1931

Folder 3

October-November. Includes preliminary draft of report

Folder 4

December 5

Folder 5

Committee secretaries, 1931 September 9

Folder 6

Stenographer, 1931 December 2-5. Includes endorsement of report

 

Research projects

Folder 7

General. Includes research memorandum outline, 1931 October 9

Folder 8

Home economics, 1931-1932

Folder 9

Post conference

 

Reviews of the work by other committees

Folder 10

Design Committee, 1931 November 3

Folder 11

Reconditioning, Remodeling and Modernizing Committee, 1931 November 1

Folder 12

Study in home ownership and leasing

 

Standards and Objectives Committee

Folder 13

General

Folder 14

Correspondence

Box 39., Folder 1

Issue of Housing, 1931 October

 

Lists

Folder 2

Committee members

Folder 3

Personnel

Folder 4

Memoranda

 

Minutes of meetings, 1931

Folder 5

September 25

Folder 6

October 12-13

Folder 7

October 28-29

Folder 8

Statement of Wilson Compton, 1932

 

Stenographer's report, 1931 December 2-5

Folder 9

General

Folder 10

Endorsement of report

Folder 11

Index to the report

Folder 12

Proposed changes

 

Technological Development Committee

Folder 13

General

Folder 14

Appendices and bibliographies

Folder 15

Correspondence

Folder 16

Invoices

Folder 17

List of committee members

Folder 18

Memoranda

 

Minutes of meetings, 1931

Folder 19

July 31

Folder 20

September 18

 

Reports

Folder 21

Stenographic, 1931 December 2-5

 

Tentative

Folder 22

Draft. Includes comments on report, 1931 October-November

Folder 23

Review of tentative report, 1931 December

Folder 24

Tentative program, 1931 July 30

Box No. 40-43.

Reports, 1930-1934.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, memoranda, typescripts of introductions, galleys, lists, and reviews, related to the eleven volumes put out by the Conference, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box 40.

General. Includes correspondence, memoranda, typescripts of introductions, galleys

Folder 1

Vol. 1 and 5

Folder 2

Vol. 7

Folder 3

Vol. 9

Folder 4

Vol. 11

Folder 5

Commendatory remarks

 

Correspondence

 

Committee reports

Folder 6-7

General

Folder 8

Committee secretaries

 

Complimentary copies

Folder 9

General

Folder 10

Index

Folder 11

Reprints

Folder 12

Volume 1. Planning for Residential Districts

Folder 13

Volume 2. Home Finance and Taxation

Box 41., Folder 1

Volume 3. Slums, Large-Scale Housing and Decentralization

Folder 2

Volume 4. Home Ownership, Income and Types of Dwellings

Folder 3

Volume 5. House design, Construction and Equipment

Folder 4

Volume 6. Negro Housing

Folder 5

Volume 7. Farm and Village Housing

Folder 6

Volume 8. Housing and the Community; Home Repair and Remodeling

Folder 7

Volume 9. Household Management and Kitchens

Folder 8

Volume 10. Homemaking, Home Furnishing and Information Services

Folder 9

Vol. 11. Housing Objectives and Programs

Folder 10

Planning Committee set

 

Forewords

Folder 11

Lamont, Robert (vol. 4)

Folder 12

Wilbur, Ray Lyman (vol. 7)

Folder 13

List of possible titles. Includes correspondence

Folder 14

Memoranda re distribution of Conference volumes

Folder 15

Requests for complimentary copies of volumes

Box 42.

Reviews

 

General

Folder 1-2

General

Folder 3

Vol. 1-11

Folder 4

Vol. 7

 

Index of reviews

Folder 5-7

By magazine

Box 43., Folder 1

By magazine

Folder 2

By volume

 

Subject file

Folder 3-4

Circularizationa of the volumes

Folder 5

Sales of conference volumes

Box No. 43-48.

Publicity File, 1922-1947.

Scope and Content Note

Articles, broadcasts, clippings, correspondence, press releases, programs, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box 43., Folder 6-7

General. Includes pre-conference material

 

Articles

Folder 8

Bricklayer, Mason and Plasterer, 1930 September

Box 44., Folder 1

United States Daily (on the President's Conference), 1932-1933

Folder 2

Washington Herald, 1930 September 9

Folder 3

Broadcasts

 

Clippings

Folder 4

General

Folder 5

Scrapbook of reviews on all conference volumes

Box 44A., Folder 6

Supplement to scrapbook of reviews

Box 45., Folder 1-4

Correspondence regarding copyright issues

Box 46.

Editorial file

Folder 1

General

Folder 2

Bibliography

 

Correspondence

 

General

 

General

Folder 3

Vol. 1

Folder 4

Vol. 2

Folder 5

Vol. 3

Folder 6

Vol. 4

Folder 7

Vol. 5

Folder 8

Vol. 6

Folder 9

Vol. 7

Folder 10

Vol. 8

Folder 11

Vol. 9

Folder 12

Vol. 10

Box 47., Folder 1

Vol. 11

Folder 2

Correlative volume

Folder 3

Vol. 2, second edition

Folder 4

Vol. 8, second edition

Folder 5

Publications

Folder 6

Index

 

Press releases

Folder 7

By committee

Folder 8-9

By date

Box 48., Folder 1

By volume

Folder 3-4

Press releases (duplicate set)

Folder 5

Programs of conferences, conventions and sessions, 1930-1931

Folder 6

Miscellaneous

Box No. 48-50.

Subject File, 1926-1933.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, clippings, lists, memoranda, minutes of meetings, press releases, printed matter, reports, arranged alphabetically by name of organization affiliated with the Conference
Box 48.

General. Mostly national organizations

Folder 7

Ac-B

Folder 8

Al-Am

Box 49., Folder 1

Am

Folder 2

Ar-As

Folder 3

B

Folder 4

C

Folder 5

D-L

Folder 6

E

Folder 7

G

Folder 8

F

Folder 9

H

Folder 10

I

Folder 11

L

Folder 12

M

Folder 13

M-Z

Folder 14

Ne-z

Folder 15

O

Folder 16

P

Folder 17

S

Folder 18

T

Folder 19

U

Folder 20

W

Folder 21

Committee for Economic and Social Progress

Folder 22

Committee for Economic Recovery

Box 50., Folder 1

Home Loan Bank

Folder 2

National Bureau of Economic Research

Folder 3

National Conference of Business and Industrial Committees

Folder 4

National Conference on Construction

Folder 5

National Conference on Street and Highway Safety

Folder 6

Reconstruction Finance Corporation

Folder 7

Renovize Philadelphia Campaign

Folder 8

United States. Department of Commerce

Folder 9

Miscellaneous

Box No. 51-52.

Oversize Material.

Scope and Content Note

Ledgers
Map case

Photograph, 1931 December 2

Scope and Content Note

One photograph depicting the opening session of the Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership (m*A)