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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frank Upman Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1974
    Collection number: 78030
    Creator: Upman, Frank, 1905-1976
    Collection Size: 2 manuscript boxes 0.8 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, memoirs, reports, and printed matter, relating to American politics, the growth of government bureaucracy and welfare programs, and communists in government
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Frank Upman Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1978.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    United States. Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government (1953-1955)
    United States. National Recovery Administration
    United States. War Assets Administration
    United States. Work Projects Administration
    Communism--United States
    Public welfare--United States
    Subversive activities--United States
    United States--Politics and government
    United States--Politics and government--20th century

    Biographical Note

    Frank Upman, 1905-1976

    1905 February 13 Born in Washington, D.C.
    1924 A.B. (Engineering), University of Virginia
    1925-1933 Contractor, consulting airport engineer
    1933-1934 Consultant, Assistant Deputy, and later Deputy Administrator, National Recovery Administration in charge of steel fabricating, construction and related codes. Also served as government representative on Code Authorities.
    1934-1935 Administrator, State of Nevada, Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) and Work Projects Administration (WPA). Executive Secretary, Nevada State Board of Relief, Work Planning and Pension Control.
    1936-1940 Consultant, Work Projects Administration, Washington, D.C.; Regional Engineer, New England area, Work Projects Administration; Chief of Training Program, Foreman Training, New York City; Coordinator of Public and Industrial Relations Activities, Work Projects Administration, New York City.
    1940-1941 Acting Administrator, Federal Works Agnecy, Work Projects Administration for Connecticut.
    1943-1944 Chief Liaison Officer, President's Committee for Congested Production Areas, Washington, D.C.
    1945 Director of Transportation, Allied Control Commission, Italy.
    1947-1948 Property and Supply Officer, Office of Administrators, General Review Board, War Assets Administration, Washington, D.C.
    1949-1952 Consultant, National Security Resources Board, Executive Office of the President.
    1953-1955 Liaison Assistant to the Chairman, Committee on Business Organization of the Department of Defense, Hoover Commission (Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government.
    1955-1964 Executive Secretary, Committee of Hoover Commission Task Force Members.
    1976 July 3 Died, Alexandria, Virginia