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  • Title: Frank Upman papers
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1974
    Collection Number: 78030
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, memoirs, reports, and printed matter, relating to American politics, the growth of government bureaucracy and welfare programs, and communists in government
    Creator: Upman, Frank, 1905-1976


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


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    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1978.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Frank Upman Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    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

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

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