Register of the Frank Upman Papers, 1930-1974

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Register of the Frank Upman Papers, 1930-1974

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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Prepared by:
Adorjan de Galffy
Date Completed:
May 1978
© 1999 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

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.
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Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1978.


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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

Series Description

Box Box No. 1


Scope and Content Note

Unpublished memoirs, entitled FUBAB (Fouled Up Beyond All Belief), 23 chapters in 5 folders. Typescript (carbon copy).
Box Box No. 2

Correspondence, 1932-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
Box Box No. 2

Subject File, 1933-1974.

Scope and Content Note

Address list (card files), speeches, charts, correspondence, lists, and printed matter, arranged in alphabetical order by author, subject or title.
Box Box No. 2

Miscellaneous, 1939-1957.

Scope and Content Note

Award (ballot form), conference program and a presentation program. All printed copies.

Container List



Box 1

FUBAB (Fouled up beyond all belief), 23 chapters in 5 folders, unpublished, typescript

Physical Description: (carbon copy).

Correspondence, 1932-1973

Box 2

Andrews, George, 1968-1969


Baring, Walter S., 1953-1970


Becket, John A., 1961


Bennett, Wallace F., 1973


Blough, Roger M., 1962


Byrd, Harry F., Jr., 1964-1973


Cerf, Bennett, 1954


Coleman, Henry C., 1972


Cropp, Martha, 1970


Curtis, Thomas B., 1964


Dominick, Peter H., 1973


Foreman, Ed, 1964


Goldwater, Barry, 1964


Hall, Durward G., 1963-1971


Hall, Joseph B., 1963-1964


Haydn, Hiram, 1956


Hook, Charles R., 1954-1956


Hurley, Robert A., 1942


Irwin, O. W., 1933-1938


Irwin, Randall, 1932


Johnson, R. W., 1933


King, Arthur F., 1954-1968


Knowland, William F., 1964, 1972


McNeil, Neil, 1957


Metz, Kay, 1960


Miller, Bernice, 1956


Moreel, Ben, 1956-1968


Mahoney, Joseph C., 1959, 1961


Paul, Willard S., 1962


Pirnie, Malcolm, 1954


Rarick, John R., 1969


Redelius, Julius, 1934


Robertson, Reuben B., 1955


Rogers, Paul G., 1964-1970


Rutledge, Edwin S., 1953


Shoemaker, Perry M., 1956-1972


Spang, Joseph P., 1962


Stewart J. Harold, 1963


Thurmond, Strom, 1965


Turner, W., Homer, 1963


Watson, Albert, 1965


Wedemeyer, A. C., 1968


Subject File, 1933-1974

Box 2

Allied Commission, Headquarters. Transportation Sub-Commission. Condition of UNRRA Supply-Warehouses at Naples.September 4, 1945


Byrd, Harry F., 1958


Ford, Gerald R., President, U.S., 1974


Hagerty, James C., Press Secretary to the President.


The White House.August 12, 1957. Immediate release.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

Establishing a Career Executive Committee. August 12, 1957. Executive order.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

Hall, Durward G., 7th District. Missouri. Your Congressman reports from Washington. No. 2, July 15, 1970.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

Hood. Edwin M., 1963


Hook, Charles R., 1955-1963


Hoover, Herbert, President, U.S. 1955-1956


Hoover Commission Task Force Members, Committee of


General, 1954-1964


Finances, 1960-1964


Findings, 1957


Hoover Tower,n.d., Pamphlet.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

Laird, Melvin R., Secretary of Defense establishes equal opportunity education program in race relations for all members of the Armed Forces,March 5, 1971.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

O'Mahoney Amendment to H. R. 7665, Defense Department Appropriation Bill for fiscal year ending June 30, 1958. 1957.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

Rarick, John R., of Louisiana, United Nations Organization Versus U.S.A.: A Case of Reappointment, extention of remarks. U.S. Congressional Record, Vol. 113, No. 21, February 13, 1967.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

Roosevelt, Franklin D., President, U.S. Inaugural address, March 4, 1933.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

Theobald, Robert A., The final secret of Pearl Harbor, U.S. News and World Report, April 2, 1954.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

Truman, Harry S., President, U.S., Executive order No. 10080, September 30, 1949.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

U.S. Comptroller General. Report to the Joint Economic Committee. Congress of the U.S. Failure to curtail operation at government expense of military commissary stores in Continental United States where adequate commercial facilities are available. April 1964.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

U.S. Congress. 88th., 1st Session. S. 1093 Bill. To establish a Federal policy concerning the termination, limitation or establishment of business-type operations of the Government which may be conducted in competition with private enterprise, and for other purposes. March 14, 1963.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

U.S. Department of Defense. Defense Department Appropriations, 1958, U.S. Congressional Record - Senate. July 2, 1957. pp. 9733-9764.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

War assets administration, September 5, 1946.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

Westmoreland, General W. C., Address before Joint Session of Congress, April 28, 1967. News Release, Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) April 28, 1967.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

Miscellany, 1939-1957

Box 2

National Economic Council. Award to Business Leader, New York City, n.d.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

USA Work Program (WPA). Presentation of Foremanship Training Certificates, Brooklyn, N.Y., April 17, 1939.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

Washington Conference, National Citizens' Committee to Curb Inflation, June 24-25, 1957. Program.

Physical Description: Printed copy.

Unidentified material.