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Inventory of the United States. Federal Security Agency Phonorecords, 1939
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: United States. Federal Security Agency Phonorecords,
    Date (inclusive): 1939
    Collection number: 72029
    Creator: United States. Federal Security Agency
    Collection Size: Number of Items: 24 phonorecords 2.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Relates to the immigration of various nationalities and ethnic groups to the U.S.
    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], United States. Federal Security Agency Phonorecords, Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1972.


    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.

    Historical Note

    The Federal Security Agency was created by the President's Reorganization Plan No. I of 1939, effective July 1, 1939, as an organization for the promotion of social and economic security, educational opportunity, and health. Upon its creation the FSA had oversight responsibility for the following constituent units transferred from other agencies: Office of Education, Public Health Service, National Youth Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps, Social Security Board, and U.S. Employment Service. The Radio Division and U.S. Film Service were transferred from the Department of the Treasury and incorporated into the Office of Education by Reorganization Plan No. II of 1939, effective July 1, 1939.
    The agency's functions were not changed during World War II, but within their general scope the agency's activities were in certain respects altered or expanded to deal with special situations that were directly attributable to the war.
    The FSA was abolished by Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1953, effective April 11, 1953, with functions transferred to the newly established Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

    Access Points

    United States--Politics and government.
    United States--Emigration and immigration.