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MS Am 1510

Houston, David Franklin, 1866-1940. David Franklin Houston papers, 1891-1930: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1510
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Houston, David Franklin, 1866-1940.
Title: David Franklin Houston papers,
Date(s): 1891-1930 (inclusive),1913-1921 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Papers of American educator, cabinet officer, and business executive David Franklin Houston.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

44M-411. Gift of David F. Houston Jr., Lawrence Reid Houston, and Helen Houston Patten, 3 East 54th Street, New York 22, New York; received: 1945.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

David Franklin Houston Papers, 1891-1930 (MS Am 1510). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Houston was an educator, cabinet officer, and business executive. In Woodrow Wilson's administration he was secretary of agriculture (1913-1920), secretary of the treasury (1920-1921), and chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Chiefly correspondence (including carbon copies of letters by Houston) from the years of Houston's service as a cabinet officer during Woodrow Wilson's presidency. Also includes notes and manuscripts, 1891-1894, from Houston's graduate studies at Harvard; and speeches, addresses, and articles by Houston on a variety of subjects, including higher education, finance, European rehabilitation after World War I, and the telephone industry.

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