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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
Date(s): 1913-1921
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
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.


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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