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Simons, Frieda Hennock, 1904-1960. Papers of Frieda Hennock Simons, 1922-1960: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: A-136
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Frieda Hennock Simons, 1904-1960
Title: Papers of Frieda Hennock Simons, 1922-1960
Date(s): 1922-1960
Quantity: 8.34 linear feet (20 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, notes, drafts, etc., of Frieda Hennock Simons, lawyer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 303, 309
Gift of Mr. William H. Simons, 4901 Potomac Avenue, N.W., Washington 7, D.C. Received April, June 1961.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Frieda Hennock Simons as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Simons, Frieda Hennock. Papers, 1922-1960; item description, dates. A-136, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Appointed by President Truman in 1948 to the Federal Communications Commission, Frieda Hennock, a New York lawyer, was the first woman member of a major federal regulatory agency.


The bulk of her papers relates to her work on the Frieda Hennock Simons, 1948-1955, and includes correspondence, notes, drafts, speeches, opinions, and general Commission material. Letters of congratulations on the important occasions of her later life show her acquaintance with important business, education, and political leaders. The collection also includes some personal correspondence before 1948 and papers relating to her legal work after 1955.


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Additional Index Terms

Drafts (preliminary versions)
Educational television stations.
Women--Political activity
United States--Officials and employees
Armstrong, Edwin H. (Edwin Howard), 1890-1954
Brewster, Owen, 1888-1961
Edwards, India
Farley, James A. (James Aloysius), 1888-1976
Fly, James Lawrence
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965
Frazier, Alicia Dupont
Hawkes, Albert W. (Albert Wahl), 1878-1971
Johnson, Edwin M.
Klein, Julius, 1886-1957
Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
Schwarz, Hilda G.
Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
United States. Federal Communications Commission
Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand), 1910-1991
White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955