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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) to John L. Lewis

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05576 Author/Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882-1945) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 5 August 1933 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 22.5 x 17.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Informs that he has created a National Labor Board to function under the National Industrial Recovery Act as an agency to investigate controversies concerning labor relations. Appoints Lewis a member of the National Labor Board and hopes that he will accept. Written on White House stationary. Addressed to Lewis at the Carleton Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Background Information: Lewis was President of the United Mine Workers union.

People: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945
Lewis, John Llewellyn, 1880-1969

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: PresidentGreat DepressionLaborOrganized Labor

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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