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Frederic H. Taber Papers, 1933-1937 | Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Collection Overview

Title: Frederic H. Taber Papers, 1933-1937Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Taber, Frederic H.

Extent: -1.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by subject and then chronologically within each subject.

Date Acquired: 07/14/2000


The collection includes papers related to Taber's work for the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and personal memorabilia including  White House dinner invitations.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The contents of the collection date between 1933 and 1937. Within the collection are Taber’s personal correspondences with family and with James Jones, Chairman of the RFC. The majority of items in the collection are personal memorabilia including Christmas cards, calling cards, newspaper clippings, various dinner programs, club memberships, and invitations to White House dinners.

Collection Historical Note

Mr. Frederic H. Taber was the director of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation from1933 until1937. Taber graduated from Harvard and practiced law in Massachusetts prior to his appointment by President Roosevelt.  The President and Taber had been classmates at Harvard in the class of 1904. The Reconstruction Finance Corporation was formed under the Hoover administration by an act of Congress in 1932, continued through FDR’s presidency, and disbanded in 1953. The RFC contributed to the fight against the Great Depression by providing loans to state and local governments for railroads, mortgage associations and other businesses.

Administrative Information

Repository: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Access Restrictions: This collection is available for use by the general public.

Use Restrictions: Copyright is retained by the donor, Helen M. Allen, until her death at which time the rights are assigned to the United States Government.

Acquisition Source: Allen, Helen M.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],
[Box 2],

Box 1Add to your cart.

Admission Cards, PassesAdd to your cart.

Calling Cards, Place CardsAdd to your cart.

Christmas Cards and Letters, 1933-1938Add to your cart.

Christmas Cards, Undated; Christmas Lists, 1934-1937Add to your cart.

Christmas Cards – Taber FamilyAdd to your cart.

Harvard UniversityAdd to your cart.

Invitations – White HouseAdd to your cart.

Invitations, 1933-1934Add to your cart.

Invitations, 1935-1936Add to your cart.

Invitations, 1937-1938 and undated, 1937-1938Add to your cart.

Invitations/Programs – Inauguration, 1937Add to your cart.

Magazines/ArticlesAdd to your cart.

Maps, Time TablesAdd to your cart.

MembershipsAdd to your cart.

Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.

MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.

Box 2Add to your cart.

NewspapersAdd to your cart.

Newspapers – Clifton JournalAdd to your cart.

ProgramsAdd to your cart.

PamphletsAdd to your cart.

Taber, Frederic H. – Newspaper ArticleAdd to your cart.

Reconstruction Finance CorporationAdd to your cart.

Taber, Mrs. and Mrs. Frederic H. – Letters toAdd to your cart.

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