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Leon Henderson Papers, 1933-1955 | Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Collection Overview

Title: Leon Henderson Papers, 1933-1955Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Henderson, Leon (1933-1955)

Extent: 25.37 Cubic Feet

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is comprised of the following series: National Recovery Administration Papers, Temporary National Economic Committee Papers-SEC Papers, Office of Price Administration Papers, War Production Board Papers, Post-War Papers, Post-War Activities-International Hudson Corp. Papers, Eight Scrapbooks, and Accretion.

Collection Historical Note

An economist and consumer advocate outside of government during the initial months of the New Deal, Henderson openly criticized the NRA’s anti-consumer practices. This resulted in his being brought into the NRA’s Research and Planning Division as special adviser on consumer affairs. His studies of the inefficiencies and unfairness of the NRA pricing codes would help bring the NRA into disfavor and ultimate abolishment. He remained in government as an economics adviser to FDR, investigating monopolistic practices, and playing a significant role in the adoption of Keynesian economic theories by the government.

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