Guide to the Chester H. McCall papers, 1933-1946

Chester H. McCall C0098


Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

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George Mason University

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USA

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections and Archives.
Creator Chester H. McCall
Title Chester H. McCall papers
Date 1933-1946
Physical Characteristics 1.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract The Chester McCall papers contain materials from his tenure at the Department of Commerce as well as his private life.
Collection number C0098
Language English

Biographical Information

Chester H. McCall served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce (1933-1937) under Daniel C. Roper in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration. While in the Department of Commerce, McCall headed up the administrative, public relations, and publications efforts of the department's Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, and Bureau of Air Commerce. He was also a member of the Executive Board of the National Youth Administration, secretary of several Cabinet committees, and represented Commerce in several inter-departmental committees.

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Scope and Content

The Chester McCall Papers comprise contain materials from his tenure at the Department of Commerce as well as his private life. The materials include correspondence between Chester McCall, Secretary Roper, government employees, and business leaders; speech drafts: "Credit and the New Deal" (March 13, 1934), "Regimentation and Recovery" (November 6, 1934), "Trading for Peace" (August 16, 1934); and contemporary news clippings regarding the Roosevelt Administration and the Department of Commerce.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged by subject.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds many other collections on United States government and politics, particularly the Legislative branch. The Clark Warburton papers include documents on the FDIC during the 1930s.

The University of Virginia Libraries also holds a collection of the Chester H. McCall papers.

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Index Terms

Persons:

McCall, Chester H.

Corporate Names:

United States. Dept. of Commerce.

Subjects:

Interstate commerce.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Chester H. McCall papers, Collection #C0098, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Unknown donor.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections and Archives staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in April 2009.

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Contents List

An electronic box inventory is unavailable. Please contact speccoll@gmu.edu for more information.
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