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Paul Field Sifton and Claire Sifton papers, 1912-1980

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BOX 1-7 Correspondence, 1917-1972
In addition to personal and family correspondence, this group includes material on theatrical and literary works (including acceptance, rejection, press reaction, and censorship); job security and the writer's market in the Great Depression; the effects of working inside and outside the federal government service in Washington, D.C.; and disparate lobbying activities that engaged Paul and Claire Sifton.
Arranged chronologically. Undated material is placed at the end of each decade.
BOX 1 1917
1923-1929
(2 folders)
1920s, New York
1930
(2 folders)
BOX 2 1931-1934
(4 folders)
BOX 3 1935-1937
(4 folders)
BOX 4 1938-1939
(2 folders)
1930s, New York
BOX 5 1940-1949
(7 folders)
1940s, New York
BOX 6 1950-1957
(8 folders)
1957, on deaths of Mary Taylor and of Donald Montgomery
1958-1959
(2 folders)
1950s, New York
1960-1962
(3 folders)
BOX 7 1963-1968
(6 folders)
1968, on the death of Estella M. Strayer
1969
1960s
1970-1972
(2 folders)
BOX 8-11 Diaries of Claire Sifton, 1912-1978
Personal diaries and ledger/account books kept by Claire Sifton.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 8 1912-1913, Hyde Park School, Kansas City, Mo.
1915, Oct. 19-Nov. 15, Stephens College, Columbia, Mo.
1915, Nov. 15-1916, Jan. 3, Stephens College, Columbia, Mo.
1916, Jan. 4-Feb. 26, Stephens College, Columbia, Mo.
1916, Feb. 28-May 8, Stephens College, Columbia, Mo.
1922, Manhattan, New York
1924, by Paul Sifton, an evaluation of 1924
1926-1928, expenses
(2 vols.)
BOX 9 1931-1938, ledgers and accounts, Manhattan, N.Y.
1934, summer trip to Mesabi Iron Range, Minnesota, notes
1935-1939, New York City, N.Y.
1938, Oct. 6-1939, Oct. 17, Washington, D.C.
BOX 10 1939, Nov. 13-1942, Mar. 30) Washington, D.C.
1949, May 28-Sept. 9, Washington, D.C.
1960, July 2-Nov. 1, Maine and Washington, D.C.
BOX 11 1963, Jamaica, Washington, D.C., and Maine
1964, Jamaica, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Maine
1972, Maine and Mexico, fragments
1973, Oct. 15-1974, Sept. 29, Maine, Washington, D.C., and Mexico
1974, Oct. 2-1975, May 6, Washington, D.C. and Mexico
1975, May 8-Sept. 27, Washington, D.C., and Maine
1975, Sept. 26-1976, Nov. 12, Maine, Washington, D.C., and Mexico
1976, Nov. 23-1978, Oct. 10, Maine, Washington, D.C., and Mexico
BOX 12-37 Subject File of Paul Field Sifton, 1934-1971
Printed matter and a wide variety of miscellaneous material. This group closely follows the career changes in Paul Sifton's life. The last container in the series comprises personnel, loyalty, and medical files on Paul Sifton and a personnel file on Claire Sifton.
Organized chronologically within each subject; undated material as well as print and near-print items follow the dated items in each group.
BOX 12 New York State Department of Labor, 1934-1939
(6 folders)
BOX 13 United States Department of Labor
1930s, background for wages and hours bills
1938-1939
(3 folders)
BOX 14 United States Department of the Interior
Consumers' counsel, Bituminous Coal Administration, 1939-1941
(5 folders)
BOX 15 Miscellaneous print and near-print material
BOX 16 Wartime mobilization See also Containers 19-20, same heading
1940-1942
(4 folders)
BOX 17 1943, mobilization items
1944, wartime mobilization
1945, mobilization items
Peacetime reconversion
1945, war and peace
1945, war and peace items (general)
BOX 18 1946 (Jan.-June), war and peace
1946 (July-Dec.), peacetime reconversion
1946, peacetime items (general)
Fragments
BOX 19 Wartime mobilization See also Containers 16-17, same heading
Worksheets on wartime production
Newspaper clippings
BOX 20 Print and near-print material
BOX 21 National Farmers' Union
1941-1942
1943
1944
BOX 22 1945
1946
1948-1962
Fragments and miscellany
BOX 23 Proposed Missouri Valley Authority legislation
(2 folders)
Print and near-print material
BOX 24 Union for Democratic Action
1943
1944
(2 folders)
BOX 25 1945
1945, full employment bill
U.D.A. Congressional Newsletter, edited by the Siftons
Fragments
BOX 26 Print and near-print material
BOX 27 Lobbying (various)
1940, fight against the poll tax
1944
1945
1946
(2 folders)
BOX 28 1947
1948-1962
Miscellany
BOX 29 UAW-CIO
Pre-1945, background of General Motors strike
1945-1947
(3 folders)
BOX 30 1948-1951
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