PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/28/1938 - HFSID 279384
FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT Rare, signed, rich content Presidential letter (1938) accepting the resignation of an official in the Farm Security Administration Typed Letter signed: "Franklin D. Roosevelt" as President, 1 page, 7x8¾. Warm Springs, Georgia, 1938 March 28.
Sale Price $637.50
Rare, signed, rich content Presidential letter (1938) accepting the resignation of an official in the Farm Security Administration
Typed Letter signed: "Franklin D. Roosevelt" as President, 1 page, 7x8¾. Warm Springs, Georgia, 1938 March 28. On White House letterhead To Newell S. Boardman, Regional Director, Farm Security Administration, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In full: "I have your letter of March twelfth, in which you tender your resignation as Regional Director, Farm Security Administration, in order to accept an appointment as Chief Assistant Attorney General of the State of Wisconsin. I hereby accept your resignation as Regional Director, effective May 23, 1938. I wish to thank you for your valuable service to the administration and assure you of my good wishes in your new position. Very sincerely yours". Franklin D. Roosevelt(1882-1945), the 32nd US President (1933-1945) took aggressive measures to combat the Great Depression through government programs known collectively as the New Deal. One of these programs was the Farm Security Administration, originally formed in 1935 as the Resettlement Administration. The goal of this agency under both names was to aid needy farmers, including tenants, sharecroppers and very poor landowners. The FSA purchased marginal land, and sought to resettle these agriculturalists on group farms, where they would be taught more efficient farming methods. Conservatives bitterly criticized this program as an experiment in collectivized agriculture. When World War II generated demand for millions of soldiers and industrial workers, the FSA was scaled back. In 1946, Congressional conservatives succeeded in replacing it with the Farmers Home Administration, the goal of which was to help farmers buy their own individual plots of land. Whatever its economic merits, the FSA had an active photography program, which eloquently documented rural poverty and helped shape our image of the Dust Bowl and Depression. Signed Presidential letters with such rich content seldom come on the market. Mailing fold, not at signature. Lightly soiled at blank edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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