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Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965

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View Resource Notable New Yorkers

Let's face it: There have been hundreds of "notable" New Yorkers, and picking even those individuals who grew up in just one of the city's hundreds of neighborhoods would be hard. Fortunately, the good souls at the History Research Office of the Columbia University Libraries have plucked out some great interviews with ten New Yorkers from their rather prodigious collection. Now, before visitors...

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/digital/collections/nny/inde...
View Resource The Frances Perkins Center Screenshot

The Frances Perkins Center is named after Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve on a presidential cabinet. During her time as the U.S. secretary of labor under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Perkins worked tirelessly to improve the conditions of workers across the country. The mission of the Center is to "fulfill the legacy of Frances Perkins...by continuing her work for social and...

http://francesperkinscenter.org/