From the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division: Center for the Humanities, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
The Fiorello H. La Guardia Papers primarily covers his service as a congressman and as mayor of New York. The collection is divided into six series:
Congressional Correspondence: General Correspondence: broken down by year, with letters arranged alphabetically by sender/recipient within each year; also includes correspondence from La Guardia's service as president of the Board of Aldermen.
Subjects Correspondence: arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically thereunder; consists of letters received from constituents requesting help with various problems, and from citizens across the country offering their opinions regarding La Guardia's stands on issues before Congress. Prohibition is a major topic.
Mayoralty Correspondence: Arranged by year and then alphabetically within each year; includes correspondence with constituents who wrote to request help with education, employment, immigration, prison terms, and other issues.
Press Releases, Speeches, and Writings
Printed Material: Sample topics are narcotics, Prohibition, and the stock market
Number of rolls: 52
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