Home
Search transcripts:    Advanced Search
Notable New Yorkers
Select Notable New Yorker
Frances Perkins Frances Perkins
Introduction
Profile
Photo Gallery
Audio and Transcript
Table of Contents
Index of Names

America's first female cabinet member, Frances Perkins served as secretary of labor from 1933 until 1945, longer than any other secretary. Perkins was a committed advocate for working people, establishing the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Labor Standards Bureau. She also strengthened labor-law enforcement and was the primary architect of Social Security.

Introduction
Read background information on the interviewer and the interview, and listen to an audio excerpt.

Profile
Read a biography of Frances Perkins.

Photo Gallery
View photographs of Frances Perkins.

Audio and Transcript
Read the transcript and listen to the available audio of the interview.

Table of Contents
Browse the subjects covered in each session using links to transcript pages.

Index of Names
View an index of proper names mentioned in the interview.


© 2006 Columbia University Libraries | Oral History Research Office | Rights and Permissions | Help