The Fiorello H. La Guardia Papers, 1917-1945

Reproduced from the New York Public Library’s extensive collection of La Guardia Papers, this collection primarily documents La Guardia’s years as the U.S. congressman from New York and as one of New York City’s most effective mayors (1933-1945). This collection consist of 52 reels of microfilm and is subdivided in 6 categories: congressional correspondence (1919-1933); mayoral correspondence 1933-1945); press releases, speeches and writings; miscellaneous papers; printed material; scrapbooks. This resource will be of great interest to historian of twentieth-century U.S. politics and society, shedding light on the Progressive Era, the federal legislature in the 1920s, Prohibition, the effects of Depression and the New Deal on American cities, the home front during World War II, and many other topics.

FINDING AIDThe Fiorello H. La Guardia Papers, 1917-1945