Manuscript Collections - Ruth Fesler Lipman Papers

March 13, 2020

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RUTH FESLER LIPMAN PAPERS, 1899-1981
10 linear inches (2 manuscript boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Ruth Fesler Lipman was born around 1896 in Duluth, Minnesota to Bert and Vinnie Fesler. She graduated from Stanford in 1918 and worked as a Secretary to Lou Henry Hoover from 1928 to 1931. Lipman accompanied the Hoover’s on their 1928 campaign trip to California and on the Latin American trip. She died on January 31, 1982.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of correspondence, diaries, a manuscript, clippings, articles, tributes and memorabilia.

FOLDER LIST

Box      Contents

1          Army and Navy Club – Good Bye Notes, Mar 1933
            Campbell, Mildred Hall, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1944 (LHH death)
            Farquhar, Francis – Recollections Concerning Mr. Hoover, Apr 22, 1974
            Fesler, Bert – Letters, Speech and Biographical, 1932‑1944 (father)
            Frazier, Robert – Campaign Situation in North Carolina, Oct 23, 1928
                     (includes clippings)
            Hodges, Campbell B. – Letter on His Health, July 19, 1944
            Hoover, Herbert
                     Articles, 1939, 1957 and undated (Time magazine cover)
                     Christmas Cards and Photographs of the Palo Alto House,
                              1922‑1925 and undated
                     Clippings, 1928-1975
                     Correspondence, 1947‑1957
                     Kings Mountain Trip, Oct 1930
                     Military Aids and Garden Party, June-Oct 1930
                     Speeches, 1928, 1930, 1948, 1954
                     Statements, 1928
            Hoover, Irwin – Obituary, Sep 15, 1933
            Hoover, Lou Henry
                     Letters to Ruth, 1930-1932
                     Memorials, 1944, 1955, 1967
                     Newspaper Clippings, 1928-1967
                     Power of Attorney to Ruth Fesler, May 31, 1930
                     Social Events, 1928, 1930
                     Wedding Letter, 1898
            Kingsford, Dorothy – Correspondence, 1928-1929 (American Embassy Buenos Aires)
            Latin American Trip
                     The Big U Evening Bulletin, Dec 18, 1928 ‑ Jan 5, 1929
                     Clippings, Nov 1928-Jan 1929
                     Diary, Nov 18-Dec 1928
                     Memoranda, Press Releases, Programs, Shopping Lists, 1928-1929
                     Miller, Bernice – Gold Llama, Nov 15, 1955
                     President-Elect Herbert Hoover’s Good Will Cruise to Central and South America,
                              Edited by H. W. Hill, 1929
            Lipman, Ruth Fesler
                     Anecdotes about the Hoovers, 1978-1981
                     Cards, 1930, 1951, 1954 and undated (calling, admittance, blood donor)
                     Christmas and Family Cards, 1934-1948 (includes photos)
                     Clippings, 1930, 1932, 1947, 1956, 1977

2                   Diaries, 1928-1929 (no copies allowed)
                     Diaries – Typescript, 1928-1929
                     Girl Scouts, 1937
                     Invitations, 1930, 1956-1958
                     Letter to Rachel about the Hoovers and election night, Nov 8, 1932
                     Photographs, 1930-1978 (13 items, 2 color, 1 negative)
                     Programs, 1929-1930 and undated
                     Wedding Book, May‑June 1931
                     World War 2 – Selective Service Board and Ration Books, 1941-1945
            McCutcheon, John T. – Letter Regarding Cartoon, Jan 17, 1929
            Payson, J. Treat – Letter, Nov 15, 1968 (Asian anecdotes)
            The Procedure and Protocol of Presidential Inaugurals by Edwin Halsey, Jan 1941
                     (American Bar Association Journal)
            Rapidan Camp, 1978
            Rapidan School Students, Apr 1931
            Ray, P. A. – Party List, Nov 30, 1948
            Republican National Committee – List, 1930
            Republican National Convention – Speeches, Aug 21, 1956
                     (includes Herbert Hoover, Jr.)
            Ross, Charles and Florence – Greetings, 1948 (Truman Press Secretary)
            Stanford University – Alumni Trustee, 1954
            Strakacz, Sylvan – Thank You Letter, Dec 17, 1930
                     (Paderewski secretary, Polish food relief)
            Third Church of Christ Scientist – membership, Dec 7, 1951
            U. S. Naval Hospital, Mare Island, California – Thank You for Service Letter,
                     Oct 16, 1946
            White House – Routine Secretary Letter, Feb 25, 1930