Manuscript Collections - Loretta Camp Frey Papers


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8 linear inches (2 manuscript boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library


Loretta Camp was secretary and research assistant for Herbert Hoover from 1941 to 1964. These papers contain correspondence, essays, memos, addresses, notes, newspaper clippings, manuscript drafts, and an oral history transcript. The collection offers a little insight into the later writings of Herbert Hoover, the Bonus March, and the Hoover Dam naming controversy. The materials pertaining to Hoover’s unpublished manuscript, Freedom Betrayed, are currently closed.


Box Contents

Personal files, 1935‑1965 (letters of recommendation, employment contracts, etc.)
Correspondence with Herbert Hoover, 1944, 1950‑1964, and undated (letters, memos, and notes from HH to LC)
Oral history transcript, March 19, l969 (annotated draft)
Photographs, undated (photocopies of two photographs moved to av)
Printed material, 1947‑1970, and undated (seating lists, Hoover brochures)
Herbert Hoover

Correspondence, 1923, 1934, 1944-1949, 1953, 1956‑1959, and undated
Boys Clubs, 1960, 1964 (first day issue of BC stamp)
Bonus March essays by Willis, undated
Clippings, 1944‑1970, and undated
Hoover Dam naming controversy, 1939‑1947
Public Statements, 1920‑1962, and undated
Tributes, 1964‑1970

Herbert Hoover, Jr. – Death and Tribute by William L. White, July 1969
Bernice Miller correspondence to Loretta Camp, 1965‑1966, and undated
Scrapbook: In Memory of President Herbert Clark Hoover: A Great American, 1964 (collection of newspaper clippings after Hoover’s death, poor condition)


Freedom Betrayed (manuscript)

Introduction, undated
Table of Contents, 1951‑1961
Drafts, undated
Lost Statesmanship draft, undated
Memos to staff and letter regarding Hoover Foundation, undated
Notes and research materials, undated