Manuscript Collections - Ruth Fesler Lipman Papers

2022

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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