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The University of Toledo Archives
Manuscript Collection

 

Finding Aid

Doris Fenneberg Collection, 1922 to 1935

UM-67

Size: 1.75 linear feet and two volumes


Provenance: Scrapbooks, gift of Inda Fornoff

Access: Open

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Processing Note:

Condition: Fair

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: Rachel McGonigal, November 8, 1995

Historical/Biographical Sketch

Doris Fenneberg was born in Perrysburg, Ohio, 1905. She received her A.B. and A.M. from UT and her L.L.B. from the University of Michigan. In 1917, she played the horn in her seventh grade orchestra. In the late 1920’s, she served as the women’s basketball coach. After law school, she returned to UT in 1946 as Instructor of Law and Law Librarian. In 1948, she became an assistant professor, and in 1956 she was promoted to full professor. She left the Law Library in 1963, but continued teaching until 1969, when she became Professor Emerita.

Doris Fenneberg was also the Secretary of the National Compliance Board for the National Recovery Administration during the Great Depression. The National Recovery Administration, N.R.A. was a U.S. Federal Agency created under the National Industrial Recovery Act of June 16, 1933. President Franklin Roosevelt made the N.R.A. part of his New Deal in 1933. The Federal Government attempted to support organized industries in the ending destructive competition and to promote the hiring of the unemployed. Congress passed legislation suspending the anti-trust laws for two years and authorized legally enforceable industrial codes. The industrial codes were designed to shorten the workday, raise wages, and end unfair business practices. A total of 541 industrial codes were approved. On May 27th, 1935 in Schechter v. U.S., the U.S. Supreme Court held that the code system of the N.R.A. was an unconstitutional delegation of the legislative power to the executive branch and an unconstitutional attempt to regulate interstate commerce.

Ms. Fenneberg worked for the N.R.A. from the early 1930’s to 1935. She died on July 21, 1978.


Scope and Content Note

 This collection consists of the material documenting the life of Doris Fenneberg. It is divided into two series. National Recovery Administration (N.R.A.) materials was delivered to the University Archives Collection from the College Law Library. It documents Ms. Fenneberg’s involvement as Secretary of the Compliance Board for the National Recovery Administration.

The second series of materials, Ms. Fenneberg’s personal papers, was donated to the University Archives in 1988 by Inda Fornoff. Series II documents Ms. Fenneberg’s student years at the University of Toledo.


 
Series List

S1

N.R.A. Materials
Ca. 1933-1935; contains materials arranged chronologically and alphabetically.
Includes materials relevant to Fenneberg’s time as Secretary

S2

Scrapbooks
Ca. 1922-1926; two volumes arranged in chronological order.
Includes materials documenting Fenneberg’s student years at UT.

  

Folder List

Box

Folder

Item Description

 

 

S1. N.R.A. Materials

1

1

N.R.A. Amendment to Codes of Fair Competition 1933-1934

1

2

N.R.A. Codes of Fair Competition, August 1933

1

3

N.R.A. Codes of Fair Competition, September 1933

1

4

N.R.A. Codes of Fair Competition, October 1933

1

5

N.R.A. Codes of Fair Competition, November 1933

1

6

N.R.A. Codes of Fair Competition, February 1933

1

7

N.R.A. Codes of Fair Competition, March 1933

1

8

N.R.A. Codes of Fair Competition, April 1933

1

9

N.R.A. Codes of Fair Competition, May 1933

1

10

N.R.A. Correspondence 1933-1934

1

11

N.R.A. Correspondence 1933-1934

1

12

N.R.A. Handbooks, October 14, 1933

1

13

N.R.A. Handbooks, 1933

1

14

N.R.A. Hearings Scheduled Oct. 23- Nov. 29, 1933

1

15

N.R.A. “Highlights” Papers 1934-1935

1

16

N.R.A. “Hot Spots” in Business Newsletter 1933

1

17

N.R.A. Miscellaneous 1933-1934

1

18

N.R.A. Newspaper clippings 1933-1935

1

19

N.R.A. Notice of Hearings 1933

1

20

N.R.A. Notice of Hearings 1933

2

1

N.R.A. Press and Radio Releases 1933

2

2

N.R.A. Press and Radio Releases 1933-1934

2

3

N.R.A. Proposed Code, August 1933

2

4

N.R.A. Proposed Code, September 1933

2

5

N.R.A. Proposed Code, October 1933

2

6

N.R.A. Proposed Code, November 1933

3

1

N.R.A. Proposed Code, December 1933

3

2

N.R.A. Schedule of Hearings, Sept-Oct. 1933

3

3

N.R.A. Official Poster (Miniature) 1933

 

OC 2

N.R.A. Official Poster (Oversize) 1933

 

 

S2. Scrapbooks

 

Vol. 1

Scrapbook, ca. 1922-1926

 

Vol. 2

Scrapbook, ca. 1925-1926

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 6/9/16