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The Proceedings of the 1933 Special Industrial Recovery Board

INTRODUCTION and CONTENTS

Immediately upon passage of the National Industrial Recovery Act (June 16, 1933), President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 6173, establishing organizational structures to implement the new legislation. The Executive Order appointed a Special Industrial Recovery Board to put policies into action that were intended to foster fair competition and provide a public works program.

Members of the new board included:

  • Daniel C. Roper, Secretary of Commerce (Chair)
  • Homer S. Cummings, the Attorney General
  • Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior
  • Henry A. Wallace, Secretary of Agriculture
  • Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor
  • Lewis Douglas, Director of the Budget
  • Hugh S. Johnson, Administrator of the Industrial Control Act
  • Charles H. March, Chair of the Federal Trade Commission.

The Special Industrial Recovery Board met weekly from June until December 1933. After each weekly meeting, minutes were typed and distributed to Board members.  On December 18, 1933, the functions and duties of the Special Industrial Recovery Board were absorbed by a new National Emergency Council created by Executive Order 6513.

CONTENTS
Meeting 1. June 19, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 2. June 26, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 3. July 10, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 4. July 17, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 5. July 18, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 6. July 19, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 7. July 31, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 8. August 7, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 9. August 14, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 10. August 21, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 11. August 28, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 12. September 6, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 13. September 11, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 14 -- missing
Meeting 15. September 25, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 16. October 2, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 17. October 9, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 18. October 13, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 19. October 16, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 20. October 23, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 21. October 30, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 22. November 6, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 23. November 13, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 24. November 20, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 25. November 27, 1933. (pdf)
Meeting 26. December 12, 1933. (pdf)