Guide to the U.S. National Recovery Administration Printed Documents from the Division Review

Collection Number: 5391

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DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
U.S. National Recovery Administration Printed Documents from the Division Review, 1935-1941
Collection Number:
5391
Creator:
U.S. National Recovery Administration (NRA)
Quantity:
4 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Reports.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Studies of the effect of NRA codes on various industries.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The National Recovery Administration, also known as the NRA, was the first of several agencies to be established under authority of the National Industrial Recovery Act (48 Stat. 195), approved on June 15, 1933. Headed by an Administrator for Industrial Recovery (Gen. Hugh S. Johnson) and subject to the general supervision at first of a Special Industrial Recovery Board (consisting of the Attorney General, the Secretaries of Agriculture, the Interior, Commerce and Labor the Director of the Budget, the Chairman of the Federal Trade Conmission, and the Administrator for Industrial Recovery) and later of the National Emergency Council, the function of the NRA was to carry out the main provisions of title I of the Recovery Act. The program of the NRA had four main objectives: (l) To spread work by reducing the number of hours; (2) to increase consumer purchasing power by increasing total wage distribution; (3) to stop trade practices that were similar to those already recognized as legally unfair and to limit the severity of competition without raising prices so drastically as to neutralize the increase in total wages; and (4) to eliminate child labor.
As a means of attaining these objectives, the N.R.A. planned for the adoption of a series of codes of fair competition for the separate regulation of every important branch of trade and industry. During the period from July to October 1933 an intensive drive was made for signatures to the President's Reemployment Agreement and for popular support of its provisions.
An administrative staff was created in April 1934 to act in the name of the Administrator on all subjects assigned to it. This staff consisted of the Administrative Officer, the Review Officer (head of the Reviev Division, created in February 1943), a Special Assistant Administrator, an Assistant Administrator for Policy, the General Counsel (head of the Legal Division), the Economic Adviser (head of the Research and Planning division), a Publicity Adviser, and a Director of Enforcement.
On May 27, 1935, the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Schechter case, invalidating all the codes and those portions of the Recovery Act upon which they were founded. In the light of this decision the NRA began at once to reduce its staff. A considerable part of its field, and headquarters personnel was retained to carry out such remnent functions as had escaped the interdict and such new duties as were assigned to the agency by Congress or the President.
A Senate Joint Resolution, approved June 14, 1935, extended title I of the Recovery Act until April 1,1935, expressly repealing, however, those parts of the original act that delegated power to the President to approve or prescribe codes of fair competition or that provided for the enforcement of such codes.
The National Recovery Administration was, of course, reorganized. The Agency was placed under an administrator and a few of the divisions continued, but on a diminished scale. Most of the remaining personnel were absorbed! by two large new divisions, the Division of Business Cooperation arid the Division of Review. The Division of Reviev was established to assemble, analyse, and report upon the statistical information and records of experience of the operations of the various trades and industries formerly subject to the codes of fair competition and to review the effects of the administration of Title I of the Recovery Act and the principles and policies put into effect under its authority.
The NRA was formally terminated on January 1, 1936, when. its Division of Review, Division of Business Cooperation, and Advisory Council were transferred to the Department of Commerce for liquidation by the following April 1. The Consumers' Division was transferred at the same time to the Department of Labor.
On April 1, 1936, the President appointed a Committee of Industrial Analysis, composed of the Secretary of Commerce as Chairman, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Labor, and. four additional members from outside the Government to complete the work begun by the Division of Review end to "prepare for the President an adequate and final review of the effects of the administration of title I of the national Industrial Recovery Act." To assist this Committee, a Division of Industrial Economics was created in the Commerce Department. The Committee and its adjunct Division brought their work to a close in February 1937.

SUBJECTS

Names:
United States. National Recovery Administration.
United States. National Recovery Administration. Division of Review.

Subjects:
Administrative agencies--United States--Rules and practice.

Form and Genre Terms:
Printed documents.


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U.S. National Recovery Administration Printed Documents from the Division Review #5391. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5699: William Bardsley Collection of United States National Recovery Administrations and National War Labor Board Printed and Mimeographed Documents

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
1936
Economic Survey of the Bituminous Coal Industry Under Free Competition and Code Regulation Volume I
Box 1 Folder 1
1936
Economic Survey of the Bituminous Coal Industry Under Free Competition and Code Regulation Volume II
Box 1 Folder 2
1936
The Fertilizer Study Volume I
Box 1 Folder 3
1936
The Fishery Industry and the Fishery Codes
Box 1 Folder 4
1936
Foreign Trade Study of the Forest Products Industry
Box 1 Folder 5
1936
Earnings of Fishermen and of Fishing Craft: Appendix to The Fisher Industry and the Fishery Codes
Box 1 Folder 6
1936
The Men's Clothing Industry
Box 1 Folder 7
1936
National Labor Income By Months 1929-1935
Box 1 Folder 8
1936
The Motion Picture Industry
Box 1 Folder 9
1935
Production, Prices, Employment and Payrolls in Industry, Agriculture, and Railway Transportation
Box 1 Folder 10
1936
Textile Industry in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Japan
Box 1 Folder 11
1936
Financial and Labor Data on the Women's Neckwear and Scarf Industry
Box 1 Folder 12
1936
Some Aspects of the Women's Apparel Industry
Box 1 Folder 13
1936
Information Concerning Commodities: A Study in NRA and Related Experience in Control
Box 1 Folder 14
1936
Design Piracy -- The Problem and its Treatment Under NRA Codes
Box 1 Folder 15
1936
The Control of Geographic Relations Under Codes of Fair Competition
Box 1 Folder 16
1936
Minimum Price Regulation Under Codes of Fair Competition
Box 1 Folder 17
1936
Operation of the Basing Point Provisions in the Lime Industry Code
Box 1 Folder 18
1936
Price Control in the Coffee Industry
Box 1 Folder 19
1936
Price Filing Under NRA Codes Volume I
Box 1 Folder 20
1936
NRA Report on the Coat and Suit Industry
Box 2 Folder 1
1935
NRA Report on the Cap and Cloth Hat Industry
Box 2 Folder 2
1936
NRA Report on Employment and Unemployment 1929 to 1935
Box 2 Folder 3
1935
NRA Report on the Automobile Industry
Box 2 Folder 4
1936
NRA Report on Wage Trends in Prosperity and Depression
Box 2 Folder 5
1935
NRA Report on Anti-Trust Laws and Unfair Competition
Box 2 Folder 6
1935
NRA Report on The Right of Individual Employees to Enforce Provisions of Collective Bargaining Agreements
Box 2 Folder 7
1936
Federal Regulation Through the Joint Employment of the Power of Taxation and the Spending Power
Box 2 Folder 8
1936
Possibility of Government Contract Provisions as a Means of Establishing Economic Standards
Box 2 Folder 9
1936
Regulation of Industrial Relations in Australia
Box 2 Folder 10
1936
State Recovery Legislation in Aid of Federal Recovery Legislation -- History and Analysis
Box 2 Folder 11
1935
The Treaty-Making Power of the United States
Box 2 Folder 12
1936
Two Studies of Certain Constitutional Powers as Possible Bases for Federal Regulation of Employer-Employee Relationships
Box 2 Folder 13
1935
The Baking Industry
Box 2 Folder 14
1935
The Boot and Shoe Manufacturing Industry
Box 2 Folder 15
1935
The Bottled Soft Drink Industry
Box 2 Folder 16
1935
The Builder's Supplies Industry
Box 2 Folder 17
1935
The Canning Industry
Box 2 Folder 18
1935
The Construction Industry
Box 2 Folder 19
1935
The Cotton Garment Industry
Box 2 Folder 20
1935
The Dress Manufacturing Industry
Box 2 Folder 21
1935
The Electrical Contracting and Manufacturing Industry
Box 2 Folder 22
1935
The Metal Industry
Box 2 Folder 23
1936
The Fishery Industry
Box 2 Folder 24
1935
The Furniture Manufacturing Industry
Box 2 Folder 25
1935
General Contractors Industry
Box 2 Folder 26
1935
Graphic Arts Industry
Box 2 Folder 27
1935
The Hosiery Industry
Box 2 Folder 28
1935
The Iron and Steel Industry
Box 2 Folder 29
1935
The Leather Industry
Box 2 Folder 30
1935
The Lumber and Timber Products Industry
Box 2 Folder 31
1935
Mason Contractors Industry
Box 2 Folder 32
1935
The Men's Clothing Industry
Box 2 Folder 33
1935
The Motion Picture Industry
Box 2 Folder 34
1935
The Motor Vehicle Retailing Trade Industry
Box 2 Folder 35
1935
Needlework Industry in Puerto Rico
Box 2 Folder 36
1935
The Painting, Paperhanging and Decorating Industry
Box 2 Folder 37
1935
Photo Engraving Industry
Box 2 Folder 38
1935
The Plumbing Contracting Industry
Box 2 Folder 39
1935
The Retail Lumber Industry
Box 2 Folder 40
1935
Retail Trade
Box 2 Folder 41
1935
The Rubber Tire Manufacturing Industry
Box 2 Folder 42
1935
Ship and Boat Building and Repairing Industries
Box 2 Folder 43
1935
The Silk Textile Industry
Box 2 Folder 44
1935
The Structural Clay Products Industry
Box 2 Folder 45
1935
The Throwing Industry
Box 2 Folder 46
1935
The Trucking Industry
Box 2 Folder 47
1935
The Waste Materials Trade
Box 2 Folder 48
1935
Wholesale and Retail Food Industry
Box 2 Folder 49
1935
The Wool Textile Industry
Box 2 Folder 50
1936
The Asphalt Shingle and Roofing Industry
Box 3 Folder 1
1936
The Business Furniture, Storage Equipment and Filing Supply Industry
Box 3 Folder 2
1936
The Candy Manufacturing Industry
Box 3 Folder 3
1936
The Carpet and Rug Manufacturing Industry
Box 3 Folder 4
1936
The Cement Industry
Box 3 Folder 5
1935
The Cleaning and Dyeing Trade
Box 3 Folder 6
1936
The Coffee Industry
Box 3 Folder 7
1935
The Copper and Brass Mill Products Industry
Box 3 Folder 8
1935
The Cotton Textile Industry
Box 3 Folder 9
1935
The Electrical Manufacturing Industry
Box 3 Folder 10
1935
Fertilizer Industry
Box 3 Folder 11
1936
The Glass Container Industry
Box 3 Folder 12
1935
Ice Industry
Box 3 Folder 13
1935
The Knitted Outerwear Industry
Box 3 Folder 14
1935
Paint, Varnish, and Lacquer Manufacturing Industry
Box 3 Folder 15
1936
The Plumbing Fixtures Industry
Box 3 Folder 16
1935
Rayon and Synthetic Yarn Producing Industry
Box 3 Folder 17
1936
The Salt Producing Industry
Box 3 Folder 18
1935
The Funeral Supply Industry
Box 3 Folder 19
1936
History of the Compliance Division
Box 3 Folder 20
1935
History of the Review Division
Box 3 Folder 21
1936
History of the Code of Fair Competition for the Shipbuilding and Ship repairing Industry
Box 3 Folder 22
1936
History of the Code of Fair Competition for the Ladies Handbag Industry
Box 3 Folder 23
1936
Legal Aspects of Price Control
Box 3 Folder 24
1936
The So-called Model Code: Its Development and Modification
Box 3 Folder 25
1936
An Analysis of the PRA Census
Box 3 Folder 26
1936
Legal Aspects of Labor Problems-- Minimum Wages
Box 3 Folder 27
1936
Report of the Committee on the Economic and Social Implications of the Company Store and Scrip System
Box 3 Folder 28
1936
A Case in Code Authority Information Gathering
Box 3 Folder 29
1936
Report of the Commission for the Coat and Suit Industry
Box 3 Folder 30
1935
Report on the Operation of the National Industrial Recovery Act
Box 3 Folder 31
1935
Hours, Wages and Employment Under the Codes
Box 3 Folder 32
1935
Prices and Price Provisions in Codes
Box 3 Folder 33
1935
Tabulation of Labor Provisions in Codes Approved by August 8, 1934
Box 3 Folder 34
1937
NRA Report of the President's Committee of Industrial Analysis
Box 3 Folder 35
1935
Bureau of the Census: By Divisions and States
Box 3 Folder 36
1941
WWI: Chronology of Important Events
Box 3 Folder 37
1936
Report on the Study of Natural Areas of Trade in the U.S.
Box 3 Folder 38
1935
Study of Regularization of Employment and Improvement of Labor Conditions in the Automobile Industry
Box 3 Folder 39
1936
Price Filing Under NRA Codes
Box 4 Folder 1
1935
Resale Price Maintenance Legislation in the United States
Box 4 Folder 2
1936
Restriction of Retail Price Cutting With Emphasis on the Drug Industry
Box 4 Folder 3
1936
Trade-Practice Conference Rules of the FTC
Box 4 Folder 4
1936
Wage Differentials in the Cap and Cloth Hat Industry
Box 4 Folder 5
1936
Data on Average Weekly and Average Hourly Earnings in Selected Manufacturing Industries, 1933-1935
Box 4 Folder 6
1935
Employment, Payroll, Hours and Wages in 115 Selected Code Industries, 1933-1935
Box 4 Folder 7
1936
Wages and Hours in the Fur Manufacturing Industry
Box 4 Folder 8
1936
NRA Policies, Standards and Code Provisions on Basic Weekly Hours of Work
Box 4 Folder 9
1936
Migration of Selected Industries as Influenced by Area Wage Differentials in the Codes of Fair Competition
Box 4 Folder 10
1936
Safety and Health Work Under NRA
Box 4 Folder 11
1936
Child Labor Control Under NRA
Box 4 Folder 12
1936
Agreement Under Section 4(a) and 7(b) of the NIRA
Box 4 Folder 13
1936
The Basic Code (Administrative Order No. X-61)
Box 4 Folder 14
1936
Code Compliance Activities of the National Recovery Administration
Box 4 Folder 15
1936
The Code Making Program of the NRA in the Territories
Box 4 Folder 16
1935
Policy Statements Concerning Code Provisions and Related Subjects
Box 4 Folder 17
1936
The Content of NIRA Administrative Legislation
Box 4 Folder 18
1936
NRA Insignia
Box 4 Folder 19
1936
The President's Reemployment Agreement
Box 4 Folder 20
1936
The Prison Labor Problem Under NRA Administration and The Prison Compact
Box 4 Folder 21
1936
Problem of Administration
Box 4 Folder 22
1936
Relationship of NRA to Government Contracts
Box 4 Folder 23
1936
The Work of the Division Review
Box 4 Folder 24
1936
Sheltered Workshops Under NRA
Box 4 Folder 25