The purpose of this bibliography is to provide the reader with a guide for pursuing any further interest he/she may have in Rexford Tugwell. It is not intended to be a complete listing of everything Tugwell ever wrote nor is it designed to provide a detailed account of secondary literature available on either Tugwell or the New Deal. It does, however, give the specific citations to books and/or articles Tugwell mentioned in the diary as well as additional selective works which should prove helpful in understanding his thinking in the 1920s and 1930s.
For those interested in works that have been done on Tugwell, the most recent and the only complete study covering his entire life is Michael V. Namorato, Rexford G. Tugwell: A Biography ( New York: Praeger, 1988).
The personal papers of Rexford Tugwell are deposited at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, New York. The collection is rather large, comprising 114 boxes and 9 scrapbooks. The diary represents a major part of the collection, consisting of the original entries, Tugwell's revisions, and substantial newspaper and miscellaneous inserts. In addition to the papers at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, there are some materials in Washington, D.C. at the National Archives, specifically in governmental agency collections such as the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Recovery Administration, and the Resettlement Administration. Tugwell also was interviewed for the Columbia Oral History Project in New York. The transcript for this interview is available on microfiche.
A more easily accessible source on Tugwell are the autobiographies which he wrote and published throughout his life. While many of Tugwell's writings contained information about his activities at