Dwight Fay Rettie worked for and managed a variety of Federal government agencies from 1955 to 1986. The Papers contain documents pertaining to Rettie's work for various government agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management. The materials include policy papers, subject files, meeting minutes, speeches, and correspondence. Also included are personal correspondence, writings, and publication materials.
Sidney Shalett (1911-1965) was a freelance writer who also worked for the Chattanooga Times and the New York Times, and in 1947 became a Washington, D.C. correspondent for American Magazine. The collection contains manuscripts written by Shalett and with other collaborators, subject files, interviews with the Roosevelt family, correspondence, biographical material, photographs, and miscellaneous material.