Papers of Dorothy McCullough Lee, 1905-1963 (inclusive), 1928-1963 (bulk)
- Majority of material found within 1928-1963
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Use
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
3.96 linear feet ((9 + 1/2 boxes) plus 1 folio folder)
Lee was first elected to office in 1928. She served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1929 to 1931 and in the State Senate from 1932 to 1943. As a legislator she sponsored numerous social welfare bills. In August 1943 she resigned from the Senate to become Commissioner of Public Utilities for the City of Portland. In May 1948, while still serving as Commissioner, she was elected Mayor of Portland; she was Mayor from January 1, 1949 to December 31, 1952, but was defeated in the campaign for a second term.
In January 1953, Lee went to Germany as Consultant on Women's Affairs for the Department of State. On August 7, 1953, President Eisenhower appointed her a member of the United States Board of Parole and on September 4, 1956, a member of the Subversive Activities Control Board; she became Chairman of this Board on January 2, 1957, and resigned in August 1962 to resume the practice of law in Portland and to serve as lecturer in political science at Portland State College and the University of Portland.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Dorothy McCullough Lee were deposited with the Schlesinger Library by Dorothy McCullough Lee in November 1976.
- Box 1: 1-14
- Box 2: 15-30
- Box 3: 31-49
- Box 4: 50-69
- Box 5: 70-89
- Box 6: 90-109
- Box 7: 110-131
- Box 8: 132-148
- Box 9: 149-162
- Box 10: 163-170
By: Neil McElroy
- Lee, Dorothy McCullough, 1901-1981. Papers of Dorothy McCullough Lee, 1905-1963 (inclusive), 1928-1963 (bulk): A Finding Aid
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- EAD ID
Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository
The preeminent research library on the history of women in the United States, the Schlesinger Library documents women's lives from the past and present for the future.
3 James St.
Cambridge MA 02138 USA