Skip to main content
COLLECTION Identifier: MC 257

Papers of Angela R. Parisi, 1940-1953 (scattered), 1955-1961

Overview

Correspondence, speeches, clippings, etc., of Angela R. Parisi, lawyer and government official.

Dates

  • 1940-1953
  • Majority of material found within 1955-1961

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Angela R. Parisi as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

2.29 linear feet ((5+1/2 file boxes) plus 2 folio+ folders)
The bulk of the Angela R. Parisi papers pertains to her chairmanship of the New York State Workmen's Compensation Board, 1955-1961, most of it correspondence but also including speeches, newsclippings, news releases, and photographs. Other correspondence pertains to Parisi's presidency of the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association and her membership in various social, political and charitable organizations. There are no papers of her early childhood or family life and almost none of her professional activities prior to 1955.

BIOGRAPHY

Angela R. Parisi, government official and lawyer, was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 23, 1914, the daughter of Salvatore and Mary E. (Somma) Parisi. After attending St. Agnes Seminary, Brooklyn, and St. John's College (1933-1936), Parisi received her law degree from Brooklyn Law School (1939). Admitted to the New York Bar in 1941, she practiced privately and taught at Marymount College and the adult education division of Brooklyn College. She also served as assistant corporation counsel for the City of New York (1946-1954). In 1955 Governor Averell Harriman appointed Parisi chairman of the New York State Workmen's Compensation Board, a post she held until her death. She was a member of many political and social organizations and served as vice-chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee (1949-1955) and president of the Brooklyn Women's Bar Association (1956-1958). In private life Angela R. Parisi was married to Leo Louison (December 31, 1944) and had two sons: Neil David and James Phillip. She died on March 20, 1961.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 1097, 1122, 1147

The papers of Angela R. Parisi were given to the Schlesinger Library by her mother, Mrs. Salvatore Parisi, in December 1966 and January and March 1967.

SEPARATION RECORD

The following papers were sent to the New York State Archives, Albany, New York:
  1. Press releases from the office of Governor Harriman, December 1957-December 1958.
  2. State University Newsletter, 1958 (scattered issues).
  3. Duplicate photographs.

CONTAINER LIST

  1. Box 1: 1-30
  2. Box 2: 31-52
  3. Box 3: 53-73
  4. Box 4: 74-90
  5. Box 5: 91-114
  6. Box 6: 115-124
INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS A selective index of writers and recipients of letters. Information about individuals is not indexed; nor are subjects. Also correspondence re engagements attended/not attended (Folders 65-90) is not indexed. The number refers to folder number.
INDEX OF CORRESPONDENTS
  1. Clark, Tom C. - 5, 6
  2. Cohen, Maxine Duberstein - see Duberstein
  3. DeGeorge, Lucille - 2, 3, 6-9
  4. Dinerstein, Mildred B. Lesser - 23-25, 27, 31, 35 (For letters signed Mildred B. Lesser see folders 23-28, 32, 34, 36, 37)
  5. Donaldson, Dorothea - 49
  6. Donlon, Mary - 49
  7. Duberstein, Maxine K. - 23, 32, 33, 35, 38
  8. Edwards, India - 2
  9. French, Eleanor Clark - 5, 14
  10. Gutman, Daniel - 10-12, 31, 34, 36, 46, 47, 51-53, 55
  11. Harriman, Averell - 2, 31, 33, 35, 36, 46-48, 50-52, 56, 97
  12. Harris, Jeannette H. - 46
  13. Jensen, Elsie - 26, 48, 52
  14. Kelly, Edna F. - 45, 50
  15. Kenyon, Dorothy - 25
  16. Kross, Anna M. - 27
  17. Lesser, Mildred B. - see Dinerstein
  18. Lieberman, Al - 45, 47, 48, 51-53, 55, 57, 93, 95, 97
  19. Littenberg, Sylvia - 45, 93, 94, 99
  20. Louchheim, Katie - 1, 12
  21. Miller, Frieda - 31
  22. Moynihan, Daniel P. - 48, 50, 54-56, 60, 61
  23. Murin, Leo - 45-48, 61, 93, 100
  24. Perkins, Frances - 7
  25. Pike, James A. - 3, 5, 6, 8
  26. Prendergast, Michael H. - 6, 10, 12, 14, 48, 50, 54, 56, 57, 59
  27. Wagner, Robert F. - 24, 31-34
  28. Wagner, Susan - 2
  29. Warters, Ruth - 31, 32
  30. Weeden, Willis M. - 47, 48, 50, 56

Processing Information

Processed: January 1978

By: Madeleine Bagwell Perez
Link to catalog
Title
Parisi, Angela R., 1914-1961. Papers of Angela R. Parisi, 1940-1961 (inclusive), 1955-1961 (bulk): A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Sponsor
The collection was processed under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (RC-24669-76-987).
EAD ID
sch00845

Repository Details

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.

Contact:
3 James St.
Cambridge MA 02138 USA
(617) 495-8647