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COLLECTION Identifier: M-133, reel E26; A-68, Series VII

Papers of Harriett Reid in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1920-1942

Overview

Correspondence, clippings, photographs, etc., of lawyer Harriet Reid.

Dates

  • 1920-1942

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. ORIGINALS CLOSED. USE MICROFILM. REQUEST AS: M-133, REEL E26.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Harriett Reid 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

5 folders
This series consists mainly of correspondence but also includes clippings, a reminiscence, a statement, a proclamation, and a photograph, all providing information about Harriett Reid, her struggle with the Civil Service Commission, and her work as an arbitrator. It appears that Reid gave Catharine Waugh these papers in the 1940s.

BIOGRAPHY

Harriett Reid, lawyer in Springfield, Illinois, from 1920 to 1937 served as an arbitrator on the Illinois Industrial Commission, a civil service position dealing with workmen's compensation cases. In 1920 the Illinois State Civil Service Commission had refused to hire Reid because she was a woman; her friend, Catharine Waugh McCulloch, helped her fight the decision and win her appointment.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 56-121

Processing Information

Reprocessed: June 1990

By: Kim Brookes, Bert Hartry, Katherine Kraft, Jane Ward
Link to catalog
Title
Reid, Harriett. Papers of Harriett Reid in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1920-1942: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch00999

Repository Details

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