Papers of Harriett Reid in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1920-1942
Correspondence, clippings, photographs, etc., of lawyer Harriet Reid.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
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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.
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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.
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.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 56-121
Reprocessed: June 1990
By: Kim Brookes, Bert Hartry, Katherine Kraft, Jane Ward
- Reid, Harriett. Papers of Harriett Reid in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1920-1942: A Finding Aid
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