Edwards, India

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Political activist.

From the description of Reminiscences of India Edwards : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122598141

Government official and journalist.

From the description of Papers, 1928-1977. (Harry S Truman Library). WorldCat record id: 70943999

Edwards was born in Chicago and worked as a journalist (1918-1942) before becoming active in the women's division of the Democratic Party, where she was executive secretary (1945-1947), associate director (1947-1948), executive director (1948-1950), and vice chair (1950-1956). She was also director of the Washington office of the New York State Dept. of Commerce and president of the Girls' Club of America, Inc.

Dewson was born in Massachusetts and graduated from Wellesley College in 1897. She was the first head of the parole department (1900-1912) of the Massachusetts State Inudstrial School for Girls (Lancaster), and worked for a minimum wage in Massachusetts and later with the National Consumers' League. She also worked for woman suffrage, and with the American Red Cross in France, 1917-1919. Believing she could best further social justice by strengthening women's activities in the Democratic Party, she organized women in the party from 1928 to her resignation as head of the Women's Division in 1936.

From the description of Letters, 1947-1962 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007565

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Sampson, Edith S. (Edith Spurlock), 1901?-1979. Papers, 1927-1979 (inclusive) 1934-1979 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Edwards, India. Reminiscences of India Edwards : oral history, 1978. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1928-1996 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn James P. McGranery and Regina Clark McGranery, 1909-1975, (bulk 1943-1975) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Edwards, India. Papers, 1928-1977. Harry S. Truman Library
referencedIn Ragland, Martha Ragsdale, 1906-1996. Papers, 1926-1996 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1927-1979 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Katie Louchheim Papers, 1906-1991, (bulk 1942-1968) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Beyer, Clara M. (Clara Mortenson). Papers of Clara Mortenson Beyer, 1911-1974 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1850-1974 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Dewson, Molly, 1874-1962. Albums, 1861-1962 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Newman, Pauline. Papers, 1903-1982 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Parisi, Angela R., 1914-1961. Papers, 1940-1961 (inclusive), 1955-1961 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Porter, Julia Gorman, 1897-. Julia Gorman Porter papers, 1906-1987 (bulk 1928-1987). UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Somerville, Nellie Nugent, 1863-1952. Somerville and Howorth family papers, 1850-1983 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, ca. 1967 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn George W. Pray Papers, 1844-1890 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn McGranery, James P. (James Patrick), 1895-1962. James P. McGranery and Regina Clark McGranery papers, 1909-1975 (bulk 1943-1975). Library of Congress
referencedIn Louchheim, Katie, 1903-. Katie Louchheim papers, 1906-1991 (bulk 1942-1968). Library of Congress
referencedIn Simons, Frieda Hennock, 1904-1960. Papers, 1922-1960 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Margaret Bayne Price Papers, 1918-1969, 1947-1968 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Beyer, Clara M. (Clara Mortenson). Additional papers, 1959-1979 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Eugenie Anderson papers., [ca. 1910]-1973. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Schain, Josephine, 1886-1972. Papers, 1907-1960. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Edwards, Herbert Threlkeld, 1900-1977. Papers, 1900-1977 (bulk 1926-1961). University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Papers, 1940-1953 (scattered), 1955-1961 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers, 1900-1980 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers of Frieda S. Miller, 1909-1973 (inclusive), 1929-1967 (bulk) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Miller, Frieda S. Papers, 1909-1973 (inclusive), 1929-1967 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Josephine Schain Papers MS 139., 1907 - 1960 Sophia Smith Collection
creatorOf Anderson, Eugenie M. 1909-1997. Eugenie Anderson papers, ca. 1910-1973. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Papers, ca. 1967 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Edwards, India. Letters, 1947-1962 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1922-1960 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Miller, Emma Guffey, 1874-1970. Papers: Series I-II, 1833-1975 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1833, 1884-1972 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
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associatedWith Anderson, Eugenie M. 1909-1997. person
associatedWith Angela R. Parisi person
associatedWith Beyer, Clara M. (Clara Mortenson) person
associatedWith Democratic National Committee (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Dewson, Molly, 1874-1962. person
associatedWith Douglas, Helen Gahagan, 1900-1980. person
associatedWith Edwards, Herbert Threlkeld, 1900-1977. person
associatedWith Emma (Guffey) Miller, 1874-1970 person
associatedWith Frieda Hennock Simons, 1904-1960 person
associatedWith FRIEDA SEGELKE MILLER, 1889-1973 person
associatedWith Lamson, Peggy. person
correspondedWith Louchheim, Katie, 1903- person
correspondedWith MARTHA (RAGSDALE) RAGLAND, 1906-1996 person
correspondedWith McGranery, James P. (James Patrick), 1895-1962. person
correspondedWith McGranery, Regina Clark, 1907-1975 person
associatedWith Miller, Emma Guffey, 1874-1970. person
associatedWith Miller, Frieda S. person
associatedWith Morris, Gabrielle, person
associatedWith Newman, Pauline. person
associatedWith Parisi, Angela R., 1914-1961. person
associatedWith PAULINE NEWMAN, 1888-1986 person
associatedWith Peggy Lamson person
associatedWith Porter, Julia Gorman, 1897- person
associatedWith Pray, George Washington, 1825-1890 person
associatedWith Price, Margaret Bayne, 1912-1968 person
associatedWith Ragland, Martha Ragsdale, 1906-1996. person
associatedWith Sampson, Edith S. (Edith Spurlock), 1901?-1979. person
correspondedWith Schain, Josephine, 1886-1972 person
associatedWith Simons, Frieda Hennock, 1904-1960. person
associatedWith SOMERVILLE-HOWORTH FAMILY family
associatedWith Somerville, Nellie Nugent, 1863-1952. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. corporateBody
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California
United States
United States
United States
Subject
Friendship
Politics, Practical
New Deal, 1933-1939
Women in public life--Interviews
Women--Political activity
Aging
Occupation
Women public officers--United States
Politicians
Women journalists--United States
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Birth 1885

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