Meyer Lissner Papers , 1903-1923 (inclusive), 1910-1920 (bulk)

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Meyer Lissner Papers, 1903-1923 (inclusive), 1910-1920 (bulk)

Meyer Lissner Papers , 1903-1923 (inclusive), 1910-1920 (bulk)

Correspondence, legal and financial papers, photographs, clippings and miscellaneous printed material including circulars, new releases, speeches, and political hand bills. The papers are predominantly political with particular emphasis on the non-partisan reform movement in Los Angeles beginning about 1906, the organization of the Lincoln-Roosevelt Republican League (1907), and the Progressive movement especially in California through Hiram Johnson's presidential campaign (1920).

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