Papers of Clara Mortensen Beyer

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Beyer, Clara M. (Clara Mortenson). Papers of Clara Mortenson Beyer, 1911-1974 (inclusive).

Papers of Clara Mortensen Beyer

1911-1974 (inclusive)

Correspondence, diary, articles, reports, business records, pamphlets, clippings, and photos from her professional and personal life. Printed material concerns her service as consultant on labor and on women in U.S. foreign aid, as well as her work for the Agency for International Development and for the 1974 Percy amendment to the Foreign Assistance Act.

9.17 linear feet ((22 file boxes) plus 1 oversize folder, 1 folio+ folder)

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