Papers of Clara Mortensen Beyer

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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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United States. Dept. of Labor.

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Breckinridge, Sophonisba P. (Sophonisba Preston), 1866-1948

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Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (April 1, 1866 – July 30, 1948) was an American activist, Progressive Era social reformer, social scientist and innovator in higher education. She was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in political science and economics then the J.D. at the University of Chicago, and she was the first woman to pass the Kentucky bar. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent her as a delegate to the 7th Pan-American Conference in Uruguay, making her the first woman to represent t...

Eliot, Martha M. (Martha May), 1891-1978

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Martha May Eliot (April 7, 1891 – February 14, 1978), was a foremost pediatrician and specialist in public health, an assistant director for WHO, and an architect of New Deal and postwar programs for maternal and child health. Her first important research, community studies of rickets in New Haven, Connecticut, and Puerto Rico, explored issues at the heart of social medicine. Together with Edwards A. Park, her research established that public health measures (dietary supplementation with vitamin...

Coit, Eleanor Gwinnell, 1894-1976

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Eleanor Gwinnell Coit, labor education expert, was the daughter of Emma Gwinnell and Henry Coit, M.D., and was born in Newark, N.J., on May 6, 1894. She received an A.B. (1916) from Smith College and an A.M. (1919) from Columbia University. Coit was Industrial Secretary of the New Jersey branches of the Young Women's Christian Association at Newark (1916-1917), and Orange (1917-1919), General Secretary at Bayonne (1919-1921), and Industrial Secretary of the YWCA at...

Miller, Helen Hill, 1899-1996

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Helen Hill Miller, economist and writer, daughter of Russell Day and Lucia (Elliott) Hill was born in Lake Forest, Illinois. She received her A.B. from Bryn Mawr in 1921, Diploma in Economics and Political Science from Oxford in 1922 and Ph.D from the University of Chicago in 1928. She married Francis Pickens Miller in 1927. For three summers (1921, 1923, 1926) she tutored at the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry and from 1927-1930 she travelled and studied in E...

Lenroot, Katharine F. (Katharine Frederica), 1891-1982

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Katharine F. Lenroot, child welfare leader and the third Chief of the United States Children's Bureau (1934-1951) was born in Superior, Wisconsin on March 8, 1891 to Irvin Luther and Clara C. Lenroot. From early on, her father's political career made Lenroot aware of social and political issues. Admitted to the bar in 1898, Irvine was elected to the Wisconsin state legislature in 1901. After his service in Wisconsin until 1907, he was elected to the national House of Repre...

Smith, Hilda Worthington, 1888-1984

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Hilda Worthington Smith (June 19, 1888 – March 3, 1984) was an American labor educator, social worker, and poet. She is best known for her roles as first Director of the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry and as a co-founder of the Affiliated Schools for Workers (later known as the American Labor Education Service), though she also had a long career in government service supporting education for underserved groups including women, labor workers, African-Americans and the elder...

Miller, Frieda Segelke, 1889-1973

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Frieda Segelke Miller, labor administrator and official, was born at La Crosse, Wisconsin, on April 16, 1889. Her parents, James Gordon, a lawyer, and Erna Segelke, died when Miller was small, leaving Frieda and her younger sister Elsie to be reared by their grandmother, Augusta (Mrs. Charles) Segelke of La Crosse. Miller received her BA from Milwaukee-Downer College (later Lawrence University), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1911; she then spent four years doing graduate work in economics, sociology,...

Peterson, Esther Eggertsen, 1906-1997

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Esther Peterson was born Esther Eggertsen in Provo, Utah, on December 9, 1906. She was one of six children: Luther ("Bud"), Algie, Thelma, Anna Maria, Esther, and Mark. Her parents, Lars and Annie (Nielsen) Eggertsen , were the children of Danish immigrants who walked across the plains to Utah seeking freedom to worship as Mormons. The Eggertsens were Republicans, but Esther Peterson became an active Democrat, working in the fields of education, labor, women's rights and consumer a...

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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Van Waters, Miriam, 1887-1974

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Miriam Van Waters, penologist, was born October 4, 1887, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, the eldest living child (an older daughter died before Miriam was born) of George Browne (1865-1934) and Maude Vosburg (1866-1948) Van Waters. She had two sisters and two brothers: Ruth Van Waters Burton (1893-1967); Rebecca Van Waters Bartholomew (1898-1974?); George, Jr. (1899-19??); and Ralph (1906-). She graduated in 1904 from St. Helen's Hall in Portland, Oregon, and then attended the Univers...

Strauss, Anna Lord, 1899-1979

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Anna Lord Strauss, civic worker, was born in New York City on September 20, 1899, the daughter of Albert and Lucretia Mott (Lord) Strauss and the maternal great-granddaughter of the abolitionist and woman suffrage leader Lucretia Mott. She was educated in New York City and attended the New York School of Secretaries. In 1918 she became a secretary in the New York office of the Federal Reserve Board. She held several similar positions in state and federal government before joining t...

Beyer, Clara Mortenson, 1892-1990

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Clara Mortenson Beyer was a pioneer in labor economics and workers rights. She worked under Frances Perkins at the United States Department of Labor during the New Deal era, and was instrumental in implementing minimum wage legislation via the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. Clara Mortenson Beyer was born on April 13, 1892 in Lake County, California. She was the sixth child of nine. Her parents were Danish immigrants, Mary Frederickson and Morten Mortenson. Morten Mortenson was a carpenter ...

Dewson, Mary (Molly) Williams, 1874-1962

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From the guide to the Papers, 1893-1962, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute) Mary ("Molly") Williams Dewson (February 18, 1874 - October 21, 1962) was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, to Edward Henry Dewson and Elizabeth Weld (Williams) Dewson. After earning her A.B. degree from Wellesley College (1897), Dewson was hired as secretary of the Domestic Reform Committee of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union in Boston. She left this position in 1900 ...

Douglas, Helen Gahagan, 1900-1980

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Helen Gahagan Douglas (November 25, 1900 – June 28, 1980) was an American actress and politician. Her career included success on Broadway, as a touring opera singer, and the starring role in the 1935 movie She, in which her portrayal of the villain inspired Disney's Evil Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). Born Helen Mary Gahagan in Boonton, New Jersey and raised in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn, New York, she graduated from the prestigious Berkeley School for Girls and at the ...

Kelley, Florence, 1859-1932

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Florence Kelley (A.B., Cornell, 1882) was born in Philadelphia. In 1884 she married Lazare Wischnewetzky; they had three children. In 1891 Kelley divorced him, reclaimed her maiden name, and became a resident of Chicago's Hull-House. In 1892 the Illinois Bureau of Labor Statistics hired her to investigate the "sweating" system in the garment industry and the federal commissioner of labor asked her to participate in a survey of city slums. Illinois Governor John Peter Altgeld later...

Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965

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Frances Perkins (born Fannie Coralie Perkins; April 10, 1880 – May 14, 1965) was an American sociologist and workers-rights advocate who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, the longest serving in that position, and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. As a loyal supporter of her friend, Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), she helped pull the labor movement into the New Deal coalition. She and Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes were the only original members of the Rooseve...

Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady throughout her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office (1933-1945). She was an American politician, diplomat, and activist who later served as a United Nations spokeswoman. A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved–...

Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952

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Lawyer and U.S. secretary of the interior. From the description of Harold L. Ickes papers, 1815-1969 (bulk 1933-1951). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980130 Harold Ickes (1874-1952) was a United States administrator and politician. He served as Secretary of the Interior for 13 years, from 1933 to 1946, the longest tenure of anyone to hold the office, and afterwards he became a syndicated columnist writing on political topics. From the guide to the Harold Ickes ...

United States. Agency for International Development

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On September 4, 1961 the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 vas signed into law. On November 4, 1961 the Agency for International Development was set up in the Department of State to succeed the International Cooperation Administration. The main objective of AID was to combine the various foreign assistance programs into one program which would assist the underdeveloped countries in maintaining their independence by making them self-supporting nations. The Development Loan Fund, created in 1957 was ...

Gildersleeve, Virginia Crocheron, 1877-

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Educator. From the description of Reminiscences of Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve : oral history, 1956. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481372 Dean of Barnard College, 1911-1947. From the description of Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve papers, 1898-1962. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 472459635 Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve served as Dean of Barnard College from 1911-1947. A grad...

United States. National Recovery Administration

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Anderson, Mary, 1872-1964

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Anderson, Director of the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor for 25 years, had emigrated from Sweden at 16. She worked for 18 years as a machine operator in shoe factories, was active in the Boot and Shoe Workers Union, and organized women workers for the National Women's Trade Union League before her appointment as assistant director of the Women in Industry Service in 1918. Anderson became director in 1919 and remained in that position (the Women in Industry Service became the Wome...

Lee, Percy Maxim, 1906-

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Former president, League of Women Voters; interviewee married John Glessner Lee. From the description of Reminiscences of Percy Maxim Lee : oral history, 1973. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309734471 Lee was president of the National League of Women Voters and appointed chairman of the Consumers' Advisory Council by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964. From the description of Papers, 1900-1970 (inclusive). (Harvard University). W...

Hutchinson, Mary Fielding Kalor, 1868-1922

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Member of Kalor family; originally of Portland, Me. From the description of Mary Fielding Kalor Hutchinson memorabilia, undated. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 248055851 ...

Goldmark, Pauline Dorothea,

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Social worker. Born circa 1873, died 1962. From the description of Pauline Dorothea Goldmark family papers, 1865-circa 1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131541 ...

Voteless League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia.

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National Consumers' League

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Organization founded in 1899 to monitor the conditions under which goods were manufactured and distributed. From the description of National Consumers' League records, 1882-1986 (bulk 1920-1950). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981678 The League was founded in 1898 to improve conditions for workers. From the description of Records, 1912-1949 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006759 The National Consumers' League was founded in 18...

International Labour Organisation

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The International Labour Organization was established in Geneva in 1919 at the end of the First World War, during the Peace Conference that convened at Paris and Versailles. Its aim was to promote the welfare of workers. From the description of Collection, 1919-1941, 1998. (Swarthmore College, Peace Collection). WorldCat record id: 70875785 ...

Wald, Lillian D., 1867-1940

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Director of Henry Street Settlement in New York City. Miss Wald retired from active directorship in 1932. From the guide to the Lillian D. Wald Papers, 1895-1936, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Lillian D. Wald (1867-1940), a public health nurse and social worker in New York City on the Lower East Side, was a pioneer in American social work and public health. She founded the Henry Street Settlement and the Visiting Nurse Service of...

Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

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Felix Frankfurter (November 15, 1882 – February 22, 1965) was an American lawyer, professor, and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Frankfurter served on the Supreme Court from 1939 to 1962 and was a noted advocate of judicial restraint in the judgments of the Court. Frankfurter was born in Vienna, Austria, and immigrated to New York City at the age of 12. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Frankfurter worked for Secretary of War Henry ...

Abbott, Grace, 1878-1939

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Edith Abbott was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, in 1876. She received her A.B. from the University of Nebraska in 1901 and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1905. From 1906 to 1908, she continued post-graduate studies in economics and political science at the University of London. In 1908, Edith returned to Chicago and became a resident of Hull House until 1920. Between 1908 and 1920, she served as Associate Director of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy at the...

American Association of University Women

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According to the The American Association of University Women's website, the AAUW is a nationwide network for the advancement of equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. From the guide to the The American Association of University Women, 1937-1994, (Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives) Based in Washington, D.C. From the description of American Association of University Women records, 1935-1955. (Unkno...

Lathrop, Julia Clifford, 1858-1932

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Social worker and reformer, Julia Clifford Lathrop was the first head of the United States Children's Bureau. From the description of Letter, 1926. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007298 ...

Schneiderman, Rose, 1882-1972

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Rose Schneiderman (April 6, 1882 – August 11, 1972) was a Polish-born American socialist and feminist, and one of the most prominent female labor union leaders. As a member of the New York Women's Trade Union League, she drew attention to unsafe workplace conditions, following the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911, and as a suffragist she helped to pass the New York state referendum of 1917 that gave women the right to vote. Schneiderman was also a founding member of the American Civil Li...

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...

Dubinsky, David, 1892-1982

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"Permanent deposit" From the description of International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. David Dubinsky, Memorabilia. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64059271 1892 Born February 22nd in Brest-Litovsk, then in Russia, son of Bezalel and Shaina (Malka) Dobnievsky. Moved to Lodz, where the family operated a bakery. ...

Organization of American States

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Abbott, Edith, 1876-1957

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Edith Abbott received her Ph. D. from the University of Chicago in 1905 and was a resident of Hull House until 1920. She served as Associate Director of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy at the University of Chicago and also served as dean. She died in 1957. Grace Abbott received her Ph. M. from the University of Chicago in 1909 and studied law at the University of Chicago Law School. In 1915 she became the first director of the newly organized Immigrant's Protective League, and in 1...

Raushenbush, Elizabeth Brandeis

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Economist and educator (Radcliffe College, B.A., 1918; University of Wisconsin, M.A., 1924, Ph.D., 1928) Raushenbush was secretary of the Minimum Wage Board in Washington, D.C., a professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, chairman of the Wisconsin Governor's Commission on Migratory Labor, a member of the National Consumers' League, and active in the League of Women Voters. She is the daughter of Louis Dembitz and Alice Goldmark Brandeis. From the description of Papers, 1920-...

Code Authority Organization.

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Herrick, Elinore, 1895-1964.

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Keyserling, Mary Dublin

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Economist; interviewee married Leon Keyserling. From the description of Reminiscences of Mary Keyserling : oral history, 1982. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86158528 Economist; married Leon Keyserling. From the description of Reminiscences of Mary D. Keyserling : oral history, 1977. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122376757 Economist; interviewee married Leon H. Keyserling. ...

Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941

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Louis Brandeis (b. November 13, 1856, Louisville, Kentucky – d. October 5, 1941, Washington D.C.) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from 1916 until 1939. Brandeis was the Court’s 67th justice and its first Jewish-American justice. He was the son of immigrants from Bohemia, who came to Kentucky from Prague, then part of the Austrian Empire. He received his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1877, and before becoming a judge, served as a lawyer at Warren & B...

United Nations. Commission on the Status of Women

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Altmeyer, Arthur J. (Arthur Joseph), 1891-1972

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Administrator. From the description of Reminiscences of Arthur Joseph Altmeyer : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527063 ...

Goldmark, Josephine, 1877-1950

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Josephine Clara Goldmark and Pauline Dorothea Goldmark (1874-1962) were born in Brooklyn, N.Y., two of the eleven children of Regina Wehle and Joseph Goldmark, political refugees from the Revolution of 1848 in Austria. Both sisters graduated from Bryn Mawr, were associated with the National and New York Consumers' Leagues, investigated industrial working conditions particularly for women workers, and were published authors. J. Goldmark researched labor laws on hours of work for her brother-in-la...

Lubin, Carol Riegelman

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Carol Riegelman Lubin was a consultant for a number of social welfare organizations concerned with women, children, housing, and unemployment. She represented the International Federation of Settlements and Neighbourhood Centres at the United Nations, and served on the professional staff of the International Labour Organisation in a variety of positions from 1935 to 1952. From the description of Papers, 1930-1981 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122561970 ...

Thomas, M. Carey (Martha Carey), 1857-1935

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UNDP Asian Pacific Gender Equality Network

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United States. International Cooperation Administration

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