Nora M. Lynch papers, 1878-2009 (bulk 1926-2002).
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The Girl Scouts were founded by Juliette Gordon Low on March 12, 1912 when Low organized the first Girl Guide troop meeting of 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia; by the next year they became the Girl Scouts of the United States. By the 1920s troops were forming overseas as well.Girls earn badges in all levels. Beginning with Lou Henry Hoover, the incumbent First Lady has served as the Honorary President of the Girl Scouts....
In 1989 Varian Associates established an oral history project. The primary objective of the project was to document the management philosophies that shaped the Varian organization and to provide insights into how those philosophies contributed to the company's evolution. The secondary objective was to record how the company's principal product lines evolved and their significance. The first phase of the project focused on the period prior to the formation of Varian Associates throught 1969. The ...
Nora May Lynch was born November 13, 1926. A fourth-generation Californian, she grew up on a farm in San Luis Obispo County during the Depression. As an adult, she worked extensively with the Girl Scouts on both the local and national levels. In 1970, she began working for Varian Associates, where she was instrumental in implementing new policies promoting workforce diversity and supporting employees with disabilities. After her retirement in 1989, she served as a volunteer ranger at Shoreline P...