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MC 215

Westropp, Lillian Mary, 1884-1968. Papers of Lillian and Clara Westropp, 1922-1968: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: MC 215
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Lillian Mary Westropp, 1884-1968
Title: Papers of Lillian and Clara Westropp, 1922-1968
Date(s): 1922-1968
Quantity: .63 linear feet (1+1/2 file boxes) plus 8 oversize volumes, 1 oversize folder, 1 folio+ folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, articles, minutes, etc., of Lillian Mary Westropp and Clara E. Westropp, sisters and founders of the Women's Savings and Loan Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 1639
The papers of Lillian and Clara Westropp were deposited with the Schlesinger Library in July 1969 by Thomas Westropp, President of The Women's Federal Savings and Loan Association.

Processing Information:

Processed: February 1975
By: Nancy Wagner

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Lillian and Clara Westropp is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Lillian and Clara Westropp Papers, 1922-1968; item description, dates. MC 215, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

Lillian Mary Westropp (1884-1968) and Clara E. Westropp (1886-1965) founded The Women's Savings and Loan Company of Cleveland, Ohio in 1922 to provide a bank run by women for women. Lillian Mary Westropp was president, Olive Joy Wright vice-president and Clara E. Westropp secretary. In 1935 the bank's name was changed to Women's Federal Savings and Loan Association and it continues under this name.
Lillian Mary Westropp was also judge of the municipal court of Cleveland from 1931 to 1959. Clara E. Westropp became president of the bank in 1958. She was also first woman president of the Cuyahoga County Savings and Loan League (1952), and was active in Catholic missionary fund-raising work, for which she was made Catholic Woman of the Year posthumously in 1965.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection consists mainly of scrapbooks containing newsclippings and some photographs and correspondence.

CONTAINER LIST

INDEX

Numbers refer to volumes unless otherwise indicated.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Bankers
Banks and banking--Ohio
Cleveland (Ohio)--Economic conditions
Minutes
Women judges
Catholic Church--Missions
Sheen, Fulton J. (Fulton John), 1895-1979
Westropp, Clara E., 1886-1965
Women's Federal Savings and Loan Association (Cleveland, Ohio)
Women's Savings and Loan Company (Cleveland, Ohio)

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