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M-133, reel E26; A-68, Series VII

Reid, Harriett. Papers of Harriett Reid in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1920-1942: 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.: M-133, reel E26; A-68, Series VII
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Harriett Reid
Title: Papers of Harriett Reid in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1920-1942
Date(s): 1920-1942
Quantity: 5 folders
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, clippings, photographs, etc., of lawyer Harriet Reid.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 56-121

Processing Information:

Reprocessed: June 1990
By: Kim Brookes, Bert Hartry, Katherine Kraft, Jane Ward

Access Restrictions:

Access. ORIGINALS CLOSED. USE MICROFILM. REQUEST AS: M-133, REEL E26.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Harriett Reid as well as 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:

Harriett Reid Papers in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1920-1942; item description, dates. A-68, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

BIOGRAPHY

Harriett Reid, lawyer in Springfield, Illinois, from 1920 to 1937 served as an arbitrator on the Illinois Industrial Commission, a civil service position dealing with workmen's compensation cases. In 1920 the Illinois State Civil Service Commission had refused to hire Reid because she was a woman; her friend, Catharine Waugh McCulloch, helped her fight the decision and win her appointment.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This series consists mainly of correspondence but also includes clippings, a reminiscence, a statement, a proclamation, and a photograph, all providing information about Harriett Reid, her struggle with the Civil Service Commission, and her work as an arbitrator. It appears that Reid gave Catharine Waugh these papers in the 1940s.

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Additional Index Terms

Arbitrators, Industrial--Illinois
Industrial accidents--Illinois
Sex discrimination against women--Illinois
Dillon, Mary Earhart, collector
Illinois. Industrial Commission (1917- )
McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, 1862-1945

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