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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
Quantity: 5 folders
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, clippings, photographs, etc., of lawyer Harriet Reid.
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.
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.