This collection consists of research notes and materials that Professor Michael Engh, S.J., then of the Department of History,
Loyola Marymount University, compiled for a proposed biography of Mary Julia Workman (1871-1964), a Roman Catholic social
activist and member of a prominent Los Angeles family.
The parents of Mary Julia Workman, William and Maria (promient Los Angelenos in own their own right), had seven children;
of these Mary Julia Workman, born in 1871, was a star whose activities form an important part of this research collection.
William was Protestant, but the Roman Catholic faith of her mother, Maria, predominated; consequently, Mary Workman received
a Catholic education, graduating in 1890 from the Convent of the Sacred Heart of Mary and Jesus, in Oakland. In 1902 she completed
studies in kindergarten teaching, at the State Normal School in Los Angeles; Workman would teach in the city's public schools
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