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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Index
  • Additional Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frances Noel Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1900-1960
    Collection number: 814
    Creator: Noel, Frances
    Extent: 11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Frances Noel was born in Saxony, near the Bohemian border in 1873. She left home to travel the world in 1893 but finally settled in Los Angeles after marrying Primrose D. Noel in 1904. She played a very active role in the labor and women's movements in Los Angeles, California. The collection consists of correspondence, organizational materials, papers, pamphlets, clippings, and printed material reflecting her participation in causes for organized labor, birth control, women's suffrage, and environmental conservation. Significant correspondents include Alice Stone Blackwell, Carrie Chapman Catt, Samuel Gompers, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Katherine Philips Edson, John Francis Neylan, and Margaret Sanger.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Frances Noel Papers (Collection 814). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Frances Noel was born in Saxony, near the Bohemian border, 1873; left home to travel the world, 1893; married Primrose D. Noel and settled in Los Angeles, 1904; vice president, Women's Union Label League, California, 1910, and president, 1914; president, Wage Earner's Suffrage League, 1911; struggled to establish recreational camp for working women, Camp Aliso, 1918; chaired the Conference of Union Women of Southern California, 1921; established Women's Annex, Los Angeles Labor Union Temple, 1922; president, Los Angeles Chapter of the American Birth Control League, 1926; appointed to Executive Board of the Central Labor Council in California, fighting for minimum wage laws and eight hour working days; fought to preserve the Arroyo Seco area in Pasadena, California, 1920s; fought for public transportation improvements; date and circumstances of death unknown.

    Biographical Narrative

    At an early age, Frances Noel expressed the independent nature and pioneering spirit which were to characterize her struggles and lead to her achievements for the causes of labor and women's rights. Born in Saxony, near the Bohemian border in 1873, she left home at age 20 to see the world. Working variously as a governess, kindergarten teacher and waitress, she travelled to New York, Chicago and Denver where the early fight for woman suffrage in Colorado left a strong impression upon her. Travels also took her to California where, deeply interested in the principles of socialism, she attended meetings of the Socialist Party in Los Angeles and San Francisco in the late 1890s. During several subsequent trips back to the eastern United States and Europe, she continued to make important contacts with other socialist groups and leaders.
    In 1904 she returned to Los Angeles to marry Primrose (Primm) D. Noel who became a noted columnist for labor news publications and an active member of the American Civil Liberties Union until his death in 1943. At one point, Primrose D. Noel's career was associated with banking, and was abruptly interrupted due to his wife's socialist activities. He was fired and became an insurance broker, a business taken over by Frances after his death.
    As a result of her own office workers union membership and a large and growing concern for the interests of working people, Frances Noel became vice president of the Women's Union Label League in California in 1910, and was in 1914, president of the Women's Trade Union League in Los Angeles. As a proponent of the rights of women workers, she joined the Woman Suffrage Movement and became president of the Wage Earner's Suffrage League in 1911. And as a proponent of their welfare in the fullest sense of the word, she struggled to establish a recreational camp for working women, Camp Aliso, in the San Dimas Canyon, California in 1918.
    Eventually, counterproductive political conflicts, which were brewing in the Social Party over alliances with labor, led to Frances Noel's separation from the Socialist Movement. However, in spite of this, and other kinds of factional disputes within the Women's Movement, her career continued to reflect a commitment to the well-being of all working people. She was instrumental in promoting numerous meetings and organizations, effectively unifying people in common cause. Notably, she organized and chaired the Conference of Union Women of Southern California in 1921, and was largely responsible for establishing the Women's Annex to the Los Angeles Labor Union Temple in 1922.
    By contributing to the Women's City Club of Los Angeles, she developed the alliance of many women's groups in addition to those which were labor-oriented, and her involvement with the Birth Control Movement was vital. In 1926, she was president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Birth Control League which also administered the health-oriented Mother's Clinic.
    Frances Noel's impact as a social reformer was not limited by the concerns of women alone. Expressions of confidence in her were made on the part of many men as she was appointed to a number of forceful organizations, such as the Executive Board of the Central Labor Council in California. There, she was active in legislative concerns, and contributed to creation of the Humane Legislation League in 1911 which fought for minimum wage law and eight hour working days. In varying capacities, she participated in the Los Angeles Industrial Commission, and in 1916 became an active member of California's Social Insurance Commission, concerned with health, unemployment, maternal and retirement plans.
    Mrs. Noel's dedication to principles of human welfare was localized within her community as well as expanded to the natural environment. She was a member of the City Council in Los Angeles in 1913 and a committee member associated with the City Planning Commission. Her work to preserve the Arroyo Seco area near her home in Pasadena, California, in the 1920s, was highly commended. She pursued issues pertaining to public ownership of utilities in the Municipal Light and Power Defense League, and became an ardent conservationist in her later years, belonging to such organizations as the Sierra Club and the Save the Redwoods League.
    Frances Noel's dedication to public welfare continued to the last years of her life. It was well past her eighieth year when she was organizing her community in Highland Park, California to fight for safer access to public transportation. And, indeed, the Marmion Way bus stop was improved in 1957. The date and circumstances of her death are unknown at this time. It is fitting, though, that the last dated items of correspondence in the Frances Noel Collection pertain to the activities of organizations which are now taken for granted as foundations for the rights of working women.
    [Compiled from papers of the Frances Noel Collection (814) and her recollections taped in an interview, 1952 (Collection 100 box 98)]

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, organizational materials, papers, pamphlets, clippings, and printed material relating to Frances Noel's interest in the labor and women's movements in Los Angeles, California. Materials reflect her participation in causes for organized labor, birth control, women's suffrage, and environmental conservation. Collection arranged by subject and organizations, with correspondence separated and arranged chronologically. Significant correspondents include Alice Stone Blackwell, Carrie Chapman Catt, Samuel Gompers, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Katherine Philips Edson, John Francis Neylan, and Margaret Sanger.

    Expanded Scope and Content

    The papers and other printed material comprising the Frances Noel Collection, ca. 1910-1960, 11 boxes, pertain almost entirely to the many organizations in which she participated or with which she dealt in the multifaceted cause for organized labor in Los Angeles in the first half of the century. A vital interaction with the Women's Movement up to the 1930s is also represented by important materials pertaining to suffrage and birth control organizations. Mrs. Noel's interests also extended to human and environmental welfare, illustrated by the materials on social insurance in the 1920s and conservation activities later in her life. Many newspaper clippings depict the people and events of the times, particularly those of her husband's (Primrose D. Noel) labor press columns. And in addition, a particularly rich resource occurs in her correspondence which includes a few letters exchanged with other notable women such as Margaret Sanger, Katherine Phillips Edson and Mother Jones. Of particular interest is an interview taped with Mrs. Noel in 1952, also available in the Department of Special Collections, UCLA. (Collection 100, box 98)

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. The women's movement (Boxes 1-2).
    2. Labor organizations, conferences, and concerns (Boxes 3-5).
    3. Labor, women, political concerns, Primrose D. Noel and the Labor Press (Boxes 6-8).
    4. Municipal, environmental, and miscellaneous concerns (Box 9).
    5. Correspondence and personal ephemera (Boxes 10-11).
    6. Southern California Labor Press (Box 12).
    7. Los Angeles Times disaster of 1910 (Box 12).

    Arrangement

    To accurately reflect the goals and development of her many activities, the Frances Noel Collection is arranged primarily according to organizational bodies at the series level. The sequence of organizations reflects a very general chronology, or progressively related issues where the time frame has been obscured by overlapping activites in her life. Groups of administratively related organizations are arranged first by general materials or the national level of organization, progressing to local concerns, followed by specific issues or people, then to miscellaneous materials on the topic.
    Within a given folder, papers have been arranged chronologically wherever practicable, as in the case of minutes or proceedings. Clippings are usually placed in separate folders to promote conservation and, in some instances, they are subdivided by personal or organizational subject matter.
    The incoming and outgoing correspondence has been separated and arranged chronologically. Dates have been ascertained for originally undated items and marked in pencil. When specific dates were not determined, items are placed at the beginning of the applicable year or month. Mrs. Noel's correspondence reflects her pervasive involvement with labor and women's groups, therefore it is necessary to consult her letters for material relevant to the organizations represented elsewhere in the collection. This is particularly true in the case of her outgoing correspondence which has not been analyzed in the index.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Noel, Frances--Archives.
    League of Women Voters of California.
    Civic improvement--California--Los Angeles.
    Birth control--California.
    Women--Suffrage--California.
    Women in the labor movement--California.
    Labor laws and legislation--California.

    Index

    A personal name and an organization name index have been created to provide further guidance to the collection. They are not comprehensive. Notably, the addressees of Frances Noel's Outgoing Correspondence have not been listed in either index. References given by date pertain to Incoming Correspondence unless otherwise indicated. References to folders are sometimes given even if one item pertains to that person or organization only. In most cases, regarding headings for organizations, the location is stated at the end of the name, rather than at the beginning. ( Women's Health Center Assn., Los Angeles, not Los Angeles Women's Health Center Assn.). Individual trade unions have been listed together under the heading Trade Unions in the organization index.

    PERSONAL NAME INDEX

    Allan, Robert M. April 11, 1922
    Allen, S.W. November 29, 1921
    Altchuler, Lydia April 15, 1930
    Anderson, W.H. April 14, 1937
    Andrews, Gertrude Nelson January 30, 1927
    Arsdale, Henry van February 21, 1918
    Baldwin, Anita M. March 4, 1916
    Banta, Leona M. various dates: October-December 1910; January-April, June, September 1911
    Barry, Harriet H. September 13, 1915
    Barry, Helen September 25, 1918
    Bell, George L. October 19, 1915; September 11, 1918
    Bennett, C.M. Box 4 Folder 18
    Bent, Charles E. April 28, 1922
    Bixby, Fanny April 15, 1916
    Blackwell, Alice Stone Box 1 Folders 1, 3
    Blaney, Charles D. March 23, 1916
    Booth, W. H. March 24, 1916
    Boyd, Lelia Trundle and Homer April 9, 1956
    Brainerd, H.G. July 15, 1926
    Bremmer, Edna August 6, 1952; July 2, 1954; July 7, 1954; June 12, 1957; November 23, 1957
    Bryant, Carrie Parsons May 2, 1929
    Burns, George G. June 14, 1922
    Bush, Alfred July 3, 1919
    Buskirk, Guy van January 5, 1928
    Butler, L.W. June 13, 1912
    Butler, Sidney A. April 19, 1916
    Campbell, Kemper B. October 28, 1914
    Carr, Gloria W. 1917
    Catt, Carrie Chapman Box 1 Folder 13
    Champlin, Bertha September 22, 1921
    Charlton, R.H. December 16, 1922
    Clark, William L. July 15, 1918; July 30, 1918; Box 5 Folder 11
    Coffin, Lillian Harris September 1909
    Cooley, Norma April 1939
    Cornell, Charles T. March 26, 1917
    Corwin, Della owell January 6, 1932
    Craig, Mrs. R.L. September 27, 1918
    Crellar, Mrs. A.W. October 25, 1921
    Davis, Ruth January 15, 1938
    Deeds, Elsie April 17, 1911
    Dennett, Mary Ware Box 2 Folder 7
    (Dial), Hilda September 4, 1918
    Doheny, Mrs. March 1, 1916
    Dorris, Grace September 16, 1922; January 29, 1923; February 18, 1923; Box 6 Folder 13
    Downey, Sheridan May 29, 1942
    Downing, Agnes H. November 15, 1923; June 27, 1935; Box 6 Folder 11
    Drake, Francis October 27, 1922
    Drew, Walter 1913
    Drexel, Violet November 12, 1962
    Drury, Newton B. March 8, 1928
    Edson, Katherine Philips 1915; September 26, 1917; November 6, 1922; Box 1 Folder 6; Box 5 Folder 12; Box 6 Folder 12
    Eliot, Thomas D. Box 2 Folder 12
    Ely, Frederick W. June 7, 1923
    Engle, Mary C. July 14, 1912
    Essick, Newman June 19, 1916; August 25, 1916; September 29, 1916
    Felton, Katherine C. December 29, 1914; January 4, 1915; April 9, 1915; September 23, 1915; October 5, 1915; October 20, 1915; January 3, 1916
    Feningston, Barbara May 21, 1928
    Findlay, Bruce May 29, 1908
    Fink, Grove J. February 25, 1915; March 3, 1916
    Fitch, O.B. July 13, 1921
    Flint, F.W. March 16, 1916
    Franklin, S.M. December 3, 1914; May 22, 1915
    Freiley, Maude E. August 30, 1921; September 24, 1921; November 21, 1921; November 22, 1921
    French, Will J. February 9, 1915; September 25, 1922; October 4, 1922; March 12, 1918
    Frey, John P. January 12, 1916; April 10, 1916
    Frost, Freda E. June 3, 1929
    Fuller, Zoe B. April 11, 1919
    Gallert, Myra P. April 29, 1926; June 29, 1926
    Gartz, Kate Crane Box 7 Folder 8
    George, Carrie E. January 13, 1928
    Gibson, John S. May 9, 1956
    Gibson, Mary S. 1918
    Gilman, Charlotte Perkins Box 1 Folder 15
    Gompers, Samuel W. Box 3 Folder 4. August 7, 1915; September-October 1915; Box 4 Folder 3; Box 4 Folder 9; Box 6 Folder 6
    Graves, Niram A. July 7, 1919
    Griffith, Van M. August 5, 1943
    Grimes, Barbara Nachtrieb 1916; March 15, 1916; August 1, 1917; September 17, 1918
    Gross, Mrs. H.O. May 31, 1922; June 15, 1922
    Gunnison, Charles October 1914
    Hagan, Sarah S. September 28, 1922
    Hail, Mrs. J.D. (?) September 23, 1922
    Hanau, Stella December 24, 1928
    Hared, Este e E. May 10, 1922; August 24, 1922
    Hattie May 22, 1922
    Haynes, Dora May 9, 1922
    Haynes, Dr. John R. Box 9 Folder 3
    Henry, Alice December 13, 1912; January 16, 1913; Box 6 Folder 13
    Herriot, Paul January 10, 1916
    Hicks, Tululoo October 24, 1916
    Hodges, C.S. August 19, 1911
    Hoffman, Beatrice March 1, 1916
    Holland, John C. August 15, 1949; September 26, 1956
    Holmes, E.A. August 30, 1922
    Hornbeck, Charles February 19, 1914; July 10, 1914; August 19, 1914; December 23, 1914
    Houck, Daisy July 15, 1916
    Houser, Sara Wilde August 18, 1930
    How, Herminia April 22, 1911
    Hural, Fania 1926
    Huse, P.B.P. March 2, 1927; April 4, 1927; April 29, 1927
    Jackman, Mrs. J.P. January 24, 1923
    Johnson, Hiram February 12, 1917; Box 5 Folder 1
    Johnson, Jeanette September 28, 1921; October 24, 1921; October 29, 1921
    Jones, Eleanor Dwight(Mrs. F. Robertson) May 27, 1929
    Jones, Mother Mary Harris November 23, 1923; Box 6 Folder 12
    Kelly, J.W. March 5, 1922
    Kennedy, Helen T. March 6, 1918
    Kirivin(?), Dora Louise May 19, 1922
    Knight, Helen M. May 14, 1915; May 1, 1916
    Kris (?), Mary Holland October 10, 1922
    Kurt, Irma, Anita and Wolfgang December 15, 1958
    LaRue, Louise July 16, 1911
    Lachuria, Doris November 22, 1922
    Lamb, Charles J. December 20, 1917; December 26, 1917; May 21, 1918
    Lane, Fulton March 31, 1915; June 11, 1915; September 22, 1915
    Langmuir, Charles H. May 17, 1916
    Leach, R.H. September 1916
    Leiserson, William M. May 2, 1918
    Lee, Bing and George K. June 15, 1918
    Lewis, L. Morrow May 10, 1913
    Lim, Shirley Box 11 Folder 4
    Lissner, Meyer February 15, 1916
    Loomis, Grace February 5, 1939
    Lovejoy, Dr. Esther Pohl September 30, 1915
    MacDonald, F.C. September 21, 1922; March 16, 1923
    McCoy, Mrs. R.W. January 1, 1927
    McGaughey September 25, 1911
    Maley, Anna A. Box 7 Folder 2
    Malis, Mrs. Martin W. June 14, 1961
    Manly, Basil M. November 4, 1914
    Martin, Ann July 5, 1929; August 18, 1929; August 30, 1929
    Matlock, Mrs. S. July 2, 1923
    Melnikow, Henry P. October 12, 1922
    Mohler, Charles K. April 14, 1920
    Monroe, Charles April 18, 1916
    Moore, Florence G. April 21, 1916
    Morgan, Miss April 19, 1916
    Mott-Smith, Pose Conrad June 11, 1929
    Moody, George November 24, 1917
    Murphy, Daniel C. Box 5 Folder 3
    Myers, Louis W. April 25, 1916
    Nachtrieb, Barbara See Grimes, Barbara N.
    Neally, E.M. October 18, 1918
    Nestor, Agnes February 4, 1916; February 23, 1916; Box 6 Folder 13
    Newton, Elsie D. June 12, 1934
    Neylan, John Francis January 2, 1915; January 9, 1915; February 25, 1915; October 25, 1915; November 1, 1915; December 4, 1915; December 8, 1915
    Noel, Primrose (Primm) D. April 14, 1920; October 17, 1932; Box 7 Folder 8-12; Box 8 Folder 1-2
    Nolan, Hannah A. 1913
    Nolan, John I. February 14, 1913; Box 1 Folder 8
    Obenaver, Marie L. July 31, 1916
    Orr, Rezin November 10, 1916
    Oxnam, Bromley G. February 15, 1922
    Pankhurst, Sylvia Box 1 Folder 14,16
    Park, Alice January 27, 1913
    Peterson, Mrs. H.B. October 10, 1921
    Peterson, Walter C. May 2, 1956; August 7, 1956
    Pillsbury, A.J. October 2, 1915; October 5, 1915
    Pinkerton, Clarence J. July 7, 1919
    Polo, Kay April 5, 1956
    Prenter, William B. January 25, 1915
    Raitt, C.B. February 9, 1918; November 22, 1921
    Rising, Mrs. L. January 11, 1921; September 21, 1921; October 14, 1921
    Reusse (?), Mrs. E. January 17, 1923
    Robins, Margaret Drier (Mrs. Raymond) July 19, 1915; May 25, 1916; July 24, 1916; October 9, 1916
    Rolph, James Jr. September 23, 1918; October 21, 1918
    Romau, F.W. Box 2 Folder 12
    Roney, F. February 4, 1922
    Rowell, Chester H. September 21, 1918; March 31, 1919; April 17, 1919; Box 5 Folder 1-3
    Rubinow, I.M. January 29, 1917; September 17, 1918; Box 5 Folder 7,8
    Rudd, Donald September 26, 1914
    Rutan, Adelaide November 19, 1921
    Ryland, E.P. October 17, 1932
    Salz, Ansley November 22, 1918
    Samuels, Edith October 9, 1922
    Sanger, Margaret August 18, 1928; January 10, 1929; January 22, 1930; Box 2 Folders 1-6,8,9,11
    Scattergood, E.F. August 12, 1921
    Scharrenberg, Paul February 11, 1919; September 23, 1922; October 19, 1922; June 1, 1923
    Schmidt, Mathew A. April 30, 1938; Box 6 Folder 5
    Schreider, William April 8, 1937
    Scott(?), W. February 15, 1940
    Seckels, Alice November 23, 1928
    Severance, Catherine M. July 26, 1911
    Shaw, Anna H. August 6, 1915
    Shaw, C.M. June 6, 1919
    Sheele, Elizabeth B. May 3, 1917
    Simons, Grace C. January 31, 1918; June 28, 1918
    Smith, Mrs. L.H. July 2, 1923
    Socha, Mabel U. November 17, 1924
    Springer, Mrs. E. June 2, 1914
    Steghagen, Emma February 14, 1916; September 18, 1918
    Stephens, A.L. April 1, 1915; April 16, 1915
    Stickney, Gabrella July 3, 1919
    Storry, Ruth C. January 13, 1911
    Stowell, Betty 1950
    Sullivan, Olive October 9, 1916
    Taft, Clinton J. April 14, 1927; September 5, 1940
    Tappau (?), Emily A. 1916
    Taylor, Mildred December 12, 1939
    Thie, Francis (Mrs. Charles) October 5, 1922; October 6, 1922
    Timberlake August 22, 1922
    Vanderveen, Chris W. May 21, 1922
    Vosburg, Kate S. December 6, 1916
    Vose, C. Lisetta March 22, 1916
    Walls, William J. September 17, 1922
    Walsh, Frank P. December 4, 1914
    Warne, Clara Taylor October 12, 1926
    Wells, Nellie M. July 13, 1921
    Whitaker, Alma April 25, 1927
    Whitney, Charlotte Anita May 8, 1915
    Wilde, Charles L. July 19, 1915; June 14, 1916
    Williams, Ada M. 1921
    Williams, T.W. December 4, 1914
    Williams, W.R. September 19, 1929
    Willis, Dorothy 1916
    Workman, Mary J. September 22, 1918; October 9, 1918; June 19, 1934; May 7, 1941
    Wright, F.C. March 23, 1916
    Younger, Maud August 19, 1911; January 4, 1913; January 21, 1915; Box 1 Folder 2,8

    ORGANIZATION INDEX

    Alameda County Birth Control League July 5, 1929; August 18, 1929; August 30, 1929
    American Birth Control League March 2, 1927; April 4, 1927; April 29, 1927; August 18, 1928; 1929; January 10, 1929; May 27, 1929; Box 2 Folder 8 See also The Birth Control Review.
    American Civil Liberties Union April 14, 1927; September 5/40; Box 7 Folder 8
    American Federation of Labor Box 4 Folder 3,9 See also Gompers, Samuel W.
    American Medical Association Committee on Social Insurance January 29, 1917; See also Rubinow, I.M.
    Arroyo Seco Preservation and Beautification Subcommittee See the City Planning Commission Subcommittee on..
    Associated Charities, San Francisco December 29, 1914; January 4, 1915; April 9, 1915; September 23, 1915; October 5, 1915; October 20, 1915
    Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau January 10, 1929
    Birth Control Review December 24, 1928; April 15, 1930; Box 2 Folder 3-6
    Board of Education, Los Angeles May 29, 1928; May 2, 1929
    Board of Public Utilities, Los Angeles March 31, 1915; June 11, 1915; September 22, 1915; April 14, 1920; Box 9 Folder 7
    Bureau of Applied Economics, Philadelphia July 31, 1916
    Bureau of Education, Manila May 19, 1922
    Bureau of Light and Power, Los Angeles August 12, 1921
    California Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage See Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage
    California Equal Suffrage Association See Equal Suffrage Association
    California Federation of Women's Clubs May 14, 1915; May 1, 1916
    California Savings and Commercial Bank June 19, 1916; August 25, 1916; September 29, 1916
    California State Board of Control See State Board of Control
    California State Building Trades Council See State Building Trades Council
    California State Commission of Immigration and Housing See Commission of Immigration and Housing
    California State Commission to Investigate Old Age Insurance and Pensions, and Mother's Pensions See Commission to Investigate Old Age Insurance and..
    California State Federation of Labor September 23, 1922; October 19, 1922; June 1, 1923; Box 4 Folder 4-5 See also Box 1 Folder 8; Box 5 Folder 3
    California State Industrial Welfare Commission See Industrial Welfare Commission
    California State Legislature April 11, 1919; September 16, 1922; January 29, 1923; February 18, 1923
    California State Parks Council March 8, 1928
    California State Social Insurance Commission See Social Insurance Commission
    California Women's Committee of Councils of National and State Defense September 26, 1917; January 31, 1918; June 28, 1918; Box 5 Folder 12
    Camp Aliso for Working Women Various dates January-April, 1916; Box 3 Folder 14-15; Box 4 Folder 1-2
    Camp Duquesne See Camp Aliso
    Central Labor Council of Los Angeles June 13, 1912; Box 4 Folder 6-9; See also Box 1 Folder 7, 10
    Central Labor Union of Southern California August 30, 1921; September 24, 1921
    Church of All Nations February 15, 1922
    City Council, Los Angeles July 19, 1915; March 23, 1916; June 24, 1916; August 15, 1949; May 2, 1956; May 9, 1956; August 7, 1956; September 26, 1956
    City Council Public Welfare Committee, Los Angeles April 11, 1922
    City Planning Commission, Los Angeles May 21, 1928; Box 9 Folder 1; See also Box 1 Folder 9
    City Planning Commission Subcommittee on Preservation and Beautification of Arroyo Seco Box 9 Folder 5-6; See also City Council Public Welfare Committee and June 14, 1922
    Commission of Immigration and Housing October 19, 1915; February 11, 1919
    Commission on Industrial Relations See Industrial Relations Commission
    Commission to Investigate Old Age Insurance and Pensions, and Mother's Pensions January 2, 1915; January 9, 1915; February 25, 1915; May 9, 1915; May 10, 1915; January 10, 1916; March 31, 1919; April 17, 1919; September 21, 1918; Box 5 Folder 9-10
    Commonwealth Club of San Francisco Committee on Social Insurance Box 5 Folder 7-8
    Conference of Trade Union Women of Southern California Box 4 Folder 13-17
    Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage Box 1 Folder 3
    Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, California May 8, 1915
    Convention of Women Voters Box 1 Folder 4
    Equal Suffrage Association, California September 1909; Box 1 Folder 5
    First National Bank, Gilroy, California February 19, 1914; July 10, 1914; August 19, 1914; December 23, 1914
    Forest Service, Angeles National Forest September, 1916; November 29, 1921; December 6, 1922
    Free Employment Bureau See Public Employment Bureau, Los Angeles
    Household Employees Council December 12, 1939
    Humane Legislation League Box 1 Folder 8
    Immigration and Housing Commission October 19, 1915; February 11, 1919
    Immigration Service, United States Department of Labor March 26, 1917
    Industrial Accident Commission February 9, 1915; October 2, 1915; October 5, 1915; March 12, 1918; September 25, 1922; October 4, 1922
    Industrial Commission Box 6 Folder 2
    Industrial Relations Commission November 4, 1914; December 4, 1914; Box 6 Folder 2
    Industrial Welfare Commission, California 1915; November 6, 1922
    Illinois State Federation of Labor November 23, 1923
    International Institute Service Agency for Foreign Communities June 12, 1934
    International Molders Journal January 12, 1916; April 10, 1916
    International Women's Union Label League See Women's International Union Label League
    John Dewey Student Unit League for Independent Political Action May 28, 1934
    Labor Bureau, San Francisco October 12, 1922
    Labor Council, San Francisco February 14, 1913; See also Humane Legislation League
    Labor Temple Association See Union Labor Temple Association
    League of Women Voters Box 1 Folder 9
    League of Women Voters, California Box 1 Folder 10
    League of Women Voters, Los Angeles June 14, 1961; Box 1 Folder 11-12; See also Box 9 Folder 1 and Convention of Women Voters
    Legal Department, Los Angeles April 1, 1915; April 16, 1915
    Los Angeles Times April 25, 1927; April 30, 1938; Box 6 Folder 5
    Los Angeles Public Library March 6, 1918
    Loyal Americans of German Descent June 27, 1904; Box 7 Folder 7
    Methodist Brotherhood October 1914
    Mother's Clinic Association, Los Angeles July 15, 1926; October 12, 1926; March 12, 1929; June 3, 1929; Box 2 Folder 11
    Mother's Health Clinic See Mother's Clinic Association
    Mother's Pension Commission See Commission to Investigate Old Age Insurance and Pensions, and Mother's Pension
    Municipal Industrial Commission, Los Angeles July 15, 1918; July 30, 1918; Box 5 Folder 11; Box 6 Folder 2
    Municipal League, Los Angeles Box 9 Folder 2 See also Social Welfare Committee
    Municipal Light and Power Defense League June 19, 1934; April 8, 1937; April 14, 1937; May 7, 1941; Box 9 Folder 3
    National American Woman Suffrage Association January 27, 1913; August 6, 1915; Box 1 Folder 1
    National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control Box 2 Folder 1,2
    National Council for the Protection of Foreign Born Workers Box 5 Folder 13
    National Council of Women Voters See League of Women Voters
    National Women's Party January 4, 1913; January 21, 1915; Box 1 Folder 2; See also Humane Legislation League
    National Women's Trade Union League February 4, 1916; February 14, 1916; May 25, 1916; July 24, 1916; 1917; September 18, 1918; Box 3 Folder 3-6; See also Box 1 Folder 15
    National Women's Trade Union League, Chicago December 13, 1912; January 16, 1913; December 3, 1901; May 25, 1915; July 19, 1915; Box 3 Folder 7-9
    National Women's Trade Union League, Los Angeles July 15, 1916; Box 3 Folder 10-12; See also Camp Aliso for Working Women
    New York Life Insurance Co. May 17, 1916
    The News Advocate September 25, 1911
    Organized Labor Publishing Co. June 7, 1923
    Organized Women's Conference of Los Angeles County See Conference of Trade Union Women
    Pearson for U.S. Senator Women's Committee October 10, 1922
    Playground Department, Los Angeles December 20, 1917; December 26, 1917; February 9, 1918; May 21, 1918; November 22, 1921; See also Camp Aliso for Working Women
    Police Commission, Los Angeles August 5, 1943
    Political Equality League Box 1 Folder 6
    Progressive County Central Committee of Los Angeles County October 28, 1914
    Public Employment Bureau, Los Angeles July 15, 1918; July 30, 1918; Box 5 Folder 11
    Public Health Department, San Francisco 1913
    Public Utilities Board See Board of Public Utilities
    Public Welfare Committee, Los Angeles See City Council Public Welfare Committee
    Recreation League for Wage Earning Women, Los Angeles Box 3 Folder 13; See also Camp Aliso for Working Women
    San Francisco Associated Charities See Associated Charities
    San Francisco Labor Bureau See Labor Bureau
    San Francisco Labor Council See Labor Council
    Seckels Lecture Bureau November 23, 1928
    Social Insurance Commission Various dates September-December, 1915; 1916; March 15, 1916; February 12, 1917; August 1, 1917; January 7, 1918; February 21, 1918; June 15, 1918; various dates September-November, 1918; March 31, 1919; April 17, 1919; See also American Medical Association Committee on Social Insurance; See also Commission to Investigate Old Age Insurance and Pensions; Box 5 Folder 1-2; See also Box 5 Folder 3-10
    Social Welfare Committee, Municipal League, Los Angeles Box 5 Folder 13
    Socialist Party Box 7 Folder 2
    Socialist Party, California December 4, 1914
    Socialist Party, Los Angeles July 3, 1919
    State Board of Control, California January 2, 1915; January 9, 1915; February 25, 1915; September 18, 1915; October 25, 1915; November 1, 1915; December 4, 1915; December 8, 1915; March 3, 1916
    State Building Trades Council September 21, 1922; March 16, 1923
    State Council of Defense for California, Women's Committee Box 5 Folder 12 See also California Women's Committee of Councils of National and State Defense
    State Health Insurance See Social Insurance
    Taft Control Labor Union, Ladies Auxiliary January 22, 1922
    Times Mirror Printing and Binding House January 28, 1929
    Toledo University, Municipal Research and Reference Division May 2, 1929
    Trade Unions See page 37 for references
    Travelers Insurance Company April 28, 1922
    Union Labor Temple Association November 24, 1917; October 27, 1922; Box 4 Folder 20; See also Women's Annex
    Unions See Trade Unions
    United States Commission on Industrial Relations See Industrial Relations Commissions
    United States Commission on Industrial Relations See Industrial Relations Commission
    United States Department of Agriculture See Forest Service
    United States Department of Labor September 11, 1918; September 25, 1918; See also Immigration Service
    United States Employment Service, Department of Labor July 30, 1918
    Voluntary Parenthood League April 29, 1926; June 29, 1926; Box 2 Folder 7
    Wage Earner's Suffrage League July 16, 1911; August 19, 1911; Box 1 Folder 7
    Western Union Telegraph Company September 19, 1929
    Wilson Hughes Campaign Box 7 Folder 1
    Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Southern California July 3, 1919
    Women's Annex of the Los Angeles Labor Temple Box 4 Folder 18-19
    Women's Central Committee of Organized Labor, Los Angeles Box 4 Folder 10-11; January 1, 1927l; See also Box 6 Folder 8,9
    Women's City Club of Long Beach January 22, 1917
    Women's City Club of Los Angeles See Box 6 Folder 15
    Women's Club of Santa Barbara October 1911; April 4, 1912
    Women's Conference, Los Angeles County Box 4 Folder 12
    Women's Health Center Association, Los Angeles Box 2 Folder 10
    Women's International Union Label League, California Various dates October-December, 1910; Various dates January-April, June, September 1911; July 14, 1912; 1921; July 13, 1921; October 10, 1921; November 19, 1921; November 21, 1921; November 1921; August 30, 1922; September 23, 1922; August 6, 1952; July 2, 1954; July 27, 1954; June 21, 1957; November 23, 1957; November 12, 1962; See also Unions and Box 1 Folder 14; Box 3 Folder 1-2
    Women's Trade Union League See National Women's Trade Union League
    Women's Union Label League See Women's International Union Label League

    Trade Unions

    Carpenter's Local Union 80 Ladies Auxiliary January 17, 1923; January 24, 1923
    Germent Workers Union 50 Ladies Auxiliary October 9, 1922
    Lithographers, Amalgamated May 21, 1922
    Lithographers, Amalgamated, Ladies Auxiliary May 31, 1922; June 15, 1922
    Locomotive Engineers Brotherhood Pension Association January 25, 1915
    Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Ladies Society September 22, 1921
    Mechanists, International Association March 5, 1922
    Machinists, International Association, Ladies Auxiliary May 10, 1922; August 24, 1922
    Moving Picture and Projecting achine Operators Union September 26, 1914
    Oil Field, Gas Well and Refinery Workers, Ladies Auxiliary July 2, 1923
    Painters, Decorators and Paper Hangers August 22, 1922
    Printing, Pressmen and Assistants 78 September 7, 1922
    Railroad Trainmen, Ladies Auxiliary July 13, 1921
    Retail Clerks, International Protective Association January 11, 1921; September 21, 1921; October 14, 1921
    Stenographers, Typists, Bookkeepers Union January 15, 1938
    Street and Electric Railway Employees November 10, 1916
    Upholsterers and Trimmers International Union June 6, 1919

    Additional Material

    Noel, Frances. Recollections (Collection 100, box 98). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.