The Elizabeth Snyder Papers consist of 2 cubic feet of records covering the years 1937 to 1987, with the bulk of materials
covering 1953 to 1956, when she was Chair of the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC), and 1977 to 1987, when she was
active in the feminist movement in the Southern California region.
Elizabeth Snyder was born Elizbeth Carlson on April 8, 1914 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She moved to Los Angeles in 1927 with
her family and attended Garfield High School. As a college student she was active in the Young Democrats. She attended both
undergraduate and graduate school at the University of California, Los Angeles and received her degree in Political Science
in 1937. The following year she attended the Young Democrats' national convention as a national committeewoman for the organization.
In 1938, she was a member of the speakers' bureau during the successful campaign of Culbert Olson for California governor.
From 1938 to 1942, while still active in the Young Democrats, she worked as a substitute teacher and as a lobbyist for laws
pertaining to substitute teaching. In 1940, she married a fellow Young Democrat, attorney Nathan Snyder.
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