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Guide to the Ethel Tulloch Papers MS 210
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  • Biographical / Historical Notes
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information

  • Title: Ethel Tulloch Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 210
    Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1919-1941
    Abstract: This collection contains the professional and personal papers of Ethel Tulloch both during and after her tenure in the San Diego Post Office.
    creator: Tulloch, Ethel

    Biographical / Historical Notes

    Ethel Tulloch was born in Washington D.C. and moved to San Diego in 1907 with her parents Seymore W and Jessie S. Tulloch, her brother Thomas Tulloch, and sister Helen Tulloch Bowles (known locally as “Jitney Jane”). Ethel was employed by the Post Office for almost 20 years where she became deeply involved with the labor union, the National Federation of Post Office Clerks. In 1919, she was elected as 5th Vice President making her the first woman to be appointed to the governing board of the national organization. She went on to rise to become the second Vice President. In 1924 she resigned from the Postal Service to pursue charitable actives through her church.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains the professional and personal papers of Ethel Tulloch. The collection includes records of her activities with the National Federation of Post Office Clerks, her involvement with the Union Postal Clerk newsletter, and her election as the first woman to serve on the national board. There are also documents from an internal investigation conducted in 1920-1921 into Tulloch’s personal statements criticizing the Post Office as well as her resignation from the Post Office in 1924. Also included are documents concerning her later church volunteer work.


    Arranged by subject.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

    Preferred Citation

    Ethel Tulloch Papers, MS 210, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession number 2001.051.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Amanda Hughes on August 8, 2012.
    Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    American Federation of Labor.
    Flaherty, Thomas
    National Federation of Post Office Clerks.
    Tulloch, Ethel
    United States Postal Service.
    Labor union locals
    Labor unions
    Postal service
    San Diego (Calif.)
    San Diego County (Calif.)