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Foy (Mary Emily) Papers
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Description
Mary Emily Foy was the first woman to become head librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library. This collection consists of Foy's personal correspondence and papers from 1879 to 1957.
Background
Mary Emily Foy (1862-1958), Los Angeles community and education leader, and first woman to become head librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library from 1880 to 1884, was a pioneer Los Angeles resident and the daughter of Los Angeles businessman Samuel Calvert Foy (1830-1901). She was a member of Los Angeles cultural and historical organizations such as Ina Coolbrith Circle, First Century Families (descendants of California pioneers), the Women's Democratic League, and the Ladies' Adams Street Women's Investment Company.
Extent
1.30 Linear Feet (3 boxes, 1 envelope, 1 volume)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.