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Finding aid of the The Mary Emily Foy Collection
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The collection contains information about, and works by, Mary Emily Foy.
Mary Emily Foy (1862-1962) was the daughter of Samuel Calvert Foy and Lucinda (Pet) Macy Foy, early Los Angeles pioneers. From 1880 to 1894, she served as the third Los Angeles City Librarian, the first woman to hold the position. She is particularly well known for her involvement in the California Woman's Suffrage Movement and her involvement with the Democratic Party. She was Vice President of the Political Equality League, Secretary of the Votes for Women Club, President of the California Woman's Democratic League, and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1916 and 1920. In 1934, she ran unsuccessfully for Congress in the 15th Congressional District.
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