This collection contains
correspondence, documents and other material from Eloise Emerson, an accomplished public
health nurse who worked for the Riverside County Department of Health. The majority of
materials in the collection focus on her nursing career, and her lobbying effort against the
California State mandatory retirement age.
Eloise Emerson was born on December 14, 1910 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She moved to Long
Beach, California sometime after that, graduating from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in
1928. Emerson then entered nursing school, and trained at Seaside Memorial Hospital in Long
Beach, where she was working when a devastating earthquake hit the city in 1933.
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