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Guide to the Anne P. Draper Papers, 1969-1973
MS 611A  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Anne P. Draper Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1969-1973
    Collection number: MS 611A
    Creator: Draper, Anne Pauline (Kracik), 1917-1973
    Extent: 7 boxes
    Repository: California Historical Society, North Baker Library
    San Francisco, California 94105-4014
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Gift of Hal Draper and Anne Lipow.


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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The North Baker Research Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The North Baker Research Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Anne P. Draper Papers. MS 611A, California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library.


    Draper was a labor organizer, socialist and founder of Citizens for Farm Labor and Union W.A.G.E. (Women's Alliance to Gain Equality), the first women's liberation group made up of women trade unionists. The daughter of Polish immigrants, Draper graduated from Hunter College, New York. A longtime member of the Independent Socialist League, she opposed the Vietnam war from the 1950s onward.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of personal papers and correspondence, including correspondence with labor union people; Christmas cards designed by Draper and her husband, Hal; manuscripts of speeches given at her memorial services by local labor and political leaders; newsletters and ephemera regarding legislation concerning women workers and Union W.A.G.E.

    Added Entries

    • Labor and laboring classes
    • Equal Rights Ammendment
    • National Women's Political Caucus of Northern California
    • Industrial Welfare Commission
    • Equal Employment Opportunities Commission
    • International Socialist Women
    • Strikes and lockouts
    • Trade-unions
    • Union W.A.G.E. (Women's Alliance to Gain Equality)
    • Woman--Employment
    • Woman--Legal status, laws, etc.
    • Women in California
    • Women's Liberation Movement