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Finding Aid for the Katherine Philips Edson Papers, 1909-1934
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Katherine Philips (1870-1933) was a member of the Friday Morning Club in Los Angeles (1908-11), worked on the gubernatorial campaign of Hiram Johnson, was appointed to the California Industrial Welfare Commission, became a member of the State Republican Party (1916-20) and later, a member of the Republican National Committee (1920). The collection consists of correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, and memorabilia concerning Katherine Philip Edson's involvement with women in industry, minimum wage laws, women's suffrage, dairy laws, the Progressive and Republican parties, and the Conference on the Limitation of Armament.
Katherine Philips was born in 1870; married Charles Farwell Edson and moved to Antelope Valley, California; moved to Los Angeles, 1899; member and later vice president (1908-11) of the Friday Morning Club, Los Angeles, organizing campaigns for pure milk examinations and women's suffrage; association with Progressive Party politics brought her to work on gubernatorial campaign of Hiram Johnson; member, Progressive Party State Central Committee, 1912-16; appointed, California Industrial Welfare Commission, helping to pass state minimum wage and hour laws, 1913; member, executive committee, State Republican Party, 1916-20; member, Republican National Committee, 1920; appointed, American Advisory Board at the Conference on the Limitation of Armaments in Washington, D.C., 1921; headed California Division of Industrial Welfare, 1927-31; died in 1933.
14 boxes (7 linear ft.) 4 oversize boxes
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