Katharine Price Collier St. George Papers,1939-1979,1947-1964 (bulk)

Collection Number: 2443

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Katharine Price Collier St. George papers, 1939-1979, 1947-1964 (bulk)
Collection Number:
2443
Creator:
Katharine Price Collier. St. George
Quantity:
63 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Audio Recordings, Correspondence, Legal Documents, Movie Film, Printed Materials, Publications, Reports, Research Materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Papers deal almost entirely with Mrs. St. George's service in the U.S. House of Representatives and include correspondence with her constituents.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Politician.
Member and officer, Orange County Republican Committee, 1942-48; delegate to Republican National Convention, 1944; parliamentarian, Republican National Convention, 1956, 1960; Congresswoman, New York 27th, 28th, 29th Districts, 1947-64; member of the Armed Services Committee, House Rules Committee, Committees on Committees, Post Office and Civil Service Committee, and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Postal Operations.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Papers deal almost entirely with Mrs. St. George's service in the U.S. House of Representatives and include correspondence with her constituents in Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, and Delaware Counties, with other citizens, and with her Congressional colleagues concerning specific legislation and issues of public concern, among them appropriations, agriculture, alien property, civil rights, conservation, flood control, foreign affairs and aid the space program, health insurance, housing, poverty, and the administration of public welfare in the city of Newburgh; also, correspondence with her constituents concerning veterans benefits, old age and war widows' pensions, other claims, immigration cases, and appointments to the U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine Academies, to the post offices in her district, and to other offices; correspondence, bills and reports, and speeches and remarks (1957-64) pertaining to her effort to eliminate sex discrimination through the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution; political campaign files and correspondence with the Republican Party organization; information on postwar Germany, including charts and reports on population, election results, occupational status, and other statistical data, mainly for the U.S. Zone (1946-48) and a file on the dismantling of German steel plants (1948-49).
Also, correspondence, itineraries, and memoranda concerning St. George's tour of Spain (1958) and her visits to U.S. military and naval bases in that country; bills introduced by her in the 80th through 88th Congresses; scrapbooks (19 vols., 1942-64) of clippings from the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD and various newspapers, copies of her speeches, newsletters, and press releases (1947-64), and other background information on many of the subjects noted above; transcript (54 pp.) of an oral history interview with St. George conducted by Fern S. Ingesoll (1979); and guestbooks, photographs, films, records, and tape recordings.
SUBJECTS

Names:
St. George, Katharine Price Collier.
Ingesoll, Fern S.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
United States.Congress.House.

Titles:
Congressional record.

Subjects:
Agriculture.
Alien property.
Civil rights.
Conservation of natural resources.
Emigration and immigration law.
Flood control.
Housing.
Insurance, Health.
Military bases, American--Spain.
Outer space--Exploration.
Pensions.
Pensions, Military.
Postal service.
Poverty.
Public welfare.
Veterans' benefits.
Women in politics.
Women--Equal rights.
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.
Politicians.
Women legislators.

Places:
Germany--History--Allied occupation, 1945-
Germany--Population.
United States--Politics and government.

Form and Genre Terms:
Motion pictures.
Oral histories.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Speeches.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Restrictions on use:
Oral history in Box 66:permission to quote or reproduce required from Association of Former Members of Congress.
Cite As:
Katharine Price Collier St. George papers, #2443. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

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