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Marcella F. Killen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M/A 0023

Description of Contents

Two boxes. Papers include clippings, correspondence, reports, campaign materials, 1935-1979. Whether the original order or from a previous reorganization, papers are grouped primarily chronologically; several items are also grouped by conversation. The order of the papers has been maintained with some refoldering dependent on space. (For example, correspondence and papers originally from the July 1946 folder are now in the July-December 1946 folder.)

Dates

  • 1935 - 1978

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours.

Biography

Marcella Killen was born Marcella Fitzgerald in Minneapolis December 19, 1909. She was the first woman nominated to run for Congress in Minnesota. She lost a primary race as a liberal Republican in 1946, then ran as the DFL candidate in both 1948 and 1950, losing both times. She was politically active in other causes, as well, She worked for 10 years in the U.S. Department of the Interior. She and her husband Starr retired to Winter Haven, Florida where she died September 11, 1993.

Extent

2 boxes (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Title
Marcella F. Killen Papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.
612-543-8200