Marcella F. Killen Papers
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.
- 1935 - 1978
- Killen, Marcella F. (Person)
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Marcella Killen was born Marcella Fitzgerald in Minneapolis on 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.
2 boxes (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
- Political campaigns -- Minnesota Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Political candidates -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Political participation -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis. Subject Source: Local sources
- Politicians -- Minnesota Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Marcella F. Killen Papers
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