Jessie Lloyd O'Connor Papers
Jessie Lloyd O'Connor Papers, 1850 - 1988
147 boxes (61.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 254
Journalist, social reformer and political activist. Jessie Lloyd O'Connor worked as reporter for Federated Press. Her extensive writings, notes, and correspondence document the labor strikes she covered in Kentucky and North Carolina and her work on civil rights, civil liberties and women's rights. O'Connor served and supported numerous progressive organizations, including the American League Against War and Fascism and the ACLU. Other materials include family biographical files; memorabilia; and photographs. Notable correspondents include family members William Bross Lloyd, Lola Maverick Lloyd, and Harvey O'Connor; as well as friends and colleagues such as Mary Heaton Vorse, Josephine Herbst, Earl Browder, Ella Reeve Bloor, Florence Luscomb, Katherine Anne Porter, Rosika Schwimmer, and Pete Seeger.
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The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the exception of three folders of correspondence related to Kathleen O'Connor, which are closed until her death.
The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the papers of Jessie Lloyd O'Connor. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."
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