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Clara Shirpser papers : additions, 1945-1993.
BANC MSS 2003/189 c Box 1; BANC MSS 2003/189 c Box 2; BANC MSS 2003/189 c OS Box 1; BANC MSS 2003/189 c OS Box 2; ...
Collection Overview

Title:

Clara Shirpser papers : additions, 1945-1993

Creator/Contributor:

Shirpser, Clara, 1901-, creator

Abstract:

Consists of papers relating to her political activities including correspondence, clippings, memorabilia for the 1961 and 1965 inaugurals, scrapbooks and photographs. Also includes supplemental material for Oral History "One woman's role in Democratic Party politics," and original drawings and pastels, and biographical material on her second and third husbands.

Date:

1945 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Shirpser, Clara -- 1901-
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing) -- 1900-1965
Kefauver, Estes -- 1903-1963
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald) -- 1917-1963
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines) -- 1908-1973
Shirpser, Adolf -- 1894-1970
Levy, Nathaniel -- 1896-1984
Democratic National Committee (U.S.)
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Women -- Political activity -- California
California -- Politics and government
United States -- Politics and government

Note:

Related collection: Clara Shirpser papers, [ca. 1948-1968] (BANC MSS 74/41 c)
Born Clara Garfinkle in 1901, Clara Shirpser was involved in many national Democratic Party campaigns including the Stevenson-Kefauver and the Kennedy-Johnson campaigns. Shirpser also ran for Assemblywoman to District 18, Berkeley and Alameda in 1950. Clara Shirpser's three husbands predeceased her, her first husband in 1938, second husband Adolf Shirpser in 1970 and Nathaniel Levy in 1984. Clara Shirpser Levy died in 1996.

Type:

Scrapbooks.
Photographs.
Pastels (Visual works)

Physical Description:

print
2 boxes, 4 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize folder (1.5 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2003/189 c Box 1
BANC MSS 2003/189 c Box 2
BANC MSS 2003/189 c OS Box 1
BANC MSS 2003/189 c OS Box 2
BANC MSS 2003/189 c OS Box 3
BANC MSS 2003/189 c OS Box 4
BANC MSS 2003/189 c

Origin:

California