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Finding Aid for the Ruth Lybeck Papers, 1944-1950
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Description
Collection consists of material related to the political campaigns of California congresswoman Helen Gahagan Douglas.
Background
Helen Gahagan Douglas was born on Nov. 25, 1900 in Boonton, NJ; attended Barnard College (1920-22); married Melvyn Douglas, Apr. 5, 1931; starred in plays, including Young Woodley (1925), Enchanted April (1925), Mary Queen of Scotland (1934), and First Lady (1952); toured Europe as a singer (1928-30); starred in the motion picture She (1935); US delegate to the UN General Assembly, 1946; representative in Congress from California's 14th district (1944-50); unsuccessful candidate for US Senate, 1950; secretary, Gahagan Dredging Corp. (1953-69); opera concert singer and poetry reader (1952-62); wrote The Eleanor Roosevelt we remember (1963); died June 28, 1980.
Extent
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.