Research Catalog

Jessie Lloyd O'Connor papers,

Title
Jessie Lloyd O'Connor papers, 1909-1983.
Author
O'Connor, Jessie Lloyd, 1904-
Supplementary Content
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Description
2 linear feet (5 boxes).
Donor/Sponsor
Schwimmer-Lloyd Collection.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Diaries.
  • Photographs.
  • Posters.
Note
  • Forms part of the Schwimmer-Lloyd Collection.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Jessie Lloyd O'Connor was a journalist and pro-labor activist from the 1920s until her death in 1988.
Call Number
MssCol 4803
Author
O'Connor, Jessie Lloyd, 1904-
Title
Jessie Lloyd O'Connor papers, 1909-1983.
Summary
Jessie Lloyd O'Connor's papers reflect her personal life, her journalism career, and her involvement with many progressive organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the American League Against War and Fascism, and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Correspondence, professional writings, notes, and a small amount of printed matter, clippings, financial papers and photographs document her engagement with labor rights, pacifist causes, protection of civil liberties, and consumer and tenant rights. O'Connor's typescript diary of her 1927-1928 stay in the Soviet Union and other materials reflect her political views and commitment to radical causes in relation to international and domestic events. Prominent correspondents include her mother Lola Maverick Lloyd, Franciska Schwimmer, Rosika Schwimmer and Edith Wynner.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Jessie Lloyd O'Connor was a journalist and pro-labor activist from the 1920s until her death in 1988. O'Connor wrote predominantly for the Federated Press, a labor and union-oriented news service, and in collaboration with her husband, the radical journalist Harvey O'Connor.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The major collection of Jessie Lloyd O'Connor's papers is found in the Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, MA.
Papers of other Lloyd family members which include correspondence of Jessie Lloyd O'Connor are also housed in the Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library.
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Occupation
Journalists United States.
Added Author
Lloyd, Lola Maverick, 1875-1944.
O'Connor, Harvey, 1897-1987.
Schwimmer, Franciska.
Schwimmer, Rosika, 1877-1948.
Wynner, Edith.
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.
Added Title
Schwimmer-Lloyd Collection.
Research Call Number
MssCol 4803
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