12. Laura Belle Reed McCoy
Scope and Content
"The Emergence of Political Women in Connecticut: 1920-1945" project interviewed women who were active in the political life of Connecticut between 1920 and 1945. There are 21 transcripts.
Also in the collection is the transcript of a series of interviews conducted in 2008 with Senator George L. "Doc" Gunther.
Language of Materials
The records are in English.
Restrictions on Access
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Biographical / Historical
Mrs. McCoy was the first non-white alderwoman in the United States, elected in 1940, and was an active Democrat and civic leader. She resided in New Haven as was 86 years old at the time of the interview.
From the Collection: .75 cubic feet