15. Edna Mary Purtell
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. Purtell was a suffrage demonstrator and was jailed in Washington, D.C. in 1918. She was known as a rousing public speaker for woman suffrage, a Free Ireland and the Democratic Party. An opponent of child labor, she worked as a State Labor Investigator. She resided in West Hartford and was 81 years old at the time of the interview.
From the Collection: .75 cubic feet