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Lucy Haessler Collected Papers

 Collection — othertype: CDG-A
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Haessler, Lucy


Collection consists of one folder of biographical information about Lucy Haessler; the remainder is a typewritten transcription of taped interviews, 1986-1987, by Anthony von der Muhll (Haessler's grandson) for his thesis, Fighting Her Way : an Oral History of Lucy Haessler (B.A. thesis, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1987); in later years she lived in Santa Cruz, California, where she died.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1986-


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Collection is open for research without restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

Lucy Whitaker Haessler, 1904-1997; peace, labor, civil rights, and social justice activist; second marriage was to Carl Haessler, with whom she worked on The Federated Press in Detroit, Michigan; she and her mother were founding members of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in which she was very active, and was also involved with the Women's Strike for Peace and the founding chapter of Students for a Democratic Society at Wayne State University; in the 1950s, she worked against the Cold War and defended communists against the House Un-American Committee; she promoted school desegregation in the Detroit area; in the 1960s she opposed the Vietnam War and the nuclear arms race.


0.21 Linear Feet (2.5 linear inches.)



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