Jeanette Testu papers, 1933-1962  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Testu, Jeanette
Title
Jeanette Testu papers
Dates
1933-1962 (inclusive)
Quantity
8.6 cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection Number
0518 (Accession No. 0518-001)
Summary
Correspondence and scrapbooks of Jeanette Testu, a Washington state legislator from Seattle (1942-62), and her involvement in state and national activities of the Democratic Party.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Jeanette Testu was a member of the Washington State Legislature from 1942 to 1962, National Committeewoman for the state of Washington from 1940-1944, and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1940, 1944, 1952 and 1956. She was a member of the platform committee at the Democratic National Convention in 1956.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence and scrapbooks from her position as a Washington state legislator from Seattle (1942-62), and her involvement in state and national activities of the Democratic Party; 1933-1962.

The papers comprise of 39 folders (approximately 640 items) of general correspondence and 22 scrapbooks containing memorabilia. The correspondence, which is almost totally incoming, dates from 1933-1962. The letters are primarily honorific, but there are some from constituents and some dealing with congressional issues, Democratic Party politics, etc. A list of personal names and organizations represented in the general correspondence is available with the collection.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1-39
General correspondence
1933-1962

Series 2:  ScrapbooksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Scrapbook
1934-1936
3
Scrapbook
1937-1939
3
Scrapbook
1940
4
Scrapbook
1941
4
Scrapbook
1942-1944
4
Scrapbook
1945-1947
5
Scrapbooks
1948-1950
6
Scrapbooks
1951-1952
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7
Scrapbook
1953
7
Scrapbook
1953
7
Scrapbook
1954
2
Scrapbook
1955
Box
8
Scrapbooks
1956-1958
9
Scrapbooks
1959-1960
10
Scrapbooks
1961-1962
10
Awards/Certificates
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11
Miscellaneous loose items from scrapbooks
1934-1958
12
Miscellaneous loose items from scrapbooks
1959-1962

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Legislators--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Women legislators--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Personal Names :
  • Testu, Jeanette--Archives
  • Testu, Jeanette--Political activity
  • Corporate Names :
  • Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • Democratic Party (Wash.)