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Reminiscences of Evelyn Chavoor : oral history, 1977.

Creator: Chavoor, Evelyn, 1917-
Project: Douglas project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 144 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Administrative assistant.

Scope and Contents

Family background, childhood in Los Angeles; Helen Gahagan Douglas ̀family background; Douglas ̀relationship with husband, Melvyn; Douglas household; Douglas ̀initial involvement in politics: Farm Securities Administration, 1940; Democratic National Committeewoman, 1940; Democratic State Central Committee, California, vice-chair, 1941; State Central Committee Womens̀ Division chair, 1942; early political liaisons; Congressional office: organization, staff, advisors, Central Valley 160-acre limitation, Atomic Energy Bill of 1946; Douglas ̀relations with constituents, approach to issues; Senate campaign, 1950: motivations for running, fund raising problems, newspaper coverage, accusations of communism and rebuttals, reasons for loss; Douglas ̀activities after Congress: family, Committee for Sane Nuclear Policy, 1961; involvement in senatorial and presidential campaigns; return to theatre.


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