MS 210 Ethel Tulloch Papers

Summary Information

Repository
San Diego History Center Document Collection
Creator
Tulloch, Ethel
Title
Ethel Tulloch Papers
ID
MS 210
Date [inclusive]
1919-1941
Extent
0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains the professional and personal papers of Ethel Tulloch both during and after her tenure in the San Diego Post Office.

Preferred Citation

Ethel Tulloch Papers, MS 210, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

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Biographical / Historical Notes

Ethel Tulloch was born in Washington D.C. and moved to San Diego in 1907 with her parents Seymore W and Jessie S. Tulloch, her brother Thomas Tulloch, and sister Helen Tulloch Bowles (known locally as “Jitney Jane”). Ethel was employed by the Post Office for almost 20 years where she became deeply involved with the labor union, the National Federation of Post Office Clerks. In 1919, she was elected as 5th Vice President making her the first woman to be appointed to the governing board of the national organization. She went on to rise to become the second Vice President. In 1924 she resigned from the Postal Service to pursue charitable actives through her church.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains the professional and personal papers of Ethel Tulloch. The collection includes records of her activities with the National Federation of Post Office Clerks, her involvement with the Union Postal Clerk newsletter, and her election as the first woman to serve on the national board. There are also documents from an internal investigation conducted in 1920-1921 into Tulloch’s personal statements criticizing the Post Office as well as her resignation from the Post Office in 1924. Also included are documents concerning her later church volunteer work.

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Arrangement

Arranged by subject.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection August 8, 2012

1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101
619-232-6203

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number 2001.051.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Amanda Hughes on August 8, 2012.

Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Federation of Labor.
  • National Federation of Post Office Clerks.
  • United States Postal Service.

Geographic Name(s)

  • San Diego (Calif.)
  • San Diego County (Calif.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Flaherty, Thomas
  • Tulloch, Ethel

Subject(s)

  • Church
  • Labor union locals
  • Labor unions
  • Postal service

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Collection Inventory

Box-folder
National Federation of Post Office Clerks, 1918 April 8-1929 July 29 and undated

Includes:

Tulloch’s work among local chapters

Tulloch’s election to the Union’s national governing board

Tulloch’s involvement in the Union’s newsletter, “Union Postal Clerk”

Resolution praising Tulloch’s efforts in the National Federation of Post Office Clerks

1:1
Postal Service internal investigation, 1920 November 6-1921 January 31 and undated

Scope and Content:

Documents related to internal investigation conducted in 1920-1921 into disparaging comments made by Tulloch in a personal letter to a fellow Post Office Clerk.

1:2
Postal Service Resignation, 1924 April 15-August 301:3
Church Volunteer Work, 1924-19361:4
Articles, 1919 January 17-1941 October 23 and undated1:5
Miscellanea, 1929 March 25 and undated

Includes:

Enrollment letter into the American Academy of Political and Social Science

Announcement honoring Tulloch’s achievements (copy)

1:6
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