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Jessaline Scott Collection M/A 1998.60.01-05

Creator:Scott, Jessaline, 1900-1983
Title: Jessaline Scott Collection
Dates:1960-1971
Quantity: 5.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library

Biography

Jessaline Scott, also known as Mrs. I. G. Scott, represented the Fourth District of Hennepin County Board of Commissioners. She first became interested in politics as a teenager, after she volunteered with the Women's Party to gain the vote for women. In 1921, she married Irving Scott, a Minneapolis alderman. After serving two terms, Irv was defeated in 1925. He decided to run again in 1929, and was successful, serving until 1937. Irving was then appointed by the city council to the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners in April 1937 to serve out the term of Emil Youngdahl, who had died in office. Irv served undefeated for 22 years until his death in August, 1960. During all this time, Jessaline remained involved in her husband's political career, assisting him with research and attending meetings with him. After his death, she felt she was more than qualified to take his spot. She ran for the board the fall of 1960 and won, becoming the first woman to serve on the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners. She served until 1970.


Collection Description

Five boxes. The Jessaline Scott Collection includes a biographical profile written in 1965, some election campaign materials, clippings and the program for a dinner honoring her in January 1971. Collection includes: Box 2: minutes, agenda, meeting packets; Box 3: Phyllis Wheatly Community Center materials, Hennepin County Commissioner meeting minutes agendas, campaign materials , child protection services, girls schools, HC General Hospital, Highway materials 1963-64, Law Library, Mosquito Control, 1964, Minneapolis Public Library, 1960s; Box 4: publications of HC and Minneapolis Social services, miscellaneous; Box 5: campaign materials 1960s, clippings, and materials pertaining to County Highway 9, HC commissioners, General Hospital, and miscellaneous.


Subject Headings

Subjects

Political participation--Minnesota--Minneapolis.
Women in politics--Minnesota--Minneapolis.

Places

Minneapolis (Minn.)--Politics and government.

Table of Contents


Biographical information, campaign information, and miscellaneous correspondence and clippings 1964-1971 -- Box-folder 1
Campaign and election policies 1962-1966 -- Box 2, Folder 1
Economic Opportunity Act special materials ca. 1965 -- Box 2, Folder 2
Environmental issues 1966-1970 -- Box 2, Folder 3
Hennepin County Social Services 1966-1973 -- Box 2, Folder 4
Jordan Area Action Committee 1964-1965 -- Box 2, Folder 5
Miscellaneous social services clippings 1965-1966 -- Box 2, Folder 6
Phyllis Wheatley Community Center 1964-1971 -- Box 2, Folder 7
Pilot Program and other youth development and neighborhood programs 1966-1969 -- Box 2, Folder 8
Public employee labor relations 1965 -- Box 2, Folder 9
Senior Citizens 1970-1978 -- Box 2, Folder 10
Senior Citizens 1979 -- Box 2, Folder 11
Senior Citizens 1979-1980 -- Box 2, Folder 12
Social Services 1968-1970 -- Box 2, Folder 13
Camden community development 1965-1976 -- Box 3, Folder 1
Campaign materials 1964 -- Box 3, Folder 2
Child protection services 1968 -- Box 3, Folder 3
Compensation plan proposal 1971 -- Box 3, Folder 4
Girls school 1961-1964 -- Box 3, Folder 5
Hennepin County General Hospital 1963-1964 -- Box 3, Folder 6
Highway correspondence and photographs 1962-1964 -- Box 3, Folder 7
Highway materials 1963-1966 -- Box 3, Folder 8
Hospitals 1964-1970 -- Box 3, Folder 9
Law library 1961-1964 -- Box 3, Folder 10
Minneapolis Public Library 1964 -- Box 3, Folder 11
Miscellaneous 1960-1979 -- Box 3, Folder 12
Miscellaneous 1962-1971 -- Box 3, Folder 13
Mosquito control 1964 -- Box 3, Folder 14
Phyllis Wheatley Community Center 1966 -- Box 3, Folder 15
Phyllis Wheatley Community Center 50th anniversary 1974 -- Box 3, Folder 16
AFL-CIO Community Service Action Guides 1964 -- Box 4, Folder 1
A Profile of Communities Served by Hennepin County Libraries report 1970 -- Box 4, Folder 2
Community Health and Welfare Council, Children in Detention study 1962 -- Box 4, Folder 3
Community Health and Welfare Council, Directory of Clubs 1965 -- Box 4, Folder 4
Community Health and Welfare Council, Expansion of services proposal 1971 -- Box 4, Folder 5
Community Resources and Entertainment directory 1973 -- Box 4, Folder 6
Elderly Social Services evaluation 1971 -- Box 4, Folder 7
Election precinct maps 1961 -- Box 4, Folder 8
Emergency Social Services evaluation 1971 -- Box 4, Folder 9
Foster Family Group Homes position statement 1966 -- Box 4, Folder 10
Governor Orville Freeman interim message 1958 -- Box 4, Folder 11
Hennepin County Financial program 1969 -- Box 4, Folder 12
Hennepin County Highways 1964 -- Box 4, Folder 13
Hennepin County Program budget 1974 -- Box 4, Folder 14
Hennepin County Property assessment 1962 -- Box 4, Folder 15
Hennepin County United Fund 1964 -- Box 4, Folder 16
Hennepin County Welfare Department, 5 Year Volunteer Service report 1971 -- Box 4, Folder 17
Hennepin County Welfare Department, Adult Services 1972 -- Box 4, Folder 18
Hennepin County Welfare Department, Annual Report 1972 -- Box 4, Folder 19
Hennepin County Welfare Department, Annual Report 1973 -- Box 4, Folder 20
Hennepin County welfare recipients handbook 1974 -- Box 4, Folder 21
Hennepin Today book 1968 -- Box 4, Folder 22
League of Women Voters of Minneapolis 1970 -- Box 4, Folder 23
Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities 1967 -- Box 4, Folder 24
Metropolitan Council water quality management plan 1980 -- Box 4, Folder 25
Metropolitan Transit Commission status report 1970 -- Box 4, Folder 26
Minneapolis city and county employee Constitution 1954 -- Box 4, Folder 27
Minneapolis Financial Program 1964 -- Box 4, Folder 28
Minneapolis Municipal Employees Retirement Fund Annual Report 1962 -- Box 4, Folder 29
Miscellaneous publications 1963-1965, 1977 -- Box 4, Folder 30
North Side Senior Center report 1970 -- Box 4, Folder 31
Second Annual State Community Services Conference 1964 -- Box 4, Folder 32
Taxation and assessment facts from the League of Women Voters of Brooklyn Center 1964 -- Box 4, Folder 33
"What Every Wife and Mother Should Know About the Health, Welfare, and Recreational Services in Our Community" basic training course for wives schedule 1965 -- Box 4, Folder 34
Youth Development Project evaluation report: Group Work with AFDC Mothers and their Daughters 1966 -- Box 4, Folder 35
Youth Development Project Neighborhood Survey 1965 -- Box 4, Folder 36
5th Precinct Brooklyn Park Caucus attendance 1966 -- Box 5, Folder 1
20th Ward DFL Caucus 1966 -- Box 5, Folder 2
Campaign materials 1960s -- Box 5, Folder 3
Clippings 1944-1957 -- Box 5, Folder 4
Clippings 1945-1970 -- Box 5, Folder 5
Clippings 1965-1966 -- Box 5, Folder 6
County Highway 9 1966 -- Box 5, Folder 7
Hennepin County budget requests 1951 -- Box 5, Folder 8
Hennepin County budget requests 1958 -- Box 5, Folder 9
Hennepin County budget requests 1960 -- Box 5, Folder 10
Hennepin County budget requests 1965 -- Box 5, Folder 11
Hennepin County Commissioners Meeting 1965 -- Box 5, Folder 12
Hennepin County Financial statements 1951 -- Box 5, Folder 13
Hennepin County General Hospital 1964 -- Box 5, Folder 14
Hennepin County General Hospital 1964-1965 -- Box 5, Folder 15
Hennepin County Highway Department 1966 -- Box 5, Folder 16
Hennepin County, rural 1950s -- Box 5, Folder 17
Maps 1964-1966 -- Box 5, Folder 18
Mobilization of Economic Resources, Inc (MOER) 1970 -- Box 5, Folder 19
North Side Business and Professional Women's Club, proposed bylaws 1954 -- Box 5, Folder 20
Pettijohn and the 4th Judicial District Court 1978 -- Box 5, Folder 21
Reapportionment 1963-1966 -- Box 5, Folder 22


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