Catherine May Congressional Papers
Washington State University
Catherine May was the first elected woman Representative from the State of Washington.
Mrs. May was the first Representative from the State of Washington, in quite a few years, to be appointed to the Committee on Agriculture, an assignment that Mrs. May held during her entire tenure in Congress. Catherine May co-sponsored legislation to provide women with equal pay for equal work. President Kennedy signed into law the "Equal Pay Act of 1963."
Number of containers: 558, Linear feet of shelf space: 275 (our goal is to include approximately 500 items selected from the index, with a desire to have a good sample, and also to include any relevant material on Women’s Suffrage in Washington)