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Alice Lorraine Daly—Photograph, 1922

 Unprocessed — Box: 09018 B
Identifier: H2020-034

Content Description

The collection consists of one 8x10 photograph of Alice Lorraine Daly, standing next to a desk in an office setting, taken by the Leeland Art Company (Mitchell, S.D.). The handwriting on the photo reads, “Cordially Yours, Alice Lorraine Daly.” The photographs dates to 1922, the year Daly ran for governor of South Dakota as a candidate of the Non-Partisan League. She placed third in the state and received over 46,000 votes (26.2%). Alice Daly was born February 11, 1883 in Minnesota to George and Mary (Egan) Daly. She grew up in Saint Paul (MN) and attended the University of Minnesota, taking additional studies at Emerson College (Boston, MA). After a short stint of teaching in Idaho, she accepted a position at the State Normal School in Madison (S.D.) in 1915 as head of the Department of Public Speaking. In 1916, she became president of the Lake County Universal Franchise League and toured the state giving speeches on Women’s Suffrage. In 1919 she was the first woman to speak before the South Dakota State Senate. She left her position at the State Normal School in Madison and moved to Mitchell (S.D.). In 1922, she was the Non-Partisan League candidate for governor of South Dakota. She was active in numerous groups and clubs concerning Women’s Suffrage, the Labor Movement, Peace and Pacifism. In 1932, became editor of the Dakota Free Press in Aberdeen (S.D.). Daly passed away on October 16, 1945 and is buried at Riverside Memorial Park in Aberdeen.

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  • 1922



0.1 Cubic Feet