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Cohen, Lucy Kramer, 1907-2007

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1907 - 2007

Lucy Kramer Cohen was an American anthropologist, economist, and artist. With her husband Felix S. Cohen, she worked for the United States Department of the Interior and helped compile and write the Handbook of Federal Indian Law. She was later a staffer for Congresswoman Helen Gahagan Douglas and an employee of the Department of Labor and the Public Health Service.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Felix S. Cohen papers

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-1325
Overview: The papers document Felix S. Cohen's professional career as a civil servant, private attorney, law professor, and author. From 1933-1957, Cohen drafted legislation for the Department of Interior, most notably the Wheeler-Howard Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. In 1939 he headed the Indian Law Survey, which compiled all federal laws regarding Native Americans. He edited the summary of that survey, known as The Handbook of Federal Indian Law, which remains a milestone...
Dates: 1904-1992, bulk 1925-1953

Lucy Kramer Cohen papers

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-2635
Overview: The collection documents the life and career of Lucy Kramer Cohen, particularly her work for several federal agencies, contributions to The Handbook of Federal Indian Law, and her political and advocacy work. Professional papers document Kramer Cohen’s work for the Department of the Interior, Department of Agriculture, National War Labor Board, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Department of Labor, National Science Foundation, Public Health...
Dates: circa 1900-2006