Lena Madesin Phillips

Lena Madesin Phillips (September 15, 1881 - May 22, 1955) was a lawyer and clubwoman from Nicholasville, Kentucky, who founded the National Business and Professional Women's Clubs in 1919. She enlarged her circle, traveling also to Europe, and in 1930 she founded the International Federation of Business and Professional Women. Phillips served years as a president of each organization, and continued to work as an activist to the end of her life.

She wrote numerous articles and pamphlets in the service of these causes, as well as frequently speaking to both women's and men's groups. Phillips also worked on two journals: Independent Women of NBPW, and the Pictorial Review.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 15th, 1881 (Nicholasville), Died May 22nd, 1955 (France)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-76604 10-in. 7/7/1933 A century in the progress of women Lena Madesin Phillips ; Howard Smith Slide show soundtrack : Talk, with spoken introduction and dubbed recordings speaker  


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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110160


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