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Finding Aid for the Laura Scudder Papers 2010.10.r
2010.10.r  
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Description
The Laura Scudder Papers consists of personal and business material relating to businesswoman Laura Scudder and her company.
Background
Laura Clough Scudder (1881-1959) was an entrepreneur in Monterey Park, California, who made and sold potato chips and who pioneered the packaging of potato chips in sealed bags to extend freshness. Born in Philadelphia, Laura married Charles Scudder and worked as a nurse before moving to California. While there she became the first female attorney in Ukiah, California before moving to south Monterey Park, where she started her food company in 1926.
Extent
17.0 Linear feet (18 boxes, 9 framed photos, 50 video tapes, 8 film canisters, 1 sign, enamel, "blue bird")
Restrictions
There are no restrictions on the use of this material.
Availability
This collection is open for research.