Contains a transcript of Carol Farley's 1973 interview with Beatrice Ludlow Flick documenting her activities as president
of the San Francisco League of Women Voters from 1940 to 1941.
Beatrice Ludlow Flick was born in 1906 in San Francisco. She attended the University of California, graduating with a Bachelor
of Arts degree in English around 1927, and taught at Alameda High School in Alameda, California, for five years. In 1938,
she joined the San Francisco League of Women Voters, serving as president of that organization from 1940 to 1941. As president
of the San Francisco League, she organized a number of programs, including "The ABC's of City Government" and a controversial
civil liberties program for which American novelist Theodore Dreiser delivered an address. Under her leadership, the San Francisco
League of Women Voters worked with the Commonwealth Club and the Young Women's Christian Association to assist Jewish refugees
from Europe. In 1940, she served as a delegate to the national convention of the League of Women Voters. Flick was also a
member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, resigning in protest from the national organization in the 1950s after
it refused to admit Willa Evans, a distinguished African American San Franciscan who had joined the association at the local
level. Flick resumed her teaching career in the 1950s, teaching English at Miss Burke's School in San Francisco. She and her
husband had two children, a son and a daughter.
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