This collection includes digitized materials from the Congressional papers of Leonor K. Sullivan, the first woman to represent Missouri in Congress. Mrs. Sullivan represented the Third Congressional District of Missouri in the House of Representatives from 1952 until her retirement in 1976.
Before Mrs. Sullivan's retirement, she made arrangements to donate her congressional papers, correspondence, and memorabilia to Saint Louis University Law Library. Mrs. Sullivan chose the SLU Law Library because her husband, Congressman John B. Sullivan (1897-1951), was a graduate of the law school, having received his LL.B. degree in 1922 and his LL.M. degree in 1923.