Lizzie Frank Collection

TITLE: Lizzie Frank Collection

DATE RANGE: 1915 - 1956


PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 1 linear foot (2 boxes)



RESTRICTIONS: This collection is unrestricted.

CREDIT LINE: Lizzie Frank Papers, Y-MS 35, Yuma County Library District

PROCESSED BY: Benjamin Findley, March 2014

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Lizzie Frank was the Yuma city assessor and tax collector from 1919 to 1939. She was born in Yuma, Arizona on June 11, 1884 to Abraham and Tomasa Frank. She graduated from Second Avenue Grammar School and began working for E. F. Sanguinetti in The Toggery. In 1919 Lizzie was elected to city assessor and tax collector. She was a member of the Yuma Business and Professional Women, the Yuma Woman’s Club, and the Delta Club. She died on September 26, 1965.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: This collection contains material covering Lizzie Frank’s business as a debt collector during the late 1930s and early 1940s. There are also a few non-business related papers.

The collection is organized into 2 series:

Series I – Business: This series is primarily made up of correspondence between Lizzie and various lawyers’ offices, about debt collection accounts that Lizzie had taken on. There are also several financial ledgers.

Series II – Personal: This series contains material not related to Lizzie’s businesses. The material includes a few items of correspondence and personal finance papers as well as financial papers from various other family members. Also in this collection are several correspondence school arithmetic books and restaurant stamp cards. There are also two unidentified photos.


Box Folder Title Dates
1 1 Business: Correspondence 1934 – 1940
  2 Business: Correspondence 1940 – 1941
  3 Business: Correspondence 1941 – 1942
  4 Business: Correspondence 1942 – 1956, n.d.
  5 Business: Ledgers 1835
  6 Business: Ledgers 1918 – 1919
  7 Business: Ledgers 1936 – 1939
2 1 Business: Ledgers 1939 – 1941
  2 Personal: Correspondence 1927 – 1956, n.d.
  3 Personal: Financial 1937 – 1956, n.d.
  4 Personal: Memorabilia 1899 – 1956, n.d.
  5 Personal: Photographs n.d.


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