1. The Aegis. Volume LXXV, Number 44, Friday October 31st, 1930.
The Offical Ballot for General Election, November 4, 1930.
2. Newspaper clippings:
(Newspaper and date unknown) - "What's $70,000 When We're Having a Party?"
"Senator Coad was downright sorry about his finance committee meeting being broken up by Delegate Labrot's luncheon party. The committee had been schedule to report out the $70,000,00 budget, but only Senators Coad, Risteau, Veasey and Latimer turned up for the Meeting."
2nd article No Title Not Dated: The article concerns the "Rocks of Deer Creek" in Harford County. Congresswoman Mary Risteau attended a meeting at Mrs. Ridgely's, Governor Ritchie house. Some people of Harford County wanted to protect the "Rocks of Deer Creek" (gorge) from destruction and proposed to purchase this area on behalf of the state and and to maintain it as a public park rather than use it for business purposes i.e., development.
County Record , Towson. Vol 4, Number 13, Friday, April 21, 1944.
"Cops and Robbers: A Statement by Mary Risteau." In this article Ms. Risteau is disqusted with Mr. Baldwin of Back River for collecting $2.40 per person at an event that employees were expected to attend. She suggests that the $7,200.00 raised be donated to the Red Cross.
4. Photo of Mary Risteau:
Original Portrait in Belair Courthouse, Harford Co, Md. Another Portrait hangs in Annapolis State House presented by the Bar Association of Harford County December, 1978. 5. Letter to Mary Risteau from Herbert R. O'Conor, Attorney General, 30 January 1936.
6. To: Mary Risteau From Louis M. Lasky, Sharon, Md. School of Law Special and Re-examination results; April 1938 from University of Baltimore, Mary received 90% in her Corporations grade.
7. The Sun , February 3, 1922. "Women warn state legislators that they expect pledges kept." Announcement of Tea Party for Mary Risteau to be held on Sunday, February 6, 1922.
The Harford Democrat and Aberdeen Enterprise , Friday June 18,
1937. Volume No. LXX, No. 35:
"Senator Risteau Speaks at Annual Commencement." Senator Mary Risteau, State Senator for Harford County delivered the address to the graduates of Aberdeen High School for 1937 on June 17, 1937.
9. The Harford Democrat and Aberdeen Enterprise . Volume
LXIX, No. 17, Friday, February 14, 1936:
"Relief Meeting to be Held Today."
Senator Risteau abhors red tape in connection with relief in associated press statement Senator Risteau proposes "There should be a state fund for the unemployables, and those on old age pensions, distributed on proportion to the number of relief cases in the political subdivision with the population in the subdivision.
The Harford Democrat and Aberdeen Enterprise. Volume LXVI, N0.
21, Friday March 3,1933:
"Harford Members Propose a Reduction in Judges Salaries." Mary Risteau introduced a bill that would reduce the salaries of Maryland Judges from $11,500 to $8,000, and Circuit Court Judges from $8,500 to 6,000 per year. This was the first bill to reduce salaries of judges introduced in the Legislature during this century. All other legislation tended to increase judges salaries.
11.The Harford Democrat . Volume LXIV, No. 28
"The 1931 Legislative Session Ends; Many Bills Die." In the 1931 session of the Maryland Legislature, several important statewide laws were enacted. Mary Risteau, one of the Houses hardest workers, was concerned with agricultural legislation and was instrumental in the decisive defeat of the Woman Jurors Bill.
12. Magazine clipping, The Delineator , November, 1925,
Mary Risteau served as Chairwoman for Harford County at a Better Home demonstration in Belair, Maryland. Belair was awarded an honorable mention for its labor- saving equipment of its demonstration home. This was all for the 1925 campaign for Better Homes in America.
13. Picture Postcards There are thirty-two postcards from
California; Riverside and Santa Barbara. Also included are:
One from the White House November 6,1951 to Mary from Marian.
One from the New York Aquarium in Battery Park, N.Y. mentions Lillian and Bert September 16, 1934.
One from St. Judes Episcopal Church, Nov 13, 1951
Walterboro, South Carolina.
Newspaper Clippings and Speeches:
Wednesday,1851 December 3
Thursday, 1874 September 24
Thursday, 1881 September 29
Tuesday, 1881 October 18
Saturday, 1881 October 22
Saturday, 1882 April 1
July 25, 1846 : Speech of Mr. Johnson of Maryland on the tariff.
The Tariff delivered in the Senate July 25, 1846 (57 years since the constitution was adopted).
July 1848: A sketch, The Life and Public Services of General Zachary Taylor, the People Candidates for the Presidency.
August 7, 1856: Speech of Honorable A.K. Marshall of Kentucky on the General Politics of the Country delivered in the House of Representatives.
March 30, 1858: Speech of Honorable Henry Winter Davis of Maryland; against the admission of Kansas under the LeCompton Constitution.
Booklet of Tours to the California Expositions 1915 with notes by
Riverside California is circled for a special Expositions tour.
17. The Official Guide-Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915
18. Treasure Chest of Christmas Songs and Carols , Copyrighted 1936. Also a three page paper on the Instruction on the Liturgy November 17, 1968.
19. Democratic Convention Postor - Alfred E. Smith for President and Joe T. Robinson for Vice President.
The Democratic Digest. Volume XV, No. 7, July 1938.
Published by Womens Division Democratic National Committee Washingtion, D.C.
"Legislative Housekeepers: Their Records Prove Their Worth." by Virginia Rishel.
The article focuses on female legislators from Colorado, Maryland, Montana, Idaho, Iowa and Pennsylvania. It is very flattering to Maryland, claiming that it has three Democratic Women Legislators in the House and one in the Senate, Mary Risteau. The article states that in order for Mary to earn her Law degree she had to travel 60 miles each night, 5 nights a week for three years. She also runs a 300 hundred acre dairy farm and has been a member of the State Board of Education since 1922.
21. The North American Review , August 1883: "Woman in Politics" by Dr. William A. Hammond. The author argues that women belong in the home and regards the asserters of womens rights as a set of impracticable fanatics. Dr. Hammond states, "nothing could be more derogatory to the true dignity of woman race, than the dragging of her from the honorable position which she now occupies and for which her mental and physical pecularities so eminently fit her," he continues that, "those jobs in which force of intellect, a power of disinterested judgment, and enlarged views of public policy are * required; must ever continue to be occupied by man."
The Aegis . Belair, Maryland. Tabulated returns by Precincts.
Friday, May 5, 1944.
For Congressman Mary E.W. Risteau, 1238 total
23. Towson Court House, black and white photograph of Mary's father, W.M. Risteau dated (1890-1895)
24. The Maryland Democrat , December 1925. "County Assignments of District Chairman." - Miss Mary E. W. Risteau - Central Maryland (Howard, Harford, Baltimore and Carroll Counties).
25."Eleventh Annual Graduation Exercises." - Thursday
University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland
School of Law - Bachelor of Law Degree
Mary E.W. Risteau
University of Baltimore, June 1938.
Prizes awarded at the Commencement Exercise - Award for "Public Service" to Mary E.W. Risteau. (includes a gold vase)
27. "My Idea of Law Making" by Mary E. W. Risteau.
28. Institutions and Civil Government of Maryland by Bernard C. Steiner, 1899.
29. How to Draw Legal Instruments by Richard C. Samsel, 1929.
30. Memorial Proceedings by John Carter Rose, 1928.
31. The Reporter, The University of Baltimore Yearbook, 1938.
32. The Aegis , February 25, 1988 - "Maryland's Miss Mary."
33. Mary Risteau (3 X 5 photograph) and a pencil sketch of of her farmhouse.
34. Obituary - "Miss Mary Dies at 88," The Aegis , July 27, 1978.
35. An Invitation to the Dedication of the Mary E. W. Risteau District Court/ Multi-Service Center, October 17, 1983.
36. Mary Risteau Doll - A copy of the card given to people who purchased the doll.
37. "Memories and Miss Mary," by Louis Azrael, The News American July 30, 1978.
38. House Bill No. 1062 - First page of the bill for the purpose of naming the State Office Building in Harford County in honor of Mary E.W. Risteau.
39. "Maryland's Miss Mary," by Flora H. Wiley (a poem).
40. Letter To: Barbara Heaps From: State Superintendent of Schools - February 27, 1962.
41. Tributes to Mary Risteau.
42. Mary Risteau Quilt - The Aegis , May 8, 1990.
43. "Remembering Miss Mary" by Deborah Bowers, The Aegis , November 30, 1978.
44. State Office Building...
45. Women's Hall of Fame - October 27, 1986. Information relating to the nomination of Mary Risteau.