It Came From the (Photo) Morgue! Judge Theresa Meikle

March is Women's History Month!

Judge Theresa Meikle, April 1, 1955.  (San Francisco News-Call Bulletin Photo Morgue, SFPL)
In 1955, Judge Theresa Meikle became the presiding judge of San Francisco's superior court - the first woman elected to such a position in any major American city.
And from an earlier article -
'Woman of the Day' - August 11, 1937
Judge Theresa Meikle
Because as a judge presiding over one of the departments of San Francisco's Municipal Court she proves that a woman can meet men jurists on equal grounds.
Because she deals with sordid problems, but never loses her ideals nor her confidence in human beings.
Because she is committed to enactment and enforcement of better laws for protection of rights of women and children.
[Image and captions: P459 Meikle, Theresa]

The San Francisco Public Library owns the photo morgue of the San Francisco News-Call Bulletin, a daily newspaper that covered the time period from the 1920s to 1965. Much of the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection comes from the San Francisco News-Call Bulletin Photo Morgue. However, the morgue also includes statewide, national, and international subjects and people that have not been digitized or cataloged. When researchers order scans from the San Francisco News-Call Bulletin Photo Morgue,selections are cataloged and added to the online database.

Looking for a historical photograph of San Francisco? Try our online database first. Not there? Come visit us at the Photo Desk of the San Francisco History Center, located on the sixth floor at the Main Library. The Photo Desk hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. You may also request photographs from the San Francisco News-Call Bulletin Photo Morgue.