As a student, Matusow (1917-?) was an antiwar activist and member of the American Student Union. She sought recognition for a Marxist club without success, and was thus included on Chase’s lists of subversives. She took time off from her studies to unionize hotel maids for Local 665 of the Hotel and Restaurant Worker Union, and supported other unionizing efforts. She completed a degree in public health nursing. She is included in the Minnesota Historical Society’s Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project.
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