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DES.2004.0002.009826389

The Franziska Porges Hosken Research Files for "Kathmandu Valley Towns": An Inventory.

Special Collections, Frances Loeb Library, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: DES.2004.0002.009826389
Repository: Special Collections, Frances Loeb Library, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Creator: Hosken, Fran P., 1919-2006
Title: The Franziska Porges Hosken Research Files for "Kathmandu Valley Towns"
Date(s): 1970-1975
Quantity: 3 linear feet
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Research files connected to the publication of "The Kathmandu Valley Towns: A Record of Life and Change in Nepal".

Acquisition Information:

Gift of John Hosken, 2005.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Mary Daniels

Conditions on Use and Access:

Contact Special Collections Department, Frances Loeb Library, Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

History

Franziska Porges Hosken received a Master of Architecture degree from the GSD in 1944; she was among the first women graduates of the program. She subsequently worked as a product designer, journalist and as an advocate for women's health issues, on an international scale.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged as follows: Series A ("The Kathmandu Valley Towns: A Record of Life and Change in Nepal"); Series B (Research); Series C (Photographs).

Scope and Contents

"The Kathmandu Valley Towns: A Record of Life and Change in Nepal", published by J. Weatherhill, New York and Tokyo, 1974. The book is documentation of Hosken's analysis of village and town communities in the Kathmandu Valley. Her travels in Nepal were formative in her future focus on women's health issues, particularly in the developing world.
The photographs in the collection (many of which were not included in the book) offer rich and vivid depictions of community life, festivals, and religious centers.
The collection includes research files, photographs and slides, correspondence and pre-publication materials related to her book "The Kathmandu Valley Towns: A Record of Life and Change in Nepal".
The research files are dated 1970 through 1975.

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