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79-M136--79-M205

Griswold, Harriet Ford, 1904-1999. Papers of Harriet Ford Griswold, 1957-1979: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: 79-M136--79-M205
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Harriet Ford Griswold, 1904-1999
Title: Papers of Harriet Ford Griswold, 1957-1979
Date(s): 1957-1979
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, clippings, photographs, etc., of Harriet Ford Griswold, civic worker, children's librarian, author, and lecturer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 79-M136, 79-M205
This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library by Marjorie Alberts and Harriet Ford Griswold in June and October, 1979.

Processing Information:

By: Jane S. Knowles

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Harriet Ford Griswold is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Harriet Ford Griswold Papers, 1957-1979; item description, dates. 79-M136--79-M205, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

BIOGRAPHY

Harriet Ford Griswold, civic worker, received her AB from Stanford in 1928 and married Erwin Griswold in 1931. Griswold contracted polio in 1939 and thereafter was active in promoting programs for the handicapped. She traveled widely and worked in a voluntary capacity for many organizations. She was trustee of the Bay State Rehabilitation Clinic, adviser to the Junior League of Boston on issues relating to the handicapped, member of HEW's National Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Committee, the Women's Committee of the President, 1972, and the Committee on Employment of the Handicapped. She was delegate to the White House Conference on Aging, 1971, member of the Lawyers' Wives of D.C. and of the Justices' Wives Group. She was in addition, children's librarian, lecturer, author and book reviewer.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The collection consists of personal letters from Harriet Ford Griswold to family and friends (manuscript and typescript carbon copies) describing her life in Cambridge and in Washington and the legal and professional activities of her husband Erwin Griswold, Dean of the Harvard Law School, 1946-1967, and Solicitor General, 1967-1973. Additionally, there are letters to Griswold, letters from Erwin Griswold to Marjorie Alberts, and clippings and photographs of Harriet and Erwin Griswold.

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Additional Index Terms

Cambridge (Mass.)--Social life and customs
Law--United States
Lawyers
People with disabilities--Services for
Rehabilitation
Vocational rehabilitation
Washington (D.C.)--Social life and customs
Griswold, Erwin N. (Erwin Nathaniel), 1904-1994
Harvard Law School--Faculty
Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009

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