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77-M162--80-M156

Guggenheimer, Elinor C., 1912-2008. Papers of Elinor C. Guggenheimer, 1959-1980: 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

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: 77-M162--80-M156
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Elinor C. Guggenheimer, 1912-2008
Title: Papers of Elinor C. Guggenheimer, 1959-1980
Date(s): 1959-1980
Quantity: 1 linear feet (1 carton)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Articles, speeches, correspondence, etc., of Elinor Coleman Guggenheimer, public official and civic worker.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 77-M162 80-M156
This collection, the gift of Elinor Coleman Guggenheimer, was received by the Schlesinger Library on October 21, 1977 and August 12, 1980.

Processing Information:

Preliminary Inventory: October, 1980
By: Jane S. Knowles

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Elinor C. Guggenheimer 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:

Elinor Coleman Guggenheimer Papers, 1959-1980; item description, dates. 77-M162--80-M156, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

Elinor Coleman Guggenheimer, public official and civic worker, was born in 1912 and educated at Vassar and Barnard (AB 1934). A woman of great organizing ability and many interests, Guggenheimer took her first paid position during World War II as manager of the Film Training Bureau of the Division of Training, Civil Service Commission, New York City, 1942-1944. She founded and directed the Day Care Council of New York, 1948-1964, and the Day Care and Child Development Council of America, 1958-1965. She was a member of the Agency for Child Development Commissions, 1971-1974 and affiliated with many other child care organizations. From 1961-1968, as member of the New York City Planning Commission, Guggenheimer was involved with many aspects of the planning and organization of the parks system, and also lectured and wrote on urban recreation and park planning. From 1971-1973, Guggenheimer was the moderator of a daily television public affairs program and the producer of "Spotlight on New Yorkers." During 1974-1976, Guggenheimer served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. Guggenheimer was also active in the women's movement as member of the Advisory Committee of the National and New York City branch of the National Organization for Women, and as Council member of the National Women's Political Caucus. A devoted supporter of many New York and national voluntary agencies, especially the National Council of Jewish Women, Guggenheimer was also deeply involved in a wide range of New York City cultural activities.
For complete résumé, see folder #1.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection consists of Elinor C. Guggenheimer's articles, speeches and correspondence, and relates to her activities in Day Care, New York City government (Parks, Planning and Consumer Affairs), teaching, television and the women's movement.

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Additional Index Terms

Child Development
City planning
Consumer protection--New York (State)--New York
Day care centers--New York (State)--New York
Educators
New York (N.Y.)--Officials and employees
Parks--New York (State)--New York
Parks--Planning
Public officers
Recreation--New York (State)--New York
Speeches
Television
Women's rights
Community Council of Greater New York
Day Care and Child Development Council of America
Day Care Council of New York City
National Council of Jewish Women
National Organization for Women
National Women's Political Caucus (U.S.)
New York (N.Y.). Department of Consumer Affairs
New York (N.Y.). City Planning Commission
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979
Shriver, Eunice Kennedy

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