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Adams, Mildred, 1894-1980. Additional papers of Mildred Adams, 1934-1980: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.
March 1981

© 1981 President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: 81-M49--81-M160
Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Creator: Mildred Adams, 1894-1980
Title: Additional papers of Mildred Adams, 1934-1980
Quantity: 9.42 linear feet (9 cartons, 1 file box)
Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Addenda to the papers (MC 283) of Mildred Adams, writer, editor, and translator.

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: March 1981
By: Eva Moseley

Acquisition Information:

Accession numbers: 81-M49, 81-M80 81-M143, 81-M160
These papers of Mildred Adams Kenyon were given to the Schlesinger Library in February and June 1981 by W. Houston Kenyon.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Mildred Adams 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 for publication:

Mildred Adams Additional papers, 1934-1980; item description, dates. 81-M49--81-M160, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Mildred Adams Papers, 1936-1963 (MC 283).


Mildred Adams (this is the name she uses professionally) was born in Morrison, Illinois. She studied economics and Spanish at the University of California at Berkeley and later at Columbia and Yale. Adams is a writer, editor and translator. During World War II she served in the educational division of the Columbia Broadcasting System. She has been a reporter, wrote many feature articles for The New York Times, was a correspondent for The Economist of London, and has written many books, including The Right to be People, a history of the struggle for suffrage. She still lives in New York City, where she first went to visit at the invitation of her aunt, Gertrude Foster Brown. It was through her aunt's suffrage activities that Adams met Carrie Chapman Catt and herself became involved in women's rights.


These papers are arranged in series as they were kept by Mildred Adams and as they were packed in her New York apartment, more or less in reverse chronological order. One item was given to the Schlesinger Library by the Foreign Policy Association in June 1981.



Additional catalog entries

The following catalog entries represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. An entry for each appears in the Harvard On Line Library Information System (HOLLIS) and other automated bibliographic databases. THIS IS NOT AN INDEX.
Adams family
Household employees
Interior decoration
International relations
League of Women Voters (U.S.). Overseas Education Fund
Miller, Helen Hill, 1899-1995
New York (N.Y.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965
The Economist
Ward, Barbara, 1914-1981
Women authors, American
Women geographers
Women journalists--United States


The following items have been removed from the collection, 7 May 1981: