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MC 253

Kinderman, Katharine S.. Papers of Katharine S. Kinderman, 1969-1970: A Finding Aid

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


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

The collection was processed with funds provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: MC 253
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Katharine S. Kinderman
Title: Papers of Katharine S. Kinderman, 1969-1970
Date(s): 1969-1970
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box) plus 14 audiotapes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Scripts, correspondence, etc., concerning WGBH's "In Her Own Right," produced by Katharine Bancroft Schlesinger Kinderman.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 71-30
The papers of Katharine Kinderman were deposited in the Schlesinger Library by Katharine S. Kinderman in February 1971.

Processing Information:

Processed: February 1978
By: Katherine Gray Kraft

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Katharine S. Kinderman 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:

Katharine S. Kinderman Papers, 1969-1970; item description, dates. MC 253, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Newsclippings from folders labeled as follows were removed and added to Schlesinger Library's vertical file:


Katharine Kinderman, daughter of Marian (Cannon) Schlesinger and Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr., was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She attended the Buckingham School (Cambridge) and Boston University, and graduated from Loretto Heights College in Denver with a degree in mass communications. After serving as an American Field Service counselor, a VISTA volunteer (in Eastern Kentucky), and an administrative assistant at Yale University, Kinderman produced programs for WGBH-TV (PBS) in Boston (1969-1970). During the first half of 1971 she was a news reporter for WCHS-TV in Charleston, West Virginia, and in the latter half, project director for Designs for Rural Action, a private consulting firm concerned with rural poverty. As program director of Continental Cablevision (1972-1974) in Concord, New Hampshire, Kinderman wrote and produced local programs, in addition to moderating a community talk show. The following year (July 1975 - June 1976), she was a video consultant for Metro State College in Denver. In August 1976 she became the public affairs producer for KRMA-TV (PBS) in Denver.
In Her Own Right, produced for WGBH-TV by Kinderman in the summer of 1970, was a series of seven programs by and about women. According to Kinderman, the show "came out of a desire in the late 60's for women to have their vehicle for expression on TV.... All different kinds of women" were represented on the program, which "previewed films by women film-makers and discussed issues of concern to women."


This collection contains scripts of proposed remarks by hosts from In Her Own Right; master and listening copies of audiotapes of the seven programs; correspondence; notes; and some printed material. There are no transcripts of the tapes, which are shelved as T-31.

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Additional Index Terms

Birth control
Day care centers
In Her Own Right
Television producers and directors
Public television
Sex discrimination in employment
Sex role
Television scripts
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.
Women--Political activity
Women's rights
Working class women
Barth, Ramona
Brown, Dorothy Kirchwey, 1888-1981
Harvard University--Students--Statistics
Harvard University--Faculty--Statistics
Luscomb, Florence, 1887-1985
Newman, Mary B.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)