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
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and Records Commission.
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
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.
Accession number: 71-30
The papers of Katharine Kinderman were deposited in the Schlesinger Library by Katharine S. Kinderman in February 1971.
Processed: February 1978
By: Katherine Gray Kraft
Access. Collection is open for research.
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Katharine S. Kinderman is held by the
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other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
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:
- Breaking the Sex Barrier
- Cartoons - Women's Progress
- Ellen Goodman
- Jane Hart
- History of Women
- International News (status of women abroad)
- Margaret Mead
- Pill Controversy
- Sex Education
- Stereotypes and Myths - Male and Female
- Washington Newsletter for Women
- Women Alone
- Women and Medicine
- Women and Politics
- Women and Religion
- Women in the Academic World
- Women's Image/Advertising
- Women's Liberation - The Movement
- Working Mothers
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.
- 1. Scripts for shows #1 and #2. Also, summaries of all seven programs. Scripts give proposed
remarks by hosts; they are not transcripts.
Scope and Contents
: Show #1. "How to Make a Woman's Show," July 8, 1970. Recorded live. Karen Klein, host;
Dianne Dumanoski, news. Guests: Jack Calhoun, assistant director of Technical Development
Corporation, bachelor; Kathy Millane, 1970 graduate of Newton South High School (Newton,
Mass.), planning to attend Reed College; Susan Jhirad, literature instructor at M.I.T.,
radical political activist, wife and mother; Jay Warren, married, mother of seven,
lived overseas six years, working part-time on masters in social work at Boston University.
Show #2. "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" July 15, 1970. Recorded live. Karen Klein,
host; Dianne Dumanoski, news; Caryl Rivers, commentary. Guests: Dr. Patricia Greenfield,
psychologist and mother; Marilyn Clayton, mother, worker at infant care center; Julie
Haddad, mother, director of cooperative nursery.
- 2. Scripts for shows #3-#7.
Scope and Contents
: Show #3. "Blue-Collar Women," July 22, 1970. Recorded July 20. Karen Klein, host;
Diana Gerrity, news; Barbara Haber, guest commentary. Guests: Rosie LeCours, "Rosie
the Cabdriver," only woman in Boston driving own cab, only woman on Boston Taxi Drivers
Association board, women's record for length of time driving cab (28 years); Gusti
Trainor, founder of Boston Women United, stitcher at B.F. Goodrich 17 years, teaching
class on history of American women at community university.
Show #4. "Women's Liberation," July 29, 1970. Recorded July 28. Caryl Rivers, host.
Guests: Betsy Sable, Jane Gaughan, Wilma Diskin, all members of Boston-area women's
Show #5. "Women and Politics," August 12, 1970. Recorded live. Marge Schiller, host;
Dianne Dumanoski, news. Guests: Delores Mitchell, lobbyist on Beacon Hill (Boston),
Democratic State Committeewoman; Mary B. Newman, Massachusetts state representative
(Republican), running for Mass. Secretary of State; Mardee Strayhorn, New Bedford
coordinator of Gary Studds for Congress campaign.
Show #6. "Day Care," August 19, 1970. Recorded August 18. Marge Schiller, host; Dianne
Dumanoski, news; Mary Blau, commentary. Guests: Nikki Nickerson, working with day
care in South End (Boston); Mickey Seltzer, setting up day care center; Bill Smith,
teaching in Cambridge KLH Child Development Center.
Show #7. "50th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage Movement," August 26, 1970. Recorded
live. Marge Schiller, host; Caryl Rivers, interviewer of Florence Luscomb, suffragist,
feminist, political activist. Guests: Diana Gerrity, editor; Caryl Rivers, free-lance
journalist; Dianne Dumanoski, of WGBH-TV.
- 3. Memoranda re shows of August 19 and August 26, photocopies; and photocopies of two
news articles on cancellation of program.
- 4. Adoption. 1 autograph letter, signed to program department, n.d.; notes.
- 5. Advertisements. Notes, memo, newsclippings, and ad samples.
- 6. August 26th. Memo; newsclippings; press releases from Boston N.O.W. and Women's Rights
Day Coalition; texts of remarks by Jeanne Lafferty (Female Liberation), Mary B. Newman,
Joni Reid (Boston Women United), Tobah Leah Singer (Young Socialists Alliance), and
Barbara Zilber (N.O.W.) Also, photocopy of Boston Mayor Kevin White's Declaration
of Women's Rights Day.
- 7. Barth, Ramona. Correspondence with Barth; notes; newsclipping.
- 8. Birth control. Memos from Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts; and United States Court
of Appeals decision in Baird v. Eisenstadt, July 6, 1970.
- 9. Brown, Dorothy Kirchwey. Photocopy of typed letter, signed from Mary Blau to Brown,
June 22, 1970, and 1 autograph letter, signed from Brown to Blau, July 6, 1970.
- 10. Day care. Correspondence, including information about Peirce-Warwick Adoption Service,
June-July 1970; "Twenty-Three Prejudices Which Hurt Three Million Children," by Gwen
G. Morgan, 1966(?), typescript photocopy; notes.
- 11. Job discrimination. Notes, including notes on talks given at Equal Pay Conference
sponsored by United States Women's Bureau, June 1970.
- 12. League of Women Voters of Massachusetts. 1 memo, 1 newsclipping.
- 13. Statistics-Women. Statistics on women faculty and students in Harvard University professional
- 14. Suffragettes. Notes on interviews with Florence Luscomb and Dr. Isabel Kendig. Also,
1 page typescript carbon copy biography of Florence Luscomb.
- 15. Women and the Law. "The Legal Revolution in Women's Employment Rights," speech by
Sonia Pressman to Women's Equity Action League legal seminar, December 5, 1969, photocopy;
- 16. Women in Profile. Correspondence with Marie W. Kargman; leaflet and publicity articles
for National Association of Women Lawyers seminar, "Are Marital Rights in Balance?"
October 9, 1965; notes.
- 17. Women's Liberation-Cartoons. 10 matboards with cartoons, probably used on first show.
Day care centers
In Her Own Right
Television producers and directors
Sex discrimination in employment
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.
Working class women
Brown, Dorothy Kirchwey, 1888-1981
Luscomb, Florence, 1887-1985
Newman, Mary B.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)