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79-M153

Taylor, Katharine, 1888-1979. Papers of Katharine Taylor, 1912-1976: 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.: 79-M153
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Katharine Taylor, 1888-1979
Title: Papers of Katharine Taylor, 1912-1976
Date(s): 1912-1976
Quantity: 1.83 linear feet (1 carton, 2 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, manuscript and typescript drafts of articles and talks, articles, etc., of Katharine Taylor, educator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 79-M153
These papers of Katharine Taylor were given to the Schlesinger Library by Katharine Taylor's literary executor, Frank G. Jennings (via Edward Yeomans) in July 1979.

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: June 1980
By: Sharon M. Vardamis

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Katharine Taylor 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 Taylor Papers, 1912-1976; item description, dates. 79-M153, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

Katharine Taylor: Educator
Born in June 24, 1888 in Hartford, Connecticut. Attended local elementary schools; secondary school at the Francis W. Parker School, Chicago; Vassar College, A.B., 1910; University of Michigan, M.A., 1911. Instructor in English at Vassar College, 1913-1916; member of the faculty of the Parker School, Chicago, from 1916-1921.
Director of the Shady Hill School, Cambridge, 1921-1949. Chairman of Education and Child Care Project in Germany of Unitarian Service Committee, 1949-1953. Consultant to New World Foundation, 1955-1976; consultant to International Schools Foundation, 1959-1960.
Board Memberships: Vassar College, Francis W. Parker School, Children to Palestine, New World Foundation.
Died March 12, 1979, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The collection includes correspondence; manuscript and typescript drafts of articles and talks; material on the Shady Hill School including information on teacher training, curriculum and learning, and poetry, articles, and plays by students; and reports on the International Schools Service and New World Foundation. Folder headings are Katharine Taylor's.

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Additional Index Terms

Children--Writing
Education, Elementary
Educators
Teachers--Training of
Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966
International Schools Service
New World Foundation
Sarton, May, 1912-1995
Shady Hill School (Cambridge, Mass.)

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