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2003-M115

Howard, Frances Humphrey. Papers of Frances Humphrey Howard, 1928-2002: A Container List

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.: 2003-M115
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Frances Humphrey Howard
Title: Papers of Frances Humphrey Howard, 1928-2002
Date(s): 1928-2002
Quantity: 41 linear feet (41 cartons)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Papers of Frances Humphrey Howard, including genealogical, family, and biographical information; personal and professional correspondence, including her brother Hubert Humphrey; scrapbooks; interview transcripts; articles by and about Howard; speeches; etc.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 2003-M115
These papers were given to the Schlesinger Library by the children of Frances Humphrey Howard, Anne L. Howard-Tristani and William R. Howard, in September 2003.

Processing Information:

Container list: September 2003
By: Maida Loescher and Nancy Sahli

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Frances Humphrey Howard 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:

Frances Humphrey Howard Papers, 1928-2002; item description, dates. 2003-M115, box #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

Born in South Dakota and a graduate of George Washington University (B.A. 1937, M.A. 1941), Frances (Humphrey) Howard (1914-2002) was special assistant to Eleanor Roosevelt in the Office of Civilian Defense (1941-1942), a consultant to UNESCO, and organizer of the first United Nations people-to-people tour of Europe (1957). Following the death of her husband, I. Ray Howard, she served as a foreign service officer in the Agency for International Development (1960-1968) where she was director of the Special Project Branch in the Office of the War on Hunger. After resigning in 1968 in order to campaign for her brother, Hubert Humphrey, Howard returned to public service, serving as chief liaison officer for voluntary health programs in the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (1969-1970), and as liaison between the National Library of Medicine and other federal agencies. She served on numerous boards in the Washington, D.C. area, and received many awards recognizing her five decades of public service.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Collection includes genealogical, family, and biographical information; personal and professional correspondence, including Hubert Humphrey; scrapbooks; interview transcripts, 1990-2001; articles by and about Howard; speeches; files documenting Howard's civic memberships and board activities; files concerning her work for the Agency for International Development, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and National Library of Medicine; audio- and videotapes, photographs, and motion picture films.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Civic leaders--United States
United States--Officials and employees
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978
National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
United States. Agency for International Development
United States. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
U.S. National Commission for UNESCO

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