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Palfrey Street School progress reports and other documents


The Palfrey Street School was an “alternative” high school established in 1965 by Edward (Ned) Ryerson in Watertown, Massachusetts. The privately-funded school closed in 1991. The collection contains fourteen mimeographed reports and other documents relating to the school’s earliest years, 1965-1970.


  • 1965 - 1970

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is available for research. Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Gutman Library’s Special Collections Department.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests have not been transferred to the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Users are advised to determine the copyright status of any document from which they wish to publish. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Gutman Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold the copyright.


.25 linear feet (1 box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Alan Rabinowitz, 2008 June 16.

Processing Information

Processed by Edward Copenhagen, April 2009. Transcribed to HOLLIS for Archival Discovery by Te-Yi Lee, July 2021.
Link to catalog
Palfrey Street School progress reports and other documents, 1965-1970
Gutman Library Special Collections, Harvard Graduate School of Education
April 29, 2009
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Monroe C. Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University Repository

Monroe C. Gutman Library
6 Appian Way
Cambridge MA 02138 United States