Carton 1 contains both personal correspondence between Leet and her family as well as materials pertaining to organizations in which she actively participated. The abbreviations used include CHS (College for Human Services), and IPA (International Peace Academy). The full names of other abbreviations used by Leet appear in parentheses. This carton contains restricted items (in four red sleeves) that must be removed prior to research use.
Carton 2 contains materials pertaining to the Trickle Up Program. Leet used abbreviations for folder headings: T/ or TUP/ refers to the Trickle Up Program and NL refers to "newsletter." Full names for other abbreviations are listed in brackets. This carton contains restricted items (in one red sleeve) that must be removed prior to research use.
Carton 3 contains primarily materials pertaining to Leet's involvement with various organizations, conferences and events affiliated with foreign relations, peace activism, and the rights of women. It includes but is not limited to: the National Service Conference, the National Council of Women of the United States, International Women's Year and the New York State Women's Meeting, 1977.
A memorial web site was captured as part of Harvard University Library's Web Archive Collection (WAX).
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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
3 linear feet ((3 cartons) plus electronic records)
In 1974 she married Glen Leet (1908-1998), then President of the International Society for Community Development. Among his many activities in foreign development, he served as U.N. Advisor to Greece (1947-1950), and the first U.N. Consultant on Social Welfare Policy. In the 1960s he became of President of Save the Children. Together Glen and Mildred developed Hotline International, a telecommunications conferencing program that covered five U.N. conferences from 1974 to 1978. The couple also co-founded the Trickle Up Program (1979), which continues to receive awards for its philanthropic work. The enduring program assists low-income people worldwide by providing conditional seed capital and business training. The grants enable participants to launch a small business in partnership with local agencies. The recipient of numerous degrees and honors, Leet has written and lectured widely on women and development and technology. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame (2003) for philanthropic endeavors.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Mildred Robbins Leet were given to the Schlesinger Library by Mildred Robbins Leet in August 2002.
By: Marilyn Morgan
- Leet, Mildred Robbins, 1922-2011. Papers of Mildred Robbins Leet, 1966-1986: A Container List
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