Additional papers of Mildred Robbins Leet, 1928-2005
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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
.21 linear feet ((1/2 file box) plus 4 photograph folders and electronic records)
A memorial web site was captured as part of Harvard University Library's Web Archive Collection (WAX).
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 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
These addenda to the papers of Mildred Robbins Leet were given to the Schlesinger Library by Mildred Robbins Leet in August 2002.
By: Marilyn Morgan
Updated January 2015
By: Paula Aloisio
- Leet, Mildred Robbins, 1922-2011. Additional papers of Mildred Robbins Leet, 1928-2005: A Container List
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