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COLLECTION Identifier: 76-247--80-M33

Papers of Dorothy Winsor Bisbee, 1957-1976


Correspondence, speeches, articles, etc., of Dorothy Winsor Bisbee, founder and director of Citizens for the Boston Public Schools.


  • Creation: 1957-1976


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Dorothy Winsor Bisbee 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.


1.83 linear feet ((1 carton, 2 file boxes) plus 1 photograph folder)

Folders generally contain correspondence, speeches, releases, Bulletins and reports of the Citizens for Boston Public Schools, arranged chronologically by year. Additional material received in 1980 (80-M33) was added to the collection in March 2016 and is housed in #45.


Dorothy Winsor Bisbee was the founder and director of Citizens for the Boston Public Schools.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 76-247, 76-386, 77-M116, 80-M33

These papers of Dorothy Winsor Bisbee were given to the Schlesinger Library by Dorothy Winsor Bisbee between July 1976 and August 1977, and by Tahi Mottl in 1980. Accession number 80-M33 was added in March 2016.


  1. Carton 1: 1-24
  2. Box 2: 25-31
  3. Box 3: 32-44

Processing Information

Preliminary Inventory: October 1979

By: Jane S. Knowles

Updated and additional materials added: March 2016

By: Anne Engelhart

Bisbee, Dorothy Winsor, 1896-1986. Papers of Dorothy Winsor Bisbee, 1957-1976: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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