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COLLECTION Identifier: 81-M215

Papers of Fran P. Hosken, 1971-1981


Photocopies of documents pertaining to Fran P. Hosken's sex discrimination complaints against the Harvard Graduate School of Design and against the Ford Foundation.


  • 1971-1981

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Fran P. Hosken 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.


.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)

The collection consists of photocopies of documents concerning Fran P. Hosken's sex discrimination complaints against the Harvard Graduate School of Design and against the Ford Foundation.

Folder descriptions are those of Hosken, unless bracketed.


Franziska Porges Hosken earned a master of Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1944; she has been a journalist on urban affairs, written for Architectural Forum, and taught urban studies at the University Without Walls in Roxbury, Massachusetts. She brought a sex discrimination complaint against Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1971 and against the Ford Foundation in 1973. She is editor of WIN News, published by the Women's International Network, Lexington, Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 81-M215

These papers were given to the Schlesinger Library by Franziska Porges Hosken in September 1981.

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: September 1981

By: Katherine Gray Kraft

Hosken, Fran P., 1919-2006. Papers of Fran P. Hosken, 1971-1981: 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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