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COLLECTION Identifier: A-64

Papers of Katherine Graham Howard, 1941-1967


Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, etc., of Katherine Graham Howard, Republican activist and federal administrator.


  • 1941-1967

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Katherine Graham Howard 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.


7.09 linear feet (17 file boxes)
Notes, records and correspondence in connection with her work as Secretary of the Republican National Committee, 1948-1952, as Secretary of the Arrangements Committee for the Republican National Convention, 1952, and as Secretary of the Republican National Convention, 1952. Complete record of her work leading up to and including the Convention of 1952 (includes roll calls), also her work while on Eisenhower's personal staff during the Campaign of 1952. Also some record of her work in civil defense, 1954-1957. Speeches, etc. as United States Deputy Commissioner of the Brussels World's Fair-1958, 1957- ; record of activities for Nixon-Lodge volunteers of Mass. in 1960.


Katherine Graham Howard was active in the Republican party as secretary of the National Committee (1948-1952), as a staff member for Dwight Eisenhower during his 1952 campaign, and as a volunteer worker for the Nixon-Lodge ticket in Massachusetts during 1960. She was assistant administrator and then deputy administrator of the Federal Civil Defense Administration, a member of the Committee for Civil Defense of NATO, and United States Deputy Commissioner of the Brussels World's Fair during 1957 and 1958.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 56-21, 71, 82, 136 58-22, 160, 410

Received 1956-1979


  1. Box 1: 1-5
  2. Box 2: 5a-15
  3. Box 3: 16-24
  4. Box 4: 25-40
  5. Box 5: 41-51
  6. Box 6: 52-65
  7. Box 7: 66-83
  8. Box 8: 84-93
  9. Box 9: 94-120
  10. Box 10: 121-145
  11. Box 11: 146-159
  12. Box 12: volumes 1-4
  13. Box 13: 160-182
  14. Box 14: 183-211
  15. Box 15: 212-229
  16. Box 16: 230-242v
  17. Box 17: 243-250
Howard, Katherine Graham, 1898-1986. Papers of Katherine Graham Howard, 1941-1979 : A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

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