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COLLECTION Identifier: 81-M49--81-M160

Additional papers of Mildred Adams, 1934-1980


Addenda to the papers (MC 283) of Mildred Adams, writer, editor, and translator.


  • 1934-1980

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Mildred Adams 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.


9.42 linear feet (9 cartons, 1 file box)

These papers are arranged in series as they were kept by Mildred Adams and as they were packed in her New York apartment, more or less in reverse chronological order. One item was given to the Schlesinger Library by the Foreign Policy Association in June 1981.


Mildred Adams (this is the name she uses professionally) was born in Morrison, Illinois. She studied economics and Spanish at the University of California at Berkeley and later at Columbia and Yale. Adams is a writer, editor and translator. During World War II she served in the educational division of the Columbia Broadcasting System. She has been a reporter, wrote many feature articles for The New York Times, was a correspondent for The Economist of London, and has written many books, including The Right to be People, a history of the struggle for suffrage. She still lives in New York City, where she first went to visit at the invitation of her aunt, Gertrude Foster Brown. It was through her aunt's suffrage activities that Adams met Carrie Chapman Catt and herself became involved in women's rights.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 81-M49, 81-M80 81-M143, 81-M160

These papers of Mildred Adams Kenyon were given to the Schlesinger Library in February and June 1981 by W. Houston Kenyon.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Mildred Adams Papers, 1936-1963 (MC 283).


The following items have been removed from the collection, 7 May 1981:

  1. Decorator's plans
  2. Catalogues


  1. Carton l: l-26a
  2. Carton 2: 27-47
  3. Carton 3: 48-84
  4. Carton 4: 85-110
  5. Carton 5: 111-150
  6. Carton 6: 151-169
  7. Carton 7: 170-199
  8. Carton 8: 200-222
  9. Carton 9: 223-289
  10. Box 10: 290-298

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: March 1981

By: Eva Moseley

Adams, Mildred, 1894-1980. Additional papers of Mildred Adams, 1934-1980: 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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