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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 253

Papers of Katharine S. Kinderman, 1969-1970


Scripts, correspondence, etc., concerning WGBH's "In Her Own Right," produced by Katharine Bancroft Schlesinger Kinderman.


  • Creation: 1969-1970

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Katharine S. Kinderman 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) plus 14 audiotapes)

This collection contains scripts of proposed remarks by hosts from In Her Own Right; master and listening copies of audiotapes of the seven programs; correspondence; notes; and some printed material. There are no transcripts of the tapes, which are shelved as T-31.


Katharine Kinderman, daughter of Marian (Cannon) Schlesinger and Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr., was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She attended the Buckingham School (Cambridge) and Boston University, and graduated from Loretto Heights College in Denver with a degree in mass communications. After serving as an American Field Service counselor, a VISTA volunteer (in Eastern Kentucky), and an administrative assistant at Yale University, Kinderman produced programs for WGBH-TV (PBS) in Boston (1969-1970). During the first half of 1971 she was a news reporter for WCHS-TV in Charleston, West Virginia, and in the latter half, project director for Designs for Rural Action, a private consulting firm concerned with rural poverty. As program director of Continental Cablevision (1972-1974) in Concord, New Hampshire, Kinderman wrote and produced local programs, in addition to moderating a community talk show. The following year (July 1975 - June 1976), she was a video consultant for Metro State College in Denver. In August 1976 she became the public affairs producer for KRMA-TV (PBS) in Denver.

In Her Own Right, produced for WGBH-TV by Kinderman in the summer of 1970, was a series of seven programs by and about women. According to Kinderman, the show "came out of a desire in the late 60's for women to have their vehicle for expression on TV.... All different kinds of women" were represented on the program, which "previewed films by women film-makers and discussed issues of concern to women."

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 71-30

The papers of Katharine Kinderman were deposited in the Schlesinger Library by Katharine S. Kinderman in February 1971.


Newsclippings from folders labeled as follows were removed and added to Schlesinger Library's vertical file:

  1. Abortion
  2. Breaking the Sex Barrier
  3. Cartoons - Women's Progress
  4. Ellen Goodman
  5. Jane Hart
  6. History of Women
  7. Housewives
  8. International News (status of women abroad)
  9. Margaret Mead
  10. Miscellaneous
  11. People
  12. Pill Controversy
  13. Polls
  14. Sex Education
  15. Stereotypes and Myths - Male and Female
  16. Washington Newsletter for Women
  17. Women Alone
  18. Women and Medicine
  19. Women and Politics
  20. Women and Religion
  21. Women in the Academic World
  22. Women's Image/Advertising
  23. Women's Liberation - The Movement
  24. Working Mothers

Processing Information

Processed: February 1978

By: Katherine Gray Kraft

Kinderman, Katharine S.. Papers of Katharine S. Kinderman, 1969-1970: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
The collection was processed with funds provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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