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COLLECTION Identifier: A-28

Papers of Maryal Knox, 1879-1956


Correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, etc., of Maryal Knox, social worker.


  • Creation: 1879-1956

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Maryal Knox as well as 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)

Correspondence, photos, pamphlets, articles, and minutes, 1953-1954, of the East Harlem Council for Community Planning reflect Maryal Knox's education and career; also Knox family genealogy and family photographs.


Born in Tokyo, Japan, of missionary parentage, Maryal Knox early showed an interest in people and in service to them. Returning to Rye, New York in 1893, she graduated from Wellesley College in 1901. Soon she returned to settlement work in New York. For over 30 years she was associated with the 110th Street Neighborhood Club, and in 1952 was honored for 50 years in social work.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 57-115

Received November 1957. Gift of Miss Carol Knox, 15 Claremont Ave., New York 27, New York.


Knox, Maryal, 1879-1955. Papers of Maryal Knox, 1879-1956: 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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