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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 183: T-23

Papers of Peggy Lamson, ca. 1967


Audiotapes and transcripts of interviews of Congresswomen and women in government service by Peggy Lamson, author.


  • Creation: 1967

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the interviews in the papers created by Peggy Lamson is held by the interviewers and interviewees. 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 27 cassettes)

The manuscript collection MC 183 consists of 10 transcripts of interviews of Congresswomen (Frances Bolton, Ella Grasso, Martha Griffiths, Margaret Heckler, Patsy Mink, and Margaret Chase Smith) and women in government service (Eugenie Anderson, Esther Peterson, and Antonina Uccello), as well as Judge Constance Baker Motley, conducted by Peggy Lamson for her book Few Are Chosen, which was published in 1968. The cassette phonotapes of all but one (Margaret Heckler's) of these interviews are shelved as T-23, which also includes interviews with associates of the subject women which have not been transcribed.


Peggy Lamson (Mrs. Roy) is an author who lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 73-34

These cassettes and transcripts were deposited in the Schlesinger Library by Peggy Lamson in March, 1973.

Processing Information

Processed: June 1973

Lamson, Peggy. Papers of Peggy Lamson, ca. 1967: 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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