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COLLECTION Identifier: 83-M275--84-M60

Papers of Audry Lynch, 1937-1984


Correspondence, writings, travel diaries, etc., of Audrey Lynch, teacher, journalist and guidance counselor.


  • 1937-1984

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Audry Lynch is held by Audry Lynch. Upon her death, copyright will be held by her children: Stephanie Ann Lynch, Roberta Marie Lynch, and Gregory Richard Lynch, Jr. Upon death of her children, copyright will be 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.


1 linear feet ((1 carton) plus 2 photograph folders, 1 photograph folio folder,1 folio folder, 8 oversize volumes)
This collection consists of correspondence, writings, memorabilia, and photographs of Audry Lynch and her family. Lynch's writings from her early school years to 1984 represent her development as a writer and the variety of her interests.

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see SC 83.


Audry Louise (McKenna) Lynch has had a career in teaching, journalism, and guidance counseling. Daughter of Joseph George McKenna, M.Ed., Harvard, 1933, and Helen E. McKenna, Lynch was born on July 18, 1933 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and educated at Marycliff Academy (Winchester, Massachusetts), 1946-1951, Radcliffe, 1951-1955 (B.A. in government), Boston University, 1963-1967, and the University of San Francisco (Ph.D., 1983, in educational psychology). Lynch married Gregory R. Lynch, now president of Memron, Inc. (Santa Clara, California), in September 1956; their three children are Stephanie, Roberta, and Gregory, Jr. Lynch has been a high school teacher in Buffalo, New York, and a student counselor in elementary schools in the Boston area and San Jose, California. Her career as a writer began in 1956 at the Berkshire Evening Eagle; she has since published feature articles in the Boston Irish News, Woburn Daily Times, Boston Globe, Yankee Magazine, and Catholic Digest, among others, and her first article on guidance counseling in New Era magazine (1973). She resides with her husband in Saratoga, California.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 83-M275, 84-M52, 84-M60

The papers of Audry Louise (McKenna) Lynch were given by Audry Lynch to the Schlesinger Library in December 1983 and April 1984.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Audry Lynch Scrapbooks, 1951-1985 SC 83.
SEPARATION RECORD The following items have been removed from the collection and deposited in the Radcliffe College Archives, July 1984:
  1. 4 volumes and 3 folders of material re: Radcliffe College


  1. Carton 1: 1-11, 15-47

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: July 1984

By: Ruben D. Quintero
Link to catalog
Lynch, Audry. Papers of Audry Lynch, 1937-1984: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Repository Details

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