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COLLECTION Identifier: 79-M153

Papers of Katharine Taylor, 1912-1976


Correspondence, manuscript and typescript drafts of articles and talks, articles, etc., of Katharine Taylor, educator.


  • Creation: 1912-1976

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 Taylor 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.


1.83 linear feet (1 carton, 2 file boxes)

The collection includes correspondence; manuscript and typescript drafts of articles and talks; material on the Shady Hill School including information on teacher training, curriculum and learning, and poetry, articles, and plays by students; and reports on the International Schools Service and New World Foundation. Folder headings are Katharine Taylor's.


Katharine Taylor: Educator

Born in June 24, 1888 in Hartford, Connecticut. Attended local elementary schools; secondary school at the Francis W. Parker School, Chicago; Vassar College, A.B., 1910; University of Michigan, M.A., 1911. Instructor in English at Vassar College, 1913-1916; member of the faculty of the Parker School, Chicago, from 1916-1921.

Director of the Shady Hill School, Cambridge, 1921-1949. Chairman of Education and Child Care Project in Germany of Unitarian Service Committee, 1949-1953. Consultant to New World Foundation, 1955-1976; consultant to International Schools Foundation, 1959-1960.

Board Memberships: Vassar College, Francis W. Parker School, Children to Palestine, New World Foundation.

Died March 12, 1979, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 79-M153

These papers of Katharine Taylor were given to the Schlesinger Library by Katharine Taylor's literary executor, Frank G. Jennings (via Edward Yeomans) in July 1979.


  1. Box 1: 1-59
  2. Box 2: 60-82
  3. Box 3: 83-96

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: June 1980

By: Sharon M. Vardamis

Taylor, Katharine, 1888-1979. Papers of Katharine Taylor, 1912-1976: 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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