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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 90

Course notes of Pauline Skornicki Kra, 1951-1953


Course notes and exams of Pauline Skornicki Kra, Radcliffe College Class of 1955.


  • 1951-1953

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Pauline Skornicki Kra 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.


.83 linear feet (2 file boxes)
This collection consists of Pauline Skornicki Kra's Radcliffe course notes and exams, 1951-1953, in largely scientific subjects.


Pauline (Skornicki) Kra, college professor, was born in Lodz, Poland on July 30, 1934, the daughter of Edward and Natalia Skornicki. The family left Poland in 1946, and and lived for a time in France before emigrating to Venezuela. Kra was educated in Venezuela, 1947-1950 and then at Cherry Lawn School, Darien Connecticut. Kra studied at Radcliffe, 1951-1953, (where she was a resident of Briggs Hall,) and completed her A.B. at Barnard in 1955. She married Leo D. Kra, a lawyer, in 1955, and their sons David and Andrew, were born in 1955 and 1957. Encouraged by President Bunting's articles urging continuing education for women, Kra resumed study and completed her A.M. (1963) and Ph.D. (1968) at Columbia. Appointed to the French department at Yeshiva University, New York City in 19??, she has been a full professor since 1983. She is the author of a book and several articles on Montesquieu and Voltaire.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: R85-23, R86-13, R88-28, R89-20

This collection was given to the Radcliffe College Archives in October 1985 by Pauline Skornicki Kra.


  1. Box 1: 1v-4v
  2. Box 2: 5v-11

Processing Information

Processed: March 1986

By: Jane S. Knowles
Link to catalog
Kra, Pauline Skornicki, 1934- . Course notes of Pauline Skornicki Kra, 1951-1953: A Finding Aid
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

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