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Dorothy Kenyon papers

Repository: Smith College. Sophia Smith Collection

Collection Description (Extant): Lawyer, feminist, judge, and political activist. The Kenyon collection illuminates the continuity of social activism around such issues as race, class, poverty, and gender from the 1930s-60s. Topics reflected include worldwide suffrage; abortion rights; minority legal rights; the Equal Rights Amendment; and civil rights. Materials include writings, speeches, organizational records, photographs, memorabilia, and audio tapes of interviews and speeches. Significant correspondents include: Bella Abzug, Florence Allen, Roger Baldwin, Mary Dewson, India Edwards, Felix Frankfurter, Betty Friedan, Hubert Humphrey, Fiorello LaGuardia, Frieda Miller, Constance Baker Motley, Pauli Murray, Edmund Muskie, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Harriet Pilpel, Eleanor Roosevelt, Elihu Root, Anna Lord Strauss, and Harry Truman.

Access Copy Note: The collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Date(s): 1850-1998

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: MS 85

Extent: 69 boxes (29 linear ft.)

Finding Aid URL: http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/sophiasmith/mnsss35.html External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Dorothy Kenyon, Frances Berna Knight, Tipton Kenyon

Rights (Extant): The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to unpublished works of Dorothy Kenyon. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns.

Subjects:

American Civil Liberties Union
Civil rights--Cases
Feminism
Lawyers
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Poverty
United Nations
United States--Politics and government
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities
Women civil rights workers
Women's rights

Genres:

Interviews
Lectures
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings
Speeches
Transcripts

 

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