Adams, Mildred, 1894-1980

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Dates:
Birth 1894
Death 1980-11-05
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Mildred Adams Kenyon (1894-1980), writer, editor and translator, wrote feature articles for the New York Times, was a correspondent for the Economist, London, and the author of The Right To Be People, a history of the women's suffrage movement and other books. Through her aunt, she met Carrie Chapman Catt and became involved in women's rights. She served in the educational division of the Columbia Broadcasting System during World War II, and was concerned with foreign affairs in the postwar world.

From the description of Additional papers, 1934-1980 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 542727316

An author and translator, Mildred Adams Kenyon graduated from the University of California and began her career writing for Woman's Journal in New York. She soon became a feature writer for the New York Times, and contributed to many other magazines. Adams often was on assignment in Europe, and witnessed historic events such as Russia's admittance to the League of Nations, and the making of the Spanish constitution in 1931. She also reported on the Spanish Civil War, and became involved in relief efforts and work with refugee immigrants. She continued her work during World War II, aiding refugees from the Nazi regime. Kenyon specialized in interviews, and interviewed such notables as Huey Long, H.A. Wallace, and Calvin Coolidge.

From the description of Mildred Adams Kenyon papers, 1939-1976, (bulk 1939-1942). (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62482764

Mildred Adams Kenyon (1894-1980), writer, editor and translator, wrote feature articles for the New York Times, was a correspondent for the Economist, London, and is the author of The Right To Be People, a history of the women's suffrage movement and other books. Through her aunt, she met Carrie Chapman Catt and became involved in women's rights. She served in the educational division of the Columbia Broadcasting System during WWII, and was concerned with foreign affairs in the postwar world.

Gertrude Foster Brown (1867-1956), Kenyon's aunt, was a pianist and leader of the New York State Woman's Suffrage Association. She was a close associate of Carrie Chapman Catt in the suffrage movement and late in the League of Women Voters, and a member of the first Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Fund Committee. The Fund, established by the League of Women Voters in 1947, became the Overseas Education Fund in 1961.

From the description of Papers, 1934-1980 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006674

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Subjects:

  • Household employees
  • Women's rights
  • Basques
  • Women authors
  • Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Memorial Fund
  • Fascism
  • Women
  • Women authors, American
  • Concentration camps
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Communism
  • Political refugees
  • Geographers
  • World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps
  • Women--Suffrage
  • Quakers
  • International relations
  • Women journalists
  • Weddings
  • Women geographers
  • Interior decoration
  • Women--History

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  • Authors
  • Journalists

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • Spain (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Mexico (as recorded)
  • New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)