Adams, Mildred, 1894-1980

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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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referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Victoria Ocampo papers, 1908-1979. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Honors theses in economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1916-1932, (bulk 1916-1918) The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
referencedIn Jacqueline Van Voris Papers MS 166., 1944-1987 Sophia Smith Collection
creatorOf Adams, Mildred, 1894-1980. Mildred Adams Kenyon papers, 1939-1976, (bulk 1939-1942). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Van Voris, Jacqueline. Papers, 1967-1976. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Jones Studio (Boulder, Colo.),. Mildred Adams portraits [between 1911 and 1913]. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf Adams, Mildred, 1894-1980. Additional papers, 1934-1980 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Pedro Salinas papers, ca. 1912-1975 (inclusive), 1936-1951 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Adams, Mildred, 1894-1980. Papers, 1934-1980 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Newman, Pauline. Papers, 1903-1982 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Brown, Gertrude Foster, b. 1867. Papers, 1732-1956 (inclusive), 1815-1956 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Adams, Mildred, 1894-1980. Letter, 1963, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Brown, Gertrude Foster, b. 1867. Additional papers, 1732-1956 (inclusive), 1815-1956 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Miller, Helen Hill, 1899-. Papers, 1917-1977 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Adams family. family
associatedWith Adams family. family
associatedWith American Friends of Spanish Democracy. corporateBody
associatedWith American Friends Service Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Brown, Gertrude Foster, 1867-1956. person
associatedWith Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947. person
associatedWith Committee in Aid of Refugee Scholars from Spain. corporateBody
associatedWith Emergency Rescue Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Franco, Salgado-Araujo, Francisco, 1890-1975. person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Good Neighbor Conference (1936 : Buenos Aires, Argentina) corporateBody
associatedWith Heming, Lucile W. person
associatedWith International Commission for the Assistance of Child Refugees in Spain. corporateBody
associatedWith International Commission for the Assistance of Spanish Refugees. corporateBody
associatedWith Jones Studio (Boulder, Colo.), corporateBody
associatedWith League of Women Voters (U.S.). Overseas Education Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Miller, Helen Hill, 1899- person
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith Newman, Pauline. person
associatedWith New York State Woman Suffrage Association. corporateBody
correspondedWith Ocampo, Victoria, 1891- person
associatedWith Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
correspondedWith Salinas, Pedro, 1892-1951 person
associatedWith Spanish Refugee Relief Campaign. corporateBody
associatedWith Stantial, Edna Lamprey. person
associatedWith Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965. person
associatedWith Suffrage Archives Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Voris, Jacqueline person
associatedWith Ward, Barbara, 1914-1981. person
associatedWith Woman's Centennial Congress (1940) corporateBody
associatedWith Woman's Journal Fund Committee. corporateBody
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Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Memorial Fund
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World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps
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Birth 1894

Death 1980-11-05

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