Lord, Mary Pillsbury, 1904-1978

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Government official; interviewee married Oswald Bates Lord.

From the description of Reminiscences of Mary Pillsbury Lord : oral history, 1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122597521

Active in civic affairs, Lord (Smith, A.B., 1927) was a U.S. representative to the General Assembly of the U.N. and U.S. representative to the Commission on Human Rights (1953-1961). Earlier she had been a volunteer social worker, chairman of the National Advisory Committee on Women's Participation in the World's Fair (1940), Assistant Regional Director of the Office of Civilian Defense (WWII), Chairman of the National Civilian Advisory Committee of the Women's Army Corps, co-chair of Citizens for Eisenhower-Nixon (1952), and organizer and chair of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF (1947). Later she chaired the New York Governor's Committee on the Education and Employment of Women, toured East Asia for the State Dept., and was vice-chair of the Committee for Peace with Freedom in Vietnam.

From the description of Papers, 1927-1972 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006716

Mary Stinson Pillsbury Lord (1904-1978) was heir to the Pillsbury flour fortune, who devoted her life's work to public health and social welfare. During her career she held chairmanships of many national committees. As chair of the Civilian Advisory Committee for the Women's Army Corps (WAC), Lord traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East, touring WAC installations and studying the needs of WACs. She also helped with legislation that made the Women's Army Corps part of the U.S. Army rather than an auxiliary. In 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed Lord to succeed Eleanor Roosevelt as U.S. representative to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, a post she held for eight years.

From the description of Lord, Mary Pillsbury, 1904-1978 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10611021

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creatorOf Lord, Mary Pillsbury. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1958-1969. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn John Foster Dulles oral history collection, 1964-1967 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.
referencedIn Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interviews with Mary Pillsbury Lord
referencedIn Katherine G. Howard Papers. 1917 - 1974. Photographs
Mary Pillsbury Lord Papers
referencedIn Sage Colleges. Archives. Honorary degree recipient for 1954, Mary Pillsbury Lord. The Sage Colleges Libraries
creatorOf Lord, Mary Pillsbury, 1904-1978. Transcript of oral history, 1967-1969. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Gale, Richard Pillsbury, 1900-1973. Richard Pillsbury Gale papers, 1935-1945. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn C. D. Jackson Papers. 1933 - 1989. Photographs
creatorOf Lord, Mary Pillsbury, 1904-1978. Papers, 1927-1972 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Mary Pillsbury Lord Papers. 1941 - 1972. Personal Files
referencedIn Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interview with Donald A. Dumont
creatorOf Lord, Mary Pillsbury, 1904-1978. Reminiscences of Mary Pillsbury Lord : oral history, 1969. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Richard Pillsbury Gale papers., 1935-1945. Minnesota Historical Society
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associatedWith Adams, Sherman, 1899-1986. person
associatedWith African-American Institute. Women's Africa Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Citizens for Eisenhower-Nixon Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Committee for Peace with Freedom in Vietnam. corporateBody
associatedWith Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991. person
associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Eisenhower Administration Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. person
associatedWith Forrestal, James, 1892-1949. person
associatedWith Gale, Richard Pillsbury, 1900-1973. person
associatedWith Hoffman, Anna Rosenberg, 1902-1983. person
associatedWith Hoffman, Paul G. (Paul Gray), 1891-1974. person
associatedWith Langlie, Arthur Bernardd, 1900-1966. person
associatedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1902-1985. person
associatedWith Lovett, Robert Abercrombie, 1902- person
associatedWith Mason, John T., 1909-, person
associatedWith New York (State). Governor's Committee on the Education and Employment of Women. corporateBody
associatedWith New York World's Fair (1939-1940) corporateBody
associatedWith North Atlantic Treaty Organization. corporateBody
associatedWith Oettinger, Katherine Brownell, 1903- person
associatedWith Paul, Willard Stewart, 1894-1966. person
associatedWith Planned Parenthood Federation of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Robbins, Mildred, 1922- person
associatedWith Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Smith College. corporateBody
associatedWith Stassen, Harold Edward, 1907-2001. person
associatedWith Summerfield, Arthur Ellsworth, 1899-1972. person
associatedWith United Nations. corporateBody
associatedWith United Nations. Commission on Human Rights. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Civilian Advisory Committee for the Women's Army Corps. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. corporateBody
associatedWith U.S. Committee for UNICEF. corporateBody
associatedWith Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
East Asia
United States
Middle East
United States
United States
Women diplomats--Interviews
Civil defense
Students--Political activity
Political refugees
Women's rights
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
International cooperation
Volunteer workers in social service
Voyages and travels
Politics, Practical
Civil rights
Social service--Public relations


Birth 1904-11-14

Death 1978-07-21




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