Papers of Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch, 1852-1960

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Simkhovitch, Mary K. (Mary Kingsbury), 1867-1951. Papers, 1852-1960

Papers of Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch, 1852-1960

1852-1960

Correspondence, speeches, writings, etc., of Mary K. (Mary Kingsbury) Simkhovitch, settlement worker and housing reformer.

6+1/2 file boxes, 7 photograph folders, 3 folio folders, 1 folio + folder

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