Papers, 1852-1960 (inclusive).

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

Papers, 1852-1960 (inclusive).

Personal and family correspondence, speeches and writings including the unpublished manuscript of Simkhovitch's last book, papers relating to the New York Housing Authority, 1934-1948, Greenwich House, and some of her other professional affiliations, clippings, and photos document scattered portions of Simkhovitch's career and personal life. The Greenwich House papers consist of printed materials, 1921-1954, and correspondence pertaining to its 40th anniversary (1940) and Simkhovitch's retirement (1946). Her teaching and memberships on state boards are not documented. A major part of the collection is the correspondence of Simkhovitch's parents, Laura Davis Holmes Kingsbury, a teacher in Bridgewater, Mass., and Isaac Franklin Kingsbury, a Civil War soldier and government employee. These letters, 1850s-1920s, depict the education, courtship, family relationships, and attitudes toward the Civil War of a middle class New England family.

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