Materials include correspondence, biographical notes, writings, photographs, printed materials, career files, IIPS & "Population Review", research files, Ann Downes Chandrasekhar's papers, and exhibit material.
Correspondence, awards, typescripts and galley proofs of books. The bulk of Gould's materials comprises her own writings, notes, and research materials. Another large portion is her correspondence reflecting her association with prominent people in the arts, industry, politics, etc., as well as in the literary world. Some of the more well-known were W. H. Auden, Gwendolyn Brooks, Jimmy Carter, John Ciardi, Georgia O'Keeffe, Eugene Ormandy, Roberta Peters, Eleanor Roosevelt, Philip Roth, and Robert Frost. As she received a number of awards, those are well-represented in the collection. The Center also holds a large collection of her personal library, including her published works.
Collection consists of materials Hanscom collected on his career with the Chautauqua and Lyceum circuits, entertainment troupes that grew out of Chautauqua, New York, dating from 1874. The bulk of the collection comprises newspaper clippings, newsletters, programs of Chautauqua events, a typescript of an unpublished history of Chautauqua, and published books on the movement. Some photographs of events and performers are included.
Materials consist of correspondence, reports, legislative files, printed materials, and meeting agendas and minutes related to a wide range of topics such as community development, housing, maternal health, and public utilities.
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