Mildred McAfee Horton papers
Scope and Contents
Series I. Biographical (1923-1995) consists of 9 sub-series: Sub-Series I. General (1994-1995 and undated), Sub-Series II. Correspondence (1923-1977), Sub-Series III. Trips to Australia, India, and Turkey (1952-1958), Sub-Series IV. Appointment Books (1954-1956), Sub-Series V. Transcriptions (1975-1977), Sub-Series VI. Bills (1941-1974), Sub-Series VII. Events (1942-1952), Sub-Series VIII. Clippings (1936-1954), and Sub-Series IX. Dr. Douglas Horton (1959). Also includes a file on Meadow House (1970-1971) and personal photographs (1936-1980).
Series II. Education (1918-1934) consists of 5 sub-series: Sub-Series I. Vassar College (1918-1920), Sub-Series II. Columbia University (1932), Sub-Series III. University of Chicago (1925-1931), Sub-Series IV. Fellowships (1931-1934), Sub-Series V. Reunions (1920).
Series III. Work (1920-1980) consists of one sub-series, Wellesley College (1936-1980). Also includes files on Bryn Mawr, Centre, Vassar, and Oberlin Colleges, and Monticello Seminary.
Series IV. General Organizations (1934-1977) includes 4 sub-series: Sub-Series I. NBC-TV (1950-1965), Sub-Series II. New Hampshire Development Council (1968-1973), Sub-Series III. Radio Corporation of America (RCA) (1934-1976), Sub-Series IV. UNESCO (1950-1966). Also includes files on organizations such as The American Traditions Project, Boy Scouts, Citizens for Eisenhower, the National Women's Committee for Civil Rights, the White House Conference on Aging, Cosmopolitan Club, Demerit Law Review Committee, Elderhostel, Free Public Libraries of New York, General Federation of Women's Clubs, National Book Committee, National Emergency Services Committee, National Social Welfare Assemply, President's Committee on Employment of the Physically Handicapped, Red Cross, UNICEF, Wellesley Clubs, Women's National Press Club, and others.
Series V. Church Organizations (1931-1977) includes 3 sub-series: Sub-Series I. American Missionary Association 17/76 (1973-1977), Sub-Series II. National Council of Churches (1945-1968), and Sub-Series III. World Council of Churches (1948-1962). Also includes files on these religious organizations: Church Women United, Congregational Christian Churches, Forward'76, National Conference of Christians and Jews, New Hampshire Conference Committee, New Hampshire Diocese, Religion in Education, United Board of Christian Higher Education in Asia, United Church for World Ministries, United Church of Christ, Council for Social Action, and Council on Ministry to the World.
Series VI. Educational Organizations (1941-1977) includes 4 sub-series: Sub-Series I. Fund for Advancement of Education (1951-1967), Sub-Series II. White House Conference on Education (1952-1956), Sub-Series III. University of New Hampshire (1963-1975), and Sub-Series IV. U.S. Educational Mission to Japan (1946-1952). Also includes files on these educational organizations: American Association of University Women, American Council on Education, Association of American Colleges, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Council of State Governors, Danforth Foundation, Kobe College, Masters School, Mount Washington Regional School District, N.H., New Hampshire Council for Better Schools, Northfield Schools, Packard Junior College, Rural Area Development, and Wesleyan University. Also includes files on Opportunity and White House fellowships.
Series VII. Navy (1942-1969) includes 2 sub-series: Sub-Series I. Post-Resignation (1946-1952) and Sub-Series II. Photographs (1943-1945 and undated). Also includes files on the book Angel of the Navy, the WAVES unit (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service), biographical materials, Navy regulations and customs, the USS Franklin aircraft carrier, as well as news clippings, travel documents, transcripts of oral history interviews, copies of speeches and addresses, and personal and official correspondence.
Series VIII. Speeches (1929-1981) includes copies of speeches given by Mildred McAfee Horton on topics including religion, politics, education, women, and war.
Series IX. Publications (1928-1970, 1995) includes publications arranged chronologically, correspondence concerning publications, and travel maps.
- McAfee, Mildred H., 1900- (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
[Information from: "Mildred McAfee Horton Dies; First Head of WAVES Was 94," The New York Times, September 4, 1994. Page 41.]
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- McAfee, Mildred H., 1900-1994. Mildred McAfee Horton papers, 1918-1995: a container list
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