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Guide to the Dorothea K. Almond Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms
  • General note

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0663
    Creator: Almond, Dorothea K.
    Creator: Almond, Gabriel A. (Gabriel Abraham), 1911-2002
    Title: Dorothea K. Almond papers
    Dates: 1936-1998
    Bulk Dates: 1960-1998
    Physical Description: 18 Linear feet
    Summary: Papers include correspondence, newsletters, memos, reports, articles, minutes, and other materials pertaining to childcare at Stanford, child welfare in general, and other social and civic issues, 1960-1998. Some of the minutes and other records are from the Children's Center of the Stanford Community. The collection also includes letters from Gabriel Almond, 1936 and 1947.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Dorothea K. Almond Papers (SC0663). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Dorothea Kaufmann Almond, longtime child and family advocate, grew up in Cologne, Germany, and moved to the United States in 1934 to study at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she earned a master's degree in 1941. She moved to Palo Alto in 1963 with her husband, Stanford professor Gabriel Almond. She served as chair of the Committee on Childcare at Stanford from 1969 to 1977, was co-director of the Stanford Childcare Resource and Referral Center from 1978 to 1986, and was a consultant on childcare to the dean of student affairs from 1979 to 1986. Almond was also active in civic affairs as a member of the League of Women Voters and co-chair of a committee affiliated with the league on juvenile justice issues from 1988 to 1991. She died on December 5, 2000.

    Description of the Collection

    Papers include correspondence, newsletters, memos, reports, articles, minutes, and other materials pertaining to childcare at Stanford, child welfare in general, and other social and civic issues, 1960-1998. Some of the minutes and other records are from the Children's Center of the Stanford Community. The collection also includes letters from Gabriel Almond, 1936 and 1947.

    Access Terms

    Almond, Dorothea K.
    Almond, Gabriel A. (Gabriel Abraham), 1911-2002
    Children's Center of the Stanford Community.
    Child care services.
    Day care centers.
    Nursery schools.

    General note

    A substantial part of the collection is unprocessed.