Guide to the Dorothea K. Almond Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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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

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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.

Collection Contents

 

Papers Accession ARCH-2002-254

Box 1, Folder 1

Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 2

Magazines

Box 1, Folder 3

Child Care Policy

Box 2, Folder 1

Child Care Policy, continued

Box 2, Folder 2

Miscellaneous

Box 3, Folder 1

Child Care Stanford

Box 3, Folder 2

Child Development

Box 3, Folder 3

Child Welfare

Box 3, Folder 4

Policy

Box 4, Folder 1

Childcare

Box 4, Folder 2

CCSU etc.

Box 5, Folder 1

Child Care Policy, etc.

Box 6, Folder 1

[2 smaller boxes, one containing materials on Palo Alto childcare]

Box 7, Folder 1

Miscellaneous files

Box 8, Folder 1

Miscellaneous files

Box 8, Folder 2

Dissertation (D. Almond) 1939 – photocopy

Box 8, Folder 3

Publications / Research video project

Box 9, Folder 1

Childcare

Box 10, Folder 1

Correspondence, clippings, articles, reports, flyers, and publications re childcare at Stanford, in Palo Alto, and in general

 

Papers Accession ARCH-2003-017

Box 1, Folder 1

Sand Hill projects, 1997

Box 1, Folder 2

Parent Voices for Child Care Retreat, 1994

Box 1, Folder 3

Freshman Seminar

Box 1, Folder 4

Campus Report

Box 1, Folder 5

Unitarian Church (newsletter, sermons) 1967-70

Box 1, Folder 6

Gunn High – careers and drugs materials, 1964-68

Box 1, Folder 7

League of Women Voters 1969-71, 1990

Box 1, Folder 8

National Council on the Aging

Box 1, Folder 9

Symposiums, Gunn High School, 1960s

Box 1, Folder 10

Trust and estate planning

Box 1, Folder 11

Housing (LWV) 1960s

Box 1, Folder 12

NAACP, PA-Stanford Branch, newsletter Feb. 1971

Box 1, Folder 13

Wedding announcements

Box 1, Folder 14

Susan – African study

Box 1, Folder 15

Health News Feb. 1970

Box 2, Folder 1

Calendar 1969

Box 2, Folder 2

Nesbitt, Michael – Children with Psychological Disturbances, ca. 1965

Box 2, Folder 3

Change in Higher Education, Mar-Apr 1970

Box 2, Folder 4

The Graduate, [magazine for college seniors] 1972

Box 2, Folder 5

Reader’s Digest Sept. 1971

Box 2, Folder 6

Education of the Culturally Different, a Multi-Cultural Approach, by Jack D. Forbes, 1966

Box 2, Folder 7

Council on Child Care at Stanford, newsletters, memos, etc., 1977-80

Box 2, Folder 8

Correspondence from Gabriel Almond, 1936 and two articles

Box 2, Folder 9

Arastradero Road Project (1 of 2) 1978-80 [includes other topics]

Box 2, Folder 10

Arastradero Road Project (2 of 2) 1966-78 [includes other topics]

Box 2, Folder 11

Stanford Faculty Women’s Club (mostly newsletters) 1973-76

Box 3, Folder 1

Palo Alto City Council – Old Trace Road, 1967-68

Box 3, Folder 2

Friends Committee on Legislation newsletters 1972-85 and information on the Southern Poverty Law Center

Box 3, Folder 3

Clippings – war on poverty

Box 3, Folder 4

English clippings, etc.

Box 3, Folder 5

City of Palo Alto

Box 3, Folder 6

Co-op material and misc. Stanford child care items

Box 3, Folder 7

Yosemite

Box 3, Folder 8

Unicameral Reform

Box 3, Folder 9

Palo Alto/Stanford planning 1974

Box 3, Folder 10

Almond Scholarship – sale of painting

Box 3, Folder 11

Old Trace Road

Box 3, Folder 12

Miscellaneous travel materials

Box 3, Folder 13

June 2, 1976 (G’s retirement, dedication of Dorothea Almond Library)

Box 3, Folder 14

Stanford housing, 1967-75

Box 3, Folder 15

Letters from Gabriel 1947

Box 3, Folder 16

Miscellaneous notes, lists

Box 3, Folder 17

Plans – Stanford West (includes some Stanford child care items)

Box 3, Folder 18

The Center for Health Training, workshop on children’s health in day care, 1991

Box 3, Folder 19

Child care history at Stanford

Box 4, Folder 1

Committee on Services to Students, Escondido Village Task Force, Report on Escondido Village, Sept. 1978

Box 4, Folder 2

California childcare resource and referral network

Box 4, Folder 3

League of Women Voters Membership Handbook

Box 4, Folder 4

PTA Board Gunn High School, newsletters, minutes, 1966-68

Box 4, Folder 5

Women in Politics

Box 4, Folder 6

CCSC Board [Children’s Center of the Stanford Community], minutes, 1977-78

Box 4, Folder 7

Family day care

Box 4, Folder 8

Employment of women report [clippings only]

Box 4, Folder 9

California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, 1988 conference

Box 4, Folder 10

AIDS & stigma

Box 4, Folder 11

Arboretum / Get Well Room

Box 4, Folder 12

Children’s Services (assorted publications)

Box 4, Folder 13

Intergenerational Project

Box 4, Folder 14

Health letters (3 different newsletters), 1987-97

Box 4, Folder 15

Almond & Craig, “Cooperative Child Care at Stanford”

Box 4, Folder 16

Asilomar

Box 4, Folder 17

Miscellaneous items

Box 5, Folder 1

Life Career Simulation Game, 1967

Box 5, Folder 2

Santa Clara Valley Democratic Coalition

Box 5, Folder 3

Sources on childcare at Stanford [was in envelopes marked for Randy Bean and Doug Dupen]

Box 5, Folder 4

Samoff, Rachel, “Report on Current Status and Future Plans for the Moffett Child Care Center,” Dec. 1980

Box 5, Folder 5

Doug Dupen to Randy Bean, 6/14/1993 [author of S&T article]

Box 5, Folder 6

Families in Transition, 1/31/87 – notes

Box 5, Folder 7

CCSC, 1971-93

Box 5, Folder 8

Photographs, D. Almond 1976?

Box 5, Folder 9

Lally, J. Ronald, “Minimizing the Trauma of Separation when Leaving a Young Child with a New Caregiver” 1985

Box 5, Folder 10

SNAP (Stanford New After-School Program) 1976-77

Box 5, Folder 11

Childcare committee, Stanford Faculty Women’s Club

Box 5, Folder 12

Arboretum Center’s Get Well Room

Box 5, Folder 13

New childcare center (300 Quarry Rd), 1986-89

Box 5, Folder 14

Children’s Center of the Stanford Community – outline for article or program

Box 5, Folder 15

Ritchie, Kathleen E. “Status of Childcare Stanford University” 1991

Box 5, Folder 16

Historical sources [for Doug Dupen]

Box 5, Folder 17

Day Care licensing

Box 5, Folder 18

Nomination letters for Cuthbertson Award (for Almond & Craig)

Box 5, Folder 19

Miner, Anne, text of talk at child care retreat/conference, 5/8/84

Box 5, Folder 20

Craig, Gordon & Phyllis – party 1979

Box 5, Folder 21

Stanford childcare – brochures

Box 5, Folder 22

CCSC photographs

Box 5, Folder 23

Notes for talk on childcare

Box 5, Folder 24

Phyllis’ 80th – comments by DKA, 1998

Box 6, Folder 1

Assorted other issues

Box 6, Folder 2

S.U. miscellany

Box 6, Folder 3

Childcare – not local

Box 6, Folder 4

Local childcare resources 1977-97

Box 6, Folder 5

Bing School, 1985-87

Box 6, Folder 6

Future is Now: S.U. Centennial Forum, 1990

Box 6, Folder 7

Shapiro, Harold T. & Vivian B., “Safe Harbors for All Our Children”

Box 6, Folder 8

Craig, P., “A Question of Priorities”

Box 6, Folder 9

S.U. childcare – miscellaneous, 1972-87

Box 6, Folder 10

Arboretum Children’s Center

Box 6, Folder 11

S.U. Child and Family Services

Box 6, Folder 12

S.U. Childcare Resource Center

Box 6, Folder 13

Miscellaneous notes

Box 6, Folder 14

Correspondence, 1960s-70s

Box 6, Folder 15

Correspondence, 1980s

Box 6, Folder 16

Correspondence, 1990s

Box 6, Folder 17

Correspondence, n.d. and fragments

Box 6, Folder 18

Clippings – not childcare

Box 6, Folder 19

Clippings – childcare

Box 6, Folder 20

Clippings (original) – childcare

Box 6, Folder 21

Generations United [Child/Elder Care model]

Box 6, Folder 22

Generations United (pubs)