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.
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.
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