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.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials
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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:
This collection is open for research.