Letter from Catharine Stimpson to Robert Palmer, July 24, 1971, page 1

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          c/o General Delivery
East Marion, New York 11939
24 July, 1971

Dear lob,

Heaven alone knows where you are -- yak riding in Mongolia, surfing
in Australia, ice fishing in the Antartic, or meditating in Morocco,

as coups go on about you.

lut wherever you are, let me interrupt. I do not know how much yau
have been able to learn about the Women's Center, but we now have an
Executive Committee, of which I am the chair, and of which Ellie
Elliott, Annette Baxter. Pat Graham, Barbara Hertc, and Jane Gould
are members. We are looking fOr a permanent director, setting up
priorities. and what have you.

Everyone believes that having a library and archives is absolutely
essential to a good Center, and it is very gratifying to have you

as the librarian rather than some old fogey who neither understands
nor cares about either the Center or research collections or the
movement the Center in part reflects. In the fall. when we are all
back. although I am far more coherent in the summer than in the fall,
can we talk about ell this? For the moment it some to me that
Annette is the logical person on the Executive Committee to think
about the library.

H.wever. I also want Iolc to both get credit for what she has done
and to keep on working to get more books. What would you think if
Io1a were named something like "Consultant to the Women's Center
Research Collection?" (I haven't yet spoken ti Ioléi about this.

so for the moment all these ideas are strictly confidential between
us.) I ddn't want anything to interfere with the autonomy of your
staff. so that I would like to find some way to balance that
autonomy with Iole'5 very real value, and my desire to recognize her.

Another thing: one Cheryl Lyn Garnant, a graduate in '70, when I

do not Know, has been independently on the look-out for books about
women. She has found, in good condition she says, a complete
edition of a magazine called Woman's Press, which McMillan published,
and which ran frem 1927 to the '50's. She says many now well-known
women first appnred there. She has reserved it, hoping the Women's
Center would buy it. I want t. contact her as soenas possiblg nbout
this. What do you think?????

I . G .
y.$: c/o cneral Delivery, and hopefully c/o God and man. And

All best,

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