Letter from Annette Baxter to Catharine Stimpson, June 25, 1971, page 1

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          Mrs. James E. Baxter
435 East 70th Street 
New York, N.Y. 10021 

June 25, 1971 

Dear Kate, 

My many and warm thanks for asking me to direct the Columbia summer institute. Please do convey my appreciation too to the members of the Search Committee - I don't know them well but I felt a great liking for them all that day in Low Library. (There's more than a slogan to sisterhood!). I've got to decline for reasons that are obvious - deadlines, research, course revision, children, an old summer place that we've just acquired, etc., etc. I can't take on the teaching either and wish I could suggest someone. Everyone I know who might be qualified in Women's History seems to be out-of-touch or otherwise unavailable. 

About Elly on the Executive Committee, I'm all for it. I was bothered by her exclusion because I think she was a central figure