Perdita Huston Papers, 1961-2001

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Volume: 12 linear feet

Organization/Arrangement: Organized into the following series:

Global Passion, Local Action

 

Explore an Exhibit of Huston's Life and Work

I. Writing projects
II. Correspondence, 1967-1998
III. Work with Organizations
IV. Presentations/conferences
V. Biographical material and published articles
VI. Audio tapes

Biographical Note: Born and raised in Portland, Maine, Perdita Huston spent her professional life advocating for sustainable development and sound family planning worldwide. She spent a number of years living in northern Africa and France before settling in the Washington, DC area, and continued to travel widely to conduct research and to attend international conferences. Her work included the publication of four books, (the most recent being Families As We Are: Conversations From Around the World, Feminist Press, 2001) which focus particularly on rural women whose voices are too often ignored by government officials and developers.

In addition to her varied journalistic work, Huston was involved with many organizations and delegations, including several United Nations agencies, the Peace Corps, and the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. Huston's expertise lay in research (primarily personal interviews), writing significant documents, developing new programs, and coordinating media relations for organizations. Because of her extensive experience, energy and optimism, Huston was a highly sought-after speaker and received numerous awards and honors, including the Margaret Mead World Citizen Award in 1980.

Perdita Huston studied at the University of Colorado and the Universite de Grenoble, and received her BA in sociology and international relations from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Internationales in Paris in 1958. Marriage to a French doctor brought her to Algeria during its war for independence. There, she worked as a medical social worker, beginning her life-long advocacy for people living in developing countries, especially rural women. Huston also held positions with the Tunisian Ministry of Information and the Algerian Ministry of Agriculture while living in Africa.

Her professional journalism career began with LIFE magazine, for which she worked both an administrator and as a reporter, writing free-lance articles about the situation in northern Africa throughout the 1960's for LIFE, TIME, as well as the New York Times. After continuing work with Time/Life in Europe for several years, Huston moved to Washington DC in 1971 to direct programs for the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, primarily programs for women.

In 1978, Huston became the Peace Corps Regional Director for North Africa, Near East, Asia, Pacific (NANEAP), and returned as a Country Director (Bulgaria and then Mali) in 1997. Her activities between 1981 and 1985 included a wide variety of work, including serving as a Scholar-in-Residence for two years at Wheaton College, researching and producing a documentary film (African Recovery) and consulting on public affairs for the InterAction Council, an independent group of 30 former Heads of Government. Other positions included coordinating the Population and Sustainable Development Program for the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and serving as Director of Public Affairs for the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).

Huston's books are largely based on independent research and travel, but highly connected to her work with international organizations. All of the books deal largely with the state of families and the status of women world-wide. To research her first two books, Message from the Village (Epoch B,1978) and Third World Women Speak Out (Overseas Development Council, 1979), Huston traveled to six developing countries. Huston continued to focus on the changing nature of families world-throughout the mid-1990's, as a part of her Global Family Project, publishing Families As We Are (Feminist Press) in 2001.

Throughout her career, Huston was highly involved in local and international conferences on the topics of women's rights, sustainable development, and media ethics. She was a regular featured lecturer on university campuses and other educational settings, and was widely recognized for her contributions in the area of human rights. She received honorary degrees from Wheaton College (1980), and Southeastern Massachusetts University (1983) and was the first recipient of the Margaret Mead World Citizen Award in 1980. Her dozens of organizational affiliations include Amnesty International (Board of Directors, 1982-87), the Jordan Society (Trustee, 1981-87) and the U.S. Committee for UNICEF (Member, 1981-86).

Huston passed away in 2001 at the age of 65, and the United Nations Association for the National Capital Area has created the "Perdita Huston Human Rights Fund" in her honor. She is survived by her three children, Francoise Champey Pommier, Jeanne Marie Champey Paynel, and Pierre Marc Diennet, of Bethesda MD, San Diego, and Brooklyn NY, respectively.

Description: This collection includes files documenting Huston's professional life beginning with her journalism work with Time/Life in Algeria until her final work on the Global Family Project in the late 1990s. Included are research notes, interview transcripts, and drafts of her writing projects, correspondence from throughout her career, and material on organizations and conferences she was involved with. Also included are clippings of published articles by and about Huston which she collected. Correspondence can be found both in Series 2: Correspondence, as well as interfiled throughout the collection with Huston's working records.

Access Restrictions: None

Please cite as: Perdita Huston Papers, Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England, Portland, Maine

Container List:

I.  Writing projects, 1963-1995

This series is divided into three sub-series which represent Huston's major writing projects. The first includes primarily notes, drafts, and correspondence relating to her written work from the years 1963-1995. Projects of note include her responses to a 1982 human rights mission to the Middle East, files from her work on the documentary film "African Recovery", and material relating to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women (1994), for which she was a delegate and drafted a number of documents. The following two series contains extensive research material for her first three books, Message from the Village, Third World Women Speak Out, and Motherhood By Choice (released in The United Kingdom as The Right to Choose by Earthscan). Included is travel information, complete transcripts of her interviews, publication material, reviews and reader responses to the drafts and finished works.

1.1 General writing projects, 1963-1995

001-002.  New York Times Magazine, 1963-1966
003-005.  Life Magazine, 1966-1967
006-008.  "We the Women..." [1973 film concept]
009.  Egypt delegation, 1976
010.  Egypt pamphlets
011.  Ideas Forum, 1980
012.  Algeria article, 1982
013.  Middle East trip, 1982 - handbook
014-017.  Middle East trip, 1982
018.  Middle East trip, 1982 - article
019.  UNIFEM, 1984-1986
020.  Articles, 1985
021.  Africa film, 1984-1987 - notes and research
022.  Africa film, 1984
023.  Africa film - planning, 1986
024.  "Alert for a Continent" proposal, 1986
025.  Africa film - production correspondence
026.  Africa film - production notebook
027.  Niger [interview transcripts]
028.  Africa film - Togo/Upper Volta
029.  Alert for Africa, 1985-1986 - Notebooks I & II: Niger & Cameroon
030.  Alert for Africa, 1985-1986 - Notebooks III & IV
031.  Africa Alert - Editing Notes, 1986
032.  Alert for a Continent - Writing notes, 1987
033.  Africa film [final production]
034-036.  IPPF Speeches/Articles, 1989-1990
037.  Bergen, Norway, 1990
038.  Bergen ECO, 15 May 1990
039.  IPPF, 1991
040.  Fourth World Conference on Women - Correspondence, 1994-1995
041.  Fourth World Conference on Women - Contacts
042.  Fourth World Conference on Women - Drafts
043.  Fourth World Conference on Women - NY Meeting, March 1994
044-044a.  Fourth World Conference on Women, 1995
045-045g.  Letters to Our Daughters - Drafts and Correspondence

1.2 Third World Women Speak Out, 1976-1979

046.  General Notes
047.  USAID Grant, 1977-78
048.  Sri lanka notes and correspondence
049.  Mexico [Notebooks]
050.  Mexico [Correspondence and research]
051-052.  Kenya [Correspondence and research]
053.  Research - Tunsia
054.  Sudan notes
055.  Audiotape list
056-057.  Transcripts - France/Algeria
058-061.  Transcripts - Tunisia
062-067.  Transcripts - Egypt
068-070.  Transcripts - Sudan
071-075.  Transcripts - Kenya
077-079.  Transcripts - Sri Lanka
080-081.  Transcripts - Mexico
082-083.  Reviews and responses
084.  Message from the Village, 1977-79 [Book requests]
085-086.  Message from the Village, 1977-79 [Correspondence and reviews]

1.3 Motherhood By Choice, 1989-1992

087.  Proposals
088.  Writing notes
089.  Asian Trip, 1991 [Notebook]
090-091.  Bangladesh: Dr.  Ibrahim
092-093.  Dominican Republic: Evangeline Rodriquez
094-095.  Egypt: Zahia Marzouk
096.  Egypt: Photographs
097.  Ghana: Dr.  M.A.  Barmor
098.  Japan: Miyoshi Ohba
099.  Mali: Dr.  Samake
100.  New Zealand: Elsie Locke
101.  Norway/Sweden: Elise Ottesen Jensen
104-106.  Sri Lanka: Sylvia Fernando
107.  Dr.  Kaset
108.  Tunisia: Dr.  Sheikh
109.  Photographs
110.  Submissions for publications
111.  The Feminist Press
112.  International Correspondence, post-publication
113.  The Right to Choose [British version]
114.  Correspondence
115.  IPPF Poster
116.  People magazine [IPPF] 1992 - Cover story: Pioneering for parenthood by choice
117.  Reviews

II. Correspondence, 1967-1998

Included in this series are personal correspondence, faxes, drafts of documents and speeches, as well as clippings and published material from organizations. Additional correspondence is located throughout the collection, and some letters appear in more than one location. The letters, in both French and English, document Huston's worldwide network of colleagues and mentors on the subject of her research projects and initiatives, appearances and published work, and the challenges of global activism. Notable organizations with which Huston worked are Amnesty International, the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute, and the MacArthur Foundation. There is a small amount of personal correspondence relating to family matters.

2.1 Correspondence, by subject

118.  Time-Life, 1967-1980
119-120.  Foundations, 1975-1995
121.  Jonas Salk, 1976-1984
122.  Overseas Development Council, 1977-1981
123.  New Internationalist, 1977-1982
124.  International Center for Research on Women, 1977-1978
125.  Publications, 1977-1991
126.  Tarzic Vittachi, 1977-1996
127.  UNDP, 1977-1979
128.  Conference on World Affairs, 1979-1980
129.  Worldview Foundation, 1979-1984
130-131.  Hubert H.  Humphrey Institute, 1980-1984
132.  Amnesty International, 1981-1987
133.  Amnesty International, 1983-1984
134-135.  Wheaton, 1981-1984
136.  ADA [Americans for Democratic Action], 1982
137.  Zimbabwe Women's Bureau, 1982
138.  Congressional correspondence, 1982-1985
139.  UNICEF, 1982-1986
140.  Films, 1983
141.  Harvard WID [Women in Development] Group, 1983-1984
142.  USA Club of Rome, 1983-1985
143.  Voluntary Fund for the UN Decade for Women, 1984
144-145.  ICVA [International Council of Voluntary Agencies], 1990
146.  UNIFEM, 1990-1991
147.  UNESCO, 1990-1991
148.  UNEP, 1991
149.  Foundations: AG Fund, 1991-1992
150.  MacArthur Foundation, 1991-1992
151.  Carnegie Corporation, 1991-1993
152.  Ford Foundation, 1991-1993
153.  UNFPA, 1992-1994
154.  Feminist Press, 1993-1998

2.2 Correspondence, chronological

155-156.  1972-79
157-159.  Alphabetical File, 1976-77
160-162.  1976-77 [outgoing]
163-165.  1978-79 [outgoing]
166-169.  1980-83
170-172.  1980-89
173.  1981-82
174-176.  1981 [Mar-Oct]
177-182.  1982 [2-way]
183-187.  1983 [May-Dec]
188-189.  1984 [Jan-Sept]
190-192.  1984 [Feb-Dec]
193-195.  1985 [Jan-June]
196-197.  1985 [July-Dec]
198-200.  1986-1994
201.  1989-1991
202-205.  1990-1991
206.  1992-1993
207.  1994-1996
208.  Undated

III. Work with organizations, 1972-1999

This series includes material and files from organizations that Huston directed, worked for, or was involved with as a trustee or member. There are three sub-series dedicated to her work as Director of Women's Programs for the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration (1972-1976), Regional and Country Director the Peace Corps (1978-1981 and 1997-2001), and Assistant to the Administrator of the InterAction Council (1984-1985).  Included is background information, working papers and drafts, inter-agency memos and briefings, letters from supportive individuals and groups, Huston's personal files, press dossiers and clippings. Most of the Peace Corps material documents research and interviews with government leaders conducted by Huston for the 20th anniversary of that organization. There is also a sub-series documenting Huston's work with several organizations over the years 1978-1996, the bulk of the files representing her work with the IUCN from 1987-1988.

3.1 Bicentennial Commission, 1972-1976

209-210.  [Background material]
211.  Heritage '76/Special Projects
212.  Festival USA
213.  Horizons '76
214-215.  Briefings and Drafts
216-218.  Memo File
219.  Memo File - Administrator
220-221.  General File
222.  Correspondence
223-224.  Personal File
225.  "Community Information/Service Exchanges"
226-230.  Women's Program Briefing Book
231.  Community Resource Centers: The Notebook, by Susan A.  Davis
232.  Bicentennial Newsletters
233-235.  Epoch B
236.  Clippings

3.2 General work with organizations, 1978-1996

237-238.  Jordan Society, 1978-1984
239.  Jordan Society, 1984-1985 Operation Plan and Program Plan
240-241.  ICUN, 1987-1988
242.  ICUN, 1987 Report: "Women and the World Conservation Strategy"
243.  ICUN Bulletin Jan./Mar. 1988
244-246.  ICUN, 1988-1990
247.  ICUN, 1988-1990 [Correspondence]
248.  ICUN - "Focus on the Future: Women and Enviroment, 1989"
249.  ICUN - Newsletter Mailing List
250.  ICUN - Women's Mailing List
251.  Overseas Development Council, 1993-95
252.  Obor, the International Book Institute, 1995-1996

3.3 Peace Corps, 1978-1999

253.  Personal File, 1978-1979
254.  Personal File, 1979-1980
255.  Personal File, 1979-1981
256-257.  Personal File, 1980
258-259.  Trip Reports, 1979-1980
260.  20th Anniversary Project - Concept and Correspondence, 1980-1981
261.  20th Anniversary Project - General File
262.  20th Anniversary Project - Travel Notes, 1980-1981
263.  20th Anniversary Project - Correspondence, 1981
264.  20th Anniversary Project - Interviews
265.  20th Anniversary Project - Quotes from Interviews
266.  20th Anniversary Project - Speech
267.  20th Anniversary Project - Latin America
268-269.  20th Anniversary Project - Costa Rica
270.  20th Anniversary Project - Jamaica
271-272.  20th Anniversary Project - Nicaragua
273-274.  20th Anniversary Project - Cameroon
273.  20th Anniversary Project - Africa
274-275.  20th Anniversary Project - Cameroon
276.  20th Anniversary Project - Kenya
277.  20th Anniversary Project - Lesotho
278.  20th Anniversary Project - Morocco
279.  20th Anniversary Project - Sierra Leone
280.  20th Anniversary Project - Togo
281.  20th Anniversary Project - Tunisia
282.  20th Anniversary Project - Tanzania
283.  20th Anniversary Project - Korea
284.  20th Anniversary Project - Nepal
285.  20th Anniversary Project - Philippines
286.  20th Anniversary Project - Thailand
287.  20th Anniversary Project - Tonga
288.  Independent Study, 1982
289-290.  Correspondence with Volunteers, 1997-1999
291.  Exits, 1997-1999
292.  Annual Report, 1997

3.4 InterAction Council, 1984-1985

293.  Background Information
294.  Members
295.  Policy Board
296.  [Notes and memos]
297.  Notes and Correspondence
298-299.  [Planning/Memos]
300-301.  Letters and memos sent
302.  Communications Committee, Tokyo, June 1985
303-304.  Ullsten Group: Least Developed Countries
305.  Military Expenditures
306.  Prince Turki
307.  Portugal
308.  Columbia, Sept. 1984
310-311.  Third Session, Paris, 25 April 1989
312.  Press Conference, Paris, April 1985
313.  Press Conference Participants
314.  Press Conference Accreditations
315.  Press Conference Request Interviews
316-317.  Paris Press
318.  Press Releases
319.  Newsletters from IAC
320.  Videotapes - memos/interviews
321.  Personal File
322.  Expenses
323.  Clippings
324.  Clippings - France
325.  Clippings - Columbia

IV. Presentations and conferences, 1977-1994

This series includes Huston's "Speech File" along with drafts and notes on presentations given throughout her career. Notable lectures include those given while a visiting scholar at Wheaton College. Also included is correspondence relating to her presentations - invitations to participate in particular events, responses to her appearances, as well as fliers and media coverage of these events. Material is included on particular conferences, such as the Mid-Decade Conference on Women (Copenhagen, 1980). These files contain schedules of events, delegate lists, Huston's notes, press coverage, and pre- and post-conference correspondence.

326-327.  [Speeches and notes]
328-332.  Correspondence, 1977-1981
333-334.  National Women's Conference, Houston, 1977
335.  Conference on World Affairs, Boulder, 1979
336-339.  Correspondence [1980-1982]
340.  AAUW Keystone, Spring 1982
341-343.  Speech file [1980-1992]
344-346.  Speech file [1980-1992]
347.  Women's Consultation on the News Media - UN Conference, 1980
348.  Wheaton Commencement, 1980
349-350.  Wheaton lectures; Notes, ideas [1981]
351.  Wheaton College Mothers' Weekend, October 9, 1981
352.  Wheaton News, Oct.  29-Nov. 5, 1981
353.  Hubert Humphrey Institute of public Affairs, Jan. 29, 1981
354.  "Planet without a Plan?" Lincoln Cathedral, Sept. 29, 1981
355.  American Association of University Women, Penn.  State Convention, June 4-6, 1982
356.  The Women's Leadeship Conference on National Security: A Summary Report [1982]
357.  Correspondence [1984-1995]
358.  Wheaton College Father's Weekend, April 1983
359.  Conference on Women and World Hunger, Santa Barbara, April 1983
360.  Barnard Women's Center, May 1983
361-363.  Correspondence [1984-1995]
364.  International Women's Rights Action Watch, 1989-1991
365.  American Assembly Conference, 1990
366.  SID/WID Roundtable, 1990-1991
367.  Focus on the Future: Women and Environment, 1990
369.  IPPF, 1992/1993
370.  Population and Quality of Life Independent Commission, March 1994
371.  Oregon State University, 1994

V. Published articles by and about Huston, 1936-2000

The published articles are from newspapers and journals around the world, and are divided into those written by Huston, and those about her.

001.  Bylines - 1960s
002.  Bylines – 1970s
003.  Bylines - Reports Magazine, April 1977
004.  Bylines - Populi 4(3), 1977
005.  Bylines - New Internationalist No. 52, June 1977
006.  Bylines - Populi 5(1), 1978
007.  Bylines, 1980-1982
008.  Bylines - Wheaton Alumnae Magazine, Winter 1982
009.  Bylines - New Internationalist, Dec. 1982
010.  Bylines, 1983-1986
011.  Bylines - Assoc. of Arab-American University Graduates Newsletter, Jan./Feb. 1983
012.  Bylines - IPPF People 12(2), 1985
013.  Bylines -  Vita News, July 1985
014.  Bylines -  1987-1988,
015.  Bylines -  Populi 14(4), 1987
016.  Bylines, 1989
017.  Bylines - Panoscope 14, (Sept. 1989)
018.  Bylines, 1990
019.  Bylines - Women and Sustainable Development: A Report from Women's Forum in Bergen, Norway, 1990
020.  Bylines - World Health, April-May 1990
021.  Bylines, 1991
022.  Bylines - Calypso Log, Feb. 1991
023.  Bylines - Amnesty: Journal for the British Section of A.I., Feb./Mar. 1991
024.  Bylines, 1992
025.  Bylines - IPPF People 19(1, 1992
026.  Bylines - Crosscurrents 1-3, Mar. 1992
027.  Bylines - The UNESCO Courier, March 1982
028.  Bylines - The UNESCO Courier, International Editions, March 1982
029.  Bylines - The World Paper, Aug. 1992
030.  Bylines, 1993-1995
031.  Bylines - UNDP Choices, Dec. 1994
032.  Bylines - UNDP Choices, Aug. 1995
033.  Bylines, 1996-1999
034.  Bylines – ADC Times 17(7), Oct.-Nov. 1996
035.  Bylines - Crafts News 9(36), Summer 1998
036.  Bylines - World View 12(3), Summer 1999
037.  Articles about Huston, 1969-1979
038.  Articles about Huston - Junior League, Dec. 1974
039.  Articles about Huston - Action Update, Feb. 15, 1979
040.  Articles about Huston, 1980
041.  Articles about Huston - Peace Corps: Philippines 1(5), 1980
042.  Articles about Huston - IPPF People 7(3), 1980
043.  Articles about Huston - UNICEF Ideas Forum, Issue No. 1, 1980
044.  Articles about Huston, 1981
045.  Articles about Huston – “Money Talks Around the World: Report of the AAUW UN Seminar,” Nov. 1981
046.  Articles about Huston, 1982,
047.  Articles about Huston, 1983-1984
048.  Articles about Huston, 1985-1989
049.  Articles about Huston, 1990-1999
050.  “Women: The Key to Ending Hunger,” by Margaret Snyder, Aug. 1990
051.  Articles about Huston--in youth
052.  Articles about Huston--Miss Eastchester, 1954
053.  Articles about Huston--Paris & Yves Champey, marriage, fire, women in Paris
054.  Articles about Huston--Tunis information position, 1959
055.  Articles about Huston--(Life?) magazine index page, 1959
056.  Program & clippings--University of Southern Maine library opening (T.A. Huston Bakery building)
057.  Lewiston Journal reproduction of T. A. Huston & Co. receipt, 1985
VI. Audio, Visual and Computer Media

This series includes audio recordings of interviews, the primary research technique employed by Huston. The full transcripts of interviews used for Message From the Village and Third World Women Speak Out (50+ tapes), Motherhood By Choice (30 microcassette tapes), and the Peace Corps anniversary project (15 tapes) are found in series 1 and 2. In addition to the interviews, several tapings from conferences and talks Huston attended are included. A CD of unknown content possibly related to Perdita Huston has been added to the MWWC Media Collection, #248, Box 13.

6.1 Audio tapes - Third World Women Speak Out 1976-1979

001.  FT 1, 4/24/76 [FOLDER 56]
002.  FT 2, 5/6/76 [FOLDER 56]
003.  FT 3, 5/7/76 & 5/8/76 [FOLDER 57] (IN FRENCH)
004.  FT 4, 5/8/76 & 5/1/76 [FOLDERS 58, 59 & 57] (IN FRENCH)
005.  FT 5, 5/13/76 [FOLDERS 58 & 59] (IN FRENCH) (TAPE IS SNAPPED)
006.  FT 6, 5/13/76 [FOLDERS 59 & 60] (IN FRENCH)
007.  FT 7, 5/13/76 & 5/14/76 [FOLDERS 59 & 61] (IN FRENCH)
008.  FT 8, 5/14/76 [FOLDER 60] (IN FRENCH)
009-010.  Tunisia A 1 - A 2, 5/17/76 & 5/18/76 [FOLDER 61] (IN FRENCH)
011-012.  Algeria A 3 - A 4, 5/24/76 [FOLDER 57] (IN FRENCH)
013.  Egypt A 5, 5/21/76 [FOLDERS 58, 62 & 56] (IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH)
014.  Egypt A 6, 5/29/76 [FOLDER 63]
015.  Egypt A 7, 5/29/76 & 5/31/76 [FOLDERS 63 & 64]
016.  Egypt A 8, 6/2/76 [FOLDERS 64 & 65]
017.  Egypt A 9, 6/2/76
018.  Egypt A 10, 6/2/76 [FOLDER 65]
019.  Egypt A 11, 6/2/76 [FOLDERS 65 & 67] (IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH)
020.  Egypt A 12, 5/5/76 & 6/24/76 [FOLDERS 65 & 67] (IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH)
021.  Egypt A 13 [FOLDER 65]
022.  Algeria and Cairo A 14, 5/26/76 [FOLDERS 62 & 57] (IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH)
023.  Egypt A 15, 6/2/76 [FOLDER 66] (IN FRENCH)
024.  Egypt A 16, 6/5/76 [FOLDERS 66 & 67]
025.  Egypt A 17, 6/5/76 [FOLDER 66]
026-027.  Sudan A 18-A 19, 6/10/76 [FOLDERS 66 & 68]
028.  Sudan A 20 [FOLDERS 68 & 70]
029-030.  Sudan A 21-A 22, 6/16/76 [FOLDER 69]
031.  Sudan A 23, 6/18/76 [FOLDERS 69 & 70]
032-033.  Sudan A 24-B 1, 6/20/76 [FOLDER 70]
034.  Sudan & Kenya B 2, 6/21/76 & 6/29/76 [FOLDERS 70 & 71]
035-036.  Kenya B 3-B 4, 6/29/76 & 7/1/76 [FOLDER 71]
037.  Kenya B 5, 7/1/76 & 7/4/76 [FOLDERS 71 & 72] (TAPE IS SNAPPED)
038.  Kenya B 6, 7/3/76 [FOLDER 72]
039-040.  Kenya B 7-B 8, 7/4/76 & 7/5/76 [FOLDERS 72 & 73]
041.  Kenya B 9, 7/6/76 [FOLDER 73]
042.  Kenya B 10, 7/6/76 & 7/7/76 [FOLDERS 73 & 74]
043.  Kenya B 11, 7/7/76 [FOLDER 74]
044.  Kenya B 12, 7/7/76 [FOLDERS 73 & 74]
045.  Kenya B 13, 7/8/76 [FOLDERS 74 & 75]
046-047.  Kenya B 14-B 15, 7/8/76 & 7/9/76 [FOLDER 74]
048.  Kenya & Ceylon B 16, 7/9/76 & 7/15/76 [FOLDERS 74 & 76]
049.  Sri Lanka B 17, 7/15/76 [FOLDERS 76 & 77]
050.  Sri Lanka B 18, 7/20/76 [FOLDERS 77 & 78]
051.  Sri Lanka B 19, 7/22/76 [FOLDER 78]
052-053.  Sri Lanka B 20-B 21, 7/22/76-7/25/76 [FOLDER 79]
054.  Sri Lanka B 22, 7/27/76 [FOLDERS 76 & 79]
055.  Sri Lanka B 23 [HAVE CASE, TAPE IS MISSING]
056-060.  Mexico #1-5, 2/1/77-2/16/77 [FOLDERS 80 & 81]

6.2 Audio tapes - Peace Corps 20th Anniversary Project

061.  Korea, 6/22/80 - Dr. Lee, Hhan Bean, Prof. Kim, Duk-kee [FOLDER 283]
062.  Phillipines, 7/3/80 - Arturo Tnaco [FOLDER 285]
063.  Tonga, 7/23/80 - Papiloa Foliaki [FOLDER 287]
064.  Thailand, 9/9/80 - Correspondence & Kriangsak [FOLDER 286]
065.  Nepal, 10/27/80 - Bekh Thapa [FOLDER 284]
066-067.  Tunisia, 11/29/80 - Chelbi #1 & #2 [FOLDER 281] (IN FRENCH)
068.  Morocco, 12/01/80 - L. Eddine Daoud [FOLDER 278]
069-070.  Morocco, 12/01/80 - Dey Ould Sidi Baba #1 & #2 [FOLDER 278] (IN FRENCH)
071-072.  Sierra Leone, 12/06/80 - President Siaka Stevens #1 & #2 [FOLDER 279] (IN FRENCH)
073-075.  Camaroon, 12/11/80 & 12/12/80 - Solomon Muna and Sadoh Daodou [FOLDER 274]
076-078.  Tanzania, 12/18/80 & 12/20/80 - Amir Jamal #3 & John Malecia [FOLDER 282]
079-080.  Kenya, 12/22/80 - Harrison Mule #3-#5 [FOLDER 276]
081.  Sierra Leone, 1/81 - Dr.  Jim Founa [FOLDER 279]
082.  Nicaragua, 1/81 - Miguel D'Escoto [FOLDER 271]
083.  Jamaica, 1/6/81 - Edward Seaga [FOLDER 270]
084-085.  Costa Rica, 1/8/81 - Jose Figueres #1 & #2 [FOLDERS 269 & 270]

6.3 Audio tapes - Conferences, Programs & Notes

086.  National Women's Conference, 1977 - Women, Development and Change #1 & #2 (TAPE IS SNAPPED)
087.  National Women's Conference, 1977 - Women, Development and Change #3 & #4
088.  Focus: Women in Developing Countries (WAMU - FM), 3/7/79 (POSSIBLE LEGALITY ISSUES)
089.  Women's Consultation on News Media: Music at forum, Interview with Sonia & Eugenia Mills, 7/24/80 (IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH)
090.  PH Reaction to Women's Consultation on News Media, Interview with Ivory Coast's Aminata Fiaore (IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH)
091.  IPPF: Fred Sai (Interview)
092.  Night Club - Cairo (Music and PH Notes)
093.  Perdita Notes (copy of Cairo tape?)
094.  Music and Speech (not PH), 5/28/??
095.  Mayn Khalaf - Ramallah (VERY DIFFICULT TO HEAR)
096.  Gaza Hospital/Beirut (VERY DIFFICULT TO HEAR)
097.  Father Shakaw (VERY DIFFICULT TO HEAR)
098.  Margurette Majer Kayyaid (VERY DIFFICULT TO HEAR)
099.  Beirut/Kastandi family (VERY DIFFICULT TO HEAR)

VII. Global Family Project – Families As We Are

7.1 Research/Notes

001.  Environment/Nature
002.  IV Womanhood
003.  Trafficking
004.  Child, Infant References
005.  American References
006.  Circumcision
007.  Child Prostitution
008.  Manhood
009.  VII Parenting
010.  X Fathering
011.  Children/Family
012.  Teen Pregnancy
013.  Substance Abuse
014.  Juvenile Crime
018.  Statistics
019-020.  Cultural Tourism - Australia
021-022.  Heritage Foundation Family Issues
023.  Third White House Conference on Families
024.  Alquere
025.  Gender and Aging/Caregiving
026-027.  General
028-029.  Household Leadership and Fathers

7.2 Country Research

030.  Briefing Binder/Aisa
031-32.  Briefing Binder/Japan
033.  Briefing Binder/China
034.  Briefing Binder/Thailand
035.  Briefing Binder/Bangladesh
036.  Briefing Binder/Treatments IFY
037-041.  Briefing Binder/Correspondence
042.  Briefing Binder/TV Contacts
043.  Briefing Binder/Schedules
044.  Briefing Binder/Mail Received
045.  Briefing Binder/Telephone Lists
046.  Briefing Binder/PH Resume 1992
047.  Briefing Binder/Agenda
048.  Briefing Binder/Budgets
049.  Briefing Binder/Overview Notes
050.  Briefing Binder/Bills, Receipts
051.  Family 1, June 1992 [notebook]
052.  Family 2, July 1993 [notebook]
053.  Family 2, December 1993-June 1994 [notebook]
054.  Family 4, June - December 1994 [notebook]
055.  Family 5, March 1995 - June 1996 [notebook]
056.  Family 6, March 1994 - November 1996 [notebook]
057.  Japan Contacts
058.  Japan Clippings
059-60.  Japan Misc. Information
062-63.  Japan Correspondence
064.  Japan, September 1992 [notebook]
065.  Thailand Correspondence
066.  Thailand Contacts
067.  Thailand Misc. Information
068.  Thailand, November 1992 [notebook]
069.  Bangladesh Correspondence
070-071.  Bangladesh Notes
072.  Bangladesh Contacts
073-074.  Bangladesh Clippings
075.  Bangladesh, November-December 1992 [notebook]
076.  China Contacts
077.  China Correspondence
078.  China, December 1992 [notebook]
079-080.  China Clippings
081.  China Misc. Information
082.  Mali Contacts
083-084.  Mali Notes and Clippings
085.  Mali, March 1993 [notebook]
086.  Uganda Correspondence
087-088.  Uganda Notes
090.  Uganda, April 1993 [notebook]
091.  Egypt Clippings
092.  Egypt Notes
093.  Egypt Correspondence
094.  Jordan Notes
095.  Jordan Contacts
096.  Jordan Misc. Information
097.  Jordan Correspondence
098.  El Salvador Notes
099.  El Salvador Clippings
100.  El Salvador Correspondence
101.  El Salvador Misc.
102.  El Salvador Contacts
103.  El Salvador, August 1993 [notebook]
104.  USA Correspondence
106-107.  USA Contacts
108.  USA, November 1993-June 1994 [notebook]
109.  Brazil Correspondence
110.  Brazil Contacts
111.  Misc. Information
112.  Brazil, April 1994 [notebook]
113.  Sweden

7.3 Unedited Interview Transcripts

114.  Japan: Notes, Diary, Interviews
115.  Japan Tape 1
116.  Japan Tape 2
117.  Japan Tape 3
118.  Japan Tape 4
119.  Japan Tape 5
120.  Japan Tape 6
121.  Japan Tape 7
122.  Japan Tape 8
123.  Japan Tape 9
124.  Japan Tape 10
125.  Thailand Tape 1
126.  Thailand Tape 2
127.  Thailand Tape 3
128.  Thailand Tape 4
129.  Thailand Tape 5
130.  Thailand Tape 6
131.  Thailand Tape 7
132.  Bangladesh: Notes, Diaries, Interviews
133.  Bangladesh Tape 1
134.  Bangladesh Tape 2
136.  Bangladesh Tape 4
137.  Bangladesh Tape 5
138.  Bangladesh Tape 6
139.  China: Notes, Diaries, Interviews
140.  China Tape 1
141.  China Tape 2
142.  China Tape 3
143.  China Tape 4
144.  China Tape 5
145.  Mali: Notes, Diaries, Interviews
146.  Mali M-Tape 1
147.  Mali M-Tape 2
148.  Mali M-Tape 3
149.  Mali M-Tape 4
150.  Mali M-Tape 5
151.  Mali M-Tape 6
152.  Mali M-Tape 7
153.  Mali, Peul Family
154.  Uganda Introduction
155.  Uganda Tapes 1-3
156.  Uganda Tapes 4-6
157.  Egypt: Notes, Diaries, Interviews
158.  Egypt E-Tape 1
159.  Egypt E-Tape 2
160.  Egypt E-Tape 3
161.  Egypt E-Tape 4
162.  Egypt E-Tape 5
163.  Jordan: Notes, Diaries, Interviews
164.  Jordan Tape 1
165.  Jordan Tape 2
166.  Jordan Tape 3
167.  Jordan Tape 4
168.  Jordan Tape 5
169.  Jordan Tape 6
170.  El Salvador Introduction
171.  El Salvador Tapes 1-10
172.  El Salvador Tapes 11-22
173.  USA - Mangum Family Tape 1
174.  USA - Mangum Family Tape 2
175.  USA - Mangum Family Tape 3
176.  USA - Mangum Family Tape 4
177.  USA - Mangum Family Tape 5
178.  USA - Mangum Family Tape 6
179.  USA - Mangum Family Tape 7

7.4 Edited Interview Transcripts

180-181.  Japan Notes
182.  Japan Nakasawa Family
183.  Japan Takei/Tanaka Family
184.  Japan Takano/Saito Family
185.  Japan Group Discussion
186.  Japan Iinuma Family
187.  Japan Tanaka (miner) Family
188.  Thailand Notes
190.  Thailand Export
191.  Thailand Street
192.  Thailand Slum Grandparents
193.  Thailand Slum Family
194.  Thailand GAO/HIV
195.  Thailand Refugee
196.  Bangladesh Notes
197.  Bangladesh Sofali
198-199.  Bangladesh Garment
199a.  Bangladesh Rita
200.  Bangladesh Farmer
201.  Bangladesh Migrant
202.  Bangladesh Misc. Information
203-204.  China Notes
205.  China Professor
206.  China Shanghai Farmers
207.  China Shanghai Glass
208.  China Hui Cadre
209.  China Hui Intellect
210.  China Hui Peasant
211.  Mali Notes
212.  Mali Asseton
213.  Mali Goundaka
214.  Mali Mards
215.  Mali Sissoko
216.  Mali Senou
217.  Mali Bozo
218.  Mali Youth Mopti
219.  Mali Jouarey
220-221.  Egypt Notes
222.  Egypt Seberbay
223.  Egypt Cairo
224.  Egypt Sansour
225.  Jordan Larman Family
226.  Jordan El Qayyedeh
227.  Jordan Notes
228.  Jordan Abu Faisal Family
229.  Jordan El Sherif Family
230.  Jordan Naser Hussein Masshdur Family
231.  Jordan Masshdur Family
232.  Jordan Moussa Family
233-234.  USA Mangum Family

7.5 Drafts/Page Proofs

235-238.  The New Hearth [notes, book drafts, proposal]
239-245.  New Familyhood [notes, book drafts, proposal]
246.  Introduction
247.  Introduction and Chapter 1
248-249.  Family Health, Personal Risks
250-254.  Health Chapter Research
255.  Chapter VI
256.  Chapter Notes
257.  Conclusion moved to OVS folder at the side of the box
258-259.  Conclusion
260.  Introduction
261.  Outline
262.  Launch
263.  Jacket edits
264.  Draft and publicity letters
265.  Foreward by Richard C.  Holbrook
266-268.  Preliminary Draft
269.  Clarifications
270-272.  Corrected MS
273-275.  Page proofs with corrections
276.  MS with corrections from Donald Young
277-281.  Advanced reading copy
282.  Pre-publication sample

7.6 Funding and Publication

283.  Correspondence on funding, 1976-1978
284.  CEPEDA funding, 1982-1996
285-286.  IYF correspondence with Henrk Sokalski, etc., 1992-1995
287-288.  UNICEF Expenses 1992-1993
289.  Correspondence UNEP Funding, 1990-1994
290.  Contracts/Funding Correspondence, 1991-1996
291-292.  Contracts Inter-Agency Committee, 119-1995
293.  Publishers, 1977-1993
294.  The Feminist Press, 1996-2000
295-297.  TV series, 1992-1993
298.  Correspondence, 1993-1994
299.  International Family Day, 1997-2001
300.  International Family Day, 1993
301.  Budgets, 1992
302.  UNICEF Correspondence, 1988-1995
303.  Articles by PH about TGFP
304.  Endorsements, 1992-1993
305.  Stanley Staniski, Photographer, 1990-1992
306.  Contracts/Releases/Promotion, 2000-2001
307.  Donor Correspondence, 1990-1996
308.  TGFP General Information
309.  Proposal/Package, 1990-1994
310.  Proposal Family, 1992
311.  Book Proposal – “Tough Crocodiles"
312.  Conference Speeches, 1989-1990

VIII. Biographical Material, Photographs and End-of-Life documents, 1936-2001

This series contains biographical information, including resumes, biographical sketches, and letters recommending Huston for awards, as well as a wealth of photographs of Huston, her family, colleagues and various heads of state. This series also contains documents related to the end of Huston's life, including her suicide letters and end-of-life planning documents.

8.1 Biographical Material and Photographs, 1936-2000

001.  Biographical material--Certificates (birth, baptism, school); yearbook page
002.  Biographical material--3 envelopes baby hair clippings, 1937-1939, undated
003.  Biographical material--poem by great-grandmother Louisa Farnham, ca. 1852
004.  Biographical material--poems by grandmother Althea Farnham Brooks, 1934, 1945
005.  Biographical material--writings by mother Marion Althea Brooks Huston, 1993
006.  Biographical material--letter from grandfather Roy Huston, 1958
007.  Biographical material--Obituary, 2001
008.  Biographical material--family obituaries, 1961, 1974
009.  Biographical material--press passes (2), 1953, 1971
010.  Biographical material--Huston-Champey marriage, divorce and child support, 1957-1975
011.  Biographical material--Perdita pleurisy hospitalization papers, 1966
012.  Biographical material--photo IDs (2)
013.  Biographical material--Passports (8)
014.  Biographical material--Foreign travel permits
015.  Biographical material--National Writers Union ID cards
016.  Biographical material--United Nations Association Certificate, 1996
017.  Biographical material--Employment documents and reference letters, 1958-1964
018.  Biographical material--Tax returns and Time/Life tax papers, 1967-1969
019.  Biographical material—Time/Life pay deposits and other Paris financial papers, 1967-1990
020.  Biographical material--International Telecommunication Union hiring letter, 1968
021.  Biographical material--Medical report, 1983
022.  Biographical material--International driver's license, 1997
023.  Biographical material--Huston-Diennet marriage, divorce and child support, 1972-1978
024.  Biographical material--Huston-Diennet child support documents, 1980-1997
025.  Margaret Mead Award, 1980
026.  McArthur Foundation Nomination, 1981
027.  Wilson Award Nomination, 1981
028.  Nominations and honors, 1975-1994
029.  McArthur Foundation Award Nominator, 1991-1992
030.  Biographical material, 1980-1995
031.  Biographical material--E-mail correspondence with Anne Zill, 2000-2001
032.  Appointment Book (At-A-Glance), 2001
033.  Biographical material--Carol Kessler research material
034.  Biographical material--MWWC dedication of Perdita Huston Collection, 4/2005,
035.  Biographical material--1st Purple Starfish Award, 2006
036.  Biographical material--Purple Starfish Awards article
037.  Biographical material--P. Diennet play "Perdita", 2006
038.  Scans of Rolodex (actual Rolodex in box with papers in ms room)
039.  Photographs-baby Perdita and parents, ca. 1936
040.  Photographs--Perdita and sister ca. 1939, ca. 1939
041.  Photographs--Perdita, Francoise, Yves in Tunis (2), ca. 1959
041a.  Life Magazine--7 copies containing photographic works by Enrica Sarsini
042.  Photographs--Trouville (Perdita, Francoise, Jenny, others), ca. 1970
043.  Photographs--childhood
044.  Photographs--ca. 1950s
045.  Photographs--ca. 1960s
046.  Photographs--ca. 1970s
047.  Photographs--ca. 1980s
048.  Photographs--ca. 1990s-2000s
049.  Photographs--scans of P. Huston photos--childhood, adulthood, career
050.  French newspaper printed 5/2/1936 (PCH DOB) in hard cover, 1936
051.  ARBC Women's Coalition Project meeting notes panoramic, 1972
052.  Camp Laughing Loon panoramic photo (#1), 1948
053.  Camp Laughing Loon panoramic photo (#2), 1948
054.  Camp Laughing Loon panoramic photo, 1949

8.2  End-of-Life Documents, 2001

001.  PCH's suicide letters (2), 2001
002.  PCH's research re: suicide (assisted or not), 2001
003.  PCH's end-of-life planning -- literary executor, obituary notes, drafts, lists, 2001
004.  PCH's final resume and earlier version, 2001
005.  Notebook of medical information, 2001
006.  Lists of topics (memories?), not dated
007.  PCH copy of MWWC Deed of Gift, Cally Gurley correspondence, 2001
008.  Memorial service remembrances and other letters after PCH's death, 2001
009.  PCH newspaper obituaries, 2001
010.  IWTC Women's GlobalNet obituary for PCH, 2001

IX. Perdita Huston Human Rights Award 2002-2007

001.  Award founding documents, 2002
002.  Event planning documents, 2002-2003
003.  Award event documents, 2003
004.  Award event invitations and programs, 2003
005.  Award expenses and donations, 2002-2003
006.-012.  Award nominations for 2003 (7), 2002-2003
013.  Award ceremony photos, 2003
014.  Award planning pre- and post- for 2004, 2003-2004
015.-017.  Award nominations for 2004 (3), 2004
018.  Award event invitations, 2004
019.  Award event expenses for 2004, 2004-2005
020.  Award event photos, 2004
021.-025.  Award nominations for 2005 (5), 2005
026.  Award nominations additional information for 2005, 2005
027.  Award invitations, 2005
028.  Award planning, donations, attendees for 2006, 2005-2006
029.  Award nominations for 2006, 2006
030.  Award invitations and programs, 2006
031.  Award planning documents and R. Holbrooke correspondence, 2007
032.-034.  Award nominations for 2007 (3), 2007
035.  Award resource information, 2007
036.  Award invitations and programs, 2007