French, Eleanor Clark (1908-1990)
Scope:
The Eleanor Clark French collection includes correspondence, printed materials, professional materials, legal materials, financial materials, and miscellaneous items.

Correspondence in the collection pertains to professional and political matters, such as protests, campaigns, and contributions. A Letter to the Editor, a letter to John French from Walt Scott, and correspondence regarding Equal Time, The Women’s City Club, and the City Planning Commission are also collected. Of particular note are letters from John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, and W. Averell Harriman, as well as a bound birthday letter from Edward Koch.

The collection’s printed materials consist primarily of press items and news clippings. Printed materials concern the Charter Revision Commission, the Senate Democrats Advisory Council, Paul Simon, and various political organizations and events. Also included are materials from Democratic National Conventions (1960-1976) and "A Happy Childhood" (and a printed booklet by French).

Professional materials include committee minutes, motions, and testimony, as well as roll calls, schedules, reports, and studies. Credentials, organization rules, voting records and statistics, and job offers are also present, as is a 1960 Democratic Campaign Kit.

Legal materials consist of various contracts and the estate of Frederick Billings.

Collected financial materials include city budgets, campaign finances, and election contribution records.

Other items in the collection include a scrapbook, a Commission Human Rights audio tape, and French's Murray Hill Citizens Award plaque.
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Notable Figures
1. Clark, Eleanor, 1913-1996
Associated Subjects
1. Women's Studies Collections -- Politics, Religion, Public Affairs, and Social Activism Subject Guide
2. Literary Collections Subject Guide
3. Helen Deutsch Research Section