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Alison Palmer Papers (Ms.90.6)

Brown University Library

Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146

Scope & content

These papers are largely about Alison Palmer's two lawsuits against the State Department. Included are all of her copies of the legal documents pertaining to the case and her lawyers' copy of the EEO hearing proceedings. Also included are miscellaneous museum objects. Clippings relating to her Foreign Service work and work as an Episcopal priest are available. Photographs of her ordination and services in England are included. Lois Patten Palmer's lawsuit materials are included. A variety of published works are included, such as early women's liberation movement books. It should be noted, however, that Alison Palmer stated that she never read them nor became involved in the movement.

For more information, see Alison Palmer's oral history, part of the Christine Dunlap Farnham Oral History Project, available in the University Archives.