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Jean Sovatkin Picker papers, 1915-1988
37 (18.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: 121

Abstract:
The Jean Picker papers consist of 18.5 linear feet and are primarily related to her professional and public life, dating from 1968-86. Types of material include correspondence, speeches, photographs, articles, reports, minutes, publicity, transcripts of interviews, invitations, and notes.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The Papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to materials authored by Jean Picker is owned by her heirs or assigns. Copyright to materials authored by others is owned by those individuals and organizations. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Jean Muriel Sovatkin was born on March 7, 1921, in Brooklyn, New York to Edward J. and Frances Sklar Sovatkin. Edward J. Sovatkin (originally naturalized under the name Sovatsky), an immigrant from Russia, joined his future father-in-law's surgical instruments manufacturing company as an office boy in 1902 and eventually worked his way up to president. He held several patents for surgical devices. Jean prepared for college at Packer Collegiate Institute. After her graduation from Smith College in 1942, she worked for Life magazine in London, New York, and Hollywood. She married Edwin de Haven Grosholz in 1943. The relationship did not survive the long separations caused by his navy service during World War II. They divorced in 1946. In 1947 she married Harvey Picker, a businessman who worked in medical manufacturing. Following the birth of their daughters, Frances and Gale, in 1949 and 1950, respectively, Jean began work as Director of Information for the Civil Defense Administration of Westchester, New York, County Government.

In 1953, in order to pursue her interest in international affairs, Picker began volunteering as a lecturer at the United Nations, interpreting U.N. goings-on to visitors. She held this position until 1961. In 1955, she collaborated with Eleanor Roosevelt to produce a booklet, "The United Nations and What You Should Know about It." In 1962, she co-founded the Interchange Foundation with Anna Lord Strauss. The Interchange Foundation produced informational and educational materials about the U.N. In 1973, Jean Picker compiled and published, through Interchange, a book titled Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Day.

In 1967, she was appointed to the United States National Commission for UNESCO. In the fall of 1968, she served as an Alternate United States Representative to the Third Committee of the Twenty-third General Assembly of the United Nations. The Third Committee is responsible for Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural issues. In February 1969, President Richard Nixon appointed Jean Picker United States Representative on the United Nations Commission for Social Development. She was Special Advisor to the United States delegation to numerous sessions of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as well as the General Assembly. She ceased work in her official U.N. position in 1977, but remained active in civic organizations promoting the U.N.

She was a member of the Committee of Correspondence, a communications network that aimed to bring women's clubs around the world into closer contact. She served on numerous boards, including the Foreign Policy Association, the United Nations Association of the United States and several bank boards. She also served in leadership capacities for several colleges and universities, including Fisk University, Smith College, Friends World College, Columbia University, Colgate University, and Hampshire College. Among other awards, she was given the Smith College Medal in 1977. She was the first recipient of the first United Nations Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Award in 1988 in honor of her commitment to international cooperation.

She resided on Edgewater Point in Mamaroneck, New York for many years. She died at the age of 69 in Camden, Maine in May 1990. Jean Picker endowed Smith College's Jean Picker Semester-in-Washington Program in 1971. The highly competitive program "provides students with an opportunity to study processes by which public policy is made and implemented at the national level." In 1999 Harvey Picker made a gift to Smith College in honor of his late wife to establish the Picker Engineering Program to attract women to the field. It was the first engineering program at a women's college.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Jean Picker papers consist of 18.5 linear feet and are primarily related to her professional and public life, dating from 1968-86. Types of material include correspondence, speeches, photographs, articles, reports, minutes, publicity, transcripts of interviews, invitations, and notes. The papers are arranged in four series:

  • I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
  • II. CORRESPONDENCE
  • III. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
  • IV. SUBJECT FILES
  • MEMORABILIA
  • OVERSIZE MATERIALS

The bulk of the papers date from 1968 to 1986 and focus of Picker's career with the United Nations and related supporting organizations. Major topics found throughout these papers include human rights, social development, youth, criminality, refugees and migrant workers, the rights of people with disabilities, multilateral issues, multinational corporations, economic problems, and arms control with the Soviet Union. With the exception of a small amount of correspondence, the papers reveal little about Picker's private life. Notable correspondents include Barbara and George H.W. Bush.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The Papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to materials authored by Jean Picker is owned by her heirs or assigns. Copyright to materials authored by others is owned by those individuals and organizations. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Jean Sovatkin Picker papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

Jean Picker donated her Papers to the Sophia Smith Collection between 1984 and her death in 1990. Additional materials were received between 1991 and 2013 from Harvey Picker and his estate.

Processing Information

Processed by Kate Sumner, 2016.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
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Northampton, MA 01063

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Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
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Language
English
Sponsor
Processing of the Jean Picker Papers was made possible with the generous support of the

Series Descriptions
(1953-1997)
1 linear ft.

This series provides an overview of the career and public life of Jean Picker. Newspaper articles, dating from 1943 to 1983, and autobiographical sketches (1968-83) document Picker's many positions and achievements. This series also documents Jean Picker's travel to China, awards, some general speeches, and charitable donations. Included is a copy of a Columbia University oral history transcript and a small number of photographs.

(1945-1986)
1.5 linear ft.

The bulk of this series is general correspondence, primarily professional in nature, dating from 1968-85. It is arranged chronologically.

A small amount of personal correspondence includes exchanges with several family members and friends including Emily Grosholz and long-time friend Rita Silberstein (Mrs. Alan Raphael).

(1952-1986)
15 linear ft.

This series, which comprises the bulk of the Papers, consists of materials relating to the organizations and institutions that Jean Picker served. They are arranged alphabetically by organization. Types of materials include meeting minutes, educational publications, journal articles, correspondence, notes, speeches, and published reports. A significant amount of material can be found here relating to Picker's involvement with the Committee of Correspondence, Council on Religion and International Affairs (CRIA), United Nations, and the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA).

(1950-1985)
.5 linear ft.

This series consists of material compiled by Jean Picker primarily early in her tenure as a U.S. Representative to the United Nations. Picker's file names were retained and reflect the language of their time. The topics predominantly relate to social issues, such as crime, adoption, development, and youth. They are arranged alphabetically.

(1968-1986)
.25 linear ft.

(1936-1987)
.25 linear ft.

Contents List
SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL



Notes by Jean Picker regarding her papers,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 1
Address lists,
1977-81, n.d.

Box 1: folder 2
Appointment books, planners, and calendars



1968-81

Box 1: folder 3-19
1982-84

Box 2: folder 1-6
Awards



General,
1980-88

Box 2: folder 7
Honorary Doctor of Laws degree, The Medical College of Pennsylvania,
1982

Box 2: folder 8
Biographical sketches, resumes, and news clippings,
1943-83

Box 2: folder 9
Harvey Picker,
2008-12

Box 2: folder 9a
Charitable donations,
1972-83

Box 2: folder 10
Oral History, Columbia University,
1983-84

Box 2: folder 11-13
Memorabilia,
1953-97, n.d.

Box 2: folder 14
Speeches



Packer Collegiate Institute Founder's Day,
9 Nov 1961

Box 2: folder 15
"Instant Diplomat,"
Mar 1969

Box 2: folder 16
Texas Woman's University,
26 Mar 1971

Box 2: folder 17
Surprise birthday party,
4 Mar 1956

Box 2: folder 18
Travel



China



General,
1975

Box 2: folder 19
Articles,
1972-78

Box 2: folder 20
Speeches,
1976

Box 2: folder 21-22
Photo exhibition,
1976-77

Box 2: folder 23
Soviet Union



Guidebooks,
1963-64

Box 2: folder 24
Report by Jean Picker,
1963

Box 3: folder 1
Photographs,
1946-77, n.d.

Box 3: folder 2
SERIES II. CORRESPONDENCE



General



1968-76

Box 3: folder 3-19
1977-80

Box 4: folder 1-20
1980-85

Box 5: folder 1-20
Family,
1972-80, n.d.

Box 6: folder 1
Emily Grosholz,
1981-83

Box 6: folder 2
Rita (Silberstein) Stone [later Mrs. Alan Raphael],
1945-86, n.d.

Box 6: folder 3-4
Smith College,
1954-95

Box 6: folder 5
Greeting cards,
1968-78, n.d.

Box 6: folder 6-8
Invitations,
1968-75

Box 6: folder 9-10
Third party,
1968-76

Box 6: folder 11
SERIES III. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS



African-American Institute: annual report,
1977

Box 6: folder 12
American Friends Service Committee,
1982

Box 6: folder 13
American Stock Exchange,
1977-78

Box 6: folder 14-17
Bank of New York,
1977-80

Box 6: folder 18
Coalition for Women in International Development,
1982

Box 6: folder 19
Committee of Correspondence



Administration



General,
1953-67

Box 6: folder 20-22
Mailing lists,
1967

Box 6: folder 23
Minutes,
Sep-Oct 1968

Box 7: folder 1
Correspondence



General,
1952-63

Box 7: folder 2-9
General (after closing),
1970-72

Box 7: folder 10
Africa,
1966-67

Box 7: folder 11-12
Latin America,
1967-68

Box 7: folder 13
Special Mailings,
Jan 1964-69

Box 7: folder 14-20
United States,
1967-70

Box 7: folder 21
Jacqueline van Voris,
1988

Box 7: folder 22
Publicity,
1959-61, n.d.

Box 7: folder 23
Publications: Meeting Community Needs



1965-66

Box 7: folder 24
1966-68

Box 8: folder 1-4
Cosmopolitan Club, Board of Governors,
1970-71

Box 8: folder 5
Council on Religion and International Affairs (CRIA)



Statement of Purpose and bylaws,
1915-74

Box 8: folder 6
Legal, Internal Revenue Service,
1976

Box 8: folder 7
Correspondence and financial contributions,
1973-78

Box 8: folder 8
Notes,
1973-77

Box 8: folder 9
Financial,
1972-77

Box 8: folder 10
Board of Trustees



Members,
1973-75

Box 8: folder 11
Annual and semi-annual meetings,
Jun 1973-Jan 1978

Box 8: folder 12-23
Executive committee:  minutes,
1974-76

Box 9: folder 1
Program committee:  minutes,
1974-77

Box 9: folder 2-3
Worldview Symposium: "Restructuring Patriotism Today,"
Jan 1974

Box 9: folder 4
Reports and articles evaluating CRIA,
1973

Box 9: folder 5
Division of Educational Programs, Continuing education, and Ministry,
1974-77

Box 9: folder 6
Consultation reports,
1973-76

Box 9: folder 7
Kenneth Thompson program proposal,
1976

Box 9: folder 8
Speech by Admiral Harry D. Train,
13 Apr 1982

Box 9: folder 9
Note:

[see also Foreign Policy Association]

Aspen Institute policy paper: "Human Requirements, Supply Levels, and Outer Bounds: A Framework for Thinking about the Planetary Bargain,"
1975

Box 9: folder 10
Worldview articles for discussion,
Oct 1974- Oct 1975

Box 9: folder 11
Carnegie Center for Transnational Studies



General and correspondence,
1976-77

Box 9: folder 12-13
"The Nation-State and the Multinational Corporation in Lesser Developed Countries: Latin America,"
Sep 1973

Box 9: folder 14
Corporate Consultation Program



Project proposal,
1972-79

Box 9: folder 15
Reports,
1975-78

Box 9: folder 16-17
Meeting,
1977

Box 9: folder 18
Reports on Taxation, Employment, New International Order,
Jul 1976

Box 9: folder 19
"Value Systems and World Food Crisis" meeting,
1976-77

Box 9: folder 20
Eleanor Roosevelt Centennial Observance Initiating Committee,
Jun 1983

Box 9: folder 21
Foreign Policy Association (FPA)



General and miscellaneous,
1971-76

Box 9: folder 22
Correspondence,
1972-77

Box 9: folder 23
Financial



General,
1974-76

Box 9: folder 24-25
Capital campaign,
Jan 1985

Box 10: folder 1-2
Board of Directors: meetings,
1974-79

Box 10: folder 3-8
Publications and papers



At a Glance,
1975-78

Box 10: folder 9-11
"UN at Thirty-Five," Wallace Irwin Jr.,
Oct 1979

Box 10: folder 12
"Dealing with China: An American Dilemma" by Richard Baum,
1978

Box 10: folder 13
"China and America: Past and Future,"
Apr 1977

Box 10: folder 14
"America in International Perspective" by Marina Whitman,
2 Mar 1982

Box 10: folder 15
Admiral Harry D. Train event,
Apr 1982

Box 10: folder 16
Discussion with Henry Kissinger's planning staff,
1975

Box 10: folder 17
Presentation: "The Future of FPA" by Carter Burgess,
Sep 1974

Box 10: folder 18
Proposal: A National Council on Citizen Education in International Relations,
1974

Box 10: folder 19
Foundation for Child Development:  meeting of Board of Directors,
3 Mar 1977

Box 10: folder 20-22
Franklin Books Program



Administrative



General,
1968-77, n.d.

Box 10: folder 23
Board of Directors


Box 10
Welcome Packet,
5 Dec 1968

Box 10: folder 24
General



1974-75

Box 10: folder 25
1977-78

Box 11: folder 1
Correspondence,
1970-78

Box 11: folder 2
Speech on Iran,
15 Nov 1973

Box 11: folder 3
Reports



History and current projects,
Oct 1972

Box 11: folder 4-5
Annual,
1970-73

Box 11: folder 6-8
Bangladesh printing survey,
Oct-Nov 1972

Box 11: folder 9
Publications: The Franklin Newsletter,
1972-75

Box 11: folder 10
Interchange Foundation



Bylaws,
n.d.

Box 11: folder 11
Insignia,
n.d.

Box 11: folder 12
Legal,
1960-73

Box 11: folder 13-14
Financial,
1963-85

Box 11: folder 15
Minutes,
1963-76

Box 11: folder 16
Correspondence and telephone messages,
1970-81

Box 11: folder 17
Publication: Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Day,
1974


Costs,
1973-74

Box 11: folder 18-19
Agreements,
1972-73

Box 11: folder 20
Correspondence



Orders,
1973

Box 11: folder 21
Publisher,
1973-74

Box 11: folder 22
Response,
1973-74

Box 12: folder 1
Drafts



Foreword by Jean Picker,
1973-74

Box 12: folder 2
Manuscript,
10 Feb 1973

Box 12: folder 3
Acknowledgement and reference material,
1973-74

Box 12: folder 4
Notes,
n.d.

Box 12: folder 5-6
News clippings,
1973-74

Box 12: folder 7
Photographs,
n.d.

Box 12: folder 8-11
Institute for World Order



General,
1974-77

Box 12: folder 12
World Models Project,
1968-72

Box 12: folder 13-15
Media coverage,
1974-76

Box 12: folder 16
Board of Directors



1974-77

Box 12: folder 17-21
1978-79

Box 13: folder 1
"Reassessing American Values": public education program proposal,
Sep-Oct 1974

Box 13: folder 2
Correspondence,
1973-79

Box 13: folder 3
Grant Committee,
1972-77

Box 13: folder 4-5
World Order Values workshop,
4-6 Apr 1975


General


Box 13: folder 6
Reading materials


Box 13: folder 7-10
University Centers Program: criteria and progress reports,
1973-74

Box 13: folder 11
International Conference on Social Welfare,
1972

Box 13: folder 12
International Symposium on Social Welfare Responsibility,
1971

Box 13: folder 13
New York City Commission for the United Nations,
1981

Box 13: folder 14
New York Institute for the Humanities,
1982

Box 13: folder 15
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development,
Jan-Feb 1971

Box 13: folder 16
United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA)


Box 13
General



Notes,
1972-82

Box 13: folder 17-18
Miscellaneous,
1970-84

Box 13: folder 19-23
Administration



Bylaws and letterhead,
1977

Box 13: folder 24
Directory,
Mar 1983

Box 13: folder 25
Address lists,
1977-82, n.d.

Box 13: folder 26
Board of Directors



Membership,
circa 1972

Box 13: folder 24
Mailings,
1981-83

Box 14: folder 1-13
Meetings



24 Sep 1971-4 Mar 1974

Box 14: folder 14-21
17 Nov 1975-17 Nov 1980

Box 15: folder 1-21
16 Nov 1981-5 Dec 1983

Box 16: folder 1-7
Board of Governors



Minutes and meeting materials



1972-82

Box 16: folder 8-21
1983-86

Box 17: folder 1-14
Review Committee,
1980-82

Box 17: folder 15-22
Staff meetings,
1981-82

Box 17: folder 23
Committees


Box 18
Finance and Budget,
1975-86

Box 18: folder 1-5
Note:

[see also: oversize]

International Cooperation Year,
1964-65

Box 18: folder 6
Nominating,
1973-83

Box 18: folder 7
Policy Studies



General



Abstracts of UNA-Policy Studies Panels,
1976

Box 18: folder 8
Meetings,
1974-82

Box 18: folder 9-11
Economic Policy Council (EPC)



Publications and press,
1982

Box 18: folder 12
Panels



Illegal Immigration,
1981-82

Box 18: folder 13-14
Industrial Objectives Panel,
May 1982

Box 18: folder 15
International Financial Institutions,
Jan-May 1982

Box 18: folder 16-21
North American Economic Area,
Feb 1981

Box 18: folder 22-23
Parents and Work,
1982-84

Box 18: folder 24
Productivity,
1981-82

Box 19: folder 1-4
US Trade Relations with Japan and Mexico,
Mar-Dec 1982

Box 19: folder 5-8
Parallel Studies Programs



Chinese-American Parallel Studies program



Beijing conference,
May 1982

Box 19: folder 9
China Council of the Asia Society: essays,
1982-84

Box 19: folder 10-13
National Policy Panel to Study US-China relations,
1978

Box 19: folder 14
Policy papers about Taiwan,
1985

Box 19: folder 15
Japanese-American Parallel Studies program



Defense survey,
1981-82

Box 19: folder 16
Memoranda,
1981-82

Box 19: folder 17-23
Conference,
Jan 1982

Box 20: folder 1
The Japanese American Alliance: A Framework for the Future,
1983

Box 20: folder 2
Future of the Global Economy,
Jan-Apr 1985

Box 20: folder 3
Soviet-American Parallel Studies program



Arms Control and Security Panel,
Dec 1982-Mar 1985

Box 20: folder 4-8
Bilateral Global Economic Issues,
Mar 1984-Mar 1985

Box 20: folder 9
Joint conferences,
1982-84

Box 20: folder 10
Economics panel,
Oct 1982-Feb 1985

Box 20: folder 11-19
Funding proposal,
1984

Box 20: folder 20
Articles by Tobi Trister Gati


Box 20
"Soviet and American Behavior in Multilateral Institutions,"
20 Oct 1978

Box 20: folder 21
"The Soviet Union and the North-South Dialogue over a New International Economic Order,"
n.d.

Box 20: folder 22
Other Panels



Major Powers in East Asia,
Oct 1983-Mar 1985

Box 20: folder 23-25
Major Powers in East Asia,
Apr 1985

Box 21: folder 1-3
Multilateral Issues and Institutions



Draft: "American Interest and the UN," Donald J Puchala,
Apr 1982

Box 21: folder 4
Multilateral projects,
1982-85

Box 21: folder 5-6
The Futures Group



"A Handbook for U.S. Participation in Multilateral Diplomacy,"
1981

Box 21: folder 7-8
"Negotiation, Multilateral Diplomacy, and North-South Relations,"
May 1981

Box 21: folder 9
Multilateral Approaches to Arms Control,
Feb-Jul 1982

Box 21: folder 10-12
National Policy Panel on US-Soviet Relations,
Jan 1981

Box 21: folder 13-14
United Nations Capabilities in the
1970s, 1970

Box 21: folder 15
The US, The UN and the Management of Global Change,
Aug 1982

Box 21: folder 16
World Federation of United Nations Associations,
1978-83


Mailings,
1978-83

Box 21: folder 17-19
28th-29th Plenary Assembly,
1981-83

Box 21: folder 20-24
Bulletin,
1981-83

Box 22: folder 1
Publicity


Box 22: folder 2
Correspondence with UNA-USA,
1982-83

Box 22: folder 3
Other materials


Box 22: folder 4-6
Financial materials



Expense account,
Sep 1974-Jan 1986

Box 22: folder 7-10
Fundraising initiatives



General,
1977-82

Box 22: folder 11
Proposal to Exxon,
1980

Box 22: folder 12
Proposal to Carnegie Corporation: "Containing Local Conflict: Rethinking Multilateral Alternatives,"
1984

Box 22: folder 13
Intra-office memoranda



General,
1973-84

Box 22: folder 14
From Jean Picker,
1974-80

Box 22: folder 15
Correspondence from Jean Picker,
1970-86

Box 22: folder 16-17
Field Office



Memoranda,
1981-82

Box 22: folder 18
Council of Organizations, National Business Woman,
1979

Box 22: folder 19
Corporate Council for International Policy,
1982-83

Box 22: folder 20
Council of Chapter and Division Presidents



Correspondence,
1981-82

Box 22: folder 21-22
"War and Peace in Iowa,"
Oct 1982

Box 22: folder 23
Washington Office



General,
1980-81

Box 22: folder 24
Report: "Congressional Influence on US-UN Relations,"
1978

Box 22: folder 25
Public Relations



Press list,
n.d.

Box 22: folder 26
Promotion of Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Day,
1973-74

Box 22: folder 27
Response to Heritage Foundation,
1982

Box 22: folder 28-29
Publications and Educational materials



General,
1980-83, n.d.

Box 22: folder 3-
"An Assessment of UNA's Accomplishments,"
1978-81

Box 23: folder 1
Draft: "The National Program of UNA-USA,"
1978

Box 23: folder 2
Portfolio of teaching aids,
1975-78

Box 23: folder 3
"The United Nations: In Search of Answers" Vista,
Sep/Oct 1972

Box 23: folder 4
"Teaching about the United Nations,"
Feb 1981

Box 23: folder 5
Fact sheets,
1976

Box 23: folder 6
Educational kits



Decade for Women,
1975

Box 23: folder 7-9
Note:

[see also oversize]

"Operation Turning Point: End the Arms Race,"
1977

Box 23: folder 10
A Study and Action Pack for World Development,
circa 1975

Box 23: folder 11
Note:

[see also: oversize]

UNAKIT,
1978

Box 23: folder 12-13
International Peacekeeping Program,
1971-72

Box 23: folder 14-15
Environmental program,
1971-72

Box 23: folder 16
Model UN



Guide to Delegate Preparation,
1982-83

Box 23: folder 17
Calendar,
1985-86

Box 23: folder 18
Workshop at UN for UNESCO associated schools,
14-20 Aug 1977

Box 23: folder 19
UN Conference on the Law of the Sea,
1974-75

Box 23: folder 20-21
World Population Conference,
19-30 Aug 1974

Box 23: folder 22
World Food Conference,
5-16 Nov 1974

Box 23: folder 23
Program Planning for UN Day,
1981

Box 23: folder 24
"Time to Lead: Mandate for Action: UN Day Program Manual,"
1983

Box 23: folder 25
"Partnerships in Meeting Basic Needs" with National Education Association,
Nov 1981

Box 23: folder 26
Newsletters: Interdependent, Issues, and Washington Weekly Report,
1980-84

Box 23: folder 27
Issues before the General Assembly,
1977-82

Box 24: folder 1-2
Issues of the 80s fact sheets,
1980-83

Box 24: folder 3
Annual Program Manual,
1978

Box 24: folder 4-5
Manual of Chapter Operations,
Apr 1980

Box 24: folder 6-11
Editor's Guide to the UN,
1978-79

Box 24: folder 12-13
"Toward a World without Hunger,"
1980

Box 24: folder 14
"Shaping the Global Agenda: Priorities for US Policy in International Organizations,"
1983

Box 24: folder 15
"Purposes and Means: A Sensible Guide for Policy on International Organization,"
1983

Box 24: folder 16
"The UN at Thirty" drafts,
1975

Box 24: folder 17
Events and conferences



General,
1975-81

Box 24: folder 18
18th Annual UN Concert and dinner fundraiser,
21 Oct 1978

Box 24: folder 19
National convention,
May 1983

Box 24: folder 20
NATO trips



Notes by Harvey Picker,
1983

Box 24: folder 21
Invited people,
1983-85

Box 24: folder 22-23
Coordination of annual visits,
1983-85

Box 25: folder 1-6
Articles and news clippings,
1981-85

Box 25: folder 7-8
Miscellaneous meetings



Commodity agreements and 7th Special Session,
11 Jun 1975

Box 25: folder 9
Nonproliferation with Hans Blix,
20 May 1983

Box 25: folder 10
Planning group for UN Management and Decision-making Study,
27 Mar 1985

Box 25: folder 11
Affiliated organizations,
1975-82


United States Association for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,
1968-74

Box 25: folder 13
United States Mission to the United Nations



General



General,
1969-78

Box 25: folder 14
Articles about the UN,
1973-75

Box 25: folder 15
Report, "Social Development in the UN,"
circa 1970-77

Box 25: folder 16
Report, "Coordination and Concerted Action in the United Nations System of Organizations," Department of State: Bureau of International Organization Affairs,
1968

Box 25: folder 17
Speeches and statements by Jean Picker,
1968-77, n.d.

Box 25: folder 18-27
Reports by Jean Picker


Box 26
"Prospects for More Effective UN Actions in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice,"
6 Jul 1973

Box 26: folder 1
"Report on Children,"
n.d.

Box 26: folder 2
General Assembly



General



General overview,
1968

Box 26: folder 3
Officers,
1963-72

Box 26: folder 4
Miscellaneous,
1968

Box 26: folder 5
Mission Liaison Officers information notebook,
9 Jun 1971

Box 26: folder 6
Notes,
1968

Box 26: folder 7-14
Schedules,
Sep-Dec 1968

Box 26: folder 15
Speeches and statements by Jean Picker,
1968-76

Box 26: folder 16-18
Position papers and reports,
1968

Box 26: folder 19
News clippings,
Sep-Dec 1968

Box 26: folder 20
Correspondence



Memoranda,
1968-69

Box 26: folder 21
Telegrams to/from Secretary of State and US Mission to UN,
1968

Box 26: folder 22
Telegrams to/from Secretary of State and US Mission to UN,
1968

Box 27: folder 1-2
Third Committee:  correspondence and invitations,
Sep-Dec 1968

Box 27: folder 3
23rd Session



Annotated programs, agendas, and telegrams,
1968

Box 27: folder 4
Capital punishment,
1968

Box 27: folder 5-6
Human Rights in Occupied Territories: Picker statement drafts,
5-6 Dec 1968

Box 27: folder 7
International Year for Human Rights



General,
1968

Box 27: folder 8
Annotated publications


Box 27: folder 9-11
Publication: "Human Rights,"
1968

Box 27: folder 12
Memoranda, press release, and draft declaration,
1968

Box 27: folder 13
Speeches by Jean Picker,
1968

Box 27: folder 14-15
Notes,
Nov-Dec 1968

Box 27: folder 16-17
High Commissioner,
1968

Box 27: folder 18
Position papers and state department telegrams,
1968

Box 28: folder 1
Symposium,
1968

Box 28: folder 2
"The Organization of American States and the Protection of Human Rights,"
1968

Box 28: folder 3
Natural Disasters,
1968

Box 28: folder 4
Refugees



General,
1968

Box 28: folder 5
Election of High Commissioner for Refugees,
1968

Box 28: folder 6
War Crimes



General,
1968

Box 28: folder 7
Notes,
8-15 Oct 1968

Box 28: folder 8-9
Statement and drafts by Jean Picker,
1968

Box 28: folder 10
Annotated UN publications,
1968

Box 28: folder 11
World Social Situation



General and statements by Jean Picker,
Oct-Nov 1968

Box 28: folder 12
Notes,
Nov 1968

Box 28: folder 13-14
Annotated draft resolutions,
Oct-Nov 1968

Box 28: folder 15
Youth,
1968-70

Box 28: folder 13-19
24th session



Social Development,
1969-71

Box 28: folder 20
25th session



Elderly and aged,
1970

Box 28: folder 21
28th session



Elderly and aged,
1973

Box 28: folder 22-24
29th session



United States positions (annotated),
1974

Box 29: folder 1
30th session



General,
1975

Box 29: folder 2
Unified Approach to the Analysis of Planning of Development



Draft resolutions,
1975

Box 29: folder 3-4
Correspondence regarding Soviet draft resolution,
Oct-Nov 1975

Box 29: folder 5
31st session



General (including Picker statements),
1976

Box 29: folder 6
Finished items,
1976

Box 29: folder 7
National Experience in Achieving Far-Reaching Social and Economic Changes,
1976

Box 29: folder 8-10
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)



General,
1969-73

Box 29: folder 11
Commission for Social Development (CSD)



General



General,
1970-77

Box 29: folder 12
Margaret Mead's comments on meeting of Panel on Social Development,
1963-64

Box 29: folder 13
Report,
circa May 1969

Box 29: folder 14
Study of CSD,
1969-76

Box 29: folder 15
Report on 21st-24th sessions,
1970-75

Box 29: folder 16
Speeches and statements by Jean Picker,
n.d.

Box 29: folder 17
Membership,
1970-73

Box 29: folder 18
Notes



1969-73

Box 29: folder 19-22
1973-77

Box 30: folder 1-3
Correspondence



Memoranda



Outgoing,
1969-77, n.d.

Box 30: folder 4
Incoming,
1968-77

Box 30: folder 5
Third party,
1970-77

Box 30: folder 6
Telegrams: State Department to US Mission to UN,
1969-73

Box 30: folder 7-9
Sessions



19th: annotated report,
1968

Box 30: folder 10
20th



General information,
1969

Box 30: folder 11
Reports and position papers



Position papers,
1969

Box 30: folder 12
Speeches and statements by Picker,
1969

Box 30: folder 13
Report of U.S. delegation: draft,
1969

Box 30: folder 14
Report by Special Rapporteurs on Technical Cooperative Activities in Social Development,
26 Feb 1969

Box 30: folder 15-16
Agenda items



Second UN Development Decade,
1969

Box 30: folder 17
UN Research Institute for Social Development (RISD),
1969

Box 30: folder 18-19
Work Programme,
1969

Box 30: folder 20-21
21st



Position papers and reports,
1970

Box 31: folder 1
"Toward a Set of Social Indicators,"
1969-70

Box 31: folder 2-3
Speeches and statements by Jean Picker,
1970

Box 31: folder 4
Social Policy and Planning



General,
1970

Box 31: folder 5
"Notes on Development of Concept of Social Planning in UN,"
15 May 1969

Box 31: folder 6
Report of meeting of experts in Social Policy and Planning,
Feb 1970

Box 31: folder 7
Symposium on Social Policy and Planning,
Jun 1970

Box 31: folder 8-10
Preparatory committee for Second UN Development Decade,
1970

Box 31: folder 11
22nd



Position papers,
Mar 1971

Box 31: folder 12
Speeches, statements, and reports by Jean Picker,
1971

Box 31: folder 13
Report: "Social Development in Eastern European Socialist Countries and the Soviet Union,"
1971

Box 31: folder 14
Program proposals,
1970-71

Box 31: folder 15
Notes by Secretary General (annotated),
1971

Box 31: folder 16
Notes and comments,
1971

Box 31: folder 17
Agenda items



Criminality and Social Change,
1970-71

Box 31: folder 18-19
Social Security,
1970

Box 31: folder 20-21
World Social Situation,
1970-71

Box 31: folder 22
World Social Situation,
1970-71

Box 32: folder 1
World Wide Programme of Research and Training in Regional Development,
1971

Box 32: folder 2
23rd



General,
1973

Box 32: folder 3
Position papers, statements, and reports



Position papers,
1973

Box 32: folder 4-5
Speeches, statements and reports by Jean Picker,
1973

Box 32: folder 6
Crime control report,
6 Jul 1973

Box 32: folder 7
Annotated report on Unified Approach,
1973

Box 32: folder 8
Annotated report on 23rd Session,
Feb-Mar 1973

Box 32: folder 9
24th



General



Agenda and list of representatives,
1974-75

Box 32: folder 10
Notes on participants and commission members,
1975

Box 32: folder 11
Provisional summary record of 602nd meeting,
1975

Box 32: folder 12
Corrections to provisional summary records,
Jan-Feb 1975

Box 32: folder 13
Proposed US withdrawal from CSD,
Mar 1975

Box 32: folder 14-15
Position papers,
1974-75

Box 32: folder 16
Correspondence and invitations,
1974-75

Box 32: folder 17
Department of State telegrams,
2 Dec 1974-30 Jan 1975

Box 32: folder 18
Report to U. S. Secretary of State,
1975

Box 32: folder 19
Draft resolutions,
Jan 1975

Box 32: folder 20
Statements on work program by Jean Picker,
1973

Box 32: folder 21
Agenda items



Item 3: World Social Situation



General,
1974-75

Box 32: folder 22
Speech and statements by Jean Picker,
1975

Box 32: folder 23
Annotated report,
1974

Box 32: folder 24
Mid-Term Review and Appraisal,
1975

Box 32: folder 25
Item 4: Social indicators,
1974

Box 32: folder 26-28
Item 6: Unified Approach,
1973-75

Box 33: folder 1-2
Item 7: Crime control and prevention,
1973-75

Box 33: folder 3
Item 8: Popular participation,
1974-75

Box 33: folder 4
Item 9: Statement on Youth and draft resolution by Jean Picker,
8 Jan 1975

Box 33: folder 5
Item 10: Rehabilitation of the disabled,
Aug 1974-75

Box 33: folder 6
Item 11: Programme objectives for Medium Term Plan,
1976-79, 1974-75

Box 33: folder 7-8
Item 12: Research Institute for Social Development (RISD),
1974-75

Box 33: folder 9
Item 13: Migrant workers,
1975

Box 33: folder 10
Item 15: Consideration of provisional agenda,
1975

Box 33: folder 11
Item 16: Adoption of report of CSD to ECOSOC,
1975

Box 33: folder 12
Notes,
1975

Box 33: folder 13
25th



General



Agenda,
1976-77

Box 33: folder 14
Membership,
1977

Box 33: folder 15
Position papers,
1976-77

Box 33: folder 16-17
Correspondence,
1977

Box 33: folder 18
Statements and reports



Statements by Jean Picker,
1976-77

Box 33: folder 19
Statements by others,
1976-77

Box 33: folder 20
Draft resolutions,
1976-77

Box 33: folder 21
US Report on 25th Session,
1976-77

Box 33: folder 22
Agenda items



Item 3: World Social Situation,
1976-77

Box 33: folder 23
Item 4: Review and Appraisal of the International Social Development


Box 33
General,
1969-77

Box 33: folder 24
Annotated reports,
1976-77

Box 33: folder 25-27
Statements by others,
1977

Box 34: folder 1
Item 6: distribution of national income,
1977

Box 34: folder 2
Item 7: outflow of trained personnel from developing to developed countries,
1977

Box 34: folder 3
Item 8: crime prevention and control,
1975

Box 34: folder 4
Item 9: aged and social security,
1977

Box 34: folder 5
Item 10: youth policies,
1976-77

Box 34: folder 6-7
Item 12: Unified Approach,
1976-77

Box 34: folder 8
Item 14: Program objectives for the medium term plan (1978-81) and progress report
1975-76

Box 34: folder 9-10
Notes,
1977

Box 34: folder 11-13
Committee on Review and Appraisal,
1972-73

Box 34: folder 14-20
Social Committee



General,
1971-75

Box 34: folder 21
Statements by Jean Picker,
1972-75

Box 34: folder 22
Notes,
1975

Box 34: folder 23
Social Indicators,
1972-74

Box 34: folder 24-25
Sessions



46th: Position papers, notes,
1969

Box 34: folder 26
56th: National experience in achieving far-reaching social and economic changes for the purpose of social progress,
1974

Box 35: folder 1
58th: position papers, news clippings,
1975

Box 35: folder 2
Working Group on Rationalization,
circa 1973-74

Box 35: folder 3
Events



Conference on Organization and Procedures of the UN,
1970

Box 35: folder 4
Congress on the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders,
1970

Box 35: folder 5
Conference on the Human Environment,
1971-84

Box 35: folder 6-8
Conference on Trade and Development,
May 1986

Box 35: folder 9
World Youth Assembly,
1969-73

Box 35: folder 10-11
Miscellaneous committees



Host Country Advisory Committee



General,
1970-73

Box 35: folder 12
Draft: summary overview,
1971

Box 35: folder 13
United Nations Centre for Development, Planning, Projections, and Policy,
1977

Box 35: folder 14
United Nations Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs: Commission on the Status of Women,
1976

Box 35: folder 15
United Nations Department for Disarmament Affairs,
1986

Box 35: folder 16
United Nations Development Program: Jackson Capacity Study,
1969

Box 35: folder 17
United Nations Division for Economic and Social Information,
Apr 1986

Box 35: folder 18
United Nations Division for Palestinian Rights,
1986

Box 35: folder 19
United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East,
1970-72

Box 35: folder 20
United Nations Economic Committee: International Women's Year Conference,
1973-75

Box 35: folder 21
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization,
1968

Box 35: folder 22
United Nations Fund for Population Activities,
May 1986

Box 35: folder 23
United Nations Special Committee on Principles of International Law,
1968

Box 35: folder 24
United States National Commission for UNESCO



General,
1973-74

Box 35: folder 25
Human Rights Task Force,
1972-76

Box 35: folder 26-27
UN Decade for Action to Combat Racism,
1973-74

Box 35: folder 28-30
Women's World Banking,
1981

Box 35: folder 31-32
SERIES IV. SUBJECT FILES



Adoption,
1972

Box 36: folder 1
Crime,
1950-73

Box 36: folder 2-3
Foreign Aid,
1970

Box 36: folder 4
Healthcare,
1971

Box 36: folder 5-6
Housing,
circa 1968

Box 36: folder 7
Land Reform,
1970-71

Box 36: folder 8
Latin America,
1969

Box 36: folder 9
Mentally Retarded,
circa 1968-69

Box 36: folder 10
Nigeria: Biafran conflict,
1968

Box 36: folder 11
Rehabilitation,
1964-69

Box 36: folder 12
Social Planning,
1969

Box 36: folder 13
Social Welfare,
1969

Box 36: folder 14
Volunteers,
1969-85

Box 36: folder 15
Women,
1961-73

Box 36: folder 16-19
World Bank,
1970

Box 36: folder 20
Youth,
1967-76

Box 36: folder 21-24
MEMORABILIA



UN Youth for Peace paperweight,
1970

Box 37
UN Decade for Women pin,
1976-1986

Box 37
UN Commemorative stamps,
circa 1970s

Box 37
Hair Comb enclosed, Nandini Beharry to Jean Picker
31 Oct 1968

Box 37
OVERSIZE MATERIALS



SERIES I. BIOGRAHICAL MATERIALS AND PHOTOGRAPHS



Invitation to White House Conference on International Cooperation,
Nov-Dec 1965

Box 37: folder 1
Photograph, 50th Birthday of Edward J. Sovatkin,
7 Feb 1936

Box 37
"China Trip" poster for photograph exhibition at Smith College Museum of Art,
16 Sep-24 Oct 1976

Box 37
"The Pickers in Peking," Marian Blanchard, The Colgate Scene,
circa 1976

Box 37
SERIES III. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS



Committee of Correspondence: pamphlet, n.d.; "Reds' Photographs on Germ Warfare Exposed as Fakes," New York Times,
3 Apr 1952

Box 37: folder 2
Foreign Policy Association: financial report,
1976

Box 37: folder 3
Institute for World Order: financial report,
1974

Box 37
United Nations Association of the USA



Audits and budgets,
1972-87, n.d.

Box 37: folder 4-5
"1971 Tanker Traffic and Oil Flow," map,
1973

Box 37: folder 6
"Study and Action Pack for World Development," posters and postcard set,
1974

Box 37
World Population Year fact sheet,
1974

Box 37: folder 6
International Women's Year poster,
1975

Box 37
"Financing the UN System: Comparative Contributions of Member States," poster
1976

Box 37
"The United Nations and the Law of the Sea," fact sheet,
1976

Box 37
The Diplomatic World Bulletin,
19 Oct 1981

Box 37
Reprint of op-eds on Reaganomics, Fund for Peace,
Mar 1982

Box 37
"Surface Distribution of Ferromanganese Deposits on the Ocean Floor," map,
n.d.

Box 37
United Nations Day poster,
n.d.

Box 37
United States Mission to the United Nations: "Nazi Crimes in Poland, 1939-45" map and booklet,
1968

Box 37: folder 7
"The United Nations and What You Should Know about It," by Jean Picker and Eleanor Roosevelt: galley,
1971

Box 37: folder 8
Chinese newspaper from Jean Picker's trip,
1975

drawer 56
"Study and Action Pack for World Development,"
circa 1974

drawer 56
Poster, UN General Assembly, Second Special Session on Disarmament,
1982

drawer 56
United Nations Development Programme poster,
n.d.

drawer 56
Tables, Law of the Sea,
n.d.

drawer 56

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