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Dunn, Betsy (Betsy Dunn Papers, 1968-1983)

Identifier: 057

Collection Overview

The Betsy Dunn papers consist of a small number of files related to Cambridge city elections and Cambridge civic life. It includes copies of several letters Dunn wrote to city officials or press outlets.


  • 1968-1983


Access to Collection

This collection is open to research

Conditions Governing Use

The Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections does not hold copyright on the materials in the collection. It is the responsibility of the user to understand and observe copyright law and obtain copyright from the original creator.

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Betsy Dunn is a longtime Cambridge resident. She is a feminist and women’s rights activist and has worked with Mass NOW, the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women (serving as President from 1978-1980), the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, and the Democratic State Committee.


..21 Linear feet

.18 Cubic Feet

1 boxes (half Hollinger box)

150 Items

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Organization of Collection

Series 1: Cambridge Civic Organization

Series 2: City of Cambridge

Approximately 150 items arranged alphabetical by file title

Custodial History

The collection is presumed to be donated by Betsy Dunn, date unknown. No record of donation exists.



Finding Aid to the Betsy Dunn Papers, 1968-1983
Christine Di Bella and Allyson Doyle (EAD conversion 2016), under supervision of Alyssa Pacy
June 22, 2015 and August 25, 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Cambridge Public Library
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Cambridge MA 02138 USA