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Mary K. Kahl Papers

Identifier: BC20-10

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection primarily contains fiction manuscripts, drafts, and notes written by attorney and writer Mary K. Kahl. There are also materials regarding her mother's death, and professional materials in the legal sphere.

Series 1 contains Kahl's unpublished manuscripts, writing research, drafts, and notes.

Series 2 contains materials regarding her mother's death, and papers describing a legal project.


  • Creation: 1987-2006, undated


This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on-site.

Publication Rights

Copyright is retained by the estate of Mary K. Kahl. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Barnard College Archives. The Barnard College Archives approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Reproduction Restrictions

Reproductions can be made for research purposes.


1.25 Linear Feet




This collection consists of the personal papers of Barnard College alum Mary K. Kahl. Kahl was an attorney and writer. This collection contains her unpublished fiction manuscripts (as well as one published historical nonfiction work), drafts, and notes.

Collection Arrangement

The materials in this collection have been grouped by written work. The folders are organized alphabetically by each manuscript title.

Series 1, Writings, drafts, notes, and research

Series 2, Personal and professional materials

Physical Location

This collection is located in the Barnard Archives and Special Collections, Barnard Library. To use this collection, please contact the Barnard Archives and Special Collections at 212.854.4079 or

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated in 2012. The Barnard development Office and Lisa Norberg (Dean of BLAIS) were donor liasons.


No additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed in 2024 by Adia Augustin.

Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Encoding: Machine readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002.

Finding aid written in English.

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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

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