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Lee Goodwin Papers and Ephemera

Identifier: BC20-30

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The collection contains awards, plaques, photographs, political correspondence, clippings and memos. Also included are ephemera, such as commemorative pens celebrating the passage of Goodwin’s bills in the New York Senate, and a silver commemorative plate depicting Kingston, New York.


  • Creation: 1963 - 1985



This collection has no restrictions.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Barnard Archives and Special Collections. The Barnard Archives and Special Collections approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Reproduction Restrictions

Photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.


Lee Goodwin, 1930 - 1986, was a Barnard alumna, politician, and president of a mortgage banking company. She graduated from Barnard magna cum laude in 1952. She began her political career as the Assistant to the Chairman of the New York State Joint Legislative Committee on Housing and Community Renewal, eventually becoming the New York State Commissioner of Housing and Community Renewal in 1973. Lee Goodwin assisted in drafting a variety of housing laws, including the Mitchell-Lama middle-income housing law. She served for three years as Commissioner, resigning from the position in 1976.

Following her resignation, Lee Goodwin served as senior vice president of Merrill Lynch Huntoon Page Inc., a subsidiary of Merrill Lynch & Company from 1976 until 1981. In 1981, she was appointed to a Presidential commission on housing. Lee Goodwin passed away in 1986 at the age of 56.


6.33 Linear Feet (3 oversize boxes, 2 full size document boxes)




This collection consists of the papers and ephemera of Lee Goodwin.

Collection Arrangment

The collection is arranged into the following two series:

Series 1, Ephemera, 1963 - 1980
Series 2, Personal Papers, 1963 - 1985

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

Donated to the College by Richard Goodwin and Catherine Hoover in 2013.


No additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Dinah Handel, July 2015.


Guide to Lee Goodwin Papers and Ephemera
Dinah Handel
© 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

3009 Broadway
New York NY 10027 United States