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The Correspondence series documents Martindell's personal as well as professional life. The series contains family letters as well as those relating to her time in the New Jersey State Senate, State Department, and time as ambassador. There are also letters regarding her activities in New Jersey politics and as an early backer of Jimmy Carter, the head of the Women's Division of the Democratic Party, and an influential financer of campaigns. Many of the letters contain information about both her personal life and her career and political activities. Of special note are folders of letters from Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, and Frank Thompson. Additionally there are letters from Bill Bradley, Brendan T. Byrne, Robert Torricelli, Ronald Reagan, and Gary Hart.
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The Chapter Files subseries includes drafts, notes and a substantial amount of source material relating to Martindell's unpublished autobiography. The subseries is arranged by chapter number, and chapter titles indicate the subject of each section of the book. Researchers should note that these files contain a small amount of photographs in addition to those found in the Photographs series.
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The Memoirs series consists of Martindell's source material, notes, and drafts relating to the unpublished autobiography that she wrote in the late 1990s. These documents were moved by Martindell, during the writing process, to their present arrangement from elsewhere within her own files. Materials range from family information from the late 19th century to records documenting Martindell's political activities in the late 1980s. This series is divided into two subseries: Chapter Files and Subject Files
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The Subject Files series is primarily composed of documents relating to Martindell's personal activities and is arranged alphabetically. Included are materials detailing Martindell's education, from high school to a course taken at Princeton University in 1999, as well as correspondence and Freedom of Information Act requests regarding Federal Bureau of Investigation documents pertaining to Martindell, and a draft of a New Jersey legislature resolution regarding impeachment of Richard Nixon. There is also a scrapbook from a trip taken by Martindell in 1923. Materials include school records, correspondence, clippings, and notebooks.
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Series 5: Photographs, 1929-2002

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The Photograph series contains photographs, arranged alphabetically by subject, from Martindell's personal and professional lives. Included are photographs of Martindell with Jimmy Carter and George McGovern and from Martindell's state senate campaign, as well as publicity shots and photographs of her various travels. Researchers should note that a small number of photographs are available in the Memoirs series.
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Series 1: Board of Directors, 1921 September 27-1997

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The Board of Directors Series includes information on the Committees of the Board which oversee general Council issues such as membership, programs, and procedures. Of interest is the long run of Committee on Studies records, which document proposed and selected topics for study by the Studies Department. This series also houses the Board's meeting minutes, as well as correspondence and miscellaneous materials from the Board of Directors.