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Paula Kassell

Paula Kassell, American editor, publisher.


  • Kassell, Paula was born on December 5, 1917 in New York City. Daughter of Daniel Herman and Bertha Blanche (Jaret) Kassell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Barnard College, 1939.


    • Technology editor Bell Laboratories, Whippany, New Jersey, 1955-1965, methods analyst Murray Hill, 1965-1970. Founder, editor, public New Directions for Women, Dover, 1971-1977, associate editor Englewood, 1977-1987, senior editor, 1987-1993, index editor Dover, 1993-1998. Vice president, United Nations representative Women's Institute for Freedom of Press, Washington, since 1990.

      Convenor, member media task force Committee on Status of Women, United Nations, 1990-1998.


    • Contributor chapters to books. Author: (book) Taking Women in New Directions: Stories from the Second Wave of the Women's Movement from New Directions for Women, 1972-1993, The Issues That Galvanized Women to Change Society Completely and Forever, 2008.


    Co-convenor Lakeland chapter National Organization of Women, Dover, 1970. Vice president Dover (New Jersey) Child Care Center, 1979-1991. Board directors National Woman's Party, Washington, 1991-1998.

    Member media committee Forum 95, United Nations, New York City, 1994-1995. Member advisory board Veterinary Feminists American, Lafayette, Louisiana, since 1995. Member television task force Morris County National Organization of Women, Morristown, New Jersey, since 1995.

    Trustee Women's Media Initiative, 1997. Member American Journalism Historians Association, International Women's Media Foundation, Journalism & Women Symposium.



    Attending opera, concerts, ballet performances, visiting museums.


    • Married Gerson Gustav Friedman, August 16, 1941 (deceased). Children: Daniel Kassell, Claire Florence Friedman.
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    Born December 5, 1917
    • 1939
      Barnard College
    • 1955 - 1965
      Technology editor Bell Laboratories
      Whippany, New Jersey, United States
    • 1971 - 1977
      Dover, Delaware, United States
    • 1993 - 1998