A gentleman recently wrote to the Follett Foundation (via an e-mail address which I rarely check because the Foundation is inactive at the moment), asking whether Follett ever received a doctorate from Harvard, and if this might be something they should award posthumously. I checked Tonn's biography on Follett, and Tonn writes that (a) Follett didn't have a scholarly focus toward which to pursue a doctorate, (b) may not have wanted to invest the energy in that direction, and (c) even if she wanted it, Harvard would not have given a PhD to a woman at this time.
So the questions that come to my mind are: (a) Would Follett have seen any value in a posthumous doctorate? (b) Would we see any value in a posthumous (honorary) doctorate? (c) If so, is this something with a chance of success? (d) Is this something worth pursuing?