Conway, Jill Ker
- Existence: 1934 - 2018
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Auden D. Thomas is a reseacher and administrator who, as of 2022, is Director of Special Programs and Summer Academic Programs at Skidmore College. The collection consists of audio recordings and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by Thomas in 2002 with Jill Ker Conway and some of her colleagues for her dissertation "From Vision to Action: Jill Conway at Smith College."
Professor of Psychology, Smith College. Papers include professional correspondence, research files, publications and photographs that document his career as a psychologist. In addition, personal correspondence and biographical information are also available in the papers.
The collection consists of audio recordings and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by Thomas in 2002 with Jill Ker Conway and some of her colleagues for her dissertation "From Vision to Action: Jill Conway at Smith College." The focus of all interviews is Conway's presidency, but some contextual information about the individuals being interviewed is also included.
The Office of College Relations records contain material related to the ongoing operations of the department, including events files, press releases and clippings, terminated faculty and staff files, inauguration files, photos, AV, scrapbooks, correspondence, general office files, publications from other College departments, and a small portion of Presidents' files.
Jill Ker Conway was the first female president of the college. Her selection, a watershed in the history of Smith, was also a hallmark in an era of significant change in the perception of women and their role in society. This collection of personal materials includes correspondence, photographs, professional and conference materials, awards, and memorabilia documenting Conway's personal life (1934-2018) and post-Smith career (1975-2018).
John James Conway, a professor of history and decorated World War II veteran, was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1916. He was the husband of Jill Ker Conway, the first female president of Smith College. The collection includes materials regarding John Conway's personal and professional life including correspondence with his wife, Jill Ker Conway, his education at Harvard, speeches, writings, publications inscribed to Conway and World War II photographs.
The collection includes fifty-one oral histories of scholars of U.S. women's history. The interviews document the emergence and development of women's history as a discipline from 1960 to 2000, as well as the interviewees' professional and personal lives, their choices, and their intellectual commitments.
Author, professor, and the first female president of Smith College who pledged "...to foster research and the creation of new knowledge about matters of central importance in women's lives" by helping to develop and fund women-centered projects such as the Smith Management Program, Ada Comstock Program, and Project on Women and Social Change. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, reports and working papers, newspaper clippings and photographs.
The Smith Club of Cambridge, Massachusetts records documents the activities of one of the oldest of the College's many community clubs. Types of material include by-laws; club procedures; correspondence; fundraising; invitations and programs; membership and officers; photographs; publicity; and planning materials from wine-tasting parties, the most popular and lucrative fundraiser of the Club. Notable correspondents include Presidents Thomas C. Mendenhall and Jill Ker Conway.