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Eleanor Harriet Bernert Sheldon papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00255

Scope and Contents

The Eleanor Bernert Sheldon papers consist of correspondence, speeches, subject files, biographical material and awards. The bulk of the collection is subject files relating to Shelden's wide range of interests. There are also two boxes of professional correspondence.

Dates

  • 1957-1986

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical Note

Eleanor Harriet Bernert was born 19 March 1920; she graduated from Colby Jr. College (now Colby-Sawyer College)in 1940 and went on to UNC, receiving her A.B.in 1942. Bernert she did graduate work at the University of Chicago, earning her Ph.D.in 1949. She worked for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1943-45, and took part in the Chicago Community Inventory as a sociologist. She taught sociology at the University of Chicago, 1947-50. In 1950, she married James Sheldon and they had three sons. Sheldon continued her career, first with the Social Science Research Council, 1950-55 and again in 1972-79. She later worked for the Russell Sage Foundation, 1961-72. Sheldon also maintained her teaching credentials, as a visiting professor at UC-Santa Barbara and Columbia University; and held an appointment as a lecturer/research sociologist at UCLA School of Nursing and Deptment of Sociology. She served on several boards, including Mobilization for Youth, Citicorp and Citibank.

Extent

21.5 linear feet (22 boxes. )

Overview

Eleanor Harriet Bernert Sheldon was a sociologist and professor. She worked for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1943-45, and took part in the Chicago Community Inventory as a sociologist. She taught sociology at the University of Chicago, 1947-50. She worked for the Social Science Research Council, 1950-55 and again in 1972-79 and for the Russell Sage Foundation, 1961-72. The bulk of the collection is subject files relating to Shelden's wide range of interests. There are also two boxes of professional correspondence.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of aquisition is unknown
Title
Eleanor Harriet Bernert Sheldon papers
Status
Minimum Finding Aid (Completed)
Author
Ellice Amanna
Date
2019
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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