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Jane Whitbread papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00259

Scope and Contents

The Jane Whitbread collection consists solely of material related to the research and writing of her book After Super Mom: Working Mothers Talk About Their World. It contains questionnaires, responses and analyses of responses, correspondence, taped interviews, transcripts of interviews, and notes Whitbread kept in three travel notebooks.

Dates

  • 1978 - 1984

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use with following restrictions on access: Researchers must sign a standard Access Agreement form.

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

To the extent that she owns copyright, Jane Whitbread has assigned the copyright in her works to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. 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. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Jane Whitbread, 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

Jane Whitbread was born in 1914 and graduated with honors with a B.A. from Vassar college circa 1940. Between 1941 and 1945 she worked for the Office of War information as a writer-editor, for the War Activities Commission as the director of research and production for a book on motion pictures during World War II. After the war she worked as a freelance writer for magazines such as Good Housekeeping, McCall's, The Nation, Harpers, and Parents, and as an editor and writer for the New York Times Magazine. She also authored numerous books including The Intelligent Man's Guide to Women (1951), Your Child is a Person: A Psychological Approach to Parenthood without Guilt (1965), How to Help Your Child Get the Most Out of School (1974), Daughters from Infancy to Independence (1979), The Pain Control Book (1981), and After Super Mom: Working Mothers Talk About Their World (1980s). She died in 2006.

Extent

4.5 linear feet (5 containers)

Overview

Jane Whitbread was an editor and writer. The collection consists solely of material related to the research and writing of her book, After Super Mom: Working Mothers Talk About Their World. It contains questionnaires, responses and analyses of responses, correspondence, taped interviews, transcripts of interviews, and notes Whitbread kept in three travel notebooks.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Jane Whitbread on 1984-06-15.
Title
Finding aid to the Jane Whitbread papers
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Description rules
dacs

Revision Statements

  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2019-05-14: Updated legacy finding aid and published.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063