Jane Whitbread papers
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 of Materials
- Creation: 1978 - 1984
- Whitbread, Jane (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for use with following restrictions on access: Researchers must sign a standard Access Agreement form.
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.
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.
3.917 linear feet (5 containers)
Language of Materials
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.
This collection has been added to over time in multiple "accessions." An accession is a group of materials received from the same source at approximately the same time.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was purchased from Jane Whitbread on 1984-06-15.
Between September 2022 and February 2023, Smith College Special Collections renumbered many boxes to eliminate duplicate numbers within collections in order to improve researcher experience. A full crosswalk of old to new numbers is available.
Genre / Form
- Forms (documents)
- Oral histories
- Finding aid to the Jane Whitbread papers
- Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 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.
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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