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Carolyn G. Heilbrun papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00274

Scope and Contents

Personal correspondence and professional papers including writings (published and unpublished), research files, teaching material, speeches and professional activities. Also includes Amanda Cross manuscripts and related material as well as research material for Steinem biography, including hundreds of audio tapes of interviews.

Dates

  • 1945-2003

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use with following restrictions on access:

Accession #99S-43, boxes 4 and 5 (personal) are closed until Jan 1, 2034. Accession #06S-61 is closed until Jan 1, 2034.

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, Carolyn G. Heilbrun has assigned copyright in materials received (from her) through 1999 to Smith College; however, she retains copyright to all of her published works and to material received from 2000 onward. 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 Carolyn G. Heilbrun, 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

Carolyn Gold Heilbrun was born 13 January 1926 in East Orange, NJ; moved to NYC, 1932; married James Heilbrun, 1945. B.A. Wellesley, 1947; M.A. English Lit, Columbia, 1951; Ph.D. Columbia, 1959. Honorary Degree, Smith 1989. Instructor, then Professor of English and Comparative Lit., Columbia, 1960-1992 (retired), specializing in British Modernism. First director, Institute on Women and Gender, Columbia, 1986-88 and Director, Institute and Women's Studies, 1988-89. Published more than a dozen mystery novels under pseudonym Amanda Cross, plus 9 scholarly books including Toward a Recognition of Androgyny (1973); Writing a Woman's Life (1988); biography of Gloria Steinem, Education of a Woman (1995); and Reinventing Womanhood (1979), and numerous articles. Also lectured and consulted on women in literature; mystery writing; women's studies, etc. Founding President, Virginia Woolf Society, 1976-78. Board of Directors, Mystery Writers of America.

Extent

38 linear feet (36 boxes.)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Carolyn Gold Heilbrun was born 13 January, 1926. She was Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University from 1960-1992, specializing in British Modernism, and published more than a dozen mystery novels under the pseudonym Amanda Cross, plus nine scholarly books. Her papers include personal correspondence and professional papers, including writings (published and unpublished), research files, teaching material, speeches and professional activities. The collection also includes Amanda Cross manuscripts and related material as well as research material for Steinem biography, including hundreds of audio tapes of interviews.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession #'s 89S-85, 92S-34, 95S-50, 98S-05, 99S-11, and 99S-43 received in 1989, 1992, 1995, 1998, and 1991 respectively. Donated by Carolyn G. Heilbrun. Accession #'s 06S-47, 06S-61, and 06S-84 received on 2006-06-28, 2006-08-21, and 2006-10-27 respectively. Source unknown. Accession #12S-26 received on 2012-04-05. Source unknown.
Title
Finding aid to the Carolyn G. Heilbrun papers
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2019-01-02: Finding aid updated to current standards and published

Repository Details

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

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