Scope and Contents
The Blanche Wiesen Cook papers include materials pertaining to Cook's biography of Eleanor Roosevelt; to her professional activities in the field of women's history and women's studies, including audio and video recordings of her lectures, speeches, and television appearances; and a small amount of biographical information.
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Conditions Governing Access
With the exception of the AV materials this collection is closed until processed, and until further notice during BWC lifetime; open after BWC's death.
With the exception of the AV materials, this collection must be screened by an archivist for restricted material before being used by researchers. Please contact the archives a minimum of two weeks in advance of your visit for access.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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To the extent that she owns copyright of her works, Blanch Wiesen Cook has retained copyright of her unpublished works until her death in her works donated to Smith College. After her death copyright in these works will transfer to Smith College. Copyright in published works will remain with her heirs. Other materials 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 those few instances beyond fair use, or which may regard materials in the collection not created by Wiesen Cook, 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.
Blanche Wiesen Cook, a scholar and widely published author, received her B.A. from Hunter College in 1962, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins in 1964 and 1970, respectively. She has taught history at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice since 1968. Cook is active in numerous professional organizations and is the author of several books, including Crystal Eastman on Women and Revolution (1978), The Declassified Eisenhower: A Divided Legacy for Peace (1984), and Eleanor Roosevelt: A Biography (1992). She has published widely in scholarly journals. Cook is a founding member and officer of the Peace History Society. She lives in New York City with her partner Clare Coss.
7.75 linear feet (7 boxes.)
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