Blanche Wiesen Cook papers
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.
Dates of Materials
- 1933 - 2006
- Cook, Blanche Wiesen (Person)
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 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To the extent that she owns copyright of her works, Blanch Wiesen Cook has retained copyright of her unpublished works until her death in her works donated to Smith College.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.)
Language of Materials
Blanche Wiesen Cook is a scholar and widely published author. This collection includes 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.
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. Note that in most cases, container numbers start over at 1 with each new accession.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Blanche Wiesen Cook.
- Finding aid to Blanche Wiesen Cook papers
- Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
- Ellice Amanna
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