Mary Aickin Rothschild papers
Scope and Contents
Papers document Mary Rothschild's career as professor of Women and Gender Studies and History at Arizona State University, and her professional involvment in such related organizations as the Organization of American Historians, the National Women's Studies Association, the National Museum of Women's History, the Southwest Institute for Women, the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, and the Fourth World Conference on Women. Rothschild's interest and involvement in oral history is well-documented, as well; it includes research and oral history materials for her project and publication entitled Doing What the Day Brought: An Oral History of Arizona Women (1992); and materials relating to the Living U.S. Women's History Oral History Project, a series of interviews with leading women's history scholars.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1964 - 2006
- Rothschild, Mary Aickin (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections. All unpublished manuscripts regarding Girls Scouts of the U.S.A. were formerly closed at the direction of the donor until January 1, 2020.
Conditions Governing Use
To the extent that she owns copyright, Mary Logan Rothschild 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 Mary Logan Rothschild, 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.
Mary Logan Rothschild was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She earned her B.A (1966), M.A. (1968) and her PhD (1974) at the University of Washington. She married Mikel Gavin Aicken in 1966, with whom she had two sons, Tobias Rothschild Aickin, and Sasha Aickin (b. 1976). She has taught at Arizona State University since 1975; she was instrumental in the founding of its women's studies program in 1977 and served as its second director. During the 1991-1992 academic year, Rothschild served as visiting professsor of American History and Culture at Nanjing University/Johns Hopkins University Center for Chinese and American Studies. From 2000 to 2002, Rothschild and Kathryn Kish Sklar, in cooperation with the Sophia Smith Collection, implemented the Living U.S. Women's History Oral History Project. The Arizona Humanities Council named her Scholar of the Year in 1991. In addition to establishing the Women's Studies program, Rothschild has also been dedicated to the retention and promotion of female faculty at ASU.
21.667 linear feet (21 containers)
Language of Materials
Mary Logan Rothschild is an Emeritus Professor of women and gender studies at Arizona State University and has taught there since 1975; she was instrumental in the founding of its women's studies program in 1977. From 2000 to 2002, Rothschild and Kathryn Kish Sklar, in cooperation with the Sophia Smith Collection, implemented the Living U.S. Women's History Oral History Project. Her papers document her career as professor and include research and oral history materials for various projects.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
As a preservation measure, researchers must use digital copies of audiovisual materials in this collection. Please consult with Special Collections staff to request the creation of and access to digital copies.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These papers were donated by Mary Logan Rothschild on 2008-06-17.
Genre / Form
- Computer media
- Electronic mail
- Grant proposals
- Oral histories
- lecture notes
- letters (correspondence)
- Finding aid to the Mary Aickin Rothschild papers
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- 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
- 2019-06-17: Updated finding aid and published.
- 2020-03-18: Added boxes 1-20, updated dates
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