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Mary Jo Buhle papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00640

Scope and Contents

Materials pertaining to Buhle's Brown University graduate students; writings by Buhle, including reviews, contracts, conference papers, and reviews by Buhle of books by other historians; honors and awards; and correspondence.

Dates

  • 1971-2008

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. 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. 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

Mari Jo Buhle earned her B.A. from the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana in 1966, her M.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1968, and her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1974. She served on the faculty of Brown University from 1972 until her retirement in 2009, where she was the first member of the faculty to hold a position dedicated to women's studies. She taught mainly on the history of American women, training students at the undergraduate and graduate levels in both the American Civilization and History departments. Buhle's own research began with a specialty in the history of American radicalism and expanded to include the history of the behavior sciences in the United States. Buhle has received fellowships from the Center for Research on Women at Wellesley College; the Bunting Institute (now the Radcliffe Institute) at Harvard University; and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (1991-1996). She is the author of The Concise History of Woman Suffrage, co-edited with Paul Buhle (1978); Women and American Socialism, 1870-1920 (1981); Women and the American Left: A Guide to Sources (1983); Encyclopedia of the American Left, co-edited with Paul Buhle and Dan Georgakas (1990; 2d ed,.1998); Out of Many: A History of the American People, with John Faragher, Daniel Czitrom, and Susan Armitage (1994, 1997, 2000; 2003); The American Radical, co-edited with Paul Buhle and Harvey Kaye (1994); and Feminism and Its Discontents: A Century of Struggle with Psychoanalysis (1998). [source: Brown university Web site, 2009]

Extent

2.5 linear feet (2 containers)

Overview

Mari Jo Buhle served on the faculty of Brown University from 1972 until her retirement in 2009 and taught mainly on the history of American women. She is also the author of many books related to women's studies. Her papers include materials pertaining to Buhle's Brown University graduate students; writings by Buhle, including reviews, contracts, conference papers, and reviews by Buhle of books by other historians; honors and awards; and correspondence.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.

Related Materials

Living U.S. Women's History Oral History Project
Title
Finding aid to the Mary Jo Buhle papers
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Description rules
dacs

Revision Statements

  • 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2019-06-20: Updated finding aid and published.

Repository Details

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

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