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Eleanor Brilliant collection of research materials on women's philanthropy

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00765

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials about women and philanthropy gathered by Eleanor Brilliant, including annual reports, surveys, pamphlets, and press releases for local, state and national women's philanthropic agencies including the Women's Funding Network.

Dates of Materials

  • 1982-2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that she owns copyright, Eleanor Brilliant 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 Eleanor Brilliant, 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

Eleanor Brilliant is a professor emeritus who spent the bulk of her career (1986-2006) at the Rutgers School of Social Work where she was also a member of the women's studies faculty. Brilliant's research has focused on social services and the nonprofit sector as well as women's funds and foundations as agents of social change.

Extent

8 linear feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

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.

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.

Other Finding Aids

One or more content listings to individual accessions in this collection are available for download. Links can be found in the description of the individual accessions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Eleanor Brilliant in several gifts in 2016 and one in 2017.

Creator

Source

Title
Finding aid to the Eleanor Brilliant collection of research materials on women's philanthropy
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.
  • 2018-07-27: Colleciton title changed from "Eleanor Brilliant papers" to "Eleanor Brilliant collection of research materials on women's philanthropy"
  • 2021-08-23: Added inventory to accession 2016-S-0010

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063