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Eleanor Gwinnell Coit papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00035

Scope and Contents

The Eleanor Gwinnell Coit Papers include correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia; teaching material; writings; records from her work with the American Labor Education Service, Committee of Correspondence, Adult Education Association, New York Education Council, YWCA, and Church of All Nations; and other labor education material.

Dates of Materials

  • 1913-1974

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection. This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Biographical / Historical

Eleanor Gwinnell Coit (1894-1976) earned an A.B. from Smith College in 1916 and an A.M. from Columbia University in 1919. She worked for the industry department of the YWCA in New Jersey and Buffalo, New York in the 1910s-20s and became education director of the Affiliated Schools for Workers in 1929. Coit later became director of the organization (renamed the American Labor Education Service) in 1934 until it disbanded in 1962. In the late 1930s, she helped establish worker's education programs in 75 localities under the WPA. Coit was also involved in the Committee of Correspondence.

Extent

27 boxes (13 linear feet)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

YWCA official. Papers include correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia; teaching material; writings; records from her work with the American Labor Education Service, Committee of Correspondence, Adult Education Association, New York Education Council, the YWCA, and Church of All Nations.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was gifted by Elizabeth Cone in 2010.
Title
Finding aid to the Eleanor Gwinnell Coit papers
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:13-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2018-10-18: Updated to conform to DACS

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063