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Elisabeth Anthony Dexter papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00047

Scope and Contents

The Elisabeth Dexter papers include notes and manuscripts from Colonial Women of Affairs and Career Women of America; an 1837 letter from English author Eliza Cook to the (London) Literary Gazette with notes by Dexter; and correspondence and proposals from the Austrian League for the United Nations.

Dates

  • 1837 - 1965

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 Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

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 / Historical

Elisabeth Anthony Dexter (1887-1971) earned an A.B. from Bates College, A.M. from Columbia University, and in 1923, a PhD in history from Clark University. She also studied at Brown, Oxford, and Radcliffe. Her areas of interest included international relations, pre- Revolutionary American professional and business women, and British history. From 1923-27, she taught British and American history and was head of Skidmore College's history department. Dexter represented the Church Peace Union in New York City, London, then Geneva, in 1945-48. She travelled throughout Europe. With her husband, Robert C. Dexter, the director of Rhode Island's World Affairs Council, she provided aid to refugees in Lisbon, 1940-44. She was the European director for the Unitarian Service Committee. She was active in the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women. She wrote Colonial Women of Affairs (1924) and Career Women of America, 1776-1840 (1950).

Extent

0.417 linear feet (1 container)

Overview

Elisabeth Anthony Dexter was a professor and historian. Her papers include notes and manuscripts for Colonial Women of Affairs and Career Women of America; an 1837 letter from English author Eliza Cook to the (London) Literary Gazette with notes by Dexter; and correspondence and proposals from the Austrian League for the United Nations.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.
Title
Finding aid to the Elisabeth Anthony Dexter papers
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Date
© 2005
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:14-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2019-03-25: Added paper FA info. and updated finding aid

Repository Details

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

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