Constance McLaughlin Green collection
Scope and Contents
Small collection of her correspondence, research notes, and a typescript of chapter from her book: Eli Whitney and the Birth of American Technology (1956), as well as research materials on McLaughlin gathered by Letilia Peterson.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1946 - 1993
- Green, Constance McLaughlin (Person)
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
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
Born Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1897. A.B. Smith College, 1919; M.A. Mt. Holyoke College, 1925; Ph.D. Yale, 1937. Married Donald Ross Green. Taught history at the University of Chicago, and Mt. Holyoke and Smith Colleges. Authored the two-volume Washington: A History of the Capital, 1800-1950 (1962-63), for which she received the Pulitzer Prize for history. Other books include: American Cities in the Growth of the Nation (1965); Eli Whitney and the Birth of American Technology (1956); The Rise of Urban America (1965); The Secret City: A History of Race Relations in the Nations Capital (1967).
0.229 linear feet (1 container)
Historian; Professor; Author. Small collection of her correspondence, research notes, and a typescript of chapter from her book: Eli Whitney and the Birth of American Technology (1956), as well as research materials on McLaughlin gathered by Letilia Peterson.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
McLaughlin's own papers were received from an unknown source in 1970. Letilia Peterson donated the remainder of the collection in 2014 and 2023.
Oral histories accessioned and added to the collection in July 2023 by Dan Michelson, who revised the finding aid (including changing the title from "papers" to "collection") to clarify the origin of the material.
- Finding aid to the Constance McLaughlin Green collection
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- 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.
- 2023-07-05: Conditions Governing Access note updated to open.
Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository
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