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Florence Hazzard papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00076

Scope and Contents

This small collection of historian Florence Hazzard's papers includes primarily manuscript material for her work "Women Pioneers in Democracy" (1948), a series of biographical essays on Abigail Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Blackwell, Lucy Stone, Emma Willard, Lydia M. Child, Lucretia Mott, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the Grimke sisters. The collection also includes a small amount of biographical material about Hazzard, award letters for her writings (including a letter from Mary Ritter Beard), and correspondence from Lucy Elmina Anthony (niece of Susan B. Anthony).

Dates

  • 1940-1950

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

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

Copyright ownership for this collection is unknown. 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

Historian Florence Woolsey was born in 1903. She received an AB from Goucher College and a Ph.D in Psychology from Cornell University in 1929. At Cornell, she married her high school and graduate school classmate, Albert S. Hazzard. Though she regarded raising her five children her chief occupation and history only a pastime, she went on to become an amateur historian in American women's history. At the University of Washington she was a Research Associate in Women's Studies. She received a Pi Lambda Theta Ella Dobbs award for her manuscript, "Women Pioneers in Democracy," written during a Goucher College fellowship at the University of Michigan in 1948. A digest version was published in the Pi Lambda Theta Journal (Vol. XXVII, No. 2, Part 1, December, 1949). Florence Hazzard died in 1992.

Extent

1 boxes (.25 linear feet)

Overview

Author; Historian. Asmall collection of historian essays on women's history and famous women: Abigail Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Blackwell, Lucy Stone, Emma Willard, Lydia M. Child, Lucretia Mott, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the Grimke sisters. There is also correspondence from Lucy Elmina Anthony (1940-41).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Florence Hazzard donated her papers to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1965 and 1969.

Related Materials

Additional papers of Florence Woolsey Hazzard are at Cornell University Library, Harvard University (Schlesinger Library), and the New York State Archives.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised by Kelsey Radwilowicz, 2007.
Title
Florence Hazzard papers
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Kelsey Radwilowicz, Student Assistant.
Date
2008
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

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.

Repository Details

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

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