Marylin Bender papers
Scope and Contents
The Marylin Bender Papers include material related primarily to her newspaper work. It includes a diary and scrapbooks of articles and travels from her time with the New York Journal American, correspondence with Mina Kirstein Curtiss, research files for a New York Times sex discrimination case, books and book publicity materials, and files from her work at "Business World."
Dates of Materials
- 1942 - 2005
- Bender, Marilyn, 1924- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.
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
Journalist Marylin Bender (1925-2020) worked as a reporter for the New York Journal American, 1951-58, and was a reporter, editor, and freelancer at the New York Times from 1959-78 and 1985-92. From 1976-77, she was editor of the NYT Business and Finance section, and from 1985-91, she edited Business World. She wrote several books, including The Beautiful People (1967), At the Top (1975), The Chosen Instrument (with S. Altschul, 1982), Nouveau is Better Than No Riche At All (with Monsieur Marc, 1983). She married Selig Altschul in 1959 and had a son, James Sloan, in 1960.
11.937 linear feet (10 containers)
Language of Materials
Journalist; Editor. Papers include material related primarily to her newspaper work. It includes a diary and scrapbooks of articles and travels from her time with the New York Journal American, correspondence with Mina Kirstein Curtiss, research files for a New York Times sex discrimination case, books and book publicity materials, and files from her work at "Business World."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Marylin Bender Papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Marylin Bender Altschul in 1992-1993 and 2000.
- Altschul, Marylin Bender
- Bender, Marilyn, 1924-
- Businesswomen -- United States
- Fashion -- 20th century
- Journalism -- United States -- 20th century
- Journalists -- United States
- New York Times
- Publishers and publishing
- Sex discrimination against women
- Women journalists -- United States
- Marylin Bender papers
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