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Marylin Bender papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00271

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

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 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

The material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Permission must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

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.

Extent

11.937 linear feet (10 containers)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Journalist; Editor. Papers include material relatedprimarily 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 beginning in 1992.

Accruals

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.
Title
Marylin Bender papers
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Date
2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:20-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063