Elizabeth Dodson Gray papers
Scope and Contents
The Elizabeth Dodson Gray Papers contain lecture notes; books by Gray, and books and publications containing writings by her; and articles and clippings about women and women's issues.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1962 - 2013
- Gray, Elizabeth Dodson, 1929- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.
Biographical / Historical
Elizabeth Dodson Gray graduated from Smith College in 1951, and earned her BDiv. from Yale Divinity School in 1954. In 1957, she married fellow Yale classmate, David Gray, with whom she has two children, Hunter and Lisa. From 1957 to 1972, the couple worked together in Epicopal parish ministsry, and during the 1970s and 1980s, they taught together at MIT's Sloan School of Management, at Williams College, and at Boston College; Elzabeth D. Gray also taught at the Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, New Hampshire. In the early 1970s, Gray "worked out for herself a feminist critique of our male-dominated culture," and since 1978 she has served as director of the Theological Opportunities Program (TOPS) at Harvard Divinity School, which sponsors Thursday morning lectures on a variety of topics having to do with patriarchy, ecofeminism, women's interpretation of religious matters, and the like. In 2000, Gray received Yale University's Distinguished Alumni Award.
[Biographical information was taken from IWWG and Yale Divinity School web sites]
11.51 linear feet (24 containers)
Language of Materials
Theologian; Writer. Papers contain lecture notes, writings, and articles and clippings about women and women's issues.
This collection has been added to over time in multiple "accessions." An accession is a group of materials received from the same source at approximately the same time.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
This collection contains materials received from the donor in digital form that are not currently available online. Please consult with Special Collections staff to request access to this digital content.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Elizabeth Dodson Gray, 2008-2015. A small amount of correspondence was donated by Carolyn Carr in 2016.
Accessioned by Burd Schlessinger, 2009
The contents of computer media in this collection has been copied to networked storage for preservation and access; the original directory and file structure was retained and file lists were created.
Between September 2022 and February 2023, Smith College Special Collections renumbered many boxes to eliminate duplicate numbers within collections in order to improve researcher experience. A full crosswalk of old to new numbers is available.
Genre / Form
- Ecofeminism -- Religious aspects
- Electronic records
- Feminism -- Religious aspects
- Feminism -- Religious aspects
- Feminist spirituality
- Feminist theology
- Religions -- Study and teaching
- Women -- Religious life
- Women and religion
- Women and religion -- 20th century
- Women in Christianity
- Women in higher education
- Women theologians -- United States
- Elizabeth Dodson Gray papers
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- 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.
- 2020-06-15: Description added for born-digital content.
- 2020-09-04: Oversized materials and container information added as part of flat file data migration project
- 2021-06-10: Content list added from accession inventories
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