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Women Ambassadors Oral History Project oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00204

Scope and Contents

The collection consists mostly of oral histories conducted and collected by Morin of women ambassadors and state department employees, conducted in 1984, for her book, Her Excellency (1995). Included are interviews with Anne Armstrong, Jane Coon, Ruth Farkas, Millicent Fenwick, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Betty Dillon, Clare Booth Luce, Madeleine Albright, Jean Kennedy Smith, Mabel Smythe, Carol Laise, Margaret Tibbetts, Rozanne Ridgway, Anne Martindell, Constance Harvey, Nancy Ostrander, Mary Olmsted, Frances Willis, and Mari-Luci Jaramillo. The subject content of the interviews dates from circa 1933 to 1983. The collection also contains research files and typescripts of her book, Her Majesty, and a proposal and outline for a book, Madam Ambassador.

Dates of Materials

  • 1916 - 2002
  • Majority of material found within 1980 - 1990

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Some of the oral histories in this collection have restrictions on access. Please see the notes attached to an individual interview for information about restrictions that apply to it.

Conditions Governing Use

Ann Miller Morin retains copyright to her unpublished works within this collection. Copyright to materials authored 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

Ann Miller Morin, born 24 July 1924, was the wife of a Foreign Service Officer. She gathered information, including oral histories, from 36 "female chiefs of mission, from the first one appointed in 1933 to the 44th appointed in 1983." The Women Ambassadors Project resulted in a book entitled Her Excellency, published in 1995.

Extent

26.75 linear feet (29 containers)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Collection consists mostly of oral histories conducted and collected by Morin of women ambassadors and state department employees, conducted in 1984, for her book, Her Excellency (1995). The collection also contains research files and typescripts of her book, Her Majesty, and a proposal and outline for a book, Madam Ambassador.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Ann Miller Morin donated this collection to the Sophia Smith Collection from 1998 to 2010.

Related Materials

Additional oral histories can be found at Schlesinger Library, Harvard University.

Source

Creator

Title
Finding aid to the Women Ambassadors Oral History Project oral histories
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Date
2014
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)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:22-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2018-10-25: Updated to conform to DACS
  • 2020-12-03: Box 29 added to description and extent updated
  • 2021-07-09: 7 oral histories and dozens of other interviews added

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063