Marilyn Schuster papers
Scope and Contents
Marilyn Schuster's papers contain Professor Schuster's professional papers relating to her work on the creation of the womens studies department at Smith College including proposals for the major, course syllabi and notes, student projects, and faculty memos.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1974 - 2006
- Schuster, Marilyn R. (Person)
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This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical / Historical
Marilyn R. Schuster is a Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emerita in the Humanities at Smith College. Schuster graduated from Mills College in 1965 with a degree in French and later completed her master of philosophy and doctorate in French language and literature from Yale University. She was a professor of French studies and comparative literature from 1971 to 1999 at Smith before becoming a professor in the program for the study of women and gender in 1999 until her retirement in 2015. Schuster was also the provost and dean of faculty from 2009 to 2014. Schuster's research and teaching focused on 20th and 21st century women's literature and feminist and queer theory. She aimed to create a more diverse liberal arts curriculum for female students and students of color. She published A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout in 2017 and has been serving on the Mills College board of trustees in Oakland, California since her retirement.
2.604 linear feet (3 containers)
Language of Materials
Marilyn R. Schuster is a Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emerita in the Humanities at Smith College, having taught in the departments of French, comparative literature, and the study of women and gender. Marilyn Schuster's papers contain Professor Schuster's professional papers relating to her work on the creation of a women's studies department at Smith College including proposals for the major, course syllabi and notes, student projects, and faculty memos.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Marilyn Schuster, 2013 and 2015. Some material may be from other sources.
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