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Adrienne Auerswald papers

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Identifier: CA-MS-00376
Abstract

Adrienne Aurswald entered the music program at Smith College in 1939 and graduated in 1943. She returned to Smith to teach in 1957. In 1962, Auerswald earned her Master's degree and became a faculty member. The collection contains her photograph albums and memorabilia books from her time as a Smith College student as well as committee files from when she was a faculty memeber.

Dates of Materials: 1936 - 1979

Agnes de Mille papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00046
Abstract Agnes de Mille was a dancer and choreographer. The first woman to choreograph on Broadway, Agnes de Mille was an innovator who combined American folk dances with American music and transformed the world of musical comedy forever. Papers include writings, extensive family correspondence, photographs, research notes for two autobiographies, and memorabilia. Correspondence describes her life and activities in great detail and discusses many notable people including Cecil B. de Mille, Rebecca...
Dates of Materials: 1897 - 1993

Aileen C. Hernandez papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00730
Abstract Aileen C. Hernandez (1926-2017) was a Black feminist known for her roles as an original Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and as the second president of the National Organization for Women (NOW). She was an active member of more than 100 activist and community-based organizations concerned with racial justice, women’s equality, economic equity, fair housing, education, and other social issues. The Aileen C. Hernandez papers document decades of activism by a...
Dates of Materials: 1926 - 2014

Alene Stern Erlanger papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00056
Abstract

Dog trainer and breeder. Small collection of material from Erlanger's work with war dogs during World War II, including correspondence, photographs, citations, and books on dog training.

Dates of Materials: 1942-1969

Alice O. Howell papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00660
Abstract

Teacher; Author; Astrologer. Collection includes personal papers and materials pertaining to Howell's career as an astrologer and teacher and practitioner of Jungian cosmology/psychology: a lengthy oral history; teaching materials; diaries; writings; correspondence; publicity materials; subject files; and memorabilia.

Dates of Materials: 1930 - 2011

Alice Weld Tallant papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00158
Abstract

Physician, Settlement house worker, Relief worker, World War I. Small collection related to Tallant's medical career at Joy Settlement and St. Martha's House, Philadelphia, and in France during World War I.

Dates of Materials: 1896-1958

All Volunteer Escort Service for the Summit Women's Center records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00546
Abstract

Abortion rights advocacy group. Videotapes, photographs, and memorabilia documenting the anti-abortion protestors who formed around the Summit Medical Center, an abortion clinic in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Also contains court documents pertaining to a federal suit filed against some protestors.

Dates of Materials: 1995-2002

American Association of University Women. Connecticut Valley Branch records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00332
Abstract

Collegiate association. The records document the organization's history, administration, committee activities, membership, and promotional activities. Materials include reports, brochures, correspondence, and printed materials.

Dates of Materials: 1925 - 1993

American Council of Railroad Women records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00345
Abstract

An organization of women holding supervisory positions in railroad personnel and service. The records provide insight into the attitudes and motivations of a group of professional women organized for their mutual benefit at a time when most women had "jobs" rather than "careers." Material includes correspondence, minutes, reports, publications, photographs, scrapbooks, and other material which document its history and activities from its founding until 1977.

Dates of Materials: 1944 - 2010

Ames family papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00003
Abstract Genealogical and biographical materials, correspondence, diaries, artwork, writings, research, photographs, and printed materials. The bulk of the collection pertains to Blanche Ames Ames, suffragist, birth control advocate, artist, and inventor; her father, Adelbert Ames who was a Civil War general and Provisional Governor of Mississippi during the Reconstruction era; her husband, Botanist Oakes Ames; and their daughter Pauline Ames Plimpton. Also included are papers of Benjamin Butler,...
Dates of Materials: 1812-2017

Anna Moscowitz Kross papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00087
Abstract

Anna Moscowitz Kross was a lawyer, judge, New York City Department of Corrections Commissioner, and social reformer. The bulk of the collection covers Kross's career as the Commissioner of Correction. Writings, speeches, and taped interviews reflect Kross's efforts to institute major reforms focusing on education and social rehabilitation for women prisoners. Correspondents include Constance Baker Motley and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Dates of Materials: 1905 - 1976

Anne Burlak Timpson papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00241
Abstract Communist Party official, Labor organizer. Papers include include correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, speeches, photographs, scrapbooks, interviews, audiovisual materials, and an unfinished autobiography. Subject and organization files are a boon to anyone interested in the history of the Communist Party of the U.S.A. (CPUSA), U.S.-Soviet relations, and peace and justice organizations. Timpson's indictments under the Smith and McCarran Act are well documented, as are other U.S. Communists...
Dates of Materials: 1886-2003; Majority of material found within 1912-2003

Anne Morrow Lindbergh papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00682
Abstract Author; Poet; Aviator. Papers consist of correspondence, diaries, writings, photographs, memorabila, scrapbooks, and printed materials. The writings series includes notes, manuscript drafts, galley proofs, published works, correspondence, reviews, clippings, and other materials collected by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charles Lindbergh, family members, and editors during the composition of AML's works, especially North to the Orient, ...
Dates of Materials: 1892-1993

Azalia Emma Peet papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00120
Abstract

Missionary and teacher. The Azalia Peet papers consist of photographs, correspondence, memorabilia, and speeches. Of particular interest in the collection diaries and letters written by Peet from Japan, and from the Japanese American internment camps in the United States during World War II. Her early diaries reflect her home life and her personal struggle to come to terms with her vocation.

Dates of Materials: 1902 - 1974

Bessie Boies Cotton papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00036
Abstract YWCA overseas official. The bulk of the Bessie Boies Cotton Papers focus on her work in the YWCA, particularly during her time in Russia, and the courtship between Cotton and her husband, Thomas. Cotton's papers provide valuable insight into the work of the YWCA in Russia from 1917 to 1919 as well as the conditions in Russia during the Revolution and World War I. Although Cotton worked with several women's rights organizations and groups devoted to promoting peace, there is little evidence...
Dates of Materials: 1881-1983

Biography collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00393
Abstract

This collection consists of biographical material on both famous and lesser-known women and men. For the most part, there is only a small amount of material on each individual. Materials typically include published and unpublished biographical sketches, books, correspondence, diaries, genealogies, photographs, and published and unpublished writings.

Dates of Materials: 1771-1995; Majority of material found within 1920-1970

Bodman family papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00232
Abstract Papers cover 10 generations of the Bodman family, from small town New England farmers to Midwestern bankers and grain elevator owners. They are an extremely rich source for the study of U.S. social history, providing a long-term look at an American family. The earliest material documents rural New England life. Family and business correspondence documents the daily life and business ventures in the Midwest. Materials include diaries, photographs, writings, and papers relating to the service...
Dates of Materials: 1687 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1840-1920

Brewster family papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00021
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Traveler, author, English teacher, Smith graduate, and librarian. Papers are primarily those of Anna Gertrude Brewster and Mary Kate Brewster. Both sisters were devoted to theatre, particularly to the Academy of Music in Northampton. They also wrote several books and plays, some of which were published. Material documents world travel, and includes scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, correspondence, and the Brewster children's family newspaper.

Dates of Materials: 1882-1967

Bulkley-Shelland family papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00264
Abstract

The Bulkley-Shelland Family papers primarily includes material relating to Annie Dorothy Trickey, James Shelland, and Julia Ellen Bulkley. The collection contains family history, correspondence, photographs, lectures, travel diaries, and Julia Bulkley's high school scrapbook.

Dates of Materials: 1864-1961

Bush-Brown family papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00026
Abstract

Includes papers of sculptor Henry Kirke Brown; his nephew, sculptor Henry Kirke Bush-Brown; his wife, painter Margaret Lesley Bush-Brown); their daughter, artist Lydia Bush-Brown Head; and sons, Harold Bush-Brown and James Bush-Brown.

Dates of Materials: 1835-1969

Camp Bonnie Brae records

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00592
Abstract

Camp for girls. Records document camp activities and include photographs; administrative records from the camps founding in 1919 through 2007, including correspondence, reports, minutes, financial information, information about staff, songbooks, publicity materials, and publications; and as well as files pertaining to buildings and grounds.

Dates of Materials: 1914 - 2009

Carmen Vázquez papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00557
Abstract

Lesbian activist. The Carmen Vázquez Papers document Vazquez's activism for gay and lesbian rights; they include materials pertaining to gay and lesbian health issues, as well as Vazquez's interest and involvement in broader issues of race and class. The collection includes diaries, correspondence, biographical information, an interview, photographs, memorabilia, writings speeches.

Dates of Materials: 1951 - 2011

Carol Hutchings Maynard papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00674
Abstract Farmer; Teacher; Poet; Suffragist. Papers document an unconventional life, from suffrage campaigns of her youth to the artistic output of her later years. Materials related to Maynard's art and her career as a farmer and educator showcase an unusual set of interests and talents. Maynard retained clippings and correspondence from her difficult tenure at a South Carolina reform school. Papers from the Massachusetts Refomatory for Women feature writing assignments completed by inmates. Creative...
Dates of Materials: 1905 - 2002

Carol Leonard papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00206
Abstract Midwife. The Carol Leonard Papers document the general practice of midwifery, the legal status of lay midwifery in the State of New Hampshire, and Leonard's profession as a midwife. Types of materials include correspondence, primarily from Leonard's clients expressing gratittude and describing their experiences and feelings following childbirth; photographs; documentation of her travel to Russia in 1990 to help improve maternity care there; records of Leonard's work towards the legalization...
Dates of Materials: 1966-2010

Carole A. Oglesby papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00492
Abstract

Carole A. Oglesby is a pioneer in the women's sports movement and one of the first "out" lesbians in U.S. athletics. The bulk of this collection represents Oglesby's professional activities, research and extensive writings, and contains materials related to women and sport in the United States and worldwide beginning in the 1950's.

Dates of Materials: 1950-2018

Caroline Dwight Bain papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00762
Abstract

This collection consists of the personal papers of archival consultant and loyal Smith College alumna Caroline Dwight Bain (1928-2015). Of special note are the letters Bain wrote to her parents while she was working for the Civil Aeronautics Board in Washington, DC, 1944-1945.

Dates of Materials: 1926 - 2015

Caroline Maria Seymour Severance papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00145
Abstract Caroline Maria Seymour Severance was a New England Woman's Club leader, women's rights activist, and abolitionist. The Severance papers include a small amount of biographical material, two photographs of Jesse Benton Fremont, a book about the women's club movement, Caroline Severance's guest book, and a scrapbook kept by Caroline Severance's daughter, Julia Long Severance (Burrage). The guest book and scrapbook include autographs, quotations, notes, correspondence, drawings, photographs, and...
Dates of Materials: 1860 - 1945

Carolyn Adelia Boynton papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00244
Abstract

YWCA worker. Papers consist primarily of letters and postcards, written by Boynton during her stay in Europe, to her three sisters in Massachusetts. The correspondence gives lively and detailed descriptions of her work at the "Y"--in the canteen, library, and women's department--and her time spent in France, during the war and on Armistice Day.

Dates of Materials: 1918-1936

Catharine Kerlin Wilder papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00709
Abstract Peace activist; teacher. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, childhood memorabilia, drafts of memoirs, and essays written by Wilder. Especially well documented are her years in Geneva (1929-1934) when she worked at the League of Nations as well as papers of Wilder's friend Hope Sewell French during her years (1930s) working for the League of Nations in Geneva, including correspondence, photographs, scrapbook, and articles, written by French and others. Also of...
Dates of Materials: 1813-2000

Charlotte B. DeForest papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00044
Abstract

Missionary. President, Kobe College. Papers include correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, clippings, awards and citations, and writings. Personal and professional correspondence includes letters from friends and colleagues in Japan, mostly relating to her work at Kobe College.

Dates of Materials: 1903 - 2007