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Abe Louise Young papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00399
Overview Abe Louise Young is a poet, activist, Sophia Smith Scholar in Poetry, and a founder of the Poetry Center at Smith College. Collection contains correspondence; diaries; poetry and writings; passport; flyers, brochures and newsletters pertaining to the women's movement and lesbian activism; and miscellaneous printed material, memorabilia, and photographs. A typescript of an interview with Elizabeth Alexander, first director of the Smith Poetry Center, is also included.

Adaline Pendleton Satterthwaite papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00519
Overview Physician; Birth control advocate. The papers include extensive correspondence, diaries, medical records and reports, photographs, writings, and subject files pertaining to Satterthwaite's career as a physican, birth control pioneer, and internationally renowned expert in family planning. The collection is rich in materials documenting Satterthwaite's work in family planning in Puerto Rico, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and China.

Adelaide Wellington Houghton diary

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SSC-MS-00290
Overview Homemaker. Privately printed diary doumenting her life during the period her husband was in public service, first in Congress, then as U.S. ambassador to Berlin (1922-25) and to London (1925-29), and his return to Washington (1929-41).

Alice Gorton Hart papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00227
Overview Poet and teacher. Primarily personal journals and notebooks, with inserts, dated from 1948 to 1988. Her undergraduate life at Smith is well documented. Materials from student life at Smith in the 1950s are included. Later journals document her marriage, friendships, and close relationship with her mother. Among the subjects she explored were poetry, women's spirituality, dreams, and the feminist movement. There are also poems and writings and a letter from Aldous Huxley.

Alice O. Howell papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00660
Overview 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. [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]

Alison King Parra Bastien papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00388
Overview Alison King Parra Bastien is a midwife and anthropologist who has studied with midwives and doctors in Mexico and been a regional representative for the Midwives' Alliance of North America. Her papers consist of correspondence, professional papers, notebooks documenting her midwifery practice, and notebooks and catalogs pertaining to her practice of herbology.

Ames family papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00003
Overview 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, Sarah...

Anna H. Askanasy papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00007
Overview Author, Feminist. Correspondence, travel journals, and writings. Letters between Askanasy and archivist Margaret Grierson discuss social, economic, and political situation in the U.S. and Canada, 1950-70. Her journals and letters provide accounts of travels. Writings include her unpublished book, "The Catastrophe of Patriarchy."

Anne Morrow Lindbergh papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00682
Overview 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, Gift...

Annis Pratt papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00491
Overview Author; Poet; Political activist; Professor, English. The Annis Pratt Papers contain diaries; writings; class notes from Smith College and the University of Wisconsin; published and unpublished poetry; correspondence; records of the Women's Caucus of Modern Languages; and materials pertaining to Pratt's participation in the Smith Centennial Project and to her involvement in the her 35th Smith reunion.

Azalia Emma Peet papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00120
Overview 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.

Barbara Honeyman Heath Roll papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00133
Overview Barbara Honeyman Heath Roll was an anthropologist. Her papers include diaries, notes, correspondence, biographical articles, writings, printed material, photographs, research material, and an oral histoty. Much of the collection is comprised of field notes, photographs and somatotypes taken in the village of Pere in Papua New Guinea, where Roll worked with Margaret Mead, 1966 and 1975.

Barbara van Patten papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SSC-MS-00224
Overview Traveler. This collection consists of diaries and photo albums documenting the van Patten's year-long honeymoon through Europe, Asia, and Africa in 1932-33.

Beatrice Simcox Reiner papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00200
Overview Beatrice Simcox Reiner was a teacher, writer, and social caseworker. The collection consists of correspondence; writings; teaching and casework material; typed manuscripts of Character Disorders in Parents of Delinquents; notes and reference material; and a diary spanning the years 1969-72.

Bel Kaufman papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00522
Overview Author; Teacher; Lyricist. Papers consist of files pertaining to Kaufman's activities as a high school teacher, author, lecturer and public speaker; to her travels in Russia, where there has been an abiding interest in her grandfather, the author Sholom Alacheim; and to translations of her books into the Russian language. Materials relating to her written works include manuscripts, correspondence, contracts, and notes on Kaufman's published books Up the Down...

Bessie Boies Cotton papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00036
Overview 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 of...

Biography collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00393
Overview 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.

Bodman family papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00232
Overview 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...

Brewster family papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00021
Overview 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.

Bulkley-Shelland family papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00264
Overview 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.

Bush-Brown family papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00026
Overview 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.

Carmen Vázquez papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00557
Overview 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.

Carol Waldron diaries and legal documents

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00483
Overview Carol Waldron (1925-2007) was a mother of four who divorced her husband, became self-sufficient, and was active in the Lexington, Massachusetts branch of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in the 1970s. She was also diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1966. This collection consists primarily of her personal diaries, which are extraordinary both for their completeness and their candor about Waldron's life and feelings.

Catharine May Edes papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00054
Overview Traveler. When Edes was in her late sixties, she traveled through Europe during wartime with her sister. Papers consist of correspondence and journals. Written during her time in Europe, mostly from England, letters include descriptions of art; landmarks; life and war in Europe; the 1849 cholera epidemic in London; Sontag and Madame Alboni performing at the Birmingham Musical Festival; the Congress of Princes in Berlin; Jenny Lind singing in Stockholm; and the marriage of Prince Carl to the...

Charlotte Norris diaries

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00115
Overview Teacher. Forty-four volumes of diaries (1886-1890, 1916-1956) containing brief entries (for the most part) beginning at age 14 in Little Compton, Rhode Island circa 1880s through her career as a public high school teacher in Andover and Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Clara Taylor papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SSC-MS-00503
Overview In 1917 Russian women within the Kerensky Provisional Government invited the YWCA to help working women, recently granted full civil rights, to prepare themselves for their new role in society. Taylor, who at the time was industrial secretary for the YWCA's regional offices in Minneapolis, and seven other women established Y associations in Petrograd and in Moscow and worked with women's groups in other cities. This collection includes a facsimile of her line diary made during this period, a...

Clark-Warner family papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00193
Overview The Clark-Warner Family Papers include the correspondence of two generations of a family residing in western Massachusetts (principally South Hadley) in the nineteenth century. The major components are the courtship letters of Asel Clark and Clarissa Warner; other letters received by Clarissa (Warner) Clark at this time and in later years; and correspondence of their five children.

Countries collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00445
Overview The Countries collection is comprised predominantly of printed materials, with some photographs and manuscript materials. It focuses on the status of women, women's organizations, and feminist movements in over 140 countries. Related topics include sex roles; political rights; educational opportunities for women; biographical information on such notable individuals as Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, Indira Gandhi, Eva Peron, and Joan of Arc; plus information on women's organizations and conferences....

Curtis-Iselin family papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00675
Overview Artist; Journalist; Military spouse; Photographer; Sculptor. The papers primarily concern Sally Curtis and Lewis Iselin, but there is also considerable material and research pertaining to their friends and family. Biographical material spans from their childhoods to later years, featuring correspondence, clippings, and photographs about their personal and professional lives, including Sally Iselin's publishing career. Correspondence comprises the largest set of documents, dating from 1933 to...

Cynthia Ellen Elbaum papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00560
Overview Photojournalist. The Papers document Elbaum's career as a photojournalist, notably in Chechnya during the war with the Soviet Union and include biographical information and photographs.