Women in higher education
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Papers of Women's Studies scholars, Women's History scholars, and other women active in academia, whether or not their study focused on women.
Found in 66 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is a professional society whose mission is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity for and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences. This collection includes materials relating to the Association's founding and management, as well as newsletters, grant and travel grant records, publications, and information on prizes, contests,...
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.
Dates: 1920 - 1995
Overview Bernie D. Jones is a legal scholar and author. She was born in Brooklyn, New York. She graduatedHunter College, the New York University School of Law and the University of Virginia, where she earned a doctorate in U.S. History. Her specialization was in legal history and theory. She served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department from 1992-1995 and was on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Legal Studies from 2003-2008. Thereafter...
Overview Papers of Charity Cannon Willard, biographer of early French feminist and author Christine de Pizan (1363-1440). Included are writings by Charity Cannon Willard and others about Christine de Pizan and microfilmed manuscripts and other source materials collected by Willard.
Dates: 1891 - 2006
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Overview The Education Collection includes bibliographies, reports, papers, articles, biographies, textbooks, teaching materials, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, conference programs, proposals, scholarly papers, course syllabi and correspondence pertaining to women's education.
Dates: 1828 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1970s
Scope and Contents This collection consists of materials about women and philanthropy gathered by Eleanor Brilliant, including annual reports, surveys, pamphlets, and press releases for local, state and national women's philanthropic agencies including the Women's Funding Network.
Overview Eleanor Harriet Bernert Sheldon was a sociologist and professor. She worked for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1943-45, and took part in the Chicago Community Inventory as a sociologist. She taught sociology at the University of Chicago, 1947-50. She worked for the Social Science Research Council, 1950-55 and again in 1972-79 and for the Russell Sage Foundation, 1961-72. The bulk of the collection is subject files relating to Shelden's wide range of interests. There are also two boxes of...
Overview Elisabeth Anthony Dexter was a professor and historian. Her papers include notes and manuscripts for Colonial Women of Affairs and Career Women of America; an 1837 letter from English author Eliza Cook to the (London) Literary Gazette with notes by Dexter; and correspondence and proposals from the Austrian League for the United Nations.
Dates: 1837 - 1965
Overview Theologian; Writer. Papers contain lecture notes, writings, and articles and clippings about women and women's issues. [NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]
Overview The collection contains personal and professional papers reflecting Elizabeth Kennedy's role as one of the pioneers in the field of Women's Studies and LGBTQ Studies as well as her activism, both in Buffalo, NY and in Arizona. Especially well documented is the emergence of Women's Studies as a viable academic field, as well as the opening up of American Studies and cultural anthropology.
Overview Esther Rothblum is a scholar who championed the growing fields of LGBT Studies and Fat Studies. She is currently a professor of Women's Studies at San Diego State University, where she also oversees programs in LGBT Studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Rothblum received her B.A. from Smith College in 1976, and completed an M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Rutgers University as well as a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale with a focus in psycho-social epidemiology. Although...
Dates: 1954 - 2016
Overview Eva Berliner Kollisch (1925-) is an author and activist. She taught at Sarah Lawrence for thirty years, during which time she and Gerda Lerner and Joan Kelly created the Women's Studies Program. A significant portion of the collection pertains to Kollisch's years of teaching at Sarah Lawrence College, as well as to the writing and publication of her book, Girl in Movement: A Memoir(2002). Kollisch's interest in and involvement with several peace, disarmament,...
Dates: 1942 - 2013
Overview Author; Historian. Asmall collection of historian essays on women's history and famous women: Abigail Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Blackwell, Lucy Stone, Emma Willard, Lydia M. Child, Lucretia Mott, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the Grimke sisters. There is also correspondence from Lucy Elmina Anthony (1940-41).
Overview Social worker and professor. The bulk of the papers were created by Hollis, but include the papers of her longtime companion, Rosemary Reynolds. The papers provide information about broad changes in the social work profession and document some of the new trends in the field, particularly from the 1970s onward. Material includes correspondence, student papers, case records, writings and speeches, published articles, audio tapes, recordings, video tapes, agency records and photographs....
Dates: 1863-1987; Majority of material found within 1930-1986
Overview Contains photograph albums, a memorabilia book, photographs, newspaper clippings, questionnaires, published articles, and correspondence related to the student and professional life of Florence Louise Barrows, Class of 1911.
Dates: 1888 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1907 - 2006
Overview Professor, political science and political activist. The material in the Frances Fox Piven Papers, which includes correspondence, organization files, speeches, and writings, reflects her involvement as both an academic and activist concerned with community development, poverty, the welfare state and urban reform. Organizations documented include the American Civil Liberties Union, Mobilization for Youth, and the National Welfare Rights Organization. Correspondents include June Jordan, Michael...
Dates: 1950 - 2012
Overview The Heather Huyck papers consist of research files for Huyck's dissertation,"To Celebrate a Whole Priesthood: The History of Women's Ordination in the Episcopal Church" and professional and personal papers related to her career as a public historian, working especially with the National Parks Service to establish women's history sites. Also includes papers related to Huyck's mother, Dorothy Boyle Huyck, who was involved with the Family Camping Association in the 1960s and 1970s.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview Helen Krich Chinoy, a long-time professor at Smith College, was a pioneer in theatre education and one of the leading theatre historians in the United States. In an academic career spanning nearly half a century, Chinoy was an inspirational teacher and chair of the Smith College Theatre Department as it moved into a modern new center for the performing arts. Her books, Actors on Acting, co-authored with her sister-in-law, the theatrical agent Toby Cole, and...
Dates: 1975 - 1981
Overview Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz is a professor emerita of History and American Studies at Smith College and a writer, whose research ranges over a number of areas: urban life, cultural philanthropy, women, higher education, biography, sexuality, sexual representation, censorship, intimate life, understandings of health and illness, understanding of the landscape, and tourism. Papers include writings by Horowitz, correspondence, and materials pertaining to published books, teaching, and professional...
Dates: 1908 - 2016
Overview The collection contains materials documenting Clausen's career as feminist poet, novelist, and writer of non-fiction; her participation in feminist, social justice, anti-nuclear, prison reform, and gay rights activism; and her family life and her relationship with former partner, Elly Bulkin.
Dates: 1907 - 2017
Overview Founded in 1985, the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion is the oldest of its kind. It publishes two issues a year which include articles from multiple disciplines and special sections on timely topics. The collection contains submitted manuscripts and evaluations, correspondence, and records of meetings, conferences, finances and other organizational papers.
Dates: 1983 - 2012
Overview The Journal of Women's History was the brainchild of Joan Hoff-Wilson and Christie Farnham Pope, who began discussing the idea in 1987, when both were teaching at Indiana University. The first issue was published in 1989. The records include typescripts of accepted, rejected and withdrawn articles submitted for possible publication, and of galleys and page proofs of issues about to go to press. There are also some records of the Board of Directors, budgetary and financial information (including...
Overview Judith Plaskow was born in Brooklyn, NY. Her scholarly interests focus on contemporary religious thought with a specialization in Jewish feminist theology. She lectures frequently, and publishes in a wide range of scholarly journals. Her papers include published and unpublished writings and lectures by Plaskow and related correspondence, teaching syllabi and notes, personal correspondence, organization papers, religion and feminism conference materials, articles relating to the work life of...
Dates: 1958 - 2017
Overview Researcher, Editorial assistant, Archivist. The Katharine Brand Papers include biographical information; diaries from childhood and her Smith College years; published and unpublished writings; correspondence, and photographs. The bulk of the papers range date from the 1920s through the 1960s and focus on Brand's work with Ray Stannard Baker and in the Manuscripts Division of the Library of Congress, though there is also significant documentation of her personal life, especially her adolescence....
Dates: 1881-1988; Majority of material found within 1965-1980
Overview Kathryn Kish Sklar is a pioneer of women's history. Her first book, Catharine Beecher: A Study in Domesticity,(1973) was followed by a dozen more books of which she was either the author or editor, along with numerous articles and chapters in books. She and her husabnd, Tom Dublin, were also pioneers in the Digital Humanities. In 1997, under the auspices of the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender, which they founded at SUNY Binghamton, Sklar and...
Overview Architectural historian and interior decorator. The papers provide insight into the life a southern woman and a professional single mother. Her writings include material related to interior decorating; poetry; travel diaries; an unpublished biography of her father; and photographs of mostly family mambers. Correspondents include photographer, Frances Benjamin Johnston and lawyer and House of Representatives member, Lucy Sommerville Howorth.
Dates: 1890-1986; Majority of material found within 1942-1970