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Politics and government

 Subject
Subject Source: Local Ssc
Scope Note: Collections that document women’s involvement in politics and government, including the papers of legislators, public officials, and diplomats.

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Adelaide Wellington Houghton diary

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630042256]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00290
Abstract

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).

Dates of Materials: 1925-1929

Beth Jacobs papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00082
Abstract

Beth Jacobs was a birth control activist and member of the Legislative Council of Jamaica. Her papers include correspondence, speeches, clippings, photographs, video tape, writings, and printed material relating to family planning, sex education, family life and health, child welfare association, the International Planned Parenthood Foundation and the Beth Jacobs Family Planning Clinic in Jamaica, 1950-1998.

Dates of Materials: 1934 - 2006

Charlotte Whitton papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00172
Scope and Contents

The Charlotte Whitton Papers consist of .25 linear ft. and are primarily related to her professional and public life, cover the period from 1945 to 1974. Types of materials include newspaper and magazine articles, correspondence, speeches, photographs, reports, and memorabilia. The bulk of the papers date from 1952 to 1964 and focus on Whitton's tenure as Mayor of Ottawa. Major topics found throughout these papers are Whitton's election campaigns and acts as Mayor.

Dates of Materials: 1945-1974

Constance Baker Motley papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00110
Abstract Judge, lawyer, civil rights advocate, and state senator. The bulk of the Motley papers document her professional life; material includes speeches, interviews, photographs, and memorabilia. The collection sheds light on the successes and failures of programs that emerged from the public policy applications of civil rights in such areas as the war on poverty and race discrimination; urban renewal; and in the New York State courts and political systems. Notable correspondents include: Bella...
Dates of Materials: 1934-2018

Constance Ray Harvey papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00214
Abstract

Diplomat. This small collection documents Harvey's service with the Department of State, 1930-1952. Materials include correspondence, Department of State memoranda, photographs, one speech (in French), and two articles.

Dates of Materials: 1930-1960

Emma France Ward papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00170
Abstract Public health specialist and personnel manager. The strength of this collection is its documentation of Ward's career as a woman government bureaucrat during a period in which governmental influence in the regulation of industry increased dramatically. It is also a rich source of information about women workers, especially those in the shipbuilding industry during the World War II period. Materials include correspondence; articles written by Ward about the health and safety of women workers;...
Dates of Materials: 1922-66

Gladys M. Bradley papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00257
Abstract

United Nations representative; Teacher. The Gladys Bradley Papers include biographical material and material related to her work for the United Nations and the Pan-Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association. It includes photos, printed material, conference material, and reports made by Bradley to United Nations meetings and groups.

Dates of Materials: 1957-1981

Jane Harman papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00387
Abstract Legislative aide, White House attorney, Lawyer, Legislator. Papers primarily document Harman's first three terms as a U.S. Representative from the 36th district of California. Types of materials include correspondence, reports and research materials, speeches, journal and newspaper articles, press releases, photographs, and video and audio tapes. Major topics include national defense and the military (including women in the armed forces), the environment, space and technology,...
Dates of Materials: 1960 - 2011

Kathleen Bell papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00263
Abstract

The collection contains the professional and personal papers of M. Kathleen Bell, a foreign affairs officer in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, an organizer and officer of International Economic and Social Affairs (ECOSOC), and a U.S. advisor for United Nations Economic and Social Council and General Assembly affairs from 1944-66. Also included is material related to her work as a trustee of Smith College, the Madeira School, and Washington Theological Consortium.

Dates of Materials: 1945-1982

League of Women Voters of Northampton records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00344
Abstract Civic improvement and political organization. Records consist primarily of reports (1928-90s), publications, membership lists, correspondence, minutes, and research files. Also included are transcripts of League-sponsored radio broadcasts; videotapes of televised informational broadcasts and forums with local political candidates; and publications and educational fliers produced by the League concerning the structure and functions of local government, housing issues, schools, voter services...
Dates of Materials: 1922 - 1999

Molly Yard papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00469
Abstract Mary Alexander (Molly) Yard was a political, civil rights and feminist organizer, best known for her work as the president of the National Organization for Women from 1987-1991, during which time she organized the 1989 National March for Women's Lives, one of the largest marches in Washington D.C. history. Born in 1912 in Shanghai, China, where her parents had sought temporary refuge from the political conflicts rocking Chengtu, the provincial home of their Methodist Episcopl mission. She...
Dates of Materials: 1917 - 1993

National Order of Women Legislators records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00357
Abstract

Legislators' organization. The records include minutes, reports, publications, and other administrative records, as well as scrapbooks about individual legislators and NOWL meetings..

Dates of Materials: 1933-1988

Patsy T. Mink papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00105
Abstract

Lawyer, legislator, and local official. The Mink Papers focus primarily on her first tenure as a representative to the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii, 1965 to 1977. Types of materials include speeches, photographs, press releases, articles, legislative bills, and an oral history transcript. Topics include education, the status of women, women in politics, foreign relations with Vietnam and China, labor unions, the armed forces and national defense, and minority rights.

Dates of Materials: 1965-1982; Majority of material found within 1965-1975

Virginia Apuzzo papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00711
Abstract Catholic nun; Lesbian activist; AIDS activist; National Gay and Lesbian Task Force director. Correspondence, reports, news coverage, speeches and speech notes, financial records, and photographs. The papers particularly well document the burgeoning AIDS crisis of the 1980s and the political response. The papers also show well how the Gay and Lesbian Movement grew over time and gained wider acceptance as personified by this one woman's rise in relative political power from the State House in...
Dates of Materials: 1940 - 2012

Women Ambassadors Oral History Project oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00204
Abstract

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.

Dates of Materials: 1916 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1990

Women's rights collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00397
Abstract This collection contains both printed materials and original sources documenting the broad spectrum of women's rights struggles and movements from the late eighteenth century to the present, primarily in the United States. Materials include biographical writings on individuals who made significant contributions to women's rights; an important concentration of sources on women's rights conferences and conventions; records pertaining to the E.R.A. fight; records of the President's Commission...
Dates of Materials: 1789-2000; Majority of material found within 1864-1983