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Women authors

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 114 Collections and/or Records:

Mary Webb papers

 Collection
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00008
Abstract

English poet and novelist acknowledged by the Institut Français in 1926 for "the best imaginative work in prose or verse descriptive of English life by an author who has not gained sufficient recognition." Includes 30 holographs and 58 typescript drafts of 80 poems as well as a holograph draft of a book review.

Dates of Materials: 1898-1926

Mina Kirstein Curtiss papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00250
Abstract English professor, translator, and author. The bulk of the Curtiss papers focus on her writing career including correspondence with publishers and researchers, research material, artwork, and edited typescripts. Other materials include an oral history, photographs, diaries, and extensive correspondence with many eminent figures from the literary world as well as Smith College associates, friends and family members. Correspondents include Dean Acheson, Jacques Barzun, Jill Ker Conway, Anne...
Dates of Materials: 1913 - 2005

Miriam Ching Yoon Louie papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00719
Abstract Labor organizer; Women's rights activist; Author; Activist; Poet. The papers include correspondence, organizing materials, conference materials, fliers, pamphlets, newsletters, and newspaper clippings. There is also Louie's course work as both student and instructor. Major topics include women and labor organizing, Asian American women's history, social justice activism, international women's rights, and issues surrounding race, class, immigration and poverty in the U.S. Especially...
Dates of Materials: 1970 - 2016

Moon Journal Press records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00764
Abstract

Moon Journal, formerly Prarie Moon ReadOut!, grew out of monthly poetry readings at the Prarie Moon Feminist Books and Women Friendly Space in Arlington Heights, Illinois. This collection is comprised of periodicals and chapbooks published by Moon Journal Press, as well as "herstorical" material, ephemera, and photographs.

Dates of Materials: 1995-2015; Majority of material found within 1995-2009

Myra Shapiro papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00753
Abstract

The collection contains correspondence, diaries/journals, writings, both prose and poetry, course work, workshop materials, and photographs of Myra Shapiro, New York poet and author.

Dates of Materials: 1948-2015

Nancy Hale papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00251
Abstract Author. Hale is perhaps best known for her short stories many of which were published in the New Yorker and in collected works. Hale's papers, provide significant information about her life and work; the relationships between writers and their agents and editors; the life of a modern professional woman writer; as well as topics such as creativity, human psychology, the New England character, and faculty politics in educational institutions. Material includes writings, diaries, photographs,...
Dates of Materials: 1908 - 1989

Pat Schneider papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00396
Abstract

Pat Schneider, a poet, author and writing teacher, was the founder of Amherst Writers and Artists in Amherst, Massachusetts. These papers include Schneider’s journals, writings (published, unpublished, and drafts), teaching materials, and correspondence. Writings include plays, poetry, writing exercises, publication drafts, college papers, autobiographical works, and essays. Also included are several recordings of readings and some photographs.

Dates of Materials: 1945 - 2020

Patrica Beck papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00014
Abstract Author, poet. Papers include Beck's personal diaries, kept continuously from age 14 until her death in 1978; manuscripts of 59 short stories, 2 semi-autobiographical novels, and poems; correspondence; and photographs and slides of artwork. The diaries, used as basis for her writings, contain insight into her relationships, daily activities, books and movies, her dreams, travel descriptions (including time spent in Civil War Spain), and periodic depressive episodes (which led to brief...
Dates of Materials: 1936-1986; Majority of material found within 1940-78

Patricia Bernstein papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00775
Abstract

The collection contains papers related to Patricia Bernstein's 1993 book, "Having a Baby: Mothers Tell Their Stories," including multiple manuscript drafts, research materials, release forms, and photographs.

Dates of Materials: 1896 - 2004

Patricia Lee Lewis papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00502
Abstract

This collection documents Patricia Lee Lewis' personal life, education, and several different careers; her political activism; her work in rural, community-based agriculture; and her evolution as a creative writer and teacher of that craft.

Dates of Materials: 1937 - 2013

Pauline Avery Crawford papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00379
Abstract

Artist; Poet; Columnist. Published and unpublished writings by Crawford, an American living in Paris during World War II.

Dates of Materials: 1902 - 1997

Phyllis Duganne papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00052
Abstract

Author. Suffragist. Typescripts of Duganne's short stories comprise most of the collection, although there are also typescripts of five novels, a number of plays and scrapbooks. Correspondence with her agent Carl Brandt reflects her attempt to break into the television and film writing industries.

Dates of Materials: 1930-1965

Ronnie Gilbert papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00536
Abstract

The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Ronnie Gilbert, singer, playwright, psychotherapist, narrator of numerous documentary films, feminist, and global peace worker. Also includes extensive audiovisual materials documenting concerts, albums, and interviews with Ronnie Gilbert and others.

Dates of Materials: 1951 - 2015

Rosario Morales papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00712
Abstract Feminist; Communist; Author; Poet. Papers contain correspondence, writings (manuscripts, drafts, journals, free writing, publications), conference files, memorabilia, and awards that document her personal and professional life as an author, poet, feminist, and activist. Writings included here are primarily autobiographical, focusing on her identity as a Puerto Rican feminist. Morales' writings often underscore the importance of intersectionality in the feminist movement. Correspondents...
Dates of Materials: 1960 - 2014

Ruth Chatterton typescript of As A Wren's Eye

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630029568]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00033
Abstract

This small collection consists of a single edited typescript of "As A Wren's Eye," published as Homeward Borne (1950) about Pax Lyttleton and her work with Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany, plus a biographical article and photograph.

Dates of Materials: 1950-

Ruth Herschberger papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00280
Abstract

Poet; Playwright; Author. Manuscript of Adam's Rib (including revisions; and Norwegian and Swedish editions); and The Old Sex and the New; published books, articles and poetry; unpublished writings. Major themes in the collection include literature, sexuality, and the women's movement.

Dates of Materials: 1861 - 2014

Ruth Mortimer Frankenstein collection

 Collection
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00012
Abstract

Librarian, teacher, and curator of rare books at Smith College who was instrumental in obtaining the Sylvia Plath Collection and the Frances Hooper Collection of Virginia Woolf. The rare book collection was named in her honor in 1994. Contains 23 items, including audio and video cassettes, sale catalogs, craft books, ephemera, and computer software relating to Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein."

Dates of Materials: 1824 - 1993

Susan Allen Toth papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00553
Abstract

The collection consists of the professional papers of Susan Allen Toth, author of nonfiction essays and books, including Blooming and Ivy Days.

Dates of Materials: 1978 - 2006

Sylvia Plath collection

 Collection
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00045
Abstract

The Sylvia Plath Collection contains writings by and about the American poet, novelist, and Smith College graduate, including poems, journals, articles, and correspondence to and from Plath. The bulk of the collection is manuscript, printed, or published materials but also includes realia, and audio/visual materials.

Dates of Materials: approximately 1930-1998

Sylvia Plath Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-00142
Abstract

Professor of English at Smith College and poet, novelist, and essayist. Contains biographical information, photographs, press releases, writings by and about Plath.

Dates of Materials: 1950 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1952-1963

Sylvia Townsend Warner letters to Pat Howard

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630753754]
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00231
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters written to English author Pat Howard.

Dates of Materials: 1964 - 1976

Valerie Harms papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00288
Abstract Publisher, Magic Circle Press; Editor; Consultant; Instructor; Therapist. The Papers include personal and professional correspondence; articles; proposals; unpublished manuscripts, notes, and research files for Harms' writings, including Voices From Within: Women Prisoner's Poetry, and her unpublished novels; copies of her books; Magic Circle Press material; conference and workshop material on the "Intensive Journal method"; and audio tapes from...
Dates of Materials: 1940 - 2014

Virginia Woolf papers

 Collection
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00001
Abstract

Influential English writer best remembered for her innovative stream-of-consciousness novels. Papers include correspondence, reading notes, drafts of essays and short stories, corrected page proofs of novels and collected essays, printed ephemera, and photographs.

Dates of Materials: 1902-1956

Voices from Inside records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00741
Abstract

This collection is primarily comprised of the creative output created by participants, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women of Western Massachusetts, of the on-going Voices from Inside program, a volunteer organization which holds poetry workshops, publishes anthologies, holds public readings, and generally seeks to give voice to women who are or have been within the criminal justice system through the poetry they create.

Dates of Materials: 2000 - 2019