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Motherhood

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: The Sophia Smith Collection collects materials relevant to women’s social circles and personal lives in addition to materials documenting their work. Social role categories are provided to add another way of understanding women’s history, and are assigned to collections that have a significant amount of materials related to that role.

This category covers collections in which motherhood as a concept is a major topic, as well as collections of individual women whose papers reflect their experience as mothers.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Caroline Bedell Thomas papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00162
Abstract

Caroline Bedell Thomas was a physician, researcher, and professor. Papers include family and professional correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, and photographs. There are also two volumes of privately published World War II letters between Bedell Thomas and her husband, as well as a series of letters between Bedell Thomas and Dorothy Dushkin.

Dates of Materials: 1917 - 1985

Dorothy Dushkin papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00243
Abstract

Composer and co-founder of music schools. Musical scores and recordings make up a large portion of the collection. Dushkin's diaries, kept from age 15 to 84, are highly detailed and personal and reflect a dual life as professional composer and family caretaker. Winnetka and Kinhaven music schools are documented by correspondence, writings, and photographs. Correspondents include Jessie Lloyd O'Connor, Caroline Bedell Thomas, and musician Nadia Boulanger.

Dates of Materials: 1906 - 1989