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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 3 Collections and/or Records:

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

Madeleine L'Engle papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00801
Abstract Madeleine L’Engle, was an author of children’s stories, plays, poetry, fiction, religious tracts, autobiographies, and science fiction, best known for her children’s classic A Wrinkle in Time. This collection includes her personal and professional papers, including manuscripts and drafts of her writings. The collection also includes the papers of Madeliene L'Engle's family members, including her parents and grandparets, the Barnetts and Camps, and her...
Dates of Materials: 1788 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1900 - 2007

Townsend-O'Brien-Hoffheimer family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00302
Abstract

Professor, languages; Naturalist; Civic volunteer; Army Intelligence officer, World War II; Author; Teacher. The Townsend-O'Brien-Hoffheimer Family papers consists primarily of correspondence between these three generations of women and other family; diaries of Smith College years for both mother and daughter.

Dates of Materials: 1878 - 1991