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Significant others

 Subject
Subject Source: Homosaurus
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 that document the experiences of people in committed romantic relationships.

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

Adaline Pendleton Satterthwaite papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00519
Overview Physician; Birth control advocate. The papers include extensive correspondence, diaries, medical records and reports, photographs, writings, and subject files pertaining to Satterthwaite's career as a physican, birth control pioneer, and internationally renowned expert in family planning. The collection is rich in materials documenting Satterthwaite's work in family planning in Puerto Rico, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and China.
Dates: 1917-2005; Majority of material found within 1917-2003

Adelaide Wellington Houghton diary

 Collection — Box 1: [310183630042256]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00290
Overview 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: 1925-1929

Alice Beal Baker Hyde papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00544
Overview Psychiatric social worker, Social work educator. The Papers primarily date from 1914 to 1972 and focus on Hyde's life after graduation from the Smith College School of Social Work, her marriage to Mark Hyde, their divorce, her life as a single mother, her early career as a psychiatric social worker, and retirement. Comprised mostly of extensive family correspondence, as well as correspondence dealing with her experiences as a social worker at state hospitals in Boston and Detroit, circa 1919 to...
Dates: 1897-1972

Alice Gorton Hart papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00227
Overview Poet and teacher. Primarily personal journals and notebooks, with inserts, dated from 1948 to 1988. Her undergraduate life at Smith is well documented. Materials from student life at Smith in the 1950s are included. Later journals document her marriage, friendships, and close relationship with her mother. Among the subjects she explored were poetry, women's spirituality, dreams, and the feminist movement. There are also poems and writings and a letter from Aldous Huxley.
Dates: 1948-1988

Anne Morrow Lindbergh papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00682
Overview Author; Poet; Aviator. Papers consist of correspondence, diaries, writings, photographs, memorabila, scrapbooks, and printed materials. The writings series includes notes, manuscript drafts, galley proofs, published works, correspondence, reviews, clippings, and other materials collected by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charles Lindbergh, family members, and editors during the composition of AML's works, especially North to the Orient, Gift...
Dates: 1892-1993

Barbara van Patten papers

 Collection — Box 1: [310183630041894]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00224
Overview Traveler. This collection consists of diaries and photo albums documenting the van Patten's year-long honeymoon through Europe, Asia, and Africa in 1932-33.
Dates: 1932-1933

Bessie Boies Cotton papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00036
Overview YWCA overseas official. The bulk of the Bessie Boies Cotton Papers focus on her work in the YWCA, particularly during her time in Russia, and the courtship between Cotton and her husband, Thomas. Cotton's papers provide valuable insight into the work of the YWCA in Russia from 1917 to 1919 as well as the conditions in Russia during the Revolution and World War I. Although Cotton worked with several women's rights organizations and groups devoted to promoting peace, there is little evidence of...
Dates: 1881-1983

Bulkley-Shelland family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00264
Overview The Bulkley-Shelland Family papers primarily includes material relating to Annie Dorothy Trickey, James Shelland, and Julia Ellen Bulkley. The collection contains family history, correspondence, photographs, lectures, travel diaries, and Julia Bulkley's high school scrapbook.
Dates: 1864-1961

Carol Waldron diaries and legal documents

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00483
Overview Carol Waldron (1925-2007) was a mother of four who divorced her husband, became self-sufficient, and was active in the Lexington, Massachusetts branch of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in the 1970s. She was also diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1966. This collection consists primarily of her personal diaries, which are extraordinary both for their completeness and their candor about Waldron's life and feelings.
Dates: 1915 - 2002

Caroline Bedell Thomas papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00162
Overview 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: 1917 - 1985

Clark-Warner family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00193
Overview The Clark-Warner Family Papers include the correspondence of two generations of a family residing in western Massachusetts (principally South Hadley) in the nineteenth century. The major components are the courtship letters of Asel Clark and Clarissa Warner; other letters received by Clarissa (Warner) Clark at this time and in later years; and correspondence of their five children.
Dates: 1834-1877

Eastman-Goodale-Dayton family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00053
Overview Author; Teacher; Social reformer; Poets; Farmer. Principal family members represented in the papers are Henry S. Goodale (farmer and writer in Southern Berkshires near Pittsfield, MA); his wife, Deborah Hill Read Goodale (writer); three sisters: Dora Read Goodale, Elaine Goodale [Eastman] (writer, teacher, poet), and Rose Sterling Goodale [Dayton] (writer, poet, and director of Uplands Sanitarium) and their families. The bulk of the papers are those of Elaine Goodale Eastman and her husband Dr....
Dates: 1861-2013

Elizabeth C. Mooney papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00401
Overview Author and journalist. Papers consist mainly of her letters to Alice Ridenour Wareham, a fellow graduate of Smith College, which relate to Mooney's writing, her family, her illness and her education at Smith College. Also included are letters written by Wareham about Mooney and two of Mooney's published works: Men and Marriage: The Changing Role of Husbands and Alone, Surviving as a Widow.
Dates: 1977-1986

Families collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00391
Overview Collection contains articles, bibliographies, books, greeting cards, leaflets, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, periodicals, reports, and syllabi addressing "the family," including topics such as homemakers, housework, marriage, unwed mothers, and divorce. Includes feminist critique of marriage and the family by both well-known feminists and more mainstream writers and journalists. Contains documentation of the changes in American family structures and norms that resulted from the cultural and...
Dates: 1829 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1980

Florence B. Stevenson papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00514
Overview Collection contains the personal and professional papers of Florence Stevenson, a Women's Studies scholar and women's rights activist.
Dates: 1922-2006

Harriot F. Curtis papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00692
Overview Mill worker; Author. Curtis' writings and correspondence, historical research notes and background sources compiled during the 1950s and 1960s by biographer, Lila Wead Berman. 1840s publications about and from New England's mill workers included.
Dates: 1836-1963; Majority of material found within 1936-1963

Helen Tufts Bailie papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00009
Overview Social reformer and radical. Bailie's extensive journals document her experimentation with anarchism, vegetarianism, companionate marriage and daily life during two World Wars. The collection also documents the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) blacklisting controversies; the ''Red Scare'' of the 1920s; the fight to repeal the Teacher's Loyalty Oath in Massachusetts; and the W.B. Shearer controversy on naval disarmament. Individuals represented in the collection include DAR president,...
Dates: 1864 - 1959

Isabel Miller papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00572
Overview Alma Routsong (pseudonym Isabel Miller) was born in 1924 in Traverse City, Michigan, the daughter of a nurse and a police officer. She was the author of nine books, many concerning lesbian feminist themes. The collection includes diaries, correspondence, research and manuscript materials, astrological charts of women, books by Miller (some in foreign languages); books from Miller's library; photographs; transparencies of Miller's family, friends and travels; memorabilia; artwork; and articles,...
Dates: 1937-2009

Jan Clausen papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00630
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

Jessie Lloyd O'Connor papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00254
Overview Jessie Lloyd O'Connor was a journalist, social reformer and political activist. She worked as a reporter for Federated Press. Her extensive writings, notes, and correspondence document the labor strikes she covered in Kentucky and North Carolina and her work on civil rights, civil liberties and women's rights. O'Connor served and supported numerous progressive organizations, including the American League Against War and Fascism and the ACLU. Other materials include family biographical files;...
Dates: 1823 - 1989

Julia Collier Harris papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00074
Overview Journalist; Civic leader; Editor. Papers consist primarily of correspondence from well known people, including Sherwood Anderson, Louis Bromfield, George Washington Carver, Geraldine Farrar, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, and H. L. Mencken. Also manuscripts, memorabilia, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1921-1955

Madeleine L'Engle papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00801
Overview 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: 1788 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1900 - 2007

Margaret Goddard Holt papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00196
Overview Pacifist, Member, Grey Panthers, Artist. The Margaret Goddard Holt Papers primarily document the personal life and activism of Margaret Holt, but also include significant amounts of material generated by her husband, Lee E. Holt, and several generations of extended family. Her lifetime diaries are detailed and introspective, and document her life from adolescence through old age and there is extensive correspondence with family and close friends (including Jungian analyst and friend, Paula...
Dates: 1814-2004; Majority of material found within 1960-2000

Margaret Wooster Curti papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00038
Overview Professor and psychologist. Creator of a successful pre-school program at the Peoples' Institute in Northampton, Massachusetts, which evolved into a laboratory for Smith College's child psychology classes. Papers also depict family life in Nebraska and Northampton. Materials include correspondence, research, writings, photographs, scrapbooks, and artwork.
Dates: 1898-1963

Olive K. Damon papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00521
Overview Farmer, Homemaker, amateur artist. The bulk of the collection consists of fifty-eight volumes of personal diaries, beginning in 1930 at age 19 and ending in 2002. Subjects include local history of Whately, Massachusetts, women's daily life and connections, marriage, and farm life. Supplementing the diaries is a self-published memoir of her life, correspondence with her son, and material documenting her artwork.
Dates: 1925-2005

Rosenbloom family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SSC-MS-00562
Overview Homemaker; Physician. Correspondence of Carl. W. Rosenbloom, M.D. and his fiancee (later his wife), Lena Berinstein, written while Carl pursued further medical training in Europe and Lena remained in Holyoke, Massachusetts. There are also a few photographs (reproductions).
Dates: 1914-1926

Ruth Berman and Connie Kurtz papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00520
Overview Lesbian activists; Teacher, Health and Physical Education; Professor; Counselor. The Ruthie Berman and Connie Kurtz Papers include personal correspondence and emails, scrapbooks, photographs, and files related to gay and lesbian rights, same-sex marriage, and women's rights. The collection also includes audiovisual materials, production notes, and public relations materials pertaining to the documentary about the couple: Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House (2002). The most recent...
Dates: 1950 - 2018

Theresa Carr papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00748
Overview Theresa Carr was an activist and became involved in numerous political activities during her lifetime. Her papers include correspondence, journals, poetry, photographs, minutes, pamphlets, fliers, and organizational records. Also included is a significant amount of personal papers, political materials, and photographs related to Carr's long time lover, Alessandra Nichols.
Dates: 1920 - 2014

Virginia Woolf papers

 Collection
Identifier: MRBC-MS-00001
Overview 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: 1902-1956

Voices of American Homemakers Oral History Project oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00419
Overview Oral Histories of 182 American homemakers (172 audio tapes and 182 transcripts).
Dates: 1981 - 1985