Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope 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 girls. This includes personal papers with childhood memorabilia, papers of scholars who studied girls, and records of organizations dedicated to the welfare of girls.
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Camp for girls. Records document camp activities and include photographs; administrative records from the camps founding in 1919 through 2007, including correspondence, reports, minutes, financial information, information about staff, songbooks, publicity materials, and publications; and as well as files pertaining to buildings and grounds.
Dates: 1917-2007 (ongoing)
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview Peace activist; teacher. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, childhood memorabilia, drafts of memoirs, and essays written by Wilder. Especially well documented are her years in Geneva (1929-1934) when she worked at the League of Nations as well as papers of Wilder's friend Hope Sewell French during her years (1930s) working for the League of Nations in Geneva, including correspondence, photographs, scrapbook, and articles, written by French and others. Also of...
Overview 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.
Overview Pianist; Musician. Scrapbooks contain many photographs, memorabilia, clippings and biographical and genealogical information; correspondence, including letters written while the Boughtons lived in China from 1913 to 1915; and diaries, including Florence Ada Cross's diary from 1901, when she was 15.
Dates: 1883-1982; Majority of material found within 1900-1920
Overview Researcher; Author; Reproductive health specialist. Papers contain extensive research and printed material, primarily from Dryfoos's work at the Alan Guttmacher Institute in the 1960s and 1970s. They include her working files on such subjects as family planning and abortion as well as numerous articles, reports, and speeches authored by Dryfoos.
Dates: 1960-2005 (ongoing); Majority of material found within 1970s
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.
Overview Includes small amounts of mostly printed material on subjects related to women, including aging and aged women, alcoholism, anarchism, costume, fascism, friendship, girls, Nazism, physically handicapped women, postage stamps, rural women, sex, sex education, female sexuality, single women, taxation, tobacco, and witchcraft. Material includes printed material, books, cassette tapes, correspondence, position papers, questionnaires, reports, memorabilia, and stamps.
Overview Community service organization. The Sisters Inc. (sometimes known as Sisters Ink) a community-based organization in the rural hill towns of Western Massachusetts operated from 1996-2008 in support of girls as they entered adolescence. Founded by Ellen Pulleyblank Coffey and Deborah Coffey, the organization was directed by Kelly Anderson for most of its tenure. Programs included: an art-based mentoring program for girls ages 9-12, a music based program for teen girls, a mother-daughter reading...
Dates: 1996 - 2008
Overview Child abuse prevention and advocacy organization. The records document the organization's work to prevent the sexual abuse of children through education and intervention. Materials include conference materials; newsletters; printed material pertaining to sexual abuse of children; brochures; reports; clippings; administrative records of various branches in the U.S.; and writings and speeches by the organization's founder, Fran Henry.
Dates: 1993 - 2008
Overview Therese Weil Lansburgh was a social worker, children's welfare advocate and lobbyist. This colection includes her personal and professional papers documenting Lansburgh's career as a social worker and champion for the rights of children, and particularly for affordable day care and social service organizations in which she was involved.
Dates: 1962 - 1994
Overview 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: 1878 - 1991
Overview The Upton Family papers include materials created by Cornelia Babcock Upton and Winslow Upton, and their two daughters, both graduates of Smith College. This collection includes correspondence, diaries, and notes by Cornelia Upton documenting her travels in America, Hawaii, Alaska, Africa, and the Far East. Bacteriologist Margaret Upton and librarian Eleanor Upton's papers include documents of a children's club in Providence, RI, to which they belonged.
Dates: 1853 - 1971