Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Found in 403 Collections and/or Records:
Overview This collection consists of biographical material on both famous and lesser-known women and men. For the most part, there is only a small amount of material on each individual. Materials typically include published and unpublished biographical sketches, books, correspondence, diaries, genealogies, photographs, and published and unpublished writings.
Dates of Materials: 1771-1995; Majority of material found within 1920-1970
Overview The Blake Family Papers contain material relating to Lillie Devereaux Blake and her daughter Katherine Devereaux Blake. Lillie Blake was a suffragist, writer, and women's rights advocate. Katherine Blake was a pacifist, suffragist, ERA activist, teacher, and a leader in the National Education Association. Materials include biographical and printed material, writings, and a scrapbook. The collection also contains correspondence with Mathilda Joslyn Gage, Isabel Howland, John Dewey, Anita...
Dates of Materials: 1872-1958; undated
Overview The collection documents the history of Woman Sound (later City Sound Productions), the first all-woman sound company founded by Sandstrom and her partner, Casse Culver, in 1975. It is comprised of correspondence, financial records, legal documents, tax records, and general office files. The collection also includes research materials for Sandstrom's dissertation.
Dates of Materials: 1941 - 2017
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 18, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the use, construction, upkeep, and renovation of YWCA of the U.S.A. buildings. Policies and handbooks provide guidance to local associations on the use, construction, costs, furnishing, upkeep and other aspects of building projects. Reports and studies assess building programs and policies. Concerning swimming pools, documents offer use policies and guidance for maintenance. In addition, a study looks into the integration policies concerning swimming pools. Other materials...
Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1949
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 22, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. Business and Professional Women Department. A cooperative program with the Jewish Welfare Board concerns the problems faced by married women in the workforce. Following this material are various reports analyzing the program and mission of the department's work with employed woman including work with the rising white collar worker. Other materials include program guides and ideas, pamphlets and other planning materials. In addition, documents include...
Dates of Materials: circa 1923-1949
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 22, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. experimental work with business, professional and industrial women. Materials concern studies of the business, industrial, and professional woman on topics such as motivation for working, ethics in the workplace, effects of class and status on work with employed women, and the self evaluation of local associations. Self evaluations are arranged by region then city. Also included are detailed descriptions of study methodology, analysis of results, and...
Dates of Materials: 1948-1952
Overview Health reformer; reproductive rights advocate. Papers document Avery's work as an activist in the field of black women's health and reproductive rights, including clippings, articles, correspondence, financial information, conference materials, speaking engagements, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials. Materials relating to Avery's involvement in the Black Women's Health Imperative are also included.
Dates of Materials: 1951 - 2011
Overview This collection consists of the personal papers of archival consultant and loyal Smith College alumna Caroline Dwight Bain (1928-2015). Of special note are the letters Bain wrote to her parents while she was working for the Civil Aeronautics Board in Washington, DC, 1944-1945.
Dates of Materials: 1926 - 2015
Overview Suffragist, president, National American Women Suffrage Association, and pacifist. Papers relate primarily to Catt's public life, primarily her work as president of both the National American Woman Suffrage Association and the International Woman Suffrage Alliance. There is a significant amount of material pertaining to her peace activities. There is also a rich collection of photographs, including many of the Women's Land Army, created in Great Britain during World War II to aid in the war...
Dates of Materials: 1880-1958
Overview YWCA worker. The Carrie Eliza Meares Papers are primarily related to her professional and public life. Types of materials include correspondence, memorabilia, press releases, reports, journal and newspaper articles, and subject files. The bulk of the papersfocus on Meares' work in South Africa for the World YWCA, 1950-53; in Ethiopia for the YWCA of the U.S.A., 1960-61; and on the August 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The papers include general background reference on South...
Dates of Materials: 1932-1982; Majority of material found within 1947-1963
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...
Dates of Materials: 1813-2000
Overview Papers of Charity Cannon Willard, biographer of early French feminist and author Christine de Pizan (1363-1440). Included are writings by Charity Cannon Willard and others about Christine de Pizan and microfilmed manuscripts and other source materials collected by Willard.
Dates of Materials: 1891 - 2006
Overview Reproductive rights advocacy group. Records contain correspondence, publications, publicity materials, press releases and clippings, photographs, website images, reports, polls, financial information, and Board of Directors minutes, and other materials. They document the organization's history and work for the preservation of a woman's right to choose by way of media campaigns, voter registration initiatives, educational outreach to young adults, and endorsing pro- choice candidates for...
Dates of Materials: 1980 - 2005
Overview Professor, Exercise and Sport Studies. Materials documenting Shelton's work as Smith College professor of Exercise and Sports Studies, as consultant for various girl's and women's sports organizations, and as a presenter at national and international conferences and workshops concerning advocacy for women's sports. Documentation of Shelton's work with the International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG), the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women...
Dates of Materials: 1964-2016
Overview Nurse; Founder and President, American National Red Cross. Worked as a nurse in the Civil war and initiated a campaign to develop the American Red Cross. Papers include correspondence, manuscript notes, speeches, writings, photographs, memorabilia, and files documenting her work for the Civil War, Red Cross, and other relief organizations.
Dates of Materials: 1822-1982; Majority of material found within 1860-1912
Overview Author; Travel specialist; Journalist; Editor; Radio broadcaster. Papers include personal and professional correspondence; manuscripts and some published works of the "So You're Going To..." travel series, radio talks, and biographical writings on Sarah Bernhardt, Marshal Foch and James Whitcomb Riley; clippings; reviews; and photographs.
Dates of Materials: 1903-1932
Overview Oral history interviews with individuals who made "unrivaled contributions to Indian parental and community control of Indian education." The collection includes audio recordings, partial transcripts, related correspondence and published documents. A large percentage of the interviews are with women and many who were involved in the Indian rights movement, including Rebecca Adamson, the first field coordinator for the coalition.
Dates of Materials: 1967- 2009
Overview The collection contains the business records of the Committee on Women, Population,& the Environment (CWPE), a multi-racial alliance that works on the local, regional, national, and international levels to oppose population control policies that blame overpopulation for poverty, hunger, environmental degradation and political volatility.
Dates of Materials: 1979 - 2012
Overview Includes printed materials, correspondence, journals and organizational records documenting women's involvement in socialist and communist movements in the United States, United Kingdom, and internationally. Individuals represented include Ella Reeve Bloor, Adeline Champney, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Dolores (Pasionaria) Ibarruri, Zelda Kahan, Rosa Luxembourg, Betty Millard, Kate Richards O'Hare, Anna Louise Strong, and Clara Zetkin.
Dates of Materials: 1891-1998
File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 227, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Community Division study of administrative practices of metropolitan associations that have three or more branches and centers. A planning committee is responsible for the general planning and oversight of the study project. They meet to review progress and first results adjusting the project plan if necessary. The project objectives, context and methods are defined in a project plan. Correspondence to participating associations provide instructions...
Dates of Materials: 1957-1961
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 25, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the World Conference of Christian Youth held in Oslo. The conference considers the role of Christian youth in the world, circumstances leading up to the conference, how Christianity applies to various aspects of life and what is important going forward. Materials include a profile of Christian youth in America with purpose statements from various Christian denominations. In addition, there are documents concerning the planning of the conference and the selection of...
Dates of Materials: 1946-1947
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 25, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the World Conference of Christian Youth held in Amsterdam. The conference considers the role of Christian youth in the world, global politics and circumstances leading up to the conference, how Christianity applies to various aspects of life and what is important in the Christian youth movement going forward to address the changing social and economic culture of the world. In addition documents concerning the planning of the conference and selection of delegates give an...
Dates of Materials: 1937-1940
File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 228, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Minutes, proceedings and reports concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. conferences of metropolitan associations. Metropolitan associations often have one or more branches and have unique challenges of management, administration and support as compared to smaller associations. Representatives from metropolitan associations meet in two conferences to discuss leadership in large associations, inclusivity in associations with branches and centers, best practices for program and services and managing the...
Dates of Materials: 1953-1956
File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 287, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the twenty third YWCA of the U.S.A. National Convention including "who's who" sheets for elections, convention workbooks, and additional convention coverage. National conventions are called every three years to vote on leadership for the coming cycle, adopt program emphases, discuss social, political, spiritual and economic issues affecting communities and conduct national business. The booklet "Who's Who" is sent out prior to convention to prepare voting delegates to...
Dates of Materials: 1963-1964
File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 288, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the twenty fourth YWCA of the U.S.A. National Convention general program and Y-Teen sessions. National conventions are called every three years to vote on leadership for the coming cycle, adopt program emphases, discuss social, political, spiritual and economic issues affecting communities and conduct national business. The booklet "Who's Who" is sent out prior to convention to prepare voting delegates to select members of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A., World...
Dates of Materials: 1967
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 31, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the Eleventh National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Materials include reports and summaries of group discussions, the proposed program of study for the Public Affairs department, worship service programs, a program for an international night, and a general overview of the convention for those planning on attending. Group discussion topics include service to small and large associations, work in rural areas,...
Dates of Materials: 1930
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 34, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the international aspects, news and reports, worship services and program of the Fifteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. As part of the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s strong ties to work in China and in response to the tensions between China and Japan, Madam Chiang Kai-Shek gives an address to the convention via radio. In addition there is a formal note of appreciation and greetings from the YWCA in China. Newsletters...
Dates of Materials: 1937-1938
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 27, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the Sixth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. During the convention evangelical basis for membership is discussed and debated and a personal basis for membership is suggested by some. Reports, studies and pamphlets present materials from both sides. The adoption of the Social Ideals of the Churches and its role in the labor movement is discussed both during the convention and after. In addition, the efforts to...
Dates of Materials: 1920
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 30, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Materials documenting the student, industrial, and business and professional assemblies at the Tenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Each convention the departments gather to discuss matters unique to their group and of national importance. Industrial, and Business and Professional Assemblies address the progress made in employment for women, the goals for the future status of employed women and cooperation with other...
Dates of Materials: 1928