Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:
Anna Moscowitz Kross was a lawyer, judge, New York City Department of Corrections Commissioner, and social reformer. The bulk of the collection covers Kross's career as the Commissioner of Correction. Writings, speeches, and taped interviews reflect Kross's efforts to institute major reforms focusing on education and social rehabilitation for women prisoners. Correspondents include Constance Baker Motley and Eleanor Roosevelt.
The records contain meeting notes, check-in letters and other writings by B'Not Esh members, schedules for annual retreats, educational materials used by the organization, digital photographs, and memorabilia.
Creative Adaptations for Learning (CAL) was founded in 1985 by Shirley Keller, with the mission to produce three-dimensional illustrated materials for blind and visually impaired children. This collection contains their records, which include product designs, Board of Directors minutes, braille children’s books with three-dimensional illustrations, and interactive braille games.
Author; Feminist. The Papers document Konecky's literary career including manuscripts and drafts of early writings and published works; correspondence related to her publications and fan mail; book reviews; and publicity. There is little personal material.
Editor; Activist for children with disabilities; Secretary; Volunteer. The papers consist of diaries that span the years from 1930-94 (early diaries include material from her Smith College days) and Touch Toy company's semi-annual newsletters from the years 1977-97.
The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Elinor Lipman, fiction author and teacher.
The collection contains the papers for Russian American anarchist Emma Goldman, including typed letters and fragments to friends, printed speeches, and pamphlets on anarchism and prison experiences.
Activist; Educator. The papers of an activist who fought for peace, gay rights and an end to classism. include correspondence, research, lecture notes, published work, program files, organizational records, newspaper and magazine articles, email, photographs, films, and computer files. Especially well-documented is Yeskel's work to end homophobia and classism.
Physician; Professor; and Public health specialist. Papers consist of notes, awards, citations, photographs, printed material, photographs, and memorabilia and include both professional and personal material. Also correspondence with family and friends, especially colleagues in medicine, research, and education; and a voluminous file of letters with her sister.
Oral history transcript of Regina Berger Lederer, a soprano soloist with the Vienna Opera who fled Vienna in 1939, after the Nazi invasion. She resumed her singing career in New York City and later worked for a knitting firm. Includes biographical notes, obituary, eulogies, and photocopies of photographs.
Artist; Author. Material relating to her books: Daughters from Afar: Profiles of Israeli Women (1958) and Israeli Women Speak Out (1979), including correspondence, proposals, research materials, draft manuscripts, photographs; and interviews made for Israeli Women Speak Out.
Lawyer; Judge; Founder, NY Women's Bar Association. Papers consist of correspondence, campaign records, legal documents, biographical materials, newspaper clippings and photographs documenting Schwart's public career and legal work in New York City.
Journalist; Poet; Playwright. Papers include articles, photographs, and correspondence from Havelock Ellis, Margaret Sanger, H.G. Wells, Agnes Smedley, Fannie Hurst, Roger Baldwin, and Max Eastman, among others.
The collection contains the records of Jewish Women Watching, a women's rights activist organization that seeks, according to its mission statement, "to challenge and change sexist and oppressive practices in the Jewish community."
Author, Professor, Religious Studies, Feminist. Plaskow is a Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College in New York. Her scholarly interests focus on contemporary religious thought with a specialization in Jewish feminist theology. In addition to co-founding the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Plaskow has written and edited several significant books in the field.
President, National Council of Jewish Women; President, New York Council of Jewish Women; Civic leader. Papers include memorabilia, minutes, news clippings, reports, speech texts, and high school yearbook. Bulk of material dates from 1941-57 and consists of notes and texts of speeches given by Engel and material related to her tenure as President of the National Council of Jewish Women.
The collection has personal and professional papers of Lauren Taylor. The papers include the 1979 founding of My Sister's Place and the organizing of the city's first Take Back the Night march. The material also reflects the rise of the feminist self-defense movement, including Taylor's self-defense organization, Defend Yourself.