Family -- United States -- 20th century
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
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.
The Betty Carter Papers consist primarily of Carter's writings, as an authority on the subject of family and marriage therapy, about marriage, divorce and remarriage, and family dynamics.
The Brown Family Papers document the personal life of Kate Brown and William T. Brown while living in New York City, on the Jekyll Island estate of the Macys, and in China in the early 20th century.
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.
Author. Papers consist primarily of typescripts of Seton's columns, essays, and novels; biographical material; detailed correspondence; and a few photographs. Major themes addressed in the papers are Smith College; the city of Northampton; the social movements of the 1960s (especially the women's movement); the impact of feminism on middle-aged women; and writing.
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.
The collection contains personal papers of Edith May Shaw Racine, a homemaker and mother in Maine, that include letters from Racine to her daughter, Doris Racine McLelland, family genealogy and photographs. The frequent letters Edith wrote to her daughter Doris over almost four decades provide a glimpse into family life during the first half of the twentieth century, mother/daughter relationships, and the impact of the Great Depression on ordinary people.
Journalist; Editor; Trustee, State University of New York; YWCA official; and International relations specialist. Papers include an scrapbooks; oral history; correspondence; photographs and clippings; travel files from trips to Asia, Europe, Australia, and China; speeches and writings; and files pertaining to organizations concerned with international relations, education, and international development, among them the Young Women's Christion Association and SUNY.
This collection is comprised of materials relating to the personal and professional life of Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, author of Cheaper by the Dozen, Belles on their Toes, and other novels. Carey was a fervent supporter of public libraries, active in the anti-censorship group, Right to Read, Inc., and a Smith College trustee from 1967 to 1972.
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.
YWCA executive. The papers document Calkins' family and personal life, overseas travel, and her work on behalf of the YWCA and other religious and social service organizations. The bulk of the papers consist of diaries made during the Calkins family's 1932-33 trip to Europe, and during Calkins' later travels with Marie Berger to Africa and Asia.
Miriam Sargeant Packard traced her family back to the Mayflower. Occupations of family members included sea captains and sailors, as well as housewives, farmers, stock brokers, realtors, and dealers in hardware and building materials. This collection includes family genealogies and biographical information, diaries, and correspondence of multiple generations of the Howland, Packard, and Sargeant families.
Collection consists of diaries, mostly of the "line-a-day" variety, kept by Katherine Browning, pianist and teacher, from the age of 17 until her 69th year (with a few gaps). Also included are two diaries of her adopted daughter, Marian (1910 and 1928). Additions include correspondence, photographs, tintypes, family history notes, and miscellaneous items related to the Browning and Scurrah families.
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.
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.
Oral Histories of 182 American homemakers (172 audio tapes and 182 transcripts).