Historians -- United States
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Overview A collection of life histories of women who have dedicated their lives to social and political activism. Fifteen interviews, conducted by Smith College students, document both the diversity and the persistence of women's activism, as organizers and as cultural workers, in a variety of social movements such as women's health, economic justice, LGBT liberation, peace, education, and environmental sustainability.
Dates: 2008 - 2009
Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630043445]
Overview Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz is a professor emerita of History and American Studies at Smith College and a writer, whose research ranges over a number of areas: urban life, cultural philanthropy, women, higher education, biography, sexuality, sexual representation, censorship, intimate life, understandings of health and illness, understanding of the landscape, and tourism. Papers include writings by Horowitz, correspondence, and materials pertaining to published books, teaching, and professional...
Dates: 1908 - 2016
Overview Historian; Professor; Reproductive rights advocate. Papers consist of senior thesis, "The Community Health Representative Program: Two Decades of American Indian Women's Health Activism" and related materials, including taped interviews with Native American women and men who were active in redesigning health care throughout Wisconsin's Indian reservations, 1970s-1980s. There are also files relating to her involvement in the Collective for Feminist and Socialist Alternatives and Defend Abortion...
Dates: 1988 - 2005
Overview Jill Ker Conway was the first female president of the college. Her selection, a watershed in the history of Smith, was also a hallmark in an era of significant change in the perception of women and their role in society. This collection of personal materials includes correspondence, photographs, professional and conference materials, awards, and memorabilia documenting Conway's personal life (1934-2018) and post-Smith career (1975-2018).
Dates: 1890 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2018
Overview Kathryn Kish Sklar is a pioneer of women's history. Her first book, Catharine Beecher: A Study in Domesticity,(1973) was followed by a dozen more books of which she was either the author or editor, along with numerous articles and chapters in books. She and her husabnd, Tom Dublin, were also pioneers in the Digital Humanities. In 1997, under the auspices of the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender, which they founded at SUNY Binghamton, Sklar and...
Dates: 1950 - 2012
Overview The collection includes fifty-one oral histories of scholars of U.S. women's history. The interviews document the emergence and development of women's history as a discipline from 1960 to 2000, as well as the interviewees' professional and personal lives, their choices, and their intellectual commitments.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview Mari Jo Buhle served on the faculty of Brown University from 1972 until her retirement in 2009 and taught mainly on the history of American women. She is also the author of many books related to women's studies. Her papers include materials pertaining to Buhle's Brown University graduate students; writings by Buhle, including reviews, contracts, conference papers, and reviews by Buhle of books by other historians; honors and awards; and correspondence.
Overview Jane Hanna Pease (1929-2016) and William Henry Pease (1924-2013) were scholars who published widely on the anti-slavery movement. Jane Pease's research interests also included nineteenth century American social history and antebellum urban history. Henry Pease's research interests included American reform, and American social and intellectual history. Jane Pease graduated from Smith College in 1951 and went on to earn her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1969. She taught history at the...
Dates: 1861 - 2016
Overview President, Smith College and professor, Yale University. Papers include correspondence, memorabilia, writings, hobbies, course materials, Rhodes Scholarship information, professional records, news clippings, portraits and photographs.
Dates: 1895 - 1999
Overview Thomas Dublin has been a leader in the field of US women's labor history while also focusing on immigration history and ethnic studies. He and his wife founded the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender. The collection contains personal and professional correspondence, teaching and research materials, project files, published articles and books, teaching awards, and grant applications.
Dates: 1947 - 2012