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Women social reformers -- United States

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Committee on Women, Population and the Environment records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00768
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

Crime, prisons, and reform schools collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00424
Overview Documents the activities and experiences of female criminals, the efforts of social scientists to understand them, the work of prison reformers to improve their treatment, and the changing approaches and methods used by the state to manage them. Material includes printed material, correspondence, drawings, reports, and unpublished papers that focus on the United States and England.
Dates of Materials: 1850-1992

Ellen Gates Starr papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00151
Overview Labor organizer; religious writer; settlement house worker; and founder, Hull House, Chicago. Papers represent 4 generations of the Starr family, primarily Ellen Gates Starr. Of particular interest is correspondence with Jane Addams pertaining to the founding of Hull House, as well as photographs and biographical information about Jane Addams. There is also extensive family correspondence and her writings on book binding and religion. Family material includes writings and letters of her aunt...
Dates of Materials: 1659 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1850-1970

Florence Cross Kitchelt papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00086
Overview Florence Cross Kitchelt was a settlement house worker and social worker. Kitchelt's journals describe settlement work in New York and New Haven, CT. Correspondence includes descriptive letters to her parents; letters from settlement friends; letters from Sadie Rubin, an inmate at the New York State Reformatory for Women; and from members of the Laureate Literary Society, which Kitchelt founded and directed. Other materials include autobiographical pieces, articles, verses, and notes.
Dates of Materials: 1900 - 1959

Jane Addams papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00001
Overview Founder, Hull House, Chicago; pacifist; labor organizer; settlement house worker; and women's rights advocate. The Addams papers contain primarily published material and duplicates of materials from the Swarthmore Peace Collection. Included are articles, books, memorials, and memorabilia about Addams, as well as writings and speeches by her. There is a small amount of original correspondence, plus photographs and drawings of Jane Addams and Hull House.
Dates of Materials: 1904 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1904-1936

Kathryn Kish Sklar papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00688
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 of Materials: 1949 - 2012

Minona Stearns Fitts Jones papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00662
Overview Suffragist; Writer; Political activist. The collection includes biographical information about Jones, including an unpublished biography by her great-granddaughter Jeanne S. Dunn; oral histories (audio recordings) of Jones' descendents; diaries, including transcripts; political essays by Jones, including anti-prohibition pieces; family photographs; and numerous scrapbooks containing clippings by and about Minona Jones, and about suffrage, women's rights, temperance, and prohibition. There is...
Dates of Materials: 1875-2002

Temperance collection

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00440
Overview Collection encompasses a broad social movement in which American women played a prominent role. Materials include information on the Women's Christian Temperance Union; photographs; biographies and autobiographies; postcards; songbooks; and stamps. Also included are publications from various organizations.
Dates of Materials: 1832-1987

Vida Dutton Scudder papers

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00140
Overview Professor, English; Founder, College Settlements Association; Settlement house worker; Pacifist; Religious writer; and Social reformer. Papers consist of printed material, writings, photographs, and correspondence. Including letters to Margaret Storrs Grierson, Smith College Archivist and Director of the Sophia Smith Collection. Journals include her College Settlement Association notebook; six journals containing the original draft of her autobiography as well as personal reflections; and three...
Dates of Materials: 1883-1979