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Older women

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: The Sophia Smith Collection collects materials relevant to women’s social circles and personal lives in addition to materials documenting their work. Social role categories are provided to add another way of understanding women’s history, and are assigned to collections that have a significant amount of materials related to that role.

This category covers collections that document the experience of old women, including papers of older women and records of advocacy groups for older women.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Isabel Holden papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00585
Abstract

Volunteer; Hospital volunteer; Animal welfare advocate. Papers consist primarily of diaries which she began in 1971, the same year her husband retired, to "record what it was like to grow old and die in Northampton." There are some gaps in the diaries, which are quite detailed, introspective, and reflective of the people and goings on in Holden's life. Three spiralbound volumes of course notes, and a few miscellanous fragments, are also included.

Dates of Materials: 1913-2007