Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 15 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 of Materials: 2008 - 2009
Overview Author, Feminist. Correspondence, travel journals, and writings. Letters between Askanasy and archivist Margaret Grierson discuss social, economic, and political situation in the U.S. and Canada, 1950-70. Her journals and letters provide accounts of travels. Writings include her unpublished book, "The Catastrophe of Patriarchy."
Dates of Materials: 1931-1970
Overview Professor of American Studies and Women's Studies. The papers include personal and professional correspondence; writings and notes; and teaching materials; research and organization files focusing primarily on her years as a professor at Barnard College and her administrative responsibilities there. Her papers reveal the thrills and frustrations that come with advancing new disciplines, American Studies and Women's Studies, while advocating traditional, single-sex educational programs....
Dates of Materials: 1905-1984
Overview Blanche Wiesen Cook is a scholar and widely published author. This collection includes materials pertaining to Cook's biography of Eleanor Roosevelt; to her professional activities in the field of women's history and women's studies, including audio and video recordings of her lectures, speeches, and television appearances; and a small amount of biographical information.
Dates of Materials: 1933 - 2006
Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630043445]
Overview Historian; Professor; Author. Small collection of correspondence, research notes, and a typescript of chapter from her book: Eli Whitney and the Birth of American Technology (1956).
Dates of Materials: 1954-1959
Overview Primarily printed materials and books, plus some unpublished writings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera, pertaining to employment issues and specific occupations of women primarily in the U.S. and England. Topics include affirmative action, sex discrimination, labor organizing, child labor, immigrant workers, women in industry, jury duty, wartime work, Social Security, and protective legislation. Over eighty occupations represented include: law, academics, social work, sciences,...
Dates of Materials: 1817 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1920-1976
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 of Materials: 1908 - 2016
Overview Biographer and Historian. This small collection primarily contains reseach materials for Van Voris's books. Included are audio tapes and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with Mildred Adams Kenyon, Mary Gray Peck Koehler, Mildred Scott Olmstead, Alice Loomis Clayton, and Louisa K. Fast, some with related correspondence and other materials, such as photographs of suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt. Also included is Van Voris's typed, unpublished manuscript "Quiet Victory: The Waves in...
Dates of Materials: 1944-1987
Overview Pioneering women's historian Linda Gordon's papers include teaching materials from her courses at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, and records of the University's graduate program in women's history; teaching materials from her other appointments, and research materials related to her numerous publications.
Dates of Materials: 1970-2011
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.
Dates of Materials: 2000-2005
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.
Dates of Materials: 1971-2008
Overview Author, historian, editor. The Lamb Papers consist of extensive personal and some professional correspondence; copies of all major articles and published books; diaries; research notes and reviews for her History of the City of New York; and copies of her Magazine of American History. Topics reflected in writings include women's rights, social reform, politics, and personal remembrances. Notable correspondents include Louisa...
Dates of Materials: 1838-1969; Majority of material found within 1862-1893
Overview Mary Logan Rothschild is an Emeritus Professor of women and gender studies at Arizona State University and has taught there since 1975; she was instrumental in the founding of its women's studies program in 1977. From 2000 to 2002, Rothschild and Kathryn Kish Sklar, in cooperation with the Sophia Smith Collection, implemented the Living U.S. Women's History Oral History Project. Her papers document her career as professor and include research and oral history materials for various projects.
Dates of Materials: 1964 - 2006
Overview Historian, archivist, and women's rights activist. The Mary Ritter Beard papers primarily document the organization and dissolution of the World Center for Women's Archives, which Beard founded, as well as the founding of both the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College and the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College, both women's history archives. Materials include correspondence, writings, photographs, and books. Correspondents include Dorothy Brush; Ethel Weed; prominent Japanese activist...
Dates of Materials: 1915 - 1958
Overview Professor and historian. Papers include creative and professional writings, artwork, diaries, teaching materials, scrapbooks, and photographs. The material provides insight into the coming of age and later professional academic life of a woman historian of the late 19th century. They are also a valuable source of information on the development of historiography. Correspondents include academics and fellow historians of the period.
Dates of Materials: 1857-1948; Majority of material found within 1880-1898