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Women and religion

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Collections of theologians, ministers, nuns, and other women whose relationship to religion is well documented in their papers. There are also some records of women's religious organizations.

Found in 112 Collections and/or Records:

Diann L. Neu papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00532
Abstract Theologian; Feminist; Psychotherapist. Papers document Neu's education in theology; her work and activism re: articulating and advocating radical new forms of feminist theology, and in re-defining the role of women in the church; her participation in numerous conferences about women in the church; and materials pertaining to her two books, Return Blessings: Ecofeminist Blessings Renewing the Earth (2002) and Women's Rites: Feminist...
Dates of Materials: 1977 - 2011

Edith M. Lerrigo papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00608
Abstract YWCA executive, YWCA worker, Social welfare worker. The Edith M. Lerrigo Papers are primarily related to her professional and public life, dating from 1922 to 1989. Types of materials include correspondence, sermons, prayers, meditations and worship services, photographs, reports, subject files, and writings. The bulk of the papers date from 1930s to 1981 and consist primarily of notes, outlines, and texts for Lerrigo's many speeches and presentations, the bulk of which were given at YWCA...
Dates of Materials: 1922-1989; Majority of material found within 1930-1981

Eleanor Copenhaver Anderson papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00622
Abstract YWCA worker, Labor reform advocate. The papers are primarily related to her professional and public life and focus on her work for the YWCA of the U.S.A. Types of materials include correspondence; writings; photographs; press releases; reports; journal and newspaper articles; transcripts of interviews; and memorabilia. Included is a copy of her 1933 Columbia masters thesis on working women in San Francisco. The correspondence is revealing of Anderson's intensely religious family background....
Dates of Materials: 1901-1993; Majority of material found within 1922-55

Elizabeth Dodson Gray papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00648
Abstract

Theologian; Writer. Papers contain lecture notes, writings, and articles and clippings about women and women's issues.

Dates of Materials: 1962 - 2013

Grace Stuart papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00157
Abstract

Author and clergy member's spouse. This collection consists of Stuart's writings, including an unpublished, semi-autobiographical manuscript entitled, "The Minister's Wife". Also included are miscellaneous writings on being a dog owner and her experience as a college instructor. Other themes include experiences of women writers, the impact of World War II on English civilians outside of metropolitan areas and the experiences of Anglican clergy and their families.

Dates of Materials: 1962-64

Grant family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00066
Abstract

The Grant family papers include correspondence, diaries, account books and financial/legal papers, biographical and genealogical material, printed material, dating from 1778 to 1913. Topics include education, maintenance of Connecticut homestead, banking in Ohio, starting businesses in Nebraska and Illinois, and accounts of Mary Grant's experiences as a missionary in India and her death from cholera.

Dates of Materials: 1778-1913; Majority of material found within 1830-1870

Guida West papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00555
Abstract Political sociologist; activist; author. The papers focus primarily on West's activism, research, professional activities, speeches, and writings related to welfare rights and economic justice. Her extensive working files document individuals and organizations working for civil rights, welfare rights, and related social movements from the 1960s to the early 2000s. Organizations represented include the Montclair Welfare Rights and Friends of Welfare Rights, National Welfare Rights...
Dates of Materials: 1946 - 2006

Heather Huyck papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00505
Abstract

The Heather Huyck papers consist of research files for Huyck's dissertation,"To Celebrate a Whole Priesthood: The History of Women's Ordination in the Episcopal Church" and professional and personal papers related to her career as a public historian, working especially with the National Park Service to establish women's history sites. Also includes papers related to Huyck's mother, Dorothy Boyle Huyck, who was involved with the Family Camping Association in the 1960s and 1970s.

Dates of Materials: 1935-2017

Industrial, 1937-1948

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 106, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Studies concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with women employed in industry. A 1948 study on the future of industrial work uses responses from local industrial groups and overall analysis to discuss the need for industrial work with girls in the future. The report also addresses the need for a group for industrial girls that is separate from business girls. Materials include correspondence from local associations responding to requests for information. Following this, is material relating to...
Dates of Materials: 1937-1948

International institutes, circa 1922-1943

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 100, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning leadership and membership of YWCA of the U.S.A. international institutes in addition to materials related to nationality community work. Leadership materials discuss desired qualifications for secretaries and executives, analyze the organizational structure and relation to other YWCA departments, report on working across different languages, and provide job descriptions. In addition, there are materials concerning leadership training courses for women working with...
Dates of Materials: circa 1922-1943

Jane Dupree Richardson papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00208
Abstract

Jane Dupree Richardson is a free-lance writer, editor, translator, and editor/publisher of "Annotated Bibliography of Published Women's Diaries" in 1977 and of "Women's Diaries, a Quarterly Newsletter." The collection consist of personal and professional papers of Richardson, including diaries (original and photocopies) and financial and business material related to her "Women's Diaries Newsletter." The collection contains two boxes of diaries by socialite and traveler Katrin Vietor.

Dates of Materials: 1768 - 2010

Jane Garrett papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00497
Abstract Priest; Editor. Approximately half of collection consists of files pertaining to homosexuality and same-sex marriage, notably the struggle within the Episcopal Church to come to terms with these issues. The other half pertains to authors with whom Garrett worked in her capacity as an editor at Alfred A. Knopf, moslty noted U.S. historians. There is also a small amount of material from her work with the Standing Commission on Anglican and International Peace with Justice Concerns on AIDS in...
Dates of Materials: 1938 - 2003

Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00726
Abstract

Founded in 1985, the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion is the oldest of its kind. It publishes two issues a year which include articles from multiple disciplines and special sections on timely topics. The collection contains submitted manuscripts and evaluations, correspondence, and records of meetings, conferences, finances and other organizational papers.

Dates of Materials: 1983 - 2012

Judith Plaskow papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00565
Abstract

Author, Professor, Religious Studies, Feminist. Plaskow is a Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College in New York. Her scholarly interests focus on contemporary religious thought with a specialization in Jewish feminist theology. In addition to co-founding the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Plaskow has written and edited several significant books in the field.

Dates of Materials: 1949 - 2017

Katharine Asher Engel papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00055
Abstract

President, National Council of Jewish Women; President, New York Council of Jewish Women; Civic leader. Papers include memorabilia, minutes, news clippings, reports, speech texts, and high school yearbook. Bulk of material dates from 1941-57 and consists of notes and texts of speeches given by Engel and material related to her tenure as President of the National Council of Jewish Women.

Dates of Materials: 1916-1957

Kathleen O'Shea and Sarah Alida Conde O'Shea papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00578
Abstract Kathleen O'Shea is an author, Lesbian activist, Social reform advocate and was a Catholic nun. Her mother, Sarah Alida Conde O'Shea, grew up in a working-class Catholic family in Kansas. Kathleen's papers include documents and memorabilia from O'Shea's childhood, correspondence, photographs, a small amount of material pertaining to lesbian former nuns, writing research, and video tapes. Sarah's papers include diaries, unpublished memoirs, photographs, memorabilia and genealogical...
Dates of Materials: 1893 - 2013

Kay Gardner papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00523
Abstract Kay Louise Gardner was born on Long Island, New York. Gardner was committed to making and promoting women's music, and was a founding member of the feminist lesbian band, Lavender Jane (1972), and of Women With Wings, a sacred singing circle. She also founded and recorded works with the New England Women's Symphony, in addition to being a prolific composer and recording artist in her own right. Her papers include musical scores, vinyl phonograph discs, audiotapes, videocassettes by Gardner,...
Dates of Materials: 1941 - 2003

Laboratory Division, 1931-1940

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 111, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Laboratory Division, the group responsible for collecting association statistics, preparing and conducting studies, and preparing and disseminating printed materials. Materials contain reports of the functions and duties of the Laboratory Division, reports from Laboratory Division members, discussion of methods and purpose, overviews of studies conducted, and recommendations for upcoming work.

Dates of Materials: 1931-1940

Lesléa Newman papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00588
Abstract

Lesléa Newman is an American author and editor whose writing explores lesbian, feminist, and Jewish themes and their intersection. The collection contains materials documenting her professional career as a writer, speaker, and teacher, including drafts of writing, correspondence, speeches, and audiovisual material.

Dates of Materials: 1970 - 2022

Loraine Hutchins papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00701
Abstract Author; Bisexual rights activist; Professor, Women's Studies; Sex coach. Papers include correspondence, photographs, research subject files, published and unpublished writing by Hutchins and others, newspaper clippings, fliers, newsletters, and periodicals. The periodicals include extensive runs of radical feminist and feminist spirituality related periodicals and zines from the 1970s and bisexuality-themed periodicals of the 1990s. Other social justice movements--African American civil...
Dates of Materials: 1948-2020; Majority of material found within 1970s-1990s

Mabel Cratty papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00600
Abstract

Administrator, Teacher, YWCA executive. Papers primarily relate to her work as General Secretary of the YWCA of the U.S.A., 1906 to 1928. Types of materials include biographical materials, notebooks, "daily reminder" diaries, and a small amount of correspondence. Topics include leadership, women and finance, women and religion, and the Association concept. They provide fascinating insight into her view of her job and the role of the YWCA.

Dates of Materials: 1904-1928; Majority of material found within 1913-1928

Madeleine L'Engle papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00801
Abstract Madeleine L’Engle, was an author of children’s stories, plays, poetry, fiction, religious tracts, autobiographies, and science fiction, best known for her children’s classic A Wrinkle in Time. This collection includes her personal and professional papers, including manuscripts and drafts of her writings. The collection also includes the papers of Madeliene L'Engle's family members, including her parents and grandparets, the Barnetts and Camps, and her...
Dates of Materials: 1788 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1900 - 2007

Margaret Brackenbury Crook Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CA-MS-00051
Abstract

Professor of Religion and Biblical Literature, Minister. Collection contains biographical material, correspondence, photographs, publications, and reviews.

Dates of Materials: 1911 - 1972

Martha Ackelsberg papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00644
Abstract Martha Ackelsberg is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor Emerita of Government and Professor Emerita of the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College. Born in 1946 in New York City to Socialist Zionist parents, Ackelsberg earned a bachelors degree in social studies from Radcliffe College, and a masters and doctorate degrees in political philosophy from Princeton. While at Princeton, she explored anarchist theories of justice in Godwin, Bakunin and Kropotkin, and her dissertation focused on...
Dates of Materials: 1929 - 2015

Mary Angella Holbrook papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00498
Abstract

Teacher; Homemaker. Diaries (3 vols., 1861-65), containing observations on daily life, on teaching in South Braintree and Quincy, Massachusetts, on religion, and current events; photographs poems; clippings; and memorabilia.

Dates of Materials: 1856 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1891

Mary Daly papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00637
Abstract

Mary Daly (1928-2010) was a radical feminist philosopher, author, lecturer, and professor of religious and women's studies. This collection includes records of her personal and professional life. Of particular interest are Daly's fight with Boston College, her writing process, and her argument with Audre Lorde.

Dates of Materials: 1928 - 2021

Mary E. Hunt papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00531
Abstract Theologian; Feminist; Professor. The Papers document Mary E. Hunt's career as a feminist theologian. Included are published and unpublished writings and lectures; audiovisual materials featuring Hunt; files on conferences and events she attended, and her travels. There is some biographical information, as well as a small amount of material documenting the Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER, founded in 1983 by Hunt and her partner, Diann L. Neu) and Women Crossing Worlds,...
Dates of Materials: 1970 - 2011

Mary J. Oates papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00706
Abstract Since the early 1970s, Mary J. Oates's scholarship has focused on the study of women, especially Catholics, in American social and economic history. She is the author or editor of several books, including Higher Education for Catholic Women: An Historical Anthology (1987), ed., and The Catholic Philanthropic Tradition in America (1995). Oates has also published numerous articles in both scholarly journals and anthologies.The...
Dates of Materials: 1962-2010

Miscellaneous manuscripts collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00226
Abstract This collection documents various aspects of the daily lives and activities of both famous and unknown women from diverse backgrounds. Materials include biographical sketches, correspondence, diaries, genealogies, photographs, memoirs, memorabilia, scrapbooks, and travel journals. A few well-known figures represented in the correspondence include Susan B. Anthony, Alice Stone Blackwell, Edward Hale, Julia Ward Howe, Frances Willard, Booker T. Washington, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek. Also...
Dates of Materials: 1814 - 2005

National Board and executive committee minutes and reports, 1955 January-1957 June

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 6, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Minutes and reports of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and its executive committee. Minutes concern national business, budgets and finance, committee business, fundraising, approval of new clubs and personnel. In addition to meeting minutes materials include reports from committees, summaries of studies, lists of actions and resolutions, updates on international work, and annual reports from the General Secretary. Continuing themes include the role of religion in the YWCA of the...
Dates of Materials: 1955 January-1957 June