Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Collections documenting the experiences of teachers, elementary and secondary students, and activists in education.
Found in 47 Collections and/or Records:
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Overview Missionary; Teacher. Collection consists primarily of materials about the life of Annetta Thompson Mills and the history of the Yantai (Chefoo) School for the Deaf in Yantai, China. NOTE: There is no container list online for this finding aid. You may contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you want one sent to you.
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....
Overview Author; Poet; Political activist; Professor, English. The Annis Pratt Papers contain diaries; writings; class notes from Smith College and the University of Wisconsin; published and unpublished poetry; correspondence; records of the Women's Caucus of Modern Languages; and materials pertaining to Pratt's participation in the Smith Centennial Project and to her involvement in the her 35th Smith reunion.
Overview The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women records contain administrative records related to women's collegiate athletics in the 1970s and 1980s, including records of anti-trust litigation with the NCAA and AIAW's advocacy for parity in women's sports. The records also include materials pertaining to AIAW's management of high school and collegiate women's sports, including coaches' handbooks, brochures, and event programs.
Dates: 1962 - 2009
Overview The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is a professional society whose mission is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity for and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences. This collection includes materials relating to the Association's founding and management, as well as newsletters, grant and travel grant records, publications, and information on prizes, contests,...
Overview Author; Teacher; Lyricist. Papers consist of files pertaining to Kaufman's activities as a high school teacher, author, lecturer and public speaker; to her travels in Russia, where there has been an abiding interest in her grandfather, the author Sholom Alacheim; and to translations of her books into the Russian language. Materials relating to her written works include manuscripts, correspondence, contracts, and notes on Kaufman's published books Up the Down...
Dates: 1911 - 2010
Overview Social worker and professor. Reynolds' professional career is well documented, including her years as associate director of the Smith College School for Social Work; as case supervisor at National Maritime Union; and as a teacher of social work. She also published numerous texts on the practice of social work. Material includes correspondence, published and unpublished writings, lectures, oral histories, and memorabilia.
Dates: 1907-1994; Majority of material found within 1925-1979
Overview The Blake Family Papers contain material relating to Lillie Devereaux Blake and her daughter Katherine Devereaux Blake. Lillie Blake was a suffragist, writer, and women's rights advocate. Katherine Blake was a pacifist, suffragist, ERA activist, teacher, and a leader in the National Education Association. Materials include biographical and printed material, writings, and a scrapbook. The collection also contains correspondence with Mathilda Joslyn Gage, Isabel Howland, John Dewey, Anita...
Dates: 1872-1958; undated
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: 1933 - 2006
Overview The Bulkley-Shelland Family papers primarily includes material relating to Annie Dorothy Trickey, James Shelland, and Julia Ellen Bulkley. The collection contains family history, correspondence, photographs, lectures, travel diaries, and Julia Bulkley's high school scrapbook.
Overview Professor of social work. Germain taught graduate courses that focused on the ecological approach to social work theory and practice. Her subject files are voluminous and contain material on a wide range of topics relevant to the teaching and practice of social work. Material includes biographical information, writings, correspondence, and audio tapes of Germain teaching Ego Psychology. Correspondents include Ann Hartman, Joan Laird, Alex Gitterman, and Anita...
Dates: 1922 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1995
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview Farmer; Teacher; Poet; Suffragist. Papers document an unconventional life, from suffrage campaigns of her youth to the artistic output of her later years. Materials related to Maynard's art and her career as a farmer and educator showcase an unusual set of interests and talents. Maynard retained clippings and correspondence from her difficult tenure at a South Carolina reform school. Papers from the Massachusetts Refomatory for Women feature writing assignments completed by inmates. Creative...
Dates: 1905-2002; Majority of material found in 1910s-50s
Overview Carolyn Gold Heilbrun was born 13 January, 1926. She was Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University from 1960-1992, specializing in British Modernism, and published more than a dozen mystery novels under the pseudonym Amanda Cross, plus nine scholarly books. Her papers include personal correspondence and professional papers, including writings (published and unpublished), research files, teaching material, speeches and professional activities. The collection also...
Dates: 1945 - 2003
Overview Missionary. President, Kobe College. Papers include correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, clippings, awards and citations, and writings. Personal and professional correspondence includes letters from friends and colleagues in Japan, mostly relating to her work at Kobe College.
Dates: 1903 - 2007
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview Teacher. Forty-four volumes of diaries (1886-1890, 1916-1956) containing brief entries (for the most part) beginning at age 14 in Little Compton, Rhode Island circa 1880s through her career as a public high school teacher in Andover and Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Overview Oral history interviews with individuals who made "unrivaled contributions to Indian parental and community control of Indian education." The collection includes audio recordings, partial transcripts, related correspondence and published documents. A large percentage of the interviews are with women and many who were involved in the Indian rights movement, including Rebecca Adamson, the first field coordinator for the coalition.
Dates: 1967- 2009
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 36, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Due to government restrictions on conventions and other effects of World War II, the Seventeenth National Convention is cancelled in 1945. In lieu of having a convention, the National Board and committees compile the work that went into preparing for the convention into printed materials and a workbook for local associations to meet and discuss the topics provided and report back. The results are then analyzed and compiled into a report and the charter for the years 1945-1948 is developed. The...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 38, microdex: 9
Scope and Contents Documents concerning group meetings at the Eighteenth National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Small discussion sessions are available to delegates in attendance in order to have more personal interactions surrounding some topics. Preparatory materials and discussion guides for the groups concern the national emphasis, finance, and public affairs programs. In addition to the discussion groups, the Eighteenth Convention hosts group meetings for...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 39, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the National Employed Women's Coordinating Assembly, Business and Professional Assembly, and Industrial Assembly at the Nineteenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Implemented at the previous convention, the National Employed Women's Coordinating Assembly unites all employed women under common cause and emphases. The Industrial Assembly and Business and Professional Assembly continue to meet independently to...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 36, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Stenotype proceedings of the Seventeenth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. As the first national convention since 1940 and since the end of World War II, the discussion and debate of the convention sessions look at work that was done during the war years and look ahead to what the post war world and nation will bring. Throughout these discussions the role of the organization and Christian women is examined. Special addresses by...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 37, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the Student Assembly of the Seventeenth National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Similar to the business and professional, and industrial associations, student associations are faced with new challenges as men return from World War II. Returning soldiers are returning to school and are given priority over women college students. In addition to opportunity for women and the changing economic, social, and political...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 39, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents National Board report to the Twentieth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. Prior to the convention the National Board prepares a report summarizing and assessing the work done over the previous three years since the last convention. YWCA of the U.S.A. activities continue to have a strong emphasis on international cooperation and work towards human rights and equality. A special project continuing at the convention is the centennial...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 41, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Minutes, reports, and correspondence from the Convention Committee of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and miscellaneous documents concerning the Twenty-first National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The Convention Committee is formed following the previous convention and is responsible for planning and making assessments of convention arrangements, facilities, organization, and programing. The committee discusses shortening the convention period...
File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel: 42, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Stenotype proceedings of the Twenty-second National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The detailed proceedings follow the general convention sessions from opening remarks to final adjournment. The addresses, remarks, and discussions concern the role of the YWCA of the U.S.A. and the women's movement in the sixties. Responding to social and demographic changes, new technologies, world politics and space exploration, the women discuss their...
Dates: 1961 May
Overview Composer and co-founder of music schools. Musical scores and recordings make up a large portion of the collection. Dushkin's diaries, kept from age 15 to 84, are highly detailed and personal and reflect a dual life as professional composer and family caretaker. Winnetka and Kinhaven music schools are documented by correspondence, writings, and photographs. Correspondents include Jessie Lloyd O'Connor, Caroline Bedell Thomas, and musician Nadia Boulanger.
Overview The Education Collection includes bibliographies, reports, papers, articles, biographies, textbooks, teaching materials, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, conference programs, proposals, scholarly papers, course syllabi and correspondence pertaining to women's education.
Dates: 1828 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1970s
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview Teacher of the blind and Music teacher. The papers consist of a small amount of correspondence and addresses relating to her work at the Perkins School for the Blind; course outlines, examples of braille music, concert programs, and workshop material document her role in developing music curriculum at Perkins. Also included are publications of the International Conference of Educators of Blind Youth and the American Association of Instructors of the Blind.
Overview Ellen Richards was a chemist and professor. She taught analysis of water, sewage, and air, and devised the first water purity tests. Involved in home economics movement, Richards introduced ideas of nutritious lunches in schools and systematic domestic science instruction. Materials include photographs, correspondence, notes and writings.
Dates: 1882 - 1974
Overview Missionary teacher. Papers consist of correspondence from Ethel Smith Newman while serving as a missionary in China to her family, 1915 to 1925, as well as a published volume of the transcribed letters. Photographs are attached to some letters.
Dates: 1915-2005; Majority of material found within 1915-25