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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Collections documenting the experiences of teachers, elementary and secondary students, and activists in education.

Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:

Evelyn Boyd Granville papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00747
Overview The collection contains the personal papers of Evelyn Boyd Granville, mathematician, computer scientist, and educator.
Dates of Materials: 1936-2010

Headmistresses Association of the East records

Identifier: SSC-MS-00369
Overview Professional organization. The purpose of this organization was to provide an opportunity for the furtherance of mutual acquaintance among heads of secondary or elementary schools for the exchange of ideas and advancement of standards. The collection provides insight into the educational and social philosophy of private education in America. Materials include correspondence, proceedings, membership applications, memoranda, and reports.
Dates of Materials: 1910 - 1990

Jane Sommer papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00148
Overview Teacher and Peace Corps volunteer. The Sommer Papers consist primarily of letters to her family written during her service for the Peace Corps as a teacher in the Philippines. The letters also document her training in Hawaii and at Northern Illinois University. Included are reports to the Peace Corps, correspondence to and from others about her work, and itineraries of her travels in Asia during and after her Peace Corps duty.
Dates of Materials: 1964-66

Margaret Wooster Curti papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00038
Overview Professor and psychologist. Creator of a successful pre-school program at the Peoples' Institute in Northampton, Massachusetts, which evolved into a laboratory for Smith College's child psychology classes. Papers also depict family life in Nebraska and Northampton. Materials include correspondence, research, writings, photographs, scrapbooks, and artwork.
Dates of Materials: 1898-1963

Marjorie Adams papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630046513]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00219
Overview Teacher, high school French; Traveler. Fifteen line-a-day diaries, 1919-89. Among the entries are discussions of student life at Smith College in the 1920s.
Dates of Materials: 1919-1989

Mary Angella Holbrook papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00498
Overview 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

Morrow family papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00108
Overview Author; Philanthropist; President, Smith College. Collection consists primarily of the papers of Elizabeth Cutter Morrow, although her husband Dwight W. Morrow, and daughters Elisabeth Reeve Morrow (Morgan); Anne Spencer Morrow (Lindbergh); and Constance Cutter Morrow (Morgan), and extended family members are also represented. The papers include personal and professional papers and material pertaining to Smith College. Correspondence is extensive. Of interest are documents describing Elizabeth...
Dates of Materials: 1839-1966; Majority of material found within 1873-1955

New Jersey Project records

Identifier: SSC-MS-00548
Overview Feminist advocacy and educational program. Collection is a rich source of information about issues of race, class, and gender in higher education, in New Jersey specifically, and the efforts of that State to address them among its college and university students and faculty. Types of materials include administrative files, publications, correspondence and emails, reports, writings, books, photographs, conference packets, audiocassettes, DVDs, videocassettes, grant applications, financial...
Dates of Materials: 1969 - 2006

Overcoming barriers in education : an interview conducted by Gabrielle Morris in 1984 and 1985.

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630386653]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00420
Overview Oral history interview (transcript) with teacher and administrator Ida Louise Jackson speaking of her background, family and early education as an african american in Mississippi and Louisiana; her experiences as an undergraduate at the University of California; founding of Alpha Kappa Alpha, in 1921 - the first sorority for black women in the western United States; and her teaching experiences in Oakland, CA.
Dates of Materials: 1984-1985

Peabody family papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00118
Overview Primarily correspondence, mostly to Maria Chase, a friend and neighbor of the three Peabody sisters, although a few are to Rebecca Chase Kinsman. The collection also includes several journals in which the letters have been published.
Dates of Materials: 1820-1853

Pearce family papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00119
Overview The papers represent the extended Pearce/Brown family involved in education in rural United States and missionary and education work at the Sidon Female Seminary in Syria and elswhere in the Middle East, circa 1880s-1930s. Also represented are Eleanor I. Burns, founder of the American College for Girls in Istanbul; Mary Mills Patrick, founder of Constantinople Women's College; and Alice Lloyd, founder of Caney Junior College in Kentucky.
Dates of Materials: 1880-1962

Phyllis Rosser papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00297
Overview Journalist; Sculptor; Futurist. Papers include writings, notes, and printed material on education, sex-bias in testing, feminist women and a variety of topics, mostly from the early 1980s. Also included are several Smith College class of 1956 25th Reunion (1981) photographs.
Dates of Materials: 1976-2009 (ongoing)

Public affairs, 1936-1949

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 125, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Issues of the "Public Affairs New Service," the bulletin of the public affairs department of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The public affairs program of the YWCA of the U.S.A. disseminates information on topics of national importance often involving social-economic issues, legal and legislative concerns, racism, civil rights, federal services, national and global politics, the role of Christianity in social action and the role of women. The bulletin provides information on highlighted issues in...
Dates of Materials: 1936-1949

Ruth Tuthill Green papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00069
Overview Teacher; Traveler; Military spouse. Papers include letters to family while working at Caney Creek Community Center, Pippa Passes, KY (1919); from Puerto Rico; and Hawaii (1940-42) with descriptions of the impact of the Pearl Harbor attack. Also photographs of Puerto Rico (1919-20), and travel diaries of her mother, Carrie Taylor Tuthill, Europe (1892 and 1913). 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.
Dates of Materials: 1892-1967

Teresina R. Havens papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00211
Overview Professor of comparative religion; Founder, spiritual retreat Temenos, Shutesbury, MA. Included in the collection are scrapbooks from Japan and the coal mining town of Bradley, Ohio. Correspondence with family members provides insight into her personal and spiritual development. Havens' papers include dairies; Smith College student papers; published articles; teaching materials; and the papers of her mother, Teresina Peck Rowell.
Dates of Materials: 1891-1994

The Population and Development Program (PopDev) records

Identifier: SSC-MS-00817
Overview The Population and Development Program (PopDev) operated from Hampshire College, Amherst, MA from 1986 to 2020. PopDev produced multiple in-house publications and reports, hosted events and meetings that highlighted international scholars and activists, published popular commentary that spoke out against population control in the media, and collaborated closely with other feminist activists and groups. The Population and Development Program records document PopDev's administrative history,...
Dates of Materials: 1980 - 2013

Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund records

Identifier: SSC-MS-00354
Overview International organization. Records of officers, Board of Trustees and directors, and annual meetings make up approximately half of the collection. Correspondence and memoranda are extensive. The other half consists of files of various committees, including the Project Grants Committee, whose members screen grant applications and semi-annually recommend the most promising ones to the Board of Trustees and directors for funding. Records of the Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF)...
Dates of Materials: 1969 - 2012

Willarena Lamar Williams papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00465
Overview Teacher, science; Principal. The papers consist of photographs, biographical material, correspondence pertaining to Williams' tenure as principal of Augustus R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering High School, a scrapbook covering Williams' life from elementary school through high school, a college journal (i.e. reflective essays on various topics), and drafts of speeches.
Dates of Materials: 1941-2001; Majority of material found within 1941-2001