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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 69 Collections and/or Records:

Adrienne Germain papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00778
Abstract

The Adrienne Germain papers contain the working papers of Adrienne Germain, a champion for women's health and human rights in low-income countries, including essays, research materials, and correspondence related to her work with the Ford Foundation and the International Women's Health Coalition.

Dates of Materials: 1964 - 2016

Alice O. Howell papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00660
Abstract

Teacher; Author; Astrologer. Collection includes personal papers and materials pertaining to Howell's career as an astrologer and teacher and practitioner of Jungian cosmology/psychology: a lengthy oral history; teaching materials; diaries; writings; correspondence; publicity materials; subject files; and memorabilia.

Dates of Materials: 1930 - 2011

Andrea Ayvazian papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00760
Abstract

Professional and personal papers, including correspondence, business records, sermons, writings, both published and unpublished, and teaching/workshop materials, especially strong in anti-racism material, of Andrea Ayvazian, labor and delivery nurse, mountaineering guide, anti-racism consultant, a teacher, a folk singer and published poet, a college dean of religous life, and a pastor.

Dates of Materials: 1960 - 2015

Annetta Thompson Mills papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00455
Abstract

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.

Dates of Materials: 1857 - 1993

Annis Pratt papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00491
Abstract

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Pratt Papers contain diaries; writings; class notes from Smith College and the University of Wisconsin; published and unpublished poetry; correspondence; records of the Women's Caucus of Modern Languages; and materials pertaining to Pratt's participation in the Smith Centennial Project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.

Dates of Materials: 1954 - 2005

Anniversaries, 1916

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 18, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the preparation for and celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of young women's Christian associations in the United States. Materials concern preparation for the Jubilee celebration, history of YWCA work and associations, and how members can become involved in the celebrations.

Dates of Materials: 1916

Arise for Social Justice records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00458
Abstract Grassroots advocacy, low-income rights and social justice organization based in Springfield, Mass. The Records provide a detailed record of the activities, decision-making processes, and political foundation of the organization and its work in coalition with regional, state, national, and international groups. Major topics found in the records include criminal justice, economic justice, HIV/AIDS prevention, homelessness, housing, poverty, social justice, and welfare rights. In addition there...
Dates of Materials: 1916 - 2015

Arts, 1920-1950

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 18, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with music and arts in their associations. Music materials include a copy of the "Songbook of the Y.W.C.A.," guidance for running a successful music program, suggested music programming, bibliographies and the diary and field reports of Elizabeth Lawson. Lawson's field work involved traveling to local associations and evaluating and advising their music program. Miscellaneous art materials concern work with arts programs in general in local...
Dates of Materials: 1920-1950

Batya Bauman papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00541
Abstract Batya Bauman is an animal welfare advocate; ecofeminist; feminist; lesbian activist; editor and writer. Her papers consist of biographical information and documents pertaining to Bauman's early life, her feminist lecture businesses, and activism in the realms of lesbian feminism, Jewish feminism, and animal rights. Materials include writings, correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, memoranda, articles, photographs, newsletters, personal calendars, and memorabilia. There are also clippings,...
Dates of Materials: 1947 - 2006

Bel Kaufman papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00522
Abstract 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 of Materials: 1911 - 2012

Caroline Dwight Bain papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00762
Abstract

This collection consists of the personal papers of archival consultant and loyal Smith College alumna Caroline Dwight Bain (1928-2015). Of special note are the letters Bain wrote to her parents while she was working for the Civil Aeronautics Board in Washington, DC, 1944-1945.

Dates of Materials: 1926 - 2015

Catharine Kerlin Wilder papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00709
Abstract Peace activist; teacher. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, childhood memorabilia, drafts of memoirs, and essays written by Wilder. Especially well documented are her years in Geneva (1929-1934) when she worked at the League of Nations as well as papers of Wilder's friend Hope Sewell French during her years (1930s) working for the League of Nations in Geneva, including correspondence, photographs, scrapbook, and articles, written by French and others. Also of...
Dates of Materials: 1813-2000

Charity Cannon Willard papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00558
Abstract

Papers of Charity Cannon Willard, biographer of early French feminist and author Christine de Pizan (1363-1440). Included are writings by Charity Cannon Willard and others about Christine de Pizan and microfilmed manuscripts and other source materials collected by Willard.

Dates of Materials: 1891 - 2006

Conventions, nineteenth, 1951-1952

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], 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...
Dates of Materials: 1951-1952

Conventions, twentieth, 1955

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 310183630155991], Reel: 40, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning special interest group meetings at the Twentieth National Convention of the Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. In response to the changing political, social and economic conditions faced by women, the assemblies and group meetings discuss the changing role of women and what it means to be in the workplace, at home, and in society. The National Employed Women's Assembly (N.E.W.) is a combination of all employed women, young adults, and...
Dates of Materials: 1955

Ellen Shumsky papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00493
Scope and Contents

Writings about lesbian and feminist issues by Shumsky and others; fliers; minutes of meetings of Radical Lesbians (NYC); other printed materials; photographs (photocopies); and 7 issues of the newspaper, Come Out. The photographs are identified and provide excellent documentation of women together - working, relaxing, marching, etc., and the written and printed materials offer a very good record of aspects of radical gay and lesbian political activism.

Dates of Materials: 1969-1972

Essay on Michael Angelo as a Sculptor, 1884-03-11

 Item — Box 1409: [Barcode: 310183630220167], Folder: 39
Scope and Contents

A 5,000 word essay about Michael Angelo as a sculptor.

Dates of Materials: 1884-03-11

Evelyn Boyd Granville papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00747
Abstract

The collection contains the personal papers of Evelyn Boyd Granville, mathematician, computer scientist, and educator.

Dates of Materials: 1936-2010

Felice Yeskel papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00695
Abstract

Activist; Educator. The papers of an activist who fought for peace, gay rights and an end to classism. include correspondence, research, lecture notes, published work, program files, organizational records, newspaper and magazine articles, email, photographs, films, and computer files. Especially well-documented is Yeskel's work to end homophobia and classism.

Dates of Materials: 1950 - 2010

Global Campaign for Microbicides records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00668
Abstract The Washington-based Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM), which engaged over 300 organizations worldwide from its founding in 1998 to the present, focused on encouraging the development of HIV/AIDS prevention methods that women could use autonomously, with no active partner participation. The collection contains a wide range of materials from published scientific research to documentation of the GCM's lobbying efforts in Washington, as well as personal correspondence and handwritten...
Dates of Materials: 1990-2011

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

High school graduation essay, 1879

 Item — Box 1409: [Barcode: 310183630220167], Folder: 39
Scope and Contents

Elizabeth Crocker Lawrence's essay about superstition, which she read at her high school graduation.

Dates of Materials: 1879

Howard Parad papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00473
Abstract

Howard Parad is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and served as Dean of the Smith College School for Social Work from 1956 to 1971. The collection contains materials pertaining to Parad's career as a practioner and teacher of clinical social work, including correspondence, syllabi, lecture notes and speeches, essays drafts and published articles, research data, and subject files.

Dates of Materials: 1989 - 2002

International institutes, 1933-1944

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 101, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the National Institute of Immigrant Welfare (NIIW) including awards, bulletins, by-laws, first convention, second convention, development, meetings of Board of Directors, liaison committee, study on three generations, YWCA relationships, and miscellaneous. Awards materials are comprised of award ceremony programs and introductory remarks. Bulletins are national communications sent out to update YWCA institutes on national initiatives, efforts to change policy and law,...
Dates of Materials: 1933-1944

Interracial, 1915-1947

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 107, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with and for African Americans women and girls. Conference materials provide an overview of the work being done regarding social justice, civil rights, and YWCA work with African American women and girls. The materials regarding the Commission on Interracial Cooperation and the National Interracial Conference concern cooperation with national movements. Following these materials are documents concerning the death of Juliette Derricotte and another...
Dates of Materials: 1915-1947

Interracial, circa 1920-1949

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 109, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents

Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. work with African American women and girls. Materials include demographic data, discussion and conference notes, descriptions of racism and discrimination in the United States, overviews of YWCA of the U.S.A. work with African American girls and women and more.

Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1949

Interracial, circa 1892-1947

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 107, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A. Industrial Department program and administration covering the southern industrial situation, secretary job analysis and staff meetings. Southern situation materials concern conditions faced by Southern industrial workers, particularly those in the textile industry. Included in these documents are reports on working conditions, discussion of progress made and methods used, an address by Sherwood Anderson at an industrial institute, correspondence...
Dates of Materials: circa 1892-1947

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

Jeanne L. Noble papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00488
Abstract Professor, Author. Papers consist primarily of materials related to Noble's involvement in the National Council of Negro Women (specifically the Dorothy I. Height Leadership Institute) in the late 1990s, and the Delta Sigma Theta sorority in the 1980s and 1990s. In addition, there are some materials documenting Noble's work on several governmental commissions and committees in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as various community organizations. Also included are essays and speeches by Noble and...
Dates of Materials: 1955 - 2002

Joann Aalfs papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00479
Abstract The Joann Aalfs papers document the New Bedford Women's Center (founded circa 1969), of which Aalfs was a member. She kept complete and highly detailed records that provide excellent documentation of the beginnings of this grassroots women's organization, the personal and political dimensions of the problems its members sought to address and remedy, as well as the economic, social and cultural context in which it existed. Much of the correspondence is family-related, over multiple...
Dates of Materials: 1902-2014