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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 1035

Records of the Babson-Bernays Competition, 1977-1980


Records of the Babson-Bernays Competition including correspondence, clippings, competition advertisements, and competition entries consisting of essays and letters on programs to achieve economic justice for homemakers.


  • Creation: 1977-1980

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the Babson-Bernays Competition records may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


4.38 linear feet (10+1/2 file boxes)

The records of the Babson-Bernays Competition contain correspondence, clippings, competition advertisements, and competition entries containing essays and letters on programs to achieve economic justice for homemakers.


Established in 1946 by public relations pioneers Edward L. and Doris Fleischman Bernays, the Edward L. Bernays Foundation has been concerned with social issues. In 1978 the foundation sponsored an essay competition on "A Practical Program to Achieve Economic Justice for Homemakers." The contest was co-sponsored by Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and was under the supervision of Professor Frank Genovese.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 79-M253, 81-M8, 86-M79.1

The Babson-Bernays Competition records were given to the Schlesinger Library by the Edward L. Bernays Foundation in October 1979 and by Edward L. Bernays in January 1981 and May 1986.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers of Doris Fleischman Bernays, 1914-1977 (1072--77-M211).

Processing Information

Processed: October 2021

By: Sarah DeRupo

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

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Repository Details

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