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COLLECTION Identifier: A/A593

Essay by Shirley S. Angrist, 1976


Essay on women and voluntarism written by writer and educator Shirley S. Angrist.


  • Creation: 1976


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the essay created by Shirley S. Angrist as well as copyright in other papers in the collection 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.


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Collection consists of a typescript copy of Shirley S. Angrist's essay, "Women's Voluntarism: Issues and Needed Research." Essay was originally written for the "Conference on Changing Commitments of Education Women" held at Radcliffe College in 1976. Front cover has handwritten note from Angrist.


Shirley Sarah Bloomstone Angrist was born on December 15, 1933, to William Bloomstone and Pessl (Zlatis) Bloomstone in Montréal, Quebec. Shirley S. Angrist graduated from McGill University (B.A. 1954, M.A. 1955) and The Ohio State University (Ph.D. 1960). She married Stanley Wolff Angrist on February 6, 1955; they had three children. Shirley S. Angrist was an Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Urban and Public Affairs at Carnegie Mellon University. Shirley S. Angrist worked for PPG Industries, Inc. (formerly the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company) from 1978 to 1992. Shirley S. Angrist and husband Stanley Wolff Angrist live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 85-M229

The essay by Shirley S. Angrist was transferred from the Schlesinger Library Book Division in 1985.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Carnegie Mellon University Archives; see Shirley Angrist Papers, 1963-1985 ( 2018-0039).

Processing Information

Processed: April 1988

By: Susan von Salis

Updated and additional description added: January 2022

By: Cat Lea Holbrook

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.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Processing of this collection was made possible by gifts from the Zetlin Sisters Fund, the Jane Rainie Opel ’50 Fund, and the Gerard Schlesinger Library Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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