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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 403

Essay collection of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, 1952-1976

Essays written between 1952 and 1976 by Harvard or Radcliffe students on women's history.

Dates

  • 1952-1976

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in essays collected by the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America 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.

Extent

.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)

This collection consists of eight essays written between 1952 and 1976, most by Harvard or Radcliffe students, on topics in women's history. The earlier essays especially provide samples of research in an as yet undeveloped field; women's history did not begin to develop rapidly until the early 1970s. Subjects include Olympia Brown, Elizabeth G. Evans, Leonora O'Reilly, Hilda W. Smith, Fanny G. Villard, woman suffrage, women in the professions, the National Consumers' League, and the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association. Most were written using the resources of the Schlesinger Library.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 52-40, 54-42, 13, 380, 760, 70-65, 76-164

These essays were given to the Schlesinger Library from 1952 to 1976 by their authors. They were formerly cataloged as F/324.3/B87n through F/920/V71g.

Processing Information

Processed: July 1990

By: Anne Engelhart
Link to catalog
Title
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, collector. Essay collection of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, 1952-1976: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch00430

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

The preeminent research library on the history of women in the United States, the Schlesinger Library documents women's lives from the past and present for the future.

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