Papers of Ann Scott, 1932?-1976
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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
3 linear feet ((3 cartons) plus 5 folio folders, 2 folio+ folders, 1 supersize folder, 6 audiotapes, 1 videotape)
Series II, NOW and other organizations (#56-93), documents Scott's participation through correspondence, reports, etc., especially concerning sex discrimination at colleges and universities, 1969-1974; photographs; speeches and articles by her, including a videotape and audiotapes of interviews; and the typescript and published versions of "The Half-Eaten Apple," 1970. There is only one folder of papers, etc., documenting her involvement with the American Association for Higher Education, Common Cause, etc.
Series III, Writings (#94-120), includes papers by Scott, most from graduate school; a portion of her dissertation; published poems; drafts of poems and prose; diary excerpts intended for use in a novel; a film script; and audiotapes of poetry readings, one including Scott, Stanley Kunitz, and Carolyn Kizer.
From 1965 to 1972 Scott taught English literature and composition at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her poems were published in Choice, Sage, Modern Poetry Studies, and other magazines. In 1965 she married Thomas J. Scott, later dean of the graduate division of the Maryland Institute College of Art.
One of the founders of the Buffalo chapter of the National Organization for Women (1969), Scott was elected to NOW's national board at its first national convention, held in Chicago in 1970. In 1971 she became vice-president for legislation and was responsible for much of the lobbying aimed at ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. She was the author of "The Half-Eaten Apple," a 1970 report on sex discrimination at the University of Buffalo and at universities in general; "Business and Industry Discrimination Kit" (1971, with Lucy Komisar), and "And Justice for All," a pamphlet criticizing the lack of enforcement of federal antidiscrimination laws. Beginning in 1972 she devoted herself to NOW and to Common Cause, serving on both boards of directors, and to the American Association for Higher Education, where she was associate director. Scott died of cancer in Baltimore, Maryland, on February 17, 1975.
- I. Personal
- II. NOW and other organizations
- III. Writings
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These papers of Ann (London) Scott were given to the Schlesinger Library in August and September 1991 and January 1993 by her widower, Thomas J. Scott.
- Carton 1: 6-20, 24-46
- Carton 2: 47-51, 54-65, 67-68, 70-73, 79-84
- Carton 3: 85-93, 94-104, 107-114, 116-120
By: Anne Engelhart
- Cancer--Patients--United States
- College teachers
- College teachers--United States
- Divorce--United States
- Equal rights amendments--United States
- Fathers and daughters--United States
- Feminists--United States
- Love-letters--United States
- Marriage--United States
- Poets--United States
- Sex discrimination against women--United States
- Sex discrimination in higher education--United States
- Women's rights--United States
- Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States
- Scott, Ann, 1929-1975. Papers of Ann Scott, 1932?-1976: A Finding Aid
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