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COLLECTION Identifier: Vt-32

Videotape collection of Georgiana Farr Sibley, 1971


Videotaped interviews of Georgiana Farr Sibley, church woman and civil rights activist.


  • 1971

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the Georgiana Farr Sibley Videotape collection is held by the Rochester Museum & Science Center.

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


2 videotapes

The following are compilations of interviews with Georgiana Farr Sibley, in which she discusses her childhood, marriage, church activities, travels, family, and meetings with national leaders.. Reel descriptions were taken verbatim from list on tape label.


Georgiana Farr Sibley, church woman and civil rights activist, was board member of the national Young Women's Christian Association and president of the United Council of Church Women. As a lay preacher, she preached against racial prejudice. She held 13 honorary doctorates and was chosen as "American Mother of 1945."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 87-M189

These videotapes were given to the Schlesinger Library in November 1987 by Georgiana Farr Sibley's children: Jane Auchincloss, Anne Cannon, Georgiana Hardy, Harper Sibley, and Hiram Sibley.

Processing Information

Processed: March 1995

By: Katherine Herrlich

Sibley, Georgiana Farr, 1887-1980. Videotape collection of Georgiana Farr Sibley, 1971: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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