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COLLECTION Identifier: A-53

Papers of Mary N. Winslow, 1923-1951


Correspondence, notes, manuscripts, etc., of Mary N. (Mary Nelson) Winslow, social worker.


  • 1923-1951

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Mary N. Winslow 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.


.83 linear feet ((2 file boxes) plus 1 folio folder)

Speeches and articles on employment of married women, Inter-American Commission of Women, and political speeches. Two drafts of Woman at Work, autobiography of Mary Anderson, as told to Mary Winslow and correspondence re its publication. Also reports of International Labor Organization Conference of American States, Havana, 1939.

Folder numbers were altered in April 2007.


Social worker (New York School of Social Work), May N. Winslow worked for the Women's Bureau of the United States Department of Labor for ten years beginning during World War I, writing studies on women in industry and the effects of labor legislation on women's employment. She was then an officer of the National Women's Trade Union League, and United States representative on the Inter-American Commission on Women (1939-1944), also serving as adviser on women’s organizations to Nelson A. Rockefeller, Co-ordinator of Inter-American Affairs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 52-59, 56-23, 56-55

Gift of Miss Harriet Winslow, 3051 Q St., Washington, D.C. Received November 10, 1952, January 1956, March 1956.


The following items have been removed from the collection and deposited in the Schlesinger Library book collection:

  1. United States of State American Delegations to International Conferences, Congresses and Expositions... for the Year Ending June 30, 1939. (page 127 gives data re Inter-American Commission of Women, Mary N. Winslow, United States Representative)
  2. United States Women's Bureau. Major legal distinctions between sexes by states; condensed from the Legal Status of Women in the United States 1938. Mimeograph, April 1940. (This condensation done by Mary N. Winslow.)
  3. Inter-American Commission of Women. Report to the Eighth International Conference of American States on the Political Rights and Civil Rights of Women. Lima, December 1938. (Doris Stevens, United States Delegate, was replaced in 1939 by Mary N. Winslow, appointed by President Roosevelt.)


  1. Box 1: 1-4g
  2. Box 2: 4h-4i; published material folders 1-2d
Winslow, Mary N. (Mary Nelson). Papers of Mary N. Winslow, 1923-1951: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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