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This collection was formerly processed as RA.A/M662.
Helen Sullivan (1906-1992), historian and sociologist, was a professor of European history and the mother of Amy Mims. She was born to an Irish Catholic family in upstate New York. She graduated from Cornell University and worked for the Encyclopedia of Social Sciences where she met and married political scientist Edwin Mims. She was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship to research the history of 16th century Castile and spent 1935-1936 in Madrid and Paris. The family settled in Cambridge, Mass., where Edwin Mims taught in the government department at Harvard University. After their divorce, Helen Sullivan taught sociology at Smith College (1944-1947) and then European history at the University of Chicago. Research leave in Paris was followed by a term at Radcliffe as Visiting Research Fellow (1952) where she continued to prepare a book about 16th century European history, comparing English and Spanish political and economic history, for publication. Her work, entitled The Communal Mind and the Master Artifice, was published in Greece in 2009-2010 (ISBN: 978-960-303-172-7) and will be published as an e-book in 2013 (ISBN: 978-0927379-92-2).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These papers were given to the Radcliffe College Archives by Amy Mims in 2007 and 2011.
By: Amanda Schmidt
Updated: September 2011
By: Anne Engelhart
- Mims, Amy. Papers of Amy Mims, 1954-2010: A Finding Aid
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