Papers of Elizabeth Bancroft Schlesinger, 1910-1977
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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
1.46 linear feet (3+1/2 file boxes)
Elizabeth Bancroft Schlesinger had many civic interests. She served the Cambridge League of Women Voters as Chairman of the Committee on Education, because with her mid-western experience of fine public education she was particularly concerned about the low standards of public education in Cambridge. She was on the board of the American Association of University Women of Boston, served on the Cambridge Public Library Board, and was appointed by the United States Office of Education to a committee to interview teachers wishing to teach abroad. Her correspondence shows her strong opposition to racial discrimination. Active with the Radcliffe Women's Archives before it was renamed the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, she contributed papers to its informal seminars on women's history and served on its Advisory Board, Elizabeth Bancroft Schlesinger's articles on women's history were published in a number of historical periodicals. She also gave talks to a variety of forums and contributed papers to the Mothers' Study Club.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library by Elizabeth Bancroft Schlesinger between 1967 and 1976, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in May 1979, and Richard Leopold in February 1988.
- Box 1: folders 1-9
- Box 2: folders 10-27v
- Box 3: folders 28-34
- Box 4: folders 34a-37
By: Jane S. Knowles
Updated: December 2016
This collection was formerly cataloged as 1134--88-M32.
- Cambridge (Mass.)--Study and teaching
- Public schools--Massachusetts--Cambridge
- Social service--Massachusetts--Cambridge
- Women--Legal status, laws, etc.
- Women--Societies and clubs
- Schlesinger, Elizabeth Bancroft. Papers of Elizabeth Bancroft Schlesinger, 1910-1977: A Finding Aid
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- EAD ID
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