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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) plus 1 photograph folder)
Material arrived at the Library in 5 titled binders and a number of folders. The binders were disassembled and their contents placed in folders. Coleman's original titles have been maintained; titles in brackets were created by the archivist. Dates on the binders (Coleman called each a "Volume") and folders of loose manuscript pages reflect the years Coleman writes about. In some cases original documents from those years are included among the memoir pages. Pages from Ronald Coleman's diary from a scuba trip are in folder #1.2, for example. The majority of the writing was done between 1981 and 1986. Another folder contains legal papers from the Coleman divorce.
Coleman's letters and clippings files from the 1980s include letters to and from her daughters, mother, and friends. The collection is arranged with Coleman's memoir binders first, followed by additional loose memoir pages. Other folders of documents and letters follow in an alphabetical arrangement.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Jill Coleman were given to the Schlesinger Library by Jill Coleman in October 2000 and January 2015.
By: Jenny Gotwals.
The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit. Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeanette Ward Fund.
- EAD ID
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