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Schiffer, Clara Goldberg, collector. Clara Goldberg Schiffer print collection documenting working women, 1861-1999 (inclusive), 1861-1897 (bulk): A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: Gr-11
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Clara Goldberg Schiffer
Title: Clara Goldberg Schiffer print collection documenting working women, 1861-1999 (inclusive), 1861-1897 (bulk)
Date(s): 1861-1999
Date(s): 1861-1897
Quantity: 1.38 linear feet (1 folio+ box) plus 1 folio, 1 folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: 19th century prints of women's work in the United States and abroad.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 98-M185, 2000-M108, 2002-M17
These addenda were collected by Clara Goldberg Schiffer and given to the Schlesinger Library between October 1998 and January 2002. These images are addenda to a larger collection (Gr-10) given to the library between 1988 and 1997.

Processing Information:

Processed: November 2002
By: Jane S. Knowles

TERMS OF USE:

Access. Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Harvard University makes no representation that it is the owner of the copyright in any part of this collection; permission to publish must be obtained from the owner(s) of the copyright (the author or her/his transferees, heirs, legatees, or literary executors).
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Clara Goldberg Schiffer print collection documenting working women, 1861-1999; item description, dates. Gr-11, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Clara Goldberg Schiffer print collection documenting working women, 1839-1994 (Gr-10.).

BIOGRAPHY

Clara Goldberg Schiffer (A.B. Radcliffe College, 1932 and M.A. George Washington University, 1939), health program analyst for the United States Department of Heath and Human Services, developed an interest in the history of women and work, and over the years compiled a large collection of images of women's work culled from the 19th century pictorial press.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The collection consists of electrotype and photomechanical prints, largely from the 19th century pictorial press, photographs, clippings, and pamphlets illustrating women's work in the United States and abroad. Women are depicted in the traditional occupations open to them: agriculture, factories, laundry, needlework, and school teaching. Additionally they are shown selling at U.S. Sanitary Commission fairs, cooking, nursing, studying design, and taking dictation on Edison's phonograph.
The collection is arranged in three series:
Series I, Prints of United States Subjects (#1f+-9f+), consists of illustrations of women's employment from Harper's Weekly, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, The Courier Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, Appleton's Journal of Medicine, Christian Herald and Signs of Our Times, Our Daily Fare, and The Inland Printer.
Series II, Prints of Non-United States Subjects (#10f+), consists of scenes of women workers in France and Great Britain.
Series III, Other formats (#11f-12), consists of pamphlets and photographs of women suffragists, a woman aircraft worker during World War II, and a telephone operator.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

African-American women--Pictorial works
Boston (Mass.)--Pictorial works
Charities--United States--Pictorial works
Childcare workers--Pictorial works
Dressmakers--United States--Pictorial works
Electrotypes
Factories--Pictorial works
Laundresses--Pictorial works
Louisiana--Pictorial works
Needleworkers--Pictorial works
New York (N.Y.)--Pictorial works
Nurses--Pictorial works
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Pictorial works
Photomechanical prints
Women artists--Pictorial works
Women cannery workers--Pictorial works
Women--Employment--France--Pictorial works
Women--Employment--Great Britain--Pictorial works
Women--Employment--United States--Pictorial works
Women household employees--United States--Pictorial works
Women in agriculture--Pictorial works
Women in charitable work--Pictorial works
Women in education--Pictorial works
Women teachers--Pictorial works
Working class--Great Britain--Pictorial works
Working class--United States--Pictorial works.
Berghaus, A., illustrator
Brown, J. G. (John George), 1831-1913, illustrator
Bunnell, C., illustrator
Bush, C. G. (Charles Green), 1842-1909, illustrator
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924, illustrator
Goater, Walter, illustrator
Harper, W. St. John (William St. John), 1851-1910, illustrator
Lovie, George, illustrator
Morse, E. R., illustrator
Ray, F., illustrator
Shepherd, Jessie, illustrator
Smith, Lionel, illustrator
Snyder, W. P., illustrator
Tarbell, John H., illustrator
Upham, Charles, illustrator
Waud, A. R., illustrator

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