Tobias, Sheila. Papers of Sheila Tobias, 1947-2005: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Processing of this collection was made possible by a gift from the Edward, Frances
and Shirley B. Daniels Fund.
Call No.: MC 527
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Title: Papers of Sheila Tobias, 1947-2005
Quantity: 6.26 linear feet (15 file boxes) plus 1 folio folder, 2 folio+ folders, 2 oversize
folders, 2 photograph folders, 2 audiotapes, 10
videotapes, and electronic records)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Papers of Sheila Tobias, feminist, lecturer and writer on math and science education,
especially anxiety in learning as it relates to male and female students.
Accession numbers: 84-M144, 88-M195, 93-M51, 95-M32, 96-M184, 97-M121, 97-M126, 98-M1, 2000-M11, 2001-M97,
2002-M42, 2002-M132, 2003-M111, 2004-M2, 2005-M62, 2005-M81
These papers were given to the Schlesinger Library by Sheila Tobias between August 1984 and June 2005.
Processed: July 2005
By: Susan Earle
Access. Unrestricted, except that personal material in #1.16 is closed until January
1, 2015, in #1.19 until January 1, 2048 and January 1, 2052; in #2.3 until January
1, 2058; in #6.2 until January 1, 2053, and in #7.3 until January 1, 2081 and January
1, 2083. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.
Copyright. Copyright in the papers of Sheila Tobias is held by the President and Fellows
of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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.
Sheila Tobias Papers, 1947-2005; item description, dates. MC 527, folder #. Schlesinger
Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Donor: Sheila Tobias
Accession Numbers: 95-M32, 96-M184
Processed by: Susan Earle
The following items have been removed from the collection:
- Tobias, Sheila. Overcoming Math
Anxiety. New York: W.W. Norton, 1994. Transferred to Schlesinger
Library book collection.
- Tobias, Sheila. They're Not Dumb, They're Different: Stalking the Second
Tier. Tucson, Arizona: Research Corporation, 1990. (An occasional paper
on neglected problems in science education.) Two copies transferred to
Schlesinger Library book collection.
- Tobias, Sheila.
Revitalizing Undergraduate Science: Why Some Things Work
and Most Don't. Tucson, Arizona: Research Corporation, 1992. (An
occasional paper on neglected problems in science education.) Two copies
transferred to Schlesinger Library book collection.
- Tobias, Sheila,
et al. Rethinking Science as a Career: Perceptions and
Realities in the Physical Sciences. Tucson, Arizona: Research
Corporation, 1995. (An occasional paper on neglected problems in science
education.) Transferred to Schlesinger Library book
Sheila Tobias was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 26, 1935. She received a B.A.
in history and literature from Radcliffe College in 1957, and an M.A. and M. Phil.
in history from Columbia University in 1961 and 1974, respectively. (She has also
received a number of honorary degrees.) After working as a journalist and publicist
in West Germany, and as a television journalist in the United States and Great Britain,
Tobias began working in academia, first as a lecturer at the City College of New York.
From 1967 to 1970 she served as assistant to Cornell University's Vice President for
Academic Affairs and in 1969 organized a feminist conference at Cornell; this conference
raised questions concerning the exclusion of material on women from traditional academic
programming and led to the development of Cornell's Female Studies (later Women's
In 1970 she became associate provost atWesleyan University, with responsibilities
for academic policy, affirmative action, and women's studies. During this time, she
became aware of students' fears of mathematics, and began her work on math anxiety,
arguing that math avoidance results from lack of confidence rather than lack of ability.
She also co-founded a "math clinic" to help students overcome their anxiety; additional
clinics were developed at other universities. In 1978 she wrote Overcoming Math Anxiety, in which she addressed gendered attitudes towards math, such as the belief that
boys are more skilled at math than girls, and offered techniques for understanding
and enjoying math. Other books built on this, as Tobias studied the ways in which
math and science are taught and learned, and why the subjects are feared and avoided.
In 1994 a new edition of Overcoming Math Anxiety was published, updated to include research showing the lack of actual knowledge of
sex differences in brain organization and function.
Since 1978, she has worked as an educational consultant, serving as project director
on math anxiety-related projects for the Institute for the Study of Anxiety in Learning,
and engaging in a research and writing assignment for the Research Corporation. This
project resulted in three books aimed at advancing education and research in the physical
sciences: They're Not Dumb, They're Different: Stalking the Second Tier, Revitalizing Undergraduate Science: Why Some Things Work and Most Don't, and Rethinking Science as a Career: Perceptions and Realities in the Physical Sciences. Tobias also developed a program called Peer Perspectives, in which professors in
fields other than math and science were taught these subjects by their colleagues
and then provided feedback both on lecture style and on the concepts being presented.
Other projects include work for the Sloan Foundation in its development of the professional
science master's degree, intended to prepare students for careers outside academia,
and a long term association with the Universities of Leiden and Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
In addition to demystifying math and science, Tobias has written extensively on issues
such as military spending and weaponry, and has long been an active feminist. She
is involved with Veteran Feminists of America, serving as executive vice president,
and has written a book about the feminist movement entitled Faces of Feminism: An Activist's Reflections on the Women's Movement. She also teaches courses on gender studies.
Tobias has lived in Tucson, Arizona, since 1982, and has been married three times,
most recently to Carl Tomizuka, whom she married in 1987, and with whom she co-wrote
Breaking the Science Barrier: How to Explore and Understand the Sciences. The Newcomb College Center for Research on Women at Tulane University also holds
a collection of Sheila Tobias papers, which overlaps with this one.
The following is a list of books written by Tobias.
- Overcoming Math
Anxiety, 1978 and 1994, revised
Kinds of Guns Are They Buying for Your Butter: A Beginner's Guide to Defense,
Weaponry and Military Spending, (with Peter
Stefan Leader, and Shelah Leader),
1982; paperback edition published in 1984 as The People's
Guide to National Defense: What Kinds of Guns Are They Buying for Your
- Succeed with Math: Every
Student's Guide to Conquering Math Anxiety, 1987
- Women, Militarism, and War: Essays in History, Politics, and
Social Theory (edited with Jean B. Elshtain),
- They're Not Dumb, They're Different:
Stalking the Second Tier, 1990
- Breaking the Science Barrier: How to Explore and Understand the
Sciences (with Carl Tomizuka), 1992
- Revitalizing Undergraduate Science: Why Some Things Work and Most
- Rethinking Science as a
Career: Perceptions and Realities in the Physical Sciences (with
Daryl Chubin and Kevin Aylesworth),
- Faces of Feminism: An Activist's
Reflections on the Women's Movement, 1997
- The Hidden Curriculum: Faculty-Made Tests in College
Science (with Jacqueline Raphael), 1997
The collection is arranged in four series:
- Series I. Biographical and personal
- Series II. Correspondence
- Series III.
- ___Subseries A. Math anxiety
- ___ Subseries B.
- ___Subseries C. Research
- ___Subseries D. Science Master's Degree
- ___Subseries E. Teaching
- ___Subseries F. Testing
- ___Subseries G. Veteran Feminists of
- ___Subseries H. Other feminist
- ___Subseries I. Feminism book
- ___Subseries J.
Vox Populi project
- ___Subseries K. Articles and
- ___Subseries L. Conferences
- ___Subseries M. General
- ___Subseries N. Awards and honors
- Series IV. Photographs
The bulk of this collection relates to multiple aspects of Tobias's professional career,
most notably her work on math anxiety and the reform of math and science education.
Tobias's involvement in the feminist movement is also documented here; relatively
little personal material is included. The collection consists of correspondence, abstracts
and proposals for various projects, manuscripts of published and unpublished works,
articles and speeches, reviews of Tobias's books, videotapes of lectures, two audio
tapes, and photographs. Some documents are in German and Dutch. The bulk of the folder
headings were created by the processor; those created by Tobias appear in quotation
Series I, Biographical and personal (#1.1-1.15, E.1) consists of articles about Tobias
and her career, as well as some personal documents kept by her. Tobias' web site is
being captured periodically as part of Harvard University Library's Web Archive Collection
service (WAX); searchable archived versions of the web site will be available through
this finding aid in 2010.
Series II, Correspondence (#1.16-2.12), consists of personal correspondence with Carl
Tomizuka, her father Paul Tobias, and other family members and friends, and correspondence
pertaining to Tobias's professional activities. Topics include upcoming conferences
and lectures, her books, and other projects with which she was involved. Also included
are two letters relating to Tobias's donation of her papers and books to the Newcomb
College Center for Research on Women. Some letters are in German, and some overlap
occurs between personal and general correspondence.
Series III, Professional (#3.1-15.13, FD.1, F+D.1-F+D.2, OD.1-OD.2, T-219.1-T-219.2,Vt-77.1-Vt-77.10),
is divided into fourteen subseries, each focusing on a different aspect of Tobias's
career. Each is arranged chronologically, except where noted.
Subseries A, Math anxiety (#3.1-4.4), consists of correspondence, articles by Tobias
and others on the subject of math anxiety, reviews of Overcoming Math Anxiety, and talks which Tobias gave on this subject.
Subseries B, Peer perspectives (#4.5-4.18, Vt-77.1-Vt-77.2), documents an experimental
program Tobias developed in which non-science professors were taught science by their
colleagues, and scientists attended poetry classes, with the goal of gaining insight
into what makes science difficult for students in the humanities, and giving the professors
a look at alternate methods of teaching. The subseries includes correspondence, reports
on programs at various universities and colleges, and papers and articles on the project
by Tobias and others. Commentary by the professors/students, in which they discuss
their initial and final impressions of the classes, is also included.
Subseries C, Research Corporation (#4.19-6.7), documents the research Tobias did for
this organization and the development of the three books she wrote or co-wrote under
its funding. Included is correspondence covering goals and objectives for each book,
and monthly progress reports, which describe meetings with elementary and secondary
science teachers and program coordinators, and with professors at several universities.
The first folders deal with the project as a whole and are followed by a series of
folders on each individual book.
Subseries D, Science Master's degree program (#6.8-6.11, F+D.1), concerns Tobias's
work to develop a professional master's degree in science, intended to better equip
graduates for work in fields outside academia, such as commerce or research management.
Included are articles, a report on the employability of professional M.S. degree recipients,
correspondence, meeting programs and presentations, and an interview with Tobias.
Subseries E, Teaching (#6.12-8.4), includes exams, a syllabus, and course readings
for gender studies and education courses taught by Tobias at Claremont College and
the University of California at San Diego. The subseries also includes writings on
education reform and extensive material on her work in the Netherlands, where she
served as a lecturer and consultant to revitalize science education and attract more
women to science, and to span the gap between programs in the social and natural sciences.
Included are articles, case studies, workshop materials, correspondence, and photocopied
lecture transparencies. Some of these documents are in Dutch.
Subseries F, Testing project (#8.5-8.9), relates to The Hidden Curriculum: Faculty-Made Tests in Science, a book co-written by Tobias which examines experimental approaches to teaching,
and the experiences of teachers who adopted these techniques. The subseries includes
promotional items, proposals and abstracts, presentations by Tobias, and an article
about the project.
Subseries G, Veteran Feminists of America (#8.10-9.8), consists largely of correspondence
regarding planning events and designating honorees. Newsletters and event programs
and brochures are also included, as are committee reports and minutes. The first folders
contain correspondence, with an emphasis on event planning; these are followed by
folders on specific issues or events.
Subseries H, Other feminist organizations (#9.9-10.4), includes meeting minutes, correspondence
and other material related to the Clarion, a feminist newspaper with which Tobias was involved. Material from other organizations
on whose boards Tobias served is also included.
Subseries I, Feminism book (#10.5-11.4, FD.1), documents the book eventually published
as Faces of Feminism: An Activist's Reflections on the Women's Movement. Included are outlines of earlier versions, chapter drafts, manuscript drafts with
handwritten edits, and correspondence and comments on the various drafts, including
the comments of a pre-publication review panel assembled by W.W. Norton & Company.
Also included are advertisements for and reviews of the published book.
Subseries J, Vox Populi project (#11.5-11.8), concerns a proposed book on recreational
singing in America and the published article which resulted from the project. Included
are correspondence, photocopied programs from 1960s performances of the New York Choral
Society, and the article on choral singing which Tobias ultimately co-wrote.
Subseries K, Articles and lectures (#11.9-14.3, F+D.1-F+D.2, OD.1-OD.2, Vt-77.3-Vt-77.10),
chronicles Tobias's numerous public speaking engagements, as well as articles she
wrote or co-wrote. Included is Tobias's first article on math anxiety, articles on
defense spending, math and science education reform, women's studies and the status
of the women's movement. The subseries also includes the paper "What Really Happened
to Rosie the Riveter?" and a subsequent essay titled "New Views of Rosie the Riveter,"
both co-written with Lisa Anderson. Several videotaped lectures can be found here,
as are book reviews by Tobias, publicity materials concerning her lecture appearances
and books, and articles about her lectures. Some overlap with other subseries exists.
A few documents are in Dutch.
Subseries L, Conferences (#14.4-14.16), relates to conferences in the United States
and overseas at which Tobias presented papers. Included are conference programs, some
containing abstracts of lectures, and correspondence. Some items are in Dutch.
Subseries M, General professional (#14.17-15.7, T-219.1, T-219.2), relates to a number
of Tobias's professional interests, including correspondence concerning Breaking the Science Barrier: How to Explore and Understand the Sciences, a book co-written by Tobias and Carl Tomizuka, a charter she wrote for women in
astronomy, and audiotapes of an evaluation of an educational reform project at the
University of Arizona, Tucson, and a radio program on the 25th anniversary of the
1963 Atmospheric Test Ban Treaty and the role of the women who formed Women Strike
Subseries N, Awards and honors (#15.8-15.13), includes honorary degrees and other
recognitions Tobias received for her work in the reform of science and mathematics
education, in the feminist movement, and for her efforts to explain military issues
to the public.
Series IV, Photographs (#PD.1-PD.2), consists primarily of images of Tobias. Some
photographs of friends and associates are included, as are participants in a Peer
Perspectives exercise. The series also includes photographs of Tobias with school
- Series I. BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL
- 1.1. Who's Who of American Women: Tobias entry, 2000.
- 1.2. Biographical sketches, n.d.
- 1.3. Articles about Tobias, 1982-1997 (scattered), n.d.
- 1.4. Essay on Tobias, 2003
- 1.6. Curricula vitae, 1992, 1995-1996, n.d.
- 1.8. Paul Tobias: 1900 census record, 1970
- 1.9. Chanticleer: Nathaniel Hawthorne School yearbook (photocopy), 1950?
- 1.10. "Personal," 1947, 1974-2003, n.d.; includes notes, essays for friends' birthday celebrations,
and material on the weddings of Tobias's nephews.
Also includes reference copies of photographs; originals in #PD.2.
- 1.11. Passport, 1979; includes uncataloged photograph.
- 1.12. Itineraries, 1992-1993, 2001, n.d.
- 1.13. Radcliffe class of 1957 reunion and website, 2001-2002
- 1.14. Article about Carl Tomizuka, 1975
- 1.15. Letter division, 1995, n.d.
- Series II. CORRESPONDENCE
- 1.17. "Personal correspondence," 1995, n.d.
- 1.18. General correspondence, 1970-1992 (scattered.)
- 2.1. General correspondence, 1993.
Includes reference copies of photographs; originals filed in #PD.2.
- 2.2. General correspondence, 1993-1994.
- 2.4-2.5. General correspondence, 1998-2004, n.d.
- 2.6. "Fan mail," 1987, 1994-1995, n.d.
- 2.7. Letters to Norton Press, 1992-1993, n.d.
- 2.8. Yonkers High School Reunion, 1992-1993; includes photocopy of reunion program and
- 2.9. "Interesting correspondence," 1995-1996
- 2.10. Mothers of Women Studies book, 1999, n.d.
- 2.11. Letters from Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, 2000, 2002
- 2.12. Women in Science conference, 2000-2002, n.d.
- Series III. PROFESSIONAL
- Subseries A. Math anxiety
- 3.1. "Math Anxiety: What It Is and What You Can Do About It," article by Tobias, n.d.
- 3.2. "The Mathematics Filter: A New Look at an Old Problem," 1979 conference, 1976-1979
- 3.3-3.7. Overcoming Math Anxiety, reviews, articles, correspondence, 1979-2002, n.d.
- 3.8. Overcoming Math Anxiety, possible foreign language editions, 1995.
- 3.9. Math anxiety update, 1994, 2001-2002, n.d.; includes photocopied transparencies.
- 4.1-4.3. Math anxiety talks, 2001-2004; includes photocopied transparencies.
- 4.4. Notes: after math anxiety, other subjects, n.d.
- Subseries B. Peer perspectives
- 4.5. Peer perspectives: remarks at University of Chicago, 1985
- 4.6. Proceedings of the Chicago Conferences on Liberal Education, number one: Undergraduate
Education in Chemistry and Physics, 1985; includes presentation by Tobias.
- 4.7. "Peer Perspectives on Teaching:" unpublished article, 1985, n.d.
- 4.8. Articles on peer perspectives by Tobias, with letters of acceptance from publishers,
- 4.9. Ninth biennial conference on chemical education: abstracts of papers, 1986; includes
first presentation on peer perspectives.
- 4.10. "Peer perspectives at St. John's University," 1986
- 4.11. Articles on Tobias and peer perspectives, 1986-1990, n.d.
- Vt-77.1. "What Makes Science Hard? Peer Perspectives on Teaching with Sheila Tobias," Peer
Perspectives event, Olympic Community College, Olympia, Washington, 1988. 30 min.
REQUEST AS Vt-77, reel 1.
- 4.12. Peer perspectives papers, 1989, n.d.
- 4.13. Peer perspectives: Hunter College, 1990; includes uncataloged photographs.
- Vt-77.2. "Peer Perspectives on Teaching," report to Lily Foundation on 1988-1990 program, 1990.
REQUEST AS Vt-77, reel 2.
- 4.14. Invitation to peer perspective, 1991
- 4.15. "Peer perspectives: other," 1991, 1996.
- 4.16. Peer perspectives certificates, 1995
- 4.17. Peer perspectives notes, n.d.
- 4.18. "Peer perspectives live talk," n.d.
- Subseries C. Research Corporation
- 4.19-5.2. Research Corporation project, 1989-1991, 1996, n.d. (3 folders)
- 5.3. Articles and talks about project, 1990-1996, n.d.
- 5.4. Correspondence, 1991-1992
- 5.5. They're Not Dumb, They're Different: Stalking the Second Tier, reviews, other articles, 1986-1991, 2001, n.d.
- 5.6. They're Not Dumb, They're Different: Stalking the Second Tier, prospectus, draft chapter 1, 1990
- 5.7-5.8. Revitalizing Undergraduate Science: Why Some Things Work and Most Don't, publicity, reviews, correspondence, 1989-1994, n.d.
- 5.9. Revitalizing Undergraduate Science: Why Some Things Work and Most Don't, correspondence with institutes and rapporteurs, 1990, n.d.
- 5.10. Revitalizing Undergraduate Science: Why Some Things Work and Most Don't, early projects, 1990
- 5.11. Revitalizing Undergraduate Science: Why Some Things Work and Most Don't, prospectus, 1990
- 5.12-5.13. Revitalizing Undergraduate Science: Why Some Things Work and Most Don't, correspondence, 1990-1993
- 6.1. "Promoting Change in Science and Math Education Video Workshop Series: Revitalizing
Science Education" video workshop program evaluation form (blank), 1993.
- 6.4-6.5. Rethinking Science as a Career: Perceptions and Realities in the Physical Sciences, articles, reviews, correspondence, questionnaires, 1993-1997, n.d.
- 6.6. "Scrapbook: Research Corporation Volume III: early notes," n.d.
- 6.7. Rethinking Science as a Career: Perceptions and Realities in the Physical Sciences, presentation, n.d.
- Subseries D. Science Master's degree program
- 6.8. Professional science master's program, 1994-1995, 1999, 2004, n.d.
- F+D.1. Removed from #6.8: flyer
- 6.9. Sloan Foundation project: Sloan Science Master's Outreach Initiative, 1998-2002, n.d.
- 6.10. Professional master's degree: interview with Tobias, 2002
- 6.11. "The Newest Masters: Professional Studies in the Sciences and Mathematics," presentation
by Tobias, n.d.; includes photocopied transparencies.
- Subseries E. Teaching
- 6.12. Science education reform, 1985-1990, 1996, n.d.
- 6.13. Teaching science, 1989-1995, n.d.
- 6.14. Teaching math, 1992, 1995, n.d.
- 7.1. Political Science 115A: Gender and Politics, course readings for class at University
of California, San Diego, 1989
- 7.2. Political science classes taught by Tobias, University of San Diego, 1989-1992
- 7.4. Netherlands documents, 1992-1996, n.d.; includes photocopied transparencies and April
21, 1995, letter from Christiaan van Weert laying out proposed project.
- 7.5-7.7. Netherlands documents, 1996-2002, n.d.; includes photocopied transparencies.
- 7.8. "The Problems Facing U.S. Science: Demand and Supply in a New Economic Environment,"
November 6, 1995
- 7.9. "Science-Education Reform: Changing Examinations to Reflect New Pedagogy," November
- 8.1. Amsterdam talks: Lecture 3: "How to Transform Academically-Minded Students into Professionals,"
November 20, 1995; includes photocopied transparencies.
- 8.2. Major/minor program, 1995-1996; includes photocopied transparencies.
- 8.3. "Myths about Math" lecture, March 11, 1996
- 8.4. "High-School Articulation in Physics Teaching: A Case Study from the Netherlands,"
- Subseries F. Testing project
- 8.5. The Hidden Curriculum: Faculty-Made Tests in Science, abstract, proposal, publicity, 1990-1991, 1996-1997, n.d.
- 8.6. Testing presentations, 1992, n.d.
- 8.7. Articles on testing, 1993-1997; with letter by Tobias.
- 8.8. Testing: Brisbane Conference, 1996
- 8.9. Testing manual solicitation, n.d.
- Subseries G. Veteran Feminists of America
- 8.10-9.3. Correspondence, event planning, 1982, 1985, 1993-2005, n.d. (7 folders.)
- 9.4. Veteran Feminists of America and Women's Liberation membership lists, 1999
- 9.5. Nominees/honorees for June 9, 2001, event at Barnard College, 2001
- 9.6. Louisiana Pioneer Feminists/Veteran Feminists of America, 2001
- 9.7. Veteran Feminists of America and Rockland Center for the Arts: Salute to Feminists
in the Visual Arts, 2003
- 9.8. Feminist Pioneers directory, n.d.
- Subseries H. Other feminist organizations
- 9.9. Meeting of Women in Higher Education, 1971
- 9.10. Alert: Women's Legislative Review, newsletter, clippings, correspondence, meeting minutes, and plan of dissolution,
- 9.11. Women's History Week: publicity for Tobias presentation, 1982
- 9.12-9.13. The Clarion, newspapers (photocopied), correspondence, and meeting minutes, 1986, 1989, 1992-2000,
- 9.14. The Clarion, history and purpose, 1993
- 10.1. Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) Bulletin, 1997
- 10.2. Women's studies, 1998-1999, 2003
- 10.3. National Women's Studies Association, re: panel led by Tobias, 1999-2000, n.d.; includes
Susan Brownmiller et al.
- 10.4. National Organization for Women, Tucson chapter, 2000, 2002
- Subseries I. Faces of Feminism
- 10.5. "Gender and Politics, early drafts," 1992
- 10.6. "Gender and Politics, early proposals," 1992
- 10.7. Gender and Politics, Norton panel review, 1993
- 10.8-10.9. "Gender and Politics, additions," 1993-1994, n.d.; includes handwritten notes.
- 10.10. "Scrapbook: Gender and Politics," 1993-1994
- 10.11. "Sexual Politics, historic scrapbook," 1993-1996, n.d.; includes drafts.
- 10.12. "Gender and Politics: The Legacy of the New Feminism in America, in progress," 1994
- 11.1. "Sexual Politics: The Legacy, by Sheila Tobias. A Preview," 1994
- 11.2. Sexual Politics, notes, 1996
- 11.3. Faces of Feminism, notes and correspondence, 1996-1997
- FD.1. Flyer removed from #11.3
- 11.4. Faces of Feminism, reviews and publicity, 1997-1998
- Subseries J. Vox Populi project
- 11.5. Vox Populi material, 1960-1966, 1997-2001, n.d.
- 11.6. "Vox Populi to Music," drafts and published article, 1999-2000, n.d.
- 11.7. "Failed book project 2000," 2000
- 11.8. Article on Mt. Holyoke College choral reunion, with related correspondence, 1999-2000,
- Subseries K. Articles and lectures
- 11.9. "Teaching Women's Studies: An Experiment at Stout State," 1971
- 11.10. "Historic: original Ms. article on math anxiety, first long article on women's studies," 1971, 1976
- 11.11. "What Really Happened to Rosie the Riveter: Demobilization and the Female Labor Force,
1945-1947. An Inquiry into Research Possibilities," by Sheila Tobias and Lisa Anderson,
1973. Delivered at first Berkshire Conference of Women Historians.
- 11.12. Readers' Digest condensation of "Overcoming Math Anxiety," 1979
- 11.13-11.20. Articles, papers, 1982-1989; includes "What Really Happened to Rosie the Riveter?"
- Vt-77.3. "Quest for Peace," Sheila Tobias interview, with John Whiteley of University of California
Irvine, 1984. 30 minutes.
REQUEST AS Vt-77, reel 3.
- Vt-77.4. "Behind the High Frontier: A People's Guide to National Defense" (Tobias and Peter
Goudinoff's critique of Star Wars, which led to law suit), 1984. 120 minutes.
REQUEST AS Vt-77, reel 4.
- Vt-77.5. "Women for America, for the World," 1985. 30 minutes.
REQUEST AS Vt-77, reel 5.
- Vt-77.6. "From School Mathematics to the Real World," with Sheila Tobias, 1987. 30 minutes.
REQUEST AS Vt-77, reel 6.
- 11.21. "Know Your Defense Budget" and "Know Your Weapons" slideshows, 1989-1991
- 11.22. Massachusetts Institute of Technology talk, 1990s?
- 11.23-11.24. Articles, papers, 1990-1991
- Vt-77.7. Argonne National Laboratory, Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area, 25th anniversary
program: main speaker: Sheila Tobias, October 7, 1991. 90 minutes.
REQUEST AS Vt-77, reel 7.
- 11.25-12.15. Articles, papers, and talks, 1992-2005; includes "Confessions of a Non-Scientist."
- Vt-77.8. Address by Sheila Tobias on what makes science "hard," Murray State University, Kentucky,
January 27, 1992. 120 minutes.
REQUEST AS Vt-77, reel 8.
- Vt-77.9. Address to young women in science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, April
22, 1992. 60 minutes.
REQUEST AS Vt-77, reel 9.
- Vt-77.10. Sheila Tobias talk at Westover School for Women in Connecticut: girls in science/math
project, October 1994. 55 minutes.
REQUEST AS Vt-77, reel 10.
- 12.16. American Mathematical Society article, 2000-2001; includes correspondence.
- 13.1. Women and science articles, 2001-2002
- 13.2. "The Not So 'Hidden Costs' of Discrimination: Austria and National Socialism: Implications
for Scientific and Humanistic Scholarship" and "Schwarzenegger's Father's Austria,"
lecture and article by Tobias, with article about Schwarzenegger, 2003, n.d.
- 13.3. "The Future of Feminism," lecture with background documents, 2003-2004, n.d.; includes
- 13.4-13.7. "My papers," 1986-1997, 2002, n.d.; includes lecture on Carol Gilligan's work and
"New Views of Rosie the Riveter."
- 13.8. Tobias reviews of works by others, 1974,1990-1993; includes reviews of women's movement
- 13.10. Lectures (articles about), 1986-2002 (scattered), n.d.
- 13.11-14.1. Publicity re: lectures, 1986-2005, n.d. (2 folders)
- OD.1. Flyer: removed from #14.1
- F+D.1. Flyers: removed from #14.1
- F+D.2. Flyers, 1990-2005, n.d.
- 14.2. Publicity re: books, 1989-1995, n.d.
- 14.3. Lordly & Dame, Inc., agents, 1997-1998, n.d.
- Subseries L. Conferences
- 14.5. A Hand Up: Women Mentoring Women in Science, 1994
- 14.6. "Celebrating 25 Years of Women's Studies at Cornell," 1994-1995
- 14.7. Justification and Enrolment Problems in Education Involving Mathematics or Physics:
conference program, 1997
- 14.8. Forum 98: A National Conference to Observe the 150th Anniversary of the Seneca Falls
Convention and to Set the Course for Women in the 21st Century, 1998
- 14.9. Forum 99, planning, 1998-1999
- 14.10. Triple Helix conference, 1998; includes photocopied transparencies.
- 14.11. Women Physicists Speak: The 2001 International Study of Women in Physics, 2002
- 14.12. Australian Institute of Physics 15th Biennial Congress, 2002
- 14.13. Little Company of Mary's 5th annual women's wellness conference, 2003
- 14.14. National Symposium on the Advancement of Women in Science, Harvard University, 2003
- 14.15. Women in Astronomy II: Ten Years After, 2003
- 14.16. Second International Conference on Primary and Secondary Schools Science and Mathematics
- Subseries M. General professional
- 14.17. Clippings: women, minorities, and science, 1974-2003 (scattered), n.d.
- 14.18. "Guns and Butter follow-up," 1987-1998, n.d.
- T-219.1. Radio program hosted by Tobias re: 25th anniversary of 1963 Atmospheric Test Ban Treaty
and role of women who formed Women Strike for Peace, August 3, 1988; includes interviews
with Dagmar Wilson, founder of Women Strike for Peace, and Amy Swerdlow, a participant
in the movement. ca. 60 minutes.
REQUEST AS T-219, reel 1.
- 14.19. Breaking the Science Barrier: How to Explore and Understand the Sciences, background material, 1988-1993, 2000
- 15.1. "Science matters," articles on science literacy, 1990-1996, n.d.
- 15.2. Nuclear age education, 1991-1992
- T-219.2. "Greenberg Group 1:" evaluation of education reform at University of Arizona, Tucson,
1992. 60 minutes.
REQUEST AS T-77, reel 2.
- 15.3. Baltimore Charter for Women in Astronomy, 1992-1993, 1999
- 15.4. "Crosstraining scientists," 1995-1997, n.d.
- 15.5. Harriett Woods book project (Tobias provided editorial commentary), 1998
- 15.6. Physics Tool Box project (Tobias wrote foreword and provided editorial commentary),
- 15.7. University of Colorado extra credit reports on Tobias lecture, 2002
- Subseries N. Awards and honors
- 15.8. Center for Military Defense information award: press release, 1987
- 15.9. Asheville Institute on General Education: certificate of acknowledgment, 1991
- 15.10. Honorary degrees, 1995-2002; includes 1996 address to Bridgewater State College.
- 15.11. American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow nomination, 1999
- 15.12. Council of Scientific Society Presidents education research achievement award, 2001
- 15.13. National Organization of Women (Tucson chapter) 13th annual women of courage luncheon
(Tobias named Woman of Courage), 2003
- Series: Sereies IV. PHOTOGRAPHS
- PD.1. Photos, mostly of Tobias, n.d.
- PD.2. Removed from #1.10 and 2.1.
Educational change--United States
Manuscripts for publication
Mathematics--Study and teaching
Sex discrimination in education--United States
Women and peace
Alfred P. Sloan
National Organization for Women. Tucson Chapter
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae
Veteran Feminists of America
Women Strike for Peace