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Yarnall, Sophia. Papers of Sophia Yarnall, 1932-1975: 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

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: 75-386
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Sophia Yarnall
Title: Papers of Sophia Yarnall, 1932-1975
Date(s): 1932-1975
Quantity: 2 linear feet (2 cartons)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches, articles, etc., of Sophia Yarnall Jacobs, civic worker and author.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 75-386
This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library in December 1975 by Sophia Yarnall Jacobs.

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: February 1981
By: Jane S. Knowles

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Sophia Yarnall 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.

Preferred Citation:

Sophia Yarnall Papers, 1932-1975; item description, dates. 75-386, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Sophia Yarnall Jacobs, civic worker, was born in Haverford, Pennsylvania, in 1902 and was educated at the Baldwin School and at Bryn Mawr, 1919-1921 (x'21), and married Reginald Robert Jacobs in 1921 (divorced in 1937). Yarnall wrote frequently for women's magazines and the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin's woman's pages, 1932-1939. During World War II she managed the Philadelphia Orchestra Club and later was the Promotion Manager for the orchestra. After the war she served as Secretary of the United Nations Council (later the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia), and traveled to the Middle East and India under its auspices; she also ran for School Committee in 1949 but was defeated. After moving to New York, Yarnall was primarily interested in civil rights and race relations: she served on the Boards of the National Urban League and the New York Urban League. Yarnall was President of the National Council of Women 1960-1963 and traveled widely as its representative. She was board member of many organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the Planned Parenthood Association of Philadelphia.


The collection contains photographs, clippings, speeches and correspondence relating to Sophia Yarnall's professional associations and travels.


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Africa--Description and travel--Pictorial works
Civil rights--United States
India--Description and travel
International cooperation
Middle East--Description and travel
New York (N.Y.)--Social conditions
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions
School elections--Pennsylvania--Turkey--Alaşehir
Soviet Union--Description and travel--Pictorial works
United States--Race relations
Voyages and travels
American Civil Liberties Union
American Woman's Association
National Council of Women of the United States
National Urban League
Pandit, Vijaya Lakshmi, 1900-1990
Planned Parenthood Association of Philadelphia
Urban League of Greater New York
World Affairs Council