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MC 326

Radcliffe College Seminar on Women. Records of the Radcliffe College Seminar on Women, 1951-1959: 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.: MC 326
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Radcliffe College Seminar on Women
Title: Records of the Radcliffe College Seminar on Women, 1951-1959
Date(s): 1951-1959
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Typescripts or reprints of papers presented at the Radcliffe College Seminar on Women, a joint project of the Radcliffe Seminars and the Women's Archives (now the Schlesinger Library) in 1951.

Processing Information:

Processed: August 1981
By: Gaye Williams

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the records created by the Radcliffe College Seminar on Women 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. Records may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Radcliffe College Seminar on Women Records, 1951-1959; item description, dates. MC 326, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

HISTORY

The Seminar on Women, also informally known as the Workshop on Women, began as a joint project of the Radcliffe Seminars and the Women's Archives (now the Schlesinger Library) in 1951. Director Elizabeth Borden hoped that the series would increase use of the Library and stimulate its further development.
Each fall from 1951 through 1958, a group of women scholars met at the Women's Archives to choose a broad topic for the year: e.g. women in a particular period of American history. They met bi-monthly, one member presenting a paper at each meeting, with refreshments and discussion. The papers were collected and kept in the Women's Archives. In 1951-1952 and 1952-1953 they were typed and bound in binders; later papers are loose. Plans to publish the entire collection never materialized, nor did plans to develop an undergraduate course or seminar on women. Membership dues were assessed when the Library could no longer manage the expense. The group disbanded in 1960.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The collection contains typescripts or reprints of papers presented at the Workshop/Seminar meetings, arranged chronologically. A list of papers that have not survived is appended to the inventory. For descriptions of each workshop/seminar, minutes and correspondence, see the Radcliffe College Archives, Record Group XXXII, Series 1, Boxes 1-8.

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Additional Index Terms

Authors
Botanists
Clergy
Concord (Mass.)
Cooking
Historians
Home economics
Missionaries
Pharmacists
Religion
Teachers--Southern States
Women--Education
Women--Employment
Women--History
Women in agriculture
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.
Women--Social conditions
Women--Suffrage
Women--Suffrage--Massachusetts
Women--China
Women--Japan
Women's rights
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935
Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888
American Association of University Women
Anthony, Harriet Angell
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Association of Collegiate Alumnae (U.S.)
Blackmer, Josephine B.
Borden, Elizabeth B. McGinley, 1913-2002
Dexter, Elisabeth Anthony, 1887-1972
Fairbank, Wilma Denio Cannon
Fern, Fanny, 1811-1872
Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923
Greene, Dorothy Thayer
Hosmer, Gladys E. H. (Gladys Eleanor Holden)
Howard, Mary Ellen, 1905-1974
Husnander, Barbara
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Lutz, Alma
Maguire, Mary Hume, 1897-1979
Merk, Lois Bannister
Nutting, Betty, 1772-1830
O'Reilly, Leonora, 1870-1927
Radcliffe College--History
Schlesinger, Elizabeth Bancroft, 1887-1977
Treat, Priscilla Gough, 1898-1975
Ullian, Frieda Silbert, 1900-1982
Volkmann, Mary Lyon
Whitman, Alfred Freeman, 1882-1951
Woman's Education Association (Boston, Mass.)

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