Smith, Hilda Worthington. Papers, 1837-1975 (inclusive), 1900-1975 (bulk): A Finding
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
This collection was processed under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
© 1980 Radcliffe College
Call No.: A-76
Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Creator: Hilda Worthington Smith, 1888-1984
Title: Papers, 1837 (1900-1975)
Quantity: 25 file boxes, 1 oversize folder, 1 folio+ folder, 24 photograph folders
Abstract: Correspondence, biographical materials, diaries, etc., of Hilda Worthington Smith,
the first director of the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry, and
a founder of the Affiliated Schools for Workers, Inc.
Processed: July 1980
By: Kathleen Marquis, Madeleine Bagwell Perez
Accession numbers: 7, 18, 403 951, 1577, 1626, 71-28, 71-104, 72-32, 72-81, 72-94, 73-79, 73-159, 74-142,
74-300, 74-337, 75-22, 75-125, 80-M110
The papers of Hilda Worthington Smith were given to the Schlesinger Library between
1965 and 1975 and in 1980 by HWS.
Hilda Worthington Smith Papers, 1837-1975; item description, dates. A-76, folder #.
Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Hilda "Jane" Worthington Smith, labor educator, was born June 19, 1888, in New York City, first of three children of John Jewell and Mary Helen (Hall) Smith. The Smith family
spent its summers in West Park, N.Y., where HWS was to found two resident workers'
schools in the 1930's. The rest of the year was spent in their home near Central
Park where HWS, her sister Helen Hall Smith (1892-1971), and brother Jewell Kellogg
Smith (18??-1956) created an imaginary world described in her 1934 essay, "A Post
Office in Fairyland."
Mary Helen Hall was one of three children of Charles Mason and Elizabeth A. (Peaslee)
Hall. Her father was a lawyer in Chatham Four Corners (now Chatham Village), New
York and served for one year as a United States Commissioner in New York City. Mary
Helen Hall married John Jewell Smith in 1884. JJS first worked in the Treasurer's
office of the Central Railroad of New Jersey. In 1859, with his brother-in-law, William
C. Baker, he formed the firm of Baker, Smith and Company, a steam heating firm in
New York City. The Company grew so rapidly that JJS soon m moved to New York City.
He eventually became president of the Company and remained so until his death in 1901.
JJS was also active in St. Timothy's Church (later Church of Zion and St. Timothy)
and the Seamen's Mission. For further information on MHHS and JJS, see Opening Vistas in Workers' Education by HWS in the Schlesinger Library printed book collection.
Helen Hall Smith (1892-1971), sister of HWS, was in poor health during most of her
childhood and adolescence. In 1917 she began working at the Spring Street Settlement
(New York City) and Varick House, one of the early experiments in housing for women
workers. Through an apprenticeship with the New York State Charities Aid, she was
able to advance in the field of social work without a college degree. Most of her
life was dedicated to helping dependent and neglected children. For a more complete
biography of HHS see Helen Hall Smith: Her Book (#56v).
HWS was graduated from the Veltin School in 1906, and from Bryn Mawr College in 1910.
Here, through her friendships with President M. Carey Thomas and other faculty members,
she became interested in suffrage and social work. She served as president of the
(student) Self-Government Association and as vice-president of the Christian Union.
Returning home to act as companion to her mother, as she felt was expected of her,
she arranged a volunteer position with the Girls' Friendly Society.
Her mother allowed her to return to Bryn Mawr for a year of graduate work, during
which she taught Bible classes for black women service workers, her first experience
with adult education. She received her M.A. in philosophy in 1911 and again returned
home, this time volunteering for the Episcopal Church Mission of Help, an organization
for delinquent girls. In 1912, she was permitted by her mother to enroll in the New
York School of Philanthropy, as she had long wished to do; this provided a useful
background for her later work with poor and immigrant students. In the fall of 1913
she accepted a position as a dormitory warden at Bryn Mawr College, leaving after
one year to complete her two-year degree at the NYSP, from which she was graduated
in June 1915.
She returned home for the last time and volunteered at a local orphanage, resigning
in May of 1916 to accept the Directorship of the newly created Bryn Mawr Community
Center. She remained in this position until 1919 and served for several years after-ward
as the Center's president. HWS' mother and aunt lived with her for the first year,
both volunteering at the Community Center. In 1917 her mother died; from that time
until 1933 HWS made her home in Bryn Mawr. From 1919 to 1921 she was first Acting
Dean and then Dean of Bryn Mawr College, directing academic advising and health services
as well as supervising classes for black service workers at the College.
In 1921, Bryn Mawr College began the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in
Industry, with HWS as its first director. BMSS was modeled on European workers' schools
visited by M. Carey Thomas. The school, in consultation with trade union women and
the National Women's Trade Union League (for which HWS served as educational director
in 1927), chose half of its student body from organized and half from unorganized
labor. In 1924 and 1925 HWS herself spent a year observing European workers' schools.
She continued as Director of the BMSS until 1933, in 1924 relocating the central office
in New York City.
In 1926 HWS began organizing the first year-round resident workers' school. She and
her sister purchased property near the family's West Park summer home in 1928, and
tried unsuccessfully to operate one of the buildings as an inn. In 1929 HWS opened
the Vineyard Shore Labor School, but was forced to close it by 1934 for lack of funds.
This site eventually housed the Hudson Shore Labor School, the coeducational successor
to the BMSS, of which HWS was also a founder and member of the Board of Directors.
In 1951 the HSLS was discontinued as a resident school. The teacher training sessions
were incorporated by Rutgers University as the Workshops in Workers' Education and
Techniques at the Institute of Management and Labor Relations; HWS remained on the
Advisory Committee for two years.
By 1927 workers' schools existed in many parts of the country and HWS served officially
and unofficially on many of their advisory committees. She and other labor educators
established the Affiliated Schools for Workers (1927-1939), later known as the American
Labor Education Service (1939-1962), and HWS served as first Director (1927-1933).
In addition to her involvement with the resident workers' schools, HWS helped in 1929
to establish the Art Workshop, a studio for workers in New York City, sponsored by
the College Settlement Board. She also served as treasurer for the William Roy Smith
Memorial Fund, which began in 1939 to develop labor education workshops around the
HWS had been amazed to discover that European workers' schools, unlike her own, were
receiving government subsidies. She was pleased therefore when Harry Hopkins appointed
her as a specialist in Workers' Education for the Federal Emergency Relief Administration
in 1933. This position lasted until 1943 and was the first of HWS' many federal appointments.
Much of her work for the FERA, and after 1939 as Director of the Workers' Service
Program for the Works Progress Administration, consisted of placing unemployed teachers
with organizations requesting federally sponsored instructors. From 1934 to 1936
she directed a program of resident camps for unemployed women (the so-called "She-She-She
Camps"), modelled after her resident workers' schools.
After the termination of the WPA, HWS remained briefly as a Consultant in Labor Education,
resigning in 1943. That same year she accepted a position with the Federal Public
Housing Authority as Chief of the Project Services Section. She directed management
of housing for war workers, who like her former students were mostly industrial workers,
coordinating tenant organizations and education and health services.
HWS resigned this post in 1945 to become Chairman of the National Committee for the
Extension of Labor Education. Acting as coordinator for this coalition of university
and labor groups, HWS scheduled Congressional hearings, lobbied legislators, and supervised
drafts and revisions of the Labor Extension Bill, which provided for federally funded
workers' classes. Though this effort ended in 1951 without achieving its goal, many
university extension programs were initiated by this campaign.
Having received a grant from the Ford Foundation's Fund for Adult Education to write
a history of workers' education in the United States, HWS spent from 1952 to 1954
writing and gathering archival materials. From 1951 to 1957 HWS again made her home
in West Park, remaining active in the community and running for Supervisor of the
town of Esopus in 1956. In 1957 HWS began a series of relatively brief writing and
consulting positions, which continued until her retirement in 1972. She served on
the New York State Adult Education Bureau, directing a program of recreation for the
elderly, from 1957 to 1959, and as Consultant for the Connecticut State Commission
for Services to Elderly Persons from 1959 to 1961.
A three-month writing appointment with the Public Housing Administration brought her
back to Washington, D.C. in 1962. She also wrote on contract for the Vocational Rehabilitation
Administration, the Women's Bureau, and the Gerontology Branch of the Public Health
Service. Her last appointment (1965) was as Consultant for the Training Division
of the Community Action Program of the Office of Economic Opportunity. It gave her
an opportunity to return to teacher education, observing and directing staff training
for community centers.
At the age of 83, HWS retired to write a narrative of her seven years with the OEO,
and thereafter to revise and expand her autobiography, Opening Vistas in Workers' Education, which was published in 1978. A poet all her life, HWS' poems have appeared in songbooks
and periodicals, and in two privately printed volumes, Castle of Dream (1910) and Poems (1964). She died on March 3, 1984.
- Series I. FAMILY AND PERSONAL PAPERS. 1-215.
- A. Charles Mason Hall and family, 1837-1913. 1-29.
- B. Smith family, 1870-1916. 30-60.
- C. Hilda Worthington Smith. Personal papers, 1899-1975. 61v-215.
- Series II. PROFESSIONAL PAPERS. 216-426.
- A. Bryn Mawr College: Warden, 1913-1914. 216.
- B. Bryn Mawr Community Center: Director, 1916-1919. 217-220.
- C. Bryn Mawr College: Dean, 1919-1920. 221.
- D. Workers' Education Specialist, 1921-1962? 222-278.
- E. Federal Emergency Relief Administration: Specialist in Workers' Education, 1933-1939.
Works Progress Administration: Director, Workers' Service Program, 1939-1942; Consultant
in Labor Education, 1942-1943. 279-303.
- F. Federal Public Housing Authority: Chief of Project Services Section, 1943-1945.
- G. National Committee for the Extension of Labor Education: Chairman, 1945-1951.
- H. Fund for Adult Education, Ford Foundation: Writer, 1952-1954. 334-338.
- I. Consultant for State Commissions on the Elderly, 1957-1961. 339-353.
- J. Federal Agencies, 1962-1972. 354-373.
- K. Other Professional Affiliations, 1914-1965. 374-410.
- L. General Professional Correspondence and Writings, 1912-1972. 411-426.
- Series III. PHOTOGRAPHS. 427-450.
The Hilda Worthington Smith Papers have been grouped in three series, each arranged
chronologically except where noted. This collection includes the bulk of HWS's personal
and family papers (Series I); significant portions of her professional papers, and
of records of organizations and agencies in which she was active, are in other repositories
(see description of Series II).
Series I. Family and Personal Papers is divided into three subseries, each arranged
chronologically except as noted.
A. Charles Mason Hall and family consists of Hall family correspondence. The majority
are letters between CMH and his mother, Huldah P. (Abbot) Hall, with a small amount
of CMH's business correspondence, as well as autograph books, lesson books, and memoranda
of CMH and various other family members.
B. Smith family contains the writings, correspondence, and other papers of John Jewell
Smith; writings and correspondence of Mary Helen (Hall) Smith; and miscellaneous papers
of the Smith children. The bulk is correspondence: from JJS to his wife MHHS and
from MHHS to her daughter Hilda Worthington Smith. The writings include JJS's "Reminiscences
of Family Life, 1834-1896"; his poetry, 1878-1884; and a biography, "Helen Hall Smith:
Her Book," by HWS.
C. Hilda Worthington Smith -- Personal comprises the bulk of Series I and consists
of biographical and school papers and personal correspondence. The biographical papers
are primarily diaries, 1902-1941 and 1944-1964, chronicling HWS's life day to day
and describing in detail much of her work; and an unpublished autobiography written
in 1936 (with later additions) for a competition sponsored by the publisher Little,
Brown and Company. Other papers include early poetry, Hall-Smith family genealogical
material (#151), general biographical information, and awards.
The school papers derive from HWS's years at Veltin School (1903-1906), New York School
of Philanthropy (1913, 1915), and Bryn Mawr College (1906-1909); they consist of themes,
a thesis, a small amount of correspondence, class work, and a chapel talk.
HWS's personal correspondence is comprised of family correspondence and letters to
HWS from classmates and former students. The family correspondence consists primarily
of HWS's letters to her mother MHHS and her aunt Cora M. Hall. Two folders (#177-178)
of letters to her sister Helen Hall Smith are closed until January 1, 1990.
There is little of HWS's personal correspondence. Letters to HWS from classmates
at Bryn Mawr and New York School of Philanthropy discuss school, friends, summer vacations,
illness, and so on. Letters to HWS from former students at the Bryn Mawr Summer School,
Vineyard Shore Labor School, and Hudson Shore Labor School were arranged alphabetically
by HWS and left in that order; on many HWS has made notations about the student.
Also included are a few letters from other working people, correspondence with other
friends and acquaintances, and a folder of HWS's annual newsletters.
An index of correspondents is listed near the end of this finding aid.
Series II. Professional Papers is arranged in twelve subseries (see Series List).
The first ten (A-J) represent positions held by HWS and are arranged chronologically.
Subseries K includes papers from various affiliations, while L consists of correspondence
A. Bryn Mawr College: WaWarden, 1913-1914; B. Bryn Mawr Community Center: Director,
1916-1919; C. Bryn Mawr College: Dean, 1919-1920. These three subseries cover HWS's
employment after graduation from Bryn Mawr College and New York School of Philanthropy.
They consist of correspondence, including several letters from M. Carey Thomas (President
of Bryn Mawr College), notes, publicity, and other printed material. The diaries
and autobiography in Series I will give the researcher a fuller picture of HWS's early
D. Workers' Education Specialist, 1921-1962? is divided into six subsections, representing
five workers' schools and the agency developed to coordinate them, and arranged chronologically.
For the most part these are HWS's office files; they document her administrative tenure
in each school or agency. Correspondence and reports also document her role in the
creation of several of the schools and her continued advisory influence after her
official employment with each had ended. For the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women
Workers in Industry and the Hudson Shore Labor School there are administrative and
student records, as well as printed materials, which together give a more complete
view of HWS's role in these two schools than do the sparse records of the other three.
These records do not constitute the official archives of these schools or agencies.
Records of the Affiliated Schools for Workers and its member schools are in the archive
of its successor agency, the American Labor Education Service at the State Historical
Society of Wisconsin (see Inventory folder in Box 1). Additional records of these
organizations, including the bulk of the later records of the ALES are in the ALES
Papers at the Labor-Management Documentation Center at Cornell University.
E. Federal Emergency Relief Administration: Specialist in Workers' Education, 1933-1939.
Works Progress Administration: Director, Workers' Service Program, 1939-1942. Consultant
in Labor Education, 1942-1943. These three positions have been combined in one subseries
because the changes in title do not represent changes in HWS's work. She coordinated
a national survey of labor education and made recommendations to labor schools incorporating
methods developed at her own workers' schools. This is reflected in the field reports
and related correspondence as well as the combined subject files for these ten years.
Included are correspondence and reports from the Camps for Unemployed Women and an
extensive file of HWS's writings on workers' education from this period. Additional
records on these years are at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park,
New York (see Inventory folder in Box 1).
F. Federal Public Housing Authority: Chief of Project Section, 1943-1945, includes
correspondence, reports and a housing managers' manual, all documenting HWS's efforts
to emphasize tenant services in the management of Federal housing projects for war
G. National Committee for the Extension of Labor Education: Chairman, 1945-1951.
Much of the correspondence, reports, bills, subject files, and printed materials produced
or initiated by HWS as lobbyist for the NCELE concerns the development of labor education
through university extension classes. In her 1948 essay, "Learning to Lobby," HWS
reveals reactions to lobbying and to politics in Washington D.C.
H. Fund for Adult Education, Ford Foundation, 1952-1954, consists of general correspondence,
a report on the Workers' Service Project, and correspondence about the American Labor
Education Service "Archives" (records). The search for ALES records, and for an appropriate
repository, resulted from HWS's research on the WSP.
I. Consultant for State Commissions on the Elderly, 1957-1961, contains correspondence,
reports, minutes, notes and articles concerning HWS's work for recreation and other
services to the elderly in New York and Connecticut.
J. Federal Agencies, 1962-1972, covers HWS's employment by several Federal agencies
as consultant or writer: the Public Housing Administration, the Vocational Rehabilitation
Administration of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, the Women's Bureau
of the Department of Labor, the Public Health Service and the Office of Economic Opportunity.
(The last position is described in the final chapter of HWS's autobiography; see #142.)
The few papers from this period include minutes, reports, correspondence, notes and
K. Other Professional Affiliations, 1914-1965, consists of organizations and groups,
arranged alphabetically, with which HWS worked or in which she had an interest in
addition to her various paid positions. The types of records vary considerably but
in general include minutes, reports, correspondence, notes and publications. Included
is the William Roy Smith Memorial Fund for Workshops in Living History, which in 1939
attempted to develop workers' education techniques pioneered at various workers' schools.
L. General Professional Correspondence and Writings, 1912-1972, includes correspondence,
speeches and talks, writings, and newspaper clippings pertaining to HWS's professional
life but not to any specific employment.
The correspondence, arranged chronologically, includes a large number of letters to
HWS from organizations interested in refugees and work for women during the 1940's.
These letters were written from Europe and detail the problems facing such organizations
as the World Association for Adult Education and the YWCA Committee on Refugees.
Also included is correspondence with Rose Schneiderman concerning HWS's career and
Schneiderman's memoirs (4115).
Series III. Photographs is divided into two sections: Family and Personal, and Professional.
The first contains photographs of HWS, her parents, grandparents, her brother and
sister, other relatives, and a few friends.
The photographs from her professional career are arranged alphabetically by subject,
the majority being of workers' schools, students, or camps. The folders on Bryn Mawr
Summer School and Hudson Shore Labor School include photographs of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Most of the photographs are identified and many are dated.
- Box 1: 1-26v (Inventory: includes relevant inventories from other repositories.)
- Box 2: 27v-49
- Box 3: 50-69v
- Box 4: 70v-84
- Box 5: 85v-104v
- Box 6: 105v-112v
- Box 7: 113v-120v
- Box 8: 121v-141
- Box 9: 142-158
- Box 10: 159-186
- Box 11: 187-212
- Box 12: 213-231
- Box 13: 232-240
- Box 14: 241-252
- Box 15: 253-267
- Box 16: 268-280
- Box 17: 281-294
- Box 18: 295-305
- Box 19: 306-320
- Box 20: 321-333
- Box 21: 334-345
- Box 22: 346-367
- Box 23: 368-392
- Box 24: 393-411
- Box 25: 412-426
Box 1 contains inventory of collection including relevant inventories from other repositories.
- Series: I. FAMILY AND PERSONAL PAPERS. 1-215
- B. Smith family. 30-60
See #151 for family tree
- 29-45: John Jewell Smith: writings, correspondence and other papers
- 29. "Reminiscences of Family Life, 1834-1896," by JJS; biographical material; obituaries,
- 30. Poetry by JJS, 1878-1879, ms., printed.
- 31. Poetry by JJS, 1880-1884, n.d., ms.
- 32-43: JJS correspondence with wife, Mary Helen (Hall) Smith, and children (#32-40), other
relatives, friends, and business acquaintances
- 33. August 1891 - June 1893.
- 34. August-September 1893.
- 35. February-December 1894.
- 38. March 1896 - October 1898.
- 40. April 1900 - January 1901.
- 41. JJS with other relatives, 1888, 1894-1896, n.d. Also includes childhood letters of
MHHS, 1869, 1870, sent to JJS by her aunt.
- 42. JJS with friends, business acquaintances, 1892-1901 (scattered).
- 43. JJS re: St. Timothy's Parish, N.Y., December 1885 - November 1901.
- 44. JJS' financial records, 1887-1900 (scattered).
- 45. Sympathy letters received after JJS' death, May 1901; memorial notice, November 1901.
- 46-55: Mary Helen (Hall) Smith: writings and correspondence
- 46. "Nonsense Jingle Books," 1877-1878, written by MHHS while a student at Normal College,
New York City.
- 47v. Diary of trip abroad, February-May 1902.
- 48-55: MHHS letters to children (mostly to daughter Hilda Worthington Smith); other relatives
- 48. 1902-1908 (scattered).
- 52. n.d. (ca. 1910-1916), some fragments.
- 53. MHHS with relatives, 1902?, 1907, 1915, n.d. Writers include: her mother, Elizabeth
Peaslee Hall; brother-in-law, Elias D. Smith.
- 54. To MHHS from Kaltoom Kawar, 1904, 1908-1913. MHHS met KK in Nazareth, 1902. Some
letters are addressed to MHHS and daughter, HWS, by Kawar children.
- 55. To MHHS from others, 1904, 1909, 1911, n.d.
- 56v-59: Smith children: biography, games, account books
- 56v. Helen Hall Smith: Her Book, n.d.
- 57. Children's games and fantasies, 1900-1901, n.d.
- 58. Account books, 1901. One each for Hilda Worthington Smith, Helen Hall Smith, and
Jewell Kellogg Smith.
- C. Hilda Worthington Smith. Personal papers. 60v-215
- 60v-151: Biographical
- 60v-121v: Diaries, 1902-1941, 1944-1964
- 60v. July 24, 1902 - July 24, 1903.
- 61v. July 25, 1903 - Sept. 19, 1904.
- 62v. Sept. 20, 1904 - Sept. 30, 1905.
- 63v. Oct. 1, 1905 - Mar. 31, 1906.
- 64v. Oct. 1, 1906 - June 27, 1907 (last few pages torn out).
- 65v. July 3, 1907 - Apr. 1, 1908.
- 66v. Apr. 2, 1908 - Nov. 13, 1908.
- 67v. Nov. 14, 1908 - Mar. 29, 1909.
- 68v. Mar. 30, 1909 - Aug. 19, 1909.
- 69v. Aug. 21, 1909 - Dec. 9, 1909.
- 70v. Dec. 10, 1909 - Mar. 8, 1910.
- 71v. Mar. 9, 1910 - June 3, 1910.
- 72v. June 4, 1910 - Nov. 6, 1910.
- 73v. Nov. 7, 1910 - May 6, 1911.
- 74v. May 7, 1911 - Oct. 29, 1911.
- 75v. Nov. 3, 1911 - Sept. 11, 1912.
- 76v. Sept. 12, 1912 - July 30, 1913.
- 77v. Aug. 1, 1913 - June 9, 1914.
- 78v. June 10, 1914 - Jan. 9, 1915.
- 79v. Jan. 10, 1915 - Sept. 6, 1915.
- 80v. Sept. 7, 1915 - Sept. 30, 1916.
- 81v. Oct. 1, 1916 - June 1918.
- 82v. June 15, 1918 - May? 1920.
- 83v. June 1, 1920 - Spring 1924.
- 84. June 13, 1923 - June 22, 1924.
- 85v. Sept. 23, 1924 - Jan. 10, 1925.
- 86v. Jan. 11, 1925 - Mar. 23, 1925.
- 87v. Apr. 3, 1925 - June 25, 1925.
- 88v. June 27, 1925 - Feb. 1926.
- 89. From 88v. Calendar papers.
- 90v. Oct. 1, 1926 - June 1927.
- 91v. June 14, 1927 - June 19, 1928.
- 92v. June 11, 1928 - May 1930.
- 93v. June 9, 1930 - June 8, 1931.
- 94v. June 10, 1931 - Dec. 1931.
- 95v. June 6, 1932 - Feb. 1933.
- 97v. Jan. 1, 1934 - June 1935.
- 98v. Aug. 13, 1935 - June 19, 1938.
- 99. Feb. 22, 1939 - Mar. 21, 1939.
- 100. Apr. 8, 1940 - May 13, 1940.
- 101. July 26, 1941 - Oct. 2, 1941.
- 103. Jan. 1, 1945 - June 21, 1945.
- 104v. Jan. 1, 1946 - Jan. 2, 1948.
- 108v. Jan. 1, 1951 - July 7, 1951.
- 122-144: Autobiography, 1933, 1936, ts.
- 124-144: "The Remembered Way," ts.; written in 1936 and submitted to Little, Brown competition
- 124. Title page, introduction.
- 125. Chapter 1, "A Brownstone Front."
- 126. Chapter 2, "A Post Office in Fairyland."
- 127. Chapter 3, "A House on the Drive."
- 128. Chapter 4, "Two Schools for Girls."
- 129. Chapter 5, "A Child in the Orient."
- 130. Chapter 5, "On a College Campus" (there are two chapter 5s).
- 131. Chapter 6, "Through City Streets."
- 132. Chapter 7, "Classrooms, Tenements and Employment Bureaus."
- 133. Chapter 8, "A Resident Hall."
- 134. Chapter 9, "Country People."
- 135. Chapter 10, "Two Hundred Orphans."
- 136. Chapter 11, "A Community Center."
- 137. Chapter 12, "A Dean's Job."
- 138. Chapter 13, "A School for Women Workers in Industry."
- 139. Chapter 14, "More Schools for Workers."
- 140. Chapter 15, "What Dreams May Grow."
- 141. Chapter 16, "Years of Depression."
- 142. Chapter 17, "An Office in Washington."
- 143. Revisions of various pages.
- 144. Letters from Mathilde Weil re: autobiography, 1924, 1934-1937.
- 145. Letters from editors re: autobiography, 1934-1941 (scattered).
- 146. Correspondence with publishers re: writings, 1935-1965 (scattered).
- 147. Notes re: autobiography, other writings.
- 148v. Poetry, ca. 1925-1933.
- 149. Poetry by HWS, 1899, 1910, 1916, 1917, n.d.
See also #424 for poetry related to HWS' professional life.
For HWS' professional writings, see Series II.
- 150. The Story of Hilda Smith and Workers' Education, two ts. copies. One is by Margaret Smith, 1932.
- 151. Biographical material, 1940-1975 (scattered), n.d. Most are resumes. Also includes
Hall-Smith genealogical information.
- 152. Awards: Diploma, New York School of Philanthropy, 1915; New York City Board of Education
Adult Education Section Award, 1947; Bryn Mawr College Award for Distinguished Service,
- 153-166: Education
- 153. Primary school, Carnegie Hall, New York, n.d.
- 154. Eighth grade A. Composition work, Oct. 5, 1900 - Dec. 1901, n.d.
- 155-160: Veltin School: grade reports and compositions
- 155. Grade reports, 1903-1906.
- 156. Compositions, Senior Prep B, November 1902 - April 1903.
- 157. Compositions, III Senior A, November 1903 - April 1904.
- 158. Compositions, II Senior A, December 1904 - May 1905.
- 159. Compositions, I Senior A, November 1905 - May 1906.
- 160. Compositions, (I Senior A, 1906?), n.d.
- 161. Bryn Mawr College, 1906-1909 (scattered). Correspondence; Association for Self-Government
- 162. Bryn Mawr College, 1909, n.d. Chapel talk (1909); classwork.
- 163-166: New York School of Philanthropy
- 163. "Social Work in New York City," 1913. First-year term paper.
- 164. "Study of Working Mothers," 1915.
- 165. "Aims and Methods in Employment Bureau Work," 1915. Thesis.
- 166. Suggested outline for project in Economics 650, 1915. Columbia University graduate
- 167-215: Personal correspondence
- 172-177: HWS' letters to aunt, Cora M. Hall; some are jointly addressed to HWS' sister, HHS
- 173. January-June 1925. From Europe.
- 174. July-August 1925. From Europe.
- 175. 1929, 1933-1935. Several letters are from Cora to HWS.
- 177. n.d. (ca. 1933-1937).
- 178. HWS to sister Helen Hall Smith, 1939-1953 (scattered).
- 179. HWS to sister HHS, 1954-1960.
- 180. To HWS from sister, HHS; brother, Jewell Kellogg Smith, 1901, 1907, 1909-1911.
- 181. HWS correspondence with other relatives, 1902-1905, 1909-1910, 1921-1923.
- 182-197: To HWS from fellow students at Bryn Mawr College and New York School of Philanthropy
- 182. Sept. 1908 - July 1909.
- 192. n.d. (ca. 1909-1914).
- 193. 1914-1915. Thank yous for book of verse.
- 194. March 1916, Apr.-Dec. 1917.
- 196. July 1918 - Dec. 1923.
- 197. n.d. (ca. 1915-1918).
- 198-210: To HWS from former students at Bryn Mawr Summer School, Vineyard Shore Workers' School,
Hudson Shore Labor School; and from other working people HWS had met, 1921, 1934,
1950-1974 (scattered). Arranged alphabetically by HWS with notes about most of the
- 211-215: HWS: correspondence with others
- 211. 1933-1955 (scattered).
- 215. HWS' annual newsletters, 1944-1974 (scattered).
- Series: II. PROFESSIONAL PAPERS. 216-426
- A. Bryn Mawr College: Warden, 1913-1914. 216
- 216. Resolution about borrowing clothing and toilet articles, 1914; incomplete letter about
school life, n.d.
- B. Bryn Mawr Community Center: Director, 1916-1919. 217-220
- 217. By-laws, 1916; minutes, 1920.
- 218. Correspondence, 1917-1918, 1920.
- 219. Publicity and other printed material, 1916-1920.
See also clippings #426.
- 220. HWS' notes, history of Center, 1917, 1919.
- C. Bryn Mawr College: Dean, 1919-1920. 221
- 221. Correspondence, 1920, 1922.
- D. Workers' Education Specialist, 1921-1962? 222-278
- 222-244 Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry: Director (Leave of absence
September 1933; resignation December 1934), 1921-1933
See #223, 228.
- 222. Administration, 1923-1939.
- 224. Finances, 1934-1939.
- 225-227: Reports and evaluations
- 226. Evaluation, July 15, 1934.
- 228. General correspondence, 1921-1936.
- 230. Summer School for Women Workers in Industry at Mt. Ivy, N.Y. Conducted by BMSS, 1935.
- 231-236: Student records and activities
- 232. Applications, 1930, 1935.
- 233. Dramatics and music, 1921-1937.
- 234. Experiments in Labor Dramatics at BMSS: notebook, 1932. PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 235. Social Science Workshop and Science Laboratory: notebook, ca. 1932. PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 236. Student writings, 1924-1935, n.d.
- 237-241: Student publications
- 238. Bryn Mawr Daisy, 1922, 1924.
- 239. Bryn Mawr Light, 1925, 1926.
- 240. Shop and School, 1930, 1931.
- 241. Shop and School, 1933, 1934, 1936.
- 242. Publicity, 1921-1939.
- 243. "The Effect Upon Its Students of the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in
Industry," by Chris Dymkowski, 1972.
- 244. HWS: Writings, 1922-1937, 1948, 1975.
- 245: Barnard Summer School for Women Workers in Industry: Member, Administrative Committee,
- 246-249: Vineyard Shore Workers' School: Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director,
- 246. Administration, 1927-1934. PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 248. Student publications, 1927-1931.
- 249. Publicity, 1929-1933, n.d.
- 250-267: Hudson Shore Labor School: Member of the Board of Directors, 1939-1951.
- 250. Administration, 1921-1951.
- 251. Minutes, 1941-1951 (scattered).
- 252. Finances and physical plant, 1938-1950.
- 253. Director's reports, 1942-1951 (scattered).
- 254. Field reports, 1940; Household employment reports, 1942, 1945, 1947.
- 255. General correspondence, 1939-1954.
- 256. Faculty training, 1940-1950.
- 257. Faculty and undergraduate assistants, 1942-1950.
- 258-261: Student records and activities
- 258. Students and alumni 1939-1950.
- 260. Student drama, 1939-1947.
- 262-264: Student publications
- 265. Publicity, 1939-1950.
See also 1o.
- 266. Newsletters, 1946-1950 (scattered).
- 267. HWS: Writings, 1939, n.d.
- 268-272 Summer Workshop in Workers' Education Methods and Techniques at the Institute of Management
and Labor Relations; held at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey: Member
of Advisory Board, 1951-1953.
- 268. Administration, 1951-1959.
- 270. Summer Workshop manuals, 1951, 1954.
- 271. Publicity, 1951-1957.
- 272. Union Handclasp, 1952; IMLR News, 1953-1955 (scattered).
- F. Federal Public Housing Authority: Chief of Project Services Section, 1943-1945.
- 305. Administration, 1943-1945.
- 306. Regional [field] reports, 1943-1945.
- 307. Regional [field] correspondence, 1944-1948.
- 308. Conferences, 1943-1945.
- 309. General correspondence, 1943-1948.
- 310. Subject file: Children's services; Education and recreation; Local projects; Women's
dormitories; Women in the war, 1943-1945.
- 311. Housing managers' manual, ts. drafts, 1944-1945.
- 312. Management Standards Division, 1943-1946.
- 313. Publicity, 1944-1946.
- 314. HWS: Writings and speeches, 1944-1945, n.d.
- G. National Committee for the Extension of Labor Education: Chairman, 1945-1951.
- 318. Drafting committee, 1946-1949.
- 320. Conferences, 1945-1950.
- 321. General correspondence, 1943-1949.
- 322-327: Subject files
- 322. "Attack." General Motors' attack on labor extension at the University of Michigan,
- 323. Congressional contacts, 1946-1950.
- 324. Hearings, 1946-1949.
- 325. President's Commission on Higher Education, 1946-1947.
- 327. Universities, 1945-1955.
- 328. Publicity, 1945-1950.
See also 1o.
- 329. Bulletins, 1947-1949 (scattered).
- 330. HWS: Speeches, 1946-1947.
- 331-333: HWS: Writings
- 332. "Learning to Lobby," 1948.
- H. Fund for Adult Education, Ford Foundation: Writer (to compile and write history
of Workers' Education Schools and their programs), 1952-1954. 334-338
- 334. Correspondence, reports re: Workers' Service Project survey, 1950-1953.
- 335. Report on Works Progress Administration, 1951, ts.
- 336. People Come First, report of Workers' Education in the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, the
Civil Works Administration and the Works Progress Administration from 1933 to 1943.
Report dated 1952, ts.
- 337. American Labor Education Service archives, 1954-1955.
- 338. American Labor Education Service archives, 1956-1962.
See also #376.
- I. Consultant for State Commissions on the Elderly, 1957-1961. 339-353
- 339-344: New York State Department of Education, Adult Education Bureau: Staff member, 1957-1959.
- 339. Minutes of Council meetings, 1957-1958; field trip report, 1958.
- 340. Correspondence, 1956-1959.
- 341. HWS' notes re: "Recreation of the Elderly."
- 342-344: Program Ideas. Recreation for the Elderly
- 345-353: Connecticut State Commission for Services to the Elderly: Consultant, 1959-1961.
- 345. Reports of meetings, 1959-1963.
- 346. Lists of committees, delegates, 1960, 1962.
- 347. Meetings, suggestions about radio and TV programs for aged, 1960.
- 348. Weekly reports by HWS to Donald Kent, 1959-1960.
- 349. Correspondence, 1960-1961.
- 351-353: Publications, by HWS
- 351. The Church in Relation to Elderly Persons, 1960.
- 352. Report for Connecticut's White House Conference on Aging, June 1960.
- 353. Aging in Connecticut: Day Centers for Elderly, 1960; Planning Day Centers for the Elderly, June 1961.
- J. Federal Agencies. 354-373
- 354-358: Public Housing Administration: Consultant, January-April 1962.
- 354. Reports, preliminary drafts, 1962.
- 355. Correspondence, 1961-1964.
- 357-358: Publications, by HWS
- 357. Housing for the Elderly, 1961.
- 358. Local Housing Authority Management Handbook, 1962.
- 359-366: Vocational Rehabilitation Administration [U.S. Department of Health, Education, and
Welfare]: Consultant, 1962-1964.
- 359. Minutes of staff meeting, 1962; progress reports, 1962-1963.
- 360. Correspondence, 1962-1963.
- 361-366: Summaries of progress reports to OVR/VRA. These reports concerned grants made by
the OVR/VRA for research on vocational rehabilitation. The summaries were written
by HWS and are arranged alphabetically by state
- 362. Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia.
- 363. Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey.
- 365. Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin.
- 367-369: Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor: Writer, 1963-1964.
- 367. Correspondence, 1961-1964. Includes HWS' contract with Department of Labor, 1963.
- 368. "Industrial Homework," drafts.
- 369. "Report on the Employment and Training of Physically Handicapped Women," 1964, outline.
U.S. Public Health Service: Writer, Division of Chronic Diseases, 1963, and Gerontology
Branch, 1964. 370-371
- 370. The Division of Chronic Diseases, 1963, draft.
- 371. The Preventive Health Service and Home Nursing Care Program at Dexter Manor, Providence,
Rhode Island, 1964, draft.
- 372-373: U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity: Consultant, 1965.
- 372. Minutes of meetings, travel reports, correspondence, 1965.
- 373. HWS' notes re: Anti-poverty program.
- K. Other Professional Affiliations. 374-410
- 374. American Association for Adult Education, 1947-1950.
- 375. Americans for Democratic Action, 1950.
- 376. American Federation of Teachers, Local 189, 1952-1965 (scattered).
- 377-379: The Art Workshop of the Rivington Neighborhood Association
- 377. Correspondence, 1932-1941, 1955.
- 378. Minutes of Board of Directors, Finance committee, 1932.
- 380. Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association, 1946, 1951-1952, 1957.
- 381. Democratic Party, National Committee, Women's Division: Correspondence, 1949-1957.
- 382. Democratic Party, National Committee, Women's Division: Printed material, 1956-1957.
- 383. Esopus Town (N.Y.): HWS' campaign for town supervisor, 1955.
See also 1o.
- 384. Family Service Association, 1950.
- 385. Girl Scouts of America: Correspondence, 1949-1951.
- 386. Girl Scouts of America: Reports, minutes, 1947-1949.
- 387. Girls Friendly Society (New York City), n.d.
- 388. Mary N. Winslow Memorial Foundation, Inc., 1952-1955.
- 389. Poughkeepsie Adult Education Service, 1952-1955.
- 390. Southeast Settlement House (Washington [D.C.] Welfare Assn., Inc.): Minutes, 1946,
- 391. Southeast Settlement House (Washington [D.C.] Welfare Assn., Inc.): Proposals, agreements,
- 392. Washington, D.C. International Center, 1960, 1962.
- 393. Washington Stage for Action: HWS' notes re: reports, etc., 1946-1947.
- 394. Washington Stage for Action: Publicity. PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 395. Washington, D.C. Workers Education Committee, 1946-1949, 1951.
- 396. Webster School: Syllabus for poetry class, taught by HWS, 1935.
- 397. Webster School: Essay contest, HWS judge, 1948-1949.
- 398-401: West Park (N.Y.) Neighborhood Association
- 398. Annual reports, 1916, 1917; other printed material; notes.
- 399. Correspondence, 1951-1952, 1959.
- 400. Scripts, pageants, n.d.
- 401. Publicity, 1914, 1917.
- 402-410: William Roy Smith Memorial Fund: Workshops in Living History
- 402. Administration and publicity, 1938-1940.
- 403. Correspondence, 1939-1947.
- 404. Baltimore workshop, 1939.
- 405. Cumberland, Maryland workshop, 1937-1939.
- 406. New York City workshop, 1939-1940.
- 407. Washington, D.C. workshop, 1939.
- 408. Highlander Folk School, 1939. PHOTOGRAPH.
- 409. Summer School for Office Workers, Chicago, 1939-1940.
See photographs in #448.
- 410. Southern Summer School for Workers, 1939-1940.
- L. General Professional Correspondence and Writings, 1912-1972. 411-426
- 416-419: "Speeches and talks"
- 416. "On Community Work," 1918, 1920-1921.
- 417. "On Community Work," etc., 1938-1959, n.d.
- 418. Most on community or social work, n.d.
- 419. Requests for HWS to speak, 1918, 1930-1965 (scattered).
- 420-423: Other writings by HWS, arranged chronologically
- 420. Partial bibliography of articles and publications by HWS, 1937, n.d.
- 421. 1910-1945 (scattered).
- 422. 1952-1970 (scattered).
- 425. Word games, 1940, 1949, n.d.
- 426. Clippings, 1914-1972 (scattered).
See also 1o.
- 1o. Newsclippings, 1910, 1914.
- 1f+. Hudson Shore Labor School, poster (1939-1951); National Committee for the Extension
of Labor Education, brochure (1949); Esopus Town (N.Y.): HWS' campaign poster (1955);
Newsclippings, 1920-1940 (scattered), n.d.
- Series: III. PHOTOGRAPHS. 427-450
FILED IN PHOTOGRAPH DRAWER.
See also #234, 235, 246, 261 394, 408
- 427-432: Family and personal
- 427. Hall family: Charles Mason Hall, Elizabeth (Peaslee) Hall, Cora M. Hall, Mary Helen
(Hall) Smith, n.d. 6 photos.
- 428. Smith family: Julia Kellogg Smith, John Jewell Smith, Ella Marion Smith, Smith family
portrait, 1885, n.d. 5 photos.
- 429. Hilda Worthington Smith: with parents, brother and sister, others. 1892, 1895, 1901,
1905, n.d. 13 photos.
- 430. Hilda Worthington Smith: alone. 1907-1908?, 1942, 1952, n.d. 10 photos.
- 431. Hilda Worthington Smith with others: Charlotte Sage and family, Mary Taber, Inter-College
Self Government Conference, unidentified, 1910, 1912, 1915, 1937. 8 photos.
- 432. Others (sent to HWS, some identified): Fanny Goymash (?) and family, Ellen Sweeney,
Amin and Baz Kawar, Ernestine L. Friedmann, unidentified. 1911, 1918, 1938, n.d.
- 433-450: Professional; arranged alphabetically by subject
- 433. The Art Workshop of the Rivington Neighborhood Assn., n.d. Classes. 8 photos.
- 434. Barnard Summer School for Women Workers in Industry, 1928. Classes. 2 photos.
- 435. Bryn Mawr College, May Day, 1910. 2 photos.
- 436. Bryn Mawr College, buildings, 1913, 1921, n.d. Includes two woodcuts of buildings
done by students at Bryn Mawr Summer School. 8 photos.
- 437. Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry, 1922, 1928-1929. Includes
pictures of students, teachers, M. Carey Thomas (president of Bryn Mawr), Eleanor
Roosevelt. 14 photos.
See also #234 and #235.
- 438-442: Educational classes and camps, arranged alphabetically by location. 1934-1935, n.d.
- 438. California, Colorado, Crete (?) 8 photos.
- 439. Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky. 11 photos.
- 440. Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North
Dakota. 21 photos.
- 441. Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia. 23 photos.
- 442. Unidentified. 8 photos and 1 chart.
- 443. Hudson Shore Labor School, 1939-1953 (scattered). Includes pictures of buildings,
class, and seven photographs of Eleanor Roosevelt (alone and with others, dog). 20
- 444. Hudson Shore Labor School, 1939. Photographs removed from scrapbook (#261). 55 photos.
- 445. New York: Adult Education Bureau, 1957; Council on Aging, 1958. 6 photos.
- 446. Public Housing Authority: "Company Housing for Miners," West Virginia (?), 1944.
- 447. Saint Faith's School, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., n.d. St. Timothy's Church (First), New York
City, n.d. 6 photos.
- 448. Summer School for Office Workers, Chicago, 1940. 10 photos.
- 449. Vineyard Shore Labor School, 1929, 1930. Most are views of buildings and rooms.
See also #246.
- 450. West Park Neighborhood Association: pageant scenes, n.d. 18 photos.
Affiliated Schools for Workers
American Labor Education Service
Barnard Summer School for Women Workers in Industry
Bookbinder, Hyman H
Bryn Mawr Community Center
Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry
Christgau, Victor, 1894-
Coit, Eleanor Gwinnell, 1894-1976
Dulles, Eleanor Lansing, 1895-
Farrell, James Thomas, 1904-
Friedmann, Ernestine L, 1885-1973
Gamble, Mary Nan
Hall, Charles Mason, 1821-?
Hewes, Amy, 1877-1970
Highlander Folk School
Hinton, Carmelita (Chase), 1890-
Hopkins, Harry Lloyd, 1890-1946
Hudson Shore Labor School
Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963
Kellogg, Paul Underwood, 1879-1958
Kenyon, Dorothy, 1888-1972
LaFollette, Charles Marion, 1898-
Lenroot, Katharine Frederica, 1891-
Lockwood, Helen Drusilla, 1891-1971
Loucheim, Kathleen (Scofield), 1903-
McBride, Katherine Elizabeth, 1904-
National Committee for the Extension of Labor Education
Ogden, Jean (Carter), 1897-
Park, Marion (Edwards), 1875-1960
Pell, Orlie [Anna Haggerty], 1900?-1975?
Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965
Peterson, Esther (Eggertsen), 1906-
Rauh, Joseph L, Jr., 1911-
Reuther, Victor George, 1912-
Roosevelt, Anna Eleanor (Roosevelt), 1884-1962
Rutgers University. Workshops in Workers' Education and Techniques
Schneiderman, Rose, 1882-1972
Smith, Helen Hall, 1892-1971
Smith, John Jewell, 1834-1901
Smith, Margaret (Earhart), 1902-1960
Starr, Mark, 1894-
Thomas, M[artha] Carey, 1857-1935
United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration
United States. Federal Public Housing Authority
United States. Works Progress Administration. Workers' Service Program
Vineyard Shore Labor School
Williams, Aubrey Willis, 1890-1965
Winant, John Gilbert, 1889-1947
Witte, Edwin Emil, 1887-1960
Woodward, Ellen (Sullivan), ?-1971
Bryn Mawr College
Chatham Four Corners, New York
Drama in education
Emigration and immigration
Labor and laboring classes -- Education
New York School of Philanthropy
Summer School for Office Workers
Teachers, training of
United States. Office of Economic Opportunity
World War II, 1939-1945
- Absolon, William - 307
- Anderson, Eleanor Copenhauer - 419
- Arnold, Frances P. - 419
- Astrow, Irving - 340
- Bailey, George - 355
- Baker, Hariot A. - 403
- Bakke, E. Wight - 334
- Belchamber, Doris - 413
- Betts, H. J. - 286
- Bonds, A. B., Jr. - 325
- Bookbinder, Hyman H. - 415
- Bourne, Dorothy Dulles - 412
- Boyle, George V. - 268
- Bradford, Leland P. - 374
- Branson, Frances - 218
- Brooke, W. Carroll - 313
- Brown, Francis J. - 325
- Brown, Katherine Joan - 309
- Bruce, Alan - 285
- Burch, Glen - 413
- Burlingame, E. E. - 228
- Caliver, Ambrose - 415
- Cannon, Mary M. - 367
- Carmody, John M. - 315
- Carner, Lucy P. - 286
- Carney, Alice C. - 385
- Carr, Charlotte - 337
- Carter, Jean - 228
- Cartwright, Morse A. - 374, 419
- Case, James H., Jr. - 340
- Cavanaugh, Kenneth C. - 355
- Charnas, Theodore - 340
- Christgau, Victor - 349
- Clark, Anna M. - 411
- Clark, Ethel C. - 290
- Clarke, Catharine - 413
- Coit, Eleanor G. - 252, 268, 273, 304, 321, 337, 338, 340, 395, 406
- Colton, Samuel - 252
- Connor, Edward D. - 292, 307, 321
- Connors, John D. - 321
- Corr, Maureen - 273
- Crabtree, Arthur P. - 320, 389
- Cregar, E. Robert - 268
- Daniels, John - 419
- Dirnberger, Mary - 403
- Dolson, Chester A. - 252
- Douglas, Paul H. - 323
- Dulles, Eleanor - 411
- Eastman, Elizabeth - 388
- Edwards, Frances - 308
- Elder, Arthur A. - 322, 327
- Ellender, Allen J. - 323
- Elliot, Laura - 230
- Ellis, Mabel Brown - 413
- Essert, Paul L. - 374
- Farrell, James T. - 322
- Fernbach, Frank L. - 286, 322
- Fisher, C. A. - 327
- Fisher, Winifred - 414
- Fletcher, C. Scott - 334
- Ford, Margaret - 413
- Forstall, A. - 228
- Frank, Mrs. Clemence - 307
- Friedmann, Ernestine L. - 286, 309
- Gamble, Mary Nan - 306-309
- Gay, H. A. - 252
- Gilman, Elisabeth - 286
- Gilmore, Marguerite I. - 405
- Glassgold, A. C. - 309
- Golden, Clinton S. -- 286, 413
- Grattan, C. Hartley - 334
- Gullian, Reupen - 399
- Halbert, Blanche - 309
- Hansome, Marius - 321
- Harrison, Marcia - 286
- Hawley, John B. - 320
- Heaps, David - 304
- Heavey, Kathryn L. - 381
- Hedges, Ada H. - 307
- Hedges, Marion H. - 317
- Herring, John W. - 355, 419
- Hewes, Amy - 321, 337, 338
- Hill, Lister - 323
- Hinton, Carmelita - 415
- Hitchcock, Florence - 380
- Horton, James A. - 413
- Horton, Myles - 415
- Hulbert, Eri - 308, 309
- Hunger, Edwin L. - 389
- Jackson, Bertha Read - 413
- James, Dorothy W. - 413
- Jessup, John - 308, 309
- Johnson, Betty - 309
- Johnson, Clarence R. - 311
- Jones, Leo - 286
- Jones, Lewis Webster - 337
- Kefauver, Estes - 323, 381
- Kellogg, Paul U. - 326
- Kenyon, Dorothy - 414
- Kerr, Mina - 219
- Kerrison, Irvine L. H. - 268
- King, Frederic R. - 377
- Koempel, Leslie - 308
- Kowalski, Joe - 315, 326
- Kranz, Besse S. - 385
- LaFollette, Charles M. - 375
- Lee, Porter R. - 411
- Lenroot, Katharine F. - 320
- Leslie, Mabel - 377
- Lewis, Alfred Baker - 317
- Lewis, Elizabeth M. - 419
- Lipman, Henry T. - 406
- Liveright, A. A. - 327
- Lockwood, Helen Drusilla - 228, 255
- Lord, Clifford L. - 338
- Louchheim, Katie - 381
- McBride, Katharine Elizabeth - 334, 383
- McCullouch, Rhoda E. - 419
- McDonald, Ralph - 419
- McLean, Anne - 385
- McMurry, Ruth E. - 320
- Madden, Ray J. - 323
- Maeder, Lloyd A. - 399
- Manca, Ruth N. - 309
- Manning, William T. - 411
- Mathiasen, Geneva - 340
- Maxwell, G. L. - 321
- Melvin, Ernest E. - 372
- Merrell, Marion - 286
- Miller, Bernice Amanda - 413
- Miller, Spencer, Jr. - 286
- Mire, Joseph - 327
- Mitchell, Dick - 307, 309
- Monsman, Gerald - 355, 360
- Morley, Louise - 255
- Morris, George B. - 326
- Moulton, Phillips P. - 412
- Nail, Marion B. - 218
- Orlowski, Albina S. - 381
- Overeask, O. G. - 285
- Park, Marion E. - 228, 229
- Patten, Ellen S. - 419
- Pearson, Paul M. - 286
- Penfield, Ruth - 419
- Perkins, Frances - 321
- Perry, Ernest J. - 334
- Peterson, Esther E. - 415
- Potter, Ellen - 286
- Rabe, Henrietta - 415
- Rauh, Joseph L., Jr. - 376
- Reuther, Victor G. - 326, 419
- Roberts, Bess K. - 412
- Roosevelt, Amy - 419
- Roosevelt, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt - 381, 412 - 414
- Ross, Inez Dane - 412
- Savage, Jane B. Y. - 380
- Schacht, Robert H. - 327
- Schnapper, M. B - 412
- Schneiderman, Rose - 415
- Schofield, Lois - 413
- Schretter, Howard - 372
- Seigworth, V. Frieda - 285
- Shangold, Benjamin - 389
- Shortleff, Helen C. - 411
- Sillars, Robertson - 374
- Sinclair, Donald A. - 338
- Skard, Aase - 413
- Skelley, Thomas J. - 360
- Smith, Frances V. - 322
- Smith, Margaret Earhart - 337
- Smith, H. Alexander - 323
- Smith, Myra A. - 309
- Smith, W. P. (Mrs. W. R.) - 403
- Spector, Sidney - 355
- Spinney, Ann - 334, 338
- Stark, Harry F. - 268
- Starr, Mark - 325, 340, 413
- Stern, Charles G. - 355
- Stevens, Kenneth M. - 322
- Stewart, Milton D. - 340
- Stone, Margaret F. - 388
- Sully, Wilberforce, Jr. - 413
- Sutherland, O. Clyde - 286
- Tabellini, Mariella - 255
- Taylor, Pamela Coyne - 380
- Thackrey, Russell I. - 317
- Thomas, M. Carey - 218, 219
- Thompson, Jean M. - 413
- Van Cleve, William J. - 317
- Vandenberg, Arthur H. - 323
- Vick, Gale - 309
- Ware, Caroline - 320
- Weil, Henrietta S. - 385
- West, Ralph G. - 389
- White, Mary Alice - 309
- Willey, Frank G. - 317
- Williams, Aubrey - 290
- Williams, Constance - 349
- Wilson, Blanche J. - 307
- Wilson, M. L. - 252
- Wilson, Ora L. - 286
- Winant, John G. - 290
- Witte, Edwin Emil - 322
- Wolpert, Walter J. - 316
- Wood, Margaret D. - 255
- Woodward, Ellen S. - 290
- Yagoda, Louis - 321
- Yetka, Edith - 412
The following item has been removed from the collection and donated to the Norfolk
Public Library Norfolk, VA, July 1980:
- This Is It, by the Housing Authority of the City of Norfolk, Virginia, 1946 (pamphlet)
The following items have been removed from the collection and donated to the American
Jewish Historica Society, July 1980:
- Four pamphlets on Jewish life in America
The following item has been removed from the collection and donated to the Williams
College, Chapin Library, August 1980:
- Williams College Alumni Register, 1888
The following item has been removed from the collection and donated to the Widener
Library, Harvard University, August 1980:
- The Weekly Bouquet (newspaper, 1893)
The following item has been removed from the collection and donated to the Graduate
School of Design Harvard University, September 1980:
- pamphlet on architectural history
The following items have been removed from the collection and donated to the FDR Library,
Hyde Park, New York, October 1980:
- miscellaneous printed materials re: worker's education in the FDR administration
The following item has been removed from the collection and donated to the North Carolina
State Archives, Raleigh, NC, October 1980:
- pamphlet re: North Carolina
The following items have been removed from the collection and donated to the Bryn
Mawr College Library, October 1980:
- several pamphlets and leaflets re: Bryn Mawr Community Center
The following items have been removed from the collection and donated to the New York
Public Library, New York, NY, October 1980:
- miscellaneous printed materials concerning Black culture, Civil Rights; West Park,
New York and the Flushing Institute
The following items have been removed from the collection and donated to the Stanford
University Libraries, Dept. of Special Collections, Fall 1980:
- miscellaneous printed materials re: migrant labor
The following item has been removed from the collection and donated to the University
of Maine at Orono, Fall 1980:
- pamphlet re: South Hope, Maine
The following items have been removed from the collection and donated to the Labor-Management
Documentation Center, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, December 1980:
- one carton miscellaneous printed material re: American Labor Education Service and
labor education in general
The following items have been removed from the collection and donated to State Historical
Society of Wisconsin, Madison WI, January 1981:
- one carton miscellaneous printed material re: early workers schools
The following item has been removed from the collection and donated to the Schlesinger
Library Printed Books Department, 1959:
- Alsberg, Henry G. America Fights the Depression, 1934
- Brown, Louise. Ellen Hayes, Trail-Blazer, 1932
The following items have been removed from the collection and donated to Schlesinger
Library Printed Books Department, 1980:
- miscellaneous printed materials re: International Ladies Garment Workers' Union and
camps for girls