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Swift, Carolyn Ruth. Papers of Carolyn Ruth Swift, 1946-1981: 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.: 81-M53
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Carolyn Ruth Swift
Title: Papers of Carolyn Ruth Swift, 1946-1981
Date(s): 1946-1981
Quantity: 1.42 linear feet (1 carton, 1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, memos, reports, etc., pertaining to the sex discrimination complaint of Carolyn Ruth Swift, member of the English Department, against Rhode Island College.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 81-M53
These papers of Carolyn Ruth Swift (formerly Lenz) were given to the Schlesinger Library by Carolyn Ruth Swift in February 1981.

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: May 1981
By: Eva Moseley

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research, with the exception of personal correspondence and journals are closed to research until January 1, 2056.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Carolyn Ruth Swift is held by Carolyn Ruth Swift. Upon her death, copyright transfers to her sons, Peter Swift Lenz and Thomas Matthew Lenz. 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:

Carolyn Ruth Swift Papers, 1946-1981; item description, dates. 81-M53, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


A member of the English Department of Rhode Island College, Carolyn Ruth Swift brought a sex discrimination complaint against the college.


The largest portion concerns her sex-discrimination complaint against Rhode Island College, where she taught in the English Department. Also included are her writings, family and other personal correspondence, photographs, and journals. In most cases, the papers are in folders as arranged by the donor.


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College teachers
Sex discrimination against women
Universities and colleges
Rhode Island College (1960- )--Trials, litigation, etc.