White, Marjorie, 1894-1972. Papers of Marjorie White, ca.1930-ca.1970: 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
Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: MC 184
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Marjorie White, 1894-1972
Title: Papers of Marjorie White, ca.1930-ca.1970
Quantity: 13.35 linear feet (31 file boxes, 1 card file)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Notebooks containing published and unpublished articles, photos, clippings, and notes
on women and correspondence of Marjorie White, collector.
Accession numbers: 73-71, 81-M54
The Marjorie White Collection was deposited in the Schlesinger Library in June 1973
and February 1981 by her daughter, Zalmar Perlin.
Processed: September 1973
Access. Collection is open for research.
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Marjorie White 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.
Marjorie White Papers, ca.1930-ca.1970; item description, dates. MC 184, folder #.
Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers of Zalmar Whitworth
Perlin, 1930?-1980 (81-M12--81-M54
The following items have been removed from the collection:
- Schreiner, Olive. Woman and Labor
- Langer, Suzanne K. Mind: An Essay on Human Feeling
- La Follette, Suzanne. Concerning Women
- Kelly, Amy. Eleanor of Aquitaine
- Penny, Virginia. The Employments of Women
- Sheerwood, Mrs. John. Manners and Social Usages
- Farber, S.M., and Wilson, R.H.L., eds. The Potential of Woman
- Stetson, Charlotte Perkins. Women and Economics
- National American Woman Suffrage Association. Victory, How Women Won It
- Neff, Wanda Fraiken. Victorian Working Women
- Landes, Ruth. The City of Women
- Rothery. The Amazons in Antiquity and Modern Times
- Williams, H. Noel. Five Fair Sisters
- Putnam, Emily James. The Lady
- Pinchbeck, Ivy. Women Workers and the Industrial Revolution
- Wolfson, Theresa. The Woman Worker and the Trade Unions
- Gamble, Eliza Burt. The Sexes in Science and History
- Walsh, Correa Moylan. Feminism
- Beauvoir, Simone de. The Marquis de Sade
- Reik, Theodor. Masochism in Sex and Society
- Woolf, Virginia. Three Guineas
- Reik, Theodor. Sex (in Man and Woman, etc.)
- Dickenson, Ellen Key. The Woman Question
- Freud, Sigmund. On Creativity and the Unconscious
- Beard, Mary R. America Through Women's Eyes
- Reik, Theodor. The Creation of Woman
- Deutsch, Helene. The Psychology of Women, 2 vols
- Kinsey, et al. Sexual Behavior in the Human Female
- Vaerting, Mathilde and Mathias. The Dominant Sex
- Klein, Viola. The Feminine Character
- Swiney, Frances. Woman and Natural Law
- Malinowski, Bronislaw. Sex and Repression in Savage Society
- Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1954: "Women in Public Life."
- President's Commission on the Status of Women. American Women
- Young, Louise M., ed. "Women's Opportunities and Responsibilities." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1947
- Annals... "Women in the Modern World." 1929
- Christense, C.L. Man and Woman in Prehistory
- Henry, Alice. Memoirs of Alice Henry
- Daedalus, Spring 1964. "The Woman in America." 2 copies
- Bebel, August. Woman in the Past, Present and Future
- Bebel, August. Woman and Socialism
- Freud, Sigmund. Totem and Taboo
- Brown, J.A.C. Freud and the Post-Freudians
- Ellis, Havelock. The Dance of Life
- Bachoffen, J.J. Myth, Religion and Mother Right: Selected Writings of
- Jung, Carl G. Memories, Dreams, Reflections
- Borgese, Elisabeth Mann. Ascent of Woman
- Goodsel, Willystine. A History of Marriage and the Family
- Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. The Man-Made World, or Our Androcentric Culture
- White, E.M. Woman in World History: Her Place in the Great Religions
- Ellis, Albert, and Abarbanel, Albert. Encyclopedia of Sexual Behavior
- Edinger, Dora. Bertha Pappenheim, Freud's Anna O.
- Veblen, Thorstein. The Higher Learning in America
- Engels, Frederick. The Origin of the Family
- Smith, W. Robertson. Kinship and Marriage
- Taylor, G. Rattray. Sex in History
- Stern, Karl. The Flight from Woman
- Reik, Theodor. Of Love and Lust
- Rogers, Katherine M. The Troublesome Helpmate
- Friedan, Betty. The Feminine Mystique
- Millet, Kate. Sexual Politics
- Hays, H.R. The Dangerous Sex
- Parsons, Elsie Clews. The Old-Fashioned Woman: Primitive Fancies about the Sex
- Preedy, George R. This Shining Woman (Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin)
- Parsons, Elsie Clews. The Family
- Hall, Gladys Mary. Prostitution in the Modern World
- National Manpower Council. Womanpower
- Stopes, Marie. Married Love
- Greenwald, H., and Krich, Aron. The Prostitute in Literature
- Bachofen, Johann Jakob. Das Mutterrecht. 2 vols
- Brown, Mary Milbank. The Historical Approach to the Theory of Relativity. 2 vols
- Brown, Mary Milbank. The Secret History of Jeanne d'Arc
- Elephas (pseud. of Mary Milbank Brown). The Fabulous Ass
Marjorie White was born on January 24, 1894 in Seattle, Washington, and died February
20, 1972. She lived in Forest Hills, New York.
This collection consists primarily of over one hundred loose-leaf notebooks filled
with published and unpublished articles, newsclippings, photographs and notes on women
throughout history and prehistory and on various subjects related to women, with an
extensive section on North American Indian women. Marjorie White collected this material
at a time when information on women was scattered and spotty; Mary R. Beard gave recognition
to its usefulness in the Acknowledgements to Woman as Force in History (1946).
To a great extent the notebooks reflect an interest in prehistoric woman as priestess,
midwife and originator of culture. This interest was stimulated by Marjorie White's
association with Mary Milbank Brown, who evolved a theory of a matriarchal period
preceding the post-Platonic patriarchy; she believe that men had redefined originally
"matristic" words in an esoteric, "patristic" code, still in use by "initiated" philosophers
and scientists. Correspondence with Mary Milbank Brown, and notes and outlines by
her, are found mainly in volume 157 some of her unpublished writings appear in 143-145
and 147, and correspondence about her and her work in 151 (including letters by Dr.
Bruno Oetteking and copies of letters from Pearl Buck to Jane Grant).
There is a good deal of correspondence with Mary Ritter Beard, as well as some of
her writings. This material, found mainly in 150a-e, 154 and 155, concerns itself
with the World Center for Women's Archives, a proposed Woman's Research Institute,
Mary Milbank Brown's work, the Encyclopedia Britannica (often referred to as "CB"), and Collier's Encyclopedia. There were projects afoot to correct the treatment of women in these two encyclopedias,
and Marjorie White contemplated an Encyclopedia of Women, but none of these was ever
completed. The World Center for Women's Archives also met with failure, due to World
War II and lack of funds, but gave an impetus to the collecting by other institutions
of papers by and about women.
Other correspondents include Herma Briffault, Dora Edinger, C. Esther Hodge (editor
of the English periodical, Women Speaking), Miriam Y. Holden, Inez Haynes Irwin, Dr. Blanche Christine Olschak, and Doris Stevens.
These women and others shared a concern for correcting the general view of woman's
role in history and thus pioneered and foreshadowed the more widespread interest manifested
a quarter of a century later.
Correspondence in the Marjorie White Collection was written between 1936 and 1967;
the articles and newsclippings were collected from the 1930s through the 1960s.
Most of the papers have been kept in the original loose-leaf binders, though in some
cases the contents have been transferred to folders, retaining the original numbering.
- Box 1: volumes 1-6
- Box 2: volumes 7-12
- Box 3: volumes 13-18
- Box 4: volumes 19-23A
- Box 5: volumes 23B-28
- Box 6: volumes 29-34
- Box 7: volumes 35-40
- Box 8: volumes 41-46
- Box 9: volumes 47-52
- Box 10: volumes 52A-57
- Box 11: volumes 58-63
- Box 12: volumes 64-69
- Box 13: volumes 70-75
- Box 14: volumes 76-81
- Box 15: volumes 82-88
- Box 16: volumes 89-95
- Box 17: volumes 96-101
- Box 18: volumes 102-107
- Box 19: volumes 108-112
- Box 20: volumes 113-118
- Box 21: volumes 119-124
- Box 22: volumes 125-130
- Box 23: volumes 131-136
- Box 24: volumes 137-142
- Box 25: volumes 143-148 (in folders)
- Box 26: volumes 149-150 (in folders)
- Box 27: volumes 150f-157 (in folders)
- Box 28: volumes 158-163
- Box 29: volumes 164-168, folders 169-171
- Box 30: Card file of books and articles on various subjects (Priestesses, Law, Oracles,
Queens, etc.) and of Marjorie White's library
- Boxes 31-32: Books (see Inventory)
- 1. Queens, B.C. Particularly Egypt, also China, Ur. Chronological list, bibliography,
- 2. Queens, B.C.-A.D. Roman, Byzantine, Japanese, French, Indian, Russian, English, Mongol,
- 3. Queens. Egypt, Arabia, Assyria, Hebrews, Rome. Emphasis on B.C.
- 4. Poetesses, I. B.C., medieval, modern. Bibliography. Sappho.
- 5. Poetesses, II. Particularly 19th and 20th centuries, European and American. Biographies,
- 6. Art-Education. Includes artists (with completed article on Rosalba Carriera for Encyclopedia Britannica); women in business; social work for the blind; colonizer (article on Margaret Brent);
- 7. Explorer-Library. Includes items under Friend, Government, Historian, Influence, Intellectual,
Inventor, Language, Law, Librarians.
- 8. Important Women. Mainly 20th century, includes article on Rosika Schwimmer.
- 9. Revolt of Women. Unassorted material on Sophia Smith Collection, Radcliffe, Margaret
- 10. Literature. Medieval and Renaissance Europe, Japan; diarists, mystics, journalists,
essayists; also 17th and 18th centuries.
- 11. Literature, continued. Notes re 18th and 19th centuries; copies of letters, some re
Margaret Mead, Ashley-Montague; criticism of Simone de Beauvoir; clippings re women
- 12. Medicine-Philosophers. Includes items under Midwives, Mothers, Music, Philosophers,
B.C. to A.D. With two Encyclopedia Britannica articles re Greek philosophers.
- 13. Politics-Sports. Includes items under Power, Printing Press, Prophetess, Priestess,
Rebel, Revolutionist, Reformer. Encyclopedia Britannica article on Russian revolutionist.
- 14. Religion-Sports. Includes items under Revolt/Dissenter, Science, Slavery. Two Encyclopedia Britannica articles, notes on dissenters, scientists.
- 15. Stateswomen, Scholars, Theatre, War, Wealth. Notes on scholars, Encyclopedia Britannica article.
- 16. North American Indian Women. Books, museums, women for and against North American
Indian, agriculture, changes, clothing, dance, deity, family, goddesses, etc.
- 17. North American Indian Women II. General, housing, hunting, initiations, kinship, languages,
magicians, marriage, matriarchy, midwife, myths, etc. Typed copy of Lucien Carr, "On
the Social and Political Position of Women among the Huron-Iroquois Tribes," 1884.
- 18. North American Indian Women III. Clippings, articles from American Anthropologist; not sorted.
- 19. North American Indian Women IV. Pictures, politics, priestesses, ritual, shamans,
symbols, transvestite, treaties, wisdom, etc. Contribution of North American Indian
women, individuals, Indians by tribes.
- 20. American Women. United States Department of Labor, "Legal Status of Women in the U.S.,"
1953; Mary Beard article; etc.
- 21. Woman. "The Position of Women in Barbarism and Among the Ancients," article from Westminster Review, 1855; etc.
- 22. American Women. Calvinism, Puritanism, colonialism, 19th and 20th centuries.
- 23. Women's Attitudes on Women, Attitudes on Men. Includes letter from Mary R. Beard,
February 9, 1953, on Simone de Beauvoir's book; items on institutions of religion,
- 23A. North American Indian. Clippings and notes, with typed copy of "The Mountain Chant:
a Navajo Ceremony," by Dr. William Matthews.
- 23B. North American Indian, Clippings and notes.
- 24. Chronology. Dating, prehistory, stone age, etc.
- 25. Notebook: A-AM. Includes alphabet, abbe amato, abortion, academy, Adam, adultery,
agnostic, alchemy, alpha, altar, etc.
- 26. Notebook: ATOM. Items on U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, world government, Institute
for Advanced Studies at Princeton; includes United States Department of State, International Control of Atomic Energy: Growth of a Policy, ca 1946, with Marjorie White marginalia.
- 27. Notebook: AM-ARON. Including A-mater-asu, amazon, ark.
- 28. Notebook: ARON-BIBLE. Including Aron's rod, ax, barley, Bathsheba, bedchamber, bees,
- 29. Notebook: BIBLE-BOYLE. Including Plato's philosophy and the Bible, article on women
bibliophiles, birth control, Boaz, etc.
- 30. Notebook: BIRDS AS GODDESSES, ETC. Bird and paternity, bird-face figurines, flight
of birds foretelling future, etc.
- 31. Notebook: BIRDS BY NAME. Including cranes, cuckoo, eagle, dove, goose, swan, etc.
- 32. Notebook: DOVE I. Bird as impregnator, with many photographs of birds in art.
- 33. Notebook: DOVE II. Analysis of dove in Christian art.
- 34. Notebook: BIRDS. Additional notes and illustrations.
- 35. Notebook: BOYLE-CANAAN. Including breast, Buddhism, bull, calendar.
- 36. Notebook: CANAAN-CHAP. Including cast, castration, catacombs, cave painting, celibacy,
centaur, chalice, change, etc.
- 37. Notebook: CHAP.-COMB. Including chapter, charms, Christ, circle, circumcision, etc.
- 38. Notebook: CONSORT-(KING). Consort, descent by woman, sister.
- 39. Notebook: COMB-CULTURE. Including conception, concubine, continuity, cross, etc.
- 40. Notebook: CULTURE-DEITY. Including cybernetics, dance, Deborah, etc.
- 41. Notebook: DEITY-EGG. Including Delilah, descent, divine, dolphin, double standard,
- 42. Notebook: EGG-EVENT. Including ego, Eleusis, elite, establishment, etc.
- 43. Notebook: ESOTERIC I. Definitions; 13th Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion
in Their Relation to the Democratic Way of Life, 1952; notes on Mary Milbank Brown's
work on Plato's Cratylus; etc.
- 44. Notebook: ESOTERIC II. Including the code, mathematics, St. Augustine, Boas, Hegel,
Hobbes, Kant, Melville, Zimmer; Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Woman's Bible.
- 45. Notebook: ESOTERIC III. Including Timaeus, Hutchins' Great Books, E.C. Stanton; letter
from Doris Stevens to Marjorie White, June 14, 1956, re Woman's Bible; copy of letter,
Mary Milbank Brown to Marjorie White, March 1958.
- 46. Notebook: ESOTERIC IIIb. Thomas Mann, mathematics, Robert Oppenheimer, physics, etc.
- 47. Notebook: EVENT-FEMALE. Including evil, existentialism, family, father, etc.
- 48. Notebook: FEMALE-G. Including female body terms, feminism, fetishism, fish, etc.
- 49. Notebook: G-GOVT. Including Gabriel, genetics, agnostics, etc.
- 50. Notebook: GODDESS. Assorted clippings, not indexed, including photographs.
- 51. Notebook: GODDESS. Clippings and photographs, not sorted.
- 52. Notebook: [GODDESS]. "The Tradition of the Goddess Fortuna in Medieval Philosophy
and Literature," by Howard Rollin Patch, 1922; "The Great Mother of the Gods," by
Grant Showerman, 1901. Both with Marjorie White marginalia.
- 52A. Notebook: Notes on works by Vera Christina Chute Collum: "The Tressé Iron-Age Megalithic
Monuments"; "The Creative Mother-Goddess of the Celtic-Speaking Countries"; etc.
- 53. Notebook: GODS. Including god, no god, terminology; typed notes, etc.
- 54. Notebook: GOVT.-HER. Including grail, gynecology, hagia sophia, heaven, Hebrews, etc.
- 55. Notebook: HER-HOLY COUCH. Including heresy, hermes, hetairai, history, etc.
- 56. Notebook: HOLY GHOST-INFALLIBILITY. Including homunculus, homosexual, horse, hymen,
illegitimate, immaculate, incest, etc.
- 57. Notebook: INFALLIBILITY-IVY. Including influence, initiation, insects, Isis, etc.
- 58. Notebook: IGNORANCE. Ignorance of paternity, legends of Virgin birth, etc.
- 59. Notebook: INITIATION-MYSTERIES. Portions of George Oliver, "History of Initiation,"
- 60. Notebook: RITES, RITUAL, INITIATION, MYSTERIES. Notes and articles.
- 61. Notebook: INITIATION III. Notes, articles from American Anthropologist, etc.
- 62. Notebook: J-KISS. Including Jews, St. John, Judith, king, kinship, etc.
- 63. Notebook: KISS-LENGTH. Including knowledge, ladder, language, left-sided, etc.
- 64. Notebook: LAW COMMON. Articles, etc., not sorted; American Anthropologist, Volume 67, No. 6, part 2, December 1965, special publication on The Ethnography
- 65. Notebook: LAW. Including Salic law, Susan B. Anthony, legal status, woman lawyers
and judges, etc.
- 66. Notebook: LENGTH-M. Including lesbianism, light, Lilith, lingam, lotus, love; article
by Karen Horney, "Overvaluation of Love."
- 67. Notebook: MATRIARCHY-PATRI. Not sorted.
- 68. Notebook: MATRIARCHY. Including matrilineal, matrilocal, marriage, etc.
- 69. Notebook: MASCULINE ANTHROPOLOGY. Attacks on matriarchy, articles from American Anthropologist, etc.
- 70. Notebook: MASCULINE ANTHROPOLOGY. Matri vs. Patri. Articles and clippings; copy of
letter Marjorie White to Eleanor [Nicholes?], November 6, 1963, re "masculine anthropology."
- 71. Notebook: MASCULINE ANTHROPOLOGY AND MATRIARCHY. Articles, not in order. Includes
postcard to Marjorie White from Dora [Edinger], 1942.
- 72. Notebook: MEN FOR WOMEN MEN AGGIN. Samples of advertising, etc.
- 73. Notebook: MIDWIFE. Prehistoric, etc., with xerox copy of article on midwives from
1771 edition of Encyclopedia Britannica. Also ALS from Mary R. Beard to Marjorie White re midwives; copy of letter from Mary
R. Beard to Dr. Elizabeth Mason-Hohl, October 13, 1944, re midwives; copy of letter
from S. Josephine Baker to Mary R. Beard, January 18, 1945, re midwives; Eleanor Nicholes
to Marjorie White, February 28, 1959.
- 74. Notebook: M-MATH. Including magic, magna mater, man, marriage, etc.
- 75. Notebook: MATH-MIRIAM. Including matter, medicine, mind, miracle; two articles from
13th Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion; etc.
- 76. Notebook: MIRIAM-MOUTH. Including Miss, Mrs., mother-child, mountain, etc.
- 77. Notebook: MOUTH-MYTH. Including muses, music, mysteries, etc.
- 78. Notebook: MISOGYNISTS I. Including bachelors, Greek misogynists, etc.
- 79. Notebook: MISOGYNISTS II. Including Luther, Kant, Schopenhauer, Shaw, Strindberg,
Weininger, Wilde, Mailer, Sartre, Genet, etc.
- 80. Notebook: ARISTOTLE I. Aristotle through the centuries. Aristotle a woman? Influence
on Islam, Averroes, Maimonides, etc.
- 81. Notebook: ARISTOTLE II. Aristotle vs. Plato; Ayn Rand vs. Sidney Hook. Copies of typed
letter, signed Sophie N. Drinker to Mary Milbank Brown, April 18, 1960, re Josephine
Schreier, Aristotle as a woman, etc., and Mary Milbank Brown's reply, April 21, 1960.
- 82. Notebook: PLATONISM AND NEO-PLATONISM. Platonism through the centuries; Platonism
and Christianity; etc.
- 83. Notebook: PLATONISM II. Not sorted; includes drafts of Marjorie White letter to AAUW;
Hearings before Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, on Development
of the United Nations into a World Federation, 1950.
- 84. Notebook: PLATONISM III. Miscellaneous articles and notes.
- 85. Notebook: PLATONISM IV. Not sorted.
- 86. Notebook: MYTH-N. Antigone, Cassandra, etc.
- 87. Notebook: N-ORAL. Including narcissist, nature, negative, nomenclature, one, oil,
- 88. Notebook: ORAL-PAUL. Including oral tradition, paganism, Pandora, passage, etc.
- 89. Notebook: NAME. Inman I. Some pages from Inman, "Ancient Faiths Embodied in Ancient
Names," 1868; specific names; etc.
- 90. Notebook: NAME. Inman II. Pages from Inman...
- 91. Notebook: NAME PERSON. Origin of "person"; woman as person; Lucy Stone League material
from 1950s; unwed mother and name.
- 92. Notebook: NAME PASSPORT. Re maiden name; names in various centuries and countries;
Lucy Stone League material.
- 93. Notebook: ONE DAUGHTER TO ANOTHER. Notes for an essay, parts of de Beauvoir's Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter.
- 94. Notebook: PAUL-PHYSICS. Including penis, person, philosophy, etc.
- 95. Notebook: PHYSICS-PROSTRATION. Including politics, polyandry, pregnancy, etc. Postcard
from Mary R. Beard, June 18, 1952.
- 96. Notebook: PREJUDICE MAN OBSESSED. Man's obsession with self; genius; mothers of geniusses.
- 97. Notebook: PREJUDICE II. Discrimination, prejudice in archaeology, etc. Portions of
Richard G. Levy, Why Women Should Rule the World.
- 98. Notebook: PREJUDICE I. Marjorie White notes for articles, "Eve Shouts at Adam and
Eve"; articles on sex discrimination; various centuries and countries.
- 99. Notebook: PREJUDICE I B. Overflow from 98.
- 100. Notebook: PRIESTESSES I. In various countries.
- 101. Notebook: PRIESTESSES II. Corybantes, Druids, Sybillae, vestal virgins, etc.
- 102. Notebook: PRIESTESSES III. Delphi, Ephesus, Mesopotamia, Babylon, Crete, etc.; priestess
- 103. Notebook: SIBYL, PROPHETESSES. Various countries, specific names of oracles, etc.
- 104. Notebook: PRIESTESSES, PROPHETESSES, etc. Not sorted.
- 105. Notebook: PROSTRATION-RELATIVITY. Including psyche, puritanism, pyramid, Pythagoreans,
- 106. Notebook: RELATIVITY. Einstein vs. Whitehead; opponents of relativity; etc.
- 107. Notebook: RELIGION-REPUBLIC. Including women's rights in Judaism, etc.; copy of letter
Marjorie White to Bishop James A. Pike, April 19, 1965.
- 108. Notebook: REPUBLIC-SACRIFICE. Including revolt, ritual, rock, Sabines, etc.
- 109. Notebook: SACRIFICE-SERPENT. Including saints, scapegoats, schizophrenia, etc.
- 110. Notebook: SERPENT-SKY. Including sex equality, shame, etc.; pamphlet by Mary R. Beard,
"A Changing Political Economy as It Affects Women," AAUW, 1934.
- 111. Notebook: SKY-SUN. Including soul, sphinx, stone, subjection, etc.
- 111B. Notebook: SUN-T. Including supernatural, symbols, etc.
- 112. Notebook: SUPPRESSION. Falsifying history, etc.; with book by Sister Mary Patricia
Garvey, St. Augustine Against the Academicians, 1957.
- 113. Notebook: TEMPLE OF THE GODDESSES I. Amaterasu-Heket.
- 114. Notebook: TEMPLE OF THE GODDESSES II. Hera-Zeus.
- 115. Notebook: TEMPLE OF THE GODDESSES III. Various countries.
- 116. Notebook: VIRGIN BIRTH. Virgin cult, history; assumption of virgin, various names,
- 117. Notebook: TRANSEXION SHE. Change of feminine terms to masculine.
- 118. Notebook: TRANSEXION SHE. Overflow from 117.
- 119. Notebook: TRANSEXION GODDESS II. She, -ess, her. Marjorie White to Doris Stevens,
February 9, 1952.
- 120. Notebook: TRANSEXION GG TO GOD III. Includes letter from Herbert Weissberger to Marjorie
White, February 10, 1960.
- 121. Notebook: TRANSEXION IV. GG TO GOD. Includes copy of letter from Mary Milbank Brown
to Sophie Drinker, February 11, 1953.
- 122. Notebook: T-TREE. Includes table, tax, theory, tongue, transubstantiation, etc.
- 123. Notebook: TREE-TWINS. Includes triangle, triad, tribes, trinity, turtle neck, etc.
- 124. Notebook: TWINS-WIFE. Including unity, veil, walls, war, water, etc.
- 125. Notebook: WIFE-END [of alphabet]. Including wings, witchcraft, womb, zodiac, etc.
- 126. Notebook: WOMEN OF GREECE. Including parts of Grote's Greece, indexed for women.
- 127. Notebook: B.C.-5th CENTURY B.C. Abraham, Moses, Homer, Aristophanes, et al.
- 128. Notebook: 4th CENTURY B.C.-6th CENTURY A.D.
- 129. Notebook: 6th CENTURY-17th CENTURY. Including Aquinas, Shakespeare, Blake, et al.
- 130. Notebook: 17th CENTURY. Defoe, Milton, et al.
- 131. Notebook: 18th CENTURY. Blake, Voltaire, et al.
- 132. Notebook: 19th CENTURY. Adams to Hegel.
- 133. Notebook: 19th CENTURY. Hegel to Proust.
- 134. Notebook: 19th CENTURY. Proust to end.
- 135. Notebook: 20th CENTURY. A-E. Ashley-Montague, Boaz, Dewey, et al.
- 136. Notebook: 20th CENTURY. E-G. Havelock Ellis, Freud, Fromm, et al.
- 137. Notebook: 20th CENTURY. G-K. Robert Graves, Hemingway, Hook, Joyce, Jung, et al. Includes
copies of letters from Mary Milbank Brown re Robert Graves, June 27, 1949, and May
13, 1955; copy of letter Marjorie White to RG, January 29, 1958, and his reply, April
- 138. Notebook: 20th CENTURY. K-M. Kroeber, T.E. Lawrence, et al.
- 139. Notebook: 20th CENTURY. M-P. Malinowski, Mann, Henry Miller, Niebuhr, et al.
- 140. Notebook: 20th CENTURY. P-S. Picasso, Reik, Bertrand Russell, et al.
- 141. Notebook: 20th CENTURY. S-V. Sartre, Toynbee, et al.
- 142. Notebook: 20th CENTURY. V-Z. Lester Ward, Leslie White, Whitehead, et al.
- 143. Mary Milbank Brown, Studies in Greek Antiquity. Unpublished articles: Goddesses of Mount Olympia; Olympia, the Omnipotent; Mount
Olympia -- Seat of Generation; Curetes and Corybantes; Heavenly Olympia -- Where Life
Begins and Ends, and Then Begins Again; Pythagoras, Woman Scientist?; Also copies
of letters from Mary Milbank Brown to Mr. Huson, March 12 and April 28, 1951.
- 144. Mary Milbank Brown. Study papers on Plato's Cratylus; "The Secret History of Jeanne d'Arc"; "Nous ('intellect') as the Female Germinal
Principle"; "The Mutation Theory, or the Theory of Heterogenesis." And letter from
Mary Milbank Brown to Marjorie White October 22, 1956.
- 145. Mary Milbank Brown. The Curetes and the Corybantes. 2 copies.
- 146. SYMBOL. Nine papers given at 13th Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion,
Columbia University, 1952.
- 147. Mary Milbank Brown. A Study on the History of the Word 'pyramis' (pyramid) the Fire-Goddess of Many Names
and Associations. 2 copies. "The Melissae, Bee-Priestesses to the Sun-Goddess." (Studies in Greek Antiquity, no. 6.)
- 148. ANTHOLOGY. Typescript copies of articles by various authors for anthology, Primitive Woman: An Outline Anthology of Her Contribution.
- 149. Gerald Massey, The Natural Genesis (1883), pages 1-135, with marginalia.
- 149B. Gerald Massey, The Natural Genesis (1883), pages 133-552.
- 149C. Gerald Massey, The Natural Genesis (1883), Vol. II, pages 1-266.
- 149D. Gerald Massey, The Natural Genesis (1883), Vol. II, pages 263-end.
- 150. 2 photos of Mary R. Beard
- 150a. Mary R. Beard and World Center for Women's Archives. 1937-1958. Newsclippings, programs,
correspondence, etc. Includes 23 letters Mary R. Beard to Marjorie White; 3 letters
Marjorie White to Mary R. Beard; typed letter, signed Rosika Schwimmer to Marjorie
White; autograph letter, signed Inez Haynes Irwin to Marjorie White. Also 2 copies
of photo of Mary R. Beard; reviews of Mary R. Beard's books; Mary R. Beard obituaries;
typescript tribute to Mary R. Beard by Marjorie White, 1958.
- 150b. World Center for Women's Archives, 1936-1940. Correspondence; brochure; Bulletin No.
1, February 1940. 2 typed letters, signed Anna Liebert to Mary R. Beard, 1936; Marjorie
White's typescript account of Mary R. Beard's Manifesto given at International Congress
of Women, Chicago, 1933; Mary R. Beard's typescript talk at WCWA meeting, November
14, 1938; Mary R. Beard's typescript notes for "Changes in the Intellectual-Ethical-Spiritual
Climate," read at Women's Centennial, 1940; mimeographed letter, November 25, 1940,
re disposition of papers given to WCWA; 2 typed letters, signed from Inez Haynes Irwin.
- 150c. Mary R. Beard, "Women in Long History," 36 pages, typescript (copy). "Apparently article
for Collier's Encycl. which was not published."
- 150d. Encyclopedia Britannica, 1941-1944. Reports, articles, lists, letters to Walter A. Yust, editor, from Mary
R. Beard, Dora S. Edinger, Janet Selig, Marjorie White, and 3 letters Yust to Marjorie
- 150e. Mary R. Beard and Charles A. Beard. Reviews of their books; review by Mary R. Beard;
- 150f. Correspondence, 1962-1963, 1966-1967, Marjorie White with C. Esther Hodge, editor
of Women Speaking; includes reviews for WS by Marjorie White.
- 151. Mary Milbank Brown. Letters and statements re Mary Milbank Brown (copies) by Dr. Bruno
Oetteking to Marjorie White, Mary Milbank Brown, Georgianna Letellier, 1938-1953;
includes correspondence of Bruno Oetteking and Marjorie White re Mary Milbank Brown,
1952-1953. Also copies of letters from Pearl Buck to Jane Grant re Mary Milbank Brown,
1956; copies of correspondence, Pearl Buck and Bruno Oetteking, 1956; letters, poems,
essays, Mary Milbank Brown to Marjorie White, 1949-1961.
- 152. Marjorie White. Correspondence with Schlesinger Library (Janet W. James), 1967. Articles
for Encyclopedia Britannica (typescript copies). Articles, reviews, 1946-1962, some re Lucy Stone. Lucy Stone
League bulletins, etc.
- 153. Marjorie White: Correspondence: Anna H. Askanasy 1951, 1965-1966; Herma Briffault
1950; Dora Edinger 1945-1965, includes one letter to Mary R. Beard with marginal notes
by Mary R. Beard, and "Report of Dr. Edinger: The Political Thought and Action of
German Women in the Modern Age," 1939; Marjorie White to Eleanor L. Nicholes 1955-1966;
Margaret Grierson 1964-1965; Miriam Y. Holden 1957-1966; Blanche Christine Olschak
1953-1956; Leslie A. White 1965-1966.
- 154. Mary R. Beard letters, 1941-1955. 83 letters from Mary R. Beard, also 4 copies of
letters, and 14 letters to Mary R. Beard. Most typed letters, signed, some autograph
letters, signed. Most to Marjorie White, some to Walter Yust, Mary Milbank Brown.
These letters concern the Encyclopedia Britannica; World Center for Women's Archives; Mary Milbank Brown, Bruno Oetteking, and Mary
Milbank Brown's theories regarding Einstein and relativity; Robert and Herma Briffault;
Collier's Encyclopedia; translation of Bachofen's Women in History; publication of Mary R. Beard's The Force of Women in Japanese History. Also 7 typed letters, signed William Beard to Marjorie White, 1956-1959 and 2 typed
letters, signed (copies) Marjorie White to William Beard, 1959, 1961, re Mary R. Beard
and her papers.
- 155. Pamphlet, newsclippings, article, re Radcliffe, Women's Archives, Cyclopedia of American
Women. Women's Research Institute. [outlines by Mary R. Beard]; "Proposal for the
Organization of a Women's Research Institute"; Agenda for a conference; "The Problematique."
Re Encyclopedia of Women, 1928, 1940-1949; Correspondence; outlines and lists of procedures,
contributors, contents. Also re women in Encyclopedia Britannica, including part (A-F) of list of women in 1941 edition; Letter from National Women's
Trade Union League to Marjorie White, 1949, re Women's World Almanac.
- 156. Articles by Marjorie White?: "The Re-Emergence of the Mother Goddess," typescript
summary, 2 versions; "Hidden Persuaders Past and Present," ts. summary, 2 versions;
"Prejudice," notes; "Ignorance and the Bird as Progenitor," chapter titles; Miscellaneous
notes and clippings.
- 157. Priestesses. One copy of letter to Mary R. Beard, 9 letters Mary Milbank Brown to
Marjorie White, 1952-1953, 1957, re Priestess book; also notes and outlines, some
on Curetes and Corybantes.
- 158. Miscellany. Photographs and notes.
- 159. Miscellany. B. Includes Historic Approach to the Theory of Relativity by Mary Milbank Brown, all or part of Vol. II.
- 160. Miscellany C. Notes headed Esoteric-Symbolic re book by Thorald Rogers, 1884; various
articles; Alice Beal Parsons, Woman's Dilemma, 1926, to page 76.
- 161. Miscellany D. Various articles.
- 162. Miscellany E. Articles, most from Psychoanalytic Review; notes.
- 163. Miscellany F. Notes, etc.; letter to Marjorie White from Alma Lutz, December 4, 1956,
re Woman's Bible.
- 164. Miscellany G. Articles, notes.
- 164B. Miscellany G. Articles, notes.
- 165. Miscellany G. Articles, notes.
- 166. Seventh International Conference of American States: Third Committee: Civil and Political
Rights of Women, 1933. Also League of Nations material on the status of women; Inter-American
Commission of Women material.
- 167. Heinrich Zimmer, Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization, 1946, with Marjorie White marginalia and inserted notes.
- 168. James B. Pritchard, Palestinian Figurines in Relation to Certain Goddesses Known Through Literature, 1943, with Marjorie White marginalia.
- 169. Publications of Inter-American Commission of Women, 1928-1935, sent with letter from
Doris Stevens, June 13, 1960.
- 170. Two lists of the contents of Marjorie White's loose-leaf notebooks made by Zalmar
Perlin (Marjorie White's daughter), with Zalmar Perlin's comments. Also "Resume of
the activities and research in women's history by Marjorie White," by Zalmar Perlin,
- 171. Letters from Mary Milbank Brown to Marjorie White, 1949-1962; also notes re: Mary
- Box 31:. Published books annotated by Marjorie White and/or Mary Milbank Brown.
- Alloway, Lawrence. Topics in American Art Since 1945. Annotations by Zalmar Perlin.
- Born, Max. Einstein's Theory of Relativity. Annotations by Zalmar Perlin.
- Cassirer, Ernst. An Essay on Man.
- Cornford, F.M. From Religion to Philosophy: A Study in the Origins of Western Speculation.
- Dantzig, Tobias. Number: The Language of Science.
- Dewey, John. Art as Experience. Also notes by Zalmar Perlin.
- Gordon, Pierre. Sex and Religion.
- Hook, Sidney. American Philosophers at Work.
- Inman, Thomas. Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism.
- Box 32:. Published books annotated by Marjorie White and/or Mary Milbank Brown.
- Jones, Ernest. Essays in Applied Psychoanalysis. 2 volumes.
- Langer, Susanne K. Symbolic Logic.
- Marx, Karl. Grundrisse. Annotations by Zalmar Perlin.
- Ortega y Gasset, Jose. The Dehumanization of Art. Annotation by Zalmar Perlin.
- Paz, Octavio. Alternating Current. Annotation by Zalmar Perlin.
- Thompson, Silvanus P. Calculus Made Easy. Annotations by Zalmar Perlin.
- Veblen, Thorstein. The Higher Learning in America.
- Ward, Lester. Pure Sociology.
- Whitehead, Alfred North. The Concept of Nature.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Indian women--North America
Language and languages
Askanasy, Anna H.
Beard, Mary Ritter, 1876-1958
Brown, Mary Milbank
Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973
Gillmore, Inez Haynes, 1873-1970
Hodge, C. Esther
Holden, Miriam Young
Inter-American Commission of Women
Lucy Stone League
Oetteking, Bruno, 1871-1960
Olschak, Blanche Christine
Schwimmer, Rosika, 1877-1948
Stevens, Doris, 1888-1963
White, Leslie A., 1900-1975
World Center for Women's Archives
Yust, Walter, 1894-1960