Winslow, Mary N. (Mary Nelson). Papers of Mary N. Winslow, 1923-1951: 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
Call No.: A-53
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Mary N. (Mary Nelson) Winslow
Title: Papers of Mary N. Winslow, 1923-1951
Quantity: .83 linear feet (2 file boxes) plus 1 folio folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, notes, manuscripts, etc., of Mary N. (Mary Nelson) Winslow, social
Accession numbers: 52-59, 56-23, 56-55
Gift of Miss Harriet Winslow, 3051 Q St., Washington, D.C. Received November 10, 1952, January 1956, March 1956.
Access. Collection is open for research.
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Mary N. Winslow as well as copyright
in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Mary N.Winslow Papers, 1923-1951; item description, dates. A-53, folder #. Schlesinger
Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
The following items have been removed from the collection and deposited in the Schlesinger
Library book collection:
- United States of State American Delegations to International Conferences, Congresses
and Expositions... for the Year Ending June 30, 1939.
(page 127 gives data re Inter-American Commission of Women, Mary N. Winslow, United
- United States Women's Bureau. Major legal distinctions between sexes by states; condensed
from the Legal Status of Women in the United States 1938. Mimeograph, April 1940.
(This condensation done by Mary N. Winslow.)
- Inter-American Commission of Women. Report to the Eighth International Conference
of American States on the Political Rights and Civil Rights of Women. Lima, December
1938. (Doris Stevens, United States Delegate, was replaced in 1939 by Mary N. Winslow,
appointed by President Roosevelt.)
Social worker (New York School of Social Work), May N. Winslow worked for the Women's
Bureau of the United States Department of Labor for ten years beginning during World
War I, writing studies on women in industry and the effects of labor legislation on
women's employment. She was then an officer of the National Women's Trade Union League,
and United States representative on the Inter-American Commission on Women (1939-1944),
also serving as adviser on women's organizations to Nelson A. Rockefeller, Co-ordinator
of Inter-American Affairs.
Speeches and articles on employment of married women, Inter-American Commission of
Women, and political speeches. Two drafts of Woman at Work, autobiography of Mary Anderson, as told to Mary Winslow and correspondence re its publication. Also reports of International
Labor Organization Conference of American States, Havana, 1939.
Folder numbers were altered in April 2007.
- Box 1: 1-4g
- Box 2: 4h-4i; published material folders 1-2d
- 1. Statements as to labor legislation for women alone, in Pan-American countries. Prepared
by the United States Women's bureau.
- 2a. Speech: n.d The price of peace - tentative draft for radio broadcast in connections
with the 15th Conference on the Cause and Cure of War. 2 page typed copy.
- 2b. Speech: 1923 Married women in industry: Address...National Conference on social work,
Washington, May 21, 1923, printed in Women's Bureau Bulletin, number 38, 1924
- 2c. Speech: 1939 Notes for speech -- New York Women's Trade Union League, April 10,1939.
6 page manuscript.
- 2d. Speech: 1939 Radio speech - Hunter College program, April 26, 1939. 5 page typed copy.
- 2e. Speech: 1939 The danger to democracy of legislation against minority groups: address
given at the National Conference of Social Work... Buffalo, June 19, 1939. 12 page
typed copy (3 copies)
- 2f. Speech: 1939 The 66th annual meeting of the National Conference of Social Work: article
for the Bulletin of the Pan-American Union, November 1939. 11 page typed copy (2 copies)
- 2g. Speech: 1939 Remarks at luncheon of National Women's Trade Union League to hear report
of Havana International Labor Organization conference, December 14, 1939. Also, notes
taken at the conference and report of the luncheon for the papers. (18 pages)
- 2h. Speech: 1939 Speech - December 19, 1939. English & Spanish translations. 6 page manuscript.
- 2i. Speech: 1940-1944? Miscellaneous undated speeches re Inter-American Commission of
Women, [1940-1944?], 7 speeches, English & Spanish
- 2j. Speech: 1940 Notes for speeches re: married women workers, 1940
- 2k. Speech: 1940 Extracts from speech at the meeting of the Y.W.C.A., Baltimore, Maryland,
Friday, January 12, [1940?], 2 page typed copy re employment of married women
- 2l. Speech: 1940 Address of Mary N. Wilson-, Executive Board Member, National Women's
Trade Union League of America to the National Institute of Government, Saturday evening,
May 4, 1940. Washington, D.C. 4 page typed copy (2 copies) "Labor wants a party platform"
- 2m. Speech: 1940 What is Washington: speech - Junior League, D.C., October 1939 or 1940?
5 pages, manuscript notes
- 2n. Speech: 1940 Address given under the auspices of the Connecticut Federation of Democratic
Women's Clubs, Bond Hotel, Hartford, Conn., October 12, 1940. 19 page typed copy (political
- 2o. Speech: 1943 summary of opportunities for women in the Office of the Coordinator of
Inter-American Affairs. Speech at the conference on war and post-war demands for trained
personnel, on April 9, 1943, at the Hotel Mayflower, Washington, D.C. 5 page typed
- 2p.  [Report of committee on women and Juveniles; Second conf. of American states
which are members of the International Labor Organization, November-December 1939]
pages 2-6, typed
- 2q. 1940 Report of Mary N. Winslow, delegate of the United States Inter-American Commission
of Women "Problems of women in the United States." 2 versions, 9 & 7 pages.
- 2r. August 1940 Memorandum by Mary N. Winslow, representative of the United States, Inter-American
Committee on Women, August 1940: 10 pages, original typed; 2 draft of letter to Mrs.
Franklin Roosevelt; 13 page revision of the above with additions, marked "Confidential."
- 3a. 1943-1944. Inter-American Commission of Women:
- Correspondence between Ana Rosa S. de Martinez Guerrero, Presidenta Comision Inter-Americana
de Mujeres, and Mary N. Winslow, Delegada de Estados Unidos a la Comision Inter-Americana
de Mujeres: February 23, 1943. 2 page typed copy; March 25, 1943 2 page typed copy
with enclosure of letters to Nelson Rockefeller from Mme. Guerrero 2 pages, and Minerva
Bernardino 1 page and letter to Minerva Barnardino from Mme. Guerrero. 2 page typed
- Letter to Sumner Welles, Under Secretary of State, from Mary N. Winslow, April 23,
1943. 1 page typed copy. Enclosing memo re activities of Minerva Bernardino, delegate
from the Diminican Republic on the Inter-American Commission of Women. 2 pages.
- Letter to Mary N. Winslow from Cordell Hull, April 8, 1944, accepting her resignation
from the Inter-American Commission of Women, as United States Delegate
- Press release from the Department of State announcing to appointment of Miss Mary
Cannon to succeed Mary N. Winslow. April 8, 1944
- Report by Mary N. Winslow, April 1944, to the Inter-American Commission of Women.
8 page typed copy.
- 3b. Correspondence with and re Brazilian women, 1940, incl. material re Señora de Martinez
Guerrero and her visit to U.S.A.
- 4a. 1947-1951 Correspondence re publication of Woman at Work
- 4b. Autobiography of Mary Anderson... edited by Mary N. Winslow. 3 page original and 3
page revision in line with comments by Mary Van Kleeck's letter of June 4, 1947
- 4c-4d. Woman at Work: Early draft, 242 page typed with ms additions;
- 4e. Woman at Work: Chapters 1 - V. 49 pages, typed.
- 4f-4g. Woman at Work: Final draft. pages [1-3], 1-241. [1949?] typed copy.
- 4h. Correspondence re Mary Anderson, 1945. Letters from: Edith Abbott, M. Edith Campbell;
Molly Dewson; Marshall E. Dimock; Mary Dingman; Lillian Gilbreth L.M.King; Agnes O'Connor;
Vietor Olander, includes photograph of Mary Anderson and others, 25th anniversary
Chicago Women's Trade Union League; Alice T. Post; Margaret Dreier Robins; Olive Sullivan;
Harriet Taylor Upton
- 4i. Exhibits used in autobiography of Mary Anderson.
- Folio folder. 3 photographs of members of the Inter-American Commission of Women, meeting in Washington,
Photographs are numbered A-53-3-1F, A-53-3-2F, and A-53-3-3F.
- Published material:
- 1. International Labor Organization Month by month, volume 1, numbers 8-12, August-December
1939 for article on Second Conf. of American States, members of International Labor
- 2a-2b. Second labor conference of the American states members of the International Labor
Organization: Havanna, 1939, November-December; Standing orders, notes for delegates,
list of members (3 items); Provisional records of sittings, 1-4, 6-7, 10-14 (11 items);
Provisional record, 9th sitting, Wednesday 29 November, 1939 (see page 102).
- 2c. Selection committee reports, 1-3 (3 items); Resolutions committee reports, 1-3 (3
items); Committee on immigration reports (1 item); Comm. on social insurance reports,
1-2 (2 items)
- 2d. Committee on work with women and juveniles: Reports of 1-6th sittings, Reports to
the conference, 1-2 (6 items), Mary N. Winslow, chairman of the Comm. (2 items); Second
Conference of the American States Members of International Labor Organization, Havana,
1939: committee on work of women and juveniles, Mary N. Winslow, chairman Draft report
of the Committee 13 mimeograph pages (C.M.J./D.19)
Conference of American States Members of the International Labour Organisation (1939
: Havana, Cuba)
Drafts (preliminary versions)
Abbott, Edith, 1876-1957
Anderson, Mary, 1872-1964
Dewson, Molly, 1874-1962
Dingman, Mary Agnes, 1875-1961
Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972
Inter-American Commission of Women
National Women's Trade Union League of America
O'Connor, Agnes J.
Post, Alice Thatcher, 1853-1947
Robins, Margaret Dreier
Upton, Harriet Taylor