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SC 136

Pool, Jean MacKenzie. Papers of Jean MacKenzie Pool, 1953-1974: 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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: SC 136
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Jean MacKenzie Pool
Title: Papers of Jean MacKenzie Pool, 1953-1974
Date(s): 1953-1974
Quantity: 1 linear feet (1 carton)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Research papers, interview transcripts, correspondence, etc., of Jean MacKenzie Pool, director of research programs at the Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: R97-18
This collection was given to the Radcliffe College Archives by Jean MacKenzie Pool in May 1997.

Processing Information:

Processed: July 1997
By: Jane Knowles

Access Restrictions:

Access. Case files (#4-17) are closed until screened.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Jean MacKenzie Pool as well as 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:

Jean MacKenzie Pool Papers, 1953-1974; item description, dates. SC 136, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Jean MacKenzie Pool, social psychologist, was hired by the Bunting Institute (then known as the Radcliffe Institute) to direct their research programs from 1964 to 1970. Her first project was to interview Institute fellows (1962-1964) to find out what effect their association with the Institute had had on their lives and careers. She wrote reports based on this study including, "Interviews with Sixteen Talented Educated Women" (1970). She also collected feedback from behavioral scientists concerning research needs on women's issues and wrote, "A Working paper on Research Ideas for the Radcliffe Institute," 1965 and other plans for research. She participated in the selection of fellows and in the Radcliffe/Mills College study of the class of 1950.


This collection contains the research papers of Jean MacKenzie Pool during her employment as research associate for the Bunting Institute, 1964-1970. Included are interview transcripts, case studies for "Interviews with Sixteen Talented Educated Women," 1970, correspondence, and other articles. There are research plans for the Institute, 1965-1968 and related correspondence; also bibliographies, a research report by Alice Ryerson, former research associate of the Institute, and articles based on the Radcliffe/Mills Study of the Class of 1950.

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Career development--United States--Case studies
Work and family--United States
Women college graduates--United States
Women--Employment--United States--Case studies
Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute
Mills College--Alumni and alumnae
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae
Radcliffe College. Class of 1950
Riesman, David, 1909-2002
Ryerson, Alice