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Harvard College General Education Program Social Sciences 144 term papers, 1972: 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

Call No.: SC 79
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Title: Harvard College General Education Program Social Sciences 144 term papers, 1972
Date(s): 1972
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Term papers from Social Sciences 144, Women and Social Uplift, a discussion course at Harvard College.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: R81-24
This collection was found in the Schlesinger Library and given to the Radcliffe College Archives in September 1981.

Processing Information:

Processed: July 1983
By: Elena Taratuta

Access Restrictions:

Access. For restrictions to this collection, consult folder #26.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the Harvard College General Education Program Social Sciences 144 term papers 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:

Harvard College General Education Program Social Sciences 144 term papers, 1972; item description, dates. SC 79, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

HISTORY

In the fall semester of 1971/1972 Assistant Professor Gail (Thain) Parker taught a discussion course, Social Sciences 144: Women and Social Uplift, as part of the General Education program at Harvard College. The course explored the interrelationship between woman as literary type and woman as reformer in 19th-century America and the development of the heroine in fiction from Sigourney and Hawthorne to James, Howells, and Chopin. Students discussed how fictional stereotypes affected the thoughts and actions of such women as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Jane Addams, and Mary Baker Eddy. Material was drawn from poems novels, letters, autobiographies, reform tracts, and more sustained ideological statements.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection consists of the term papers of the men and women students who took this course.

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Additional Index Terms

Social sciences--Study and teaching (Higher)--Massachusetts--Cambridge
Harvard College (1780-). General Education Program
Parker, Gail Thain, 1943-

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