Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Schlesinger
Library Luncheon Series audio collection, 1979-1987 (inclusive): 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.: T-118
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Title: Schlesinger Library Luncheon Series audio collection, 1979-1987
Quantity: 38 audiotape reels
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Audiotapes of talks by speakers featured in the Schlesinger Library Luncheon Series,
1979-1987. Most of the speakers are donors of manuscript collections housed at the
Accession numbers: 79-M261, 80-M18, 80-M74, 80-M166, 80-M261, 81-M69, 81-M162, 82-M70, 82-M233, 83-M75,
83-M98, 83-M203, 83-M254, 83-M265, 84-M63, 84-M225, 85-M98, 86-M1, 86-M99, 86-M243,
Processed: July 2009
By: Melissa Dollman
Access. Unrestricted. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.
Copyright. Copyright in the unpublished Schlesinger Library Luncheon Series audiotape
collection is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger
Library. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the director of the Schlesinger
Library before publishing quotations from materials in the collection.
Copying. Tapes may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Schlesinger Library Luncheon Series Audiotape collection, 1979-1987 (inclusive); item
description, dates. T-118, reel #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard
University, Cambridge, Mass.
The Schlesinger Library had its origins in Maud Wood Park's gift of the Woman's Rights
Collection to Radcliffe College in 1943. Opened to the public as the Women's Archives
in 1948, it was renamed the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History
of Women in America in 1967. In 1979 the library initiated a series of luncheons featuring
as speakers women who had given papers to the library.
The collection consists of audiotapes of talks by speakers featured in the Schlesinger
Library Luncheon Series.
- 2. Mary Calderone discusses sexual awareness in adolescents, and taking a public health
approach to birth control. October 22, 1979. 86 minutes.
- 3. Emily Hartshorne Mudd discusses her time in the Women's Land Army, the growth of marriage
counseling out of the birth control movement, and working with Alfred Kinsey. November
8, 1979. 67 minutes.
- 5. Marguerite Rawalt discusses her rise to the presidency of the American Bar Association,
employment discrimination cases and combining efforts with the National Organization
for Women, and the Equal Rights Amendment. May 22, 1980. 74 minutes.
- 10. Clara M. Beyer discusses her career as a labor law specialist and working in President
Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration. May 19, 1981. 74 minutes.
- 12-13. Dorothy West discusses her writing, the Harlem Renaissance, growing up black on Martha's
Vineyard, and other topics. October 28, 1981. 2 reels. 75 minutes.
- 14. Elinor Guggenheimer discusses the daycare movement and working women, and second wave
feminism. November 3, 1981. 66 minutes.
- 15. Betty Friedan discusses new challenges in the modern women's movement, possibilities
in the public sphere for women of postmenopausal age, and other topics. March 24,
1982. 69 minutes.
- 16. Abigail Adams Eliot discusses child psychology, and the origins of nursery schools.
April 13, 1982. 73 minutes.
- 17. Olivia Stokes discusses her family history, working with the Council of Churches,
and living and teaching in Harlem. April 28, 1982. 82 minutes.
- 18. Louise Young discusses her activities in the suffage movement, processing the League
of Women Voters collection for the Library of Congress, and other topics. October
19, 1982. 61 minutes.
- 19. Anna Hedgeman discusses her youth, trying to find employment as a black teacher, the
importance of understanding history, and teaching at the YMCA in Harlem. November
18, 1982. 89 minutes.
- 20. Harriet F. Pilpel discusses her career as a lawyer on family planning cases and legislation,
and censorship. March 24, 1983. 75 minutes.
- 21. Harriet Griswold discusses being a children's librarian, advising on accessibility
for the disabled, and living with polio. April 28, 1983. 55 minutes.
- 22. Nancy Gleason and Sue Storey Lyman discuss the history of the Rutland Corner House
in Boston. May 10, 1983. 75 minutes.
- 23. Deborah Wolfe discusses her career as a teacher, her appointment as U.S. education
chief, and education and civil rights legislation. October 27, 1983. 93 minutes.
- 24. Bernice Sandler discusses sex discrimination in higher education. January 18, 1983.
- 25. Grace Murray Hopper gives a general history of the computer, discusses working for
the Navy on the COBOL programming language, and other topics. December 14, 1983. 102
- 27. Barbara Seaman, Sylvia S. Seaman, and Martha Hodes discuss women's rights from three
generational view points. May 15, 1984. 68 minutes.
- 31. Antonia Chayes discusses advocating for daycare and continuing education curricula
while dean at Tufts University, and increasing benefits and recognition for women
Air Force pilots. April 17, 1985. 69 minutes.
- 33. Hildegard E. Peplau discusses changes in nursing education, psychiatric nursing, and
Bennington College. May 21, 1985. 93 minutes.
- 35. Diane Goldman and Trish Griffin-Carty discuss the Women's Educational and Industrial
Union in Boston, Massachusetts. December 12, 1985. 55 minutes.
- 37. Anne Thomson Waller and John Thomson discuss the missionary work and teaching careers
of their parents, Margaret and James Thomson, and their own childhoods in Nanking,
China, in the 1920s-1930s. November 6, 1986. 80 minutes.
- 38. Lou Ann Walker discusses her childhood and learning to communicate with her deaf parents.
April 23, 1987. 61 minutes.
African American authors
African American educators
African American women clergy
frican American women social reformers
Birth control--United States
Child care services--Massachusetts
Child psychologists--United States
Children's librarians--United States
Cooking--Study and teaching
Day care--United States
Deaf--United States--Family relationships
Early childhood education--Study and teaching
Labor laws and legislation
Marriage counseling--United States
Nursery schools--United States
Nursing--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States
Older women--United States
Psychiatric social work--Study and teaching
Sex discrimination in employment--United States
Sex discrimination in higher education--United States
United States--Armed Forces--Women
Women civil rights workers
Women college administrators
Women computer programmers--United States
Women economists--United States
Women in charitable work
Women in the labor movement
Women lawyers--United States
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States
Women political activists--United States
Women publishers--United States
Women's Land Army of America
Women's rights--United States
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Beyer, Clara M. (Clara Mortenson), speaker
Calderone, Mary Steichen, 1904-1998, speaker
Chayes, Antonia Handler, 1929- speaker
Child, Julia, speaker
Cope, Alice DeNormandie, speaker
Durr, Virginia Foster, speaker
Eastwood, Mary O., 1930- speaker
Ehrmann, Sara R., 1895-1993, speaker
Eliot, Abigail Adams, 1892-1992, speaker
Friedan, Betty, speaker
Gleason, Nancy A., speaker
Goldman, Diane, speaker
Griffin-Carty, Trish, speaker
Griswold, Harriet Ford, 1904-1999, speaker
Guggenheimer, Elinor C., 1912-2008, speaker
Hedgeman, Anna Arnold, speaker
Hodes, Martha Elizabeth, speaker
Hopper, Grace Murray, speaker
Howe, Florence, speaker
Lyman, Susan Storey, speaker
May, Elizabeth Stoffregen, 1907-2011, speaker
Mitchell, Lucy Miller, 1899-2002, speaker
Mudd, Emily Hartshorne, speaker
National Organization for Women
National Urban League
Peplau, Hildegard E., speaker
Peterson, Esther, 1906-1997, speaker
Pilpel, Harriet F., speaker
Queneau, Marguerite Jeanne, 1903-1994, speaker
Rutland Corner House (Boston, Mass.)
Rawalt, Marguerite, 1895-1989, speaker
Sandler, Bernice Resnick, speaker
Seaman, Barbara, speaker
Seaman, Sylvia S., speaker
Snowden, Muriel S. (Muriel Sutherland), 1916-1988, speaker
Solomon, Maida H. (Maida Herman), 1891-1988, speaker
Stokes, Olivia Egleston Phelps, 1847-1927, speaker
Streeter, Ruth, 1895-1990, speaker
Tanneyhill, Ann, speaker
Thomson, James Claude, 1889-1974
Thomson, John, speaker
Thomson, Margaret Cook, 1889-1975
United States. Marine Corps Women's Reserve
Walker, Lou Ann, speaker
Waller, Anne Thomson, speaker
West, Dorothy, 1907-1998, speaker
Window Shop (Cambridge, Mass.)
Wolfe, Deborah, speaker
Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston, Mass.)
Writers' Program (U.S.)
Young, Louise Merwin, 1903-1992, speaker